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Recommended online fabric shops

Diane

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #30 on: June 12, 2017, 11:46:17 AM »
For anyone still looking for some Japanese fabrics for the sewalong, try Japan Crafts.

http://www.japancrafts.co.uk/store/c1/Featured_Products.html

Katie sources the fabric herself in Japan, and her prices are excellent, as the postage charges.
Highly recommended.

What beautiful fabrics  :P it makes me want to do a Japanese quilt  :loveit:, will definitely be buying some FQ from here, thanks for the link.
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Acorn

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2018, 20:05:28 PM »
I just wanted to add Elephant in my Handbag to recommended online fabric shops.

I found them when googling for cotton lawn, ordered a piece on Sunday night and they phoned me first thing on Monday morning because there was a query over my address (which meant that I had the pleasure of receiving a call saying 'Hello, I'm calling from the elephant in my handbag.'   :D )  Delivery was £1.50 for first class (this was just a metre of fabric) and I received it on Tuesday morning. 

The fabric is gorgeous - as good quality lawn as I have ever seen or felt, and was £10.25 for a metre.

A big tick in every box!

[Edited to add one small niggle - some fabrics are priced by the metre, some by the half metre, and some by the fat quarter.  The info is there, but maybe not always as blatant as I would like.]
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Marniesews

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2018, 21:50:32 PM »
@Efemera & @So Chic, you both posted last year on here about So Sew English Fabrics which, rather confusingly, is an American shop.

I just wondered if you've come across the UK fb group So Sew English Fabrics UK Edition (a closed group so you have to request to join). They have a system for ordering using a group US address which then gets forwarded to UK at a cheaper delivery cost. I've not ordered myself but thought you might be interested.
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So Chic

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #33 on: June 06, 2018, 09:04:06 AM »
@Efemera & @So Chic, you both posted last year on here about So Sew English Fabrics which, rather confusingly, is an American shop.

I just wondered if you've come across the UK fb group So Sew English Fabrics UK Edition (a closed group so you have to request to join). They have a system for ordering using a group US address which then gets forwarded to UK at a cheaper delivery cost. I've not ordered myself but thought you might be interested.

Thanks for the information and I will check it out on my return home.  We’re on the Isle of Man for a few days before returning to our narrowboat which is currently moored in Liverpool Docks and then cruising back to our home mooring.  I’m planning a visit to Calico Laine while in Liverpool and hope I’ve enough space to stash anything I might buy.
So Chic
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b15erk

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #34 on: June 06, 2018, 09:16:26 AM »
SC, if you are landing in Liverpool, a short train journey will take you to my local fabric shop in St Helens.  The shop is a short walk from the station.

Jessie
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StitchinTime

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #35 on: June 06, 2018, 10:35:10 AM »
@So Chic  Don't forget about Abakhan in Liverpool - it might be easier to get to than Calico Laine.

If you are using public transport, an all area Saveaway for a day would get you to Calico Laine, Abakhan and St Helens. Unfortunately, Liverpool Lime Street station is closed at the moment and there are no direct trains to St Helens until 11 June.

[If you were to get a Saveaway, paper tickets can still be bought from the main ticket office at Lime Street, saving you the £1 charge for a Walrus card if you were to buy from Merseytravel ticket offices.]

Marniesews

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #36 on: June 06, 2018, 13:27:58 PM »
I’m planning a visit to Calico Laine while in Liverpool and hope I’ve enough space to stash anything I might buy.

I very much enjoyed visiting their big store in Neston en route to a visit to Lancashire a couple of years ago but I don't know how easy it will be by public transport as it's on a trading estate (Clayhill Ind Est) rather than in the shopping area.
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Marniesews

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2018, 13:46:37 PM »
@So Chic , their shop in Liscard is too far to walk from the Birkenhead ferry terminal but you can get there on the 409 bus (half hour ride) from the Woodside Interchange in front of the ferry terminal.   :D

Do let us know if you manage to get there.

Just sent you a pm with info of a shorter bus journey from Seacombe ferry. My dh is so quick to find things like this.  :)
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So Chic

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2018, 16:07:19 PM »
Thank you all for the suggestions in Liverpool.  I managed to visit Calico Laine (Liscard) but the Neston shop seemed more difficult to reach by bus.  I will try to visit the shop in St.Helens but we’re due to leave on Friday and have several things planned over the next few days.  I have my bus pass and am moored by the Liverpool One bus station so no problems with transport.
So Chic
Bernina Artista 630, Bernina 800DL, Janome Cover Pro 1000CP + elderly Singer Touch & Sew 720G hiding in loft

Gernella

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2018, 13:12:00 PM »
I'm a big fan of ClothSpot.  They don't have an enormous range and they tend to sell out quick.  I got an email last Friday and by the time I decided I'd better buy they were down to only just over 3 meters.  They do have some nice stuff in though.  Another one is Fabric Godmother, again not a large range but good enough for me.

crafter

Re: Recommended online fabric shops
« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2018, 12:50:33 PM »
What an interesting thread.  I have bookmarked everything and will peruse next time I can't sleep.  But, of course, I won't order anything. ;)
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