of course when it comes just to plain fabric it is easy to find better prices, and sales are almost all over. but, talcking about our fabuolus quilting 100% cotton fabric, well - there you can really have no chance at all to find a good deal.
I was happy to hear the prices are lower in the usa. but, am I still happy for myself?
can you imagine how "easily" you quilt for a friend with such prices?
and, talking about the internet... a couple of things to look after: if you fall in love for that special shade of red you saw in a on line shop, so that you decide to go for a 2 yard cut, you'd be rather disapponted to see it was not the rusty red you were looking for, but a whitish shade that just doesn't work. all because pictures of the fabrics are not balanced in colour. or so can be you screen!!
and when you order a 2 yards cut for, let's say 16 $, they bill you let's say 12$ shipping... or, you make it a bigger sale so that in percentage the shipping is smaller... then it comes to europe and the customs add 20% taxes, and then on the total amount you get it's then another 20% taxes - I cannot even say what for! - so, what price are we now up to?
well you can see how much I get angry about it. all because manufaturers keep prices for overseas so high.
the same for all items, rulers and cutters, and mats...!
I must really love it!!
Va, I know your prices are higher then ours ,but we are also not happy with the mark-up on fabric here. I tired to buy good fabric form the shops that have put their fabric on sale, I may not always get what I want but I know I'll find a good use for it someday. I wish much success in trying to keep your cost down. We are all working for that as well .. Barbara
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Prices for fabric have certainly sky rocketed in the last couple of years. Most quilt shops are $9.00 and up, mostly up. I'm so glad I have a stash. I still buy fabric but try to get it on sale. Even our noted JoAnn's store here has their prices in the $9.00 range.
Much of the fabric we buy is not made in the states anymore. So I wonder why the cost is so high elsewhere.
It figures everything is overseas except the local high calorie burger. Oh my there is dreaded thought if they start shipping that in.
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