Where to Buy Jersey Fabric?

I just wanted to share with you all a quick exchange from my Pattern Challenge group on Flickr.  Ruth asked an excellent question about where to shop for apparel fabric.  In light of my post about sewing underwear, I wanted to give you all some ideas about where to buy jersey and other apparel fabrics:

Fabric sources

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ircabbit says:

Sarah’s underwear post today has me thinking about fabrics…

Does anybody know of great places to get fabrics for clothing? The only place I know of right now is Joann’s, and my local store is not very good. They seriously have 4 bolts of cotton jersey, all solids. I should stop by the thrift store to look into repurposing stuff, but I would really just rather be able to buy what I need and not have to worry about cutting garments apart and not having enough fabric.

So where does one go for nice clothing fabric?

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Sarah Seitz is a group administrator Sarah Seitz says:

Great question!!! Ok, my #1 source for apparel’s fabric is fabric.com. You HAVE to sign up for their emails. You will get an email everyday with a new (ridiculously amazing) deal. I’m talking like $2.00 a yard for fabrics. Here are my favorite things about fabric.com:

1. They have a huge selection of apparel’s fabric
2. Shipping is free if you spend $35.00 or up (US only)
3. FREE RETURNS!! That’s right! They will even pay for the shipping for returns (but not reimburse your shipping cost to buy the item, if you didn’t meet the $35 threshhold).

Here are some really fun printed jersey fabrics.

And here’s a whole section on just jersey fabric.
 
Most jersey is 60″ wide so you are going to get a TON of mileage from it, especially if you’re making undies.

Thanks for bringing up this great question, Ruth!

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Thanks, Ruth, for asking such a great question!  Do any of you have any other suggestions for where to buy apparel fabric?  Please share them in the comments!

And, no, I’m not sponsored by Fabric.com (although I wish I was!!).

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Quilting Bee

I was inspired by Bloc Party to finally join (and host!) my first quilting bee!  I’m so excited about this group.  There are 12 of us who will be creating Modern-inspired quilts (however each of us interprets that).

I can’t wait for my month to come.  I’m planning to have mostly solid fabrics (bright!) with one or two print per block.  The main “star” of the block will be the added element of TEXTURE!!!  I want to play around with smocking (think my Honeycomb pillow, but mixed in with a block), pleating, gathering, all sorts of textural elements.

I am ridiculously inspired by this block I found on Flikr:

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From Flikr – PaisleyGarden/AmyLouWho

Anyways, more about our group.  I started a new blog for us, so we can post often to tell each other what we’ve been up to.  Add us to your reader!:  http://modquilting.blogspot.com.

Lastly, I’ll leave you with this mosiac I put together from my talented group of Mod Quilters!

ModernQuiltingBee

1. DSC_1716, 2. joseph’s coat, 3. november 7 2009 393, 4. IMG_3409, 5. DSC_1747, 6. SKAH giraffe block for Hanies, 7. BTRS Quilt – front, 8. KI 010, 9. Back of Wonky Horse, 10. original owl quilt top, 11. tetheredthreads1, 12. SC3 Block for Cam11, 13. Single Girl (baby) Quilt, 14. November Bee Balm Block, 15. Scrappy, 16. i spy, 17. IMG_3389, 18. DSC01331, 19. SC3 for OhThatAshley #1, 20. november 7 2009 381, 21. Drunk Love Baby Quilt, 22. Baby Boy Quilt, 23. DSC00505, 24. Baby quilt for Emily, 25. Lainey’s Quilt, 26. Hip, modern tree skirt, 27. Boo Complete, 28. “Flowers for a Friend”, 29. Traditional Block, 30. november 7 2009 390

If you want to check out any of their blogs or Flikr profiles, here is the info (can also be found on our new blog):

1. Sarah Seitz (host) – https://comeandseetheseitz.com/
2. Ruth – http://pippinsequim.blogspot.com/
3. Wanda – fabriclover2009 (Flikr)
4. Beth – http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com
5. Shea – http://emptybobbins.wordpress.com/
6. Solidia – http://pinkchicks.typepad.com/
7. Annette – http://ncsamborskis.blogspot.com/
8. Shelly – http://studio890.blogspot.com/
9. Leah – http://sewtobed.blogspot.com/
10. Melissa – http://melissaleray.com/
11. Dena – http://talesatwaynemanor.blogspot.com/
12. Leanne – lnwcohen (Flikr)

Enjoy!!

P.S.  Have you all checked out Hawthorne Threads?  It’s a new online fabric store that I’m super excited about!

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Tutorial Round Up

I’ve been holding out on you.

I’ve been making a list of all my favorite tutorials from around the blogosphere, and I have selfishly kept them all to myself.  Not any more!  Below you will find some of the most practical, fun and inspiring tutorials out there (according to me…).  Check them out.  Bookmark them.  Plan your spare time around them.

NOTE:  These are not my tutorials.  These are links to tutorials I have tried and found to be great!

Click the pictures below to launch the tutorials.

Speedy Quilt Tutorial

Katie Did - Simple Quilt

Lined, Zippered Pouch Tutorial

Flossie Teacakes - Zippered Pouch

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Film in the Fridge - String Quilt Block

Moda Bake Shop - Stacked Coin Quilt

Moda Bake Shop - Stacked Coin Quilt

Crazy Mom Quilts (via Bee Square Fabrics) - Simple Zig Zag Quilt

Crazy Mom Quilts (via Bee Square Fabrics) - Simple Zig Zag Quilt

Made By Rae - Buttercup Bag Pattern

Made By Rae - Buttercup Bag

Quality Time - Dresden Petal Handbag

Quality Time - Dresden Petal Handbag

Crazy Mom Quilts - Doll Bedding

Crazy Mom Quilts - Doll Bedding

Dacia Ray - Log Cabin-ish Pillow

Dacia Ray - Log Cabin-ish Pillow

House on a Hill - Sunny Day Dress and Top

House on a Hill - Sunny Day Dress and Top

Oh, Fransson (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Laptop Sleeve

Oh, Fransson (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Laptop Sleeve

Jennifer Ladd (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Fat Quarter Handbag

Jennifer Ladd (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Fat Quarter Handbag

Irene (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Classic Tote

Irene (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Classic Tote

Dacia Ray - Free Skirt Pattern

Dacia Ray - Free Skirt Pattern

Made By Rae (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Simple Ruffle Top

Made By Rae (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Simple Ruffle Top

Oh Fransson (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Pincushion Organizer

Oh Fransson (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Pincushion Organizer

Cluck. Cluck. Sew. - Changing Pad and Wipes Holder

Cluck. Cluck. Sew. - Changing Pad and Wipes Holder

Crazy Mom Quilts - Checkbook Covers

Crazy Mom Quilts - Checkbook Covers

Dacia Ray - How to Hem Jeans

Dacia Ray - How to Hem Jeans

Liesl Made - Make-Up Bag

Liesl Made - Make-Up Bag

My Spare Time - Pleated Purse

My Spare Time - Pleated Purse

Confessions of a Fabricaholic - Wallet

Confessions of a Fabricaholic - Wallet

Sparkle Power - Removable Pillow Cover

Sparkle Power - Removable Pillow Cover

dhbuscher - Manicure Kit Cover

dhbuscher - Manicure Kit Cover

iCraft - Minky Blanket

iCraft - Minky Blanket

My Spare Time - Simple Baby Blankie

My Spare Time - Simple Baby Blankie

Sweet Jessie (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Scalloped Fabric Garland

Sweet Jessie (via Sew, Mama, Sew!) - Scalloped Fabric Garland

Tumbling Blocks - Honeycomb Smocking

Tumbling Blocks - Honeycomb Smocking

I’ll update this list as I find and test new tutorials and publish a link to this post on my Tutorials page.

Enjoy!!

A Bicycle Fit For Two

 

My sister in Denmark gets to ride one of these awesome bikes, I want one too!!

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

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One Pretty Thing

My digital quilt tutorial was featured on One Pretty Thing, check it out!  And, if you haven’t already added One Pretty Thing to your blogroll, I highly suggest doing it!  Rachel pulls together a daily DIY post which takes a sampling of the days tutorials and posts and combines them all into one daily feed.  I love the convenience of finding everything in one place.
Thanks, Rachel!