|May 2013 Progress - Nearly Insane Quilt|
|The Quilt Road Trip stopping at Roxanne's Quilt Shop, Carpinteria, California|
Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of quilt shops in the UK, but let's put things in perspective. The current exchange rate between US dollars and GB Pounds means that in the UK you would normally pay between £9.99 - £13.99 for a metre of fabric, which is equivalent to $15.29 - $21.41. In the US you pay between $8.99 - $12.99 (+ Sales Tax) for a yard of fabric (which is about 9cm / 3.5 inches shorter than a metre), which works out about £6.33 - £9.16. Throw in a 30% Memorial Day Sale, and it works out about £4.43 - £6.41 a yard. Happy Days!
You can see above the Nearly Insane blocks I managed to complete on my journey, and in the next few posts I will keep you up to date with that progress, and some of the great shops I visited along the way.
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