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« on: November 17, 2005 09:40:16 PM »

I just started grad school in the Cleveland area.  Anyone have good recommendations for fabric stoers?  The Joann's near me has tons of stuff, but it's all very calico-y.  Any ideas for vintage fabrics or for some of the neat new designer stuff out there?
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2005 11:08:40 AM »

check out Flower Child on Clifton Blvd.  They have some great vintage finds and I am always checking out any thrift stores i can find.
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005 05:57:16 PM »

Hi,
I, too, would like to find some better ways to buy fabric then at the chain fabric stores.  I know that Unique Thrift, on Fulton, has some cool fabric, often.
Anyone else have suggestions or ideas?
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2006 04:37:43 PM »

Virginia Marti on Detroit in Lakewood has a store---haven't been in there for years but they are good for designer fabrics and notions. 

Haven't sewn in quite some time but New York Fabrics used to be in Parma.  Mostly home decorator fabric. 

I always found good stuff at estate sales. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2006 07:38:15 PM »

sounds like good places to try.
Hope to see you at our Cleveland craft get together.
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2006 08:12:28 AM »

I just discovered Charlie's on Noble. I spent 2 days in that store and could spend 2 more looking through all the fabric and fabric books.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2006 08:21:47 AM »

Where is that?
More details please!! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2006 07:05:47 AM »

I just discovered Charlie's on Noble. I spent 2 days in that store and could spend 2 more looking through all the fabric and fabric books.

no kidding, where is that??  i just discovered Schindler's on Lorain and broke my bank account on 10 yards of suede for an upholstery project.  i literally went around touching everything.  the staff, by the way, is fabulous.  they'll look at you funny if you're young, but once you talk to them they'll shake off any pretensions they had and chat design with you.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2006 08:47:21 AM »

I just discovered Charlie's on Noble. I spent 2 days in that store and could spend 2 more looking through all the fabric and fabric books.

It's right on Noble, near monticello, across form the gas startion. I think there is a bakery on one corner and a CVS on the other.

no kidding, where is that??  i just discovered Schindler's on Lorain and broke my bank account on 10 yards of suede for an upholstery project.  i literally went around touching everything.  the staff, by the way, is fabulous.  they'll look at you funny if you're young, but once you talk to them they'll shake off any pretensions they had and chat design with you.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2008 04:25:20 PM »

Flower Child is heaven!
Also, there are tons on thrift stores in and around Cleveland. Like the Unique on Lorain near Fulton in Ohio City. There is a St. Vincent DePaul on Biddulph near Ridge Rd. Also, try my fave, Value World (not City) in Brookpark in the plaza across from JoAnn.
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2008 09:17:50 AM »

Wow these are some great suggestions! I know what I'm doing this weekend! I've seen Virginia Marti because my bf used to live in Lakewood right across from there, but he never wanted to go in. And I used to live near Charlie's, I can't believe I never found it! Well that was before I started sewing.

If you're looking for designer fabrics the Polka Dot Pincushion in Richfield has Amy Butler, Michael Miller, etc. They have some great stuff but they also have that calico-y stuff too. So you might have to hunt a little but I know they have it, I've seen it!
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008 08:35:59 AM »

I just discovered that Ben Franklin in Oberlin has a small but decent fabric section in the back of the store. It's all extremely affordable too. I think the most expensive fabric I saw was $4.99 a yard. the fabrics I bought were all $2.29 and $2.79 a yard.
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008 06:41:18 PM »

Does anyone know of any places on the west/east side border?  Looking more for Seven Hills, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Parma, Middleburg Heights area.

Something other than the usual Joann.

I saw a the ultimate material for a purse/diaper bag I wanted to make and did not buy it right away.  BIG MISTAKE!  I have been to all 3 Joann's in the area several times each and they are not re-stocking it.  So I am on the hunt for something new.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008 07:59:39 PM »

It sounds like we live in the same general area, and there are no good fabric stores.  I did see a place called Quilter's Source on State Road in Parma, but I haven't stopped in yet.  You could always try Joanns.com.

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« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2008 05:21:57 AM »

Thank you!  I will have to check it out.  I am in Seven Hills.  Are you near?  Are we neighbors??? LOL
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« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2008 09:01:52 AM »

We could be neighbors, I live by Calvin Park.   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2008 08:28:17 AM »

I checked out Quilter's Showcase on State Rd in Parma.  They were very nice.  They carry mostly quilting fabric (hence the name).  I did notice they have a huge selection of batiks, a generous selection of black and white mix and they have clearance fabric.  Nothing really super modern although I did find a funky flower print in the scrap pile.  They also teach classes in a huge room with quilt lined walls.  WOW, some of these women are extremely talented.  Hours - MWF 10-5, TTh 10-8, Sat 10-4.
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2008 09:33:13 AM »

I'll have to take a look one of these days.  Thanks for the info! Smiley
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