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Thread: FabMo distribution

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    Super Member KarenBarnes's Avatar
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    For those in the San Mateo CA and surrounding areas there is another distribution this coming weekend! They rescue designer fabrics from the landfill and give them away! You just need to make an appointment! Go to www.fabmo.org for more info. Friday 18th 9-6 and Saturday 19th 9-3. Wish I were closer, this sounds like fun!

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    wow, I hope others on the quilting board will go to this, I am too far away, thanks for sharing this information

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    Wow, what a great I idea! Too bad I live in NH...

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    What a lovely idea

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    hmmm, I live just across the bay. I wonder how much of a zoo this is. Anyone here been before?

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    Wish I could afford a road trip.

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    Oh man! Im in fla and that's a ride! Hope some of you on board gets some.

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    Ya know if they can do it in California, and Indiana why couldn't other states do it?

    Oh the questions that this poses! lol

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    That is such a great idea....glad its rescued from the land fill!

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    I'm a few hours away or I'd be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    hmmm, I live just across the bay. I wonder how much of a zoo this is. Anyone here been before?
    I've gone a couple of times (April and May). They keep things manageable by requiring you to make an appointment.

    Unlike other distributions I've seen mentioned here, this one (at least in my experience) has been focused on decorator fabrics -- drapery and upholstery samples. They're all really lovely, but nothing is bigger than a FQ. I picked up quite a number of pieces thinking to make purses or totes from it, but found that this sort of fabric tends to fray really easily and is a bit difficult to work with. [YMMV, of course.]

    The folks there are very, very nice and most of the browsers are quite happy to share ideas for what to do with the fabric once you get it home.

    If you're in the area (I drove over from Oakland), it's worth going to at least once!

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    I think all of us envy anyone in the area. Maybe more communities will do the same in the future. Lets hope anyhow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltin'Lady
    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK
    hmmm, I live just across the bay. I wonder how much of a zoo this is. Anyone here been before?
    I've gone a couple of times (April and May). They keep things manageable by requiring you to make an appointment.


    If you're in the area (I drove over from Oakland), it's worth going to at least once!
    Thanks for the info. Since I would really only use quilting cottons, this sounds like it wouldn't fit my needs. But I think it's a great resource for those who can use home dec. fabrics!

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    QuiltnLady,
    I really appreciate your response. Thank you!

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    wow i have heard of this before im to far away or i would be there!!! wonder why we dont have anything like that around here?

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    maybe if someone from that area that can go would be willing to share with some of us and sale it real cheap to us
    (just a thought )

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    It's an agreement that whatever is picked up for free there is used and NOT resold for profit. Just an FYI :>

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