Tuesday, March 30, 2010


As I mentioned in my last post, me and my friend Gladys, headed out Sunday morning to decorator fabric heaven,
I talked about this place here in this post.

Gladys needed some fabric for a couple new projects she's working on, and asked if I wanted to tag along. Well . . . how could I resist a trip to fabric heaven on earth??? The trip worked out well for me. I found a few more pieces of fabric to work in with my new color palette for my master bedroom.

This fabric . . .

is most likely going to be used to make some new Euro sham covers and part of the new covering for a small wing-back chair I have planned for the room.

Oh, I wish you could see it in person. It's so yummy and rich. Three days of cloudy, rainy weather resulting in bad natural light is not allowing the true richness and vibrancy of this pattern to be conveyed well in these photos.

I grabbed up just a yard of that sailcloth you see up there in the pic to add some solid to the all the patterns I'm adding. Not sure how I'm going to use it yet, but with the gazillion pillows I have planned for the bed's new ensemble, it'll come in handy somewhere!

This fabric . . .

I just had to have. I plan on making a lumbar-type pillow for the recliner I just covered using canvas dropcloth.

The girls working at TIA were happy to let me snap some pics. The told me to remind you all of the website, and that you can order fabric right on line. There's even a search function at the site so you can search for a particular fabric you may be having trouble finding.

Once you step through the doors, you're in total fabric nirvana . . .

There's Gladys getting her fabric cut.

They don't just sell fabric by the yard. You can shop for premade pillows, valances, table coverings, placemats, bedding, pillow forms and foam. They also sell small pieces of furniture, and soft furniture that can be custom covered using their custom upholstery services.

All fabrics are grouped by color. There are silks, damasks, tapestries, brocades, toile, outdoor fabric, sailcloth, etc.

When you visit this place, be prepared to spend some time. There is an unbelievable amount of fabric here. Sometimes it's mind-spinning. There's even a little TV area set up for the little ones whose mom's get lost in the sea of fabric bolts.

There are always new fabrics being stocked. Every time I visit, it feels like there's more and more rolls than the time before. I wonder if they're worried they'll grow out of the 16,500 square foot warehouse they're occupying now.

The selection of tassels and trims is amazing. If you can't find it here, then you might as well give up your search!

As mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, we're so lucky to have this place right in our backyard. It can be dangerous, though, for someone like me who tends to "collect" more fabric than I actually use in projects!

Thanks for visiting!
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Darlene said...

WOW that looks like a GREAT place for fabric junkies!!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This would absolutely be a day trip for me, Carla! Nothing else would get done the day I would go here! I would also probably spend way too much money. Love that they have some pre-made stuff, too.

Kerin said...

Holy Moly!
What a sight! I do love the fabric you found! If that store were within driving distance from my house, I'd have to put my self on a twelve step plan to stay away :)
Have a great day!

Gladys said...

You're sure "sneaky" with that camera!! We did have fun shopping for fabric -- the pictures certainly do the store justice. ...Now I just have to get started on my projects!! :)

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love that fabric you picked with the French script on it. I have a friend who use that same fabric as a shower curtain. Love it! Hope we get to see your pillow. Shopping for fabric is fun but can be overwhelming. Definitely helps to have a friend with you.

marie said...

Wow! I see about a dozen pieces I need!

The fabric you chose for your recliner pillow is wonderful!

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