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How do I find a fabric that's not at the store anymore??

How do I find a fabric that's not at the store anymore??

Old 06-06-2009, 07:57 PM
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OMGoodness. I had no idea that fabric changes so much!

I was commissioned to make the exact same quilt that I made for my grandmother this winter. Hancock's had the sale today and I went....not a single one that's the same. I know that different lines come out with new stuff all the time...but gee whiz!!

So, where do I go to search for these fabrics? I found the exact same backing material at the online shop I got it at last time But what do I do about these absolutely cotton fabrics?

I don't even know where to start searching. Should I call the store and find out how the manufacturer is? I spent hours tonight searching through my favorite shops from the hop and can't find anything. Any suggestions??
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:40 PM
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Did you try Hancocks online ? or maybe post what it is you are looking for and we can look in out local Hancocks ? Maybe one of the other stores hasn't sold out of it yet...
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Old 06-06-2009, 08:56 PM
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i've had good luck using

http://www.quiltshops.com/index.html

you can just put in the name of the fabric line and results will come up.

you can even do a search with the fabric name and the word sale and only the sites that have that fabric line on sale will come up.

you could also check ebay.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:45 AM
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I didn't even think about trying hancock's online. I should probably call the store and see what the names or lines those fabrics were. I've been asked to make a copy of the quilt I made for Gramma.

You can see all those fabrics here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14807.page
I don't know if I have any pictures of the fabrics up close than what's in that thread. I don't think the pictures are that great. I'm going to see what I can do.

Thanks for the ideas!
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:47 PM
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besides this site, one can post a "wanted" on these sites:

www.missingfabrics.com
www.fabrics.net
www.rjrfabrics.com
www.ladybuttonfabrics.com
www.all-about-fabrics.com
www.cranstonvillage.com

On the rjrfabrics.com, click on "fabrics" and go from there

cranstonvillage - one has to sign up

missingfabrics.com and fabrics.net are great sites

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If you have not tried, there is a little book I receive every so often called Keepsake Quilting. You can order fabric from them by attaching a little square in the special boxes and they will try to help you find them or a match for them. You might try their on-line store at Keepsakequilting.com.
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Old 06-08-2009, 05:55 AM
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I did find most of them on Hancock's site, but they were out of stock. Found the same colors but different fabrics at JoAnn's.
i hope she likes what I found
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:49 PM
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Try Eleanor Burns, quilt in a day. They had the material my daughter needed.
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Just for future reference you might want to try craftconn.com. I have found some fabric that I needed there. Their prices are right and the selection they have is terrific.
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I've had good luck with equilter.com on occasion. Found some discontinued cherry fabric I just "had" to have. :-)
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