“The fabric industry has experienced remarkable increases in cost of fabrics over the last 4 years, driving printers to demand we PREORDER fabrics before they will even print them so there are never any overstocks they have to discount to get rid of… eliminating the dealers who used to offer overstocks at reduced prices, which used to give the small business owner some opportunities to make money on industry overprints. Now there are none. We are forced to pay full price for everything and can not count on being able to reorder winners. The leftovers are not there! Couple that with about a 25% \ across the board increase in fabric costs over the last 4 years and we are in crisis. People can barely afford to sew now. It is killing business for fabric shop owners and diminishing the incentive to sew. Quilting is becoming a hobby for only rich people! Help!”