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« on: September 26, 2006 10:35:22 AM »

 Anyone want to recommend one?
 If you have a favorite fabric/craft store, post it here. Maybe you could put in a small description of what is sold, price range, etc.
 I personally have never been to a great fabric store, and I would love to hear recommendations!

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2006 11:04:12 AM »

well joann's is always a good start, except the one in Aurora which is a dump. And Joann's accepts competier (sp) coupons! I also like Denver Fabrics. And my very favorite but quite far away from me is Mill fabric outlet in Colorado Springs, it rules!!!!!! There  is one in Ft.Collins but it is not as big and doesn't have near the selection the Springs one does.

Hancocks is ok but I think their prices are a bit high for what tehy sell.

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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2006 12:04:13 PM »

The Joann in Boulder brings me nothing but frustration - they have a reasonable amount of fabric, but it is all junk. And expensive junk to boot. The Hancocks in Westminster is better, although still far from ideal; the Hancocks in Longmont is abysmal.

Denver Fabrics is nice, and gets extra bonus points for their decision to eliminate quilting stuff and focus on fashion fabrics. Yay them. Too bad they are a long drive for me, I order online from them more often than I visit the store. They have a better selection of nicer fabrics at cheaper prices than the chains. One of the cutters at Joann was actually complaining about how expensive DF was, and I just had to shut my mouth.

Elfriede's in Boulder has very nice fabrics, mostly high end suitings, shirtings, and silks. Not cheap, but the price is fair for the quality. Not for people on any kind of budget though.

The Boulder Humane society thrift store in particular gets in nice fabrics at good prices. They actually tend to have a lot of crafty stuff - I saw a whole big box of baskety supplies once, and bought a big bag of mohair  and alpaca roving. The Savers in Boulder has a lot of patterns, mostly 70s and 80s stuff, and grab bags of random fabrics, and sometimes baggies of buttons presumably from clothes they weren't going to sell.

Otherwise, I am spoiled from having lived near G-Street (a mega fabric store) for a long time, and more recently near some jobbers out of NYC, so I tend to want relatively high end fabrics at dirt cheap prices. Hence, I mostly shop online.

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2006 02:05:39 PM »

Where is this  Boulder Humane society thrift store you speak of? I must go find it.....
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 02:39:11 PM »

The Humane thrift shop is smallish, but has a pretty high turnover rate in the craft section. Fabrics are in a wire shelving unit near the book section - they aren't dirt cheap, but I've seen metallic silk organza for $1/yd and bought some nice wool herringbone for ~$3/yd. It is on Arapahoe a few blocks east of Foothills. There is a Hospice thrift store in the shopping center next door, at the basement level, that is larger and has good prices on clothes (most things are $2 and they frequently have sales for $1).

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2007 11:53:33 PM »

Thanks for posting the info on the Humane Society thrift shop.  I didn't know there was one in Boulder.  I've been to the one in Longmont, but I don't remember there being any fabric.

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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2007 11:47:02 AM »

I know this is a kinda old thread, but Mill Fabric Outlet in Colorado Springs really is great. The people who work there are either super nice or super not-nice, though. Be sure to check their bargain area.

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