I thought I’d include a page with all my favorite quilt supply resources for those of you who, like me, are fairly isolated in your locations from any local vendors. These sites are also extremely competitive in their pricing, and carry excellent quality merchandise (I’ve never had a problem with any of them, or their items!!). With a huge selection, running sales almost non-stop, and having the fastest “standard” delivery times of any of the companies that I’ve ordered from over the years, these companies are my favorites! These are pretty much the only shops I buy from for all of those reasons, plus the fact my closest local quilt shop is 50 miles away, these give me a larger selection of hard to find fabrics and tools. 🙂 Enjoy!!
www.EQuilter.com Luana Rubin, EQUILTER.com has over 22,000 fabrics in stock at all times, specializing in Large-Scale and hard to find novelty prints (the ones that NO-ONE else seems to carry, but you can see ads for in every magazine!!) and Batiks. AND they donate 2% of all their sales to charities (you choose on checkout). As of this date they’ve donated over $703,000.00 to various charities!!! WARNING: Be prepared to spend hours on this site drooling over all the “pretties” 🙂 I absolutely LOVE this site, and she wraps all your orders like a present to send it too you 🙂 How cool is that!?!?!? I’ve been shopping with EQuilter for just a little over a year now, and I love them. Online/phone resource only.
www.keepsakequilting.com Keepsake Quilting has been another favorite of mine now for several years, however, I am still getting used to their new website re-do. Old dogs and new tricks you know 🙂 Great customer service if you ever need them for a question, and they too tend to wrap your purchases like presents. I’ve been a customer with them for almost 6 years now, and only had 1 fabric come in that I didn’t like – and that was only because the color was off a shade from what I needed at the time. 🙂 Mail order catalog, phone, or online ordering.
www.hancocks-paducah.com Hancock’s of Paducah is the only place I buy my battings (best prices and largest selection I’ve found) and they run amazing sales on their fabrics as well. They also have a wonderful selection of Sulky, YLI and King Tut Threads. I’ve been doing business with them the longest – over 9 years, and have never been disappointed!!! Mail order catalog, phone, or online ordering.
www.connectingthreads.com Connecting Threads has some of THE BEST prices on tools and books out there. They also carry their own line of threads for 1.59 to 1.99 a (large) spool, or 7.99 a cone, depending on if they are running regular price or having a sale at the time. They even carry their own line of fabric for under $6.00 a yard, but be warned – the fabrics are actually a slightly darker value/shade than what the photographs in the catalog or online appear. Otherwise, they’ve been a keeper for about 6 years now as well. Mail order catalog, phone or online ordering.
www.nancysnotions.com Nancy’s Notions has everything the die-hard embroidery, serging, sewing, garment making, applique and quilting enthusiast would want – but can never find locally, due to the specialty nature of the items she carries. Yes, this is the brainchild of the Nancy Zieman of “Sewing with Nancy” fame. I can find almost any sewing machine specialty foot, notion or embroidery software here That I could ever want! She is also one of the few people who carry Insul-Bright and Iron Quick fabrics (for making pot holders, casserole carriers, heat-resistant table toppers, oven mitts and oversized ironing board covers) and she has them at the most reasonable price by the yard!! LOOOVVVEEE me some Nancy! Mail order catalog, phone and online ordering.