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    Senior Member blzzrdqueen's Avatar
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    http://www.thetranscript.com/ci_1664...ce=most_viewed

    If you click on this story and read through to the 2nd store owner, she talks about regionally inspired fabrics. She's charging $60 a yard, and almost $17 for a fat quarter...would you pay this amount for fabric???

    I know I wouldn't...

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    Never.

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    To me, it reads that she sells an upholstery material made of recycled plastic bottles. That would be too heavy for quilts, but I have seen material that expensive used for furniture and drapes. Not at my house, however! Anna's Linens works just fine.

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    I say if she is selling it and quilters are buying it for a quilt then she is certainly laughing all the way to the bank.

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    Absolutely, positively not!!

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    OH MY WORD!!! Couldn't afford it here!

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    I own a sign shop and my big machine is capable of printing on fabric. It wholesales at 3.00 per sq. ft. thats 27.00 per yard without the cost of the fabric. I have done complete wedding scenes 5'x9' for 150.00. scarves for 40.00 with babies at different ages. Many things people want on fabric. One man had his prize racehorse on fabric he used to upholster chairs for his office. Her prices are realistic if you want to design your own creation.

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    Well, let's see, I'm absolutely drenched in money, I prefer to have things that the "common" people can't afford, so perhaps I should buy it by the bolt. NOT!!!

    If she can get it good for her but she won't be getting any of my meager (and that's the unfortunate true story) finances.

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    Not in this life time!!!!

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    NO WAY......even if I could afford it......there is no way I'd pay those prices....plain and simple. There are a lot of very nice fabrics out there for a lot less money.

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    Several shops in WV, just did a special fabric for a shop hop. It's regional, but sure din't cost anything like that. They also did a batik in conjunction with shops in OH and KY. It was gorgeous, themed to those 3 states and cost nothing like that either!

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    Absolutely, positively NEVER!! Even if I could afford it! That is just CRAZY!!

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    Come on, we're talking about the Northern Berkshires, land of the nutjobs, East. They must have a lot more disposable income up "in them thar hills". LOL.

    Personally, it isn't the most attractive fabric, but maybe would look good with a pair of Berkenstocks.

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    Maybe....and a very big maybe if I saw a piece that would be used as art-stretched on a canvas and put on the wall. I would never buy a piece to cut or sew with at that price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    I own a sign shop and my big machine is capable of printing on fabric. It wholesales at 3.00 per sq. ft. thats 27.00 per yard without the cost of the fabric. I have done complete wedding scenes 5'x9' for 150.00. scarves for 40.00 with babies at different ages. Many things people want on fabric. One man had his prize racehorse on fabric he used to upholster chairs for his office. Her prices are realistic if you want to design your own creation.
    I understand wedding scenes and babies at different ages, sure. That's cool custom one-of-a-kind stuff. But the article is saying it's just grass and woodland stuff. Yeah, native to the area, cool. But $60/yd? Ha.

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    Careful now, I'm born and raised North Adams, been in NY for 6 years. :thumbup: ;)

    Here is her website...
    http://www.marthaflood.com/home.html

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    not in a million years

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    Without even looking at the article and can definitely say no.

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    My husband would kill me

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    one word answer... NO! I am not made of money and I could probably find something I wanted to use without having to have to pay $$$$$ per yd

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    It's probably not an unheard-of price point for upholstery fabrics. Those can be very expensive indeed!

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    I would be of interest for a special project or wall art or upolstry fabrics. ... not as fashion or quilting projects....

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    No way Jose! Not for a quilt but it's not a weight for a quilt so I don't have to be concerned, do I?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by hobo2000
    I own a sign shop and my big machine is capable of printing on fabric. It wholesales at 3.00 per sq. ft. thats 27.00 per yard without the cost of the fabric. I have done complete wedding scenes 5'x9' for 150.00. scarves for 40.00 with babies at different ages. Many things people want on fabric. One man had his prize racehorse on fabric he used to upholster chairs for his office. Her prices are realistic if you want to design your own creation.
    For something like you describe, I just might do it... Just for a piece of fabric though? Probably not :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blzzrdqueen
    http://www.thetranscript.com/ci_1664...ce=most_viewed

    If you click on this story and read through to the 2nd store owner, she talks about regionally inspired fabrics. She's charging $60 a yard, and almost $17 for a fat quarter...would you pay this amount for fabric???

    I know I wouldn't...
    I live about 45 minutes from there and never have been. I wonder who buys it. This area is a bit depressed too!

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