Sunday, August 31, 2008

This is....My Favourite Fabric/Craft Shop

Immediately GJ's Discount Fabrics in Lygon St (corner of Stewart St) springs to mind - especially the back room. There be treasures there... like fabulous remnants of stretch pvc in mock osterich, repro cotton bark cloth, loads of knits and suiting, discounted quilting fabrics and loads of surprises. The patchwork fabric range (rather aptly UPSTAIRS!!) is absolute heaven, and the women who work there are ... well... angels!




Kimono House springs to mind a mili-second after GJ's. Another treasure-trove, run by another angel. Leanne is passionate about beautiful, beautiful Japanese textiles and has created a little slice of fabric heaven in the heart of the city. It's also in the Nicholas Building, which is one of my favourite places in the world.


Online I'm a big fan of Z&S Fabrics. When I need a bit of me-time I take my time to go through the clearance fabrics to find gems, then go through each of the designer ranges until I have a 6-yard bundle or two (I'm currently awaiting three bundles....).


This is the "currently being used" stash on my cutting table. Kimono House Poppy print on top of Z&S quilting fabrics stacked on top of GJ's cotton jersey.... It appears I'm going through a "pink and green" phase.... Thanks to Sharon for a fab theme, and for putting me on to Quilt Home in her post today.... (I thought I'd check it out and caught myself filling up a shopping cart. Thought I'd better do this blog post before I got too carried away with more fabric shopping! I'll get back to it in a minute...)

Thanks to Angela for This Is.

8 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I definitely need to check out GJ's next time I'm on a fabric spree!

Michelle said...

Everytime I used to go to Melbourne, a fellow quilter would drive me on a quilt shop tout, and GJs was the first stop.

Even now, I take the number 1 tram there by myself and always find something fabulous to buy!

Handmaiden said...

GJ's is another Craft Diary me thinks!!..........but love yr post about Quilt Home....it's great service and because I use so much fabric it's great value on US designers, especially as I love Amy Butler.

Katherine said...

Yum! Look at all that eye candy - just what this fabricaholic loves to see!

Thanks for the heads up on great places to fabric shop.

Jenny said...

Never been to any of these places but whenever I am in Melbourne I know where to go!Thanks for sharing:)

Fer said...

Aw man, wish I knew all this BEFORE I last went to Melbourne! Then again, maybe it's best for my purse that I didn't!! :D The Thread Den did enough damage as it was....

At least I'll know where to go next time - thanks!

LizzieJane said...

How I wish I could go to this fabric store, I think I would be there forever!

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

I can't wait to get down to Melbourne and check out the fabric shops there!