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Old 01-23-2010, 09:29 AM
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A friend of mine winds dozens of plastic bobbins full of thread and mails that to a friend in France. She can get dozens of bobbins in a tiny package. She said her friend can't buy good thread there.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:35 AM
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I stocked up at Connecting Threads $2.99 a yard sale.
And bought enough piecing thread on sale to last for many years. The sale is still ongoing so I think I'll go buy some more after reading the prices elsewhere.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:35 AM
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No it's a real thread desert here. I buy Superior, YLI, Mettler from UK suppliers.
Only thread here seems to be poly or if you can find cotton it' very low quality fuzzy stuff.
French quilters seem to use polyester all the time - usually Gutermann Sew All.
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:41 AM
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Here prices vary. Most of the LQS in the Twin Cities run about $9-10/yd. I have a couple of outlet stores nearby where I can find Hoffman batiks for $5/yd and some of the name brands like South Seas, Bernatix(sp?) and a few others for $3-5/yd. I try to get there whenever I can! That's as cheap as Walmart around here!
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Old 01-23-2010, 10:14 AM
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I'm emigrating!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Katrine
I'm emigrating!!
Well start packing, cause any one of us would sponsor you :thumbup: But seriously it is obscene to have to pay that much :evil: At my lqs the average is about $9 a yard. Do the wages support those high prices :?:
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:48 PM
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Wisconsin $8.00 to 9.00 cheaper if you go to walmart and Joanne's has fabric for $5.00 on sale.
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Old 01-23-2010, 03:12 PM
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*Le sigh*

Here in Toronto (Canada) I bought a meter of fabric (that's about 3" larger than a yard) for $14.65 today from the LQS. But it was really pretty! I'd say this is an average price for actual quilt stores in my area.

I'll often buy from US stores and have it shipped up here because it's more cost effective. You just have to be cautious about shipping prices.

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:23 PM
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Bellaboo, Be careful thread definitely has a "shelf life/expiration date" even if they dont tell you. It can get dry rot just like fabric and is probably even more fragile.

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Old 01-23-2010, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rose Marie
It varies so much in the USA. Walmart goes as low as 1.50 a yrd. Shops vary from 6.98 to 12.00 a yd.
I shop sales for name brands on the web. Quilt in a Day is great for 3 dollars a yard for pages and pages of fabrics.
One shop here in Phx. sells all thier yardage for 6.98 a yrd.
Phx, has some great shops. I've been to a shop hop there.
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