Picture this: you’re scrolling through Instagram, lalala, like’n a few pics...lalala...oh look, your cousin is on a boat...lalala...cool! handmade purses; I should learn how to make purses...lalala...WAIT. ERRYBODY HOLD UP! That fabric. I love it. I need it.
Now the internet scramble. Where can I get it...also while still sitting on the couch watching Netflix?
This scenario plays out weekly for me. I see fabric. I need fabric. Gimme that fabric.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a go-to list of online fabric shops? With ready access to online inventory, you drool over a swatch and within 10 minutes, you find it and order a yard...or two or three!
WARNING: Once you read this list, there is no going back. You will become aware of the hottest spots on the web for buying fabric from your favorite designers. Bulk purchases may occur. Stashes may grow.
I should also point out that most of this list was made by you and for you. A couple days ago I asked quilters on IG to tell me where they love to shop and this list was the result. There are some larger fabric companies, but also some quality small shops run by husband and wife duos, mothers and daughters, friends, and single girl bosses workn' hard to provide us the best that’s out there.
A lot of the smaller shops started with a love of sewing and grew into a passion for entrepreneurship and customer service. Because some of these shops are small and even run out of the owner’s homes, they can be hard to find with a quick Google search – which is a real bummer because it gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling to support small fabric shops.
My goal with this list is to connect the dots between the best fabric online and creative, fabric-hungry quilters. Now onto the list! Enjoy 🙂
The Best Online Fabric Shops
Alewives Fabrics, established in 1975, carries a variety of traditional fabrics and also the latest in contemporary designs. What makes this shop unique? A passion for English Paper-Piecing with a modern twist! Online you can find loads of supplies, books and patterns for EPP.
Bloomerie Fabrics is like your local fabric shop – only exclusively online. The personalized customer service, modern fabric selections in a variety of substrates, custom Bloomerie Bundles, individual fat quarters, and free samples with orders are just a few of the things customers love about this store.
My good friend Andrea started this shop to cater to both quilters and garment sewers. Almost daily you will find new fat quarter bundles for sale along with wovens, blends and exciting outside-the-box fabrics. This is one of my favorite go-to shops!
Clair's Fabrics is an online shop specializing in all things modern. Clair always looks for the cheapest, fastest way to ship orders and will make part refunds if she can send an order for less than what was originally charged. After attentive customer service the number one priority here is to have fun!
If you can't make it to the beautiful brick and mortar fabric store, the next best thing is to peruse the brightly colored website. Crimson Tate was founded by pattern and fabric designer, Heather Givans. It's a modern quilt shop specializing in contemporary modern fabrics including Amy Butler, Cotton + Steel, Heather Ross, Alexander Henry, Cori Dantini, Liberty of London, Nani Iro, Echino and more!
Three words. Liberty of London. This website has a vast selection of your fav Liberty prints in a variety of colors and cuts. After visiting this online shop you will be dreaming of tiny prints for days. Liberty Clubs are also available so you don't miss a new collection.
Fabric Bubb is a family run shop that specializes in selecting the best modern, geometric and on-trend fabrics. They carry the latest designer fabrics, Japanese import prints, all the KONA solids and curate specialized bundles that have become incredibly popular with customers. Kristina and Evan take pride in accurately processing and shipping orders at lightning fast speed.
Fabric Spark is where you'll find fabrics that inspire you and get your sewist imagination traveling. This shop chooses prints, colors and substrates based on design quality, originality, usefulness and how much joy they bring to fabric loving hearts. In every fabric listing Fabric Spark shares why they chose it, what they like about it, and what they'd make with it. Fabric Spark also tries to find the little gems and lesser known goodies that might not be available everywhere but still deserve a spotlight.
Fabricworm is the perfect one-stop shop for the newest collections of modern fabric, fabric bundles and kits. (FYI, you can get kits for a few of my quilt patterns including: Retro Plaid, Mod Melons and Warrior) In addition to the store’s wide range of designer fabric, Fabricworm also carries a large selection of organic cotton.
Any time I get to visit Denver, CO I make it a point to shop at Fancy Tiger Crafts. This store is so lovely and inspiring! In addition to modern fabrics for garment sewing, bag making and quilting, this shop also stocks TONS of scrumptious yarn. With a large workroom in the back of the store, this shop is the perfect place for a class or a fun craft night with friends!
This beautiful Virginia-based craft shop is one of the few stores on this list that sells high quality yarn in addition to high quality fabric. Nicole, the shop owner personally makes beautiful garments, quilts AND knitted items. If you have any questions about getting started with sewing and what supplies you need, Nicole is happy to help!
With a wide breath of apparel, quilting and home decor fabrics as well as a user friendly website, Hawthorne Threads endeavors to inspire the modern sewer. The shop owners, Charlie and Lindsey, continue to stretch artistic bounds by expanding into an exclusive line of in house designed and printed collections.
Lamb and Loom Fabrics is a relatively new shop run by husband and wife duo, Clint and Linli Boyd. Based in Houston, TX, they specialize in stocking and selling modern fabric, original bundles and quilt kits highlighting indie quilt pattern designers.
If you are looking for BRIGHT fabrics, Moona Fabrics is the online fabric store for you! With an extensive assortment of Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner and Kaffe Fassett prints you will surely find all of the highly saturated, exciting prints you could ever want. Additionally, Moona also stocks over 300 Art Gallery Fabrics prints and the Moda Grunge Basics line.
Patch Halifax is a modern fabric shop and sewing workroom. With a beautiful brick and mortar storefront and friendly, experienced staff, Patch Halifax is a destination if you are in the area. This shop has a wide variety of fabrics for all kinds of sewing, not just quilting. Interested in learning to sew with knits? Check out their beautiful assortment of double sided knit jacquard. However, if quilting is your speciality, PH stocks all of your favorite prints, patterns and notions along with most of the Kona solids.
Pretty Fabrics & Trim is a family business passionate about fabric and customer service. This online shop specializes in traditional fabric kits, notions and embroidery. Their inventory focuses 1930's reproductions, Tilda and Japanese Imports. If you are looking for chintzy florals, delicate stripes or pretty little prints, this is the shop for you.
This online-only fabric shop, based in Australia, has a beautiful selection of modern fabric-by-the-yard and also uniquely curated pre-cut bundles. If you are looking for some fat quarters to add to your stash, you've come to the right place!
I got to know the owner of Sew Mondo, Carolina, a few years ago and it was an instant friendship connection! She's got endless amounts of energy and wonderful taste in fabric – which are the perfect ingredients for a great online shop!
The Sewing Arts Center is a beautiful brick and mortar store in Santa Monica, California; but in addition to that, this shop is a top BERNINA sewing machine dealer and has a massive online presence selling everything from fabric to irons to notions. Anything your creative mind can think up, Julie, the owner of this wonderful store, has it in stock!
Simply Love Fabrics was founded by mother and daughter duo, Jessica and Donna in Lehi, Utah. This Etsy shop, with over 59,000 individual sales, has a variety of fabrics, notions and bundles to offer. With an incredibly large assortment of Riley Blake Designs and Penny Rose fabrics, Jessica and Donna probably carry a floral print to match any color or shade.
In a short amount of time Stacked Fabric Company has grown in size and popularity! This online-only shop supplies fabric yardage, bundles, quilt kits, patterns and even has fun fabric club subscriptions! If you are near Moose Jaw, SK, Stacked Fabric offers local pick up, so you can skip that pesky shipping. Just shoot them an email and they will have your order ready and waiting!
Sisters, Mary and Shawn, bring a joyful sensibility and love of all things kawaii and quilty in the selection of products for Sunny Day Supply. The shop is chock-full of lovely fabrics from leading designers and manufacturers, concentrating on hard to find Japanese lines; gorgeous double gauze, oxford cloth, lawn and quilting weight cotton.
The Sunny Day blog is filled with tips and tutorials to inspire. Mary and Shawn wrap all purchases lovingly and creatively, making an order from this online shop a special experience.
If you have been happily surprised by a new fabric shop discovery, or if you see one of your long-time favorite stores, tell us about it in the comments section! I'd love to hear what you're buying and making from these great online venues.