At $20-25 a yard for quilting fabrics in Sweden, it sounds like those of us in the States need to send Melladh some care packages.
Lol, that's very nice, but you don't have to do that
Truth is, almost everything is expensive here. Because we import everything. So take your prices, and add shipment. Then you add import customs fees. Then you add the cost of renting location here, and salary for the employees. And then you add sales tax.
...and everything is FAR cheaper here than at our neighbor Norway's place
Norway is oil country, so they have a higher baseline than us, but they're also more expensive for regular people. My favorite comparison is what is known as something like "hamburger market price", kind of hard to translate. A burger at a street kiosk costs about $5 here, but it'll cost about $12 in norway.
I'm going on one week vacation next week btw, so I might be out of touch
I've actually only remembered to look up yarn shops where I'm going, no quilt shops! I have to google some more!