Monday, October 20, 2008

fabric feedback...

I need your help! I would love to know where you purchase your fabric. Right now I'm looking for some cute, more modern choices and Joann's just isn't cutting it (they hardly ever have anything worth purchasing). So, I come to you seeking feedback. I've been looking online and I've listed a few of the sites I've visited recently. Perhaps you've purchased from them before...and if so, let me know what you think.

http://www.reprodepot.com/ (super expensive)
http://www.purlsoho.com/ (all sorts of goodies)
http://www.superbuzzy.com/ (a random assortment)
http://www.fabric.com/ (surprisingly there's lots to choose from...and their prices aren't so bad)

Thanks for your help!

8 comments:

Doreen T. said...

I haven't actually bought fabric online before because I'm too timid when selecting fabric. Fabric shopping for me involves so much more than just visual attraction; I have to feel the weight, "softness vs. scratchiness," nap, etc. before I can make a decision.

With that said, I was impressed with the fabric selection at Craft Warehouse in Boise. (Bring a large bag/suitcase and take home fabric when you visit Kara next month.) I also like some of the smaller boutique quilt/fabric stores locally. My favorite is here in DM; come for a visit and we can walk up there and shop 'til we drop!

Robica said...

Yea for Craft Warehouse! Do you have a Hancocks? Happy belated Birthday!

Robb said...

Cora always gets her fabric from Jo-Ann fabrics. They seem expensive at first glance, but its not too hard to find 50-90% off coupons. (They usually have the coupon book right near the store entrance, in fact).

samandpeteVDP said...

Hey Anne,
Here are a couple other shops that I generally check out. Purl soho is my absolute favorite, but they're fancy-pants and can be expensive. Check out:

www.sewmamasew.com
www.pinkchalkfabrics.com (she's local...bainbridge island I think)
www.jcarolinecreative.com
Also, hartsfabric.com has a pretty good selection.

Living abroad, I have become an expert at online fabric shopping. Many of the above sites are very helpful in you have questions, specifically about color and what matched what as it's sometimes hard to tell online.
When I was home in the summer, I went to Pacific Fabrics in Puyallup, but I think they have other stores around the area. They are AWESOME, a little pricey, but when you start buying nicer fabrics, it's worth it. You can tell the difference when you're working with it and you won't ever go to Jo-Ann's again! They carry a lot of the modern designers and will definitely have all the Amy Butler stuff you have up on your post. Good Luck and have lotsa fun!

Krista said...

online fabric shopping...whoa, this is a whole new realm I haven't been introduced to yet. I may have to give it a try...yes, the des moines store is good! there's also great selections at a quilt shop in gig harbor by the water...a little bit of a hike but they have some nice choices! I'm also glad to know I'm not the only one my age looking for fabric!

kate said...

oh...what are you making. I hope some cute kids aprons I can snag for my girls :)

I love purl soho and so sad that I missed the shop in NYC. She was on Martha too.

we have fabric depot here. Cheap, but LOTS to choose from. And there are a few others here in Portland. You could make the trip :)

good luck

katemcdonald said...

I couldn't even sew a button on if I had to..sorry! Wish I could be of more help..finally saw Fireproof Sunday...

christy said...

I meant to tell you when I talked to you today that I was at Ikea today and they have fabric! It was a little funky/modern/typical ikea style from what I saw just walking by... but prices were decent!