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Thread: What will we all do???????

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    I was reading this morning that cotton is going up by 80%. I cant even imagine how i will be able to afford my fabric shopping. I was thinking about going to the Goodwill, etc. and looking for skirts that have a lot of fabric in them. What will we all do? Cheryl

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    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!
    That could take a while.

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    The same thing that our Grandmas did....use up scraps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!
    That could be a problem for those who, like me, don't really have stashes. Sure, I had to pick THIS year to get stained glass quilts going. lol

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    Most all fashioned threads tend to come back and using used clothing may be our last resource, at least until this country recovers.

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    I Haven't bought a lot of fabric the past couple years. When fabric got to be $10 a yard and $11 a yard. I feel the fabric company will price themselves out of business.. If I do buy fabric it will be when a shop has it on sale for more then 15 % off.

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    We're already paying a lot more for fabric than we used to do; we'll adjust this time, too. I don't have much of a stash but I plan to use it well this year and only buy what I need.

    I'm also returning to hand piecing - it's slowing me down considerably but I'm still enjoying the heck out of myself. Truth be told I'm starting to prefer it to machine piecing, plus I'll save a ton just by decreasing my output.

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    so, fabric is $10 per yard and gas will be $5 per gal. we will have to walk to the nearest lqs with the best sale, i guess. may have to buy a wagon and teach my dog to mush. considering he only weighs 20 lbs and i weigh a "bit" more, it might be wishful thinking.

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    80%? are you sure, that is huge! Good thing I got a stash! Also, not much time to do sew, so for once it works in my favor!

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    Use up my stash and clean out closets!!!

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    Scraps and stash!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deedum
    80%? are you sure, that is huge! Good thing I got a stash! Also, not much time to do sew, so for once it works in my favor!
    Yep............it said 80%. I dont have much of a stash.......so i'm bummed.

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    I do not have much of a stash at all. I can hardly afford material as it is. This will be hard on me. I might have to start using clothing from goodwill.

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    Well that's a shame...Although I could probably make quilts til I'm 150yrs old from my stash..SHHHH don't tell on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdcakm
    so, fabric is $10 per yard and gas will be $5 per gal. we will have to walk to the nearest lqs with the best sale, i guess. may have to buy a wagon and teach my dog to mush. considering he only weighs 20 lbs and i weigh a "bit" more, it might be wishful thinking.
    Mine is eight pounds. I would need a whole team to pull me...
    Could get a bike, but hopefully we don't live where they want to require license plates and register it like vehicles.

    Seriously though, how many places will go out of business if this happens???

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    Quote Originally Posted by laureneberhard
    Well that's a shame...Although I could probably make quilts til I'm 150yrs old from my stash..SHHHH don't tell on me.
    I'm right there with you :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by pdcakm
    so, fabric is $10 per yard and gas will be $5 per gal. we will have to walk to the nearest lqs with the best sale, i guess. may have to buy a wagon and teach my dog to mush. considering he only weighs 20 lbs and i weigh a "bit" more, it might be wishful thinking.
    Mine is eight pounds. I would need a whole team to pull me...
    Could get a bike, but hopefully we don't live where they want to require license plates and register it like vehicles.

    Seriously though, how many places will go out of business if this happens???
    I agree, will be tough on businesses as well as us!

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    Having heard about the price increase, I have bought a lot of fabric in recent months to hold me for awhile.... plus I do sew a lot of scrap quilt tops, anyway sounds like this would be a good year to learn to quilt on my machine, with all of the tops I have stored away this could keep me busy for a long, long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by maryb119
    Quote Originally Posted by PegD
    We'll have to deplete our stashes. Yikes!!!!!!
    That could take a while.
    Quite a while! :thumbup:

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    just thing what that is going to do to the price of clothing, etc!

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    I've just recently stocked up....and just bought a whole roll of batting with a Joann's 50% off coupon. Makes it a little less than $5 a yard (for 90 inches wide). Luckily I have a basement storage room to put it in.

    But I am going to keep stocking as I find sales. And use Hancocks and Joanns coupons as much as I can.

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    There's a recent article on Reuters about cotton prices
    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1234868120110112

    I ordered some Moda swirl from my LQS just after thanksgiving and it was $.50 more a yard because it would come in after 12/1...they were increasing all the fabric prices by that after 12/1.

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    Start using up some of what I have here. I need to do that anyway. Would hate to think that some day(when I ain't here) someone bought it all for a few bucks.

    I use a lot of sheets, they are 50/50 polyester/cotton. The 200 count flat twin size ones are $4.00 at W_M You get a lot of material in one of them and they come in many colors and stripes also. They have better quality ones too, but I read where 200 count was better for quilting.And the good thing, if you use them for backing there should be no seams.

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    I'm going to do the same: stock up on things that I don't have. I hope to buy a roll of batting and more muslin for backing. I'm pretty good on fabric and thread. I guess I'll also have to start sewing my own clothing again. (I enjoyed it before putting on weight.) Guess I should look at the patterns I have. I'm sure some will fit. Thank goodness the companies started including several sizes in one envelope years ago. I haven't bought any clothing patterns in a while except for little girls' patterns. I had only boys, so I bought girl patterns for the first time about 10 years ago. Haven't sewn for myself since.

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