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!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 76

Thread: Favorite Online Fabric Shop for Quality Fabric

  1. #1
    Senior Member JenelTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    811
    I'm hand-quilting my first quilt, and I discovered that one of the pieces of fabric has frayed. The quilt hasn't even been USED yet, and this fabric has frayed. Lesson learned. Only quality fabric from now on.

    What are your favorite online fabric shops? What should I look for online to determine whether a fabric is quality? Is there a thread count I should look for? Any code words for people in the know?

  2. #2
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,916
    Blog Entries
    1

  3. #3
    Super Member MaryAnnMc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    in front of this dang computer instead of my Bernina!(Naples, Florida)
    Posts
    1,661
    It's not the shop, it's the fabric manufacturer. You want to identify good brands of fabric. Having said that, Connecting Threads has their own line and it gets good reviews, and it's very affordable.

  4. #4
    Senior Member JenelTX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    811
    Thank you! I'm saving all these to my favorites. Some great options!

  5. #5
    Super Member Lori S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,385
    I have never gotten a bad fabric from Favorite Fabrics. The owner participates in this board , and the staff is very very nice !
    Some of the very best fabrics I have have come from her store.
    http://favoritefabric.com/

  6. #6
    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Kansas
    Posts
    20,480
    Ditto

  7. #7
    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Monroe, IN
    Posts
    2,285
    connecting threads....great fabric for the price! and their essentials thread is great too.

  8. #8
    Super Member Judith1005's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    *where the sun almost always shines*
    Posts
    6,950
    Blog Entries
    9
    www.equilter.com has good fabric too. i've ordered from them and connecting threads.com and have been very happy. :D

  9. #9
    Super Member Yosamitesa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Kingwood, Texas
    Posts
    3,151
    Found this one this weekend!!!

    http://www.quiltknit.com/

  10. #10
    Junior Member ZTAgirlknits's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Kearney, NE
    Posts
    182
    Love favoritefabric.com, she has a great selection and ships fast!

  11. #11
    Super Member kittenquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Currently,Missouri
    Posts
    1,324
    www.thousandsofbolts.com

    Great site - quality fabrics and low prices!

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    950
    It is not the shop especially that I look for...it is the manufacturer as said above. If a particular site won't tell me the manufacturer, then I won't purchase (i.e. Keepsake). You cannot tell the quality by the design because there are knockoffs.

    That said, shops do matter. Customer service and friendliness and reasonable shipping are what it is all about more even than price. We all have our short "go to" list, but sometimes you are looking for a certain thing and have to try others. Good way to make new friends.

  13. #13
    Super Member Murphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    8,902
    Blog Entries
    1
    I like FavoriteFabrics.com

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    982
    Connecting Threads
    The Stitch Sanctuary
    Cottage Quilts

    My next order I hope to make from Favorite Fabrics on this board! She is always posting some beautiful fabrics and she is an enabler LOL!

  15. #15
    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    3,811
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc
    It's not the shop, it's the fabric manufacturer. You want to identify good brands of fabric. Having said that, Connecting Threads has their own line and it gets good reviews, and it's very affordable.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: I love CT!!.. I also have bought some great fabrics on Ebay...like some have said, check who the manufacturer is...and also the feedback of the seller....
    Kif

  16. #16
    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orchard Park, NY (near Buffalo, which is near Niagara Falls)
    Posts
    4,199
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you, Lori, ZTAgirlknits, and Murphy, for mentioning me!

    It always feels so nice to get a recommendation. Thanks!

  17. #17
    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Posts
    3,296
    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S
    I have never gotten a bad fabric from Favorite Fabrics. The owner participates in this board , and the staff is very very nice !
    Some of the very best fabrics I have have come from her store.
    http://favoritefabric.com/
    I have also bought from them and have always been satisfied.

  18. #18
    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Posts
    3,296
    Quote Originally Posted by Yosamitesa
    Found this one this weekend!!!

    http://www.quiltknit.com/
    they are also excellent to do business with....

  19. #19
    Junior Member rainbow quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    173
    www.batiks.com

    They have quality fabric in addition to batiks and the best customer service that I've ever seen. I order from them all of the time and if I order while the store is open, I receive a "your order has shipped" message a few hours later.

    I can't recommend them strongly enough.

  20. #20
    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Snohomish, Washington
    Posts
    2,046
    I like Fabrics.com- they have really good quality fabric and a great website that is easily searched. I have not bought from CT, but have heard that theirs is thinner...

  21. #21
    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    5,701
    I like these but will also add
    www.oldcountrystore.com

  22. #22
    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Timberlea, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    1,275
    Yup - I spend a lot of monet with them
    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnnMc
    It's not the shop, it's the fabric manufacturer. You want to identify good brands of fabric. Having said that, Connecting Threads has their own line and it gets good reviews, and it's very affordable.

  23. #23
    Super Member Happy Tails's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Timberlea, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts
    1,275
    damn typos...money, not monet grrrrr

  24. #24
    Super Member Favorite Fabrics's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Orchard Park, NY (near Buffalo, which is near Niagara Falls)
    Posts
    4,199
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Tails
    damn typos...money, not monet grrrrr
    Well, a Monet would be worth a lot of money. So you could sell your Monet and use the proceeds to buy fabric!

    ;)

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    1,257
    Erica's is a great online fabric shop, they have quilt shop quality fabric. I go by the price of the fabric, you get what you pay for.
    They pack the fabric tightly to get as much as possible in an envelope to keep the postage down. They offer a wide selection of name brand lines of fabric. There are also free patterns to print. I have found some really great patterns on the website. Erica's is in Indiana, I usually get my order here in Missouri in 3 days. The mail man stuffs the envelope in my mailbox. :thumbup:

Page 1 of 4 1 2 ... LastLast

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.