Building Your Fabric Stash Without Breaking Your Budget – Part 3

For the last week I’ve been researching fabric prices, sales, deals and give-a-ways offered by brick & mortar and online stores. These are great ways for those of us who love to purchase fabric to stretch our dollars and not get into credit card debt.

Below I’ve listed 27 URL’s of some of those stores, some of which I knew about and others that were highly recommended to me by other quilters and bloggers. I signed up for many new newsletters that will come to my e-mail inbox announcing to me about sales and deals. One to check out right now is  http//:christaquilts.com because Christa is dissolving her online fabric store over the next 6 months in order to make more time for challenging herself in new areas of the quilting world. 

On another note, do you know how much willpower it took for me not to sneak in a fabric purchase? Well I will be honest here, I did make two fabric purchases, but I kept the total under $20. I couldn’t resist these little lambs or fabric with printed text of all different coffees. 

One other suggestion to save money on fabrics and notions; gift certificates. The holidays are coming, and family and friends are looking for suggestions, ask for gift certificates. 


List of Online and Brick & Mortar Stores That Have Great Sales
www.cutsofcotton.com – Great choice of contemporary bundles, and solid fabrics.  Can shop by designer or colors. Fairly priced.
http://surlystitches.com – (Also called Surly Sheep). Nice assortments of color wheels options. Five-piece bundles start a $6.00.  Also carries clothing patterns. They sell from Etsy and from their own web site.
http://stashfabrics.com/blog – Nice assortment of contemporary fabrics. Can be purchased through Etsy.
http://www.southernfabric.com – Wide choice of fabrics, pattern and notions.  Lots of choices, and sales.  Modern and contemporary fabrics.
http://www.connectingthreads.com – A wide variety of fabric at amazing prices.  Free shipping for orders over $50.
http://www.intrepidthread.com/ – A wide variety of fabric choices. Lots of sales and offers.
http://www.pinkcastlefabrics.com/ – Huge selection of fabrics. Great sales, a monthly fabric clubs. Every season they offer a retreat.
http://www.fabricshack.com/ – Stumbled upon this shop and was amazed at how much they offer.  The customer service is outstanding.
http://www.fatquartershop.com/ – Have been a fan of theirs for a long time. The offer lots of great sales and deals of the week.
http://www.larkcottons.com/ – Discovered them recently.  They have a lovely selection of fabrics and good sales and features.
http://www.contemporarycloth.com/index.htm – Large variety of contemporary fabrics. Owner donates 1% of net sales to various charities.
http://www.greenfairyquilts.com/ – Good sale opportunities, especially with Moda and Riley Blake pre-cuts.
http://www.fortworthfabricstudio.com/ – Great variety of fabrics.
http://webfabrics.net – Huge variety of fabrics.  Great customer service and return policy.
http://www.christaquilts.com – Great weekly specials.  I spoke to her earlier this week, and she is dissolving her online fabric store over the next 6 months, in order to create more time to challenge herself in new areas in the quilting world. 
http://www.hypernoodlefabrics.com – Specializes in very hip, retro fabrics. Prices are kept low, and specials and coupons are offered. Customer service is good. No returns on fabrics, except if the shop made an error in the order, and must be addressed within three days.  Check their FAQ page.
http://www.moonafabrics.com – Specializes in art gallery fabrics.
http://www.freshmodernfabric.com – Modern fabric sold through Etsy.
http://www.hancocks-paducah.com – Wide variety of fabrics, fairly priced. Web Sale Fabrics and really well priced.
http://www.americanquilter.com – A lot of good deals on fabric. If you become a yearly member, you receive fabulous discounts on fabrics all year.
http://www.shabbyfabrics.com – A great, almost exhaustive variety of fabrics from many manufacturers at great prices.
http://www.thequiltinggarden.com – Lots of good sales.  They offer a lay-a-way plan.
http://www.thequiltedcastle.com – Great variety of fabrics and designers. Prices are very reasonable.
http://www.bearcreekquiltingcompany.com – Fair prices and a nicely priced clearance center.
http://www.theclothparcel.com – Great fabric selection and prices.
 
http://www.cottonblossomfarm.com – Features lots of designers and various types of textiles; not just cotton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BobbieLouFabric – Wide variety of contemporary and modern fabrics.  Only sold through Etsy.
I will update this list every six months.  If you have a suggestion, please leave it for me in the comments box.
Have a great weekend!!