By Quilters, For Quilters!
Recently I queried my FB quilters group, asking them to recommend their favorite online sources for quilting fabric. These are the results!
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These shops are USA-based and are presented in
alphabetical order. I do not receive compensation through any purchases you make on these links – they are strictly for your use, benefit, and browsing pleasure. 4my3boyz is based near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Operating since 1999, shop owner Carol Sutera says, “We’ve become known for our wide array of novelty fabrics of the most unique and hard-to-find varieties, all available by the fat quarter and larger. You need a fat quarter with dill pickle slices on it? We’ve got it!” Alewives Fabrics is located in Damariscotta Mills, Maine and has been in operation since 1978. Today they’re known for “an eclectic mix of carefully selected fabrics: we carry the best of contemporary designs, mixed in with vintage graphics such as stripes, polka dots and toiles.” Their collection is inspiring! To replace their now-removed store fabric.com, now you can purchase direct from amazon at their fabric store. Here’ll you find all things fabric, and they have a link available for shopping just quilting cotton and broadcloth. Located in Lebanon, Oregon and started in 2010, Shari Shobe’s Bear Creek Quilting is a family run business with “thousands of bolts from around the world” and “everything on our website is in stock” unless it’s marked as pre-order. Their goal is “to provide you with only the best supplies at fair prices,” and they’ve become a leading resource for quilters. If you see it on their website, it’s in stock unless marked as pre-order. Beehive Quilt Shop is located in Wellington, Kansas, started business in 2018, with lots of labor and love by the mother-daughter team Connie Hart and Annarose White. It’s a full-service shop “offering fabrics, long-arm quilting, notions, patterns, classes, books, Brother sewing & embroidery machines, AccuQuilt cutting machines and dies.” Fredericksburg, Virginia is home to Bloomerie Fabrics – a woman-owned business started in 2010. “When you order from us, contact us, or connect with us on social media, you’re reaching one of us. We believe this personalized service sets us apart. You’ll find the modern designer quilt-shop-quality fabrics you love right here.” And check out their cross-collection, color-coordinated specially curated bundles. Cary Quilting Company is located in Cary, North Carolina, owner Julianne Walther having opened its doors in 2013. Their mission statement is to “offer the best products, classes, and services, provide exceptional customer care, and share our passion for quilting.” They were named a Top Shop in 2022 by Quilt Sampler Magazine. K.E. tells me she loves CQC “for their huge stock, premier customer service, and rapid delivery.” An online-only store located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Chapel Hill Quilting carries “the newest collections of beautiful modern and traditional quilting and sewing fabric, quilt kits, precuts, bundles, notions, patterns and more for all your quilting and sewing needs from the best fabric designers and companies in the quilting industry.” Located in Vancouver, Washington, Connecting Threads is part of the Crafts Americana Group, and it’s where you’ll find unique fabrics designed in-house and sold directly to quilters. “We work closely with top, trusted mills to turn our designs into premium-quality quilting fabric you won’t find anywhere else…at affordable prices.” Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Crimson Tate :: Modern Quilter is home to Windham Fabrics and Aurifil thread designer Heather Givans. Their studio stays busy designing quilt patterns and specializes in contemporary, modern fabrics. “We’re lots of fun and filled with crazy inspiration and know-how. We love seasoned quilters to the total newbies, with an emphasis on LOVE. Seriously! Get down here.” With their studio located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, DuckaDilly, you’ll find one of the largest online selections of the famous and fabulous Liberty of London fabrics. Owner Lesley has made the store “equal parts Liberty supplier and inspirer…” They’ve got curated bundles and quilt patterns, too. Receiving your order from DuckaDilly is a truly special “Oh!” experience! Luana and Paul Rubin run their online store from their 15,000 square foot warehouse. They started eQuilter in 1999. Their selection is phenomenal, and they also carry patterns, notions, quilting magazines, and more. Add fabrics to your cart and use their Design Board to visualize what you’re already seeing in your mind. What’s more, eQuilter donates 2% of all purchases to the charity of your choice. Kristina started Fabric Bubb in 2011 in San Francisco, California, and in 2021 moved the store all the way across the country to Raleigh, North Carolina, where it remains a small family business and keeps Kristina busy! She chooses only fabric that she would use herself and loves curating bundles. Their goal is to offer the best selection and speedy shipping. Angela Hansen is the owner of The Fabric Candy Shoppe, located in Bath, New York. The shop specializes in offering unique, modern quilting fabrics: Alexander Henry, Tula Pink, Timeless Treasures, 3Wishes, StudioE and Michael Miller, and more! She has an active Facebook page, where you can find fabrics for pre-ordering at great prices. From a flea market booth in Cincinnati, Ohio to online retailer, Fabric Shack is a three generation operation, spanning 36 years. They kept the original flea market name, but as they put it, “our selection is worthy of a palace!” After the first two generations retired, the store has migrated to online-only in these modern days. Shipping as fast as possible is their goal. Cynthia Mann started Fabric Worm in 2008. The name? Think “bookworm” and then apply it to all things fabric! Especially modern fabric. Cynthia carries a wide variety of modern, organic and Japanese fabrics – beautifully curated – at her charming black-and-white awning storefront in Paso Robles, California, and she carries a stock of bundles, notions and patterns, too. Begun in 2003 by Kimberly Jolly, Fat Quarter Shop started life a side business and expanded to become a full time venture. Not only known for fat quarter bundles, FQS also sells yardage, loads of other pre-cuts, books and patterns. Located in Buda, Texas, FQS is known for fast shipping and competitive pricing. Their foundation is always providing the best products and service. Based out of – you guessed it – Fort Worth, Texas, Jodie Heinold started Fort Worth Fabric Studio in 2009. Every Friday they release a new in-store curated fat quarter bundle! They carry fabric from all the major manufacturers and have new inventory arriving every day. As their website says, “We love our customers and we do everything we can to make them happy…” You can communicate by text messaging, too. Looking for everything Kaffe Fassett? How about Liza Prior Lucy? Glorious Color is based in Moorestown, New Jersey, where they also produce fabric bundles for Kaffe Fassett’s books and a whole lot more! You’ll find a wide variety of patterns, fabrics and colors in the not-quite-traditional category. A must-see for patterns and fabrics with a modern twist on traditional styles. Judi Madsen is the Green Fairy, located in St George, Utah. She’s been piecing and quilting since childhood – learning from her mom. At age 25 she published her first quilt pattern, and it’s all blossomed from there. Specializing in fabric from Moda and Riley Blake, Judi and her husband at Green Fairy Quilts work hard to keep their costs as low as possible so they can do the same for their customers. Hancock’s of Paducah (Kentucky) has been in business since 1969, and are actually related – cousins – to the Hancock Fabrics nationwide chain (now closed). Their brick-and-mortar store is a known quantity in the quilting world for its 60,000 square foot store. Even though they operate from a huge warehouse, their reputation for small-town quality customer service is stellar. Hunter’s Quilt Mart is another Midwest shop – Centerview, Missouri – that carries a great selection of fabrics online (as of today, 138 pages to scroll through – so much fabric, so little time). Amy Hunter first got started in the business through her mother’s quilt shop. While she and her husband, Joe, specialize in Innova long-arms, they’re here to serve the greater quilting community by offering quality fabrics online. Jordan Fabrics is a widely known asset because Donna Jordan offers such great YouTube tutorials, that even the newest quilter can follow. Her husband Matt curates wonderful bundles, and they sell kits that include pattern and fabric, in addition to yardage and other pre-cuts. Located in Grants Pass, Oregon, their store has become a popular stop with quilting bus tours. Begun in 1987 in New Hampshire, Keepsake Quilting has recently moved to Archdale, North Carolina and is operated by the Kimelman family. Along with the move, they’ve expanded their website to offer a larger “assortment of gorgeous fabrics, exclusive kits, and indispensable notions at low prices you won’ find anywhere else.” Marshall Dry Goods, operating in Batesville, Arkansas since 1944, is a three-generation company specializing in 45″ to 120″ cotton and poly-cotton fabrics. Now owned by Marshall Bentley – the third generation – they also offer custom designed fabrics of his designs. You can buy fabrics on rolls, bolts and flat fold bundles. Their warehouse in downtown Batesville is open to the public. Their goal is to provide a great shopping experience. Jenny Doan and her family started Missouri Star Quilt Co in 2008 in Hamilton, Missouri, with two bolts of fabric and a long-arm quilting machine. Her video tutorials on YouTube skyrocketed Jenny and the store to quilting fame. Selling pre-cuts and yardage in-store and online, Missouri Star also offers their Daily Deal – a new large discount on a featured item each day of the year. Mulqueen operates three stores in Arizona – Glendale, Mesa and Tempe. Since 1977, the Mulqueen family has specialized in several sewing machine brands, and now their fabric selection has grown to over 10,000 bolts across the three stores, carrying traditional, modern, and more and very competitive prices. Inventory crosses all three stores. My Favorite Quilt Store was born in Humble, Texas, because owner Margo’s goal is “bringing beautiful fabric and wonderful quilt kits for everyone to enjoy.” She carries a wide mix of fabric styles, and only the highest quality. You’ll find laser-cut quilt kits and fabric bundles, in addition to yardage. Margo also has a terrific YouTube channel with Tips and Trends Thursday and a Learn to Quilt series. Pineapple Fabrics is a sister company to Keepsake Quilting and is located in Archdale, North Carolina. Dot Kimelman is the creative director and mastermind of this venture. Their specialty is pre-cuts, but they also offer patterns, notions, yardage and backing. They offer several clubs you can participate in, too, including the Pineapple Pack – pre-selected coordinating fabrics and pattern. Located in Branson West, Missouri, The Quilted Cow features quality fabric, pre-cuts, kits and all things quilting. Originally opening as a clubhouse where friends could gather to sew, they soon discovered that their proximity to vacation spot Branson warranted expanding their product line and services. Jennifer, the CEO, hosts the Shopping Squad on Facebook for live shopping and demos. The Quilted Crow started life as an online store back in 2000 and soon afterward they opened their first brick-and-mortar shop. Sue Loring, owner, moved the shop its new home in Bolton, Massachusetts, in 2015. Carrying over 4,000 bolts in a wide variety of high quality styles, you’ll also find BOM programs and kits. Their online shop carries “all things quilting,” and you’ll also find supplies for needlework and punchneedle. Located in Dade City, Florida, Rachael and Becky are the Quilted Twins. With over 11,000 fabrics to choose from, you’ll also find lots of bundles, pre-cuts, kits, notions, patterns, and more – including free patterns. Their goal as team is “to bring quilting back to the people and back to the home.” They operate both the online store and the brick-and-mortar store. Reb started her Etsy shop, RebsFabStash, in 2016, and in 2017 she was so busy with the store that she asked daughter Christy to take over. In 2020, Christy opened the 10,000+ square foot brick-and-more shop in Moscow, Idaho. offering sales and quick shipping, if you’re looking for a hard-to-find fabric, be sure to check with RebsFabStash! Rossville Quilts offers its customers “top of the line quilting fabrics and supplies at a competitive price.” Owners Marcia and David Crail and their children and operate both the online shop and the brick-and-mortar store located in Rossville, Indiana. They have a large array of fabrics, kits, bundles, notions and pre-cuts. Jennifer is the talented mind behind Shabby Fabrics, based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.. Watching her videos on YouTube, you see her passion for quilting shine through. Jennifer says her store was “born out of a need to gather the most beautiful fabrics on earth and put them under on roof.” The selection of fabrics is extensive, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, they’ll do everything they can to get it for you. Stash Fabrics is an online store specializing in modern quilting fabrics. Based in Alpharetta Georgia, Beth Louche founded the company in 2012. Not only will you find top-quality fabric, but her store also carries notions, thread, patters and pre-cuts. Beth says she “started the business as a hobby in her dining room, but it quickly grew into a full time gig of cutting and shipping fabric around the world.” Orland, Florida is home to The Quilt Place, which has been in business since January 2000. Housing roughly 6,000 bolts of high-quality fabric, they also carrying patterns, pre-cuts, notions and the like. They run weekly specials and offer pre-sale it orders as well. They carry fabrics styles ranging from traditional to modern.
Based out of Boardman, Ohio, Thousands of Bolts is an online store that offers first quality quilting fabric at or below wholesale. “Most orders placed before 11 a.m. Eastern time ship the same day!” Their color picking and fabric finding tools are super helpful. In addition to yardage, they also carry fat-quarters, short cuts, backing fabric and pre-cuts.