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Topic: Anyone know where to find funky fabrics? Online or in NYC??  (Read 1905 times)
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« on: November 01, 2004 01:21:50 PM »

I'm looking for websites or stores in the NYC area where I can find a wide range of cool fabrics. So far, Marimekko stuff is as good as I've got (and it's pretty good). I'm moving into a new apartment and want to stretch some fabric on canvases and maybe make a few pillows or placemats. Any suggestions for me???
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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2004 01:46:51 PM »

in nyc... well theres B and Js farbic on 7th ave and like 36ish... not excatly sure.. its on the second floor of a building over a starbucks(but it is very expensive). also theres city quilters on 7th and 24ish.. also not completely sure( lots of prints). when i think of more ill write
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2004 06:43:10 PM »

Just wander up and down the streets between 7th and 8th from 37th St. to 40th St. Then hop on the 2/3 and head to the Hoyt St. stop in Brooklyn. On Bridge St. you'll find a few fabric stores with a surprising selection of remants. Oh yeah, and there's a place on 23rd St. just west of 6th Ave. that is going out of business and has crazy stuff like 60" wide bright pink wool for like $2/yd.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2004 07:15:11 AM »

city quilter is on 25th between 6th and 7th (closer to 7th).  lots of prints, mostly cotton and cotton blends since it is geared to quilters.  still, i love it.  a great place to get fabric for bags. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2004 02:02:00 PM »

I just found the best guide on Fabric/Bead/Notions stores in NYC. check it out:

http://www.paulanadelstern.com/fabric/guides/

and no, I'm not affiliated with her.

Enjoy!
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2004 06:43:04 PM »

Oh yeah, and P&S on Broadway just below Franklin. They're orthodox jews so it's closed early on Fri and all day Sat. Also very hit and miss around the holidays.
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2004 10:10:43 PM »

I suggest spandex house on 39th bet 7th and 8th Ave.  Though I hate to send you there because I do not like the owner.
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2004 10:32:12 PM »

Well, in my opinion, anyways: The nostalgia-section at fabricattic.com!
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2004 05:17:16 AM »

The owner of the store I work in takes frequent trips to NYC and Jersey and comes back to the Upstate with some kick ass stuff. I am under the impression there's a fabric district (?) in ol' New York. How you can find it or get in I do not know. But if he can sell it to our customers as cheaply as he does and still make a profit I bettcha you can get a lot real cheap, too.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2005 03:59:11 PM »

I just came across Hancocks online 

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/jump.jsp?itemType=CATEGORY&itemID=1526

As with most farbics stores you have to trawl through the awful stuff but there is some good stuff there..
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