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San Francisco fabric store?
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Date: 8/3/12 10:56 AM

My daughter and I will have a couple of days in SF before my son's wedding. Seems like I've heard of a notable fabric store in the SF area...
Any ideas?

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Date: 8/3/12 12:20 PM

Britex? Near Union Square in SF. But beware, there's a big construction project going on for the next few years there, so traffic is likely to be snarly.

Britex Fabrics

Also noteworthy across the bay in Berkeley: Stonemountain and Daughter
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Date: 8/3/12 12:28 PM

You might also want to try:

Fabrix

Discount Fabrics

Fabric Outlet

ETA:

Also, Mendels, in the Haight-Ashbury

If you make it to Berkeley to Stonemountain and Daugthers, walk or drive 10 blocks to Laci's Museum of Lace and Textiles.

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Date: 8/3/12 4:55 PM

Oh, Britex definitely, even if it's only just to fondle luscious fabrics that you might not see elsewhere.

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Date: 8/3/12 5:40 PM

If you're coming to the East Bay & visit Stonemountain (which is, bar none, my single favorite all-around fabric store in the SF Bay Area), be sure to pop over to Piedmont Fabrics as well Lacis is a delight to visit, so I second that recommendation.

Another option, if you're going to Marin, is Dharma Trading Co. in San Rafael - THE destination for dyes, paints, dye-able natural fabrics, and all sorts of related goodies.

Also, if you're going to Fabrix in SF (and you MUST!!!!!) , pop in to Satin Moon as well, just a couple of blocks away.

My personal must-see short list choices for a visitor:
In SF:
1. Fabrix
2. Britex

East Bay:
1. Stonemountain and Daughter
2. Piedmont Fabrics

Marin:
1. Dharma



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Date: 8/4/12 0:42 AM

Stonemountain & Daughter in Berkley.

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Date: 8/8/12 10:36 AM

You HAVE to go to Britex - it's amazing. However, for less pricey (and a more jumbled atmosphere) try Stonemoutain and Daughter in Berkeley. You can find some nice things just not the ambiance of Britex.

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Date: 8/8/12 8:27 PM

Wow! You guys are amazing!
Thank you SO much for the tips. I just got excited about our trip all over again!

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Date: 8/8/12 9:22 PM

Please don't overlook Satin Moon fabrics, my favorite fabric store in the whole world. It's like a little jewel box... each and every every fabric is beautiful. When I need something particular and special, I always find it there. It's a bit off the beaten track, but it's easy to take the bus down Geary from downtown. Or better yet, if you're driving, head up to The Ribbonerie afterwards to see more ribbons and trim than you can imagine.

Stonemountain in Berkeley is a great all around fabric store for quality basics. They also have a very good selection of tools and supplies. Just make sure to check their website before you go, as there may be a coupon which will certainly help make your fabric shopping more enjoyable! Have a wonderful trip.
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Date: 8/9/12 2:05 AM

I'm with Jilly's suggestions. I love fabric shopping in all kinds of venues from hole-in-the-wall to high toney. They all have their own charms.

About Britex- I buy fabric there occasionally. It's often things that are subtle in texture, hand and color- things that one can't discern online. Unlike Joann's, the prices are their prices and their sales are real reductions. The Britex trim floor alone is worth a visit. They have Petersham in probably 80 colors, vintage buttons, lace in all kinds of weights, constructions and widths, etc. I find the sales help actually helpful, patient and knowledgeable. Over the years I've learned a lot by asking questions and viewing fabric they know I'm not likely to buy. I've been offered plenty of spot-on advice about projects and been encouraged to let them see when I'm done. Will you find inexpensive buys? Rarely. However, you'll get an in depth experience in the art of sewing.

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