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Sewing and making crafts can be a fun hobby. If you are just getting started quilting, sewing or designing clothes or doing other projects, then you will need to take a trip to the fabric shop for supplies. It is a good idea to know common fabric shop terms to help you on your shopping venture at a local store or online.

  • Upholster - To apply a new covering or cushioning to a piece of furniture. Upholstering can also refer to decorating the inside of a house with new drapes or carpets.
  • Damask - A reversible, patterned piece of silk, wool or other material.
  • Quilt - A bed cover made of two soft layers. Quilts are sometimes made of soft, fleece material.
  • Clasp - Two metal hooks that often hold apparel together especially cotton dresses and bras.
  • Vintage Fashion - Referring to accessories, clothes and styles from another decade or era. Fashion magazines often dictate which vintage pieces are back in style.
  • Notion - Any other object used in sewing other than the sewing machine and fabric. Examples of a notion are a thimble or a measuring tape.
  • Linen - A type of fabric that often is used as a substitute for cotton.
  • Pattern Weights - Place holders that can be used on paper patterns as an alternative to pins.
  • Flannel - A sometimes cheap, but very warm fabric. Flannel shirts often have a checkered print pattern. Under garments can also be made of flannel.
  • Yard - A unit of measurement. You can typically buy different fabrics by the yard. A yard is equal to 36 inches or 3 feet.
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    The Rag Shop
    910 Wolcott St, Waterbury, CT 06705
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    Calico Corners
    98 Wolf Rd Ste 5, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 438-7496
    Hobby Lobby Creative Center
    873 New Loudon Rd Ste 3, Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 783-0653
    Sew and Vac Inc
    1440 Central Ave Ste 7, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 446-0437
    Empire Antiques & Desing LLC
    421 Troy Schenectady Rd, Latham, NY 12110
    (518) 785-1367
    Alfred's Fabric Centers Inc
    1814 Central Ave Ste 12, Albany, NY 12205
    (518) 456-6700
    Easy Care Fabric Center
    900 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206
    (518) 459-2907
    Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts
    19 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 383-1173
    Cohoes Mill End Fabrics Inc
    116 Saratoga Ave, Waterford, NY 12188
    (518) 237-2002
    Artcraft Fabrics Interiors Inc
    36 Joanne Ct, Albany, NY 12209
    (518) 462-1576
    Gerardi Peter
    1476 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 371-5812
    Seaglass Logowear
    609 Route 146a, Clifton Park, NY 12065
    (518) 383-5235
    Pookies Fabrics
    539 Pawling Ave, Troy, NY 12180
    (518) 272-2347
    Stylish Creations
    431 Geyser Rd, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    (518) 884-4878
    Almost One of A Kind Quilt Shop
    22 Washington St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020
    (518) 363-0219

    If you love to sew your own clothing, drapes, or upholstery covers, you need the proper supplies, such as fabric. Fabric shops should be your first stop on your way to stocking up on the necessary items you need for your project. From cotton and silk to fleece and wool, there are so many types of cloth out there to choose from, you may have a tough time deciding. Retail fabric shops often advertise sales in the local paper and offer downloadable coupons from their websites. This can save you lots of money on fabric, which isn’t cheap, especially if you need a lot of it. You can make beautiful quilts, shimmery drapes, or window topper curtains using materials picked up at a fabric store. Buy at the wholesaler level if you’re a seamstress or tailor, and you can save big time on cheap bulk discounts. If you like to sew on your own time and fulfill a few projects here and there, you’re best off visiting a retailer. You typically buy fabric such as printed upholstery covers by the yard. Sales associates can help you with measuring and cutting. Fabric shops have all the fashion accessories, patterns, and supplies you need. You can even find damask, a lustrous fabric featuring a weaved pattern made from silk, synthetic fibers, linen, or silk. Damask was a basic weaving technique used during the Middle Ages in Byzantine and Islamic areas. All the fabric you love to buy, such as flannel and cotton, all in a variety of styles, can also be purchased online. Browse notions and accessories that will help you sew that new dress or quilt from scratch. Pick up some apparel patterns, too, to help guide you in your project, whether you’re looking for vintage or modern designs.
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