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Thread: Suggestions on where to look for Asian/Oriental fabrics?

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    Senior Member Jennalyn's Avatar
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    I've posted a "seeking" thread in the Classified section as well, but I wanted to see if anyone had suggestions on a good fabric site where I could shop for Asian/Oriental fabrics. It seems to be a little harder to find nice ones online that aren't a bajillion dollars. Obviously discounts are best, but I don't want to sacrifice more than I have to in the quality department. I could just walk into the LQS and take my pick for a fat price, which is a satisfying experience, but so is saving some money.

    I'm specifically looking for twelve different blue Asian/Oriental fat quarters for a Jewel Box quilt I'll eventually make.

    Thanks! This site is such a wonderful resource.

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    Try doing a google search using "Kona Bay". There are a couple of Etsy shops that have some good deals but be careful, some of the prices quoted are for panels or less than a full yard. There are a few Asian/Oriental prints at Cotton Loft and thousands of bolts but they both have 1 yard mimimums. TOB will only sell in whole yard increments, Cotton Loft has a minimum order of $10 and first yard minimum, after 1 yard I believe they will cut in half yard increments.

    Asian prints usually have gold embellishments and are also popular so it is difficult to find them for much less than that $8 per yard price point. Most LQS it is in the $10 to $12 per yard price range.

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    There is quite a variety of Asian fabrics at eQuilter.com and seems to range in price from $7.75 to $10.75 per yard. I have purchased fabric from this site in the past (not Asian though) and was pleased with their quality. Give them a look.

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    Fabric.com is a great place to buy online.

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    Blue Bamboo has a very good selection, can be pricey but all fabric is pricey these days.
    http://mybluebamboo.com/

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    So much beautiful eye candy... I'm browsing through the sites listed and almost all of them sell only at a minimum of a half-yard. So frustrating! But the search is still such fun and I get an eyeful with every click.

    I have yet to troll through Etsy. That can be an adventure in and of itself. I think I'll save that one for when I get home, but it should be fun.

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    Norton House has some nice Asians and sell in 1/4 yard increments. But the price is in that $9 P/Y price range (once you figure shipping on top of the per yard price)

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...8&parent_ids=0,1&page_viewall=Y&sNode=&Exp=Y&Search_Dept=&Search_Text=&Search_Sku=

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    Oooh, I just found this googling Asian Fat quarters:

    http://www.debsews2.com/12-blue-asia...ers-3-123.html

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    So, so awesome! I can't thank everyone enough for their suggestions. Feline Fanatic, that bundle is SO PERFECT that it burns! I think I'm going to have to go ahead and purchase that, then go hunting for the last two I need separately. Thank you all so much!

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    I would use equilter.com. Great site, good service and selection.

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    Shiboridragon.com Fabulous selection and perfect service, not sure how the prices compare. Family-owned shop.

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    www.intfab.com has some great fabrics, not sure if they sell fQ on line tho.

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    I've have bought some FQ's from debsews2. I've always been very pleased with them.

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    Our little LQS has a lot of Asian/Oriental fabrics, that are normally $8.50 a yard, but now 20% off. Unfortunately they're not online, but there's no minimum cut and no handling charges. If you would like me to get pictures, PM me and I'll get some and email them to you.

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    http://stores.ebay.com/thequiltedlilyfabricsandmore

    this is my favorite ebay seller so far she has some asian fabric and very good prices per yard

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    Quiltcorral.com

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    I love equilter.com, but also www.fabricparadise.com

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    Do you want real Oriental fabric or fabric that has Oriental designs on it? If it is the latter, Hoffman make a very nice range.

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    More eye candy... I hadn't even realized that most of these sites existed! Oriental designs are what I'm going for, as opposed to the 'real deal'. My friend operates on the same "oooooh shiny pretty!" standard that I do. Heee.

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    I'd suggest Blue Bamboo, as well. My sil and were there last fall....they have lots of Asian fabrics! I had never seen so many in one quilt shop, ever...as someone suggested they are online.

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    Try Blue Bamboo or Shibori Dragon - online stores.

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    Thank you for the link. I just placed an order.

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    The Quilted Fox in St. Louis has an excellent selection of Asian fabrics. http://www.quiltedfox.com/ I recently finished a quilt using Asian fabrics for my future daughter-in-law. Got all the fabrics there and the price was just about what everyone else was charging. You do need to buy in 1 yd amounts.

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    I have bought Asian fabric from eQuilter.com and they are very good fabric and worth the price.

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