Claire Grunstein’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award & Upcoming Appearances

Fabrics That Go is one of the oldest businesses in Arizona. A big part of this resilience through the years is the Founder of Fabric that Go, Claire Grunstein. Without a hint of slowing down, Claire is in her 90's and still works at the store 30 hours a week. Claire has seen Arizona grow before her eyes as she continues to grow her thriving Tucson fabric business. She adapts to new trends & technology to keep her business flourishing.

72 years in the business


Arizona businesses come & go, but Fabrics That Go has stayed strong over the years.  Because of her humble beginnings, Claire has appreciated the simplest things in life. At 16, she got out of school and worked secretarial jobs in New York. Working across the street from the New York Library, she had the opportunity of learning from their many books. She started her obsession of fabric and fashion as Lord & Taylor was also on the same street.

She met her husband, Herman, at a ball in New York. They married in 1954 and had two sons who are actively part of the business. Herman supported Claire and her love for fabrics as they built the company from the ground-up. 

Currently, Fabrics that Go has a 13,000 square foot store, with more than 10,000 bolts of fabrics around the world, along with a fully functional online store, where inventory is added daily. 

Entrepreneur of the Year


As a businesswoman of today, Claire will be honored as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ready Set Go Foundation on September 27, at the Biltmore Hotel for her contribution to the Arizona Community and becoming an inspiration to business owners. Her achievements in business are encouraging and inspiring entrepreneurs of all generations. 

Ready Set Go (RSG) Foundation is an organization that aims to help women, the underserved, and veteran entrepreneurs. They empower and educate people to become financially independent, and to help build income for their families through business ownership.

To learn more, visit rsgsummit.org.

Watch Out for Claire’s Upcoming Appearances


Claire will also be interviewed by Arizona’s Trusted Home Improvement Resource Rosie on the House, and will by featured on Tucson’s Local News Segment KGUN 9 On Your Side as well. Stay Tuned- Dates to be determined and announced.

Quality Upholstery & Drapery Services in Tucson, AZ


Want to revamp your patio with outdoor drapery? Or simply want to get an old furniture reupholstered? Drop by our store at 3105 N Campbell Ave., and browse thousands of outdoor & upholstery-grade fabric. You'll be sure to find one that's right for you. Click the button below to upload photos of your project and get a FREE QUOTE today.

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Inspiration Our Projects


Thinking of giving your home or old furniture a facelift? Browse through some of our finished projects for inspiration!


Get Home Fabric Project Inspiration, Tips, & Fabrics That Go Updates!


Fabrics That Go loves to connect with fabric lovers all over the world! Subscribe to receive bi-monthly emails that highlight new fabric collections, home project ideas, decorating tips, and more!

We take pride in being part of your journey in designing your home, turning your vision into reality. From upholstery to drapery, and everything in between- we bring you Happiness By The Yard.

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Ready to redesign your home?  Fabrics That Go has over 10,000 bolts of fabric IN-STOCK to choose from, and can do quality custom upholstery  and custom drapery based on your needs and specifications. Outside of Arizona? Order online NOW for fabric shipped directly to your door!


Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

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Claire’s 92nd Birthday Sale

Happy Birthday Claire!

Come in and celebrate our beloved Claire and her 92 years! Come in Friday, July 12th or Saturday, July 13th for cake & lemonade.

We will be showcasing fabric on upholstered furniture available for purchase. 

Celebrating 74 Years of Inspiring Home Decor. Get up to 70% off on all fabrics.

Claire, the founder of Fabrics That Go, has contributed so much to the Tucson community as one of its most active local business owners. Come see us as we celebrate Claire’s birthday with a massive sale from July 12-16, 2019. 
*Sale In Store Only

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Our History

The story of Fabrics That Go is really a history lesson of the American textile industry. Robert Grunstein, Claire’s son who has since taken over the day to day operations likes to tell the family history in the fabric industry. “My grandfather started the business in 1945 in Paterson, NJ, which was silk capital of the US, after doing the fabric business for 74 years on the East Coast, my parents thought to retire to Tucson.”

Claire remembers the first night she arrived by plane in Tucson with her late husband Herman. “I’ve never been farther than Pennsylvania so it was big,” Claire recounts. “We landed at night, the city was sparkling. I’ve never seen anything like it. We woke up in the morning and I looked at my husband and said I think I’m in paradise, what am I doing in New Jersey I have to move here!”

Although their intention was to retire, after a month of playing tennis they opened a small hobby store together in Tucson by the late 70s. Claire remembered it “like a closet, this was even smaller than our store in New Jersey.” Before long they moved to a larger store and landed at the store they’ve occupied for the last couple decades on 3105 N Campbell.

Today, Fabrics That Go carries the largest selection of Southwest fabrics in the world and attract customers from throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and as far away as Italy for their unique home fabrics. Despite being in the same industry for her whole life, Claire and her son Robert still has a strong passion for the business, and it starts with their customers. “I love the customer’s,” Claire said, “I want them to be happy, because when you’re fixing up your house and you are making it pretty, it should make you happy.”

Claire, and the rest of the staff will be on hand this Friday & Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm with cake, lemonade and a smile to help customers find their perfect fabrics. If you are lucky, you can catch one of her many fabric stories from the last 22 years on Campbell Avenue. Even if you can’t make it in on Friday or Saturday, stop by soon, there is a good chance you can see Claire when you visit, she still works around 30 hours a week even as she turns 92 this year.

Fabrics That Go, a Family Owned, Local Business

Keeping family values in mind, we back to the community whenever we can. Fabrics That Go supports local culture by showcasing the largest collection of Southwestern fabric, and by providing quality craftsmanship with upholstery and drapery services.

To learn more about Fabrics That Go’s place in American textile history read about Our Humble Beginnings.

Share our love for Fabric

Looking for ways to improve your home with fabric? We regularly update our blog with tips, tricks, and guides to help you transform your home.


Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

Please provide your information if you are interested in Adult Sewing Classes at Fabrics That Go.

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Spring 2019 Store-Wide Sale

SPRING STORE-WIDE SALE

This spring, get 25% (or More) OFF 5 yards of remnant pieces. 

This 3-month sale will feature remnant fabrics that can be used for dining room chairs, pillows, ottomans, shower curtains, and table runners. There are hundreds of fabrics on the end caps of every aisle in their colors and their styles.

Mention this ad or the code words 'support local' to gain discounts.

Fabrics That Go

Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Velvets are back. 

We have a gorgeous collection of upholstery grade, highest quality and latest fashion colors.

3105 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

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Store-wide Sale EXTENDED!

STORE-WIDE SALE EXTENDED!

Holiday shopping just got better! As thanks to our Tucson community for shopping local, we're extending our store-wide sale until the end of the year! Until December 31, 2018, you can get 10-50% discount from Fabrics That Go.

Enjoy 15 percent off of custom upholstery labor with fabric purchase. Southwestern and outdoor fabrics included. Mention this ad or the code words 'support local' to gain discounts. This is your chance to take home a piece of Tucson's history. We have thousands of fabric bolts to choose from!

Fabrics That Go

Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Velvets are back. 

We have a gorgeous collection of upholstery grade, highest quality and latest fashion colors.

3105 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

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DIY Designs For The Holidays

Thanksgiving has ended and the season of giving has begun. With the holidays coming around, make sure your home has all the right touches for your family traditions. If you want a customized touch to your decor, think about these DIY designs to make for your home.

FABRIC WREATHS


If you’d like to use some extra scrap fabric, consider making a fabric wreath. Not only will it be less cleanup than a fresh wreath, but it can be used for many holidays to come! Fabric wreaths are extremely easy to make and require no sewing. See how easy it is with this tutorial by Buy This Cook That.

HOLIDAY THEMED PILLOWS


Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or another holiday, it’s simple to create a pillow that falls into the theme of your holiday.

It can be as simple as a color scheme or you can use a pattern. To combine simple and a theme, try red and white stripes for festive candy cane pillows!

CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS


Creating your own Christmas stockings could become a family tradition. DIY stockings would be unique, and fairly easy to make.

They will hold toys, trinkets and family memories. If you’re looking for a great tutorial to follow along with, check out this tutorial by Happy At Home.

TREE SKIRT


When decorating for the holidays, you can’t skip the Christmas tree skirt. By making this a DIY project, you get to choose what style you want that you may not be able to find at a store and adorn it with decorations like tassels, sequins, etc.

If you’re looking for the best patterns and colors, take a trip to Tucson-based Fabrics That Go. With holiday spirit abound, owners Claire and Bob love helping their Tucson community and have been doing so for 74 years. The staff at the store can help reupholster your furniture for the upcoming holiday festivities. While you’re there, talk to the helpful staff if you need advice on how to finish a DIY project.  

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

Please provide your information if you are interested in Adult Sewing Classes at Fabrics That Go.

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Top 10 Unique Fabrics That You Can Find In Fabrics That Go

When you start a new DIY project, the first thing you need to ask yourself is, “ What kind of fabric do I want to use?” If you’re walking down the aisle of a chain crafting store and can’t find the right fabric that you see in your head, consider visiting Fabrics That Go! They have an amazing selection (over 10,000 bolts of fabric), and everything you would need to put finishing touches on it - decorative nails, foam, or cushion.

Here are the top 10 unique fabrics that you can find while perusing Fabrics That Go.

RETRO / VINTAGE


When searching for the right fabric for a time period inspiration, look no further than Fabrics That Go. These fabrics can be used for retro flair in linens, pillows, or clothing pieces.

SUNBRELLA


You can’t use just any fabric when reupholstering your outdoor living furniture. So use the right one that won’t fade quickly in the Arizona sun, is weather resistant, and cleans up easily.

Pick up Sunbrella premium fabric for the peace of mind that your project won’t need to be redone because you used the wrong fabric.

SOUTHWESTERN


Southwestern has come back into style and you’ll want to visit Fabrics That Go since they have the largest selection of Southwestern fabrics that you’ll be able to find!

MODERN FLORAL


For a twist on a floral design, look at the numerous bolts that are out.

They can be used for furniture, pillows, or drapery.

EASTERN CLASSIC


These fabrics can be used in the sense to contrast a clean, simple looking lines and furniture for the eastern classic style. The projects these would work best in are pillows and throw blankets.

MID-CENTURY MODERN


This style in general is known as juxtaposing sleek lines with structured shapes by using new materials to bring life to traditional pieces.

With this style’s popularity rising, it makes it the perfect fabric for upholstery DIYs.

DRAPERY WEIGHT, RAW SILK


If you’re looking to give new life to your windows with beautiful drapery fabrics, Fabrics That Go provides you with the selection that you’re looking for.

SUEDE / MICROFIBERS


Suede and Microfiber fabrics are a classic selection that are most commonly used for furniture upholstery or throw pillows. If you’ve found your way around a sewing machine, you can use this fabric for clothing items as well.

GEOMETRIC


Geometric fabric breaks up solid colors used in home design. You’ll find geometric fabric used most often in throw pillows on a couch or beds.

WILD MANGO / SPICE


This fabric is truly unique to Fabrics That Go. Wild Mango/Spice is a fabric that was designed by the owner Claire Grunstein. Claire has owned Fabrics That Go for 74 years and continues to love what she does and being a part of the Tucson community. If you use this fabric, know that you are using fabric that cannot be found anywhere else.

These are only a few of the fabric pieces and styles that you can find inside of Fabrics That Go. While exploring the store, you’re sure to find plenty more for your current and future projects along with some hidden treasures along the way.

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

Please provide your information if you are interested in Adult Sewing Classes at Fabrics That Go.

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November Store-Wide Sale!

10-50% OFF!

Starting today until November 30, you can get 10-50% discount from Fabrics That Go.

Enjoy 15 percent off of custom upholstery labor with fabric purchase. Southwestern and outdoor fabrics included. Mention this ad or the code words 'support local' to gain discounts. This is your chance to take home a piece of Tucson's history. We have thousands of fabric bolts to choose from!

Open: Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Closed on Sundays.

Fabrics That Go

Fabrics That Go Owner, Claire, and Manager Jean  are experts in fabric

and are always excited to help the Tucson Community with their home fabric needs.

3105 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

Call us at (520) 881-4444,

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FREE Children’s Sewing Class

Where:

Fabrics That Go
3105 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

When:

Saturday, October 27, 2018

9 am - 12 noon

Ages:

8-16

Requirements:

  • Bring your machine (let us know if need to borrow one. We have extras).
  • Basic craft supplies available to purchase at store and your choice of Amazing Fabrics.

Fabrics That Go

The 2-hour class is FREE.

Project:

Cozy shorts or a simple cotton shirt

Class is Now Full, Please sign up for updates, to be up to date on all of our upcoming classes & events!

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Support Creativity
in Your Kids/Grandkids!

Save The Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018,  come in to Fabrics That Go with your kids/grandkids (ages 8-16) to embrace their creativity, and learn from our expert instructors about hand sewing and beginners sewing machine.

Choose a fabric from our fabulous cotton prints: Day of the dead, Frida Kahlo, Western, pop culture, exotic, animal, whimsical.

Step 1:
Learn to Hand Sew & Operate a Sewing Machine

Kids (Ages 8-16) learn the basic hand sewing, safety, and proper operation of an electric sewing machine. These basic skills are the foundation to endless possibilities!

Step 2:
Make shorts or a simple cotton shirt

Once the kids get the basics mastered, we’re going to be working our sewing project. The kids will choose their fabric and be guided through the simple steps.

Enjoy Community & Bond with Your Child

We love getting to know our Tucson Community, and look forward to spreading the love of Sewing and Arts & Crafts with you and your family!

See you there!

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Adult Sewing Machine Class

Where:

Fabrics That Go
3105 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

When:

Friday, October 19, 2018
10am -12 noon
or
Saturday, October 20, 2018
1pm - 3pm - FULL

Ages:

Adults

Requirements:

  • Bring your own sewing machine (or call ahead we have only two extras)
  • Scissors, ruler, tape measure, chalk pencil, tracing paper, and hand needle.
  • Basic craft supplies available to purchase at store and your choice of Amazing Fabrics.

Fabrics That Go

This sewing class is $25 for the 2-hour course.

Limit: 6 per class. 

Be on the lookout for future classes! 

Fabrics That Go is Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, with over 10,000 bolts of fabric to choose from!

Get Creative with Basic Sewing Machine Skills!

Save The Date: Friday, October 19, 2018, or Saturday, October 20, 2018 come in to Fabrics That Go  to embrace your creativity, and learn from our expert instructors about beginner to intermediate sewing.

Exciting one-on-one teaching! This event is $25 for the 2 hour course and seeks to bring The Tucson Community together through creativity!

Learn to Operate an Electric Sewing Machine

Ginny will be teaching beginner to intermediate sewing. Learn the proper way to operate a sewing machine and how to utilize it to accomplish basic stitching.

We'll be making a Birdie Sling, as shown in the picture.

We have many fabrics to choose from!

Enjoy Community & Meet New Friends

We love getting to know our Tucson Community, and look forward to spreading the love of Sewing and Arts & Crafts. Get to know others in our community with similar interests & learn fun skills that you can share with your family.

See you there!

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Supporting Local: How Fabrics That Go Has Thrived In The Tucson Community

Fabrics That Go has opened its doors for Tucson for 74 years. With its longevity in the community, many may wonder how they have stayed in business for so long.

Few Local Stores Specialize in Fabrics


Everyone knows about JoAnn’s Fabrics & Crafts as a resource for crafting and fabric needs, however since they are also a craft store, they don’t have the most selection when it comes to fabrics. Fabrics That Go specializes in everything to do with fabrics - including buttons, decorative pins, and more!

They carry over 10,000 bolts of fabric so if you’re looking for something unique, you’ll probably find it at Fabrics That Go.

 

Family Owned


Companies that stay in the family always run with the same family values in mind. Fabrics That Go exemplifies just that. Claire Grunstein is the original owner and still comes into the store every day.

Nowadays, her son Bob Grunstein runs the store. Since they keep the business in the family, they also want the Tucson community to feel like they are family too when they visit the store.

Reupholstery Services


Where some stores stop at just selling fabric, Fabrics That Go continues by offering a reupholstery service. Some customers may be confident in doing a DIY reupholstery on their old furniture, but there are some customers that may be too intimidated by a DIY project of that scale.

Enter the experts at Fabrics That Go that can make recommendations and also complete the service!

Expert Knowledge


Speaking about the experts, the ones that work at the store can give great advice when it comes to your DIY projects. The great thing about being in business for so long, is that you see and hear about all the DIY successes and failures and how to remedy them or make them the best that they can be.

Of course they also have the most knowledge about the products they carry and the best uses you can get from them.

Free Classes


To top off all of what they already offer, Fabrics That Go have also begun offering free classes for kids and adults. Recently, they opened up a free beginning sewing class for kids. The class was so popular that it filled up.

The company hosts these classes in hopes of bringing together the families of the Tucson community.

Keeps Tucson Community In Mind


Claire Grunstein loves her Tucson community and gives back any time she can. With the free classes she offers to the fabrics she donates to the Ronald McDonald House to help families feel more at home while their kids go through a tough time in the Tucson Hospital.

Fabrics That Go - Tucson, AZ

We are happy to be Tucson's #1 Local Fabric Supplier, and would love to help you with any of your custom drapery, bedding, upholstery projects. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you!

Do You Want to Learn How to Sew Custom Bedding, Drapery, & More?

If there is enough interest, Fabrics That Go is considering an adult sewing class where you can sew custom bed spreads, drapery, & more.

Please provide your information if you are interested in Adult Sewing Classes at Fabrics That Go.

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