Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Stash Report

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

Check out how others are doing over at Patchwork Times.

2 Thoughts on “Stash Report

  1. Dee Dee on April 27, 2014 at 8:02 am said:

    Wish I lived near Carthage, MO. I would definitely shop at The Country Store Quilt Shop. Sure hope her idea works great. You got some great fabrics. Your musical baby quilt is certainly taking shape. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It’s amazing how high fabric has gotten, so you did good. I’ve found some nice sale fabrics for less than $6 a yard, so they came home as potential backings. I’ll have to check that shop out the next time we head to Springfield.

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