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Fabric
Wed, Jun 26, 2019 8:40 PM
Posted by Connie P
Hello, I’am a widow on a fixed income and was wondering where is the best place to purchase fabric on a budget. I don’t have a local LNS so it would have to be online ,

Thank you Connie

  • Reply from NANCYE
    Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:22 PM
    If you want the basic fabric like aida 14 or 16 count go to joann.com or Michaels.com. They have a limited choice of colors. If you want a variety of colors check out everythingcrossstitch.com (yes, there are three s's) They have a larger collection of colors and sizes. If you sign up for their newsletter you will receive a 20% discount on your first purchase. Go to top
  • Reply from Sandy
    Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:16 AM
    I also have to budget carefully and have had to do so all my life. Here are some options.

    It might also be worth checking out yard or garage sales. If there is a second hand shop nearby, look there, too. I know both options require some walking around but you never know what may show up there. Estate sales often list what there is for sale so check the want ads carefully.

    Check craigslist.com where people list all sorts of things. Craigslist covers sales by geographic area. Sometime the person selling things will mail/ship the item sometimes you need to go pick it up; for example cars need to be picked up in person but small things like needlework supplies might be mailed.

    There is a website called Freecycle.org where people give away just about anything. It's not too organized so some time searching is needed.

    There is also eBay and Etsy but you would need to be aware of how much an item is worth to get a bargain.

    Check 123stitch.com for their sales as well as stoneycreek.com. Both carry quality goods and run sales or have clearance bins to search through. Check abcstitch.com for their sales, too.

    My forever online favorite (since I was a child) is Herrschnerrs (www.herrschners.com) which sells a wide variety of quality crafting items and does runs sales especially at holiday times.

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  • Reply from Sue Howden
    Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:19 AM
    I also am retired and on a fixed budget. What are you looking for and I'll check in my stash. Go to top
  • Reply from Shirley B
    Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:16 PM
    Try the craft stores using their coupons. I just bought a packaged piece of 28ct.evenweave for $3.60. The price was $7.99 and I had a 55% off coupon. Go to top
  • Reply from Charlene McAfee
    Friday, September 20, 2019 4:12 PM
    If you have a Salvation Army, Goodwill or any consignment shops, you might be able to find at a relatively low price, aida cloth., I recently bought 15 packages of aida (mostly 14 count) for about $1 or less. They were those precut squares. 14 by 16 or something like that. There is no guarantee that those stores will have them but if you check every so often, you might find some. I hope this will help you.
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