Hi Everyone! One of my most asked questions is, where is the best place to buy fabric online? Especially quilting fabric and precuts. This will be a mega post to give you over 65 recommended quilt shops and resources to keep you stocked with fabric and notions!
This list was compiled from shops I have used myself or heard good things about and shops recommended by my community. If you would like to add any to the list, please leave a comment and I will add it! I would like to only have solid recommendations here for people to try 😉
Before I get to the list I want to point out my top tips and recommendations for buying fabric online.
- For me personally, I like to shop local whenever possible and keep my money in the quilting community and in small businesses and other creatives like me who value it so much!
- If a designer you love sells their own fabric, shop from them if you can!
- Not sure how much to buy? Get half yards if you can, I find that to be the most versatile fabric cut when you don’t have specific plans for the fabric.
Online AND Brick and Mortar
This first list is of where to buy fabric online is brick and mortar shops that also have a significant online presence. This way, you are still supporting those small local businesses, even if you purchase quilting fabric online. All of these shops whether online only or combined, they have a personal taste and style. It’s helpful to search around and find shops that carry many of the styles that you prefer.
Superbuzzy (my local shop, Kelly is the best! – Ventura CA)
Fabricworm ( Birch Fabrics, Paso Robles, CA)
Hart’s Fabrics – ( Santa Cruz CA)
Cloth Carousel (Vacaville, Ca)
Jordan Fabrics – (Grants Pass Oregon)
Quilt in a Day – (San Marcos, CA)
Craft South (Nashville, TN – Anna Maria Horner’s shop)
Missouri Star Quilt Company (Hamilton, MO)
Itch’n to be Stitch’n (Staunton IL)
Fabric Depot (St. Louis MO)
Marshall Dry Goods (Batesville, Arkansas)
Cary Quilting Company (Cary NC)
Capital Quilts (Gaithursburg MD)
Grubers Quilt Shop (Waite Park, Minnesota)
Quilted Memories LLC (Kansas City area)
Bijou Lovely (Iron Mountain, MI)
Pineapple Fabrics – (Archdale, NC)
Just Sew – (Fort Thomas KY)
The Quilted Peacock – West Palm Beach, FL
Marietta’s Quilt and Sew – (Simpsonville, SC)
Charlotte’s Sew Natural (Newton KS)
Lonestar Quiltworks, (Bryan TX)
Sew in 2 Quilts (Huthinson, Kansas)
Quilts and Sew Forth (Mentor, OH)
Pink Castle Fabrics – (Ann Arbor, MI)
Sewtopia – (West Jordan, UT)
The Fabric Cobbler – (Forsyth IL)
Sew Special Quilts – (Katy and San Antonio TX)
Some amazing beginner quilting projects!
Buy Fabric Online Only
These are online only shops, but still local small businesses. Sometimes you can get great deals from theses shops because they don’t have the physical store overhead.
Westwood Acres (great shop, specializes in precuts and bundles)
Green Fairy Quilts – Precut Queen and lots of charm packs
Individual Etsy Shops (often a great way to find a specific quilting fabric online)
Online … but.
These are not small businesses, but often have great deals and prices. Sometimes lacking in the customer service department but can still be helpful when you want to buy fabric online.
Fabric.com (especially bad customer service and difficult to return things)
Amazon – My Amazon Store with all of my recommendations!
The Workroom (Physical and online in Toronto)
Quilt Thyme (Physical and online in Kingston, ON)
Island Sewing Centre (Campbell River BC, Canada)
*Several Canadians have mentioned that Missouri Star Quilt Company has great shipping rates to Canada and they find it’s not too expensive with the exchange rate to shop through them.
United Kingdom Shops
So far my community from the United Kingdom has mentioned shopping at local shops to be the best.
Need to know how to organize all of this fabric?! Check out my fabric organization post.
Wednesday 10th of June 2020
Thanks for such a wonderful, thorough fabric store list! I live in a place where there's not much to choose from, and I would much prefer to order from a small shop than from Joann, etc. I book-marked each site you recommended. :) Thanks again!
Wednesday 10th of June 2020
For batik fabric, I have found Batiks Plus (batiksplus.com) of St. Louis, Mo to be the best. They’re very helpful with selection online and everything is very high quality. They are also a brick and mortar shop, but I’ve never been able to get there.
Monday 8th of June 2020
Fabric Shack of Waynesville, Ohio. Recently went to online only thanks to the pandemic. 20,000 bolts. Great customer service. 150 miles away and to us it was worth the trip to go down individually.. We used to stop on our bus tour on the way to Paducah every year. One year I ordered fabric and made a blouse beforehand. When I wore it on the way down the clerk who cut the fabric recognized me by it. I had also ordered some fabric to be picked up in person that day.
Monday 1st of June 2020
Fat Quarter Shop - on line and just south of Austin, TX. Great prices, selection and customer service. I have learned a lot from their video turtorials.
Wednesday 27th of May 2020
Dinkydoo Fabrics (https://www.dinkydoo.com/pages/shop) is a great Canadian on-line shop!