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    Footnote (remember those?)
    I think that figure might include gallery quilt purchases. The whole story is in the newspaper.

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    Thanks for checking my math. Here I thought I was being pretty budget conscious. Who is the fairly large group, then that isn't spending that much? Many are spending significantly more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm
    The Wall Street Journal reports that there are 21million quilters who spend 3.6 BILLION a year.
    That doesn't make sense. Wouldn't that be $171 per year? per person? Can't be right.

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    If I could keep my spending under $200 Per Year that would be news worthy!
    I am holding up my end plus a few others!

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    If you looked at my stash, it's easy to believe the $3.6B number.

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    I spend my share. I'm only buying to finish a project.

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    My math says $171.42 per person. 3600000000 divided by 21000000. That's the average per person so there are many million who spend above that and many million who spend below that. Hard to imagine spending below $200 a year! I spent that last week. :D

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    I spent more than that on my supplies to practice fmq and first quilt since 1990.(It will be the surf song in the twist and turn bargello book) And that's not counting the money that I spent on the singer 301, nor the bernina that is patiently waiting for me to finish the lay-a-way payments! I think that we should get a tax credit for our patriotic efforts to stimulate the economy!

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    I'll bet that doesn't even include what we spend with each other. And what about the hotel rooms and restaraunt meals, and gas for retreats and quilt shows. And rental for the places to have quilt shows and guild meetings And postage sending stuff back and forth. Makes me wonder why the economy is in troule. LOL.

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    Gee I have spent my share and for five others just this week. I do have some scraps left over.

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    Now if I could win the lottery....hmmmmmmmmmmmm :)

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    AND the p.o.!!

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    I'm guilty! I buy a lot quilting supplies and fabrics!

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    mmmmmmmmm...... that is an impressive number. Wonder if that is 21m world wide.... or only US?

    If the stat is only US......per the 2010 census, the US population is 308.4 m..... that makes us 6.8% strong.

    I know I spend more than my share. ;-)

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    Great Googly Moogly! Holy Moly that a lota quilters and money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    If I got the right number of zeros, I think that's just over $171 per quilter per year. Somebody check my math! I've spent that already this year I think, or come close.
    Um, I think I have spent well over my limit this year..oops :roll:

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    If most of us have exceeded that amount per person, hmmmm. does that mean that the original overall sales figures are on the light side? Either that or someone is not pulling their weight and only buying 2 fat quarters a year. That would not be anyone on this board, however, I am sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michelehuston
    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    If I got the right number of zeros, I think that's just over $171 per quilter per year. Somebody check my math! I've spent that already this year I think, or come close.
    Um, I think I have spent well over my limit this year..oops :roll:
    Well, that's not so bad per year. My DH will be happy to hear that.

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    Will Walmart finally get the message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewobsessed1
    I believe it!
    And these truck drivers know exactly how to spend their wait time...I wonder how much stash you can stash in a semi?
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...857438962.html
    Really enjoyed this little video -------- shows someone has his head screwed on correctly!

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    Evidently Wal-Mart didn't know we were all out here.... as they took the bolts of fabrics out of thier stores. Maybe someone at Wal-Mart headquaters needs to read the paper.

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    Isn''t that cool???
    Quote Originally Posted by sewobsessed1
    I believe it!
    And these truck drivers know exactly how to spend their wait time...I wonder how much stash you can stash in a semi?
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...857438962.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by mar32428
    Will Walmart finally get the message?
    That's right! Plus, when I go to Walmart to buy fabric, I always buy non-fabric stuff too, but when I go to a fabric store, then I might buy my other stuff at Target or the grocery store. So, Walmart, if anyone there is listening, cutting fabric departments means cutting non-fabric related purchases too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    If I got the right number of zeros, I think that's just over $171 per quilter per year. Somebody check my math! I've spent that already this year I think, or come close.
    Yah, I spent more than that on my first shopping "trip" to Hancocks of Paducah's website. I am saving all my receipts in a file and will add it up at the end of the year (certainly not before). I know my bottom line has to be in the thousands at the end of a year. :roll: :? :oops:

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    It wouldn't be anywhere near that amount if it weren't for online shopping now! I only have one small quilt shop near me, and a couple of Joann Fabrics within a half hour to 45 minutes. I buy almost all my fabric online....isn't the internet a marvelous thing?!!

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