Sunday, April 22, 2007
Candlelight Valley Fabrics
Last week, I ordered fabric from Candlelight Valley Fabrics. They have a wonderful, informative web site. It's like a fabric encyclopedia. In addition to the usual information: width, content and care, they include a description of the fabric, the minimum sewing skill required, interfacing and underlining recommendations, how to prepare the fabric and even the recommend needle size! The feature I like best is the "Coordinating Fabrics" link. Clicking this link will display fabrics that coordinates with your selection. For someone who is color challenged, as I am, this feature is a godsend. If you want to see and feel the fabric before you buy, you can order big 6" x 6" swatches for $1.00 and the cost will be deducted from your next order. There is also a swatch service to which you can subscribe for $50.00 per year. I ordered lavender handkerchief linen for a summer outfit I'm planning and it arrived in less than a week. I'm very pleased with my initial purchase and the service I received.