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Fashion Fabric in DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia Areas?
hoping to start a resource list as i am new to area
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Date: 8/14/12 10:43 AM

hi all-
i've starting doing some custom work for clients on the eastern shore of maryland. mid-process we are searching for formal and semi formal fabrics that are both artsy and affordable. i am also interested in any trusted resource you might have to offer, as you never know what you might need until you need it. i always like to have a running list. spoiled from years in LA and NYC where you just go to a particular area and are surrounded by gorgeous stuff! i don't mind driving a few hours to find what i need, but i'd hate to go all that way and NOT find it. all help and counsel is greatly appreciated.

ms. flapadoo.

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Date: 8/14/12 11:04 AM

Pr store reviews for DC and surrounding areas

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Date: 8/14/12 2:33 PM

FabricMart is in Sinking Spring, and Michael's/A Fabric Place is in Baltimore. G Street is also in DC.

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Date: 8/14/12 3:58 PM

A real hidden gem is Sarah's Fabrics in Langley Park, MD. The place is a nightmare, organization-wise -- like, so bad, you enter the store and think "so THIS is what happens when a hoarder opens a business". BUT among the piles and piles of fabrics, you can find just about anything under the sun. Killer selection of trims, ribbons and embellishments, too.

Prices are very, very reasonable, and apparently regular customers get good discounts.

If you're willing to spend hours digging through the chaos, this place is seriously underrated.

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Date: 8/15/12 7:18 PM

Thanks for this, we used to have so many fabric stores on either side of this intersection and most have closed, so I'd missed that this one was still alive!

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Date: 8/15/12 8:05 PM

There used to be some additional fabric stores in Langley Park that had lots of polyester dressy fabrics (Vina Bridal?), not sure how many are still there now. Sarahs is 'organized' a lot like those little NYC shops with teetering piles of fabric bolts with a narrow path wending between....but I've found some nice fabrics there too.

I want to check out Paradise Fabrics in Suitland, but the reviews say they lean more toward ethnic-type fabrics, like African wax batiks.

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