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« on: June 24, 2008 08:49:05 PM »

I live in Racine County and Im sick of going to Joann and not finding what I need  Cry
Also anyone know where I can get some wool blankets for a reasonable price? I am in need of some wool fabric but would rather reuse any unwanted blankets

« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2008 02:36:56 PM »

I live in Racine county too --but will be moving to Burmingham, MI in the next few months.  Unfortunately, as far as I know there are no good fabric stores in the area. But, if you are willing to travel have you ever tried Vogue in EVANSTON IL
718-732 Main Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202
Mondays and Thursdays - 9:00-9:00
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. - 9:00-5:30
Sundays - 12:00-5:00
Sale Sundays - 11:00-5:00
I used to live in Denver and this way better than Denver Fabrics (sorry all you loyal DF fans--just my opinion). They also have the great classes--but again the commute stinks.  They have tons of wool fabric. HMM..I think those army issue blankets are wool--maybe could dye them darker color. Not sure what the cost is at an army surplus store or if you know someone who lives on base.
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 11:01:14 AM »

Thanks!!! Ill have to take a trip down there! I checked out an army surplus store and may go with that...I have never tried to dye wool...that should be an adventure if I decide to do that...but the color army blankets are is about what Im looking for  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008 12:33:15 PM »

Have to agree...I first experienced Vogue Fabrics in Evanston when my apparel design program at UW-Madison took a trip there.

I'm pretty sure it's the best fabric store for a few hundred miles around it...so much selection and you can find pretty much anything you're looking for there.  It's awwwwwesome!

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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009 06:32:28 PM »

This might be the most helpful thing I've seen yet. I've been wanting to make plushies, but I haven't been able to find the right fabric anywhere around here. I'm glad it's not just me, but that the stores are lacking. I guess I'll have to go south of the boarder now.

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