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Thread: If the cost of fabric goes up, will you still quilt?

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    Of course I will still quilt. Silly question! I already had a good stash, and I've been stocking up since October when the cotton news story came out.

    I can't imagine not quilting. Those who enjoy quilting will always find ways to acquire fabric at less than full retail price.

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    Absolutely! I may make fewer spur of the moment purchases, but will never stop quilting!

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    There's always mini quilts to make!

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    My sentiments exactly...Ill cut back on the food. And hubby can just eat some Kibbles and Bits with his two little dogs.

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    Well DUH!!! I sure didn't stop driving when gas went up. I am not in this to save money, I am in it for life, whatever fabric costs.

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    I guess we will have to live with the higher prices if we want to continue quilting. Some time in the future they will price them selves to the point no one will buy much. I wish this economy would balance out so all can afford.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scowlkat
    I have enough fabric stash to quilt until 50 years past my demise so rising costs are not too much of a factor. However there is always a new fabric calling my name and if it yells loud enough, I am sure I will find a way to buy it.
    Me too.

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    I will still quilt, I will just use more of my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanniejo
    I will still quilt, I will just use more of my stash.
    Ditto!

    I'll also only buy on sale. Ya do what ya gotta do....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Yes But I will shop less and use up more of what I have at home :lol:
    I won't stop quilting but will stop buying, If we don't buy they will put it on sale to get rid of it. I also will plan quilting scrappys and still search swap shops for fabric.
    Although there are some folks who may not know how it is to struggle with prices. Yes when food prices go up we still buy food but I can bet those of us on limited income start buying store brands and search the dented can section and buy day old goodies just to save a few bucks. It is hard to make ends meet sometimes.

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    yes I will, I paid much more for fabric when I was in Ak. and it did not stop me then and will not stop me now. where there is a will there is a way!

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    I will never stop quilting until I can't remember where my Bernina is. ANd cost of fabric???? It's gone up continually for the past 10 years and yet my closet is even fuller. I DO use much of it all the time.

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    I will use more of my stash but yes, I will still buy fabric.

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    If the cost goes up, I'm sure we will all just get even more resourceful about how and where we get fabric. To me, that's a big part of the fun of quilting. Think of our "quilting ancestors" who barely could feed their families, but could use any little piece of fabric to make beautiful clothes and quilts. I think the current situation might put us more in touch with their spirit. Now I wanna go watch "Little House on the Prairie..."

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    Sales sales sales
    Annie

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    I'd rather quilt than eat. Now we real justification for our huge stashes - it's like having money in the bank.

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    Absolutely.

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    Time to use up the stash! I love to shop at thrift stores and Good Will too. You can't believe how much LQS fabric ends up in these stores! Just a couple of weeks ago I bought at least 20-25 yards of various cotton fabric that had been donated. I think I got all of it for less than $1 a yard! Where there is a will (to quilt) there is a way (to find good cheap fabric)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannajo
    If the cost goes up, I'm sure we will all just get even more resourceful about how and where we get fabric. To me, that's a big part of the fun of quilting. Think of our "quilting ancestors" who barely could feed their families, but could use any little piece of fabric to make beautiful clothes and quilts. I think the current situation might put us more in touch with their spirit. Now I wanna go watch "Little House on the Prairie..."
    LOL! I love Little House!

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    yep-since it is my sanity thing!!!

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    Oh yes. Most of my quilts are from scraps - meaning remnants in the bins at JoAnn's or Hobby Lobby or Hancock's. I will buy "regular" fabric too, now and then.

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    of course!!!

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    I know I plan on quilting but maybe a little less and do more scrappy quilts. It is still cheaper than smoking and
    that is not good for your health. ;-)

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    What isn't going up? I have enough fabric and thread to last 'til it goes down again. Of course, I'll still quilt.

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    I have enough fabric/kits/books to last the rest of my lifetime. My daughter sells fabric-----so I will continue to buy.

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