The third border is complete and I’ve started the 4th one, but that means I still can’t count any fabric out. But there is two yards of fabric to count in.
Yesterday I stopped in at The Country Store Quilt Shop, 14426 Burr Oak Road Carthage, MO 64836. Phone: (417) 827-6626. It’s outside of town southwest of the intersection of I-44 and US 71.
When I walked in I was greeted by the shop owner who asked me if I was looking for anything particular (I wasn’t) then she asked me if I knew the pricing policy.
$7 a yard for 45-inch quilting cotton
I made the comment that at that price I could actually afford some fabric the she explained her pricing philosophy. Essentially, she is concerned that we will lose a whole generation of quilters who won’t start quilting with prices so high and those of us who do quilt are being hard pressed to buy fabric. She’s decided to take a stand against the high prices and believes she’ll make it work by volume of sales. She started her experiment a month ago, so I hope she makes it work.
So what did I buy? 7 – 1/4 yard cuts of “white” neutrals, plus a 1/4 yard cut of purple. I noticed while cutting the neutrals for my hexagon quilt most of them had a cream or beige background.
So, this week’s numbers:
Fabric added this week: 2 yards
Fabric added to date: 59.879 yards
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used to date: 38.987 yards
Net used to date: -20.982 yards
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