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Thread: WOW! In shock.

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    I went to JoAnn's today. I found the perfect fabrics for a quilt for my niece. She wants bright pink and bright green.

    Their fabric prices went up!!! I can not believe how much. I am going to LQS Monday to see the price differences.

    Usually 3.99-5.99/yd is now up to 7.99/yd.

    Kyia

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    Yes, I noticed a couple of weeks ago that the prices are going up about .50 every time I go in.

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    I was talking to a new friend who works in a shop. She says it's not the fabric itself that's making the big difference in the price increases but the higher shipping costs to get the fabrics into the shop. Of course, we live way up here in New England and are not close to any major ports.

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    The prices at JoAnn's has gotten more ( alot more) than I think the quality warrents.

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    Wish we could get fabric at that price!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoventryUK
    Wish we could get fabric at that price!!!!
    Me too!

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    I read somewhere recently that the price of cotton (not fabric - just grown cotton) has gone up considerably -- thus the tremendous increase in fabric prices.

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    That goes for me as well!

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    Guess we had best build up our fabic stash before we can afford to quilt? :-)

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    Darn keyboard ... meant to say CAN'T afford to quilt

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    I'd give my left arm for good fabric at $8/yd. Here in SW Ontario, quilt store fabric is $15/meter and up. Batiks are even more.
    "Cheap" stuff is $10- $12/Meter (just bigger than a yard)
    Warm and Natural batting is $69 for a queen size package.
    Needless to say, I wait for sales.
    With the Canadian $ being so close to par with US right now, it's almost worth the tank of gas to shop over the border, and I'm 3 hours away!

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    As for the cost of fabric not only has cotton gone up the price of deisel has gone up. When gas goes up people get mad but you can use (in some cases) public transportation or you can choose not to travel as much. When the price of deisel goes up and no one says much. But everyone buys deisel everything that moves uses trucks or tractors you have no choice but to buy deisel.

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    Me too. In Australia quilt shops sell fabric for up to $35.00 per metre

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    Was going to complain about prices also but then seeing what they are paying in other countries felt it not a great idea. So I guess we all should concentrate on how to quilt with less money. Lets all exchange ideas for obtaining our fabrics at a more affordable price. I used to shop at Walmart until they deleted all the fabric from their stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinjosie
    I read somewhere recently that the price of cotton (not fabric - just grown cotton) has gone up considerably -- thus the tremendous increase in fabric prices.
    Yes!!! I heard that too. I heard the prices are going up because how how bad the cotton crops have been.

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    Went to LQS on Black Friday. Moda fabrics were $11.25 a yard. Guess I will really use my stash now. I refuse to pay those prices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjustice63
    Went to LQS on Black Friday. Moda fabrics were $11.25 a yard. Guess I will really use my stash now. I refuse to pay those prices.
    Amen to that!!! Glad I have an abundance of fabric..

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    It really has gone up!

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    I've been shopping more from my stash and buying fewer new
    fabrics.

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    Our LQS actually advised us to buy now because prices were going up Jan 1 and even took the time to explain why in their newsletter. Right now I pay $8 a yard for Batiks and plan on hitting the hard for backings after Christmas for all my WIPS that will need them.

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    I just ordered some from http://www.eleanorburns.com/shoponline/fabricsale.asp - the prices start at $3.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank
    Was going to complain about prices also but then seeing what they are paying in other countries felt it not a great idea. So I guess we all should concentrate on how to quilt with less money. Lets all exchange ideas for obtaining our fabrics at a more affordable price. I used to shop at Walmart until they deleted all the fabric from their stores.
    That's a Great Idea !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hperttula123
    Quote Originally Posted by cinjosie
    I read somewhere recently that the price of cotton (not fabric - just grown cotton) has gone up considerably -- thus the tremendous increase in fabric prices.
    Yes!!! I heard that too. I heard the prices are going up because how how bad the cotton crops have been.
    Not out here...crops looked good !! The price from what I've been told is so much going overseas, that makes no since, we could have more mills here. But I'm not going there:)
    Could be a sign someone is thinking economy is turning, and thats not a bad thing!!!
    Anywhoo could be the amount of growing less than normal, helping the price.
    Just glad to see the farmers have a good year !! Can afford new equipment, then hello steel workers, etc. :)
    Just my take....:)

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    I have 3 patterns that have been waiting for just the right fabrics to make them and I finally found it (Northcotts Stonehenge Collection) but when I saw it recently they were selling it here for $22 metre (39" instead of 35") for the cottons. I can't afford that so now I have to keep looking for something else to use and if prices are going up even more, these may never get made unless I win the lottery!

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    Basics Lady's the Basics :thumbup:

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