Monday, May 11, 2015

Fabric Stores: My favorites in New England

So I am often asked about resources. I'm always happy to share.

The Lady Fortune Shop Hop would be to start at the Auburn Fabric Outlet as soon as they open on Saturday, (get lunch at Not Your Average Joe's in Westborough) go to Sewfisticated in Framingham, then Fabric Place Basement in Natick.

Fabric Stores

Adventure Shopping -

The Auburn Fabric Outlet (Became $2.99 January 1st 2015)

773 Southbridge St
Auburn, MA 01501

Monday- Saturday - 10:00am-5:45pm
Sunday - Noon-4:45pm

Note: They lock the doors 15 minutes before closing and they WILL NOT cut after closing.
This is not usual fabric store etiquette, so be prepared.

I love this store, but I'm an adventure shopper. You cannot go with anything specific in mind, or you'll be dissapointed.

I've gotten silk, wool, linen and cotton velvets, but some days you do strike out.

Variety -


136 Howard St
Framingham, MA 01702

(other locations in Dorchester and Somerville)

Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday - Noon – 6:00pm

Upstairs is a bargain loft and there is a 10% discount to SCA members if you ask for it. Great selections of wools, linens and silks.

Best garment fabric store for value in Massachusetts (probably New England), they also have home decor fabrics and great remnants including leather.

Fabric Place Basement

321 Speen Street
Natick, MA 01760

Monday- Wednesday & Saturday - 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday & Friday - 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday - Noon - 6:00 pm

Great selection of faux furs, home decor, apparel and YARNS. Apparel notions you won't find elsewhere. Check the website for coupons.


333 Park St
West Springfield, MA 01089

Monday - Wednesday & Friday - 9:00am-7:00pm
Thursday - 9:00am-7:00pm
Sunday - 11:00am-5:00pm

If you need it, Osgood's has it. It won't be cheap, it won't cost your first born, but be prepared.

It's a giant warehouse of fabrics and it's easy to get overwhelmed.

Silks -


68 Tower St
Hudson, MA

Monday-Friday - 10:00am-5:00pm
Saturday - 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday - Closed

High-end Home Dec fabrics and trims. Try to resist drooling over the fabric and walk swiftly to the silk remnant table.

Bonus: Downstairs is an awesome antiques shop


80 Market St
Lynn, MA 01901

Monday-Saturday - 9:30am - 5:30pm

Mostly high-end Home Dec fabrics and trims. The silks are going to be front and center when you walk in. RESIST.

Turn to the left, go downstairs and frolic among the discount fabrics and trims.

Sewing Machine Repair/Quilting -

The Charlton Sewing Center

12 Stafford St
Charlton, MA 01507

Monday-Friday - 10-6
Saturday - 9-5
Sunday - "by chance or appointment"

This is where my machines go, I love them. Cannot say enough good things about them, Cathy the owner is a treasure.

She's fixed everything from my great-grandmother's Featherweight to my computerized Viking serger.

Worth a Look -

Franklin Mill Store

305 Union St
Franklin MA, 02038

Monday - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday - 10:00am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday - Closed

Home Decor fabric, trims, machines and yarn.

Out of State Shops Worth Visiting -

Marden's (Various locations ME, my favorite is Brewer)

What can't you find at Marden's?

The selection is mostly quilting fabrics, but I've found wool for $2 a yard. The location in Sanford is rumored to get really nice leather from time to time

Affordable Fabrics (Uncasville and Rocky Hill CT)

Everything is $2.99. Same family as the Auburn Fabric Outlet above

 If you have one I've missed I'd love to hear about it!

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