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« on: October 14, 2004 11:20:07 AM »

Wow, 2nd post in one day.  I'm doing good.  :-)

So, what do you think is the best fabric store in the area?  I hit up G Street Fabrics (in Rockville) this weekend, and got a whole bunch of stuff for a dress.  I'd actually been there before with my mom, but I hadn't realized we'd driven all the way out to MD!

G Street is awesome -- they have sooooooooooo many different kinds of fabrics and notions.  My only problem is that I am car-less and live on the Hill, and I spent pretty much a whole day out there.....thank god the store is only 2 blocks from the Metro!

Any other places I should take note of?HuhHuhHuh
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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2004 02:06:41 PM »

This isn't going to help you find a fabric store that is closer Smiley - a problem that I also have as a District resident, but there is a great quilt fabric store in Annapolis called Cottonseed Glory.  They have a website - http://www.cottonseedglory.com/

It's expensive, but definitely worth the trip for any Metro DC quilters.

Otherwise, G St probably is the way to go...
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PurpleGurl
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2004 01:55:52 PM »

Chickey,

I am new to DC, which metro station is G streets fabric near?  I have gone by car but I was the passenger and not really paying attention.  I am carless as well and would like to go back to G street if I can figure out how to get there.  Also, did you walk from the metro or take a bus?

Thanks!
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flossie
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2004 12:05:00 PM »

it's closest to the rockville metro station i think, but i don't know how far. you could probably go to the metro's website and check it out. i don't think it's toooo far...
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PurpleGurl
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2004 08:47:15 AM »

Thanks Flossie!!
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fletch
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2004 11:45:39 AM »

Have you tried Vida's fabric on Columbia Road and 16th?  It's located between Adams Morgan and Mt. Pleasant and while it doesn't have the sheer variety of stuff G St. does, it's easier to get to.  For you, just metro to Farragut West then zip up on the 42 bus. 
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PurpleGurl
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2004 04:11:24 PM »

Thanks for the suggestion of Vida's fabrics, I hadn't heard of them. I will definitely look into it on a warmer day, it's getting too cold for me and it hasn't even started snowing yet!
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mianhanson
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2005 05:15:55 AM »

Have you tried eBay?  I'm also car-less in DC.  Getting out to G Street can be time consuming (especially since I can't stop myself from looking and buying!).  If you know what you want and/or don't need to exactly match colors, search the fabric selection on eBay.  I've bought lots of fabric that way (fun pajama flannel prints, bright orange cotton duck for slipcovers, white fleece for tops, etc.).  And, it gets delivered right to your door.  So far, all my purchases have gone smoothly.
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2005 07:50:05 PM »

There's a fabric store on K street between 17th and 18th St., NW in the District. Very close to Farragut West and Farragut North metro stops.

Staff not overly friendly and selection not as extensive as G Street Fabrics but if you live in the heart of DC and without a car, you may want to consider this as an option.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2005 02:36:17 AM »

Hey Craftsters!

Thanks for all the great info -- but I've moved to Seattle!  :-)

Long live G Street!  It was well worth the trip from the Hill -- I spent almost 4 hours there poring over the HUMONGOUS selection.  I've found some great stores in the Seattle area for fabric and sewing, but so far none of them are as awesome as G Street.

Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody -- and happy sewing!
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