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    Junior Member Tamara's Avatar
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    Do most of you go to the local fabic shop to get you suppies or do you order online? I'm new at quilting and so far I've been going to local stores and walmart. I've never ordered online.
    Thanks for the advice.

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    LQS, Walmart, Joann's, Thriftstores, other fabric shops as well as online :D:D:D

    Check out the Main and Links section for sales and coupon codes for the online shops :D:D:D

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    I shop everywhere, online, LQS, garage sales, craigslist, ebay, you name it. Wherever I can find the best price for what I want and need.

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    I love to go to the store for fabric...its nice to get out of the house...I have more than 4 quilt shops near by and several fabric stores an 3 Joann's within 1/2 hour. I do not buy fabric or shop at Walmart but have it near by. 3 within 1/2 hour...I have not been to the house of Martins but heard its good...that is 1/2hour away. Keepsake quilting is an hour been there.

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    Anywhere that good cotton is available. :)

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    Locally as well as on-line. Links section here is a great source for on-line bargins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I love to go to the store for fabric...its nice to get out of the house...I have more than 4 quilt shops near by and several fabric stores an 3 Joann's within 1/2 hour. I do not buy fabric or shop at Walmart but have it near by. 3 within 1/2 hour...
    That is great. I only have 2 shops within 30 miles. If I go to Lincoln I have more but that is an hour and half.

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    I shop mostly at local shops, but I do order online, too. I find I like to be able to touch the fabric and actually see the true colors. :D

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    I am more and more ordering online and also buying, because of economy, off this list or ebay previously owned fabric. All together buying way less over the last 3-4 years.

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    I've never shopped online for fabric. You'd have to pay shippig on top of the price of the fabric, but if its out of state I suppose you save the sales tax.

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    I only buy stuff on line when there is free shipping. I haven't bought fabric but I buy lots of other stuff from Amazon and Joanns. If your state does not have sales tax, you do not pay sales tax no matter where you buy it from.
    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    I've never shopped online for fabric. You'd have to pay shippig on top of the price of the fabric, but if its out of state I suppose you save the sales tax.

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    I shop mostly on line and find great deals and cheaper fabric prices even with shipping.Can't beat the convenience.

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    I try to go to LQS, like to support the local businesses, but it is a small store so I do buy most of my fabric online.

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    I try to support my local shops whenever possible, but I do shop online as well when there are good sales or free shipping. Try to get the best quality fabric you can - I'm now finding that quilts I made years ago (before cotton fabrics were as prevalent as they are now)are starting to disintegrate. Primarily it's where I've used muslin instead of a sturdier cotton.

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    I usually find my "oh my" pieces online, then fill in with stuff from Walmart or Joanns. Every now and then I get out of town and hit Hancocks, but mostly its local stuff. The Joann's in my town just closed down and I got TONS of stuff that I probably wouldn't have bought, but it was on closeout.
    Have fun shopping!

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    I go to Hancock and JoAnns and my LQS, but I do buy a lot of fabric and items on line and through Ebay

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    I shop on line mostly, since I am in a very small rural town and don't have a good sized fabric shop nearby. Closest would be about 4 hr drive 1 way.
    Either that or wait 1 a year when we visit our kids in Kansas and shop there

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    Joann's and ebay...LQS double prices on everything especially the rulers and notions.

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    I shop anywhere there is fabric to be bought or looked at. Walmart, thrift stores, shirt clearances at men's shops and yard sales. I love Connecting Threads online shop, you can request a free catalog on their website and get free ones from Keepsakes Quilting and Hancock's of Paducah. Get them! They are inspiring, full of quilt pictures and projects. (I never pay shipping from Connecting Threads!) Do a shop hop: one is online right now: Fabshophop.com and you will have all the quilt shops online right at your fingertips. Sign up for the newsletters and you'll know about a fabric sale in advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    You'd have to pay shipping on top of the price of the fabric, but if its out of state I suppose you save the sales tax.
    And if you live "in the middle of nowhere", remember that the cost of shipping may offset the gasoline that you're not burning.

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    I love the magazines, Keepsake Quilting, Connecting Threads, Nancy's Notions (just to name a few of my favs). They all have quilting supplies and have discounts too. Also, equilter (online) will sometimes ship for free and so will some of the magazines. One other tidbit, look in the back of your quilt magazines and sometimes they will have catalogs that you can sign up for or request for quilting supplies. There are lots of things out there. One more...sign up for coupons for Joanns, they will soften the wallet for discounts. Hancock (online) is another wonderful online store...i could go on and on...i think this should hold you for a while. Have fun shopping.

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    Thanks, I only have 1 fabic shop thats 25 mins from me everything else but walmart is a hour to hour an a half away. Very small country area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I love to go to the store for fabric...its nice to get out of the house...I have more than 4 quilt shops near by and several fabric stores an 3 Joann's within 1/2 hour. I do not buy fabric or shop at Walmart but have it near by. 3 within 1/2 hour...I have not been to the house of Martins but heard its good...that is 1/2hour away. Keepsake quilting is an hour been there.
    Oh my gosh...Are you in Heaven It sounds like it lol I have to drive an hour to get to one closest and 1 1/2 hours to another.

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    I am afraid to start shopping for fabric on line....I would end up buying everything...I have a hard enough time now to not buy too much...de-stashing today my closet is getting to cluttered. I have a friend that is making blankets to donate. Great reason/excuse for me to get rid of some fabric that I know I will not use and is just plain ugly...what was I thinking...

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    I try to go to LQS. We have already had one close and then another just last month. I really try to support them. There is nothing like running into a store and seeing thousands of quality fabric and smiling faces that help you with any of your needs.

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