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    Old 01-26-2010, 03:03 PM
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    Mamagus,
    I am origianl from Newfoundland I want to go back...
    Our Walmarts here in Quebec have all but stopped carrying...almost nothing out - I went to Fabricville here on Sunday - FQ's are $4.99....there was a selection of fabrics at $10.00 - but not must you would want to bring home...the better cottons were all $15-18.00....the local quilt stores are all within that price and higher....
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    Old 01-26-2010, 03:11 PM
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    How about here in Japan? Fabric made in Japan (not really, probably made in China!) is about 800-1500 Yen per meter. So about $9-16 US per meter. American fabrics can be more expensive, but there are some great bargain spots. I went to Nippori (on the Yamanote Line in Tokyo) with a woman I met in the chat room here ( Hi, Youme!)and there was a huge selection of discounted fabric mostly from the U.S.
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    Katrine, Send for an email address through Quilting Board and I'll see what I can afford to send you in the way of fabric or thread.Barb
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    Old 01-26-2010, 06:55 PM
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    Interesting what French quilter says about thread. Here in USA we are being introduced to a fine cotton thread from Spain called Presencia. Do you not have it there?
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    Old 01-26-2010, 11:09 PM
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    Originally Posted by Darlene
    This is a dumb question but how big is a metre? We never had metrics in school.
    Aprox. 33 inches :-)
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    Old 01-26-2010, 11:17 PM
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    craft shows here in australia show the finished products as well as craft stores from all over the country (even a couple from New Zealand) have a stall there to show and sell their products. I have only been to 2 shows, and had a lot of fun there but I would never go with my credit card as I would buy and buy and buy and buy.......
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    When the craft show comes to town that is when I buy some really nice fabrics.
    Do craft shows in Australia sell supplies? Here in the US, craft shows are for selling finished products, whether wood, fabric, jewelry, pottery, etc.

    Maybe it's just the label "craft show" that's used differently.
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    Old 01-26-2010, 11:46 PM
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    Originally Posted by martha jo
    Interesting what French quilter says about thread. Here in USA we are being introduced to a fine cotton thread from Spain called Presencia. Do you not have it there?
    No, never seen it in France. I have seen Presencia 60 wt only at one large UK online supplier. As an example I put 3 cones in the shopping basket and total with postage to here is 72 - that's $116 !!

    I buy Superior King Tut, Masterpiece or Bottom Line from 2 small UK suppliers, I pay about 5 each for them, but these 2 ladies will post to me at cost which is only letter rate for a couple of reels. I also bought thread shade cards, which is great for matching up.
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    Old 01-26-2010, 11:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by rdem
    Originally Posted by Darlene
    This is a dumb question but how big is a metre? We never had metrics in school.
    Aprox. 33 inches :-)
    No, it's 3" more approx than a yard, at 39"
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    Old 01-27-2010, 03:39 AM
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    Originally Posted by Katrine
    I have seen Presencia 60 wt only at one large UK online supplier. As an example I put 3 cones in the shopping basket and total with postage to here is 72 - that's $116 !!
    Choke me, gag, gag!! :shock: You paid $116 for three cones of thread?!! Mama!

    And, I thought the price you paid for fabric was outrageous! My hats off to all quilter who live outside the USA. Takes dedication.
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    Old 01-27-2010, 03:44 AM
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    Originally Posted by Katrine
    Originally Posted by rdem
    Originally Posted by Darlene
    This is a dumb question but how big is a metre? We never had metrics in school.
    Aprox. 33 inches :-)
    No, it's 3" more approx than a yard, at 39"
    Here's the "official" conversion, straight from Google, the all knowing source :-)

    1 meter = 39.370079 OR 39 47/127 inches
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