Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My Favorite online fabric stores

If anyone has ever attempted to go to a fabric store (i.e. Vogue Fabrics in Evanston) with a four year old in tow...or a two year old in tow...or with both.........just don't.  I love my children but they obviously do not like how long mom likes to linger over fabric choices and getting bolts cut.  As a result I spend most of my fabric money online and I wanted to share a few of my faves:

  • Fat Quarter Shop - a great place for pre-cuts (i.e. fat quarters, charm packs, etc) that also has fun yardage, quilt kits, and free patterns.  Also my go-to place anytime I want a random grab bag of fabric.
  • Connecting Threads - I actually just discovered this shop when looking around for a quilt kit for my cousin's wedding in August.  I ended up purchasing a large quilt kit, a baby quilt kit, and some laminate cotton to make raincoats for my children.  Lovely quilting fabric, pre-cuts, kits, tools, and also some neat patterns.  As a bonus you get free shipping for orders above $50.  For extra fun check out their holiday gift sets for quilters.  I also love that you can order in quarter yards (above 1/2 yd minimum).
  • - Anytime I find a fabric I love (like the Thomas the Train Engine fabric for my sons quilt) I check here to see if I can get it cheaper (which I did).  I especially love their non-quilting fabric such as the ribbed wool for my mom's cape, the fleece for kids hats, wool suiting for dopp kits, and sweater knits.  I use the sales to inspire my sewing.  Free shipping for orders over $35.
What are you favorite online fabric stores?


  1. I'm in the same boat you are. I don't go out shopping with the kids EVER if I can help it. I don't really like shopping in person at all anymore anyway, even without them. The thought of dragging 3 people out someplace they don't want to be is just not at the top of my list of how I want to spend my free time. I like to window shop at Spoonflower: but it's usually out of my price range. Lately I tend to buy from Fabric Worm They have organics and specialty lines, but again, they tend to be a little pricey so I usually buy a yard to two then supplement with something from I end up buying a lot of fabric from Etsy too because I find I can usually negotiate a better price with the shop owner.



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