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23-02-2008
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Sources for Fabrics / Textiles - shopping in person or online
If you have any questions about shops / websites / places to purchase fabric for your projects, please post them here

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21-03-2008
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fabric sourcing...it's tough!
hi everyone,

i'm currently working on a line. at the moment, i have a local cut&sew place and a screen printer. however, i'm having a lot of difficulties finding a fabric supplier that will supply to small orders (100-500 yards). i have a sample of the fabric that i want, but my local fabric suppliers don't seem to have it (i'm in vancouver, bc). it's a very light weight cotton/lycra blend.

can anyone give me some advice on what to do, or if you have contacts to suppliers that i can work with, that would be awesome

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hi chadiler , Have you tried FabricTime Solutions?
They are wholesale. 1325 East Pender Street
Minimum order is of $100 or 20 metres of one fabric
& you don't even need to register as a business

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hi chadiler , Have you tried FabricTime Solutions?
They are wholesale. 1325 East Pender Street
Minimum order is of $100 or 20 metres of one fabric
& you don't even need to register as a business
thanks gius, i'll try to get in contact with them. only thing is, i doubt they will have the type of cotton i want. i was at a couple places and they said that type of cotton is not common in canada and i would have to find a fabric mill that can produce it

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Hello

Just wondering what is the term for a place that makes fabrics ?

Fabric mill ? Textile mill? Manufacturer?
Lately I've found textile companies and they are wholesale-- but most of them have said they import the fabric rather than produce it

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Fabric stores in metro New York or online
Long time no see, guys. I'm around, but I've been really busy with work and moving...miss you all
I'm currently shopping for curtains. I've seen a very luxurious wool flannel curtain in a local store, but that will cost me $2k per window. So I was wondering if there are any fabric stores (in the garment district?) in metro New York area or online (where I can order swatches).
The main goal is to shop for home, but I'd love to explore garment fabrics, too. so please let me know what your favorite fabric stores are. Thank you.
btw, how do you like wool curtains? Do they look like "suit" too much? :p

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Have you tried rummaging through the garment district?

I wouldn't know too much about curtains but one I do know of is mood fabrics. If you go down to their bottom floor they have a whole section with upholstery and curtain fabrics.

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My two favs are MOOD and B&J fabrics.....everyone in both those stores is really nice.

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Also if your ever in Philadelphia on 4th street just outside of Rittenhouse is there own fabric row (the name of the street even changes to fabric row) it's got about 6 stores of upholstery fabric,and also one great little notions store (I think it's called Zoller)

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Have you tried rummaging through the garment district?

I wouldn't know too much about curtains but one I do know of is mood fabrics. If you go down to their bottom floor they have a whole section with upholstery and curtain fabrics.
I have a demanding job, so my time is quite limited. But I will certainly check out Mood Thank you

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Buying Fabric online
i am always searching for nice, interesting fabrics.
do you know opportunities online to buy nice crafts?

Thanks

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Buying Fabric online
Do any of you buy fabric online? Where are your favorite places to buy? Im trying to create something similar to a Herve Leger bandage dress, I already have the specs:

90% Rayon
9% Nylon
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any good sources of vintage (or vintage look) fabric and textiles?
hello DIY!

i'm hoping someone here has a good recommendation of a source for vintage fabrics and other textiles - or even faux vintage if they are high quality. any help you could offer would be AWESOME!

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