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Thread: How do YOU search for fabric online?

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    I do all of them depending on the project at the time.

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    All of the above for me too. Sometimes if I am looking for a specific fabric, for example, yardage to go with a jelly roll or layer cake, I will google the name of the line, the manufacturer, etc. till I can find it. I have found some new wonderful fabric stores this way. It is faster than checking out all my favorite sites.

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    I'm with a few of the others....e, all of the above.

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    I usually just browse around.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    my favorite site to buy fabric is http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/index.cfm great fabric dependable names such as Robert Kaufman, Henery Glass, Northcutt, the majority of their fabric is under $6.00 a yard

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    I usually search for the name of the collection. Sometimes the pattern number, but often I don't know the number.

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    I usually order my fabrics from Ericas. A great quilt shop in Indiana. Wonderful quality, name brand fabrics. Great service.
    I signed up for their neewsletter so I'm notified when they have sales, which is about the only time I purchase fabric.
    If I'm looking for something specific and can't find it at Ericas I check out the 2nd quilt shop I order from fatquartershop.
    I know these 2 quilt shops have great quality fabrics and great service, and buying sale fabrics allows me to stay within a budget for my quilting.

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    "Or do you just go to the online stores you like?"

    This one
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

    It's not how fast you sew, it's how well you sew fast! Wait, I think that's supposed to be MOW!

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    I shop all of those ways you describe. Recently, I have have been shopping for Jinny Beyer for RJR fabric in hopes of finding other pieces in her Sophia pattern. If any one knows where I could buy, please respond.

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    All of the above

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    I'll tell you what I just did to give you an idea. I clicked on your link. then, fabrics. then scrolled until I saw something I liked, which happened to be "batiks". I could tell by the cover picture which ones to skip. I see several beautiful batiks that I like. Then, I will see if I can find it somewhere less expensive. Sorry, but that's what I do. If I can't, I'll go back to the original link and buy it.

    And you have some fabulous batiks~

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    I always start with eQuilters.com for several reasons: 1) there is all sorts of fabric, designers, themes, 2) you can go to the "search" and ask for 'music' or 'horses' or 'roses' or whatever you want and those fabrics come up, 3) they are incredibly helpful (it is basically a husband/wife team with plenty of other helpers)... I've never been told I didn't do something right, but I have been asked if I meant ......, 4) the colors they have in their pictures are astoundingly true to life (when they arrive), and 5) if you find a fabric you like they provide you with a direct link to colors in it so you can get some ideas of other colors you may want to use in your quilt. I also like the fact that they have their own quilts for victims of all sorts of tragedies (water, tornados, etc.).

    Also, our local quilt store closed a year or so ago in our nearest town and we live in a rural area.

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    I have my favourite online stores but when browsing I much prefer fabric sorted by colour and design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fairydawn View Post
    Quilt Shops.com type in fabric name or designer and it will pop up shops that carry it. Then you can check to see who has the best price too.
    This is what I do too.
    Marie

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    Soooo sorry. Here is the right address for the place I like/use so much....

    The names of the owners are Paul and Luana Rubin and the email address is

    [email protected]

    They really do run an outstanding service.

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    I just heard about www.quiltshops.com. On that site you put in the search box what you are looking for and any of the stores carrying that item will be listed and you can click on the store and look at your item and order if wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scraps View Post
    I just heard about www.quiltshops.com. On that site you put in the search box what you are looking for and any of the stores carrying that item will be listed and you can click on the store and look at your item and order if wanted.
    Their search facility *is* very useful and I've known about it for years. You can find a lot of fabrics that way! But you can only find fabrics that are carried by stores that are under the quiltshops.com umbrella. Meaning that their stores are set up / hosted through Key to the Web. (For a long time I did't know this!) So it means that while you can find a lot, you are also missing a lot.

    Another way to find a fabric is to do an image search at your favorite search engine. What you find there will draw not from "the whole ocean", not just a hundred "lakes".

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