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AK Fabrics   0 Smaller store with a little of everything, mostly apparel fabrics.   6 Feb 08
Ananse Village   0 Fair-trade African fabrics from many cultures: mud cloth from Mali, West African batiks and tie-dies, and stunning wax prints from Ghana. A must-visit if you are into ethnic textiles, but even if you aren't you may be surprised at how modern and usable many of the designs are. There's also a very cool slideshow of artisans in Ghana recycling auto glass into beautiful beads, all by hand.   9 Apr 08
Apple Annie Fabrics   1 Smaller selection of high-style designer fabrics. Minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Atlantis Fabrics   0 Their specialty is colorful patchwork fabrics - over 100 of them in Madras plaids, printed patterns, and mixtures of the two. A very small selection of other, mainly cotton, fabrics. Detailed descriptions and photos. 6 Feb 08
Aurora Silk   0 If the thought of silk worms perishing for your crepe de chine bothers you, Aurora understands. They specialize in 'peace silks' made only after the moth has emerged from its cocoon and flown away. I think that's nice. Many weights and weaves of natural-colored, undyed silk. Really unusual fabrics you won't find elsewhere. A few gorgeous silks dyed by their master dyer. Also handmade and handprinted hemp and cotton fabrics.   6 Feb 08
B & J Fabrics   1 Great selection of certain fabrics, like chantilly lace in every color; Liberty lawns, cords, and jerseys; stretch sequin fabrics; mind-blowing velvet burnouts; some cotton ikats. Nice photos, minimal descriptions, swatches appear to be free.   4 Aug 10
B. Black and Sons   1 This is a super site for classic apparel fabrics. Basic but not boring, B. Black specializes in fine woolen and silk suitings and tailoring supplies. Wools for every purpose, including tweeds and cashmere. Many pretty colors of silk matka (raw silk). Top quality goods, fairly priced, and above-and-beyond customer service. If you like B. Black you might also like NY Fashion Center a little farther down the list. 6 Feb 08
Baltazor Fabric Boutique   0 A nice heirloom and bridal sewing site. Good selection of bridal fabrics, trims, and laces. For kids and everyone else they carry bunches of cottons in solids, checks, plaids and a variety of weaves.   6 Feb 08
Bamboo Fabric Store   0 Small but choice selection of bamboo and bamboo/organic cotton blend fabrics both dyed and undyed, including satin, spandex blend jerseys, fleece, terry, and velour. Excellent descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Barkcloth Hawaii   0 Probably a thousand patterns of tropical barkcloth here, organized by motif (like 'ginger' or 'bamboo'). Upholstery and apparel weights. Also retro/atomic designs. Unconventional site design; it may take a minute of staring at it to figure it out. Good descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Batik Corner at Fabric Corner   0 Cotton batiks from many manufacturers plus Australian and Asian prints, designer quilting cottons, and solid Kona cotton. Nicely organized site with fabrics sorted by color, maker, and pattern. Excellent, friendly customer service.   6 Feb 08
Beacon Fabric   0 Not your usual fabric site, Beacon carries flag cloth, Sunbrella, Cordura nylon, hunting fabrics, and jeans-making supplies. Also boat/RV decorating fabrics. Doll buckles, leash and collar fittings, purse hardware, extra-wide cottons for quilt backs.   6 Feb 08
Belraf Fabrics   0 Big general selection with enough interesting stuff to make it worth a look around. Some very nice apparel fabrics, including a pile of printed silk twills rescued from the necktie factory, and hard-to-find wool jersey. Unsually nice collection of home dec fabrics featuring none of the names we all know so, again, worth a look. Free samples, very nice photos, well-organized site.   23 Mar 10
Best Choice Fabric   0 Okay, you need to know I have a soft spot for Naugahyde. This site carries many styles and colors plus woven upholstery fabrics. Free swatches.   30 Jul 08
Big Daddy's Gypsy Caravan   0 Offers a complete range of historical/recreationist/fantasy role-playing fabrics from cotton homespun to silks, which are nice for any kind of fashion sewing too. Unusual things as well, like great hemp and hemp blends. Historical sewing patterns and interesting costume links. Good photos and descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Bug Fabric   1 'Bug and animal fabric for your quilting, sewing, and decorating needs'. Cotton prints featuring ladybugs, dragonflies, bees, and butterflies, also frogs, geckos, snails, dinos, monsters, and farm animals. Keep the look going with their bug buttons and ribbons.   6 Feb 08
Butt of Lewis Textiles   0 This UK site offers hard to find, genuine Harris tweeds woven in the Hebrides.   23 Feb 10
Buy Fabrics   0 As no-nonsense as their name. Well organized site offering a full selection of home dec fabrics.   12 Nov 09
Buy the Piece   0 Bit of a grab bag, Buy the Piece has a little of everything plus some oddballs like cheesecloth, pillow ticking, and that silvery heat-resistant fabric. Some pretty recycled home dec fabrics too.   12 Nov 09
Casual Elegance Fabric   0 Offering fabrics suited to soft, easy-to-wear garments in 'wardrobe-building color families', which seems to mean black and beige. Features Loes Hines fabric collection. But descriptions don't even give the fiber content, and photos are minimal.   30 Jul 08
Cath Kidston   0 Cotton duck, mainly, printed in the designer's signature bright vintage-y florals. This is a British site with pricing in pounds per metre.   4 Aug 10
Charles Zarit Sewing Supply   0 Carries suit and coat linings, also professional tailoring supplies like pocketing, interfacings, waistbands, seam tape, and shoulder pads. All kinds of YKK zippers, too, very well priced.   6 Feb 08
Chenille Magic   0 Cotton and minky chenille for babywear, bathrobes, bedspreads. Unusual and cute designs, like chenille teacups embroidered on top of more chenille. Traditional designs as well. Hard-to-find cotton ball fringe.   6 Feb 08
Christine Jonson Patterns   0 Offering Christine Jonson's stylish, wearable sewing patterns plus the fabrics that suit them best - mostly rayon and/or Lycra blend knits. Note that pricing is by the half-yard. Minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Cia's Palette   0 A chocolate box of quilting cottons. Choice selection of modern and some sophisticated traditional prints in an easy to use site. A few home dec/quilting crossover fabrics, and a handful of wool coatings in soft colors.   6 Aug 08
Connecting Threads   1 This site sells their very own designs of 45-inch quilting cottons for just $5.96 a yard. Printed on US-grown cotton.   24 Mar 10
Contemporary Cloth   1 Modern themed quilting cottons and home dec fabrics with a mid-century flavor.   14 Feb 08
Decorators Best   0 Huge selection of home decorating fabrics from all the top makers. Nicely organized.   6 Feb 08
Denver Fabrics   1 Fashion Fabrics Club bought Denver Fabrics, so now it's just another portal to the FFC site.   6 Feb 08
Design Diva Fabrics   0 Discount but high style home dec from the big names. Excellent photos, easy to use smaller site marred only by silly 'countdown' sale timers.   30 Jul 08
Designer Fabrics Online   0 Unique and vast selection of everything. The laces and embroidered fabrics must be seen to be believed, but they have lots of strictly sensible inventory too. Swatches are loaned, for free, and shipped free (just return within 3 weeks).   6 Feb 08
Dharma Trading Co.   2 Specializing in fabrics for artists, Dharma carries mainly white/unbleached ('RTD' or ready-to-dye) fabrics in natural fibers. Cottons and silks of all kinds, a few linen weights, plus rayon and hemp.   6 Feb 08
Discount Fabrics USA   0 Big selection of home dec fabrics from names like Ralph Lauren, Knoll, and Scalamandre. Outdoor fabrics, leather, upholstery. If you're doing a smaller project check out thier 'exotic remnants'. Samples available.   6 Feb 08
Distinctive Fabric.com   1 Synthetics of every kind, including slinky, minky, vinyl, and faux fur. Just a handful of cotton and hemp knits. Good photos and descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Distinctive Sewing Supplies   0 Specialty site with some unique offerings: microfiber shirtings, microfiber ribknit, Japanese ikat cottons, and their exclusive line of Bali batiks.   12 Nov 09
Diva Fabrics   0 Quilting cottons from the whimsical worlds of Laurel Burch and Mary Engelbreit, plus the usual thematic categories. Some Asian and African-themed prints.   30 Jul 08
Dollar Fabric.com   0 Useful fabrics, from activewear to menswear, home dec, bridal and utility. Encyclopedic selection of silks in taffeta and other weaves. Many colors of cotton+Lycra jersey. Also costume, dance fabrics. Minimal descriptions & photos.   6 Feb 08
Donaldsons of Crieff   0 Offers dozens of authentic Irish and Scottish tartans in a variety of woollen weights and in silk dupioni. They encourage you to think of using tartans in ladies' wear, home dec and upholstery, and for men's waiscoats. Beautiful.   6 Feb 08
Eco Source Inc.   0 Hemp, alone and blended with other natural fibers in a range of standard and unusual weaves. Undyed except for the denims. No descriptions beyond content, weave, and weight per yard.   6 Feb 08
Eden Fabrics   0 All organic fabrics in wovens and knits, a small collection of very usable basics in solid colors and a few pretty groovy prints. Swatches.   24 Mar 10
Elegant Stitches   0 Lighter-weight cottons and cotton eyelet trims at this heirloom sewing site.   6 Feb 08
Elliott Berman Textiles   0 Beautiful designer fabrics on this site with personality and salesmanship. Super-designer fabrics (Cavalli, Ungaro, Valentino) at good prices. Photos are good but very small so take advantage of their free swatches.   12 Nov 09
Emma One Sock   0 Emma One Sock carries fabrics straight from designer workrooms. Look here for the gorgeous and unusual. Good photos and descriptions. Free swatches, and check out Emma's sewing guides for terrific information on sewing all kinds of fabrics. Frequent new arrivals. And just so you know, Emma's fabrics often sell out within hours, even minutes, of posting. 6 Feb 08
eQuilter   2 Not just for quilters, this site is a trove of all kinds of textiles. Unusual silk brocades woven in Vietnam on 100-year-old looms, dupioni plaids, lightweight home dec fabrics in appealing, right-now prints; eQuilter has a lot of good stuff in addition to many designer quilting fabric lines. Browse around the non-fabric goods and find things like Swiss garden gnomes. Good fabric descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Exotic India Art   0 Incredible exotic silk brocades from Tibet. Artisan crafted, and each fabric has its creator listed. Smaller selection of block-printed and solid color silks.   6 Feb 08
Extra Special Fabric   0 Mostly western and southwest-themed fabrics with a few eclectic themes - Elvis and Wizard of Oz, for example - mixed in. Quilting cottons and flannels, and home dec tapestries, prints, even naugahyde in hand-tooled designs.   12 Nov 09
EZ Knit Fabrics   0 Quilting fabrics plus family-friendly basics, and some really nice apparel fabrics (just got a sample of wool doubleknits in the mail - lovely). I encountered a lot of empty categories, the photos were minimal as were descriptions which don't even give the width of the goods. But if you request a swatch it's fast, free, and has that info attached.   26 Jul 10
F & S Fabrics   0 Mostly bridal/evening laces and satins, and rayon prints. Small handful of other fabrics. Good photos and descriptions; swatches available.   4 Aug 10
Fabric Club   2 This site feels a little like a bargain bin with its random assortment of fabrics sold by by the piece instead of by the yard. For those who enjoy the hunt. Minimal descriptions and photos.   6 Feb 08
Fabric Depot   0 Specialty site offering fabrics and notions for lingerie, swimsuits, dance and skating wear. Many unusual lycras including prints, stretch satin, shimmer. Also lots of stretch laces and lace trims, tricots, other specialty sport and costume fabrics. Minimal descriptions.   10 Sep 08
Fabric Direct   0 Big general-purpose site with basics and a few designer fabrics. Their angle is offering wholesale pricing to the public.   12 Nov 09
Fabric Fairy   0 Super cute contemporary kids' printed cotton knits. Japanese prints, Marimekko, other boutique brands. Absolutely adorable woven ribbons. Cotton wovens in unique prints too, and organic cotton and bamboo knits and wovens. Check out their outlet for overstocks, remnants and seconds.   4 Aug 10
Fabric Guru   1 'The largest online source for discount home dec fabric'. They specialize in remnants and special purchases. Tons of Sunbrella-type fabrics. For guilt-free decorating visit their sale page, and shipping any order is only $4.99. Good photos and descriptions. You can search by fabric type or maker on this well-organized site.   14 Feb 08
Fabric Indulgence and Art Supply   0 Wide selection of sustainable fibers, fair trade fabrics, and random wonders at this jewel of a site. Batiks from Ghana and Indonesia, traditional Japanese fabrics, hemp, gorgeous Asian silks and brocades, aboriginal fabrics, and many knit and woven basics in organic cotton, soy, and bamboo. Some of the contemporary quilting cottons, ultrasuede, and other home dec.   30 Jul 08
Fabric Mart   1 'Designer Fabrics from leading fashion designers and mills
from around the world'. Frequent new arrivals, and they're often fabulous. Excellent photos, mostly good fabric descriptions. No swatches.
  6 Feb 08
Fabric Tales   1 This English-language Japanese site offers a big selection of traditional and modern Japanese prints. Also some small-scale brocades in silk and polyester. Authentic, unusual and gorgeous. Frequent new arrivals. 6 Feb 08
Fabric.com   5 'The place to go when you sew', Fabric.com (now owned by Amazon) is a big all-purpose fabric store with some of everything. Frequent new arrivals, easy to navigate site. Their fabric selections seem to get better all the time. Sparse and sometimes incorrect descriptions (ribknit sold as interlock, e.g.). But if they send you the wrong thing their nice customer service people will either fix it or refund your money. 6 Feb 08
Fabrications   0 Nice small apparel fabric site with something for every taste and season. Nice basics and fancier things, stretch and other unusual linings. Minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Aug 08
FabricDepot   0 General purpose fabric store with family basics.   4 Aug 10
Fabrics of Joy   0 Friendly sewer-run site specializing in quilting cotton prints in themed designs. Making something for a golf, dog, cat, or Elvis-lover? FOJ has you covered. Also batiks and geometrics.   6 Feb 08
Fabrics on Mill Street   0 Carries quilting cotton prints and flannels, and a few bamboo/lycra jerseys. Good photos.   6 Feb 08
Fabrics Store.com   0 Specializing in linen and linen-cotton blends for apparel and home decorating. Lots of solid colors in a variety of weights (all in ounces per yard). Some prints, stripes, and jacquards. Detailed fabric descriptions. Free swatches.   6 Feb 08
Fabrics to Love   1 Smaller site with wide range of quilting prints. Some fine-wale corduroy prints, solid linen blends, rayon batiks plus about eight home dec tapestries and brocades. Newsletter.   6 Aug 08
Fabrics Unlimited   0 Well, unlimited may be stretching it. A good number of quilting cottons from major manufacturers, but collections are far from complete. Smaller selections of other nice apparel and home dec fabrics. Also purse hardware, oilcloth, chalk cloth, burlap, and red-checked tablecloth vinyl.   6 Feb 08
Fabrics.net   0 Interesting site consists of the fabric store, plus lots of other information about fabrics and sewing. Extensive color ranges of many standard silks and synthetics. Better sources (and prices)exist for most of the fabrics they carry, but the Articles tab is worth a look.   6 Feb 08
Fabrique Fabrics   0 Offering 'the best couture apparel fabrics' this site carries a lot of bridal fabrics and laces and gorgeous natural fiber fabrics including wools, Italian cotton shirtings, bamboo, hemp, and organic cottons. Fantastic special occasion silks. Minimal descripitions, photos. Orders must be phoned in. Discount for sewing professionals.   6 Feb 08
Fabritique   0 A site full of surprises from all over the world. South African cottons printed with native foliage designs using photosensitive dyes. Fat quarters and duvet sizes offered in these. Blue and white wax prints from Africa, Holland (these look like painted china), and England; colorful traditional fabrics from all over Africa and from Japan; Javanese prints from Holland.   6 Aug 08
Farmhouse Fabrics   0 Farmhouse Fabrics is geared to the heirloom sewer, but anyone looking for top-notch goods is likely to find something here. Farmhouse stocks just a gorgeous selection of mostly lighter-weight cottons, linens, and silks. Designer finds show up regularly. Probably the best selection of fine cottons (great for shirts) on the web; in fact, they import many of their embroidered cottons from Switzerland themselves. Bias, cording, even covered buttons are available to match many of their fabrics. Liberty lawn. Huge selection of buttons including exquisite vintage ones. A bazillion kinds of lace and other trims. Frequent new arrivals, good descriptions. Fast shipping, and when you get your fabric it has a pretty ribbon tied around it. Love the Farmhouse! 6 Feb 08
Fashion Fabrics Club   5 The good news first. One of the biggest online fabric stores; at this writing it lists over 8,000 fabrics. Every basic you might need is here along with enough surprises to make it worth a browse (click All Fabrics and you'll see the newest ones first). Lots of Italian wool suitings and linens - search 'Italy' to turn them up. Frequent new arrivals. Now the bad news: the shopping experience is pretty dang unfriendly. Next-to-useless descriptions and poor photos, so buy 1/8 yard to be sure what you're getting. Why 1/8 yard? They don't offer swatches, and if you try to put more than five of these sample cuts into your cart - at $6.95 shipping - it won't let you. If you want your fabrics labelled you must ask them to in the Comments at checkout. They don't save your cart, their shipping is slow, and the fabric quality is sometimes great, sometimes truly awful. Let's all complain and see if they improve.   6 Feb 08
Fashionable Fabrics   0 Fun, hip cottons for kids. Designer quilting cottons in kid-friendly trendy prints. Neat laminated cottons for bibs, bags, placemats. Minimal descriptions, photos.   6 Feb 08
Field's Fabrics   0 Browse and you'll find the very unusual next to the quilting cottons and fleece. Field's carries pool table felt, chalkcloth, civil war repro fabrics, and - a first for this list - a small selection of Dutch fabrics and laces. They also sell kits and pattterns for many authentic Dutch costumes for people and dolls (with links to wooden shoe sites, of course!). Also Thinsulate, pleather and ultrasuede, extra-wide broadcloth, speaker cloth, nice bridal laces, wool felt, bamboo fabrics. You are almost certain to find something you didn't know you desperately needed. Minimal descriptions.   21 Aug 08
Fiesta Fabric   0 Mostly silk at this warehouse-style site. Great stuff, though, like solid and printed cotton/silk voiles, silk charmeuse, and chiffons. Some PFD (prepared for dyeing) fabrics.   24 Mar 10
Fine Fabrics   0 Wide range of apparel fabrics, all unusual. Vintage striped necktie silks, Sri Lankan cotton batiks, and designer fabrics from Armani, Missoni, Valentino, D&G. 150 colors of silk charmeuse. Some really way-out stuff. I don't generally comment on prices, but if you like to be shocked you can see laces priced at over $800 per yard, and one novelty fabric that's almost $1,200 per yard. It's 43 inches wide. Good descriptions & photos, anyway.   6 Feb 08
Flannel World   0 'Flanneling the world one yard at a time'. When you need to be flanneled, these cuddlesome folks have 1073 prints and solids of 100% cotton flannel in stock organized by theme. Mostly 44 inches wide, a few 54- and 60-inchers. For a fee you can have it delivered toasty warm out of the dryer.   12 Nov 09
Flights of Fancy Boutiques   0 Small but gorgeous selection of burnout and overdyed velvets, silks, and quilting cottons/crazy quilt fabrics. This site mainly deals in vintage-style millinery and embellishment.   6 Feb 08
Flowie   0 Flowie fabrics are printed by the designer in small quantities. Her designs have a modern airy feel, definitely usable and wearable. Remnant bags available for quilters and crafters.   12 Nov 09
French Connections   0 Specializing in real French Provincial and toile fabrics from France, and imported African fabrics. Beautiful and unusual. Fat quarters and 5-inch square assortments. 108 inch wide toiles. They are happy to answer questions.   6 Feb 08
Galena Bay Novelty Fabrics   0 If quilting cottons are starting to look a little bland to you, head over to this site where the selection is bright and whimsical. Most of the big names, but only the most flamboyant of their offerings. Canadian site; prices in US dollars.   6 Aug 08
Gary's Upholstery   0 Upholstery fabrics, in particular a great selection of Naugahyde and other vinyls in every color and style. Upholstery supplies too.   12 Nov 09
Ginger's Needleworks & Quilting   0 Big quilting selection organized by collection name, theme, and by maker. Big assortment of novelty prints sorted by theme and tons of batiks and Japanese prints.   21 Aug 08
Gorgeous Fabrics   2 Other sites may have more fabrics, but Gorgeous Fabrics has the ones you'll actually use. And they really are gorgeous as well as practical. The selection runs toward the 'statement' end of the fashion scale (similar to Emma One Sock), but I've gotten some lovely basics here too. Constant influx of printed synthetic knits. Descriptions are among the best, informative and funny; they even include links to suggested patterns and needle recommendations. Frequent new arrivals. Blog offers links to sewing how-to's. 5 Apr 08
Great Fabrics   0 Great source for bag crafters, Great Fabrics carries upholstery weight tapestry fabrics in modern, floral, and novelty themed motifs. Fun stuff!   12 Nov 09
GreenSage   0 Tempting array of green fabrics in light and heavier weights. All done in natural/muted yet rich and gorgeous colors, the range includes coordinating prints and solids. Silk/hemp, all hemp, and organic cotton. Heavier weights available in interesting weaves.   29 Feb 08
Haberman Fabrics   0 Just a handful of fabrics, with a slightly larger handful of Liberty prints. Minimal photos and descriptions, infrequent new arrivals. 6 Feb 08
Hancock Fabrics   0 Small selections of apparel, quilting, and pretty nice home dec fabrics. Good stock of cotton and synthetic activewear knits. Major league and college sports team-themed fabrics.   6 Feb 08
Hancock's of Paducah   1 These folks make it easy to browse the expanding universe of quilting fabrics. All major makers are here, but fabrics are searchable by style too. I like the descriptions (more websites should use language like 'high thread count gives it a wonderfully meaty hand') and they're informative as well as poetic. Now if they would only stick a ruler in their photos. Nice selection of home dec/crossover fabrics too.   30 Sep 08
Harts Fabric   1 The local fabric store you'll wish was in your town. Hart's well-chosen selection includes a gorgeous assortment of printed cottons. Hip selection of drapery and upholstery fabrics and some very nice designer fabrics. Carries swimsuit fabrics and lining, eco-felt made of recycled plastic, and a neat selection of lightweight home dec fabrics in those big modern prints you can do anything with. Also good basics. Complaint: one-yard minimums and no swatches!   6 Feb 08
Hawaii Fabric Mart.com   0 Everything in Hawaiian fabric: tropical print bark cloth, Hawaiian shirt rayons, oriental prints, and tropical home dec fabrics. Their cotton dobbies are neat retro-island themed shirting weight fabrics - think Jack Lord on the weekend, barbecue tongs in hand. Also handpainted silks, some brocades.   6 Feb 08
Hawaiian Fabric   0 Hawaiian-themed and oriental prints on rayon, lightweight cottons, barkcloth. Batiks, also a collection of white-on-white cotton prints (in 'the Wedding Shoppe'). The barkcloth prints come in the colorful hibiscus/foliage style and in monochrome aboriginal motifs. Time to redo that rumpus room.   6 Feb 08
Heirlooms Forever   0 'Sewing Today for the Generations of Tomorrow'. They carry 45-inch cottons from major quilting and kid's fabric makers. Lots of laces sorted by color and type.   6 Feb 08
Hemp Emporium   0 Undyed hemp and hemp blends in a range of weights and weaves. Minimal photos and descriptions, but they have swatches.   4 Aug 10
Hemp Traders   0 All kinds of hemp and hemp-blend wovens and knits. Apparel fabrics and home dec. Good descriptions, minimal photos.   4 Aug 10
High Fashion Fabric Center   0 Beautiful stuff for your next gala event. Silk charmeuse, bridal and special occasion laces, bridal satins, and themed quilting cottons. Satin backed dupioni with a different color on each face. Some exceptional beaded lace fabrics. They will send swatches of additional fabrics from their physical store if you tell them what you are looking for. Nice photos.   6 Feb 08
Home-Sew Inc   0 Very nice site offering some fabric, but specializing in all the other stuff you need like purse findings, belting, and bargain zippers for nearly every application - even those extra-long aluminum jobs for zip out linings. Assortments of trims for dollclothes makers (also ready made items and shoes). Sewing machine supplies, scissors, patterns...   23 Mar 09
Homespun Fabrics   0 Specializing in really wide (up to 144 inches) cotton, laces, sheers, and linen for drapery and other home dec uses.   6 Feb 08
House Fabric   2 Good selection of very nice home dec fabrics, well-organized. Bridal silks - dupionni, synthetics, velvets, satins - and beautiful Alencon and Venice laces (their 54 inch dupionis are iridescent, and very well photographed).   7 Oct 08
House of Tartan   0 Tartans of every kind, in a range of weights and styles, even in silk dupioni. Wool and polyester tartan ribbons.   6 Feb 08
Hyena   1 Hyena is in a class of its own. Silk brocades, patterned taffetas, embroidered and appliqued creations to make yourself something wonderful. You won't find silks like this anywhere else. They offer grab bags for quilters.   6 Feb 08
Ichiroya   0 Vintage kimono silk and cotton fabrics. Gorgeous Japanese designs both formal and folk.   6 Feb 08
In-Weave Fabric   0 Friendly site for home dec and utility sewists, with denims, duck, and canvas, all kinds of upholstery and drapery weight fabrics, plus flannel and extra-wides. Bonus feature: you can shop their collection of colorful rag rugs which they make right in their own workshop (they sell bags of fabric strips to weave your own, too).   17 Feb 10
J and O Fabric Center   0 Big site with lots of fabrics: home dec, including Eames and other mid-century reproductions; dressmaking fabrics of all kinds, a ton of themed and designer print quilting cottons, tapestries, silk brocades. Good descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Janet A. Smith Hand Dyed Fabrics and More   0 Hand-dyed cottons in marblized textures, in a range of jewel and seasonal colorways available in eight precise gradations. Wide range of skintone solids too.   23 Feb 10
Joyful Child Fabric   0 Carries tons of fleece in all kinds of patterns, including licensed characters, colleges, and major league sports. Some major quilting cotton makers represented, and some flannels.   30 Jul 08
Judy Topkis Hand Printed Fabrics   0 Really unique, hand silkscreened fabrics. Designs are artistic and opulent but subtle, mostly abstracts in gold and neutral colors on natural fiber fabrics. Wearable art-type garments or just a simple sleeveless sheath would be fabulous. Fabrics are printed to order. A Quilter's Pack is offered.   6 Feb 08
Koshtex   0 They must have better things to do than keep their site up-to-date, but lots of good stuff here: big selection of knits in cotton, bamboo, modal, with and without lycra; nylon-lycra knit in a range of colors for loungwear or lingerie; a handful of laces, wools, silks, and random others. Basic colored linen in three weights. But their knits really stand out. Same-day shipping.   4 Aug 10
Lace Heaven   0 Fun to browse if you like pretty odds and ends. Stretch lace, Venice lace, some lycra knits, tricot, cotton eyelet fabric and unusual eyelet trims. Huge selection of embroidered and sequin appliques and cool frog closures too.   6 Apr 09
Ladybutton Fabrics   1 Quilting cottons from many major makers, including Alexander Henry and Michael Miller. Site is organized by themes, so if it's a company you're looking for use the search function.   6 Aug 08
Lewis & Sheron Textile Co.   0 Home decorating fabrics, nicely organized. Swatches available.   4 Aug 10
Linton Tweeds   0 Fun fact: Chanel makes their trademark jackets out of Linton tweeds, and they're surprisingly affordable. Small web selection changes monthly. If you're looking for something in particular they will send you swatches. Site has pictures of their mills, ready-to-wear shop, and lovely tearoom (they're in England!).   6 Feb 08
Lone Star House of Quilts   0 'Home to Fine Reproduction Quilt Fabrics'. Lone Star carries fabrics that will be right at home in your little house on the prairie. Smaller calico prints and subdued color schemes prevail, even in the usually more flamboyant Holiday categories. Good resource for the aesthetically restrained quilter.   30 Jul 08
Lynn Caldwell - Exclusive Fiber Art   0 Handwoven jacquard fabrics in bamboo. Very beautiful.   6 Feb 08
Manhattan Fabrics   0 A big city fabric store on the web, with a wide selection of fabrics from utility to top designer. Well organized site allows searches by fiber, color, print type, weave, and designer. Good descriptions, but fiber content, width, etc., aren't given there; you'll need to read the inconspicuous blue tabs above each fabric. Swatches are by FedEx overnight only. 6 Feb 08
Mekong River Textiles   0 Beautiful fabric you'll feel great buying. Mekong River offers gorgeous ikat fabrics in cotton and silk and provides good jobs for rural Thai women. Site also offers its own sewing patterns that work well with the fabrics, and photos of creative garments to inspire. Just visiting this site will recharge your imagination no matter what kind of sewing you do. Minimal photos and descriptions, but you can call or email for more info.   6 Aug 08
Mendel's   1 Fun folksy site specializing in bright cotton prints and solids for quilting and clothing. Also oilcloth, fake fur. Swatches.   6 Feb 08
Mill Direct Textiles   0 Sells the full line of Polartec fabrics. It is owned and run by former Malden Mills employees who really know the fabrics and are happy to advise customers.   6 Feb 08
Modern Fabrics   0 Way, way green. This fantastic site offers high end fabrics reclaimed from the furniture manufacturing industry. Top quality fabrics from Knoll, Maharam, Donghia, Jhane Barnes and others usually available only to decorators, these are absolutely gorgeous and very fairly priced. Every fabric they sell is green by virtue of being reclaimed, and they have some made from organic/sustainable fibers too.   8 Aug 08
Mood Designer Fabrics   0 Pretty and unusual fabrics at this updated and improved website. Photos are tiny and descriptions don't say much ('Perfect for any project!'). But ordering swatches is easy and cheap.   6 Feb 08
NearSea Naturals   0 Selling only organic fabrics, with many cotton knits and some wool, hemp, and others. The cotton ribknits are beautiful. Good descriptions. 6 Feb 08
NY Fashion Center   0 Many, many gorgeous couture-quality apparel fabrics. This site is bigger than it looks. It may look from the thumbnail that a fabric comes in just that one color, but click and you'll see sometimes dozens of other choices. Some standouts: silk jersey in 30+ colors, dupioni & crepe de chine in about a million. Double face silk satin, which I haven't come across anywhere else - and that's just the silks. They have other fibers too. Easy swatch ordering. Okay descriptions, minimal photos. Some fabrics have a multi-yard minimum so be sure to read the fine print. If you like quality basics like these you might also like B. Black & Sons. 17 Apr 09
Organic Cotton Plus   1 Small selection of natural, mostly undyed organic cotton fabrics both woven and knit: denims, jerseys, ribknits, thermal knit, chambray, flannel, terry. Interlock knits in fun prints and colors. Also wide-width printed and plain organic cottons.   6 Feb 08
Oriental Silk Co.   0 Oriental Silk carries a big range of beautiful quality Chinese brocades, plus many other kinds of solid-color silks (including silk velvet and corduroy!). Wool crepe, linen, frog closures, and Chinese embroidered ribbons.   6 Feb 08
Outdoor Fabrics   0 Neoprene, Goretex, Polartec; also Thinsulate in various weights for an extra-cozy coat.   6 Feb 08
Pacific Fabrics and Crafts   0 Quilting fabrics from the major makers, in the usual themes. Also home dec cottons from Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Joel Dewberry, etc. Under 'Go Green' you'll find organic cotton and bamboo fabrics. Easy to browse site.   6 Aug 08
Payless Fabric   1 Big site primarily offering home dec fabrics, but some apparel basics too. Surpisingly big selection of synthetic lace, and some nice-looking Italian wools. Plus a $1.99 clearance section for when your fabric budget is slim. Easy swatch ordering. Definitely worth a browse.   17 Feb 10
Peak Fabrics   0 Full range of outerwear and performance fabrics, including Polartec, Thinsulate, Supplex, Tactel, stretch cotton and nylon knits and ribbings, and lots of others. Performance outerwear patterns, notions, and kits. They invite you to call with questions about their products or your projects.   6 Feb 08
Pickering International   0 Hemp, hemp/silk, and hemp/cottons, in a variety of interesting, beautiful weaves. Not really a retail site; prices on request only, and a ten-yard minimum (except for remnants).   6 Feb 08
Pico Textiles   0 'Your fleece fabric superstore', and it really is. Fleece in every color, but it's the novelty prints that wow. Camo, Harley, Disney, Hello Kitty, sports teams, military...and can I just say, nothing makes a kid happier than a little fleece blanket in their favorite design.   23 Feb 10
Pierre Deux   0 This official site carries a range of home dec fabrics in restrained French Provincial designs from toile to stripes (and if you long for the perfect quilted bag to complete a neo-80's preppie ensemble you'll find those too).   6 Aug 08
PM Organics   0 'Textiles you feel good about'. Small selection of organically-grown cotton and wool knits and wovens in basic colors.   6 Feb 08
PreFurs   0 Guilt-free glamour. This site carries perhaps the last word in faux fur, crafted in Sweden. Meticulous reproductions of their various species, everything from sculpted beaver to snow fox to any shade of mink.   24 Mar 10
Purl Soho   0 Stylish site offering modern quilting prints and some heavier weights from the same makers. Unfortunately the designs are grouped together in such a way that browsing is difficult. Super-minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Aug 08
Quilt Home   1 Comprehensive contemporary quilting site. Rumor has is they include a handwritten note with each order.   10 Apr 10
Quilted Strait   0 Quilting site featuring many of the fresher contemporary and retro prints.   6 Aug 08
Rain Shed   0 Complete selections of performance outerwear fabrics and insulations, plus notions, patterns, and books. Sun protective fabrics for clothing.   6 Feb 08
RCT Fabrics   0 Mostly sports apparel fabrics, including fleece, Lycra, Supplex, and wicking fabrics. Also notions and patterns for these sport garments. Organic fabrics appear to be coming soon. Returns accepted.   6 Feb 08
Remnant Room   0 Fabulous, fabulous fabrics from the designers you see on the pages of Elle Decor but never in stores. This UK site offers William Morris reproductions, Liberty home dec, Cath Kidston and Designers Guild, among other home dec glitterati. Some sold by the metre, some by the whole piece. Fabulous!   17 Feb 10
Reproduction Fabrics   0 Set the Wayback Machine. This site offers vintage cotton prints from all the way back to 1775. Dutch, Amish, Civil War, and Arts & Crafts, along with the usual 1930's on up. Very unusual and informative.   6 Feb 08
Revival Fabrics   0 Unused vintage fabrics dating from the 20s to the 70s, in apparel to home dec weight. Mostly cottons; some rayon and silk. Neat and beautiful.   6 Feb 08
Robert Allen Outlet   0 Discount outlet for the very nice Robert Allen home dec fabrics. Includes discontinued fabrics.   23 Mar 10
Rockywoods Outdoor Fabrics   0 Fabrics, notions, and patterns for performance outerwear and sportswear. Insulations, fleece, camo, and neoprene. Also marine and sunproof fabrics.   6 Feb 08
Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics   1 Really unusual high-quality fabrics, many from top designers. Equestrian fabrics. You may need to look under multiple categories (e.g. the Back Room)to find everything. Excellent descriptions and photos. 6 Feb 08
Schindler's Fabric Shop   0 Home dec and multi-purpose fabrics. Unusual offerings like English-designed fabrics, mohair upholstery, leather hides, and a big collection of vinyls in special textures and colors. Also carrying the more familiar home dec names, drapery fabrics, and upholstery supplies. Cool site.   17 Feb 10
Scissor Happy   0 Supplying all of your vintage sewing needs: genuine and reproduction vintage fabrics, vintage patterns, even vintage sewing books. Good fabric descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Scottish Weaver   0 Great big collection of authentic tartans. Of all the sites specializing in tartans this one is by far the easiest to browse. Tartans in wool and a handful of other fibers, like polyester tartans, and amazing silk tartans. Lots to see. Also houndstooth in wool/cotton blend for home dec, bags, etc. and remnants at marked down prices.   17 Feb 10
Seattle Fabrics   0 Performance sportswear fabrics: neoprene, Goretex, ripstop, lycra; also marine and outdoor furniture fabric. Patterns and supplies to make dog packs, horse blankets, kites, windsocks, and other fun stuff. Helpful hints.   6 Feb 08
Sew Baby   0 Nice small selection of quilting cottons, flannels, knits, and fleece for wearable kids' clothes.   24 Mar 10
Sew It Up   0 Small but choice selection of fabrics, including out-of-the-ordinary laces and real Chanel boucles (if you're looking for these be sure to visit the Linton Tweeds site). Good fabric descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Sew Mama Sew   1 Site spotlighting the new wave of cotton print designers, it features only the most modern and trendy examples. Also offers many non-quilting ideas for what to do with them, including accessory patterns and handbag notions. Minimal descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Sew Sassy Fabrics   0 Supplies and patterns for sewing all kinds of lingerie. Also swimwear and dance/skating costumes. Elastic and stretch trim. Cotton/lycra knits.   6 Feb 08
Sewing Studio   0 Emphasis on tailored synthetics and sythetic and/or stretch versions of classic fabrics. Many variations of the popular rayon/poly/lycra knits and doubleknits in a good range of colors. Matching cotton blend sweatshirt fleece, interlock, and ribbed cuff material (cuffing?). Other interesting fabrics include sueded lightweight cotton/microfiber for rainwear. Collection changes seasonally.   6 Feb 08
Sewing Workshop   0 Small eclectic selection of fabrics. The same people who do the Sewing Workshop patterns.   6 Feb 08
SewZanne's Fabrics   3 Family-oriented site with fabrics for everyday wear.   6 Feb 08
Sharon's Antiques Vintage Fabrics   0 Only vintage fabrics, from the 1920's to the 1950's. Mainly cottons, some rayons and home dec fabrics. No returns on cut fabric.   6 Feb 08
Shaukat & Company   0 Liberty fans, this one's for you. This British site has them all - the lawns, home dec cottons, printed woollens and silks, jersey, twill, featherwale corduroy, everything. Plus heaps of, well, 'knock-offs' is such an ugly term. Let's call them homages de Liberty. Cotton shirtings too.   23 Mar 10
Silk Baron   1 Indian silk dupioni in gorgeous complex colors. Good photos.   6 Feb 08
Silk Connection   0 Silk fabrics, including velvets, knits, and wovens, all 'PDF' or prepared for dyeing (or painting). Available in white and usually in black or natural. Cotton wovens from canvas to lawn, and a couple of linens, available in natural. No photos.   6 Feb 08
Silk Fabric Store   0 Silks of many kinds - dupioni, shantung, stripes, plaids, velvets, sheers, brocades, crushed, beaded, and other unusuals. Minimal descriptions and photos so be prepared to order swatches.   17 Apr 09
Simply Sunshine   0 Heirloom cottons, and other apparel basics in natural fibers. Notions, trims, patterns.   6 Feb 08
Sir's Fabrics   1 Nice smaller selection of home dec and some apparel fabrics. Rayon 'Antique Satin' for 1.99/yd - looks nice for mocking up a coat pattern for the first time. Also a few of my favorite: toiles.   6 Feb 08
Spandex World Inc.   0 All the solid, printed, holographic, sequinned, slinky, lacy, velvety, pleathery stretch fabric you could want. Stretch linings, swimwear in solids and prints, denim, and a big selection of solid color cotton/lycra and rayon/lycra jerseys - great for basics. Minimal descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Stretch House   0 Every kind of synthetic stretch fabric there is. Metallic, holographic, glitter, velvet, lace, everything for your next Vegas gig. Minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Sundrop Textiles   0 Canadian site offering all kinds of everyday and high-performance outdoor and sportswear fabrics. Beautiful knits for wardrobe basics, unusual iridescent waterproof outerwear fabrics and insulations, other useful things. Excellent fabric descriptions and sewing tips. Priced in Canadian dollars. 6 Aug 08
Super Silk Inc.   0 Only solid-colored silks, in a wide variety of weights and colors. Habotai, chiffon, shantung, and other weaves. No photos! Fat quarters for quilters.   6 Feb 08
Sweet Peas and Angels   0 Quilting site with newer designers and contemporary prints ranging from retro motifs to lush-but-not-frumpy florals.   6 Aug 08
Sy Fabrics   0 Very nice smaller site with a handful each of the home-sewing basics (flannel, denim, dupioni, and others). Some splashier stuff like Asian brocades, faux fur, stretch and glitter vinyl, and metallic spandex. Minimal photos and descriptions.   10 Oct 08
Texas Susannie's   0 This attractive and easy-to-use site carries a sophisticated range of 44 inch cotton prints and home dec fabrics that multitask. Because of the styles Susannie's picks, you could imagine many of the cottons in a quilt, a garment, or a toss pillow and the home dec fabrics as either furnishings or apparel. Be aware that both kinds are grouped together in each category so be sure to read descriptions (which, like the photos, are minimal). Free swatches. Full bolts can be ordered.   12 Nov 08
Thai Silks   0 'Over 1400 silk fabrics from China, Korea, Thailand, and India'. If you need a silk fabric it's probably here. Many silk weaves available dyed, undyed, and often printed. Also jacquard tapestry silks, embroidered dupioni, other kinds of lusciously embellished silks. You need to click on through the layers of thumbnails to get the full listing for each fabric. Unusual offerings include printed China silk, shantung, and silk/cotton. For the coordinated dresser they offer some prints in multiple fabrics, so you could have, say, a silk-cotton blend skirt and matching silk chiffon scarf or blouse. Many bridal silks. Lots to see.   6 Feb 08
The Sampler   0 Quilt shop specializing in Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Minimal photos and descriptions.   6 Aug 08
Three Chickadees   0 Site carrying adorable patchwork Madras fabrics. It's their only offering at this time but they have about 28 different colorways from subtle to not. Would make super cafe curtains, shirts, skirts, even a cheater quilt. Three-inch squares, 43' wide goods.   6 Feb 08
Tonic Living   0 Super selection of retro/vintage/green home dec, organic canvas in modern prints and solid colors, barkcloth prints, quirkier quilting cottons. Be sure you've got pricing set in $US on this Canadian site.   24 Mar 10
Touch of Provence   0 Genuine French Provincial fabrics in 60, 70, and 110-inch widths. Also quilted cottons.   6 Feb 08
TrimFabric   0 Very pretty high-end fabrics, many from Europe. Site is not organized that well; using Search will save you time. Minimal descriptions. The trim selection is out of this world. Swatches; returns accepted.   6 Feb 08
Tropical Fabrics Online   0 All your tropical fabric needs answered here. Home dec barkcloth in bamboo, lush floral, and other island motifs. Quilting cottons in non-tropical and retro designs.   6 Feb 08
Unique Spool   0 Ethnic designs from Australia, Africa, India, and the Pacific Rim in cotton and a few flannels and fleece. Also selling kits and patterns for dolls, puppets, and other textile crafts.   12 Nov 09
Urban Burp   0 I want everything on this website; maybe you will too. Just an amazing collection of real vintage home dec fabrics in great 1940-60 designs and colors. Also reproduction fabrics. They make you order by phone from a live person.   24 Mar 10
Uzbek Alive   0 The fabric world keeps expanding, this time with fair-trade handcrafted ikat fabrics from Uzbekistan. These gorgeous fabrics continue a textile history that goes back to the Silk Road. Unlike anything you've seen before, they can go bohemian or couture. Note that the fabrics are quite narrow in width.   12 Nov 09
Vogue Fabrics   5 Carries the fabrics used to make up garments shown in the Vogue patterns magazine (sells the patterns and magazines too). Wide selection of apparel fabrics in every fiber. Like a real store, it takes time to find the goods in every nook which in this case are the first four links along the left sidebar. Be sure to scroll past the few fabrics at the top of each new page to the categories below, and look through each of those (some are members-only when first released, then after a month or so the riffraff gets to shop them). You can't count on fabrics just being under 'wools' or 'knits' so do a good poking around; you'll get to see all the nice fabrics they carry. Good customer service (they fixed a problem with my order cheerfully and fast). OK photos, sparse descriptions.   6 Feb 08
Waechter's Silk Shop   0 Updated site with unusual and beautiful fabrics. Good bunch of silks including Vietnamese and other Asian brocades,and dupioni. High-end womens' wool suitings and knits.   6 Feb 08
Warehouse Fabrics Inc.   0 Home dec fabrics organized by theme. Great basics like cotton duck, 90-inch sheeting, and broadcloth in many colors. Trendy neo-traditional prints in drapery weight. Big clearance section all at under $5 per yard. Specialties like flame retardant, outdoor, and burlap fabrics. Small section of bridal/formalwear fabrics.   12 Nov 09
Wazoodle   0 Nice smaller site carrying family sewing fabrics, plus notions, some patterns, and diaper-making supplies. Good selection of cottony knits for knockaround basics, kids' clothes, and athletic wear. Lots of cotton flannels and camoflages. Returns accepted.   6 Feb 08
Your Online Silk Fabric Store   0 A good range of colors in dupioni with great, vivid descriptions. A few colors of silk velvet, silk toiles, and something called reeded dupioni that looks like it's woven with a space-dyed yarn. Also a wide range of utterly gorgeous embroidered silks and faux silks. Very nicely done site, superb photos.   17 Apr 09
ZoeLee's   0 Nice wide-ranging assortment of quilting, apparel, and lingerie fabrics. Plenty of basics and some nice designer names as well. Pretty good descriptions, photos are just OK. It's a little oddly set up; if you find yourself facing a list of fabric names, just click on a boldface heading and you'll get a gallery view of that category instead.   6 Apr 09

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