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Thread: Price of Fabric

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    Super Member Nolee's Avatar
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    I went to the local quilt shop here in Georgia (we are visiting) and I noticed the bolts ranged from $8.00 to $10.00 in price. I asked 'why the difference?' and the owner told me that nothing will be $8.00 again, that the companies now add on a price for the cardboard bolt and shipping plus the bolts are smaller so that they can get more money when you have to order more than one. She told me to grab as many $8.00 per yard fabrics as I like because I'd never see it again. I obeyed!! :lol:

    Any of you find similar situations near you?

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    Your parents must have loved raising such an obedient daughter lol

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    My quilt store said prices were going up because of a poor cotton crop this year. But, why should it effect the cost of the fabric already in his store??? :roll:

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    My LQS has stayed with same prices for the past 6 years.
    Her fabrics are $8.99 a yard. She is really trying to keep it at that but yes the rising costs to her are going up. She is talking about raising the price a little but really trying to keep it the same. I hope she can but if not I totally understand. Everything has to go up but wages. :shock:

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    one of the LQS here took advantage of the price increases and raised everything in the store to $11 a yard and the batiks are $14 a yard.

    some of those bolts have been in the store for 7 years.

    its the only store in the area that did that - everyone else keeps the old bolts at the old price and new stuff at the new price.

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    my thoughts exactly...grama Lehr !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    My quilt store said prices were going up because of a poor cotton crop this year. But, why should it effect the cost of the fabric already in his store??? :roll:
    Right!!! Now, we are a crazed bunch but we aren't stupid!! hahaha :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    ... the owner told me ... that the companies now add on a price for the cardboard bolt and shipping plus the bolts are smaller so that they can get more money when you have to order more than one.
    No, the fabric companies don't charge for the cardboard! (Though I'm sure the tiny cost for the board does get added into the price somewhere.)

    They always DID charge for shipping. (Except for Moda.)

    The bolts are smaller, but not for the reason told to you. They're smaller so that the shops can stock a greater variety of fabrics with the same outlay of money. As in, if the bolts are 12 yards instead of 15, a shop can afford to buy five bolts instead of four.

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    And I bet that shop owner has a bridge to sell too.............

    Never ceases to amaze me what some will say to circumvent the actual truth. Now there's a novel idea----to tell the truth!

    I think it would be fair to say also that they just might be repeating what's been told to them and figured that it made sense so just pass it along. :?:

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    Those of us who have size able stashes will be able to keep on stitching and working down the fabric collection we have stored up! :? :? :?

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    My "neck of the woods" saw prices increase last month. Now the prices are from $10.00 to 11.75 per yard... and was told there may be another price increase.
    My dismay is that once prices go up ... they rarely go down. If you pruchase at the high price why would they ever sell at the lower price?!

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    Prices have been creeping up here too, but if the shop owners are paying more, I guess we need to accept to absorb the increases....

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    I guess the only way to rebel is not buy and start using our stash. Then they will have to have sales or specials. I am tried of absorbing price increases on food, clothing, etc. Remember when the gas prices went up and then came down, did other prices also decrease? Once a business gets accustomed to the increases, they will stay.

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    I guess thats why I always go to the sale bin first

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Baby Yow
    I guess thats why I always go to the sale bin first
    Me too. :thumbup:

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