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A Trip to Joplin Leads to a Fabric Haul

If you take a look around my sewing room you’d probably say that I’m in no need for fabric. You’d be right! However, while antiquing back in May that really didn’t stop me from coming home more than I really should. 

Joplin Antiquing

I’ve said in many other blog posts that my favorite place to go fabric shopping is in Joplin, Missouri at all the antique store between here (Tulsa) and there. 

Antique stores, flea markets, and thrift stores is where I buy the majority of all my fabric. The prices can’t be beat at about $1 a yard. 

Sharing one of my largest fabric hauls in quite a while. I'll share all the fabric and where I thrifted these great finds.
Just look at some of these great finds

However, you have to buy the full amount of fabric, which often means I come home with anywhere from 3 to 6 to 15 yards in some cases. So, yes I have a lot of fabric but at that price can you blame me. 

The Shops

As usual, we made our way to Joplin by passing through Kansas. Along the way, we stopped at a handful of antique shops which I’ll list below. I always try to share the website or Facebook page for the shops I stop at but not all of these places have an online presence. 

The Fabric 

As you can see by the video I got a lot of fabric and while I do plan to eventually (sometime in my lifetime) plan to do something with it all.

I could go on and on about each fabric and the plans I have for each, or the plans I don’t have for others. However, I think the video best illustrates to the vastness of the fabric I recently got and all my crazy ideas for most of it. 

Though I don’t have concrete plans for everything, and of course the plans I do have are liable to change. So, with that said I’d love to hear in the comments below if you have any ideas suggestions or comments about any of the fabric in the haul. 

Sharing one of my largest fabric hauls in quite a while. I'll share all the fabric and where I thrifted these great finds.

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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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