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Old 06-17-2003, 01:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I'm trying to find cool fabrics for making baby clothes - anyone know where I can get some? I'm particularly looking for organic cotton fabrics. Thanks!

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Moving this to Crafts!
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Best place for organic fabric is co-ops
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What kind of co-op? Are there specific craft co-ops?

I went to the fabric store yesterday and got a basic layette pattern - I'm just getting started with sewing for babies. I was really disappointed in the selection of stretch knits, and I wasn't even particular about organic (they didn't have any). What I wanted was a few different colors (green, blue, red, off-white) with that heathery texture. I only found blue. It's not the biggest fabric store, so maybe I'll have to try somewhere else.

Anybody order fabric or yarn online? The selection seems better, but I have a hard time ordering something I haven't felt.
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Have you checked out diaperfabric.com? They have a nice selection of organic knits. I have not ordered from them before, but it looks like they have great stuff!
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another place to order fabric online is fabric.com I've heard nothing but great reviews for them

I haven't ordered from there, but the selection is HUGE!!!
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Unfortunately, you won't be finding many cute knit in the B&M fabric stores. And I'd drop dead to EVER see something organic at one! LOL Definitely co-ops are the way to go. I know of one Organic Co-op right now; Angelina just closed the sherpa co-op, but there are others open.

This is the link to her group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/organicfabrics/

Here are some other co-ops that I purchase from regularly; these are all great mamas to work with!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FabricsGalore/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sewingsupplycoop/
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/fullmoonco-ops/
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Near Sea Naturals has a cute organic chick print.
http://www.nearseanaturals.com./

PMOrganics has lots or organic fabric including one with the earth and stars.
http://www.pmorganics.com/
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