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How much would you pay for Fat Quarters?

Old 04-19-2015, 06:30 AM
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So I looked yesterday online and found Fat Quarters on sale for $8.00s a piece normal price was $10.00 I was wondering if that is normal for them to be that price? To me that still seems a little pricey, are you saving money if you get the layer cake instead?
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:32 AM
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Wow! I never heard of them being that high! The most I have ever seen them listed for is $3.oo!
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:42 AM
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That is HIGH. I usually pay $3 for a $12.00 fabric. $10 for a fat quarter would mean they sell fabric for $40 a yard. YIKES !!
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:43 AM
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That must have been a typo - that would make a yard of fabric between $36.00 and $40.00 a yard. NOBODY will pay that amount.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:45 AM
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The highest I ever paid for a fat 1/4 was $3.75.... and I thought that was really high.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:45 AM
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I would buy yardage instead and delete that site. Most I've paid for a fat quarter was under$3. How much is the layer cake. Layer cakes are normally 10"x10". No way I would pay $8 for a fat quarter.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:08 AM
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When did Neimann Marcus start selling fabric?

Seriously that's way too expensive!
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:09 AM
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Were you looking on a European or Australian site by any chance? If not, then I'm presuming it was an error as even here in Canada our Fat Quarters are under $5 usually.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:21 AM
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I was at a small quilt show yesterday and the newer lines of fabric the fat quarters were $2.50 each and some had a sale of 10 for $12. I buy fat quarters in bundles online so I didn't buy any single ones. One vendor had a sale: $12 a half yard, now $10 a half yard. The fabric looked the same as all the other fabric. I stood and looked at the sign to be sure I was reading it right. I wished I had taken a picture. I didn't even browse her booth, just moved on.
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Old 04-19-2015, 07:50 AM
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Individual fat quarters sell for between $2.00 and $4.00 at LQS. One I was in yesterday had them $4.00 each or 3 for $10.00. Her fabrics, mostly batiks generally run $18.00 to $20.00/m.

I do find that sometimes the FQ that the LQS cut tend to look like they were from lines that did not sell.

But they do stock the precut at the manufacturer ones as well. Interestingly the price (up until a couple months ago the last time I looked) for the manufacturer precuts was the same as they are sold for in the USA. I will have to check now that the Canadian dollar is work so much less if that stays the same.
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