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Thread: Price of cotton

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    Heard on the new that the price of cotton is going up very high...
    What are we going to do......

    I know I went to get some civil war material and it was $2.00 higher!

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    I guess I need to stock up now before it goes any higher.

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    I've been doing way too good a job of that ;-) Fortunately, there are some very good on-line sales at present.

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    There is no way for cotton to go but up. Sad but true. Cotton takes land. Land is at a premium.

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    I personally will be really thinking about any purchase I get especalliy from my LQS. I'm asking for gift certifacates for my birthday and Christmas. AND the one commitment I made it to use as much as I can from my stach.

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    So our stashes our earning more than our 401K's?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    So our stashes our earning more than our 401K's?!
    Funny! I think we are all shopping sales and stocking up now.

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    I think some of the immediate problem is weather conditions here and there around the globe.
    Some foodstuffs are up in price too.


    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    There is no way for cotton to go but up. Sad but true. Cotton takes land. Land is at a premium.

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    We have always paid between $13.00 to $21.99 a metre and as high as $27.99 a metre for batiks. Yes, the price hikes are going to hurt, but, we will have to be more selective of what we buy. When groceries go up in price, do we stop eating...no, we become more selective. When gasoline goes up, do we stop driving... no we just make each trip count more. Quilting is our passion, and yes, the price increases will hurt... but, we are a very resourceful breed and we will always find a way to quilt.

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    learn to recycle and make do.
    beautiful quilts can easily be made from thrift store finds. i have made a couple take your breath away king size quilts spending about $15 for the fabrics
    the batting is my biggest expense quilting most of the time

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    Its funny, I learned to quilt because my EX MIL taught meto do it the thrifty way. She is so thrifty, and I loved learning things from her.
    It was thrifty til I learned about the LQS, lol!!!!!!!!!

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    I already haunt the thrift stores for fabric...at least I dont have to learn a new behavior....LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by karenchi
    Heard on the new that the price of cotton is going up very high...
    What are we going to do......
    Avoid participating in overseas product and production as much as possible and buy from Connecting Threads. Their collections are getting more frequent and better colored every month. I love them! (NO affiliation!)
    Jan in VA

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    I know I will be shopping way more frugally, and continue to explore ways to quilt creatively :D:D:D

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