View Full Version : Where is the best place to buy nursery fabric?

12-03-2001, 04:58 PM
Since the beding sets are so expensive, I thought I will make them myself. However, I am unable to find the fabric I like at the local store. I thought that it will be easy to find on the web, but I was wrong. Does anyone know which site is good for nursery fabric (100% cotton)?

Thank you

12-03-2001, 11:55 PM
I don't know which site is good for nursery fabric, but you could try some of the quilting sites--they would have 100% cotton (most kid prints you find at the fabric store are a blend I think). Oh, and a "fat quarter" is a 18"x22" piece of fabric if someone sees that mentioned on the sites and doesn't know what it is (a quarter of a yard cut "fat" instead of across the fabric).

I've never shopped online for fabric, but I know JoAnn Fabrics is often running promotions on their site (I know it's too late, but they have free shipping today--Monday--since it's a football night). Their address is http://www.joann.com.

Another quilting site is http://www.connectingthreads.com. Again, I've never ordered from them, but I have gotten their catalogs and they seem to have some nice fabrics.

One other one I thought of is http://www.everythingquilts.com. I just looked there and they actually have an "I Spy" quilt panel that would make a quick playquilt project.

I know there are others, but I can't think of any right now.

I actually bought my son's bumper pads and stuff on eBay. I wanted a discontinued Boyton pattern, and was able to find all the parts for about 1/3 of what they sold for originally. I bought some nice new flannel crib sheets from Lands' End, though.

Good luck!

--Sue B.

01-07-2002, 08:57 PM
I went to Calico Corners and for the price of one of those bedding sets I got lots of yardage in 100% cotton in colors and patterns that are so unique and that I love for the same price. And it's EXCELLENT fabric. I also get to make the crib skirt as long as I want since the crib skirts are not long enough in my view. Plus I am making it double layered.

Joann's is very good too. Lots of kids patterns, esp. flannels. Joann's have sales on patterns at prices you can't believe. This weekend I picked up a McCall's pattern for rocker cusions for $1.99! The price on the pattern was $13.95. At a store around the corner that is suppose to discount fabrics had the same pattern for 10.95! I just about laughed at them.

01-08-2002, 01:33 AM
Just be aware that as you lower the mattress in the crib, the crib skirt will be lowered, too. So while the crib skirt may start out a "mile" away (especially if you have a drawer underneath like we do), eventually it will end up near the bottom (and covering the drawer). But then I only use the drawer to store extra sheets and bigger sized clothing, so I don't need to get into that often.

--Sue B.
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