America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting Apollo 11. Stock up on sterling threads with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $40 worth of home and designer fabrics from Designer Fabric Liquidations.
With more than fifteen years of design industry experience, owner Rick Baye has cultivated a captivating collection of fine silk, linen, mohair, and velvet fabrics. Designer Fabric stocks threads similar to those made by name brands including Robert Allen, Scalamandre, Donghia, and Brunschwig. Fabric runs from $6–$40 per yard, with higher prices for specialty selections. Peruse a bevy of small samples for modest-sized projects ($2+) or prep for marathon windsock-sewing sessions with several hundred yards of choice cotton threads. Importing elegant wares from France, England, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium, Designer Fabric also offers twice-yearly access to luxurious bed linens from Florence, Italy, including duvets, complete bed sets, and Egyptian-cotton Vespa covers.