If you have never heard of or shopped at Fabric World in Stone Mountain, Georgia, you are missing out. This store is a lot of fun. I went there a couple of weeks ago and was happy with what I found, and I was even happier with the prices.
The majority of their fabrics are $2.99 a yard and some of them cost even less per yard. They also have pillow forms, ribbons, tassels, and trims.
The thing that really sets this store apart though is the quality of the fabrics. They have a large selection of quality home decor and upholstery fabric that is also only $2.99 a yard. The fabrics are name brands and would retail at most places for anywhere between $15 and $80 a yard.
They also carry an interesting collection of quilting/cotton/craft fabrics made by some of the most popular high-end quilting fabric companies. Most of these fabrics are smaller pieces of one yard or less. They also carry some knit fabrics.
Sound to good to be true? Well here is where it becomes interesting. You never know what you are going to find at Fabric World. The inventory is constantly changing. And not only that, there is no obvious rhyme or reason to what you might find from one visit to the next. And you definitely aren’t likely to find the same fabric on two different visits (except for things such as drapery lining).
While you might not always find what you are looking for at Fabric World (it is definitely a hit or miss shopping experience.), I doubt that you are going to go away empty handed. The quilting fabrics that they offer are very nice and they are of much higher quality than you would typically find at JoAnns or Hobby Lobby. You have to approach it with an open mind.
I typically don’t go there to find a specific fabric. Instead, I go with some ideas for different types of projects that I would like to sew and then I try to keep an open mind about what fabrics I could use to make something. For example, when I was there earlier this month I was looking for fabric to make bowl cozies. I eventually selected several fabrics that would work and here is a photo of the first one that I made.
Made from this.
I also made my dog Daisy an over-the-collar dog collar from this snowman fabric.
Here are some more photos of some of the fabrics that I bought on my last visit.
This was a very plush Christmas fabric that would be perfect for making pillows.
This is another Christmas (or winter) fabric made of a nice flannel.
I don’t know what I will do with this fabric but it was such a sweet, girly pattern I just couldn’t resist it.
These two fabrics were a heavier weight and I thought they would be perfect for a tote or purse, especially if I monogrammed it with a nice contrasting color.
This is a nice home decor fabric in some of my favorite colors, green, blue, and yellow.
I really like these elegant bird fabrics, especially the first one. Wouldn’t this make a pretty wallpaper?
This winter flannel is very interesting. They only had about a quarter of a yard of it, but it is enough to make couple of dog bandanas.
I think these next two fabrics will make pretty aprons.
This was my absolute favorite fabric find of the day. Even though I bought all that they had, I think I only got about a yard of this fun and quirky fabric. I plan to make small zipper bags for my daughters with this. Isn’t it cute? I sure think so and I can’t wait to use it.
That’s it for today. If you decide to go, it is located at 1555 East Park Place Boulevard in Stone Mountain. Also, they are closed on Sundays and Mondays. Let me know what you find if you decide to go.