Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Fabric Depot..

  1. #1
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    7,316
    Blog Entries
    41

    Fabric Depot..

    So sad to report they have announced "After 26 years in business, we are sad to announce that Fabric Depot is shutting its doors Sunday, October 21 at 5:00pm. etc..."

    Such a wonderful place to shop, very knowledgeable and friendly staff, great selections, oh, I could go on forever. I'm sure when someone has asked if you know of any fabric stores on Portland, Or. Fabric Depot was one of the first you mentioned.

    I grieve with you!

    There is a 40% off sale until closing.
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 10-19-2018 at 02:15 AM.
    http://s1248.photobucket.com/albums/hh485/KitsieH/
    Never regret growing older, its a privilege denied to many.
    Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

    Kitsie

  2. #2
    Super Member Peckish's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    6,961
    Blog Entries
    1
    We knew it was only a matter of time. Their inventory kept shrinking, but there was always some bizarre excuse. They had to do a major repair on the roof, so they were short on cash. They made the aisles larger for ADA reasons (supposedly make it easier for wheelchairs and disabled persons). They did a reset and cut back on some fabrics in order to make room for other fabrics that never appeared. They would never admit they were struggling, even when asked outright.

    Very sad, I've been shopping there for years. They had some absolutely gorgeous Italian shirting cotton once, I really wanted to make my husband a dress shirt with it but it was $30 or $35 a yard and it was a little out of my budget at the time. I've regretted that ever since.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    635
    That is so sad. My family knows that any trip through Portland has to include a trip to Fabric Depot.

  4. #4
    Super Member kittenquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Currently,Missouri
    Posts
    1,342
    Oh no! I always go there when we are in Portland!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/kittenquilt

  5. #5
    Super Member KalamaQuilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SW Washington USA
    Posts
    3,246
    Other than what was given to me, I'd say 90% of my stash came from there. and 50% of my books. Probably my fault they are going out, I quit buying fabric in 2001...

  6. #6
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    174

    Fabric Depot (Portland, OR) is closing :-(

    The brick and mortar location for Fabric Depot in Portland, OR is closing effective 5PM on October 21st. They are having a 40% off everything sale. I'm still trying to confirm what this means for their website presence - today their website won't return anything as being available for purchase.

    I live in the Seattle, WA area and even though I don't go to Portland a lot...every time I do go to Portland I spend lots of money at Fabric Depot. I am trying to determine if it's worth the 3 hour drive for one final shopping trip - I heard their stock is already pretty low....probably been preparing for the closing for some months now.

  7. #7
    Senior Member sewingitalltogether's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Washington, Michigan
    Posts
    950
    My sister just called me to tell me the store is so crammed full of people that they should close the doors to more people. She said the lines are 2 hours long. And the lady in front of her had a cart loaded higher than she is tall.

  8. #8
    Super Member PamelaOry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    Philomath, Oregon
    Posts
    1,597
    Blog Entries
    1
    I’m so sad! I live in the Corvallis area and we just lost a well established local store, now this... I’ve only been there a handful of times as I’m a new quilter but I love that store!
    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
    ~Mahatma Ghandi

  9. #9
    Super Member madamekelly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Central Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
    Posts
    7,658
    Blog Entries
    1

    Say good bye to an old favorite “Fabric Depot”....

    On October 21 st, at 5:00 pm, all Fabric Depot locations will be closing for good. Get your bargains while you can. It is like loosing an old friend.

    https://www.fabricdepot.com/ For the full story.
    If you always do, what you have always done, The results never change. Change is the wings you give yourself.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Chula Vista CA
    Posts
    6,586
    That's too bad. I was never able to visit the stores but did shop on-line.

  11. #11
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Myrtle Beach, SC
    Posts
    7,523
    Fabric Depot is not taking online orders anymore, so only local folks can take advantage of sales. I was sad to hear this, too.
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

  12. #12
    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Posts
    13,595
    So sad to hear it's closing. I loved going to that store when I lived in Oregon and always shopped there when I went back to visit.

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    western arkansas
    Posts
    1,874
    So sad! I hate to see another quilt shop close.

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    653
    I just got an email about this. I had purchased fabric online, but when we went to Portland for a convention, I made sure I went there with a friend. We had a great time and had our purchases shipped since it was free for orders over $100. I am very sad to see it close.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.