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Cheapest place for cotton prints?

crafter

Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« on: October 18, 2018, 19:10:04 PM »
I have volunteered to make sewn gifts and decs for the school shopping evening fundraiser.  I thought I had a lot of scraps of cottons that I could use.  On sorting through though, not so much as I thought. 

With FQ's at about £3.00, this random act of kindness could end up costing me lots.  Is there anywhere that does really cheap stuff.  I have looked at Pound Fabrics but they don't really have much.
A perfectionist never achieves perfection.  If perfection was achieved, then the standard was not set high enough.

Lilian

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 19:13:20 PM »
Hi @crafter Have you tried
https://www.fabricland.co.uk/product-category/buy-fabric-online/

They usually have good prices  :fabric: :vintage:
Willing but not always able :)

crafter

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 19:31:32 PM »
Thank you @Lilian.  Why didn't I think of Fabricland - because the nearest is over 100 miles away that's why!

I will have a good look through tonight and order a few metres, that can be my contribution.  Just hope that the stuff sells.
A perfectionist never achieves perfection.  If perfection was achieved, then the standard was not set high enough.

BrendaP

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 19:52:00 PM »
If you are not too fussed about the print The Textile Centre have a few really cheap cottons.
Search in the cotton and craft categories.

https://www.thetextilecentre.co.uk/collections/cotton/products/sale-100-cotton-kitchen-paraphernalia-print-curtain-fabric-butter-green?variant=44960467912

https://www.thetextilecentre.co.uk/collections/cotton/products/childrens-miniature-christmas-trees-print-cotton-craft-fabric-material?variant=15160590916

Another option might be to search your local charity shops for men's shirts, curtains or bedding.
Brenda.  My machines are: Corona, a 1953 Singer 201K-3, Caroline, a 1940 Singer 201K-3, Thirza, 1949 Singer 221K, Azilia, 1957 Singer 201K-MK2 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.

Acorn

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2018, 20:14:52 PM »
Minerva has a very good range of polycotton at £2.99/m - there's usually some cotton in there too.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Tamnymore

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2018, 20:42:26 PM »
I think you can't beat the prices at Fabric Guild I've had some super bargains from them. I recently bought some zebra fabric from them which was over double the price at Minerva. In my experience if you find the same fabric elsewhere it will always be cheaper at Fabric Guild.
'One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.' Oscar Wilde

HenriettaMaria

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2018, 21:22:09 PM »
https://www.online-fabrics.co.uk/Fabric-catalogue

has some inexpensive stuff.  They charge for samples but they're about A4 size when they come so if it's patchwork you're doing they're not a total waste!

Acorn

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 21:25:43 PM »
Another vote for Fabric Guild - I've had very high quality FQs from them at very low prices.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

snoozi soozi

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 18:12:06 PM »
BST Fabrics are reasonable too, and you get free delivery when you spend £15 - easily done I find   :D
Let it sew, let it sew, let it sew

Vezelay

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2018, 18:06:20 PM »
What about Ebay sites like this one. Polycotton but at £5.65 incl p&p for a FQ bundle for your purpose, who cares? That seller is in the UK. If you're looking at others check that they're not in Hong Kong as you could wait weeks for delivery.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2018, 18:09:05 PM by Vezelay »

sewmuchmore

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2018, 18:40:50 PM »
oh sew crafty are good on price
It's not easy being this perfekt

Janet

crafter

Re: Cheapest place for cotton prints?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2018, 19:32:08 PM »
Thank you so much ladies.  I have had visitors all weekend so not been able to have a good look yet.  But tomorrow I will.  Looks like some good bargains.
A perfectionist never achieves perfection.  If perfection was achieved, then the standard was not set high enough.