Know a good fabric store that we forgot? Leave a comment here and I’ll add it to our map. Thanks!
Natural Expressions in Los Gatos is my favorite for the South Bay. The shop also sells beads – they don’t have a huge area devoted to fabric, but they have a high proportion of modern fabrics from designers like Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, etc.
Also in the South Bay are The Granary, (slightly more traditional fabrics, but lots of colors if you need to pick up an additional fabric for a quilt) Prairie Queen (haven’t enjoyed the customer service at this store, fabric ok), and Beverly’s (fabric is superior to Joann’s but price is similar. Some fabrics are “quilt-shop quality” and some are not).
Thanks, Ruth! They’ve been added to the list.
I don’t know how far south you are wanting to go, but a great shop for modern fabrics is Harts Fabric in Santa Cruz. Definitely worth the drive! They also have quite a few organic fabrics as well as trims and other fun notions.
Thanks for the recommendation, Marcella. I just added it to the map!
Thank you so much for creating this list! I am brand new to sewing and this website has been so helpful. I honestly did not know there were fabric stores beyond JoAnn. I appreciate the time and effort you took to create this list.
I haven’t been to any of these, but a few to add in the North Bay:
200 G Street
133 Kentucky Street
Picket Fence Quilts
6090 B Redwood Blvd
There used to be a store on Fourth Street in San Rafael–around 4th & E–but I can’t find it anywhere via Google. Also, found this when looking for Stitch Craft’s info: http://sarahbeata.wordpress.com/shopping/
Wowza! Thanks, Margaret. Just added a bunch of new shops to the map!
Quilted Angel has classes and a really nice selection of quilting fabrics.
Stitch Craft is run by a woman who spent years in the clothing manufacturing industry. It is mostly a teaching business but she has some nice fabrics and a few notions as well. Very small but I hear her classes are great.
Picket Fences Closed.
This map is great, but it would be nice if you had phone numbers also.
Bobbin’s Nest Studio — 1171 Homestead Road, Suite 130, Santa Clara, CA
Done! Thanks, Amy!
Satin Moon, 32 Clement St, San Francisco
Urban Burp, 170 Columbus Ave, Suite 110, San Francisco, http://urbanburp.com/
Satin Moon was on there, but not Urban Burp! Also, now I’ve alphabetized the list!
Where can I find the alphabetical list of shops?
Click on the link below the map, where it says, “View Larger Map,” and it will take you to a map with an alphabetical list.
Once Around is a new shop in Mill Valley. In addition to quilting supplies/fabrics, they also carry supplies for many ofther crafts.
So where would be the best (i.e. least expensive) place for yardage of white flannel? It’s for the design wall in my new place, so cheap is fine, but it’s not on sale at Jo-ann’s right now, and I am totally new to the area (been in Oakland for 6 days after 13 years in Los Angeles).
Hi Alison – welcome to the area! You could try Discount Fabric on San Pablo in Berkeley. I used a king size flannel sheet that I got at a second hand sale. I don’t think you can get any cheaper than that!
Great Map…and so sad how sparse the San Francisco fabric shops are!! Unfortunately, Urban Burp has closed its Columbus Ave doors, but will hopefully be reopening in a yet to be decided location soon. There is also a Discount Fabric at 2315 Irving Street – (415) 564-7333.
How can one read the reviews of the stores? I double clicked on a review but nothing happened. Beverly’s in Alameda has great quilting fabric (quilt store quality). They also have a monthly flyer with a coupon for 25% off the price of one piece of fabric which helps! They do have some lesser quality fabric but that is normally on a table set apart from the quality fabric. I have gotten LOTS of great fabric there for a very reasonable price! The fabric manager is wonderful as well as the two women who normally work Saturdays! Love this store for fabric!
The map doesn’t have reviews left by us as a guild. It’s only a listing that we’ve compiled of known fabric shops in the Bay Area. You can read the reviews through Google by clicking on the name of the store, but it’s not something set up through our map.
Peapod Fabrics 1400 Irving St San Francisco is very cute with her window trims. Her fabrics are retro designs.
Discount Fabric 201 – 11th St San Francisco is huge
Must add the new store in Milpitas …
The Intrepid Thread
709 S. Main St.,
Milpitas, CA 95035
Thanks for letting us know about a new shop! I’ve added it to the map!
I hope to have a brick and mortar store one day. My shop is located in Clayton, CA.
But for now I am loving my little online shops:
and on Etsy :)
P.O. Box 381
Clayton, CA 94517
One of the members of the Bay Area MQG just opened a brick&mortar version of her online shop, The Intrepid Thread.
It’s an easy drive down 580/880 or 660 from Oakland/Berkeley area.
1709 S. Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035, (408) 649-3844
Hours of operation :
Mon-Thur 10am – 6pm
Friday 10am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 5pm
There’s a little imports store in Alameda that (I recently discovered) also sells yarn and a small selection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics — it’s
1412 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
Thanks! Added it!
We’d love to be added to your list! We carry a beautiful, bright assortment of Michael Miller, Art Gallery Fabrics, Riley Blake, and more. We also carry tons of craft supplies, Alchemy yarns, and offer classes in sewing, knitting, and calligraphy.
170 State Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
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