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casslyra
« on: October 23, 2004 08:11:55 AM »

i recently moved here and am looking for a reasonably priced fabric store with a good variety of fabrics. please help with any ideas other than joanns or hancock. thank you
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004 03:28:11 PM »

where abouts are you? ive about given up on cool fabric stores around here...ive actually thought about selling fabric when i open my shop...
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2004 05:54:36 PM »

I keep meaning to check out the $7 fabric store on 15/501 in Durham - but it closes early and it quite out of the way - has anyone been there?  I'd be interested in hearing about fabric stores in the Triangle too, I've just been using Joann's and Hancock in Cary.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2004 03:04:22 AM »

sorry..im not sure of any up there..check the phone book and take a drive to each of to see what they have...also. the web is a great place for fabrics too...
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2004 06:25:09 AM »

i live in raleigh, but i do drive to gastonia to go to mary- jos. i really like that place it is huge and pretty good prices. it is off 85 exit 21 in the gaston mall.
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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2004 02:31:34 PM »

yeah a girl i work with goes there alot too...i havent made it up there yet..
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2004 03:33:00 PM »

where abouts are you located viciouskittie? are there any stores near you
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2004 03:21:03 AM »

im in wilmington...i order most of my fabrics wholesale by the bolt...but i get alot from ebay too..all i have here is joanns and *ack* walmart if im desperate....
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2004 04:55:37 AM »

viciouskittie,

In Wilmington, there's a "everything's only $6.99/yard" store in town, on Kerr Ave.  The majority of their stock is decorator/upholstery fabric, but they have a wider selection than I expected.  And the staff is really great and helpful, from my experience. 

There's also an independent sewing place, Sew Much Fabric, that is part of the Bernina sales & service store on Oleander Dr, near the skating rink.  I haven't been there in years (I've just moved back to Wilmington recently) and they've changed ownership in that time, so I'm not sure what it's like currently. 

On Wrighstville ave, sort of between Wilshire and Wrightsville Ave's., is a needlepoint shop that also caters to embroidery and quilting folk that has some selection of fabrics.  Not much, but if you want to go and see some craftyness, this is a good place to visit, also. 

And, depending on if you work with this type of stuff, i think there's still a couple places in town that sell marine canvas fabric, too.  Again, I've just come back to town, so execept for the $7 store place and Joann's, I haven't had chance to re-explore a lot of these places, but I'll be more than happy to let you know what I find in my adventures. 
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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2004 03:25:50 PM »

unfortunately, the triangle seems short of good fabric stores.  I live in carrboro and usually just end up at joann's becuase there doesn't seem to be anything better (cotton bol and mulberry silks are way too pricey).  Also, i check out the PTA's around here b/c sometimes i'll find thrifted fabrics or even blankets or sheets that can be used for fabric.

I go to asheville a good bit to visit my sister, and they have an awesome fabric etc outlet called "Foam & Fabric" (on biltmore ave).  zippers in funky colors for 10 cents, really cheap laces and trims, and tons of fabric!  oh yeah, and the back of the store is full of foam.  check it out if you live near asheville or ever visit over there.  i always stock up when i visit.
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