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    Trade tarrifs and quilting

    Do you think our precious fabric prices will be affected by the trade war that is looming?
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    #2
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    I hope not.
    Blessed are the children of the piecemakers for they shall inherit the quilts!

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      #3
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      Absolutely. The Law of Unintended Consequences is very powerful. We quilters can soften the blow to our own pocketbooks by turning to our stash, but that will be the death knell for many LQS's, and will impact the online stores as well.

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        I know the theory is that with tariffs being imposed on imported goods that more jobs will be created here in the US. I have my doubts. So many of the textile mills that once were all over the East Coast have since been shut down. Another thing that could be affected could be tools; something I love to buy!
        Gaye :icon_wave:

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          #5
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          I never liked what happened to our manufacturing base, in all areas not just fabrics. I prefer sticking with North American manufacturers where ever possible.
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          Women are Angels.
          When someone
          break's our wings
          we will continue to
          fly...usually on a
          broomstick.
          We're flexible like that.
          - embroitique

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            #6
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            Oh wow I never even thought of that. I hope fabric won't go up in price but I have a feeling it will. Well the upside maybe it will motivate some of us to use up our stash. Too bad, shopping online for fabric is so much fun.

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              #7
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              If every sort of group in this country organizes and demonstrates maybe quilt guilds would band together and march on Washington.
              Michele

              to the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world...

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                Originally posted by chelea View Post
                If every sort of group in this country organizes and demonstrates maybe quilt guilds would band together and march on Washington.
                Irate quilters with rotary cutters, pins, and scissors (but not the good fabric ones). There should be fear! We can rip a few seams while we are at it!
                Be who you are and say what you feel
                because those who mind don't matter,
                and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

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                  #9
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                  Yes, it is going to happen, we just don't yet know the ramifications. For example, have already seen how the price of precuts have gone up. Charm packs that used to be $6 are now $8, etc. I think it will eventually be up to us to support our online and brick and mortar stores whenever possible. I find I try to go to my closest store and purchase SOMEthing. Funds aren't always available, but a few half quarters at least. A yard or two when I can. Heck, buy stock.

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                    #10
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                    I think we can hold out hope a bit. Tariffs used to be the only way that the U.S. Government raised money. But they're not necessarily set on "all" imported goods, just the ones that compete with American-made products. For example, the US still makes steel, and so tariffs will probably be put on steel. But the US makes hardly any fabric anymore, so there may not be a tariff.

                    I love the image of protesting with rotary cutters raised high; I'd be there with you. But a letter to your congressional representative and your two senators might be easier. And it could help.
                    Toni ... If I keep sewing long enough, will they make their own dinner?

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                      Originally posted by toggpine View Post
                      Irate quilters with rotary cutters, pins, and scissors (but not the good fabric ones). There should be fear! We can rip a few seams while we are at it!
                      The political halfwits would probably assume we were there to slice their pizzas with our rotary cutters. Lol

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                        #12
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                        If it all comes to past, I think we will be amazed at how many items are affected by this. Even Maine lobster which many people depend upon around here.

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                          #13
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                          Don't know about fabric. Most manufacturers use Japanese or Pacific countries for fabrics. Most of the new tariffs are geared toward China so some of the blades/tools may increase. I don't expect to see much change.

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                            #14
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                            The good fabric and machines come from japan. But stuff for the big box stores like walmart and joanns comes from china.
                            Blogging ahead.....research in quilting and sewing with a dab of cooking/recipes too.

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                              #15
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                              Just think what it will do to Hobby Lobby. ALL their merchandise comes from China.

                              Mmmm. I may have to rephrase that. All the labels I have seen are "Made in China". I don't know where their fabric comes from.

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