This is truly not meant to be a quilt fabric snob post. Please don’t take it that way, ok?
While visiting a blog this morning, I saw a link to the Fabric Shoppers Unite Project. They say that 95% of fabric shoppers make their purchases in chain stores. That surprised me . . a lot! It doesn’t say that’s quilt shoppers . . but fabric shoppers. If you’re adding in people making curtains, home dec, clothing, etc., I wouldn’t be too surprised but for just quilt fabric shoppers, do you think 95% of us buy our fabric at chain stores?
Again, I’m not asking for a debate on which is better and why some buy fabric at quilt shops or chain stores, I’m just wondering what percentage of quilters purchase their fabrics at quilt shops vs. chain stores. I’m going to stick this little poll in here but feel free to also leave a comment.
For the poll, I’m most asking . . when you think of wanting to go fabric shopping, and you really intend to buy, not just look . . where’s the first place you go . . quilt shop or chain store?