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

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    One of the quilt stores I go to is telling their customers that the cost of fabric will be going up because of the cost of the raw cotton. If prices go up, will you still quilt?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hahaannie
    One of the quilt stores I go to is telling their customers that the cost of fabric will be going up because of the cost of the raw cotton. If prices go up, will you still quilt?
    Of course! I don't stop eating because the cost of food goes up :roll: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by grann of 6
    Quote Originally Posted by hahaannie
    One of the quilt stores I go to is telling their customers that the cost of fabric will be going up because of the cost of the raw cotton. If prices go up, will you still quilt?
    Of course! I don't stop eating because the cost of food goes up :roll: :lol:
    Absolutely PERFECT answer!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Heck yea!

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    Absolutely!

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    I have enough stash to last me a really long time.. Only thing Ill need to buy if fabric get way to high for piecing is Batting..

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    We still drive when gasoline goes up.

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    Yes But I will shop less and use up more of what I have at home :lol:

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    Yep, will definitely keep the habit.... :-)

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    I'll cut back on the food first! ;-)

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    Yes, but I will shop even more carefully than before :D:D:D

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    Absolutely.

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    Geeez I just started! LOL

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    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.

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    I will keep on quilting. I have a really large stash. I may need to buy more thread at some point but not fabric.

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    Won't stop me. I probably will be a little more careful about what I buy. I can afford the increased prices but I have a threshold about what fabric is worth to me. $10 a yard seems to be where I get stuck, so it may mean more online shopping at lower prices if the average price in LQS goes over that.

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    Hasn't fabric increased in price since any of us started quilting? We didn't stop then and I don't think we will stop now. Like many others, my stash will last for about 50 years - but who wants to use their stash. Buy more...

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    Welcome from Oklahoma yes I will still quilt but I won't be able to buy much though.

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    Yes, I will. I'll use more of the little "stash" I have. Batting always has to be purchased - don't have a stash of that. I wonder how much the raw cotton price will affect that? ;)

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    I will still be quilting but a little more selective about what I buy and what I make.

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    I will keep on quilting but will always be looking for sales on any items I need. Quilting is a hobby that a person can't just stop for it is too rewarding. I think less fabric will be sold than before but in time people will adjust to it. I would really hate to see those on a fixed income have to give up quilting because of cost of fabric. I am sure many will be looking at garage sales, thrift stores etc. for fabric to quilt.

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    I will, I shop at goodwill for fabrics.

    If all else fails I will raid my Sister and niece's closets. I have never seen two people with so many outfits. Some haven't even been worn.......LOL

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    I'll still buy fabric. I never pay full price for fabric anymore. I buy from online clearances and sales.

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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.
    I'm with you!!! If it yells loud enough, I will find a way to add it to my "collection"

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    I'll cut back on the food first! ;-)
    Me too! I need to diet anyway!

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