Cotton fabrics from some of our favorite sources.
This is an updated version of the source list in our book, All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook. We update the list each time we print the book, but as soon as the ink is dry, something changes. We no longer sell the updated source list because we can post it here for free.
This list was updated Oct. 8, 2013.
c/o NearSea Naturals
2004-U Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC 28804
Sells 100% organic cotton fabrics produced entirely in the United States. Wide range of wovens and knits, plus an interesting assortment of "eco-friendly" notions. Phone: 877-573-2913.
Baltazor Fabric Boutique, LLC
P.O. Box 8116, Metairie, LA 70011
Delicate laces and fine cotton fabrics, including batiste, broadcloth, lawn, voile, organdy and piqué, plus hard-to-find Sea Island cotton. Order online or by phone: 504-832-0101.
Batiks Etcetera and Sew What Fabrics
460 East Main Street, Wytheville, VA 24382
Authentic hand-waxed batiks and hand-painted fabrics from around the world, plus an interesting selection of handwoven fabrics, such as ikats and stripes. Toll-free: 800-228-4573.
146 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Four-floor retail store with floor-to-ceiling displays of fabric of all fibers. Small fee for custom sampling to mail-order customers who provide very specific details about the types of fabrics they seek. Phone: 415-392-2910.
The Cotton Club
106 N. 6th - B5, Boise, ID 83702
All-cotton prints and solids for quilting and other projects. Phone: 208-345-5567.
Dharma Trading Co.
1604 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901
Ready-to-dye fabrics, clothing blanks and supplies for textile artists. Sells bleached and unbleached versions of some fabrics. Cotton inventory includes fleece, French terry, duck, gauze, interlock, jersey, poplin, ribbing, sheeting and others. Toll-free: 800-542-5227.
Emma One Sock
566 Cardinal Drive
Dresher, PA 19025
Wide variety of quality fabrics of all fibers, including cotton prints, knits and novelties. Many fabrics are from designer cutting rooms. Inventory changes quickly. Phone and fax: 215-542-1082.
The Fabric Depot
700 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233
Extensive selection of popular fabrics of all fibers. Wholesale discounts available on full bolts. Also handles mail order and special requests. Large warehouse-style store is worth a visit. Toll-free: 888-896-1478.
Route 25B, P.O. Box 1618, Centre Harbor, NH 03226
Extensive inventory of quilting fabrics and supplies. Bills itself as the largest quilting store in America, with more than 10,000 bolts of fabric. If you visit their store, you can admire (and buy) hundreds of handmade quilts from all over the United States. Toll-free: 800-525-8086.
Mill End Store
9701 SE McLoughlin Boulevard, Portland, OR 97222
Extensive selection of fashion fabrics of all fibers, plus home-decorating fabrics and upholstery. Plain and fancy cottons are abundant. Discounts available to qualified buyers. Large warehouse-style store is worth a visit -- tour buses are common. A second store is located in Beaverton. Phone: 503-786-1234.
Philips Boyne Corp.
135 Rome Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Large collection of imported and domestic cotton shirtings, including broadcloth, oxford cloth, pinpoint oxford, novelty weaves, tone-on-tone and yarn-dyed strikes, checks and plaids. Small fee for set of samples. Phone: 631-755-1230.
Rupert, Gibbon & Spider, Inc.
P.O. Box 425, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Organic cottons, undyed fabrics, dyes, paints and supplies for textile artists. Free catalog. Samples available for a small fee. Discounts on full bolts and large orders. Toll-free: 800-442-0455.
Sawyer Brook Distinctive Fabrics
P.O. Box 1800, Clinton, MA 01510
Annual fee for seasonal mailings of fine fabrics from Italy, France and elsewhere. Specializes in fabrics made from natural fibers. Carries Liberty of London and Viyella cottons. Oversized samples are nicely presented and packaged with care so you won't get them mixed up. Service is friendly and fast. Toll-free: 800-290-2739.
234 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018
Wholesale source of cotton fabrics to qualified buyers only. Extensive inventory of domestic and imported cottons in many different weaves, weights and colors. Toll-free: 800-223-2031.
Stonemountain & Daughter Fabrics
2518 Shattuck Avenue at Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Independent fabric store with two floors of mostly natural fibers, including a whole roomful of cottons from around the world. Swatches available. Phone: 510-845-6106.
415 Delaware Avenue, P.O. Box 26, West Pittiston, PA 18643
Prewashed, resin-free fabrics of cotton and other fibers that are ready to dye, paint, print and finish. Carries a wide variety of different types of cotton fabrics, all of which are white or natural in color. Samples available for a small fee. Phone: 570-603-0432.
P.O. Box 55, Brooks, CA 95606
Cotton fibers, yarns and fabrics made from FoxFibre®, naturally colored cottons developed by Sally Fox. Colors are earthy browns and greens, along with whites and ivories. Most FoxFibre® is organically grown and sold to clothing manufacturers, but woven and knit yardage is available. Phone: 530-796-3388.
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