We all enjoy adding to our stash but sadly the cost of fabric in Australia is out of my price range. This was demonstrate during a visit to Spotlight, the average price for 1 metre of 100% cotton fabric was $22.50 au and ranged up to $28 au per metre. I don't know about you but I visit these stores to be inspired (and add to my stash), instead I came away empty handed. After reading posts on the Facebook page Quilt Club Australia and having a discussion with Kristine from Kanga Quilting I looked into buying fabric online from America.
The first site I tried was http://www.fabric.com Fabric.com has a wide range of fabrics.
There are over 30 categories of fabric
- Just arrived
- Designer fabrics including Moda and Amy Butler
- Designer basics
- Fabrics under $6.00us
- Retro/Mod fabrics
- Oriental Cotton prints
- Holiday fabrics
- Christmas fabrics
The second site I visited was www.thousandsofbolts.com this site is organised in colour groups and themes.
I found it easy to navigate through the fabric categories and Thousands of Bolts made it easy to search for fabric matches. Next to the fabric image is a colour match button.
To find fabrics to go with your selection you simply
Click on the colour match button
Click on one of the colours in the fabric
Click on search colour
All fabrics matching the colour you chose will be displayed.
The average cost per yard works out to be $8.60au