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!


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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.

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

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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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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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Adult Beginners Sewing Machine Class – Tucson, AZ

Where:

Fabrics That Go
3105 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

When:

Friday, October 12, 2018
10am -12 noon
or
Saturday, October 13, 2018
1pm - 3pm

Ages:

Adults

Requirements:

Bring your own sewing machine, one (1) yard of muslin to practice (can buy from store)

Fabrics That Go

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

Limit 6 per class.

Sign up is now closed. Be on the look out 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 12, 2018, or Saturday, October 13, 2018 come in to Fabrics That Go  to embrace your creativity, and learn from our expert instructors about basic sewing.

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

Learn the proper way to operate a sewing machine and how to utilize it to accomplish basic stitching. These basic skills are the foundation to endless possibilities!

Enjoy Community & Meet New FriendsWe 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!

Sign up for future sewing classes!

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FREE Kid’s Sewing Class at Fabrics That Go – Tucson, AZ

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Where:

Fabrics That Go
3105 N Campbell Ave
Tucson, AZ 85719

When:

Saturday, May 26, 2018
9am -12 noon

Ages:

8+

Fabrics That Go

Norma Baker will be leading the FREE sewing event at Fabrics That Go

Get Creative
with Your Kids/Grandkids!

This weekend: Saturday, May 26, 2018,  come in to Fabrics That Go with your kids/grandkids (ages 8+) to embrace their creativity, and learn from our expert instructors about basic sewing. Fabrics That Go will supply all of the needed materials & tools, and your child/grandchild will go home with a special piece that they can proudly say- “I made this with my own hands!”

This event is 100% FREE and seeks to bring families together through creativity!


Our Sewing Superstars

Norma Baker, Judi Quinn, & Diana Miller will be guiding the Youth Sewing Class.


Step 1:
Learn Sewing Basics

Children learn how to do some basic hand sewing stitches, tying knots and so forth.

Learn the best tips and tricks from the experts.

Step 2:
Make a Framed Quilted Picture

Once the kids get the basics mastered, we’re going to be working on a little quilted picture, that they will get to frame in an embroidery hoop, where it can be trimmed around with lace, ribbon, and more!

VIDEO: FREE Kids Sewing Class at Fabrics That Go – Tucson

VIDEO: Learn More from Expert - Norma Baker

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!

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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40% off in stock fabrics – celebrating Claire’s 90th Birthday!

Fabrics That Go Owner Celebrates 90th Birthday with 40% Off In Stock Fabrics in Store Sale

In celebration of one of the oldest local active business owners in Tucson, come down to Fabrics That Go this Saturday, July 8th for a 40% off in stock fabrics and celebrate the 90th birthday of store founder Claire Grunstein. 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, her son Robert and the rest of the staff will be on hand this Saturday from 10 am – 5 pm with cake 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 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 90 this July 16th.
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