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Fabric Stores in Tucson

Audry | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Does anyone know of any good fabric stores in the Tucson, AZ area?  I did a search and came up with several, but it would be good to know if they are worth visiting.  The descriptions weren’t very thorough.

 

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  1. anneelsberry | | #1

    Here's the best I know -- Leandro's on Tanque Verde Road (Eastside, just north of Speedway) has a wonderful selection of high-end designer silks, wools, and Sea Island Cottons.  A wonderful place to go and touch.  They do a great business in custom-made clothing, especially formal-wear.  Next down the line is Buttons 'n Bolts at Campbell and Ft. Lowell (Central).  Joyce stocks a great selection of designer ends, linens, rayons and silks, as well as good cotton knits and a fairly extensive collection of bridal fabrics.  There are a few quilting stores -- including one next to Leandro's whose name escapes me and a new one called Bella Quiltworks on Broadway near the Park Place Mall.  The Bernina dealership on Speedway also has some quilting fabrics, but I've never been impressed

    There are also the usual JoAnn's and Hancocks; not worth your time, though.  If you're interested in knitting or handwork, Purl's is very nice for yarn and The West (a charity shop) has great needlepoint and embroidery supplies.  Also, Decorator Fabrics at 5th and Tucson Blvd has very nice home dec things.

    Let me know if you need any more info on Tucson (especially great Mexican food).  I love my town.

    1. Audry | | #2

      Great recommendations.  I do not quilt or knit, just sew for myself and our home (just completed kitchen, dining and living room curtains in southwestern patterns and they look super).  I also believe if you have seen one Jo Ann's, you have seen them all.  I will print this to take on our journey.  We are heading down from North Phoenix soon to visit one of our favorite places, the Desert Museum.  And, we are always open to suggestions for great Mexican food.  We are regulars at Macayo's here in town, but we are always looking for those small, out-of-the-way places that have wonderful food.  Tucson is a very nice place.  Thank you for the fabric info. 

      Audie

         

      1. anneelsberry | | #3

        Three restaurant recommendations not too far from the Desert Museum -- Mosaic Cafe at Grant and Silverbell, Cafe Poca Cosa downtown at Broadway and Scott, and Pico de Gallo down on 6th Ave, between 22nd and 29th.  All are fairly easy to get to if you come back from the Museum over Gate's Pass, coming into town on Speedway.

        1. Audry | | #4

          WOW!  I just wanted to let you know that I visited Buttons 'n Bolts yesterday.  What beautiful fabric!  The sample garments on display were an inspriration.   It was a great showcase of not only the available fabrics, but also completed garments from a number of the incredibly creative pattern lines such as ReVisons, Design & Sew, and The Cutting Line.  This shop is well worth the drive from Phoenix to add to my stash.  On my next visit, I will check out Leandro's.  Also, we ducked into Cafe Poca Cosa for lunch.  That will also go on my "must revisit" list. 

          Thank you for the recommendations.   

          1. anneelsberry | | #5

            Glad you liked them.  Leandro's is sort of like Couture Fabrics in Old Town Scotsdale, except with a much larger selection.

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