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Thread: Wow! Fabric Prices!

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    I went to Joann's today intending on getting fabric to make for my little girl that I'm expecting at the end of Dec.

    They had a sale going on, $1 off per yard, and prices were $3.99 to $9.99 originally. So I started looking and all I was finding were $6, 7, even $8 a yard fabric!

    I remarked to hubby that thats just about as expensive as quality fabric from quilt shops (thinking it was like $8 a yard) so I got online and looked up the LQS near me and they are selling their stuff at like $10 a yard.

    I also found a print that I thought used to be maybe $3.99 a yard and the bolt was marked $5.99 a yard!

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    I don't blame you at all. Congratulations on your coming arrival. :)

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    The quilt shops said they are going to have to start charging $12-$14/ yard, due to the increase in the price of cotton.

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    What's making the cost of cotton go up?

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    I agree, what has happened to our prices of good sales, and all of it. Even the LQS has gone up, $10 or more for most fabs, it really sucks. I am really bummed about it all. Guess this is one way I will just start using what I have and not buy any more until I do not have what I really need for sure......anyone else feel this way

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    As I have said before Aussie prices are $23.95 a metre for quality...but the other options are sometimes not worth taking.

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    It really is frustrating when the fabric was originally marked one price then they jack up the price because they can. It is much better to mark the new bolts than re-price the old ones.

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    I have really been hitting my stash lately for projects. Hopefully any new fabric I need can wait for a sale.

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    Congrats on your new one!

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    Thanks everyone!

    I'm half tempted to drive to a Wal-Mart that has bolts of fabric, because I believe they are still cheaper than Joann's even though I know they have increased their prices too.

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    i've started going to thrift stores--remarkably there are always many, many fabrics available. i also check out 'cotton' dresses and cut them up; cotton sheets...i, too find they say one thing to get you hooked into their store to find there isn't much of a sale. i read an article on the ladies of the Civil War Era and how much they paid for material for quilts-at that time-some 12. a yard! so many of them started using old clothes, too. i've made (3) fan quilts; attic windows, to name a few-sorry, most of my material is NOT from a fabric store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ammorgan

    I'm half tempted to drive to a Wal-Mart that has bolts of fabric, because I believe they are still cheaper than Joann's even though I know they have increased their prices too.
    I went to walmart that's farther from me last week that still has fabric and I found the pattern of the month fabrics, three of the eight prints were $2.35/yard. I'll go back in a couple weeks to see if the others are at that price.

    Prices are high, that's why eBay and I are BFF's :)

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    what irks me is people saying i'm a 'hoarder'...(2 new words in everyday vocabulary that really ticks me off--HOARDER & BUNDLER!) anyways...i say...'HELLO, MY NAME IS DESANKA, AND I AM AN ADDICT---to quilting!! (and crocheting) i have everything nicely organized in clear plastic totes-every color imaginable for yarn...tote boxes for every imaginable fabric-all colors; to xmas fabric; fleece; large flower print; small flower print...some 32 boxes of fabric alone...in the garage-along with one of my cutting tables...in the house is another cutting table/sewing machine and started projects...HOARDER? I THINK NOT! (isn't that what a yarn & fabric shop looks like??)
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    Definitely an eye opener. congrats on your baby girl. all the best to the both of you.

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    I do have a fabric stash but I don't think I would even have the fabric I need to make the pattern I want to make and in the colors I want to use. :(

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