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Thread: How do I find a fabric that's not at the store anymore??

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    OMGoodness. I had no idea that fabric changes so much!

    I was commissioned to make the exact same quilt that I made for my grandmother this winter. Hancock's had the sale today and I went....not a single one that's the same. I know that different lines come out with new stuff all the time...but gee whiz!!

    So, where do I go to search for these fabrics? I found the exact same backing material at the online shop I got it at last time But what do I do about these absolutely cotton fabrics?

    I don't even know where to start searching. Should I call the store and find out how the manufacturer is? I spent hours tonight searching through my favorite shops from the hop and can't find anything. Any suggestions??

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    Did you try Hancocks online ? or maybe post what it is you are looking for and we can look in out local Hancocks ? Maybe one of the other stores hasn't sold out of it yet...
    Sharon

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    i've had good luck using

    http://www.quiltshops.com/index.html

    you can just put in the name of the fabric line and results will come up.

    you can even do a search with the fabric name and the word sale and only the sites that have that fabric line on sale will come up.

    you could also check ebay.

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    Super Member mpeters1200's Avatar
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    I didn't even think about trying hancock's online. I should probably call the store and see what the names or lines those fabrics were. I've been asked to make a copy of the quilt I made for Gramma.

    You can see all those fabrics here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14807.page
    I don't know if I have any pictures of the fabrics up close than what's in that thread. I don't think the pictures are that great. I'm going to see what I can do.

    Thanks for the ideas!

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    besides this site, one can post a "wanted" on these sites:

    www.missingfabrics.com
    www.fabrics.net
    www.rjrfabrics.com
    www.ladybuttonfabrics.com
    www.all-about-fabrics.com
    www.cranstonvillage.com

    On the rjrfabrics.com, click on "fabrics" and go from there

    cranstonvillage - one has to sign up

    missingfabrics.com and fabrics.net are great sites


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    If you have not tried, there is a little book I receive every so often called Keepsake Quilting. You can order fabric from them by attaching a little square in the special boxes and they will try to help you find them or a match for them. You might try their on-line store at Keepsakequilting.com.
    Good Luck

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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I did find most of them on Hancock's site, but they were out of stock. Found the same colors but different fabrics at JoAnn's.
    i hope she likes what I found

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    Try Eleanor Burns, quilt in a day. They had the material my daughter needed.

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    Just for future reference you might want to try craftconn.com. I have found some fabric that I needed there. Their prices are right and the selection they have is terrific.

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    I've had good luck with equilter.com on occasion. Found some discontinued cherry fabric I just "had" to have. :-)

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