Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Where do you find all your fabrics? Part 1

Where do you find all of your fabrics?  I get that question a lot.  It is a long but fun answer so I thought I would share it with you.  This will actually be a 2 part blog series because I have so many great places to tell you about.

Below I have given you insight, links, and info on where I buy my various fabrics.  I hope you find a new source or two.

First, I probably buy the most fabric from Joann's Fabric and Craft Store simply because it is close and they have great sales and coupons.  This is where I find most of my flannel and a good amount of the fun cotton prints that I use for the chalkboard mats.  I also buy a lot of my notions here.

Birds and Owls Chalkboard Mat fabric from Joann's

The next place that I find a lot of fabric is Hobby Lobby.  Again, they are close and have a great coupon every week.  They carry the same lines of fabric all the time so the selection doesn't change very often.  However, that is great when I am buying a fabric that I know I will need more of because they will always stock it.

Baby Girl Gift Set in my favorite line of fabric from Hobby Lobby.

Now let's get away from the chain stores and talk about some of the awesome locally owned fabric stores that I have found.

The Sewn' Place is here in Chambersburg, PA.  They have a great selection of quilting fabrics and I am often looking for novelty fabrics but I can still always find something wonderful there.  It is a great local source for designer fabrics.  Also, they sell sewing machines and give classes.  This is where I bought my machine last year and I have been so happy with it.  And, they offer scissor sharpening every day for only $2.50 a pair!  That is amazing right there!

Burp Cloth Set with fabric from The Sewn' Place

Just a few weeks ago I stumbled upon another local fabric store called Marian's Fabrics.  Again there are a lot of quilting fabrics here but oh wow there is just a lot of fabric here!  I was completely overwhelmed and excited when I walked in.  This place will definitely be on my go to list from now on.

Trains chalkboard mat made with fabric from Marian's

So here are all the local stores I go to fabric shop.  In the next post I will share all of my online sources and there are several!

So where do you fabric shop?



  1. We have the PA Fabric Outlet which you might want to check out sometime. I don't sew but it is where my friends who do sew do their shopping.

  2. Angel, I feel there is a fabric shopping trip in our future. After all I just destashed :)

  3. I usually shop at Jo-ann and Hancock Fabrics. I wish I had your local ones!

  4. I am a fabric hoarder and now you have given me even more places to find it! :o)

    Very interesting blog feature!


  5. Angle - you know that quarterly magazine I subscribe to: Where Women Create. In the latest issue there's an article "Riley Blake Designs - Fabric Inspirations. There's a website you can check. (I haven't yet).

    She included a list of 25 picks for fabric. All .com's.