- $20 for $40 worth of fabric, yarn, sewing notions, and more<p>
More than 10,000 bolts of premium cotton prints and genuine batiks are ready to be transformed into heirloom quilts. Satins, silks, wools, and fleece can fill closets with this season’s wardrobe. Nearby, a bevy of upholstery fabrics await new lives as sofas and chairs.<p>
What Can You Find at Fabric Place Basement?
Ask for many of these fabrics at a neighborhood craft store and you'll be out of luck. But there's no such frustration with the inventory here. Use chiffon and organza to create sheer and airy formalwear, or buy denim and twill to create an everyday outfit. You can even make your own swimsuit.
Some quick math: the store's quilting section holds 10,000 bolts, which means there are nearly 100 miles of 100% cotton quilting fabrics in stock. Besides these patterns, the store also sells the tools quilt-makers require, including rulers, rotary cutters, binding clips, and marking pens.
Have a vague idea of sprucing up the place? There are two things you need to decide. First, the project: a window treatment, a sofa cushion, a tablecloth, or some other accent piece? Then, the style: Midcentury Modern, French Country, contemporary? After that it's just legwork.
Thousands of different buttons are only the beginning. The shop also features accessories for hand- or machine-sewing from a number of renowned brand names, such as Singer, Coats & Clark, and Dritz.
The store's yarn selection is as formidable as its fabrics: wools, cottons, alpaca blends, silk blends, and more. Many are even machine washable.