san francisco bay area fabric stores

30 Responses to san francisco bay area fabric stores

  1. Peppermint Pinwheels says:

    Know a good fabric store that we forgot? Leave a comment here and I’ll add it to our map. Thanks!

  2. Ruth says:

    Natural Expressions in Los Gatos is my favorite for the South Bay. The shop also sells beads – they don’t have a huge area devoted to fabric, but they have a high proportion of modern fabrics from designers like Amy Butler, Anna Marie Horner, Denyse Schmidt, Joel Dewberry, etc.

    Also in the South Bay are The Granary, (slightly more traditional fabrics, but lots of colors if you need to pick up an additional fabric for a quilt) Prairie Queen (haven’t enjoyed the customer service at this store, fabric ok), and Beverly’s (fabric is superior to Joann’s but price is similar. Some fabrics are “quilt-shop quality” and some are not).

  3. Marcella says:

    I don’t know how far south you are wanting to go, but a great shop for modern fabrics is Harts Fabric in Santa Cruz. Definitely worth the drive! They also have quite a few organic fabrics as well as trims and other fun notions.

  4. Kelly says:

    Thank you so much for creating this list! I am brand new to sewing and this website has been so helpful. I honestly did not know there were fabric stores beyond JoAnn. I appreciate the time and effort you took to create this list.

  5. Margaret says:

    I haven’t been to any of these, but a few to add in the North Bay:

    Quilted Angel
    200 G Street
    Petaluma

    Stitch Craft
    133 Kentucky Street
    Petaluma

    Picket Fence Quilts
    6090 B Redwood Blvd
    Novato

    There used to be a store on Fourth Street in San Rafael–around 4th & E–but I can’t find it anywhere via Google. Also, found this when looking for Stitch Craft’s info: http://sarahbeata.wordpress.com/shopping/

  6. Giny Dixon says:

    This map is great, but it would be nice if you had phone numbers also.

  7. Amy says:

    Bobbin’s Nest Studio — 1171 Homestead Road, Suite 130, Santa Clara, CA

  8. Amy says:

    Satin Moon, 32 Clement St, San Francisco
    Urban Burp, 170 Columbus Ave, Suite 110, San Francisco, http://urbanburp.com/

  9. adrienne says:

    Once Around is a new shop in Mill Valley. In addition to quilting supplies/fabrics, they also carry supplies for many ofther crafts.

  10. Alison Marie says:

    So where would be the best (i.e. least expensive) place for yardage of white flannel? It’s for the design wall in my new place, so cheap is fine, but it’s not on sale at Jo-ann’s right now, and I am totally new to the area (been in Oakland for 6 days after 13 years in Los Angeles).

    • Peppermint Pinwheels says:

      Hi Alison – welcome to the area! You could try Discount Fabric on San Pablo in Berkeley. I used a king size flannel sheet that I got at a second hand sale. I don’t think you can get any cheaper than that!

  11. Jamie says:

    Great Map…and so sad how sparse the San Francisco fabric shops are!! Unfortunately, Urban Burp has closed its Columbus Ave doors, but will hopefully be reopening in a yet to be decided location soon. There is also a Discount Fabric at 2315 Irving Street – (415) 564-7333.

  12. Helene says:

    How can one read the reviews of the stores? I double clicked on a review but nothing happened. Beverly’s in Alameda has great quilting fabric (quilt store quality). They also have a monthly flyer with a coupon for 25% off the price of one piece of fabric which helps! They do have some lesser quality fabric but that is normally on a table set apart from the quality fabric. I have gotten LOTS of great fabric there for a very reasonable price! The fabric manager is wonderful as well as the two women who normally work Saturdays! Love this store for fabric!

    • Peppermint Pinwheels says:

      The map doesn’t have reviews left by us as a guild. It’s only a listing that we’ve compiled of known fabric shops in the Bay Area. You can read the reviews through Google by clicking on the name of the store, but it’s not something set up through our map.

  13. Jeanie Low says:

    Peapod Fabrics 1400 Irving St San Francisco is very cute with her window trims. Her fabrics are retro designs.
    Discount Fabric 201 – 11th St San Francisco is huge

  14. Must add the new store in Milpitas …
    The Intrepid Thread
    709 S. Main St.,
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    (408) 649-3844
    http://www.IntrepidThread.com

  15. Q @ JAQS says:

    I hope to have a brick and mortar store one day. My shop is located in Clayton, CA.
    But for now I am loving my little online shops:

    JAQS Fabrics
    http://jaqsfabrics.com/
    and on Etsy :)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/JAQSFabrics

    P.O. Box 381
    Clayton, CA 94517

  16. One of the members of the Bay Area MQG just opened a brick&mortar version of her online shop, The Intrepid Thread.
    It’s an easy drive down 580/880 or 660 from Oakland/Berkeley area.
    1709 S. Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035, (408) 649-3844
    Hours of operation :
    Mon-Thur 10am – 6pm
    Friday 10am – 7pm
    Saturday 11am – 5pm

  17. floribunda says:

    There’s a little imports store in Alameda that (I recently discovered) also sells yarn and a small selection of Kaffe Fassett fabrics — it’s
    Silk Road
    1412 Park St
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 749-9941

  18. We’d love to be added to your list! We carry a beautiful, bright assortment of Michael Miller, Art Gallery Fabrics, Riley Blake, and more. We also carry tons of craft supplies, Alchemy yarns, and offer classes in sewing, knitting, and calligraphy.

    The Makery
    170 State Street
    Los Altos, CA 94022
    650-397-5613
    http://www.makerylosaltos.com

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