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sewnsewer2 08-17-2008 09:37 AM

I've never bought fabric online and don't know where to look.

Can someone recommend places to look please?


KellyPA 08-17-2008 09:59 AM

I have never personally purchased fabric online, but I know quite a few who buy from https://www.fabricdepot.com/]https://www.fabricdepot.com/[/url] I have visited the site and seen so many beautiful fabrics I would love to have, but haven't purchased any yet.

bj 08-17-2008 10:20 AM

The two I've ordered from and had good luck are thousandsofbolts.com and fabric.com. They both were very prompt getting things out to me. There have been several folks on here who order from Hancocks of Paducah, but I've not tried there personally.

mic-pa 08-17-2008 10:53 AM

I have bought fabric several times from www.quiltinaday.com which is Eleanor burns site. She has quality fabric. Right now there is a sale going on for yardage at $3.00 a yd. Allso you can buy bundles of 1 yd cuts (10yds per bundle) of all reds, or all blues or all Christmas fabric etc. a lot of good choices. that is my choice. I have also bought from Connecting Threads, and Keepsake Quilting. Never been disappointed. If you are looking for novelity fabrics, go to www.ethelbird.com/ and I have dealt with them personnelly on the phone, they are very nice. So many choices, so little money LOL Marge

mic-pa 08-17-2008 10:54 AM

Forgot to say the yd bundles are $25.00 each. An excellant choice.

sewsewquilter 08-17-2008 10:59 AM

I have bought from fabric.com many times. Never a problem.

sewnsewer2 08-17-2008 11:24 AM

Thank you!!

Mamagus 08-17-2008 11:41 AM


You won't find their fabrics anywhere else and it is very high quality stuff for the price.

I love their selection.

bebe 08-17-2008 11:41 AM

I buy fron her check out her sale renmant bags are good!!!!!

It all depends whar typs of fabric you are looking for also!!!

Look under links lots fo good shops other people have found or used!!!!

kacie 08-17-2008 01:20 PM

I've had great luck with the following:

Over 200 shops from all over the country. I've ordered from many of them and have never been disappointed in either quality or service. User-friendly search. You can often find the same fabric in several shops but at different prices, so you definitely should shop around. A good place to start a search for something you've run out of. Also great for novelty prints.

Nothing but extra wide.

Nothing but batiks, including a decent selection of extra wide.

Lots of different kinds of fabrics. Fairly good selection of extra wide. Good weekly sales.

Quickly becoming a favorite because of prices.

mamatobugboo 08-17-2008 01:48 PM

www.grubersquiltshop.com - they don't have much online at all, but if you know what you are looking for, you can call them and they will send it to you

those are the one's at use regularly! Enjoy "window" shopping!

mamatobugboo 08-17-2008 01:52 PM

Originally Posted by kacie
I've had great luck with the following:

Quickly becoming a favorite because of prices.

Kacie, I just checked out this site adn I can't believe how inexpensive their fabrics are!! They will be my first site to view when I am ordering fabric again!

ready2quilt 08-18-2008 12:46 AM

Since I'm not around my cheap top quality shops anymore, I visit the local shops to check out their selection to see it up close then I check my bargain stores websites to see if I can get it from there. Also if I find something online I will check at the local shops just to see it.

I've ordered online many times but occasionally a piece comes that looked better online than up close.

sewnsewer2 08-18-2008 02:39 AM

Thanks again, I'm keeping a list. :D

Quilting Aggi 08-18-2008 04:00 AM

my favourite spot to shop online is www.thousandsofbolts.com Its addictive!! BEWARE!! :)

QuiltinLee 08-18-2008 05:38 AM

I've ordered from www.thousandsofbolts.com

Loved their fabric but only 1 problem (and I guess this is always when you don't have the material on hand) and that's if you're buying and trying to match it doesn't work too well.

Got a beautiful red piece when I wanted a beautiful burgundy piece. :cry:

Rose Marie 08-18-2008 07:27 AM

I buy from most of those sites. Have found that fabric depot and quilt in a day ship the fastest. Connecting threads is very slow. fabric depot even calls you if one of the items is out of stock to find out if you want to ship a partial order or wait for the item to come in.

zyxquilts 08-18-2008 09:41 AM

I have bought a lot of fabric online (sigh) :wink: I think the stores I have used are already listed above...but I will say that I haven't had any problems with any of the stores listed on www.fabshophop.com.
Good luck!! :D

marieg 08-18-2008 10:43 AM

WOW, I just place an order with Lisa's In Stitches on Friday morniing and received the package today. I did call the order in instead of doing it online. Although I do live in Oregon, those of you in other states, we have no sales tax. http://www.lisasstitches.com/

joylavon 08-20-2008 04:48 AM


or fabric depot- I have been EXTREMELY happy with both. good luck.

pocoellie 08-20-2008 03:19 PM

I have bought fabric from Honeyforkfabrics.com. They have reasonable prices, excellent service and they have a lot of sale fabric.

Jerrie 08-20-2008 03:42 PM

Originally Posted by bj
The two I've ordered from and had good luck are thousandsofbolts.com and fabric.com. They both were very prompt getting things out to me. There have been several folks on here who order from Hancocks of Paducah, but I've not tried there personally.

Thousandsofbolt and fabric.com is the only site i order fabric and i like it better than some other sites.

johnette 08-20-2008 06:22 PM

I have purchased from thousandsofbolts.com, bluebamboo.com, marshall dry goods and keepsake quilting. I was pleased with them all.

Tricia 08-21-2008 12:55 PM

I really like the following places for buying fabric.





quiltmaker101 08-21-2008 01:41 PM

I think a lot of us have found good online shops by doing the fabshophop and signing up for emails at the various stops.

I like shops mentioned. Aunt Bea's is especially nice, as is Fabric.com. They have some terrific sales!

I don't think anyone mentioned Keepsake Quilting yet, so I will add them to the list. And Nixie Chicks.

MAXIES2 08-21-2008 01:46 PM

I have ordered from Nixie Chicks and been delighted with the material, very good prices and quick delivery to the UK.
PS They have free postage in the US for the next four days.

rosehatten 08-22-2008 04:04 AM

Hi Marge,

Thanks so much for posting the info on the 10 yard packs at QIAD. I never would have found them on my own. I've ordered their fabrics before and have been very pleased with the quality. This time I even qualified for free shipping, and you know what that means! <grin>

in Maryland

sandpat 08-22-2008 04:11 AM

I've bought fabric from most of those mentioned and also from www.quilt-this.com and found them to be very reasonable, super quick and extra nice to deal with. They have a sale every Monday...cyber Monday sale. Also you now have to keep in mind that driving to the LQS is expensive also...you might be better off paying for shipping if you have too. If you can find it free...then its cheaper than going to the store!

I just wish I could match fabric through the computer screen! I have several pieces that are..."oh heck, its just not quite right"..I have to try again..which means MORE shopping!! :lol:

Bernadette Harwood 08-23-2008 04:32 PM

Erica's, South Bend, In. has beautiful fabric, top quality.

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