Posts tagged ‘brick-and-mortar’

Meet the Sponsors: nido

  Phiona, owner of Burlington, Vermont-based nido always closes her emails with “warmly,” and warmth perfectly encapsulates her shop. The brick-walled retail store and sewing hub just turned three years old (and had an enviable party!), and just visiting the online branch gives a sense of comfort, coziness, openness, and inspiration. She carries the finest modern fabrics [...]

Meet the Sponsors: Sew Modern

Welcome to the latest installment of our Meet the Sponsors series! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Lauren Hawley, owner of Sew Modern. Lauren’s shop is both online and brick and mortar — her Los Angeles, California shop is a haven for modern quilters, becoming a popular destination for touring designers and authors. In [...]

Gombar’s Fabrics

I’ve never been there, save passing through on a train ride from D.C. to New York, but I have a thing for Pennsylvania. If I had to take off and move somewhere, site unseen, it’d be there. I don’t know. I think it springs from my love of The Office and Penn Dutch … but [...]

New Indie Fabric Shop in Austin, TX

This weekend, I got to go to an opening reception for Austin’s newest independent fabric shop, The Common Thread. It’s primarily an apparel fabric shop, with lots of natural fibers and organic offerings. She has at least one Liberty print, a couple Echino linen blends, oilcloth, baby-leaning fabrics like Minkee and flannel (because Austin Baby [...]

Vintage Fabric Source Roundup: Part I

By Mary Beth of Supafine Sometimes you just don’t have the time to perch in the linens department at Goodwill, waiting for the latest stock of old sheets to be hung up. Or sometimes you might wonder, What else is out there? Surely there’s more than what this particular estate sale has to offer. Or [...]

Urban Burp Sale

Wow. This is a biggie! Wish I was there … of course, I have people I can put on the case … Previous post on Urban Burp here. Related posts: Urban Burp Interview San Francisco Textile Tour: Urban Burp Urban Burp in the San Francisco Chronicle Daily Swatch: Black Week Daily Swatch: May Flowers

Urban Burp Interview

A while back I wrote about my visit to San Francisco’s Urban Burp with Lisa Solomon. Lisa has posted an interview with the vintage fabric shop’s owner Electra on Poppytalk. Electra’s personality really comes through in the text. And finally, we learn the story behind the name! Related posts: Urban Burp in the San Francisco [...]

Fabric Place (Boston Area) Closing

The Boston-area Fabric Place is closing down after 60 years in business. This video, part of the Boston Globe’s story, made me tear up, even though I’ve never been there. Sigh. Seems like quite a loss. How many local independent brick-and-mortar shops and small chains are even left anymore? (via Jenn Ski) Related posts: Help [...]

San Francisco Textile Tour: Britex

San Francisco was a blast! I met up with longtime blog-friend Lisa Solomon, who agreed to take me around to some fabric stores. She is just the sweetest and most interesting person. It was good to finally meet in person and to talk about blog-inappropriate topics. Our first stop was the legendary Britex Fabrics. I’ve [...]