Thursday, October 16, 2008

Talk Back Thursday

Thank you so much to toni, Lisa Laree, Lindsay T, Christine, Mamafitz, Caity, Summerset, Kasey, Vicki and Mary for talking back to my "confession" last Friday! I confessed that I prefer shopping for fabric in person in "brick and mortar" stores, and rarely purchase fabric over the internet.

Almost two-thirds of the respondents (6 out of 10) reported doing the majority of fabric shopping in person in brick and mortar stores. And I'm not the only one who likes to touch fabric when I'm shopping or the immediacy of taking your fabric home with you right away. ;)

The people who rely heavily on on-line stores generally reported not having access to good local fabric stores.

International respondents Caity and Vicki - in addition to being lucky enough to have access to great fabric stores - also reported that the poor exchange rate and exorbitant postage prevents them from doing much online shopping.

As for recommendations for online shops - the one name that popped up the most (four times!) was Gorgeous Fabrics. Also recommended were:, denver fabrics, EmmaOneSock, Michael's Fabrics (Lisa Laree - I hope this is the one you meant!), Fabric Mart and Fashion Fabric Club.

Thanks again everyone! :)


Lisa Laree said...

Yup. That Michael's.

I keep forgetting about the craft store by the same name ....which doesn't carry fabric, at least, not around here. ;)