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    I have been quilting for a couple years now. Most fabric is from Walmart - some from Joanns. I think I am ready to bite the bullet and start buying better fabric. I have a quilt store a few minutes from my office - but thought I should ask for opinions from you all on where the best place online is. Any suggestions to someone just starting to buy the good quality fabric?

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    Have purchased from Fabric.com fabric was really good and so was price!

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    Some ebay sellers are very good. Like many people who live in rural areas ( in my case Alaskan bush community) online it is the only way I can buy fabric. I think a few people have mentioned a vendor on ebay called Franks11 on another thread. I have also used fabric.com ( via Amazon believe it or not ) and was very happy.

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    I have bought from fabric.com, theoldcountrystore.com, equilter.com, beverly's, connecting threads. I actually prefer shopping in the LQS because colors online are not true and I have bought fabric a few times that I couldn't use, so now I only buy online if I have seen it in an LQS or at a show and know what it really looks like becaise I bought what i thought was a coral pink fabric and got a surprise when it was just regular pink
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolphyngyrl View Post
    I have bought from fabric.com, theoldcountrystore.com, equilter.com, beverly's, connecting threads. I actually prefer shopping in the LQS because colors online are not true and I have bought fabric a few times that I couldn't use, so now I only buy online if I have seen it in an LQS or at a show and know what it really looks like becaise I bought what i thought was a coral pink fabric and got a surprise when it was just regular pink
    This is my concern about buying fabric online. In person I can see what it looks like. Online I can just go by the colors shown on my computer.

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    I buy from Missouri Star Quilt Co. and Fat Quarter Shop some times, but mostly I buy from my LQS!!
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    I think I have purchased from all the ones listed above! Also, try Quilt Fabric Closeouts, Over the Rainbow. They have great everyday prices and really great sales. Thousands of Bolts probably gets most of my money...they have so much to choose from. By the way, all of these places sell first quality quilt fabric, not seconds. They just don't have the newest collections that are so expensive in the LQS.

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    I buy from Fabric.com, Equilter.com, MSQCo, Connecting Threads, Hancocks of Paducah.
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    Fabric.com is a fabulous place to shop and you do get a guarantee of satisfaction. But I would first suggest you go to a LQS and look at the different fabric lines. You will see the different designers and get a feel for the quality and colors they use. The when you shop on line you will have a better knowledge of the company and what they offer.
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    I bought some fabric from fabric.com this weekend and thought I really got a good deal. I needed half a yard of a Moda to finish up a border, and my LQS was out. Checked online and ended up there. The fabric I needed was on sale, and I started browsing. Put some more in the cart, thought I would think about it, and then found a coupon code for 20% off total purchase. :-) I ended up with 6 yards of fabric - all name brand- for a total of 34.70. They have free shipping with orders of $35 and more and apparently my order was close enough to qualify.
    I agree that it's nice to know what you're getting. I had seen 3 of the 5 pieces I got, and have always been satisfied with the "brand" of the other two. I'm looking forward to getting my order.

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    Connecting Threads is my favorite....great sales, quality is great, customer service is wonderful, and I love their thread!

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    Whittles Fabrics, lots of $5.00 a yd. and $5.00 shipping.

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    I recommend www.connectingthreads.com

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    www.equilter.com

    Both have excellent quality fabrics and great sale prices
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    I have to buy online as Im in the country and no shops near by.
    Connecting Threads is my favorite but like Keepsake Quilting also. Missouri Star has great daily deals and love their videos on You Tube.

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    I never use cheap fabrics. I did once, many years ago I purchased fabric at Joanne's and made a quilt for my sister. It fell apart. If you are going to put many, many hours into making a quilt, I want it to last. I do sometimes buy novelty fabric to make a quick table runner but don't buy it for my quilts.

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    I buy most of my fabric online. Any name brand fabric that is on clearance or kits. Connecting Threads has great clearance prices, under $3 a yard. Their batiks and flannels are great. All the quilt shops are over an hour from me but seems I go see what's new every week at each one. I buy all my muslin, Pellon products and what I call basic supplies from Walmart. I order a lot from Walmart online and have it shipped for in store pick up.
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    http://www.thousandsofbolts.com/

    http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/ Their web sales. Best deals around

    GREAT source for inexpensive LQS quality cottons: http://www.quiltingcotton.com/

    I've had good luck here but I don't like the way their site is set up. http://www.whittlesfabrics.com/cgi-bin/Store/store.cgi

    http://www.fabricdepot.com/

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/Quilting.cfm Great customer service! They have always stood behind their fabric with me. One time they sent the wrong color. Called them. they sent me the right color and told me to go ahead and keep the wrong one (a full yard)! YAY free fabric. another time they forgot to include a package of needles, sent me a new package no questions asked. I also love them for their batting sale which is going on right now. $50 order gets you free shipping. Buy a few yards of fabric and a couple of packages of batting and you are there!

    Have fun shopping.

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    If the shop near your work has good quality fabric it would be good to support a local shop...That is if the prices are fair and the service good. It is good that you realize that if you are going to spend the time making a quilt it pays to use good fabric. Personally, I buy a bolt of white Pimatex online from Dharma Trading and paint it as needed, but I make art quilts!

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    I've purchased fabric from thousands of bolts and connecting threads for years and have NEVER been disappointed with anything I've gotten. Their prices are far better than LQS but the quality is just as good. Plus, thousands of bolts only carries name brand fabrics...... and both companies have excellent customer service.

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    I too buy from online stores. Many of the ones already mentioned. I also am lucky to have 2 GREAT LQS just within 7 miles of my house. I may pay more buying there, but I think supporting local businesses is good practice. I am visiting Miami this week and there are NO .... that's right .... NO quilt shop within a 2 hr. drive. I've talked to several quilters here (actually ran into them at a JoAnn Fabrics) and they said that all the shops have closed up. Sad.

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