I am so lucky to live near one of the most amazing fabric stores ever! It is called M&L Fabric, it is located in Buena Park, California, and it is huge. Seriously, people drive for miles and miles to come shop here and it's a hop, skip, and a freeway away from me.
I went the other day to get some tulle for a tutu for Maddie (more on that to follow) and I snapped some pics on the iPhone to share with you.
Here it is from the outside . . . large-ish looking, but unassuming . . .
And then you walk in side and oh my gosh. Acres of fabrics.
Ok, I am sure it isn't literal acres, but it feels like it.
Facing the front, the whole left side of the room is discounted fabrics, gorgeous, name brand stuff like Robert Kauffman marked down to $3, or $4 a yard depending on the row you are in . . . I have found some amazing deals in these sections.
Whole rows of flannel . . .
Solids . . . they have Kona solids, poplin, chambray . . .
The right side of the room is the "full price" fabrics, where you will find all of the lovely Moda prints . . .
Kauffman stripes or dots anyone?
Even Hawaiian . . .
Every novelty print you could possibly ever think of . . .
And some you couldn't possibly ever think of . . .
There are children's prints and holiday prints. The only drawback is that they don't carry Riley Blake, boo.
The back half of the room has the faux fur, the tulle, amazing sequined fabrics, silks . . .
And the stacks!
The stacks are rows upon rows of $2 a yard fabric, usually fabric that was cheaper to start with (although I have found some amazing stuff, for example, the toile I bought at $7 a yard ended up months later in the stacks!)
The second section has denim, corduroy, and even t-shirt and sweatshirt material.
There is also an amazing section of decorator weight fabrics that I managed to somehow miss taking a picture of because I was too busy checking out the Lake House fabrics.
Have I mentioned the trim section?
Or the notions section?
I could probably easily drop a grand (if I ever had a grand to spend on fabric, hey, a girl can dream) in just a few hours at M&L.
This is also one of Maddie and Jamie's favorite places to go. Maddie is very particular about fabrics, she likes to feel them, pick out her favorites, and hold the bolts in the cart. James likes lean out of the cart and run his hand over the bolts as we go down rows. They also are both fans of the lollipop jar at the register.
Have you been to M&L? Do you have anything like it near you? If not, what would you snag at M&L if you were to visit Buena Park? I'm still drooling over the Lake House lines!