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Old 06-25-2020, 09:27 AM
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In using EQ8, I've noticed that a lot of the fabrics that they have are no longer being made. I buy out of print books all the time, and I was wondering if there are any websites that specialize in out of print fabrics? A quick search didn't really turn up much, but I was wondering if anyone here knows of a place? Thanks!
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Old 06-25-2020, 09:44 AM
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There is a site called Missingfabrics.com that allows you to post for specific fabrics. I've been hanging out there connecting people with fabric pretty much since it began.

Resellers on Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon sell oop (out of print) and vintage fabrics. I usually go to Amazon first.

There are some other stores that are mostly in-person but some have web orders too. I'm sure other people will post some of their favorites.

It can be one of the hardest things, stepping away from what other people did, but ultimately a blue floral is a blue floral. You pick the scale, the tone you want and get something that is "close enough".

It's really sad though when we see the perfect fabric for our dream project and know the likelihood is very very low of every getting it.
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Old 06-25-2020, 10:06 AM
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eBay offers the most out of print fabric.
fabric manufacturing is a lot like fashion. Lines are run once, sometimes if they find a large demand they may run the line a couple times- they decide how much they think will sell and run that much. Then the next season rolls around and itís time for the new lines. Basics, solids and blenders may keep being run for a year or more but prints often stop . Some people will buy up large lots of the fabric near the end of the run cycle then offer it through warehouse sales or on eBay. Once in a while a shop will have some that simply didnít sell in their area.
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
There is a site called Missingfabrics.com that allows you to post for specific fabrics. I've been hanging out there connecting people with fabric pretty much since it began.

Resellers on Ebay, Etsy, and Amazon sell oop (out of print) and vintage fabrics. I usually go to Amazon first.

There are some other stores that are mostly in-person but some have web orders too. I'm sure other people will post some of their favorites.

It can be one of the hardest things, stepping away from what other people did, but ultimately a blue floral is a blue floral. You pick the scale, the tone you want and get something that is "close enough".

It's really sad though when we see the perfect fabric for our dream project and know the likelihood is very very low of every getting it.
That's why my EQ palette has mainly batiks and tone on tone. I know I can always get a turquoise or red or gold hand-dye, batik or tone on tone that's close enough.
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:42 AM
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I see that someone else mentioned missisngfabrics.com. It is a great place to not only look but find many out of print fabrics. An old quilting friend of my for the last 30 years developed this site with her sister. It has grown for a small site to what it is today Pat and Suzanne have done great work there. I would use this site as a starting point. I have used it over the years many time and come up with a find that I thought would be lost forever.
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Old 06-25-2020, 12:50 PM
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You *can* import photos of newer fabrics into the program. EQ has a "fabric of the month" download you can import: https://doyoueq.com/project_download...ric-downloads/
Moda also has downloads of their fabrics you can import into EQ. https://my.modafabrics.com/downloads
I think there are other manufacturers who also have downloads, you might try a search.
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Old 06-25-2020, 01:30 PM
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In case you wish to design with fabrics you are actually using, I have an older version of Electric Quilt, but I believe I could scan in my actual fabrics back then. I think they've made it better in terms of the fabric scale, and in ease since 6.

If you haven't noticed it before (and I have to admit, I didn't check the more recent pages) there are all sorts of great hints and problem solving going on in the thread stickied to the top of this forum. It's an amazingly complex bit of software that is a lot of fun to play with!
https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...e-t295451.html
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Old 06-25-2020, 02:44 PM
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Thanks for all the information. I have downloaded all of EQ8's fabric swatches as well as several from Moda and Andover. I also have, from time to time, taken photos off of websites and used them as well. I will check out the website mentioned earlier. Again, thanks to everyone for their responses.
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Sometimes I can find out of print fabrics from etsy and ebay too. Good luck to you
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GRS Creations & Fabrics carries out of print Moda fabrics:

https://www.grsfabrics.com/shop/Fabrics/Collections.htm
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