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Old 02-27-2009, 09:53 AM
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LOL! :lol: :lol:

now that's a retirement hobby we can all afford....sorting it all out!
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:54 AM
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LOL! :lol: :lol:

now that's a retirement hobby we can all afford....sorting it all out!
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i don't know what happened there :roll:
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Old 02-27-2009, 10:00 AM
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:shock: :P
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:02 AM
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One of the comments above reminded me, my very first quilt ever I used a black bed sheet to back it with, I couldn't afford to by backing fabric. It's still going strong, that quilt, my son drags it around with him, and it's been through the wash a number of times.

Thank you for the offers to go shopping! :-) I hadn't thought of that, and it's a really good idea. I set up a paypal account when I bought off ebay, which makes things easier. The websites are all cool, but unless it's a print or a certain type of fabric you're looking for, it's hard to know how "real" the colours are.

I will be in touch! :-)
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:07 AM
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are there any yard sales or flea markets where you are? sometimes you get more yardage for your money buying used clothing than buying new fabric. and you know it's been washed.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:07 AM
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Hi from the UK. Im not sure how to put that in the location box. Can anyone tell me please.
I thought that you may be interested to know that I bought 2 fat quarters and two metres of fabric last weekend and it cost me a little over 30. I wasn't paying close enough attention when I selected the fabrics so the bill was a bit of a shocker! I think that equates to about $42 US and Im not sure of the exchange to NZ. Im coming to the US this summer with an empty case and a big bag to mail stuff home!
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:37 AM
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My Word! I never thought about that. You just erased all of my guillt from my fabric spree yesterday!
I don't know how many of you have a Wal Mart but they are not going to carry fabric any longer. While I do not buy all of mine there I do find some so I am going to stock up.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:58 AM
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30 pounds (can't find the little symbol on my keyboard!) is about $90 here. That IS a scary purchase! :-)

We have our own auction site over here called Trade Me, and sometimes there will be people who are giving up quilting and selling off their stash. But it's not very often.

We have garage sales (like your yard sales I think) too, but so many people cruise them full time looking for stuff to resell on Trade Me for a profit it's become a bit of a wasted exercise.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:16 PM
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I'm one of those little old ladies who has everything paid for and a monthly income. However, this governmemt has managed to totaly foul up everything so my income just about covers my expenses.

I do have a good stash to rely on but as you all know, there is never JUST the right fabric or it's the wrong color or shade. Cost here in Florida is getting higher and higher. $5.95 is now twice that. I can occasionly find a good piece at Walmart at $1.50 a yard and I buy it. I love to work in certain color ranges so if I like it, I grab it. JoAnn's just had a sale on fat quarters for $1.00. I bought what I could afford.

I have wondered about the quality of the fabric. I know some is much better than others. But I wonder if we are cheating ourselves by not using cheaper fabric. Do we want our quilts to last forever or be used and replaced?

With the easier patterns today, we don't have to spend hours and hours on a quilt unless you're going for a judged show. Some of my earlier wuilts (ten yars) of cheaper fabric are going strong and tho a bit faded, are still just as warm.

How do you all feel about this?
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