Last month I spent some time in Portland, Oregon, as blogged before. My mom, two aunts and I spent a day shopping for fabric. We kicked off our tour with Bolt, which I wrote about last. Next up was Fabric Depot all the way out on SE 122nd Ave:
Pictured from upper left: a sizable remnant of Meadowsweet; a nice little green dot remnant; two 1/2 yd cuts from Lizzy Dish; and another anonymous remnant of Kona solid.
I bought more than 3 yards for around $20. Dang! The remnant section is the place to be; these pieces of fabric are some kind of insane deal. 50% off maybe? Fabric Depot is a vast and overwhelming store, containing fabric of all types. Much of their offerings are quilting-weight cotton, grouped by collection or designer, sometimes manufacturer, and eventually by theme.
Fabric Depot is not a quilt shop per se and as such does not have that welcoming, inspiring atmosphere. It's bustling and warehouse-like with long lines at cutting and checkout, but that's the cost of buying fabric on the cheap! Their fabric seems to always be on sale a little, and it's a good place to go if you have an idea of what you are looking for. Chances are Fabric Depot has it, and at a discounted price.