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Date: 10/22/12 0:38 AM

I've checked a lot of Web sites and haven't seen what I want...maybe someone here can help?

I am looking for some fun, funky, maybe retro-patterned, stretch fabrics to use in making some maternity tops. I've got the pattern, but no fabric yet. Could anyone recommend a retailer (preferably on-line) known for fun, upbeat, "off the beaten path" fabrics?

Thank you!

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Date: 10/22/12 5:23 AM

I occasionally buy from Best Online Fabrics, which has a shop on Ebay (I'd buy more often because I like their poly lycra knits, but between overseas postage and occasionally being dinged by customs, it's not always cost-effective).
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Date: 10/22/12 10:43 AM

Not sure if these qualify as "off the beaten path", but some of this might help?

Fabric Mart has a couple funky ITY knits in stock: (I bought the paisley one and love it!) -- paisley, chevrons.

Mood Fabrics has a lot of choices. Just look under the jersey prints section and keep an eye out for stuff with lycra in it. A few things I've been drooling over for a while: purple acid trip-looking pretty-ness, funky lime and teal floral, and Pucci-inspired blue/purple/yellow swirls.

Also, Spandex House has a ton of stretch prints. LowPriceFabrics.com has some fun stuff too. Good luck!

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Date: 10/22/12 10:53 AM

I'm busy making maternity wear for my daughter so I'd love to know which pattern you have selected. On fabric, definitely try FabricMartFabrics and you might take a look at Funkalicious Fabrics on Etsy. I just ordered and received some nice fabric from her.

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Date: 10/22/12 5:34 PM

Tiaknight on eBay often has a lot of interesting prints too.

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Date: 10/23/12 1:58 AM

Check out Sawyer Brook online, too

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Date: 10/23/12 7:52 AM

fabric.com has some funky jersey prints and excellent prices. Some examples below. Website has a nice search feature on left side that allows you to limit by color family, price, width, etc.

Stretch Rayon Jersey Knit

Fuschia funky knit
Funky purple/black floral
Violet/teal/grey funky knit

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Date: 10/23/12 10:20 AM

Did you try Girl Charlee? PR members get 10% discount...great quality knits and very affordable.

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Date: 10/23/12 11:01 AM

Must second the recommendation for Girl Charlee. The selection and quality are wonderful, as is the service. Your fabrics will arrive quickly and wrapped like a present. Can't go wrong.

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Date: 10/23/12 11:18 AM

Christine Jonson always has pretty cool and beautiful knits, and great patterns to make good fitting clothes from the knits. I am a big fan of her patterns!

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