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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 or They have a limited choice of colors. If you want a variety of colors check out (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 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 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 for their sales as well as Both carry quality goods and run sales or have clearance bins to search through. Check for their sales, too.

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

    Happy stitching! Go to top

  • 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