Where I buy my fabric – The International Edition!
This is a list of my top 5 places I like to go when I am on the hunt for fabric. I’m a visual person and usually pretty time poor, so I find these sites are all super user friendly, quick to find what I need and all have really great search features. I also find that even with the exchange rate and postage costs, I often get what I’m after for a similar, if not cheaper price. I’m almost always willing to trade money for time, so if I can get what I want fast, it’s usually worth paying a little bit extra if needed so I can get on to the next task.
I love Fabricworm for their HUGE range. I also like that they list all of the fabrics on one page so you don’t have to scroll through pages and pages to find what you’re after. They have fairly regular sales and they also have the every day $5 discount when you use the code linus5.
The thing I like about fabric.com is that they have a massive range and just about every type of fabric you could think of. I like their Design Wall feature which is a great way to organise and create a visual favourites list on the go.
The Fat Quarter Shop
I haven’t used this one for a while, but, not surprisingly given it’s name, I find it a great place to start if you’re a beginner wanting to make quilts. They have tonnes of bundles, jelly rolls and charm packs, but it’s also easy to find the fabrics you want to buy in yardage. It’s a nice clean, easy to read and easy to navigate website.
I really like the way their fabrics are arranged when you’re searching. The rows of 5 thumbnails only per collection is clever! Their buy more and save feature is good if you are selling at markets and want to test the waters with some mini collections.
Gosh, I have TONNES of love for Spoonflower. First and foremost, I love the democracy it brings to the design process. Actually, I could list a thousand things I love about Spoonflower, but that one right there is the thing I love most. Anyone can put anything they like on fabric, on just about any type of fabric substrate they could want. It doesn’t matter whether the majority like it and it doesn’t require mass appeal.
Where do you go to buy your fabric? Are you a bargain hunter who likes to shop around, or are you a get in and get out shopper like me? If you’ve got any local sites you can recommend, I’d love to hear them!