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    I noticed that some online fabric offer free shipping, which is good if you live hours away from the nearest fabric store. Is there any suggestions to which is tried and trusted.

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    I buy online a lot even with 7 fabric stores here in town. I don't have any favorites with free shipping. Sometimes they offer discounted shipping. Was there some store you were interested in?

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    Connecting Threads offers free shipping (in the US) for orders over $50 (at least, the do right now). I'm in Canada, so no free shipping for me :( But I just received my first order from them today and am very pleased with the fabric quality and will definitely order from them again. Even paying shipping, it's cheaper for me to order from them than to shop locally for the quality of fabric (which is kind of sad).

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    I love to go to Equilter.com. I like to see the new arrivals. Equilter has them long before our local fabric stores. They are very prompt on shipping.

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    Fabric.com has free shipping with a $35 order, and they have great sales too.

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    Hancock of Paducah is one I order from and batting from Joann. I also buy lots off Ebay lately both used and new fabric and from small quilt stores or online quilt stores. The only one I have had problems with is Keepsake quilting. Yardage that was short an inch and FQ that where cut really weird and small.

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    Here is more information.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41417-1.htm

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    I recently ordered from Rocking Chair Quilts. They offer free shipping over $30. They called me the same day I placed the order to confirm some information, and sent out the package Priorty Mail. Good customer service.

    Decent sales as well.

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    I am basically housebound, so I do 99% of my fabric shopping on line. So far I haven't had any trouble with anyone I've ordered from. Some are slower than others, but all the fabric I've purchased as been very nice. Lots are folder to look pretty, lots are in plastic bags, several have a sticker as to what fabric you bought. I've gotten lots of free shipping, and if I didn't the prices of the fabric made up for it. I've ordered from all the stores listed on this thread as well as most on the thread JenniePenny put on here.

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    Missouri Star Quilt Company offers $5 shipping on orders up to $99, then free shipping for orders $100 or more.

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    I use fabric shack all the time, have done for ages, they are great. They charge a minimal postage and they have very good sales all the time.

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    If you are into Batiks or Asian prints, Seawatch Fabrics is a great place to shop. Free shipping over $30 everyday, shipping is priority and is quick. They also have some fabrics printed specially for them, so you can't find them anywhere else. I'm always pleased with my orders!

    If you sign up for the shop hop emails, you will get ads from places that occasionally offer free shipping.

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    Fabric.com and Connecting Threads are my favorites.

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    Delta Patchwork is another good one.

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    I love Connecting Threads!

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    How about Cotton Patch? Has anyone ordered from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by deema
    Connecting Threads offers free shipping (in the US) for orders over $50 (at least, the do right now). I'm in Canada, so no free shipping for me :( But I just received my first order from them today and am very pleased with the fabric quality and will definitely order from them again. Even paying shipping, it's cheaper for me to order from them than to shop locally for the quality of fabric (which is kind of sad).
    I am in Canada also and have also bought from Connecting Threads and liked their service and the quality of the fabrics i bought. I have also bought from Favorite fabrics and love their fabric also. Even with shipping it is much cheaper to buy online than at any local shops. And yes, I agree that it is sad. I don't understand why the same fabrics that we can buy here are soooo much cheaper in the US even after paying the shipping charges.

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    Connecting Threads, Fabric.com, and Hancock's of Paducah online are my favorite sites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashlett
    I use fabric shack all the time, have done for ages, they are great. They charge a minimal postage and they have very good sales all the time.
    And you should see it in person!!!! They are for me - it's located in a small town full of antiques shops and is a wonderful place to spend the day!

    There is also their other store that has every possible piece of decorator fabric and trim imaginable!!

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    buying fabrics on line is easier if you sign up for all the newsletters ..... they'll let you know when they have good deals like free shipping or half price sales. i keep a list of all the online shops i come across, browse and sign up for their newsletters. have had a lot of good deals and no problems.

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    This is my first place to go, and has been for about 6 years now.

    http://www.quiltshops.com

    It's a compilation of 200 or so stores. You can search for what you want, example, Clothworks black, or Moda moire, then you will be able to see all the stores that are carrying what you want. Then just compare prices, and order from the individual store.

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    I'm liking your avatar & would like to see more pics Very pretty!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluphrog
    Missouri Star Quilt Company offers $5 shipping on orders up to $99, then free shipping for orders $100 or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dellareya
    I love to go to Equilter.com. I like to see the new arrivals. Equilter has them long before our local fabric stores. They are very prompt on shipping.
    Me too. I have often found a specialty fabric I needed when I couldn't find it anywhere else. Now, I go there first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennid
    I noticed that some online fabric offer free shipping, which is good if you live hours away from the nearest fabric store. Is there any suggestions to which is tried and trusted.
    When they have free shipping, I get fabric from The Virginia Quilter. They have excellent quality fabric and great service.

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    Hancock of Paducah, connecting threads, Love Missouri Quilt Co - I haven't had any trouble with online purchases - Grandmother's Attic was great as well

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