I would also love to say I buy I buy all my fabric at my local quilting shop. But seriously, who can afford $12/yard for fabric. Not I. I spend my time shopping online to cut my costs practically in half. I ventured in to my LQS the other day to kill sometime before I had to pick up the kids from their after school activities. I loved, loved, loved wandering around the store looking at all the wonderful fabrics and patterns. I really wish I could I could do more to support their presence in our community. But as a young adult I can't. Quilting is a bit of an expensive hobby to get into. And its generally known as being a hobby enjoyed by a generation that is older. And honestly I can see why.
So where do you buy your fabrics? Here are some of the sites I love for great deals.
I love the clearance and sale sections most of all. I generally try to buy last season's fabrics or lines of fabrics that have been out for awhile. I am also lucky enough to live 30 mins away from a salvage surplus store that has the most amazing fabric department. I don't always know the name brand of the fabric I am buying but it has never disappointed me. I picked up 10 fat quarters the other day for my blue Dear Jane quilt at 75 cents each. They must have about 500 bolts of fabric there. I will have to take some pictures next time I go.
So let's share where we go to get our deals. How do we pursue our love of quilting on a budget?