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Thread: Get Ready - More Cotton Price Increases

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    My LQS told me today to expect two more increases in prices.

    One in June and December. :(

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    Oh joy!

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    Well good thing I'm going to Paducah in April, I'll stock up there at the show, at Hancocks, etc. Hopfully I'll have enough stash that I won't NEED to buy more for a long time.

    Note I said "NEED" and not "be tempted to". Two entirely different things :)

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    At least we know ahead of time when we are going to get...

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    I'm a little confused about all this. I have seen some very good prices online for nice fabric.
    I just returned from Hawaii and they had wonderful stuff for no more than 4.50 a yard.
    But I haven't been in my LQS lately.

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    Well I guess all that stocking up was .. worth it?!!!?

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    Owner of LQS near me told me Saturday that she was told by suppliers that cotton should rise 120% by Dec. That's not a typo -120%.

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    My DH said I better stock up now...LOL

    It's getting so bad that people will not be able to enjoy their hobbies.

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    I'm okay on fabric, but I'm now working on stocking up on batting and tread. Also stocking up on t-shirts & socks for DH. Those big & tall ones are getting harder to find. :)

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    How awful and I was just organizing my stock and thought I had enough?? Maybe not. Gee Whiz

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    Thank Goodness I have enough fabric to last another lifetime...but that doesn't mean I won't buy what I love when it runs in front of my face. I agree with KatFish in stocking up on threads and battings....my King Tut is made in Japan and I fear the price will be worse than it already is...and my Quilters Dream battings will most certainly go up..so those are my primary concerns right now.

    That said there will always be reasonable sales, thrift shop, tag sales and estate sales that will enable everyone to keep on with the joy of quilting. Where there is a will, there is a way!

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    Oh That's just peachy. Another price increase - UGH ! And here I thought $10.50 yd. was Awful.

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    I need to stock up on food for my family first but if I see a good price on fabric, I will purchase a little bit to have on hand. I have decided if prices rise so high I cannot really afford it, I will do simple designs such as half square triangles using my fabrics on hand and forget the designer fabrics and patterns.

    Do you think the cotton prices will affect yarn prices too? I am trying to learn how to knit and have been buying skeins of yarn here and there as well to have on hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenchi
    My LQS told me today to expect two more increases in prices.

    One in June and December. :(
    They keep it up and they will run themselves right out of business. Then, we can buy all we want when they file for bankruptcy. lol
    Syl

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    Sure wish I had Clynns 3000 yard now. LOL

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