5 Good Fabric Sources

  1. Craft Stores like JoAnn’s, AC Moore, and Hobby Lobby. They have 40% off coupons on their email newsletters pretty regularly, so they are especially good to use on a larger or more expensive piece of fabric.
  2. Home Stores that sell department store seconds like Tuesday Morning, TJMaxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. Look for sheets, table cloths, duvet covers and some shower curtains. Department stores like Macy’s and Belk might have good January “white sales” also. Think outside the box; a friend of mine made the most beautiful curtains with table cloths held by ring clips (no sewing!).
  3. Online craft stores like Ebay and Fabric.com are good also, but as with anything you buy online- read the description carefully and know your fabric fiber content. I haven’t been lucky enough to find coupons for these sites, but have run across some good upholstery fabric remnants and deals on notions.
  4. Etsy.com has good vintage and embroidered fabric. Know your fabric content and expect to pay a little more than normal thrift shops because the seller has done the digging for you. I’ve also run across some half finished quilt tops that are really beautiful. Etsy can be a rabbit hole for me, where I spend hours adding and emptying my cart, picking favorite shops and finding inspiration.
  5. Thrift stores and antique shops. You will have to dig for the good stuff, and then wash really carefully. I’m on the lookout for white men’s sweaters to repurpose as cozy pillow covers for my bonus room.

 

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