I do most of my fabric shopping online for a couple of reasons. There aren’t any fabric shops that I like within 30 minutes of me and brick and mortar shops often charge $10 a yard for the same fabric I could buy at $8 a yard online. And yes I understand and respect the reasons brick and mortar shops charge those prices but it doesn’t mean I can afford them. One of the exceptions to my online shopping is Quilting Adventures in Richmond, Virginia. They are somewhat on the way to my Dad’s and right next to a resteraunt I love so every third or so trip down to Virginia I’ll make a point to stop by.
The plethora of modern designers and various types of fabric is what first attracted me to Quilting Adventures. My first time in there I spent well over $100 mostly on Japanese prints and heavier home dec fabric that I can rarely find online or elsewhere. I also like the fact that brick and mortar shops will have fabric that you can’t find online anymore, it’s like going on a treasure hunt!
Price by the Yard:
This varies depending on the type of fabric but it’s about $10 to $15. Steep compared to online prices but on par with most brick and mortar shops. But for Japanese prints it’s a deal because you don’t have to pay shipping and their selection is as good as some online shops.
They do have a customer reward program. I can’t remember how much you have to spend but I do know it’s a couple hundred dollars to get a “free yard.” The certificate is worth $11 so it won’t cover the cost of a yard of home dec fabric or the japanese prints but it comes close.
Fat Quarters/ Quarter Yards:
They have a HUGE selection of fat quarters. I don’t think they have fat quarters of every single fabric they carry but they come pretty close. My last trip I spent $50 on fat quarters alone.
Every time I’ve been in the shop the ladies have been super welcoming and helpful. You can tell they enjoy their jobs and they enjoy working with fabric. They also offer a wide variety of classes that I wish I could take advantage of for beginners up to more advanced sewists.