Wednesday, February 9, 2011

hello thrifty friends!

Now, I know it is hard to stomach, but the fact is this darn cotton is only getting more expensive and our fabric that we love so dearly is directly impacted!! I am trying to come to terms with it myself, so I can only imagine how it is sometimes when you walk in your quilt store and you see $10/yard and even $11/yard fabric.

Thank goodness for American Quilt Retailer. They have some smart people over there and they decided to ask opinions. But they didn't just ask anyone. Of course not. They asked the heads of the fabric companies we all know ( Hoffman , Marcus , Michael Miller , Moda , Robert Kaufman ) and many others. So please read what they have to say.

Maybe it will make it just a little bit easier for all of us to understand :)

1 comment:

  1. Bonnie, The article you posted about rising fabric prices was very informative. Basicallly it comes down to supply and demand. I was encouraged that many companies felt that the prices would level out, perhaps within a year. In the meantime, the fabric companies seem to be doing their best to absorb some of the increases and still continue to supply quality fabrics for us. The prices haven't increased much over the past five years, so it is kind of a shock to us now. I still believe it is important to buy the best quality fabric, so the time and creativity we put into our quilts will stand the test of time, not fading or coming apart. A friend of mine showed me an amazing quilt her mother had made with inexpensive fabric and it was so sad because it had faded so much. She had spent hours and hours on a beautiful quilt, only to have it start deteriorating immediately. That was a lesson to me to use only the best materials. Thanks for the link to the article. Dianna