Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quilting facts

While browsing for how to's on quilting I came across some fun facts and figures about Quilting in America in 2010. The data is 2 years old but nevertheless interesting to know and see where you fit into the statistics. 
The statistics on page 2 are more applicable in my case:
  • In the past 12 months, purchased an average of 93.6 yards of fabric at a cost of $927.10 ($9.90 average price per yard)
  • In the past 12 months, spent an average of $144.10 on thread
  • Own an average of 2.7 sewing machines. I own 2 machines.
  • The majority (85%) have a room dedicated to sewing/quilting activities.
  • All the internet statistics hold true also.
I am such a newbie at quilting and would definitely be an outlier for the stats on page 1.
Which of the statistics hold true for you?


  1. Interesting stats, but I plead the fifth on how much I spend. I noticed the average age is 62, I would have thought it younger.

  2. Maybe the 62+ folks were the ones who were available for the survey, the younger ones were at work :)

  3. Maybe the thread one. I am a thrift shop fabric purchaser...and I own 6 sewing machines ...blush... But I'm only in my 40's. :)

  4. I need to start visiting thrift shops, internet purchases are less fun.


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