Thread: Fabric Store Recommendation?
Fabric Store Recommendation?
I'm in need of a fabric store, does anyone have any supersecret stores that I could not locate on Google that you'd recommend?
I'll be sewing indoor & outdoor pillows as well as a little upholstery work. I'm new to the area, it looks like JoAnn Fabrics in Fort Walton might be my closest bet from here in Point Washington/Santa Rosa Beach area.
Thanks for your help!
P.S. Its a beach decorating "emergency". After unpacking all my city stuff, I realized its all BROWN. Couches, chairs, desks, pillows, rugs... Every darned bit of it. My hair is brown, the cat has brown stripes, the fiancee has...well, who knows he's bald as a bowling ball. I need some bright colors in my life STAT!
05-18-2009, 07:06 PM #2
There is a quilt shop with over 4000 bolts of cotton fabric...it is called the The Cotton Loft ...located behind the Walmart Store in Destin. I would call before driving over as they have unusual hours. There is also a Joann's in Panama City and also another quilt store with lots of fabric in Panama City. The quilt store is Quilting by the Bay...off 23rd Street behind the Kentucky Fried Chicken place.
05-18-2009, 07:17 PM #3
There is an drapery and upholstery fabric store on 98 near Sandestin. It's near those pink and purple shops on 98. I think it's called "The Fabric Source". There is a similar store in Destin proper, just off 98 on the north side on a road that parallels 98, kind of close to the harbor area.
05-18-2009, 07:46 PM #4
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There's also a Hobby Lobby in Panama City that has a fabric section.
Excellent information. Thanks all! Another crisis averted by the fine folks at SoWal.com.
05-19-2009, 11:50 AM #6
Believe it or not, but sometimes WalMarts has some decorator fabrics. I use JoAnn's in FWB but there is also one in PC just north of the 23rd St and 77 intersection on the left. I recently got some really nice decorator fabric to make new wicker furniture cushions at the Old Time Pottery(?) in Destin. It is just past Target and you turn at the McDonalds/Theater entrance. Big Store! Hope this helps. There is a Decorator's Source Fabric(I hope I'm getting the name right) just to the west of SanDestin next to clement's Antiques and next to some furniture store.
05-19-2009, 12:17 PM #7
Cotton Loft no longer keeps store hours, they are internet only.
Your best bet for this type of fabric is not going to be Quilting by the Bay, but perhaps Hobby Lobby or the Joanns which is just a bit further, up Highway 79.
We do not have a Joanns Superstore, which would have a lot of indoor/outdoor upholstery fabric.
Me? I order mine from the internets.....
05-19-2009, 03:47 PM #8
Parthenon Fabrics in Panama City sells to the public at below wholesale prices. Thursday mornings are best time to go, as they put out the new bolts for the week. It's been a while since I went there so you should probably call to check their hours and see if Thursdays are still good.
They often have Sunbrella type fabrics, upholstery fabrics, curtain fabrics all for fraction of what you'd pay elsewhere. Some of them are seconds, so you have to watch as they measure out your fabric and look for any obvious flaws (just buy a little extra if there's a flaw, still way cheaper than other sources). So far in all my years of buying there, I've only seen one flaw. Have recovered MANY sofas, chairs and cushions, had Sunbrella Roman shades made, etc., on a shoestring budget.Susan Horn
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