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Fabric Crush

Fabric Crush, colorful bolts lined up

The other day I was passing by Wallingford Center and decided to stop in and have a look at the new home of Fabric Crush, which recently moved over from Magnolia. I was very excited to visit the shop for the first time after hearing good things about it from Robin of Red Bird Style.

a view of the store and the natural light

The space is lovely, the tall windows let in lots of natural light and there are wide open spaces for you to wander in. Every fabric shop should have this light. The collection of fabrics, books, patterns and notions is very well currated and it’s so lovely to wander around looking at nothing but excellent fabrics.

a few rolls of laminated fabrics

She even carries some great oilcloth and laminated fabrics. Most fabrics are quilting weight cottons and it’s full of Amy Butler, Alexander Henry, Michael Miller, Free Spirit, I even spotted some of the Jessica Jones (aka How About Orange) home decorating weight fabrics.

bolts lined up neatly along the wall

I was surprised to find out that she carries some fabric lines that have local connections. Clothworks Textiles is based in Seattle. I know I saw some of the Fleur Nouveau fabrics designed by Don Baker. They carry fabric wheels of the Robert Kaufman fabrics designed by Josephine Kimberling. And I found out that Kona Bay is a Washington company. Fabric Crush stocks some of the Japanese fabrics they import each year and offer at good prices.

colorful basket full of quarters

Fabric Crush is lovely and if you live near Seattle I highly recommend you rush right ove to have a look. It’s right next to Bad Woman Yarn and just down the hall from Trophy Cupcake, it couldn’t get much better.

· comments [16] · 03-23-2010 · categories:craft · seattle ·

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  • 1 Jen // Mar 23, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Is that waxed canvas I see? I will definitely check this out AND get a cupcake.

    Thanks!
    Jen Wheat

  • 2 julie/smartassbride // Mar 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Oh nooo, I just narrowly missed this place when I was up there this past weekend! We chose to go to Cupcake Royale in Ballard instead of Trophy. I KNEW it was going to be a mistake. Oh well, next time I’ll hit it for sure!

  • 3 Layla // Mar 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    I LOVE Fabric Crush! I took my first sewing class there and now I am hooked! Their fabric is awesome!

  • 4 katie pedersen // Mar 23, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    Yeah! Thanks for posting this!

  • 5 Jamieofalltrades // Mar 23, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for the introduction. I think Seattle is sort of strapped for good fabric stores. I love that this one is closer (for me) than Pacific Fabrics and more accessible (better parking and open late) than Stiches. I’ll have to check it out… and pick up a cupcake.

  • 6 Susan Gibbs // Mar 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Oh my Lord! I long for a hip fabric store…

  • 7 Jessi // Mar 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    OH! seeing all those beautiful patterns together made me swoon! I wish we had a place like this in Denver, and I also wish I knew how to sew!

  • 8 emily rose // Mar 23, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    This is so dangerous. There simply can’t be this many amazing places for me to spend my money in one place, there just CAN’T be!

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  • 10 Haley // Mar 23, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Fabric Crush reminds me of Purl Patchwork in Soho in NYC. Looks like a place where I could spend way too much money…

  • 11 Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy // Mar 24, 2010 at 3:36 am

    Wow, I wish I lived remotely closer to Seattle (given that I live on the opposite side of the country). I wish we had a gorgeous fabric store like that here in Florida! What a beautiful place!

  • 12 Kristen Rask // Mar 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    oooo i want to go there! What could be better than fabric shopping along with a delicious cupcake from Trophy???

  • 13 Sara B // Mar 28, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Wallingford Center just became my favorite shopping center. I live in the neighborhood, so I visit frequently for yarn and cupcakes. The fabric store is just what I needed!! After reading your blog last week, I stopped in on Thursday to check it out and was very impressed. I can’t wait to start a project!

  • 14 Elizabeth // Apr 6, 2010 at 7:51 am

    After reading this entry, I just happened to be going to Seattle, which is a 5 hour drive for me. My sister, mom and I loved the Wallingford Center. The fabric was amazing and I picked up a few fat quarters for projects and some fabric for my stash. Thanks for the great info.

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  • 16 Jera // Aug 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Great photos! I am a fabric freak so seeing these photos makes me drool… I agree, Fabric Crush is such a charming shop and they have top of the line fabrics. It’s not jam-packed with fabric like a lot of other fabric shops, but I like that because it really showcases all the beautiful prints..none are hidden away.

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