This weekend, I was searching for some bold fabric for a couple of different projects I’m working on. In my city, we really don’t have a plethora of fabric stores, so my first stop is generally JoAnn Fabrics.
I find myself less and less impressed with their selection of in-stock decorator fabrics–the ones on the long rolls. I could swear that I’ve seen some of those same prints in there for at least 10 years. In fact, I know for a fact that one of the fabrics that I see every time I go in there, I actually bought and used on pillows in 1995. Fifteen years ago!!!
They do have a pretty amazing selection of special order decorator fabrics, especially since they’ve picked up a few new lines lately. But I needed immediate gratification. I didn’t want to wait two weeks for fabric.
That’s when I noticed their pretty well stocked selection of Home Essentials. These are 100% cotton fabrics, and run about $9.99/yard (although right now, they’re on sale for $6.99/yard). They only come in 45″ width, but that’s fine for pillows and other small projects. Check out some of these great patterns:
|This one reminds me of one of my favorite Robert Allen fabrics, but at a fraction of the price!!|
Aren’t those great?! It really does seem like they’re adding new ones pretty regularly, because every time I go in there lately, I see one that I hadn’t previously seen. Sadly, they don’t have all of them on their website. In fact, my favorite two are nowhere to be found on the JoAnn Fabrics website. But I took some pictures while I was there. I was trying to find a fabric that coordinates with the PB Teen striped duvet/sham that is going in this room.
I like that last one so much that I’m looking for a place to use it in my tiny condo. I’m thinking maybe in my office…maybe a Roman shade. Hmmm…we’ll see. I have way too many projects to finish in other rooms before I can even give my office another thought!!