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Topic: Favorite Fabric Row Store - Philadelphia  (Read 4501 times)
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« on: March 23, 2009 10:06:44 AM »

I see that this board tends to be kind of slow, but I was daydreaming about taking a trip to fabric row this upcoming saturday.  And I thought to myself...ooh I could ask craftster where they like to shop on fabric row...

So any ideas?!

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2009 10:16:41 AM »

I like Kinkus Fabrics (Huge selection of cotton prints)- There is also "Pennsylvania Fabric Outlet" which has a hit or miss selection for fabric, but very good prices on what they do have- it's a good place to buy zippers
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2009 01:39:35 PM »

Cool, thanks for your suggestions.

I usually go to the local Joann Fabrics and then I remembered...wait I live like 20-25 minutes from Fabric Row what am I doing!!

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009 09:37:16 PM »

Fabric row trumps Joanns any day of the week. I'm a crocheter, but I frequent Fabric row with my good friend [seamstress] and just being there makes me feel alive. Hope you found some good treasures!
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009 04:35:41 PM »

Huh.  The only time I went to fabric row I felt really uncomfortable.  I just wanted to look around and see what struck my fancy, and every store person wanted to know EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.  They seemed really annoyed by browsers.

« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2009 02:13:37 PM »

You just really need to watch how things are measured and priced. Sometimes they are a little off..
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009 06:42:27 AM »

oddly enough I hated fabric row.  There was only one store with any fabric worth a grain of salt and the price for one yard was outrageous.  AND I agree I feel like everyone needed to back off a bit.  Not everyone goes fabric shopping with an exact fabric in mind.  I like to look around for inspiration.  I went to Joann's later that day and actually found a nice fabric for much cheaper...either way I didn't buy anything that day.  I was really disappointed.  Not to mention the day  I went ended up being very cold and rainy...AND it seemed like all of Philadelphia's seedy characters were walking along fabric row that day.

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"I do not regret the things I've done, only those I did not do"
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2009 04:35:38 PM »

Sounds like nothing has changed  Undecided


« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009 01:28:40 PM »

I've never had a problem in the shops on Fabric Row. I'm always asked if I'm looking for something specific, but only once in a visit then they leave me alone until I ask for help. Maybe those shops are geared more towards professionals rather than hobbyists?  My favorite place by far is Kinkus (so many options for pink faux fur!). 
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