Monday, October 08, 2007

~Fabric Heaven~

Last week I needed some material for a project I was working on, and I decided to look for a better fabric store. Surely something better than Jo-Ann's was in my area? I looked in my phone book, and found a store that wasn't too far away.

The store building is nothing to be in awe over. In fact, I've passed this store many times and not even realized it was a fabric store! However, as soon as I walked into the store, I knew I had found a much better place to shop for fabric!!!

All the popular fabrics that I see paraded all over sewing blogs were in this store! All the popular designers (Amy Butler, Kaffe Fassett, to name just two) have their fabric in this store! I browsed with delight!

Now, I'm not totally "against" Jo-Ann's. They are usually reasonably priced, and they offer half off on their patterns, with specials on their patterns regularly. However, I have spent hours in that store trying to find coordinating fabrics! When I made this bag, I spent close to three hours in the store, just trying to come up with two coordinating fabrics. Even to find a solid fabric to go with a print is nearly impossible! At one point I stopped looking for two fabrics, and instead looked through the pattern book in order to find a pattern that only took one fabric. My mom told me she had a similar experience as well.

Not so at this new store! I bought fabric for my project, and two fat quarters:

I can't believe it, but I'm in love with a store! LOL


Heather said...

Good fabric stores can be hard to find! I have an okay one that is 20 minutes in one direction, one decent one that is 20 minutes in another direction, and a really awesome one that is 15 minutes further than the decent one. Going to purchase fabric can be quite a time consuming trip, because I always have to browse and compare fabrics for quite a while!

I am glad you found a shop nearby, and I like the fabrics you found, especially the floral with the bird on it! So perfect for fall!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very pretty fabric! Glad you found a new place to shop. I have the same problem with the Joann's near me, and it can be so frustrating at times. Can't wait to see the project you make with this fabric!

randi---i have to say said...

Nice fabric choices! I am a little jealous that you have a store in your town that sells things like that!

deb said...

Tammy ~ beautiful fabric, esp the bird one on top!

Christy said...

Hi Tammy,
Love stopping by to see new creations you've made.I'm usually a quiet reader and never leave comments, but can you share the name of the store??? Maybe I can find one in my area. I'm always looking for new fabric stores, we've had quit a few close in our area. Thanks, Christy

Birdie said...

Oh, I LOVE the birds!

Mrs. Elliott said...

I love this fabric! Can't wait to see what you are making.