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Thread: PRICE, PRICE, PRICE

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    Super Member mountain deb's Avatar
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    Okay, has any one seen the new prices on fabric out there, or is it to soon? The general chit chat on here was the price of fabric was to go up June 1st. Just curious as I am not near any fabric stores.

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    I was inmy LQS the other day, and the prices didnt seem higher yet, but at JoAnnes they sure are. I'm in Wis....Havent been to Hobby Lobby or any otherQS recently.

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    I was in Walmart the other day; haven't been there for about a month -and probably have no reason to go back any time soon. But they have raised their prices; I wouldn' t pay what they had on them before. They have some new fabrics folded on cardboard for $1.50 a yard, but they are so thin I wouldn't use them in a quilt.

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    our walmart has the $1.50 too, i dont even bother looking at them... but i did notice the better fabric has started going up... not alot, about 50 cents a yard more than before. i was there yesterday.

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    In the LQS maybe the new fall and winter deliveries will have a price increase. Not looking forward to that. They are high enough already. If you order online between price increase and shipping..Oh no

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    Was at Joann's last week and the prices were definitely higher. Most are $8.99 and up. Batting was on sale for a good price. I noticed that Joann's is selling batting on small bolts (maybe 10 yards) individually wrapped. Can't remember type or price but this was something new; they had a big bin of this.

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    When I was at Joann's the other day noticed they had raised prices. I haven't been to the LQS (Local Quilt Shops) lately.

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    That would mean JoAnn's will give us a larger discount coupon.lol

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    I haven't noticed much of an increase yet... but I do admit I winced when entering the shops, expecting to see big increases LOL

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    I have noticed an increase. I spoke to my LQS owner and asked her about prices , she told me that the manufactures have increased there prices to her . She also said that she is very reluctant to increase her prices since the economy is so bad.
    Some shops have broken the 10.00 per yard on some fabrics. It seems that around here no shop was going over that $10.00 price but now I am seeing some bolts at $10.00 or $10.50. A few months ago you never saw anything over $9.50.
    Jo Ann certainly has gone up , and what they are calling the premium quilters cottons are still not top notch quality,and they have the ..... to charge $12.99 per yard. Even with a 40 percent off coupon that is still too high for what you are getting. Then when they have a sale on what they call the "keepsake" cottons , these "premium" are not included.
    Hobby Lobby has reduced the amount of quilter cottons over the years , and they used to have sales more frequently.
    But if you notice a few of the "big" on line stores like Hancock of Paducaka is having more sales , but there "base prices on alot of fabrics have gone up. Just got an e- mail for Moda at $4.98 per yard ( big selection).

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    Pretty much of all our suppliers have raised prices 25 cents - 30 cents per yard this year. So you might expect that to translate into a 50-60 cent increase at the retail level. There may be additional increases later this year; all the manufacturers seem reluctant to say one way or another whether they are done raising prices this year.

    Shops are probably not going to be able to absorb the price increase; as you all know, everyone gets squeezed from tax increases too, both individuals and businesses. Cautious shops will probably raise their prices just enough to cover their additional costs from the suppliers' price increases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    That would mean JoAnn's will give us a larger discount coupon.lol
    I love your optimism! LOL Actually, I did get a new flyer from Joann's with a 50% off coupon instead of the usual 40%.

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    I always shop the clearance section at my LQS where the price is about half

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    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress
    That would mean JoAnn's will give us a larger discount coupon.lol
    LOL!!! Thank goodness I have a stash to shop from. Money's tight anyway & I can't justify spending the money for fabric.

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    If I choose my quilt projects wisely, I can probably "shop" from my stash for the next decade or more (not because I have a large stash, but because I'm sloooooooooow!). I do, however, have collections of machine embroidery designs that I bought for quilts and I might need to buy some special fabrics to frame those. Oh well, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it!

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    I haven't seen it here yet, but I'm sure it's coming.

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