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Postby Slim and Gabby » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:34 pm

There's an AMAZING fabric source in the Bay Area. New remainders at near wholesale prices, excellent selection. Not vintage, but we've found TONS of great retro upholstery for our period furniture there. They also have dressmaker fabrics, ethnic silks, trendy stuff, rayon novelties and trims galore.

Fabrics R Us at King and Berryessa in San Jose ( in the Yellow Pages).

Two shops CRAMMED full of fabrics and very persuasive Vietnamese ladies. You will not go home empty handed, but you'll be spoiled. I've rarely seen fabric there for more than $20/yd, but most of our upholstery was less than $10. I got material for my HUGE wedding dress for $30 total. Really.

Worth a trip. The BEST!
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Classic textiles

Postby 62P&K » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:16 pm

some great classics by Lucienne Day

http://www.classictextiles.com/day.html
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Vintage or retro looking fabrics

Postby luciteflower » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:40 pm

Hi,
I've looked at lots of repro fabric websites and my favorite is www.fmart.com - very reasonable and a good selection. I bought fabric from them to make curtain panels for my wall of windows - everyone comments on them.

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Postby Desertdwelling » Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:35 pm

Really good prices at Decorative Fabrics Direct. They even have Crypton fabric at a decent price. I just sent away for some samples of their orange tweed.
http://stores.ebay.com/Decorative-Fabrics-Direct

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Postby Diane Bush » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:22 pm

I have a small but wonderful collection of barkcloth curtains for sale from the 40's, 50's and 60's.- dianebush@cox.net

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Postby kjansma » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:18 pm

www.hartsfabric.com is also nice. They are in Santa Cruz and have a big selection of oilcloth, which can be fun and harder to find.

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Postby greenmod » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:06 pm

I go to LA to fabric shop a couple times a year. If you don't mind digging and hunting (half the fun - I say!) go to the LA garment district. E.9th and Wall is a good starting place. I just came home with some great 60's prints to recover two Dux and a Grete Jalk chair for less than $7/yard. You have to search, but I found several great 50s and 60s prints, plus some tiki. I saw Mondo Circles in at least 3 colorways for $5/yd.

Don't be afraid to bargain when fabric shopping in LA!

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Postby misslonelyhearts » Wed Jul 16, 2008 8:17 pm

http://www.flickr.com/groups/vintagefabric/

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