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    I didn't see this one coming.

    Moda Marbles just went up in price 45 cents / yard, at the wholesale level, sometime between March 29th and today. That is on top of a 25 cents/yard increase that happened earlier this year.

    This kinda stings.

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    Bummer!! We are starting to see the price increases all over the place!

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    It used to be that Moda would give advance warning of when a price increase was to go into effect, so that you could place orders ahead of the deadline. But there was no hint that this was going to happen. And it was the most significant increase that they've ever done on this basic line.

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    How sad. It's killing my fabric budget.

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    just wait, more is coming....I nearly died when I saw the wholesale cost of batting today....wow...

    the average twin sized quilt will soon cost a bare min. of $300 to make....

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    When our sales rep came through earlier this week, she told us that she thinks that as the price goes up, people will still quilt, just make smaller projects. She said that in Europe, where costs have been high for a while, they're more likely to make items such as wall quilts, rather than full-size bed quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    just wait, more is coming....I nearly died when I saw the wholesale cost of batting today....wow...

    the average twin sized quilt will soon cost a bare min. of $300 to make....
    Thanks for the advance notice! I have 4 rolls of batting currently, but I'll be stocking up even more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    When our sales rep came through earlier this week, she told us that she thinks that as the price goes up, people will still quilt, just make smaller projects. She said that in Europe, where costs have been high for a while, they're more likely to make items such as wall quilts, rather than full-size bed quilts.
    for smaller projects we have scrap bins and stashes..NO new purchases will be made at all!

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    Ouch is right :( How sad :(

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    Prices are going up everywhere, except salaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    just wait, more is coming....I nearly died when I saw the wholesale cost of batting today....wow...

    the average twin sized quilt will soon cost a bare min. of $300 to make....

    Geeze Jacquie, what a way to start the day....but it is what it is and now I'll have to order up a bunch of my Quilters Dream batting as it hasn't ever been inexpensive to begin with. Better get in a good stock of toilet paper also. :-D

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    Yikes. I almost hate going in any store anymore, you know things will be high!

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    We're just going to have to get more creative :(
    Glad I have stuff to work with for awhile. Maybe by the time I need more I'll have won the lottery lol :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    When our sales rep came through earlier this week, she told us that she thinks that as the price goes up, people will still quilt, just make smaller projects. She said that in Europe, where costs have been high for a while, they're more likely to make items such as wall quilts, rather than full-size bed quilts.
    I can not imagine just putting aside my much loved hobby. I do think you are right in that smaller quilts will be made. I will take on projects that take longer, And we will still find a way to treat ourselves to the one ( maybe two, ,more for some) fabric we just can not walk away from.
    On the up side .. the Wall Street journal reported that the amount of cotton planted in the US this year has risen almost 50 percent. It will take awhile to work through the processes before its ever seen influenced in finished goods pricing.
    On the down side they are predicting that the lowest price the farmers will see is $1.00 per pound this is above the the pricing for cotton in the last five years by 15- 25% , and we do not know the effects some weather issues seen in China already this year. February US cotton price was $2.28. March average US price had not been posted as of yesterday.

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    I bet the farmers will be happy to receive that (increased) price!

    There is some concern that the acreage lost to corn and wheat production will have an adverse effect on food prices worldwide though.

    Goes to show that you just can't have it all. Well, not all at the same time! :|

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    speaking of batting. I guess I will save that old blanket and use it for batting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justlooking
    Prices are going up everywhere, except salaries.
    Since mid-2007 federal min wage has gone up over 40% and our state added another $1 --- so that's an increase of 60% in just a couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    I bet the farmers will be happy to receive that (increased) price!

    There is some concern that the acreage lost to corn and wheat production will have an adverse effect on food prices worldwide though.

    Goes to show that you just can't have it all. Well, not all at the same time! :|
    You are exactly correct , the out look for food prices is ... not good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    Quote Originally Posted by justlooking
    Prices are going up everywhere, except salaries.
    Since mid-2007 federal min wage has gone up over 40% and our state added another $1 --- so that's an increase of 60% in just a couple of years.
    And even so it is still hard to live on a single minimum-wage job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Favorite Fabrics
    Quote Originally Posted by shnnn
    Quote Originally Posted by justlooking
    Prices are going up everywhere, except salaries.
    Since mid-2007 federal min wage has gone up over 40% and our state added another $1 --- so that's an increase of 60% in just a couple of years.
    And even so it is still hard to live on a single minimum-wage job.
    That's how it always works out. Minimum wage rises and helps out a bit until the cost of goods catches up to it -- then those who make min wage are back where they started and the rest basically suffered a cut in pay.

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