Since I posted about where I buy my fabric earlier this year, I’ve had a number of requests for hints and tips on shopping for fabric online. Even if you don’t shop for fabric online, I’m sure you can understand the dilemma: how on earth can you figure out what something is going to be like if you can’t see it up close?? And the honest truth is, it really is better to be able to feel and see fabric in person before purchasing it, but that isn’t necessarily an option for most of us. Learning how to shop online for fabric is something many of us just have to do (or would really like to figure out how to do!) so I’m pleased that my friend and Spring Top Sewalong Judge Deborah of Whipstitch has agreed to offer some of her wisdom on the subject for us today. As owner of Whipstitch Fabrics and a long-time fabric connoisseur, I figured she’d be excellent for the job! Deborah has been watching our Spring Top Sewalong closely as she’s one of our judges, and she’s picked out a few of the tops from this year and last year’s contests to illustrate her tips on selecting fabric. So much fun!!!
|via Quilter’s Buzz|
Deborah is the owner of Whipstitch (online fabric shop, brick and mortar shop in Atlanta, online sewing courses) and author of Stitch by Stitch, a book I happily reviewed last fall. Whipstitch is currently one of our sponsors and Deborah was featured here earlier this year during our Celebrate the Boy event with her awesome Snack Bandolier tutorial. Thanks for putting this together for us Deborah!