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Thread: Fantastic Los Angeles Fabric Store

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    I have been to this fabric store twice, and I just love it. It is called M&L Fabrics in Buena Park, CA (right next to Knott's Berry Farm). It is the largest fabric store I have ever seen. They have thousands of bolts of fabric plus row upon row of shelves stuffed with folded fabric. The folded fabric is about $1.98 to $2.98 a yard. Their flannel is $2.79/yard. They also had brand name fabric for $7.00/yd and up. I went absolutely nuts. I planned ahead of time so I had patterns and fabric pieces to match up. It is over 200 miles for me to drive, but I plan to do it at least once a year. The fabric is all good quality cotton (michael miller, etc.).

    Here is a list of what I bought (pictures to follow):

    16.25 yards of flannel at $2.79/yd
    30 yards of folded fabric at $1.98/yd
    10 yards of bolt fabric at $2.98/yd
    1 yd bolt fabric at $2.89/yd
    4 yd at $2.49/yd


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    Wow, those are incredible prices. I wonder if they do on-line business.

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    Very nice!! Love the blue fabric!

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    Wow!!! What a wonderful assortment of fabrics!!! :D :D :D

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    I have been there a couple of times. It is a dangerous place!!! I steer clear of the piles of fabric on the left side and the very back, you can't find anything there. They have piles of flat folds 3-4 feet high. Even if you did see something you liked, you could never get to it!!!

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    WOW nice haul. Love the I odn't know if you would call it this but the checker board fabric very country

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    This is good to know as my daughter lives close to KBF. I was wondering what fabric stores might be in the area. Thanks for the tip. Now I'll have a quilting fix next time I visit.

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    Oh yes! M&L is in a building that used to be a supermarket & they use the whole thing!!!
    The first time I went there, it was only a few weeks after I'd had my hysterectomy...good thing my Dr didn't know! lol
    If you're not looking for something specific, it's kinda fun to go thru' the shelves (& shelves & shelves) full of flat folds. It is hard if you spy one you want to look at that's on the bottom of the stack tho'. :wink:

    The store is close to the corner of Beach Blvd & Ball Rd.
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    The store is close to the corner of Beach Blvd & Ball Rd.
    My daughter used to live right on Ball Rd. I was so close and didn't even know it. Unfortunately, they've moved so now it might be a little more difficult to "accidentally" find this store. DD isn't a quilter but she humors my obsession.

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    :D Gee I have been wanting to go into the fashion district of L.A. for some time now. It is the largest in the united states. Here is the link to it. Not far from where you were and tons of stores with inexpensive fabrics. They have a little place to eat in the middle of all that too. Near the fresh flower area.

    http://www.fashiondistrict.org/show.aspx?mi=2666

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    WOW ! looks like you had a great time :lol: Now where are the pics of all the stuff you are making with it :wink:
    Sharon

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    What great prices and great colors!

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    I have been wanting to go into the fashion district of L.A. for some time now. It is the largest in the united states.
    Red, thanks for the tip on the fashion district. My daughter would love that. She loves to shop. Just the thing for my next visit.

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    OH MY GOD I WANT TO MOVE BACK TO THE USA!!! If there is one thing that I don't like about being on this board is hearing how cheap you guys get fabric for. Here in the UK it is about 8-10 a metre (a metre is 1.09 yds). Thats USD $13 - $16 a metre! **sob** :(

    Sorry for that little rant but I am having a tough time with money at the moment, prices of everything have gone up here, plus I have just started paying some back tax so my expendible income has shrunk to nearly nothing. I just can't afford to buy fabric at those prices.

    I love all the fabrics you bought, sounds like you had a blast. A real 'Aladdins Cave' of fabric at that shop!

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    Wow, What a haul...Great fabrics!!

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    Thumbs up for the information!

    We have family in the LA area and
    make frequent trips down there.

    Oh......I can't wait to go now.!

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    Looks like I may be planning a trip in the near future :D

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    Beautiful fabric and what great buys. Lucky you.

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    That's great to know, in case I ever go down to southern CA., which is very highly unlikely, which actually is good for me, because I really don't have any more room for any more fabric.LOL Love your fabrics though.

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