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Old 11-22-2019, 11:39 AM
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Thank goodness DH allowed for inflation with our retirement. He started planning retirement his first day of work. LOL
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:03 PM
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Do you think the tariffs have anything to do with the higher prices? So many items have increased in cost this year. Just my guess.
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Old 11-22-2019, 01:15 PM
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Do you think the tariffs have anything to do with the higher prices? So many items have increased in cost this year. Just my guess.
I believe most quilting cotton comes from Thailand, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam. However, shipping costs have shot through the roof.

China is bad, bad, bad. I just listened to a podcast where a journalist was explaining how most of our "designer" drugs, such as fentanyl and faux fentanyl-types, are coming from China, not south of the border. The journalist actually went to China and toured a "facilty". There are guys living there who do nothing but mix chemicals all day long to import here, just to make a buck.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:14 PM
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Yes, I noticed it. One word - tarriffs.
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Old 11-22-2019, 09:17 PM
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Southern USA has higher minimum wages? Haven't seen that in SC.
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:30 AM
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I live in SW Michigan and work in a quilt shop. The prices have consistently been going up little by little. The digital fabrics are very high priced. The new fabrics coming in are priced between $12 and $12.75 mostly with some $13.25. Digital are over $14.
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:35 AM
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I am so gladI have my stash, I couldn't afford fabric at those prices. I buy a lot online, but that may change if it gets too hig. People who have been in my basement say it looks like JoAnns and I wouldn't change a thing.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:19 PM
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Thank goodness I have a large stash I will be using that for a long time.
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Old 11-23-2019, 12:25 PM
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Wow, I remember my Mom sewed our clothing to save a little bit of money. Today sewing is called a hobby and becoming an expensive one at that.
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Old 11-23-2019, 01:32 PM
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My area (Pacific Northwest) used to be the hotbed of quilting but there are fewer quilt shops (retirement and competition from online stores). There are no quilt shops locally (within 10 miles). I do not need fabric and have a huge stash. I only buy fabric if I absolutely do not have the right fabric for my project. I had to purchase fabric for a border of Good Fortune (2018-2019 Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt). Fabric has gone up here also and our sales tax in 3 of our counties is 10.5% or more.
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