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    Is it made out of gold? LOL!
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    Actually I don't think I would want that fabric at any price--not even a couple dollars a yard...only to be used, maybe as backing for charity quilts (I thought it quite "not attractive).

    But your question was "what's the most you'd pay". I have paid almost $10 for one fat quarter from ebay of a special Israeli fabric that I wanted to put into my daughter's memory quilt (I make each child a memory quilt to take to college and she had a been on a dig in Israel so I wanted some fabric with Hebrew writing on it.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    For crying out loud...you're comparing a Hyundai to a Ferrari and asking how much would you pay for a car.
    Yeah but i would like to know what extra amenities a yard of fabric could possible have to jack the price up to over $200.... Does it come with built in GPS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by joyce blint View Post
    Suddenly I can tell my husband I just saved over $200!!!!
    Made me smile.
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    If you are still looking for romantic/French inscription fabric try Michael Miller French Journal Collection available for about $9 / yard on Amazon.com . Amazon also carries ooh la la by Moda for about the same price. Good luck!

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    Here is the sample of the Michael Miller fabrics from Amazon.com

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    IF I were rich, and loved the fabric I would probably pay that. But since I am neither rich or do I like the fabric I am pretty safe. The most expensive was probably some corduroy I bought years ago that was 19.00 per yard, but I fell in love with it. I could not get it out of my mind, so I finally went back and bought enough to make a jacket. Still have it too.
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    It really depends on how much I like it, how bad I need it.
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    was it made in China, like the Olympics clothing?

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    all I can say is wow ! not me, I would get a marker out and do something with the embroidery machine before I did that ..wow.. LOL too rich for me ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    http://www.interiormall.com/cat/nsam...=196343&t=4394

    oh my! I was looking for "romantic or French words" fabric and this is what I found. If you don't want to go to the link, it's $204.00 a yard. You read that right.
    For his wedding my son and his attendants wore kilts, and I bought two yards (60" wide) of the matching tartan (our family's plaid) to make vests for the young ushers and ring bearers. I paid $84 a yard and believe me, I had to screw my courage to the sticking point to cut into it. Not only the price made me quake, but there was no getting more of it if I messed up; tartan is woven by order. So, no. I cannot imagine paying $204 a yard for fabric! Or cutting into it!

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    To the question of how much would I pay - I really don't like to pay full price anymore. But it depends. As so many of us, I love to buy fabric but already have so much. And it never fails that I either don't have enough of what I need - or need to find just that something that I don't have. So I bought an Accuquilt GO which I never thought I would buy, and I am diving into the world of scrap quilting. So far I have used my 2 1/2 inch strip cutter a TON.
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    I actually really love the fabric. I could see it on a large sofa as a gorgeous piece. I wish we could see a larger piece of it.
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    To answer the question, I just paid $11.50 for a FQ for DH's retirement quilt. The first and probably only time I'll pay that much, but the fabric was perfect and he's worth it.
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    You can price something any price you'd like, but that doesn't always mean someone will pay it. For quilting fabric, I try not to go over $7.00 a yard and that's just for focus fabric. I almost ALWAYS wait for sales and clearance unless it's something I have just fallen in love with.
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    I once had a bridal client that had commissioned me to make a rehearsal dress out of $78 a yard beaded fabric. I looked at the layout for a week before cutting it.

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    A fat quarter would have to be a 1/4" for me to buy it. lol

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    OUCH! I already have a problem spending $12.99 on a yard of LAQ fabric, but HAVE done it when it's something I really, really want. Once. lol I think I prefer garage sale bargains when I can get them.
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    Ralph Lauren. Not surprised. This is the unprincipled designer who designed uniforms for US Olympic team and had them made in CHINA. (Guess he couldn't find a US manufacturer.) He then put the blazers up for sale to the public at $600 for women and $800 for men. I wouldn't give you 2 cents for anything he has for sale.
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    I would hang it on my wall and just admire it. I would never cut it.

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    I think I'd get myself a Sharpie and start writing. I'm sure I could come up with an acceptable alternative--especially for that price. Heavens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    http://www.interiormall.com/cat/nsam...=196343&t=4394

    oh my! I was looking for "romantic or French words" fabric and this is what I found. If you don't want to go to the link, it's $204.00 a yard. You read that right.
    OMG! It isn't even that gorgeous. I've seen prettier at WalMart--thank you very much!

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    all the words are embroidered, not printed....and it's Ralph Lauren fabric. Still a bit out of my price limit.

    Quote Originally Posted by SWEETPEACHES View Post
    http://www.interiormall.com/cat/nsam...=196343&t=4394

    oh my! I was looking for "romantic or French words" fabric and this is what I found. If you don't want to go to the link, it's $204.00 a yard. You read that right.
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    Hancocks of Paducah has home dec fabric as well as a huge collection of quilting cottons. The first home dec roll I fondled was $80 per yard. I dont go to "that side" any longer.

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