Exploring the World of Fabric at Michaels

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A Crafter’s Guide to Michaels’ Fabulous Fabric Selection

As a lifelong crafter and sewist, I absolutely love wandering the fabric aisles of craft stores in search of inspiration for my next project. There’s just something magical about being surrounded by bolts upon bolts of beautiful fabrics in every color, print, and texture imaginable! Of all the craft stores I’ve explored over the years, one of my favorites for fabric is Michaels. From apparel fabrics to quilting cottons, upholstery textiles to faux fur – Michaels offers an amazing variety of fabrics for all your crafting needs.

In this blog post, I’ll take you on a fabric lover’s tour of Michaels and share everything you need to know to take advantage of their fabulous fabric selection. Whether you’re looking to sew clothing, make home decor items, upholster furniture, piece a quilt, or take on any other fabric crafting project, you’re sure to find what you need at Michaels.

Apparel and Quilting Fabrics

The apparel and quilting fabric section is every sewist’s happy place! Here you’ll find hundreds of cotton prints, solids, batiks, knits, wovens, and more – all perfect for sewing garments or quilts.

Michaels carries fabric from top designers and brands like Timeless Treasures, Hoffman, Robert Kaufman, and Michael Miller Fabrics. The selection includes classics like small-scale florals, polka dots, checks, solids, and much more. Whether I’m sewing a sundress, skirt, or matching pillowcases, I can always find the perfect material at Michaels.

In addition to yardage, Michael’s has a nice assortment of pre-cut quilting fabrics like jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, and fat quarters. These are great for quilters looking to skip cutting and get straight to sewing. The variety of licensed prints at Michaels is amazing too – you can find fabrics featuring Disney princesses, Marvel superheroes, Sesame Street characters, and more.

If you need just a small amount of fabric, Michaels has a value area with remnants and quarter yards available at reduced prices. This is a great way to score designer fabrics on a budget.

Upholstery and Decor Fabrics

For home decor projects, Michaels has a wide selection of upholstery, drapery, and decor fabrics. Choose from elegant brocades, velvets, woven tapestries, canvas, linen, faux suede, and more. I was able to find the perfect vintage floral print to reupholster an accent chair, as well as burlap to make custom curtains for my living room.

In addition to yardage, Michaels stocks a variety of pre-cut home decor fabrics like table runners, placemats, pillow covers, and fabric by the panel. This is a quick and easy way to give your home a fresh new look without any sewing required!

Whether you want to make accent pillows, recover dining room chairs, sew drapes, or create any other home decor project, you’re sure to uncover the perfect textiles in the upholstery and decor section.

Specialty and Seasonal Fabrics

One of my favorite things about Michaels is their collection of unique specialty and seasonal fabrics. Here you can find satin, tulle, mesh, lamé, sequins, lace, faux fur, leatherette, canvas and more. It’s a costumer’s dream come true!

Around the holidays, the selection expands even further with themed fabrics. Look for Halloween prints, Christmas florals, Hanukkah plaids, Easter pastels, patriotic prints and more. I love using these fabrics to create decorations, gifts, accessories, costumes and more to celebrate the season.

Flannels, Fleece & Craft Fabrics

Cozy up with the selection of flannel and fleece fabrics at Michaels! These soft, warm fabrics are perfect for pajamas, shirts, blankets, accessories and more. Choose from a range of solids, buffalo plaids, and printed flannels.

Michaels also offers a variety of craft fabrics like burlap, canvas, felt, vinyl and more for crafts like tote bags, flower pots, organizer bins, accessories, banners, and so much more. Both the flannels and craft fabrics come in convenient pre-cut squares, making projects quick and easy.

Notions and Sewing Supplies

Any sewist knows you can never have too many sewing notions! At Michaels, you’ll find a nice assortment of useful tools and supplies to complement your fabric purchases. Stock up on thread, zippers, trims, elastic, interfacing, seam tape, and more. They also offer sew-on woven labels so you can add a professional finishing touch to your handmade creations.

I especially appreciate that Michaels carries fabric care products – like washable glue, seam sealant, and Thermo-Web Heat n’ Bond. This helps keep my projects looking their best over time.

For garment sewing, be sure to grab a pack of hand-sewing needles, straight pins, seam rippers, sewing machine needles, and other basics. Michaels has you covered!

Helpful Services for Fabric Projects

To make your fabric purchases even easier, Michaels offers a few handy services in-store. If you need more or less yardage than is on the bolt, take advantage of fabric cutting. Just bring your cut order to the cutting counter and they’ll custom cut it for you.

If you’re unsure how a fabric will look in your home, Michaels has fabric samples available in store. These handy swatches make it easy to see a fabric’s true color and texture before purchase.

And if you find yourself mid-project with a question on working with a particular fabric, the employees at Michaels are always happy to help! With so many experienced crafters on staff, they are a wealth of knowledge when you need fabric project advice.

Convenience of Online Shopping

As much as I love browsing the aisles, sometimes it’s just easier to shop online. Michaels offers the ability to purchase a huge selection of their fabrics on Michaels.com. Browse by fabric type, color, theme, brand, and more to easily find what you need for your next project.

Many of the fabrics are available by the yard or in pre-cut bundles. And if you need just a fat quarter or two, they have plenty of options for smaller cuts as well. You can have your fabric order conveniently shipped to your door!

Michaels also has a great selection of downloadable sewing patterns and eBooks featuring their exclusive fabrics. I love being able to instantly purchase patterns that perfectly complement the fabrics I buy.

Michaels Fabric Savings Tips

Shopping for fabric on a budget? Here are some of my best tips for savings at Michaels:

  • Check for sales, coupons and weekly ads either in your mailbox or online
  • Sign up for the rewards program to earn points towards discounts
  • Look for markdowns and clearance fabrics to score deals
  • Take advantage of value packs of notions when stocking up
  • Buy pre-cut bundles like quilt packs to maximize your yardage
  • Shop remnants for smaller cuts and quantities at reduced costs
  • Download eBooks when on sale for low-priced patterns to match your fabric
  • Ask about price matching if you see a better deal somewhere else

With a little strategic shopping, you can stock up on beautiful fabrics from Michaels without breaking the bank!

Final Thoughts on Michaels Fabrics

Well, we’ve reached the end of this fabric lover’s tour of the textile offerings at Michaels. As you can see, Michaels is truly a one-stop shop for all types of fabrics, from apparel cottons to upholstery textiles and everything in between. Whether you’re an avid sewist, dedicated quilter, DIY home decorator, or casual crafter, Michaels has the fabric you need for every project.

I hope this guide provides helpful inspiration and information for unlocking the potential of Michaels’ fabric selection. The next time inspiration for a sewing, quilting, or crafting project strikes, I highly recommend heading to Michaels and letting your creativity run wild! From quality fabrics to notions and sewing supplies, you’re sure to find everything you need and have fun along the way. Happy fabric hunting!

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