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"Fabric Mart, how can I help you?"

We receive a lot of phone calls at Fabric Mart and have noticed our customers have the same questions and concerns.  To help you we made a list of our most frequently asked questions:  http://www.impactlearning.com/telephone-etiquette/ 1. Why can’t I order swatches of the fabric offered on the Fabric Mart website? Because we buy relatively small yardages from designers and manufacturers, our fabric sells out very quickly. Therefore, we would not be able to ensure that the fabric you requested would still be available. We try to provide the best description possible of the fabric instead and offer a 100% guarantee if you are not satisfied with the fabric. 2. How is Fabric Mart different from other online stores? We buy overstocks from manufacturers and designers. This allows us to keep costs down on great apparel fabric. 3. Can I add to my order after it is placed? This is discouraged due to how quickly the fabric moves. Adding to your order will delay your processing a

Inspiration: Halloween Crafts

Painted White Pumpkins Getting ready for your Halloween and Fall festivities?  Here are some fun DIY ( Do It Yourself ) that anyone can do :) Be sure to check out our Pinterest , we have a pin board dedicated just for Fall Sewing & Crafts Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/fmfabrics/fall-sewing-crafts/ For the kids: DIY Halloween Trick or Treat Buckets Monster Doll Sewing Pattern PDF Easy DIY Monster Cookies For your Party / Home Decor: DIY Spider Tablecloth DIY Party Felt Banner DIY Ghost Party Decor For the Costumes: Make bird wings! Batman Costume Pattern Ladybug Costume Pattern So go get started decorating for your party and look for more inspiration on our Pinterest ! Halloween Crafts for Everyone! Happy Crafting!

Guest Post: Grace from You by Grace

I have something special for you on the blog today!  Meet my friend Grace from You by Grace is here to show you some of her favorite trends for this season. I met Grace through Char Photography and loved her personal style from the very first minute. I was thrilled with excitement when I saw that Grace was going to be working with Char as a stylist. I began following her blog and Pinterest immediately! I highly recommend you do too! Hi, My name is Grace. I am a stylist. I am passionate about creating, fashion, color, art, and beauty. As I tend to follow the the fashion trends, I personally feel that fashion isn’t fashion without putting your own twist to it. Owning what you wear and how you wear it. If it is adding something you love to a “trend” or minimizing the “trend” to make it your own, I feel that is what makes it YOURS. I love originality, and I believe that is what makes true style. I work for a phenomenal Photographer, Char ( http://www.charphotography. com

At Fabric Mart: Anna Sui Fabric is Here!

Designs by Anna Sui Anna Sui is one of the most well-known designers in fashion today being named one of the top five fashion icons of the decade. Her timeless designs and wild prints have earned the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA. Like many fashion students Anna Sui began at Parsons. After school she started out by designing clothing out of her apartment. With only $300 in her savings she quit her job and ran a business from  a corner in her living room. Anna Sui, Fashion Designer  What an inspiring story! How many of you are in the same situation right now? Don't give up, you could be just as successful as Anna Sui someday! Find Anna Sui fabric on FabricMartFabrics.com !  Here are a few of Anna Sui's designs: Below the images are links to the fabric we have that are currently online. Anna Sui Reversible Plaid Novelty Weave Wool Suiting - CSD5244  SOLD OUT Anna Sui Abstract Boucle - CPA5245   SOLD OUT Anna-Sui Floral Geom

Our Wholesale Division: Textile Trade Shows!

Do you have a business, but have a hard time finding the fabric you need? Have no fear, Fabric Mart Wholesale is here! If you are a designer, fabric store or small clothing manufacturer, you need to check out our wholesale website at: www.FabricMartWholesale.com . The wholesale division carries a different selection of fabric than the retail website. If you can purchase 12 or more yards of fabric (12 yards of ONE continuous piece of fabric, or a bolt) and you are a business, email Julie now. She will assist you finding the fabric you need. Our stock constantly changes, so even if we can't help you now, you never know what deal is coming up next! Did you know there are textile trade shows catering to small designers and fabric stores? No need to feel overwhelmed at the huge fabric shows with companys forcing you to purchase 2000 yards or more! We just came back from the International Textile Expo in Las Vegas. Normally held in March and September, it is a one-stop shop for

At Fabric Mart: Our Costume Choices

If Fabric Mart were having a Hallowen Party,  what would you dress up as? Gabby: Poison Ivy Lisa: Jasmine Kaitlin: Walrus Jen: Crazy Cat Lady Amy: Black Cat Christine: Witch Sandy: Pink Chicken Chris: Cat Woman Brett: Grimm Reaper Sharon: Snow White Lisa: Baby Bunny Julie: German Girl What are you going to be for Halloween? Make a costume for you, a friend, or a family member and then show us your costume by entering our Halloween Costume Contest to win a $100 gift certificate to shop at Fabric Mart. Entries are due November 1st, 2012.

Inspiration: Decorate a Pumpkin!

Pumpkin decorating has been taken to new levels in the 21st Century! I'm only 26, but when we decorated pumpkins "back in the day", we either painted them or carved out the basic eyes, nose and mouth. Today there are so many different supplies and fresh ideas, that the traditional pumpkin almost seems boring. So here are a few fabric-minded pumpkin decorating ideas to spice up your fall and Halloween decor! All of these pictures were found on Pinterest. An elegant pumpkin! We have a wide variety of laces right now.  Click on the links below to see some of my suggestions: CXB5040 - Anna Sui Puckered Floral Stripe Lace in Black   SOLD OUT UUD4496 Fishnet-look Lace in Black    SOLD OUT So sweet! Of course depending on your style and your stash, your pumpkin may look different. Decoupage strips of fabric to a pumpkin for a patchwork look. Click on the links below for some recommendations: CED4960 Cotton Sateen: In the Autumn Trees   SOLD OUT SP

Feature: Glamtastik

When browsing the web for creativity and inspiration we came across a line of work you don't see everyday. Glamtastik, is a business that we found specializing in designing custom corset dresses for special occasions. The line up of costumes,  dance wear, bridal and prom really sparked our interest. Angela Pilat, is the owner/designer of Glamtastik.  Angela Pilat has been creating custom corset dresses as well as being a  professional  photographer for over ten years. Not to mention being a professional model and make up artist as well. With all of her creativity, she not only does a lot but she does it admirably. Two very accomplished business' while also being a mother and wife.  We were motivated to ask a few more questions to get to know more about Glamtastik, so read on and enjoy getting to know about this thriving business.  Inside the store at Glamtastik in Frenchtown, NJ Copyright Angela Pilat Photography When did you start and what made you want to desig

Halloween Costume Announcement.

Do you hear those eery noises too?  No, they're not screaming because they are scared. They're excited.  Why?  Because Fabric Mart is giving them a chance to win $100 to spend on fabric!   You might have already seen it on Facebook or received your invitation with your recent order.  Maybe you thought, "This can't be? Can it be true?!" At last! It is true! And it is simple! All you need to do is order fabric from Fabric Mart ( www.fabricmartfabrics.com ) or visit us at our location in Sinking Spring, PA and make a Halloween costume for yourself, a family member or a friend.  Photograph that bad boy on either your model or a mannequin and email it right on over to fabricmartblog@gmail.com including your Name , Invoice Number for the fabric you ordered , the Pattern used (if any!), and Who the costume is for.  All entries are due by November 1st, 2012 and must be sent to the blog by 11:59 pm EST.  We are offering two categorie