You know how Home Depot has EVERYTHING for the handy man…well Fabric Depot, in Portland, OR, is just like that, only for the Quilter/Sewer!
ONE and a HALF Acres of building, housing EVERYTHING you need to build a quilt…and then some! It’s enough to make you glaze over and come unglued!
They had every fabric you could want…Moda, Kaufman, Henry Glass, Buggy Barn, Batiks, Kona…and sew on…but I will be honest with you…the prices for fabrics wasn’t cheap…in fact they were the most expensive that I have seen while down in the States!! Fabric ran for $11.99-$13.99!! OUCH! Even with their 20% off sale, the prices were more than at Pioneer Quilts..which made me wonder what’s going on??
My guess is Fabric Depot jacks their prices way up so that when they do have a really good sale, quilter will think they are getting a great deal. Why not just have everyday fair prices…?
Throughout the store there were areas specializing in certain items…like lighting…
And Accuquilt GO! cutters..
Tons of patterns….
Excellent selection of buttons…
Three rows like this one of ribbons and trim….
And lots of brands of threads…
Yup…this store has EVERYTHING! BUT no deals…DARN!! In fact I found things to be expensive! For instance…DMC embroidery floss at JoAnn’s was 39cents and at Fabric Depot it was 69cents…that’s one heck of a mark up!
I think if I lived near a Fabric Depot I would try to take advantage of using their coupons and shopping when there was a 35% off sale…or just shop for those hard to find things and bite the bullet.
Yup. I was pretty discouraged…until I saw this sign!! YARD SALES is my middle name!
Fabric in this room was only $5-6 a yard! Now you are talking my language! haha
All in all, I really liked Fabric Depot (how could you not!)…and had there been a sale happening..I mean a REALLY GOOD sale then I would have LOVED Fabric Depot!
So what did I buy?? WOOL! It was $26 a yard with 20% off! Not a bad price but certainly not great…BUT I have been looking for black textured wool…which is hard to find! SEW… I bit the bullet…
And I found some nice CW shirting fabric for $5.50 a yd.
Plus a couple of patterns.
Yes, I think it was a good thing that Fabric Depot wasn’t having a Sale!! Our little trailer was getting fatter and fatter the closer we got to the border!
AND yes…they let us across…barely!!
Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P