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From: ~Amy~
Date: 09-05-2006, 09:24 AM (1 of 13)
I usually get mine for Joannes, and walmart. Ive found Hancock is more $ for the same stuff.
Has anyone tried ?
They have great prices but the shipping kills the deal. I am wondering if they give a break on shipping charges to their wholesale customers.
User: ~Amy~
Member since: 08-30-2006
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From: Patty22
Date: 09-05-2006, 04:58 PM (2 of 13)
I've never tried Marshalls, but I checked out the website you posted, and the fabric prices are the best deals I've seen on regularly priced goods (without some kind of special discount).

I didn't like how the fabrics didn't have thumbnails of the fabric and you had to click into each fabric to see the print, however, that is a small inconvience for a great price.

I couldn't get into what the shipping would be without ordering. What was the shipping cost?
User: Patty22
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From: ~Amy~
Date: 09-05-2006, 05:44 PM (3 of 13)
I just put in 3 yards of fabric and it was 7.16 shipping.

Then I added the 4 oz batting.. its now 31 to ship. UGH! that means they are charging almost 25 bucks to ship batting! 2 rolls or not, its way too much.
User: ~Amy~
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From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 09-05-2006, 05:53 PM (4 of 13)
Try Mary Jos Cloth Store .. Its on the web.. They are located in Gastonia, NC and do a booming mail order business.. Luckily, I only live 20 miles away, so I drive over there.. She has everything in the world in the way of fabrics, trims, etc at very reasonable prices.. Google for the website.. She also has an 800 number.. I know she mails swatches also, but I don't know how it works..:bg: :bg:
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-05-2006, 11:17 PM (5 of 13)
online I buy from...

here in town it's my 'dealer' (in more ways than one...she feeds my fabric, thread AND machine habits.) Margies. If I feel the need, have a coupon and I'm gonna be down there (in FWB 30 mi away), I go to JoAnn's. If I'm really desperate and Margies is closed, I make a mad dash to Wally World. (usually I stay away from there....).
If I'm in Pensacola (40 mi away) for the day. I try Hancocks, JoAnn's (they're across the street from each other.) and Hobby Lobby (which doesn't have much in the way of fabric...).

I'm 90% Asian fabric nut..10% 'plain' fabric nut...(for quilts or clothes).

Kath (in FL)
User: Chrysantha
Member since: 09-06-2002
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From: Magot
Date: 09-06-2006, 10:36 AM (6 of 13)
she's just a nut, really.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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From: MaryW
Date: 09-06-2006, 04:18 PM (7 of 13)
Jan, your signature gets longer and longer every time I look at it. You are probably far too educated for us scroungy lot.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
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From: Sew-Enchanting
Date: 09-14-2006, 05:53 PM (8 of 13)
I just found a new supplier out of California - found them at a trade show in Las Vegas last spring.

They're called "Italian Fabrics" and so far, I've been pleased. We had a problem with them "losing" an order (someone got sick and no one put her orders, so I waited for two weeks with no fabric while they tried to track it down), but they reversed shipping charges on it, so it worked out well.

So far I've only used their satins - crepeback, medium weight, at least 40 colors, $3/yard at 60" width. I've been very pleased with the quality.

Unfortunately, I don't have their number right here - it's packed away in the basement as we finish remodeling. I do know their name is Italian Fabrics, but I'm pretty sure they don't have a website. I know they ship from CA, though.

I've also used, but I think they've stopped carrying satins.

{I think I've taken my sig off, but this is a test on that...} :)
User: Sew-Enchanting
Member since: 12-28-2005
Total posts: 53
From: VenusElaine
Date: 09-14-2006, 11:21 PM (9 of 13)
Personally, :smile: is always my first stop when searching for fabric. If you become a member (free) you get ten free swatches, which are renewed every time you place an order. They do not have everything all the time, but since the majority of my custom work is performance wear, the selection is fabulous:up: !
Almost all of my fabric purchases are online. Morgantown currently has a Wal-Mart(which I will not enter), a primarily quilt oriented store, and a home dec oriented store. It doesn't leave much choice for the "fancy" stuff. Jo-Ann's closed here shortly after Michael's opened, probably because they had more craft than fabric by then, and Michael's underpriced them.

"Always put as much effort into your marriage as you do into your wedding."
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Member since: 10-22-2005
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From: Chrysantha
Date: 09-15-2006, 12:23 AM (10 of 13)
Luckily our JoAnn's and Michaels are about 50 miles away from each other...But I'm thinking of getting some of their bandana's (washing) and trying to make a quilt out of them. (using plain fabric with them...)

We're also lucky because we have 2 very nice fabric shops. Margies where I live and The Cotton Loft (about 50 miles away.) Then theres a quilt shop in Pensacola I've been to, but can't remember the name of. (when they claimed that 5 bolts of Asian fabric was too much, I promptly left and quickly forgot where they are:re: )

On the 27th, I'm off to my sisters and since she lives in OR (Beaverton) she has about 6 quilt shops within her area...3 are H U G E. (boy do I drag her around them..)
:bg: :bg: :bg:
User: Chrysantha
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From: Marianne0310
Date: 01-03-2007, 09:58 PM (11 of 13)
Hi Leapfrog Libby,

When I moved to the Charlotte area and found MaryJo's Cloth, I was thrilled. MaryJo's has the best prices as well as some of the most knowledgeable people working for them. This is the kind of place you want to just hang around all day. There's also a thread warehouse just a few exits past MaryJo's. Every color and size spool of thread you could want.

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Member since: 12-31-2006
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From: Bama
Date: 01-03-2007, 10:11 PM (12 of 13)
I recently found this fabric site:
They have great prices and shipping was $8.40 for 10 yards.
I don't think they sell thread or notions.
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From: Patty22
Date: 01-04-2007, 07:41 AM (13 of 13) is a really good site
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Member since: 03-29-2006
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