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Welcome to day 10 of our Holiday Giveaway! Today, enter to win a fantastic goodie bag from Blumenthal Lansing! Comment on this blog article by 9AM (EST) Saturday, December 11th to be entered to win!

Blumenthal Lansing Co. is a leading manufacturer in the home sewing and craft industries. The company founded in 1877, began making buttons of natural materials. Today, Blumenthal Lansing unites with its many retail partners designing and selling buttons of diverse materials and styles. Known for their fashion brands La Mode, La Petite, and Streamline, Blumenthal Lansing offers its consumers both trendy and classic buttons, along with many end-use ideas for sewing, home dec, jewelry-making and more.

Comment to Win: Do you buy fabrics and sewing notions online? If so, where?

Congratulations to missvintagegirl, who won ModCloth accessories!


This giveaway is sponsored by Blumenthal Lansing


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    Dec 15, 2010, 10.35 AMby dizzysez

    I must admit i do prefere to feel fabrics that i am going to buy..but saying that … there is now a website for a shop i used to go to years ago in MANCHESTER england… it’s called ABAKHAN.. ..as i know the quality already and the prices are very cheap i use them often also JASCKWEAR on ebay are very good both sites have very quick delivery times and cheap postal rates ..which is allways a bonus i think ..

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    Dec 15, 2010, 08.10 AMby littlemisssew

    ughhh…Im too late :(

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    Dec 15, 2010, 12.08 AMby nicky

    I have purchased a few patterns & notions on line. The patterns were from Lazy Girl Designs & the notions from Nancy’s Notions. I’ve been satisfied with all my purchases. Have not bought fabric & I don’t think I will. I need to see the fabric before I buy it.

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    Dec 14, 2010, 09.22 PMby corgana

    At Etsy. I go to etsy and search hat i’m looking for,

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    Dec 13, 2010, 04.37 AMby Brenda Dolha

    I am loving this contest- so many interesting points of view!

    I DO shop online for fabrics and notions, and love it! Living in the country, I have a bit of a drive to get to my favourite fabric shops. I am currently waiting for a shipment to arrive- can’t wait!

    Being on the internet late at night, I ‘follow threads’ that lead me to new and interesting sites. I discovered City Quilters (located in Manhattan) by clicking on a link on FB, which led to a wonderful shopping morning when I was visiting a friend, and an online relationship that continues!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 10.57 PMby emmaneezer

    Not usually; I really like to be able to feel the product and compare it to others, as well as see how it looks with the fabric I’m going to be using in my project. The only problem is…there are so few good stores to buy fabrics and notions! So…I’m usually stuck with JoAnns—where you have to stay really creative!!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 02.36 AMby inspirehope

    I can’t believe I missed this one. Congrats to the winner!

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    Dec 12, 2010, 12.44 AMby Liz Hardwick

    Since we are living quite a way from any fabric stores I buy on line quite often – Wazoodle.com Luras Fabric Shop and I get my notions from N Jefferson Ltd in Vancouver – I couldn’t manage without them – the nearest place that stocks serger thread is 3 hours drive away!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 07.53 PMby fosteretalk

    I buy certain things ONLY online. The list includes unbleached muslin, interfacing, and flannel. I even bought one of my sewing machines online. I buy all of my knitting supplies online. I take advantage of “free shipping” offers so I am usually saving on the cost and the gas.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 06.58 PMby simonewarrior

    No, I have not bought fabric online…its hard to tell whether the color is truly the way it appears online plus I would like to feel the texture. I would have to say that the only thing I buy online is wool fibers for felting, only because it very difficult to find at locals stores here..no one ever seems to know you’re talking about and that I buy on eBay.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 06.42 PMby Ana Neves

    The only time I got fabrics online was some samples; I too feel the need to touch the textil to be able to decide. To me, buying fabric is sensorial experience: I have to feel the touch, the smell and see the fabric to fall in love with it and then buy it!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 06.31 PMby celestem

    Ebay and etsy are great for finding a deal!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.37 PMby inaida

    Yes! I usually buy clothes and other stuff at http://www.moodfabrics.com/ and http://www.hawthornethreads.com/fabric/designers I loove Amy Butler designs! I also buy patterns!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.25 PMby blulagoo

    It really depends on what I am buying. For swimwear and dance fabric I go to www.fabricland.co.uk otherwise I have a really good look around to see what is where and a what price. I really love going out and feeling fabric though – although that does mean a lot of spur of the moment buys for projects not yet thought of.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.14 PMby hutab

    I didn’t dare to, yet. – You never know, whether the colour really looks like the picture you see on the screen. I usually bring a swatch to the store to be on the safe side. And especially fabric is something that needs to be touched before buying : )

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.04 PMby himechan

    I get most of my notions from a brick-and-mortar :)

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    Dec 11, 2010, 02.01 PMby knighttemplar

    Yes, at fabric.com and joanne’s.com. I do buy most of my hardware at the thrift store and at joanne’s, though.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.58 PMby emmalinerachel

    No, I buy mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.58 PMby emmalinerachel

    No, I buy my materials at Jo-Ann Fabrics!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.47 PMby winnieh-1

    I tend to buy my supplies at fabric stores as I need to see colors and feel the hand of the fabric. i have considered buying known quantities on line such as raw muslin but I’m still working through a bolt i bought a few months back

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.46 PMby vicsguy2009

    gorgeous fabrics

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.45 PMby fkmarchefka

    I always buy it from a fabric store, never online.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 01.35 PMby dobrotalivia

    I bought my sewing machine on line, but can’t imagine buying fabric on line, because I need to see and feel it.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.49 PMby kamavenue

    Yes I do! I get it from Fabrics.com.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.43 PMby eha

    I bought some old burda magazines online! If you’re lucky you find some vintage magazines as well. There is also a very nice online store, which i would want to buy some fabric from, but i didn’t bought already. Its www.vermiljoenshop.be . They have also a small store in my neighourhood. The fabrics are really colourfull and cute!

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.39 PMby EvilKitten

    I buy some supplies from http://www.aussiecorsetsupplies.com.au/ and i have to admit, I have been ebaying EVERYTHING lately.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 12.33 PMby lrm

    I’ll buy online, if it’s a product I’m familiar with… Otherwise, I prefer to see notions, etc. in person first.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.58 AMby baubo

    I’ve never bought fabrics or notions online, but it’s definitely something I’d consider doing in the future. There are not many sewing shops in my little town, so online shopping does seem like a good idea, as it would give me more variety.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.50 AMby twinreader

    I don’t buy them online. I like to buy at the fabric store or at a vintage place.

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    Dec 11, 2010, 11.32 AMby angelical

    I never have, but might try if I need something special. However, I do sometimes buy patterns online, from www.fjoelner.dk (it’s a danish site)

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