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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

How to Score a Deal on Luxury Fabrics

If you're a regular reader you already know this but if you're new I"ll let you in on a little secret.  I'm a fabricaholic and will often stay up late cruising the internet for fabric inspiration. There is usually a bit of fantasizing over the fabrics that are way out of my financial reach and dream about how I would cover my entire house in them.  

Recently I discovered a way to get some of those fabrics for myself without actually paying the full pop for them.  BIG SECRET REVEAL - I did a search for Schumacher remnants and was immediately transported to an Etsy seller who was looking to part with an entire box of remnants for the very manageable price of $75 plus shipping.  


It took a while for the box to make it's way from Utah to British Columbia but it only took 1 second for me to have the box open when it arrived.  Here's a peek at what I got.
 Celerie Kemble Betwixt for Schumacher - This one came in 5 colours and there is more yardage of this than any other.  I see many Betwixt pillows in my future.

I have no idea where this fabric originates from so if anyone knows, share with me please.

Studio Bon Scallops for Schumacher
Quadrille Aga Reverse 
David Hicks La Florentina for Lee Jofa
Hable Construction Bead

Martyn Lawrence-Bullard Adras Ikat

There are bunches other remnants that are too small to make into pillows but I'm sure I"ll find something great to do with them.

So who says you can't afford to have luxury fabrics?

39 comments:

  1. You scored some good ones! Even the smaller pieces can always be made into a pillow if you add some contrasting fabric around the edges :)

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  2. What an amazing find! Thanks for sharing the source. I'll be heading over there right now!

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  3. You should add "professional shopper" to your resume / list of services because you sure do know how to track down a great deal! Searching for remnants is such a great way to score a wardrobe of fabrics for pillows. I tried a search immediately after reading this post but no luck so far but I'm adding this "criteria" to my automated search so maybe I'll get lucky in the future. Thanks for yet another great tip :)

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  4. Amazing!!! I'm so envious! There are so many of my favorites in that bunch! Great score!

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  5. What a great score, so jealous! Can't wait to see what this fabric becomes.

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  6. Oh wow! I'm going to scour etsy now. What a deal!! Those fabrics are gorgeous!!!

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  7. SCORE!!! I can't wait to see some of your projects. Great tip, too - thanks for that :-)

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  8. Great find!! I just finished drooling over the sunara ikat and trying to justify buying yards and yards of it. Love their stuff!

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  9. Oooooh, I've been looking at fabrics this week for a project. Great to know!

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  10. You may just have to take up quilting...
    MM

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  11. Lucky!! Well if you're ever looking to unload some of that Betwixt, you know where to find me...:) Can't wait to see what you do - so many goodies!!!

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  12. I am swooning over your gorgeous fabrics. They are all so fabulous, imagine the possibilities!

    Great tip, thanks for sharing! Happy New Year, Carol!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  13. Oh my gosh! You got a HUGE deal there! I love so many of those. You'll have so much fun playing with all of it! :)

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  14. Ohhhhhh, Carol! This is too good to be true!
    I can't wait to see what you do with them. Especially the little pieces...napkins perhaps?

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  15. This is amazing!!! you can use fabric for a million different things....runners, napkins, tablecloths, in frames on gallery walls, pillows. ahh! I'm jealous!

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  16. PS...by tablecloths I clearly mean Placemats...we are talking remnants after all ;)

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  17. Oooooo, it's like Christmas in a box! I love that Betwixt fabric...a lot. I'll e-mail you my mailing address for my pillow covers. :P

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  18. Oh WOOOW, total score! That's a gold mine of amazing fabrics...yeah a little jealous here!

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  19. WOW! You are so so lucky. The fabrics are gorgeous and what a steal. Can't wait to see some pillows around.

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  20. No way...what a great find!! Betwixt is still one of my favorite accent fabrics ~

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  21. I am really jealous - from one fabric addict to another - lucky score! I say make a patchwork pillow with the scraps!

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  22. SWEET!!! That Betwixt fabric is gorgeous! Lucky you!

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  23. Wow, that's a great Etsy find! I'm sure you'll have lots of fun coming up with project ideas for all those beautiful fabrics :-)

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  24. Were you hyperventilating when you were sorting through, lol! Well done Carol.

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  25. How generous of you to divulge this information! Great score. Happy New Year Carol- have fun coming up with projects. I can't wait to see them!

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  26. awesome...schumacher makes a leopard print I am dying to have ...but pricey even for a tiny stool or chair! But You have inspired me and I will now be motivated!
    I love all your fabrics and can't wait to see the projects you will complete with them!!

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  27. anyhow...not sure how I have missed all your latest entrys but 3 days flat out sent me behind ...regardless I have no other exscusse...so b4 I start dinner I thought I should back read...Love your new pup...so sweet very cool bed too! Pets are so fun....great addition to the family ...do the kids like him?
    I am crazy curios to see how your head board got along...I know which is my favorite so I will be anxious to see which of those monstrous jobs you tackled!
    I am trying to get some sewing done for my booth and as it should be vintage I am trying to create some cross overs!
    Looking forward to following your sewing adventures!....Colleen

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  28. That box of goodies made my heart beat faster! What an amazing score! Thanks so much for sharing! Now we just need to post a memo on Etsy to all sellers to box up and list their remnants;)))

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  29. O'k I think I'm a little crazy, 'cause my pulse is totally racing over those fabrics. You lucky girl, total score!!!

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  30. Oh my gosh, Studio Bon and Schumacher have some of my fave fabrics. Great post! And I'm totally with Janis (the comment above me), you know you're obsessed with design when your pulse races over things like this :)

    Courtney Lane
    courtneylanemichaels.blogspot.com

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  31. Excellent post and great deal on all of those! I love the horse pattern fabric.

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  32. It's like being a kid in a candy store :) Great score, Carol - thanks for the tip.

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  33. I am SOOO jealous right now. Awesome find!!

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  34. I am insanely, INSANELY jealous of you right now, Carol!!
    Camille

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  35. Love this post! I'm obsessed with fabrics too!

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  36. I agree! The Imperial Trellis to me is very addictive! I have it all over my blog too. knit fabrics

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