The second shop up in my review of online fabric shops is the Fabric Shack. I’m planning on making a new quilt for my bedroom but when I started pricing it out I realized it was far to expensive to make a queen sized quilt from patterned fabric. Instead of going to create this quilt using a variety of solid fabrics. It won’t pop as much but it will still be beautiful and I think compliment our room more.
One of the two main reasons I decided to purchase from the Fabric Shack was their extensive selection of Kona Cotton Solids. They carry 191 different colors to be exact. They also carry quite a few of the Moda lines as well as precuts.
Their selection seems to be a little bit of everything. They have some Timeless Treasures, some Michael Miller, Valori Wells, Lizzy House, and Prints Charming. But they also have batiks and very traditional prints.
A cool feature of the shop is their design wall which allows you to put fabrics side by side and see how they look.
Price by the Yard:
For Kona Cotton $3.99 and this is the second major reason I purchased from here. The quilt I’m making requires over 10 yards of fabric.
For patterned fabric the prices vary but are usually around $8.00 a yard.
“When your pre-shipping total to is up to $75 – Shipping will be $5.00
When your pre-shipping total to is $75.01 – $150 – Shipping will be $10.00
When your pre-shipping to is total $150.01 – $300 – Shipping will be $15.00”
I consider this a pretty good deal. In most Etsy shops you can get 8 yards shipped for $5.00 but it comes in an over stuffed priority envelope. My fabric from Fabric Shack came in wrapped in plastic and tissue paper in a priority box. It took about a week to get my fabric, part of that was probably “processing” time and part was shipping.
You can buy 1/4 of a yard but that’s different than a fat quarter.
So this is what I don’t like about this shop. They don’t keep track of their inventory online so you could order something and then a day later get a notice that they don’t have that in stock. In fact when you order you choose an option if you want them to send part of your order or cancel it if they don’t have everything in stock. They do have an email address and phone number to contact them at but I’ve never used it so I can’t tell you how responsive they are to inquiries.