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SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
4:37 AM

Post #8701162

I am fairly new not only here at DG but at sewing in general. My knowledge of where to buy fabrics boils down to Joann's, Country Cottage (my friends shop), Sewing Studio, and a tiny quilt shop which I can't even remember the name of. The only two that are close to me are the first two, the last two, although a beautiful selection of fabrics and awesome sales is about an hour away. So, with that said. I am trying to open up the online shopping experience to me.

My sister-n-law, Thunder has been helping me with some fabulous fabric links but I thought maybe some of you had some others that were good too.

This thread is specially for posting links to the sites you love the most for your fabric buying habit. Thanks to all who post on here.

(Yes, I do the thrift stores, estate sales, and other garage/yard sales too).

PS...Please feel free to share International Sites also. I found a really cool one in Scotland. I have a friend that lives there. She is placing an order for me and bringing it to me in October. I can't wait. There's goes by Meter's which she said is about 3.3' so a little over a yard. I will post that link too.

This message was edited Jul 19, 2011 7:41 AM

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
4:38 AM

Post #8701164

Here's one Thunder shared with me and I must say I love it! Wish I had money this week to go buy some stuff from here:

http://greenfairyquilts.com/

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
4:45 AM

Post #8701173

This is the link for the site in Scotland/UK area. It is listed per metre as they spell it. Their width of fabric is a lot larger than ours. I find most of theirs to be 58" or 60" wide. My friend lives in Scotland, she is coming to us in October.

http://www.online-fabrics.co.uk/#

Here is a currency convertor, lol.

http://coinmill.com/GBP_USD.html

This message was edited Jul 19, 2011 7:47 AM

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 19, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8701254

Here's my local quilt fabric store: http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/

They are about 6 blocks from Mom's house..(am I mean, or what...)

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8701280

Thanks for sharing Melody. ------> Spoiled! lol

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8701329

Great sites Bev. Have you had a chance to look at the sticky thread at the top of our forum? There are some great sites there too that may be helpful...

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
8:47 AM

Post #8701574

What in the world is a sticky thread? I will need to go investigate this, lol.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
9:03 AM

Post #8701600

Check the "sticky" quilting Links thread. Lots of links for lots of places in there.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 19, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8701641

The "sticky" means that it stays at the top of the thread whenever a new page comes along. It is always there for reference.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
11:16 AM

Post #8701850

Thanks Barb I found it! Hurray! =)
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 19, 2011
12:53 PM

Post #8702027

Looking at the prices at Hancocks-Paducah. Makes me want to go shopping there.
Thanks for the links...I am not buying any fabric right now...I am not buying any fabric right now...
If I can just keep telling myself that.

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 19, 2011
12:57 PM

Post #8702040

lol, Housse301 you are funny

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 19, 2011
1:14 PM

Post #8702078

Paducah is full of little 'boutique' fabric shops too...and the whole town transforms for the month of April for the Quilt Show...every vacant building or cubbyhole is rented for the month by vendors who come in just for the Quilt Show...then Eleanor Burns has a huge fabric sale (and in typical Eleanor Burns style...a monster tent party) Her tent blew away in a storm this year, the night before the Quilt Show opened, and she had another one brought in and set up by daybreak the next morning. Her shop is one of the big attractions during Quilt Week. Caryl Fallert has a studio (more like a mansion) in Paducah too...(she's my hero).

Fabric vendors from around the world come in just for this. Then,there are the vendors selling vintage fabric (NOT reproduction) flour sacks, old lace, antique quilt tops, Featherweights, fancy sewing cabinets and gazillions of notions. The Post Office sets up a special kiosk right on the grounds and will pack and ship your purchases home ahead of you. I spend a small fortune that week.

This picture is of the 'hurt book' sale...the publisher puts all of the books with bent corners and cosmetic flaws in a big room and they're all $5 each...some of these books are over $30 retail!

Thumbnail by melody
Click the image for an enlarged view.

abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

July 19, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8702131

Careful Melody, you might have an entire group all show up at your home next year! LOL Going to Paducah is on my "bucket list".

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 19, 2011
2:14 PM

Post #8702174

Hey, I had two ladies from England find me through DG and they showed up: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/938173/?hl=paducah

housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 19, 2011
3:34 PM

Post #8702315

Well we need to see how far that is from me and see if ...have camper will travel.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8703050

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...perhaps I need to make reservations for next April!!!!! Need to think about that.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 20, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8703162

Hey, start planning!

Seriously, if anyone is interested, I'll be happy to help with arrangements. If you stay in Paducah, there are free shuttles during the show to take folks everywhere. Lots of hotels too. If you prefer to stay out of town, there's campgrounds, bed and breakfasts and more hotels. Kentucky Lake is nice that time of year and it is about 40 minutes from Paducah.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 20, 2011
6:29 AM

Post #8703234

Dates: April 25 28 2012

By then I should be settled in FL & ready for a vacation!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 20, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8703637

Many years ago I used to belong to the quilting society thus received their magazines showing quilts in the show. Drooled all year long and longed to go to the show. Now I don't travel very well unless necessary...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 20, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8703651

Hmmmm...I can't post Quilt Show pictures (of the quilts) in a public forum because of copyright laws, but if you all want to have a look at the Quilt Show, I'll create a D-mail group and share them that way. Everyone will need to promise to respect the copyrights of the artists and not repost them elsewhere, but we can get personal enjoyment from them.

I'll post a batch every day for folks to drool over...what do you think?

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

July 20, 2011
9:05 AM

Post #8703680

I promise!!!!! I'd love to see them...
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

July 20, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8703809

I would love to see and will respect copyrights. Promise.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 20, 2011
4:18 PM

Post #8704501

would love to droole again - quilts accepted for Paducah are just so over the top. Thank You Melody .WOW its not what you know its WHO you know...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
6:53 AM

Post #8705708

http://www.fabric.com/cool-cotton-print-sale.aspx?cm_mmc=facebook-_-leigh+ann-_-7%2F15%2F11+coupon+and+sales-_-cool+cotton+print+sale

www.fabric.com always has great fabrics, and great prices. Right now they have a sale starting at $2.98 per yard...

SewSassee

SewSassee
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
9:12 AM

Post #8705969

Awesome!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


July 21, 2011
10:01 AM

Post #8706099

Let me work on the Quilt Show pics a bit...I'll come up with a way for everyone to see them!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

July 21, 2011
10:36 PM

Post #8707764

I would love to see those photo's also!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 4, 2011
8:19 PM

Post #8737742

me too, me too!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


August 5, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8738223

I'll get something created and add everyone to a Dmail Quilt Group. The lovely thing is, if someone else comes along and wants to see, I can add them too (I *think*)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 5, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8738374

That would be fantastic Melody.

BTW, did everyone get the sales notice from Green Fairy Quilts today----30% on jelly rolls and other items.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 5, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8739234

LOL... another enabler! I will not buy fabric, I will not buy fabric... Where did you say the sale was??? lol
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2011
7:06 AM

Post #8739886

Me an enabler?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

August 6, 2011
7:24 AM

Post #8739901

Ya... you know what I'm talking about... don't play coy!! LOL
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 6, 2011
9:28 AM

Post #8740088

LOL but they had such a nice selection of jelly rolls...;-)

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 8, 2011
10:31 PM

Post #8745800

Green fairy has awesome fabrics and it is the ONLY place I buy jelly rolls !!! she has great sales, and has them often!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8746275

...and ship fast! I received my jelly rolls yesterday.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

August 9, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8746797

what did you get??? very curious here???
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 9, 2011
1:12 PM

Post #8746876

I got a neutral and a red jelly roll. I have some things I needed the neutral for and red...I just almost can't pass up red.

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