Many home sewing projects like tablecloths, curtains, and duvet covers call for extra wide fabric. This fabric is not always easy to find in physical stores; most fabric stores only carry a small collection of fabric in larger sizes. In a pinch, you can use seams to join two or more pieces of fabric to get the width you need, but this is costly, time-consuming, and results in noticeable seams on your finished product. Other crafters may opt for using bedsheets or simply settling for a fabric that wouldn't otherwise be their first choice.
If you have the time to wait, the best way to get extra wide fabric for sewing projects is to order it online. You'll have more patterns and colors to choose from than you'll find in stores, so you can get exactly what you want––the only downside is paying for shipping and having the patience for the fabric to arrive at your home after you order it.
All of the sites listed here carry extra wide fabric in a variety of colors, patterns, and grains for all types of projects. Many also carry home decorating fabric for curtains, drapes, and bedding, as well as extra-wide backing fabric used for making quilts.
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Joann Fabric and Crafts
Joann Fabric and Crafts is a popular brick and mortar store, but if you don’t live near one or yours doesn’t carry what you need, the online store has no shortage of great extra wide fabric options. The store carries flannel that is 90-inches-by-20-yards in assorted neutral colors. They also have a 100 percent cotton unbleached muslin that is 120 inches wide and Roc-Lon 100 percent cotton bleached muslin that is 90 inches wide. They offer frequent coupon codes, so sign up for their email list or scour the internet for current deals before making a purchase.
Joann carries many drapery and home decorating fabrics, but you will have to look at the description of each fabric on its product page to find its exact width.
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Fabric.com has a fantastic collection of extra wide fabric for almost any home decorating need. Do some digging in their different product categories and you can find some real treasures. Like Joann, Fabric.com has frequent promotions and coupon codes to take advantage of, and if you're deciding between a few different options for your project, you can order swatches to help you make your choice.
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Also known as BestFabricStore.com, Warehouse Fabrics Inc. offers a fantastic variety of colors for extra wide sheeting and muslin fabrics, available in widths from 90 to 108 inches for seamless projects.
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A large selection of drapery, flannel, percale, and tablecloth fabric is available from Inweave Fabric in extra wide sizes.