Swell your Stash is my new series of posts that will help you figure out...well, how to make your stash swell up even bigger! Us fabric groupies gotta stick together! hee hee hee!
I went into very short lived panic mode when I made the decision to close my fabric shop, it was short lived because I realized I didn't use any of the fabrics in my shop anyway because I never had time! LOL! It's been so long since I've had the time to shop for fabric that I wanted to use and not what I needed for the shop, I wasn't sure where to start...
So I did some research....A LOT of research on different fabric shops to figure out which shops have these main things:
•Good selection of manufacturers
•Variety of fabric genres/designers
These are the main, basic principles that all fabric shops should strive for. The first shop suggestion I have for you has mastered these principles with perfection:
If you don't know about HAWTHORNE THREADS, you should because this shop is amaze-balls!
Husband and wife Lindsay and Charlie run this shop and have put together an online dream for today's fabric lover. Lindsay and I recently conversed about how much we have in common about the way our fabric shops started. Lindsay has serious fabric shop passion and it shows brilliantly in her incredible shop.
The selection at Hawthorne Threads is simply to DIE for...it makes me drool just looking at "Lindsay's Picks" on the home page. There are fabrics across the board for everyone's aesthetic and preference ~ grouped together beautifully and easy to search for as well. Shipping is super duper fast as well~(just like your Hypernoodle order used to come!)
The best part about Hawthorne Threads is their tiered pricing system. You never need a coupon on their website because of the per yard and multi yard cut automatic discounts. Even better, sign up for an account and log in every time you place an order and you'll get an additional Customer Appreciation Discount once you've reached a certain amount of yards based on how many yards you've ordered as a repeat customer. Sweet!
You want to talk about the most amazing knack for grouping photos to display fabrics...it is truly jaw dropping. Check out this ensemble Hawthorne put together of Camelot Fabrics 'Gray Matters' line:
I mean, if this doesn't make you want to sew (and buy), what will?!? I'm doing a bag tutorial that will be posted very soon with some Gray Matters fabric...and as luck would have it, you can get some of this fabric at Hawthorne Threads!
Head on over and take a browse on the Hawthorne Threads website. You will be over the moon 'fabric Happy' and I'm certain that you will find something to "Swell your Stash"!