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Lindz85
« on: February 28, 2006 01:22:19 PM »

Hi Everyone!  I was wondering if anyone know of good places to buy inexpensive fabric in Edmonton.  I'm trying to keep an eye out for really original prints, I'm hoping to make a funky little hobo bag.  I've checked out the Value Village just off Whyte and all the flea markets, but I haven't really seen anything that isn't "little old ladyish".  Any suggestions you have would be great!
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006 02:19:40 PM »

there is a place called Marshalls on the south side, or, if you want really vintage stuff, go to a good will or thrift shop and look for something large made of alot of fabric and cut it up. (big oversized coats work great, and have cool buttons and buckles to re-use)
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Lindz85
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006 02:58:02 PM »

Thanks re, I've actually been to Marshalls.. I think I'm going to have to go back though.  Didn't have much time to poke around while I was there (the boyfriend was getting impatient).  Smiley
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in_tense
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2006 11:37:52 AM »

marshalls is pretty awesome. and even though i hate to say it, sometimes walmart can have some pretty cool inexpensive fabric too.
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AmyE
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 11:36:10 AM »

I agree with intense, also Ive found some fun fabric at fabric land in the sale section. Oh and Ikea in as is always has something fun, a curtain pannel for 5 bucks is a ton of cool fabric!
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JennyBeanie
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2006 09:56:08 AM »

What are the prices like at Marshalls? I heard it was pretty expenzive...
I went out to goodwill to look for some pretty good fabric peices... the one on Stony really had nothing at all!! I was so sad... seeing I wanted to get started on my project right away!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2006 02:45:30 PM »

try looking at old blankets/sheets or coats at thrift shops.

near the good will on stony is a ton of other thrift shops besides good will, just west of it, on the north end of the street. (amoungst the pawn/porn stores).

Value village is an option, but their prices have gone up alot, but generally the west end one, or far south side has more selection than the whyte ave one. (if its still there).

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JennyBeanie
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006 11:10:08 AM »

I haven't had a chance to go to the thrift shops etc down the road...I should see when there are all open actually...
Prices at VV have gone up... which is why we started shopping around at goodwill there are much better priced!!
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Lindz85
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2006 03:17:19 PM »

Thanks for all the tips! I did end up finding a nice bedsheet for a couple of dollars at Value Village. I think it would be ideal as lining for a purse, but I've yet to find a fabric I like for the exterior of the bag.  Maybe I'm just picky... 
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AmyE
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2006 06:09:47 PM »

Fabric Lands having a sale to celebrate their 29th anniversary this weekend. For bags I like to buy bargain center drapery!
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