I am in Australia, and I am finding it completely impossible to find any good quality and decently patterned fabric!

The cheap fabrics are horrendous and if I ever do find nice fabrics they are super overpriced!

Does anyone know where I can buy very good quality fabric in Australia or an online store that can ship to Australia?

Thank you :)

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    Apr 25, 2013, 06.38 AMby arisaid

    Where are you in Australia? Have found 2 decent places in Brisbane and I know that one of the stores is in Melbourne too.

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    Apr 25, 2013, 07.34 AMby roselan

    arisaid! If you could let us know what the name of the Stores are, as I live in Ipswich, and could do with some better stores to shop in. The only stores in my area is Fabric Box and Spotlight.

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    Apr 25, 2013, 01.35 PMby josephina

    Roselan, sadly you won’t find many nice, cheap fabrics in Australia. You can find some cheaper ones online at US and European stores (Emma One Sock, Britex, Elliot Berman) but postage prices generally make it cost around the same (hence the costs added on for retailers I guess).

    In Brisbane Gardams and Alla Moda have lovely fabrics but pricey. I’ve heard someone recommend Russell’s Drapery at Sandgate. Gardams and most quilting stores (there are many online) stock Liberty London fabrics which have gorgeous prints but again, are very pricey.

    Tessuti fabrics is the best online store I’ve found:

    http://www.tessuti-shop.com/?gclid=CIvMp9665bUCFYYipQodIQsAmg

    Or for plain fabrics you can try Rathdowne:

    http://www.rathdownefabrics.com.au/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=3&vmcchk=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=100.

    Good luck. Hope you can find something you like.

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    Apr 26, 2013, 02.54 AMby arisaid

    Roselan fabric stores I find worth a visit are Fabric Collection which is in Sumners Road (not far from you!)and the other is The Fabric Store in NewFarm/Teneriffe (parking horrendous!). I also like Gardams. None of these shops are cheap but are certainly worth visiting. I must say that I have found some nice fabrics at the Fabric Box. If you are visiting New Zealand then the place to go is Centrepoint in Newmarket (Auckland). I go over there at least once a year and come back with lots (OK lots and lots) of fabric. Good shopping.

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    Apr 27, 2013, 02.06 AMby Ananda Shakir

    I live in Brisbane, and thank you so much to everyone that recommended somewhere. It’s pretty much impossible to make anything decent without nice fabric….

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    Apr 28, 2013, 01.10 AMby arisaid

    Scarffs at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre often have good fabrics too I would welcome any other suggestions….

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