Out of the box...and sorted
You may think I'm nuts, but I guess I've just gotten to a place where almost any color or style is good and useable...somewhere! If that makes sense?!
Over many years I've bought quite a bit of fabric on the Internet. This has generally been a good experience. Once in awhile I get some fabric which does not have the best quality of grey goods (the raw fabric upon which prints are made). The texture can be rough or the weave loose. But generally I have had good luck finding a much wider variety of fabrics than my local shops and at good or better prices. I love scraps and variety and so I even buy fabric scraps and / or strips by the pound or in mixed variety packs. In which case the savings are even greater.
You might recall my blog from last month on SortingScraps. That was a 5 pound bag of scraps from Equilter. A great value if you like scraps!
In the bag...and on the table.
That turned out to be a even better because it was full of batik strips which I happen to love!
I have not made a thorough search of the Internet shops but I have my favorites which are mostly based on the fact that they all have good variety, prices and sale items.
So here are a few sites to check out:
Excellent overall fabric selection. Their newer lines of fabric are pretty standard prices but click on 'precuts' and then 'booty packs' and you will find some good deals as well as my favorite= fabric by the pound! Also check out the 'Clearance' items, there are some great deals there too.
Good discounts on yardage (especially batiks) and right now they have a sale on books and batting.
Nice variety of fabrics and good to great deals in the 'Bargain Bin', Summer Sale, 'Scrap Bag' and 'Medley' categories.
If you visit Quilting Blogger (link is to the right) you have probably seen Fabric.com's coupons. It is a triple stop shop = apparel, home dec. and quilting fabrics and all at good to great prices. But I have purchased a few bits of yardage here that were not great quality grey goods. But mostly I have been pleased with my purchases here. Also if your purchase is over $35.00 shipping is free! Sorry, I don't imagine that applies to over seas purchases?
Jubilee specializes in homespuns and they have good prices. I actually have not purchased anything here but I'm waiting for one of their 'scrap bags' to come back in stock 'cause it looks like a great deal.
Well, those are a few of my favs! How about yours?
Happy Shopping! cheers, CW