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« on: June 13, 2007 03:40:14 PM »

is there such a thing and is it worth it?
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purpleone
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2007 02:08:44 PM »

I like www.efabrics.co.uk - good for basic utility stuff. Ebay for unusual gems Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2007 07:35:08 AM »

If you order make it worth the 5 postage.
 Some realy good bargins here. http://www.abakhan.co.uk/

I live 3 miles from the manchester shop so haven't used the mail order yet, but I did send a friend 2m of fleece and 1m off cotton and some scraps and that came to 5 postage.
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« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007 02:54:45 AM »

Great site goldy!
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 01:00:15 PM »

to be honest, i've found its cheaper to buy from the us and pay for shipping - www.fashionfabricsclub.com is quite good, both for range and price
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2007 09:29:12 AM »

Use that strength of the pound! I've ordered stuff from the US before, and it works out far cheaper.

I really cannot fault eBay either, it is such a competitive market, you can pick up bits and bobs really cheaply, especially if you choose buyers that give you discount on multiple shippings!

Is shipping reasonable from the US? In terms of price?
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2007 09:45:37 AM »

Because you save so much money - basically yes it is worth paying for shipping.  For example, I bought heavy wool to make a winter coat.  The only place I could find anything vaguely suitable was John Lewis (nothing on ebay) and that was 40 a metre.  I paid 35 for 2m fabric, 2m lining, 1m interfacing and shipping.  So even if I had found the materials for half the price in the UK, it would still have been cheaper to buy it from US.  Slightly annoyingly, it was Italian wool!  Go figure ...
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2007 09:47:42 AM »

Just received my order from http://www.thefabricfairy.com - a US site - it came in 5days, shipping was $11 and the lady who runs the site was lovely Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2007 09:51:38 AM »

If you order make it worth the 5 postage.
 Some realy good bargins here. http://www.abakhan.co.uk/

I live 3 miles from the manchester shop so haven't used the mail order yet, but I did send a friend 2m of fleece and 1m off cotton and some scraps and that came to 5 postage.

Wow - thanks for the link Cheesy  I used to live in Rochdale, and went to Abakhan lots - I miss the choice and the prices, and their site looks so good.
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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2007 09:53:04 AM »

Use that strength of the pound! I've ordered stuff from the US before, and it works out far cheaper.

I really cannot fault eBay either, it is such a competitive market, you can pick up bits and bobs really cheaply, especially if you choose buyers that give you discount on multiple shippings!

Is shipping reasonable from the US? In terms of price?

The only thing to be careful of is import taxes, I'm not sure, but I think that anything not classed as a gift over a certain amount (17?) is taxed.
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