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Thread: Recession + gasoline = less fabric!

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    This just reeks! My favorite all time favorite LQS is having a terriffic sale on friday. They open their doors at 7 a.m. and they are having fat quarters for a dollar and under. There are scrap bags and tons and tons of deals to be had. Woe is me! The shop is 45 miles away and I drive a cargo van (im a painter/paperhanger) that gets 14 miles per gallon and gas is almost 4.50 here. It just doesn't make sense to go all the way there and buy more fabric because I have a good size stash and I've got a husband who has been laid off for 13 months and just got another job and yadayadayada. You know- two years ago- I wouldn't have even thought about it. I wouldn't have even bothered to think about the gas vs. the savings- but things have changed- I'll just have to be content with the fabric i have. *sniff *sniff :?

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    Sell some of your stash on here and only spend what you make!

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    We'er all in the same boat(the sinking one). I've quit going with our group to quilt shops because I can't stand to just look and I have more than enough. Someone said well you can go and look- No I can't!

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    Perhaps you could post some of your fabrics that you would like to trade and get something different in return.

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    I can sympathize with you - I've been out of work for a year, and my unemployment ran out last week. I did my last fabric shopping for a while.

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    I feel your pain about the gas. On a good note gas did drop 19 cents over the last 2 days here. Hopefully it will drop everywhere.

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    I feel for all of you and it is same with us,on fixed income.I drive a large truck and was going to trade it in. But then..car payment..full coverage ins. and taxes.
    maybe we could all just start a fabric exchange.....
    oh well, such as life

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    I know I don't go out very often now since gas prices are too high

    so I just stay home

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    We are soon going to be just like those who went through the recession before, using old cloths and scraps, to bad we no longer have feed bags to purchase or we would also do that. Lets hope we do not have to go through rashining and get those little stamps to purchase things.

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    I feel your pain. We have to drive about 25 miles just to get to any store so we can't even avoid it.

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    Can you find a friend to go and split the gas using her car? Sometimes just buying a few dollars worth of something new for quilting is a good tonic to take the edge off or awhile.

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    I see you are in Illinois as I am. Our gas dropped below $4 today. Maybe a drop is headed your way and will give you a bit of relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    I feel your pain about the gas. On a good note gas did drop 19 cents over the last 2 days here. Hopefully it will drop everywhere.
    Still hovering right around $4 here. haven't seen any drop yet although the news forcasters said it would. Hmmmmmm

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    I agree it's rough everywhere! Stores are 1/2 hr away for little store and 45-1 hr for walmart. Now my furnace and hot water tank r shot and on a fixed income!! Ouch. Can't save for these things like u could yrs ago!!

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    Find a friend with a smaller vehicle and go go go!

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    The price of gas is going down here, so hope the same goes for you.

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    I know that this has hurt our local shop hops around here. One of the shops is a long way away from the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    I know I don't go out very often now since gas prices are too high

    so I just stay home
    me too...just need to stop looking at the qb's classifieds!

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    Do you have a friend who drives a more friendly gas guzzler who would like to go with you.. you buy the gas.....good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Spice
    We'er all in the same boat(the sinking one). I've quit going with our group to quilt shops because I can't stand to just look and I have more than enough. Someone said well you can go and look- No I can't!
    this is the same conversation i had with my aunt on sunday :)

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    Wow, .19. Ours hasn't dropped one penny unless it did over night and it's at 4.07, central NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Spice
    We'er all in the same boat(the sinking one). I've quit going with our group to quilt shops because I can't stand to just look and I have more than enough. Someone said well you can go and look- No I can't!
    GOOD WOMAN TO ADMIT IT!!!!. LOL I HAVE FINALLY ADMITTED TO IT AND I DID IT ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB. :lol: :lol:

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    Have a road trip! Get some of your sewing buddies close by to go with you and split the cost of gas. OR, make it with your usual run to the WalMart or grocery, assuming you shop at a chain grocery. They have them in every town and I just take coolers with me for the stuff that can't go for long without keeping cool.

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    It's hard for everyone, especially those on a fixed income or who don't make very much. I try to combine trips so I don't have to use so much gas, I also ride my bike to the stores and work in the summer so that really saves me money.

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    The last baby quilt I did was a joint effort. My sister gave me the backing and the batting for it. Gas is high here also and I do not go anywhere that I do not have to and I drive a small car.

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