Friday, November 09, 2012

Oooh, Look...Fabric!

Wow, where is this?

Mood Fabrics in New York?
No, G Street Fabrics in Rockville, MD. As it turns out, the Rockville store changed location since I was there last, so this trip will be new for me too.
Prepare yourselves. Do not, repeat, DO NOT arrive at G Street without a list of what you need or what you are specifically looking for. It’s a good bet that without a list you will either overspend or forget something very important that you could only check out there.

Each G Street store has a discount wall, I'm not sure what the current price is but it is definitely less than $5 per yard and you never know what you will find.
G Street carries hundreds of their own zippers in amazing colors so make sure to have your wish list of lengths and fabric swatches to match with you.
Think of your specialty interfacing and button needs, because they have lots of choices.
They also carry some of the independent pattern lines out there but check the prices elsewhere first to see if you can get a better deal online. By buying them in person you can eliminate the postage cost at least.
Trena, who will be with us on our visit, wrote a great post back in 2008 on what you will find at G Street on her blog here.

Confirmed for the December 1 meetup:

Trena - DC
Sophie - DC
Robin - DC
Cidell - MD
Lisette - MD
Anna - MD
Lauren - MD
Kyle - NJ
Cynthia - VA
Audrey - VA
Sue - VA
Me – VA

G Street Fabrics 
in the Montrose Shopping Center
5520 Randolph Road
Rockville, Maryland 20852 
Phone: 301-231-8998


Sue said...

Ooh, I'm excited! I even have a livingsocial deal I bought a little while ago - $50 to spend at G. Street, for $25. Yay!

I think I've convinced my 1 real-life sewing friend, who is much more casual about sewing (read: not insane/obsessed, like me), and mainly sticks to home decor projects, with me! Maybe we can convert her to a sewing/blogging maniac, too. :)

Sue said...

***Edit, I've convinced that friend *to come* with me.
:) - sometimes I just get too excited to form coherent sentences.

cidell said...

I'm going to need to seriously stock up on zippers there. And, I've got a stack of fabric to swap (give away).

Sophie Miriam said...

I'm so excited! I'm on the lookout to buy some stretch fabric there to make a running skirt with.

I have some old patterns to swap.

BeeBee said...

I'm on board, too. I have somehow missed your blog but saw this on Robin's "A little Sewing on the Side". I'm excited to meet up with other local local sewing fans.