Misc Cotton Fabric & Thread Supplies are Drying Up

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Okay, peeps if you need cotton yarn, thread, or fabric get it NOW!!! The supply line is drying up. Apparently a lot of the cotton used to make quilting fabric, and cotton thread, is grown in India and locusts devoured that crop! Ditto for cotton thread.

You've been forewarned.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Thankfully, I stocked up obsessively 10-12 years ago... when hand printed and diet quality cotton bstiks could be found for $5-$6 a yard. All of it has been preached, ironed and stored in fabric organizers which look like clear topped small suitcases. Plus, I have bolts of cotton jersey, 10 oz cotton duck, as well as tons of wool and several bolts of silk.

About the only thing I'd like to have more of (but won't be getting) is heavy 100% cotton denim. I've got a great source in Pennsylvania, and they have great sales. Get on their e-mail list and you'll get offers and heads-up on sales... last fall I got heavyweight brushed twill in RealTree camo pattern (making dog beds out of it) for $4 a yard! They're called Nick of Time Textiles...

Summerthyme
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
Thankfully, I stocked up obsessively 10-12 years ago... when hand printed and diet quality cotton bstiks could be found for $5-$6 a yard. All of it has been preached, ironed and stored in fabric organizers which look like clear topped small suitcases. Plus, I have bolts of cotton jersey, 10 oz cotton duck, as well as tons of wool and several bolts of silk.

About the only thing I'd like to have more of (but won't be getting) is heavy 100% cotton denim. I've got a great source in Pennsylvania, and they have great sales. Get on their e-mail list and you'll get offers and heads-up on sales... last fall I got heavyweight brushed twill in RealTree camo pattern (making dog beds out of it) for $4 a yard! They're called Nick of Time Textiles...

Summerthyme
Thanks I’ll check them out!
 

Faroe

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Missouri Star Quilt did seem to have a lot of "out of stock" notices on their site. I didn't see a mention of any forseable delays in inventory, but they are delaying shipping for up to two weeks for yardage that they need to cut. I guess I'll see my order some time in June...
Connecting threads had a lot on Clearance, but is limiting cuts to full yards. Sucks. I loved their half yard cuts. Most of the time, I don't need a full yard and $10 worth of any particular print. However I am VERY picky about color and prints, and the layercake bundles aren't usually a good value for me. I did find a couple of charm packs I liked - "Kansas troubles" and some other similar vintagey farm-house sort of print and colorway. Wish I liked Tula's colors more... I think her drawing rocks, but I don't work with brights.
 
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nomifyle

Veteran Member
This thread made me look at fabric online, but I decided not to buy anything. I have so many clothes that I can't wear that I could cut up and either make a quilt or just about anything else. I have a large stash of sewing notions.

Judy
 

Faroe

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I could use more Sew-line glue sticks, more Dritz hexies, a re-fill on Best Press and another packet of milliner's needles. Also been wanting a turntable cutting mat. Nevertheless, it will all have to sit in the cart for the remainder of the month. May's budget for crafting is pretty much shot. At least I'll have some fresh new prints to work with.
 
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