I believe I actually found the cheapest price on Amazon.com for $38 for 25 yards, compared to $55 - $60 at most other locations. I really enjoyed saving a good $20ish on something I would most definitely be using a lot!
Why would you ever need a bolt of fabric?
1)You may be wondering when you should buy a bolt of something and honestly, it really depends on your needs. For me, I always seemed to run out of stabilizer for embroidering or monogramming and I got really tired of having to run to the store all the time to get it, usually buying it when it wasn't on sale. Having a bolt of it will make my life so much easier AND save me money.
2)You may need to consider also ordering a bolt of something when you, obviously, need a whole bunch of fabric. I am currently in the process of sewing some curtains for a client and due to the size of her windows, I needed a lot of fabric. Ordering a bolt in her case is worthwhile so that I can not only cut the fabric at the length I want to use, but also to save some money.
And just to let you in on a little secret.... I have REALLY played around with the idea of eventually having an online fabric store one day on DBS. I have been doing my research and am trying to find out if this is a market I want to venture into.
There are some definite advantages and those would be that I would be able to have another source of income, find and sell fabric that I think is cute, and be able to have a more practical and larger avenue for actually helping families who are adopting. Can you imagine how neat it would be to have a portion of EVERY fabric sale be donated to saving orphans!? I get the butterflies just thinking about it. However, there are some drawbacks that I can see, too...
- Storing the bolts in my small house
- Getting stuck with fabric that for some reason didn't end up selling well
- Taking over my limited time, if I were always having to single handedly cut, package, and mail out fabric order after fabric order.