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Dragon's Guide to Philly Fabrics
by Pat Ritter
I have been doing this list for over 10 years now.
Every year there is something new, often a new store comes and then the next year
(or two) it is gone. One of the major changes to this list is a response from the
e-mail I've received with a recurring theme - What about the suburbs?
Over time I have added a few stores here and there that are not on Fabric
Row. Due to popular request, I have expanded this to include stores that
are within a "reasonable" distance of Center City Philadelphia.
As always, I will not be including chain stores like JoAnn, Hancock, or
Rag Shop. The only "chain" I do include is Jo-Mar - if I didn't, I'd be
When you stop in, be sure to mention that you heard about them here!
Saturday is the busy day. Cash is always welcome. Please have Driver's License or other I.D. for checks. Some stores are cash only (but don't let this deter you!). As much information is given as possible. Any questions about a place, just call and they will be happy to answer your questions. Many Philadelphia stores are open late on Wednesday. Street parking is available, please be mindful of posted restrictions. If you are coming from outside the Philadelphia area, please be advised that they have recently re-numbered the exits and many online map services have not updated their records.
Credit Cards (a necessary evil):
MC - Master Card V - Visa D - Discover AX - American Express
MAC - Automatic Teller Card. May not accept NYCE, HONOR, or other ATM cards. Inquire.
Indicates a store that has not yet been visited/contaced/reviewed, but will be soon!
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