curtain material / fabric?

joss-1July 11, 2009

Hi, On tv I've seen designers/home owners go through thick books of fabric and material swatches, does anyone know the type of store that would have them? I've looked in a JoAnn Fabrics Superstore, but nothing really caught my eye. I'm looking for some curtain and pillow material. I want a large repeat, maybe floral or tropical, but a "Modern" one and nothing too feminine. Vintage material use to have some interesting designs, but hard to find now a days. Any ideas? Thank you. Jos

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The larger Joann's have hanging fabric samples that are special order only. These are decorator fabrics.
Or you could go to a decorator and look at their books.
Kathy G in MI

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 9:06PM
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Some Hancock's fabric stores have a decorator department.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 10:29AM
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Stores that offer home decor made to order (curtains, slipcovers, etc.)have those swatch books. & yeah - interior decorators have 'em for sure....

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 11:06AM
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Thank you for your help. I'm in the Fort Lauderdale area and I must be doing the wrong online searches. I've called a couple of Interior Designers, but getting an answer from them was difficult because they spend the entire conversation trying to make an appointment at my house when all I want is to look through their book of samples. I will keep trying, eventually something will come up. Thanks again. Jos

    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 4:09PM
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Hancock's of Paducah (not the same company as Hancock's) - has on-line catalogue and will send you an actual catalogue - very good quality fabric.


    Bookmark   July 12, 2009 at 6:23PM
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If you're in Florida, check They have home dec fabric and multiple locations in FL.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 7:51AM
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another vote for Boca Bargoons and a link to Calico Corners.

Here is a link that might be useful: live link

    Bookmark   July 13, 2009 at 10:32AM
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Another vote for Boca Bargoons!!!!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 12:08AM
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