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    I'm visiting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ladies.....the quilting fabric here is about $21.00 per meter, which is only 3 inches more than a yard! That's the cheap fabric. The reproduction "Dutch prints" which are absolutely gorgeous are about $40-45.00 per meter! I honestly don't know how anyone here could afford to quilt. That's in US dollars, it's about 30 euros per meter or 13-15 euros per meter for the cheap fabric. Fat quarters are 7 euros which is about $10 for a fat quarter!! Be very, very grateful for our prices in the US. I can't wait to get home!

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    I'm visiting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ladies.....the quilting fabric here is about $21.00 per meter, which is only 3 inches more than a yard! That's the cheap fabric. The reproduction "Dutch prints" which are absolutely gorgeous are about $40-45.00 per meter! I honestly don't know how anyone here could afford to quilt. That's in US dollars, it's about 30 euros per meter or 13-15 euros per meter for the cheap fabric. Fat quarters are 7 euros which is about $10 for a fat quarter!! Be very, very grateful for our prices in the US. I can't wait to get home!

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    Well, that certainly puts things into perspective!

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    Yes we get fabric cheap here.

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    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!

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    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!

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    DANG. OUTRAGOUS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes indeed aurora 41 God Bless America !!!!

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    just about 20 $ a meter in Canada

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    You are lucky in the US. Good for you.

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    hmmm...I've always wondered how fabric prices compared in different countries. So just out of curiousity, were the fabrics simply beautiful?! I'm hoping you got to touch them and drool over them anyway ;)

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    God bless the USA. Thankful to live in America. And thanks dolly for the reminder of how blessed we really are.

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    Yep, and I live in the Netherlands , so thank you for your sympathy LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollycaswell
    I'm visiting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ladies.....the quilting fabric here is about $21.00 per meter, which is only 3 inches more than a yard! That's the cheap fabric. The reproduction "Dutch prints" which are absolutely gorgeous are about $40-45.00 per meter! I honestly don't know how anyone here could afford to quilt. That's in US dollars, it's about 30 euros per meter or 13-15 euros per meter for the cheap fabric. Fat quarters are 7 euros which is about $10 for a fat quarter!! Be very, very grateful for our prices in the US. I can't wait to get home!
    So I think you won't need an extra suitcase for all the fabrics you'll be purchasing?? :shock:

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    Quote Originally Posted by aurora41
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
    AMEN!

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    How do those of you who live outside the US afford to quilt? Is your wages in line with fabric costs? Ours are for the most part except those of us who are on limited income of SS. The gov. hasn't seen fit to give us a raise for a couple years. They say there is no raise in the cost of living.LOL I don't know what rock they are living under.

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    Yikes, that is so high!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollycaswell
    I'm visiting in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Ladies.....the quilting fabric here is about $21.00 per meter, which is only 3 inches more than a yard! That's the cheap fabric. The reproduction "Dutch prints" which are absolutely gorgeous are about $40-45.00 per meter! I honestly don't know how anyone here could afford to quilt. That's in US dollars, it's about 30 euros per meter or 13-15 euros per meter for the cheap fabric. Fat quarters are 7 euros which is about $10 for a fat quarter!! Be very, very grateful for our prices in the US. I can't wait to get home!
    I know...I live near Amsterdam. Poor me ;)

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    Well, yes, you can be very grateful! We here in Germany also have to pay between 14 and 16 Euros per meter (I think this is about 18 to 30$) for a good quality fabric, it's almost no difference to our neigbours in the Netherlands. Fortunately we can purchase brands like Kaufman, Hoffman, Moda, RJR etc.
    I have collected a stash which is big enough for the next 20 years...I don't have to buy so much at the moment.

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    Ouch that hurts my checkbook and paralyzes my husband's checkbook!!!

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    We Europeans are accustomed to the prices...

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    I'd be looking for a penpal to ship from the U.S.

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    I couldn't afford to quilt at those prices.

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    I couldn't afford it either but then, pay MIGHT be better - might!!!

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    Wow! And I thought our fabric prices were high! I will never complain again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merry
    Quote Originally Posted by aurora41
    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!
    AMEN!
    Amen & Amen!!! We do live in a God Blessed country.

    Everyone in Europe and Canada, please remember that there are several of your sisters/brothers here on this Board living in the US who are happy to help out shipping fabric to you. Even with shipping charges it is TONS cheaper than what you are paying in your home country.

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