America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting Apollo 11. Delve into the history of cloth with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of home-décor fabric and accessories at InStock Fabrics.
InStock Fabrics has amassed more than 2,000 bolts of home-décor fabric in its well-organized cloth cavern, as well as swatches of more than 25,000 textiles ready for special ordering. Feast finger eyes on a luxurious chenille, or romp and frolic with sweet cotton prints in paisley or polka dot. A teal or gray velvet gorgeously updates the dingy floral patterns on a wingback chair, returning focus to its majestic feathery wings. InStock's in-store foam cutting can help rehabilitate a raggedy indoor bench before its ill-dressed appearance offends a passing chair. Zippers, trims, tassels, and beads all duke it out for coveted spots on prettified throw pillows, which customers can deploy to brilliantly enliven couches or chicly fuel potbelly stoves. Cloth prices range from $5 to $50 per yard, with an average of $10 to $20 per yard.
A small group of artists walks past racks of tassels, fringes, and beads, dragging fingers gently across the myriad textures of more than 2,000 bolts of fabric. The Instock Fabrics show room wraps and rolls a rainbow of textiles and accessories that beg to be converted into slipcovers, drapes, or a friend for a lonely kite that keeps trashing the house. Tags from popular brands, such as Covington, Waverly, and Braemore, dapple the aisles, and a gallery for custom orders parades more than 20,000 additional fabrics, distinct trims, and pieces of hardware. After perusing swatches for a bedspread or a pillowcase, patrons can suss out the tablecloth situation or utilize a set of precut curtains as a vine-style swing to perfect their Tarzan bellow.