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Posted on: 3/31/04 2:55 AM
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I have found that if I want to find a type of fabric for sale on line, if I just type, for example, silk organza fabric into Google, and then use Search Images, rather than just Search or Search Web, I get the results I want. Since most fabric sellers have a photo of the fabric, I tend to find what I want, and not get all the unusable results.

I imagine this would work well for anything that would have a photo of it in an online sale format. I have found some interesting sources that I would never otherwise have come across.

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candyo said... (8/30/04 8:32 PM) Reply
Wow, what I fabulous idea!
Diane Tucker said... (8/30/04 8:10 PM) Reply
Hurray, this is a wonderful tip. I had to click on 'Options' on Google help bar to access the 'search image ' button
Tillie Gray said... (7/12/04 2:06 AM) Reply
this imformation is really valuable to get to the meat of searching thanks
garmaaa said... (6/9/04 2:07 PM) Reply
Great Tip!
Barbara Norwood said... (6/9/04 12:17 PM) Reply
Thank you! I followed your tip and just found some fabric that I had seen made up, but wanted yardage of... I've been looking for months now!
Oopsy-Daisy! said... (4/2/04 10:47 AM) Reply
I didn't know that either!
Deepika said... (4/1/04 9:55 AM) Reply
yup, or you can search in :)
Kathryn said... (4/1/04 7:21 AM) Reply
Liana, you are not just another pretty face! There's a lot of intelligence behind it, for sure! Thanks for the great tip.
Danvillegirl said... (4/1/04 5:57 AM) Reply
You get the gold star today for this tip. I love Google but never used Search Images. This has got to be a great time saver. Thanks for sharing this with the group.
Mary Reed said... (3/31/04 10:15 PM) Reply
I too had no idea you could cull the google info this way. Thank you for this tip.
Dot said... (3/31/04 7:28 PM) Reply
Wow! I had no idea you could do this. Something else for me to play with. Thanks!
Mandolin82 said... (3/31/04 6:26 PM) Reply
I currently have the Google toolbar permanently installed on my desktop (alon with their pop-up blocker). I love it, and here is yet another use!
Mandolin82 said... (3/31/04 6:25 PM) Reply
great tip!
Stitchology said... (3/31/04 2:47 PM) Reply
I have found that if you add "yard" and "$" to your terms you will get fabric sites and eliminate most of the items ready made with that fabric.
ChrisK said... (3/31/04 1:25 PM) Reply
Thanks, I will give that a try. It will save hours of surfing trying to find something I want and leave me more time to enjoy!
Ann C said... (3/31/04 8:10 AM) Reply
Thanks, I didn't know you could search only images.
kathi s said... (3/31/04 8:05 AM) Reply
Thank you!! What a time saver!
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