when our Fabricland closed up before I quilted, I bought lots of Christmas fabric to make present bags instead of using wrapping paper. I also bought ribbons, some buttons etc. for dirt cheap. I am still using some of the fabric and never regretted it.
I do regret that I did not quilt at that time. Now that I do, the Fabricland just south of me closed up over a year ago and I have to go down into Toronto or up north to get to a quilting store. There is no close quilt store near me at all so go for it, you won't regret it. lol