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marigold
#1 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:01:26 PM(UTC)
marigold

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Location: Idaho high desert

I have been wandering through the FabShopHop shops and looking at so much gorgeous fabric. I have seldom purchased fabric on-line but seeing all this eye-candy makes me want to do that. (Like I needed the encouragement )

Do you buy a lot of fabric on-line? Do you have favorite sites that you order from? Anything I should watch out for?

Thanks in advance! (Although I suspect my husband won't be nearly as grateful as I will in getting help adding to my stash. )

mari

Life is short ... buy the fabric!
Chelle
#2 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:19:28 PM(UTC)
Chelle

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Location: Brentwood, CA

I generally do most of my shopping online.  I go to sites that have older fabric (lower prices) like thousandsofbolts or marshalldrygoodswholesale.  

As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
Quiltbaby
#3 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:35:28 PM(UTC)
Quiltbaby

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Location: Modesto,California

I like fabric.com and equilter. Sometimes ebay if I’m looking for something specific.
A FRIEND IS WORTH A THOUSAND STITCHES!!

Candis
stitchintime
#4 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 8:40:21 PM(UTC)
stitchintime

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Location: AZ

I usually order online when I am looking for something specific or if there is a really good sale.  Some of my favorites are Bear Creek Quilting, WashTub Quilts, River City Quilts and Jinny Beyer Studio (all are quick to ship and WashTub has a rewards program).  Also love Equilter tho' their shipping was a little slower.  Used to order from Missouri Star quite frequently but just don't like their new website and having to click thru pages and pages.  I really do like to see fabric in person and make sure I continue to support local quilt stores also.

Barb... The Lion does not turn around when a small dog barks
Chelle
#5 Posted : Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:41:33 PM(UTC)
Chelle

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Oh yes, I like equilter and fabric.com.  Equilter is in CO so I usually get items quickly.  I do Hacocks paducah when its on sale.. sometimes.  I basically shop around for the best price.

As long as I'm breathin', there's no bad days.~ Alabama
loveslife
#6 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:17:13 AM(UTC)
loveslife

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Posts: 3,320
Location: Colorado

I too order a lot online, mostly the shops mentioned here, though I'm glad to see some new ones from Barb. I will need to check those out. I just got a really nice order from thousands of bolts that I am really happy with.

I pop into my LQS sometimes and try to support them. A fun fact, I live about 20 minutes from equilter, and have a retail account set up with them so I can pick up the order rather than pay shipping. The gals there are so sweet!

Karen
I define happiness as a continuous, creative activity.
Dorian
#7 Posted : Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:28:59 PM(UTC)
Dorian

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Location: N CAL

I live an hours drive away from any quilt shops, so I do almost all my fabric shopping online. I use those mentioned here as well as Bear creek quilting, quilt fabric closeouts , and shabby fabrics to name a few...

Keep a smile in your heart :) Dorian
dogsbody
#8 Posted : Thursday, October 12, 2017 9:49:35 AM(UTC)
dogsbody

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Since I can just DRIVE to Marshalls Dry Goods in about 20 minutes, I seldom shop on-line. Tried a few, and why is it the more expensive ones have the worst service?

marigold
#9 Posted : Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:14:57 PM(UTC)
marigold

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Location: Idaho high desert

Lots of good places to try. Thanks everyone!

We have only a couple of LQS. One I avoid except at the annual shop hop. I took 2 beginner classes there and was sorely disappointed in what I DIDNT learn. And I suspect it's just me, but I always feel a little "talked down to" at the LQS. Maybe it's just that I know I don't know so I figure THEY know I don't know and it's annoying to them. There's a big quilt guild in the area that has that same sort of vibe. I'm unsure of myself enough! So on-line sounds like a good option.

Thanks again for the info!

mari

Life is short ... buy the fabric!
Regina
#10 Posted : Friday, October 13, 2017 7:20:45 AM(UTC)
Regina

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Location: Longmont, CO

I've had good results shopping online. I've found fabricthat my LQS didn't carry and at great prices. I am lucky, too, to live near Equilter so I can order and pick up purchases sometimes on the same day.

Regina

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