hello. my name is lindsey and i’m a fabric-a-holic.

i must confess:  i’ve been hitting the fabric shops pretty hard lately.  at some point it has to stop, but when new prints come out almost daily and my design a.d.d. kicks in and 17 different wristlet clutch designs aren’t enough…. you get the idea.  i love what i do, but it just stinks to actually have to pay for my supplies.  this would be even more fun if fabric were free!

spending half of a day refolding and organizing my fabric is a half day well spent in my books.  its often when i come up with new ideas, when i’m able to pair new fabrics together that i hadn’t thought of before.  this shelf is definitely one of my “happy places”.

so where are my favorite places to shop for fabric?

i do most of my online fabric shopping at:

hawthorne threads

fabric shoppe

and fabric.com

do you have any favorite online fabric shops?


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    I love me some fabric too!! My favorite shop is The Intrepid Thread, http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheIntrepidThread

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    You are so organized!!!

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    I totally agree! I have such an addiction to buying fabric at the minute, I just never have time to make it in to anything! I have bought quite a few Liberty fabrics from eBay at a good price.

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    your fabrics are so neatly folded! i have so much fabric on hand that i promised myself last year that i wouldn’t buy any more fabric, unless i need it to complete a project, and i haven’t! it’s killing me to not buy all this pretty fabric, but i really need to work through my stash :)

    as much as i love buying online, i prefer buying in a real store. i like to be able to touch the fabric and trying pairing different styles in shop.

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    Love stacks of pretty fabric… So happy :)

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    Lisa McGriff says:

    I am just learning to sew and I can already tell that this fabric thing could become a problem…. But I love your happy shelf, I’m about to move and I’m planning on having a happy ROOM!

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    ha! i am a textile junkie too!
    so much so, that i decided to start my own fabric store almost 2 years ago:) so i would have to say, my favorite fabric shop is my own: http://www.foundfabrics.etsy.com

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    I think your shelf of fabrics folded neatly is my happy place too. I could look at that all day. :)

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    Drooling over your stash. Thanks for the online store recs! I love http://www.sewmamasew.com/ and browsing Etsy for great deals.

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    Oh gee. You put me to shame with all those organized piles. I would love to be like that but have come to the conclusion that I’m not. My fabric is all stored in totes. Still looks neat but not as pretty as your stacks.

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    Lindsey your post made me laugh out loud!! Darn funny and only because it hits close to home as my Mom (who I love dearly) is also a fabric-a-holic. There was once this cartoon I found (it may have even been the Far Side but I’m not sure).

    It showed a Farmer looking at his (obviously) fabric-a-holic wife’s collection of material. She had made one of his huge metal grainbins into a “closet” to hold all of her material and he’s looking at her earnestly and saying (now I am laughing even as I type this) , “Man, you must have at least $100 worth of fabric in here!” and she’s just looking at him with no expression at all (what he doesn’t know doesn’t hurt him, I guess) ;o). DARN TOOTIN FUNNY RIGHT THERE!

    So, to make a long story short, every time my Mom shows me a new bunch of fat quarters that she has recently purchased I have to use that “$100 line” and we still laugh and laugh about that because my dear ol’ Dad is just the same as that Farmer man in the cartoon (oh, by the way, my parents are farmers so that is why it is extra funny for us).

    Just had to share it with you as I thought you might get at least a little laugh out of it.

    Keep up the great blogging – it’s true sunshine through a computer screen (which is highly addictive, I might add!)

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    You crack me up! I just got some fabric from fabric.com and LOVE IT!! I agree that the worst part about making stuff is buying the fabric!! I am trying to be good and only buy what I need at the moment! One of my goals this year is to catch up on sewing with what I have bought!

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