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936Re: [TheCostumersManifesto] Buying fabric in bulk by mail/internet?

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  • Barb Moore
    May 1, 2002
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      Linda, there are "outlets" that sell to the public. If
      you have a truck and can buy 100lbs or more at one
      time (some are more), you can purchase from the mills.
      There are mills scattered across the US.
      Barb

      --- linda craft <costumelady@...> wrote:
      > Barb,
      > Are the mills open to the public and where are
      > they?
      > You say you may open a shop in Stone mountain, does
      > that mean Atlanta area? I've always heard mills sell
      > very inexpensively but have never had a chance to
      > see
      > for myself. thanx
      > linda
      > --- Barb Moore <renaissance_clothier@...>
      > wrote:
      > > Actually, I get fabrics from the mills and
      > > manufacturers. Again, it is somewhat seasonal but
      > > not
      > > necessarily. I can usually get just about any
      > fabric
      > > and resell it for $2-3 a yard if you buy at least
      > 5
      > > yards. Just ask for what you want. I would
      > > appreciate
      > > the support. I do not have a website yet, but I'm
      > > working on it.
      > > Thanks,
      > > Barb
      > >
      > > --- rnewell@... wrote:
      > > > 10ish yds usually is not considered bulk. A
      > bolt
      > > is
      > > > 20 to 25 yds, and some
      > > > places require you to purachase the put-up of 50
      > > to
      > > > 100 yds minimum. Shopping
      > > > around is always the best bet if you have the
      > > time.
      > > > If you are using a constant
      > > > supply of the same fabrics, some companies will
      > > give
      > > > you a wholesale account,
      > > > and fill your orders as you need it. Rosebrand
      > > and
      > > > Dharma are pretty good
      > > > about this. Good Luck!
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Quoting Katherine Bunting
      > <kbunting@...>:
      > > >
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      > > > >
      > > > > <tt>
      > > > > Dear ladies and gents,<BR>
      > > > > <BR>
      > > > > After a recent fabric-buying excursion, I
      > looked
      > > > into buying fabric
      > > > > in<BR>
      > > > > bulk online.  (Needed 10-ish yards of
      > > > something to make a
      > > > > cape/cloak,<BR>
      > > > > *knew* it was going to cost me...  but I
      > > > *still* hurt on the cost,
      > > > > even<BR>
      > > > > though I went to a supplier with *excellent*,
      > > low
      > > > prices)<BR>
      > > > > <BR>
      > > > > Has anyone had experience with vendors like
      > > > FabricDirect.com or
      > > > > other<BR>
      > > > > online fabric vendors?  How are their
      > > > prices?  Service? 
      > > > > Is it really<BR>
      > > > > worth it?  I'm looking for things like
      > > > velour, peachskin, twill,
      > > > > and<BR>
      > > > > other things to make washable costuming. 
      > > The
      > > > per-yard
      > > > > savings<BR>
      > > > > difference between buying the bolt online, and
      > > > buying the yardage at
      > > > > a<BR>
      > > > > storefront seems worth it.  I'm just
      > trying
      > > > to get up the gumption
      > > > > to<BR>
      > > > > make that kind of financial outlay... 
      > > (Bolt
      > > > fabric storage is also
      > > > > an<BR>
      > > > > issue.)<BR>
      > > > > <BR>
      > > > > Thoughts, anyone?<BR>
      > > > > <BR>
      > > > > ~ Kate<BR>
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