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BeckyMc
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Date: 9/6/08 2:32 AM

I'm going to San Diego in a couple of weeks to visit a couple of non-sewing friends. Does anyone know of a "can't miss" fabric store where I can find something yummy and buy it before anyone else gets bored? (it's like fabric shopping with a husband and/or a toddler).Any San Diego residents or experienced fabric shopppers, please share your knowledge!

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Date: 9/6/08 11:02 AM

Becky, My DD lives in SD and it really, sadly isn't a haven of good fabric shops. Jane's Fabrique in LaJolla has beautiful quality fabric and might be a good one since your nonsewing friends can amble around the other shops in LaJolla while you take a look. If you quilt, Rosie's Calico Cupboard is a 'don't miss'.

There are some other fabric stores but I haven't found any of them to be amazing, alas. I'm sure others who are more local will chime in. Oh! Forgot, I do love We R Fabrics in Solana Beach for home dec. The review here on PR isn't complimentary but I found them very helpful and they have good quality fabrics and findings. Then you can go to the Solana Beach Design District on Cedro (I think) for some fun exploring.
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Date: 9/6/08 11:37 AM

If you're there on a weekend, check out the National City Swap Meet. They run it every weekend, and vendors from the LA fashion district come down with their roll ends/remnants and sell everything off for about $1/yard. It's like a big treasure hunt--there's a lot of garbage, but I've made some really good finds there, too.

There's also a local chain here called Yardage Town with locations throughout San Diego. Their quality is hit-and-miss, but they carry almost all garment fabric (and some home dec), and their prices are very reasonable.

Even if you don't quilt, if you using quilting cotton at all (for pajama pants, boxer shorts, etc), Rosie's (mentioned in the post above) is worth stopping by. They carry the designer prints there (Michael Miller, Heather Butler, etc), and I've rarely left there empty handed.

Where in San Diego will you be staying?

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Date: 9/6/08 4:42 PM

Those $1 roll ends are positively evil. They are the main reason that my stash level isn't going down. But on the other hand it's a never ending source for those nice poly knits that are so popular right now. Those kinds of tops go for $60 to $80 at Macy's.
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Date: 9/6/08 6:49 PM

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Those $1 roll ends are positively evil. They are the main reason that my stash level isn't going down. But on the other hand it's a never ending source for those nice poly knits that are so popular right now. Those kinds of tops go for $60 to $80 at Macy's.

Marilyn, I must try and find one of these Swap Meets next time I visit the Anaheim area. I remember seeing your gorgeous BWOF top when Kathi Rank hosted a So Cal GTG in May. I recall that was one of your evil roll end buys
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Date: 9/6/08 8:56 PM

There's one at Golden West College in Huntington Beach on Saturday and Sunday. It's a hunt for treasure. If you prefer organized neat rows of fabric, it's not the place to go. They dump it out in piles on a canvas floor.

Thanks for the compliment.

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Date: 9/7/08 2:06 PM

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Any San Diego residents or experienced fabric shopppers, please share your knowledge!

Not sure what area you are visiting or what type of fabric you're looking for but up here in north county there is Sowing Sisters in Carlsbad and Fat Quarters in Vista, they are more like quilt shops but alot to look at.
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Date: 9/8/08 1:26 AM

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Where in San Diego will you be staying?

To be honest I have no idea! I am going down to visit a friend who is there on a temporary assignment. I have only visited San Diego once when my husband had business and we were there less than 48 hours! So when you mention neighborhoods or communities I have not idea. I will take all the suggestions with me and make a plan when I get there and I know where I am. I really hope to catch one of those flea markets! And LaJolla might work to entertain the non sewing friends. Other than that, I will have to see where I am and where I can go when I get there.

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Date: 10/10/08 11:50 PM

Well, I wanted to thank you all! I went to the National City Swap Meet, even though my friend thought I was nuts! We wandered around, and just as I was apologizing for dragging her there from Coronado on a Saturday morning, we found the fabric vendors! WOO HOO what a fun time. I bought as much fabric as I could carry. One local lady I talked to with a small design studio said that I had hit it on a good day. I believe it! Everything was $1 a yard, I got some wonderful knit prints, some pink boucle' and enough fabric to wonder if I would be allowed to carry it on the plane (almost too big to fit in the overhead.) It was well worth the trip.
We didn't get over to LaJolla or the quilting stores. I was determined to try the swap meet and didn't want to play my fabric card too early and miss the $1 a yard goodies from the LA garment district! I am soooooooo glad you told me about it. I wanna go back!! Thanks again and again.
Becky

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Date: 10/11/08 12:23 PM

I'm so glad to hear that you had a great time! I made one of my favorite pairs of trousers from a suiting fabric that I bought there for $1/yard!

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