A fabulous online find


A friend of mine recently posted about a “new-to-her” online fabric store, Banksville Designer Fabrics, and since I love new fabric sources, I decided to check them out. Boy, am I am glad I did! I gave them a call a few weeks back, and asked for a set of shirting swatches for my DH, as well as some silk charmeuse and silk taffeta samples for my online wedding accessory store. I talked with a lovely lady named Lori, and she was both incredibly helpful as well as patient while I talked thru what I was interested in seeing from their current inventory.

I couldn’t wait to get my swatches, and I was not disappointed when they arrived within just a few days. Look at the size of these samples, people! Actually big enough to really see the fabric texture, color, and drape – awesome! Already happy with this new supplier. 🙂

Lori had told me they didn’t have many shirtings in the colors I was looking for, but I was very happy with two of the swatches. Both the fabrication and the price were spot on, so ordering those two was a no-brainer. Good price, beautiful silky cotton, done. I also thought their selection of silk charmeuse and silk taffeta was was quite good – definitely better than what I can find locally. I called Lori immediately, and placed my first order last Monday. My new fabric arrived yesterday, and I am THRILLED. The shirting is already washed, dried, and ready for cutting out, and I hope to get some new silk sashes up on my Etsy store later this week.  Thank you Lori!!

My suggestion for today: call them (203-846-1333). I am pretty sure you will be glad you did. Happy sewing!

Maris Olsen

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