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.

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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.

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Show Off Your Arizona Pride with Southwestern Pieces in Your Home

Arizona has a unique culture and that can easily be shown in architecture and interior design. This distinct Southwestern style is colorful yet sophisticated and can be used with many other interior styles. It’s not that hard to incorporate this style into your home. Show off your Arizona pride with these simple tips:

 

Show Sophistication with Patterns


Pendelton, cabin, southwestern, Mexican, serape & Navajo patterns have all have cultural significance. Most of these patterns use colors akin to the Southwestern landscape and serves as a testament to lineage and heritage.

Oftentimes, people associate class, style, and taste to the weavers dedicated to reclaiming this style.

In hues of brown and red, sometimes even green and blue, these patterns break the monotony in the negative spaces of your home. Adding southwestern patterned pillows with vibrant colors to a plain couch can be a great idea.

Try mixing and matching to see which works best for you.

Add Variety to Space


Some Southwestern style fabrics integrate very well with most Arizona homes. It adds a pop of color while retaining the cozy, inviting feeling. The patterns are interesting enough to uplift a space, but not loud enough to stick out like a sore thumb.

This sofa is the epitome of southwestern color. You can add the most amazing upholstery pillows in the style you're looking for to accent the plain space.

Furs, hides, and leathers also make perfect southwestern accent pieces. Fabrics That Go has a wide variety to choose from, IN-STOCK!

Update Worn Down Furniture


Incorporating Southwestern style into your home doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. A great idea would be reupholstering a beat up wooden chair,  an old ottoman, or a faded couch. Simply use the fabrics as valances, table runners or throw pillows covers. Stick with the existing palettes in your home when choosing a new fabric.

Most Popular Southwestern Fabric

Chaco Sage is one of Fabric That Go's most popular upholstery fabric. Custom-made furniture using this lovely fabric is available in our shop.

Chaco Sage Fabric

Cactus Patterned Chair $700.00

Cactus Accent Chair with Matching Ottoman $940

Cactus Pattern Fabric Wingback Chair $700

Other Pieces


You don’t have to limit the use of Southwestern fabric to your home, of course. Use these fabrics in outdoor benches, RV seats, and golf cart seats. It’s versatile enough to be used in almost anything you can think of!

Fabrics That Go has the largest collection of In-Stock Southwestern Fabrics for any home project - upholstery, drapery, pillows, valances, lampshades, & more!

Our designs can be used in both a traditional and contemporary home. With over 10,000 fabric bolts in stock,  you'll never run out of options. If it’s custom upholstery you need, our staff can help you with everything - from picking the fabric, to labor, to pick up and delivery.

Come in and Visit 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

Call us at (520) 881-4444,

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Curtains & Drapery: How It Can Add Style And Function

When it comes to decorating your home, never forget the decor for your windows. Drapery or curtains can pull together a room, break apart a boring paint color, and be an expression of your style. It’s an easy fix to liven up a room – especially if you are renting and are limited on what you can do to your home.

However, style is not the only purpose for drapery. Its most obvious function is to block sunlight that comes through windows or to create privacy from the outside world. With the right fabrics though, you can also block out heat that the sunlight shines into your home. If you haven’t heard of it yet, these are typically marketed in stores as “blackout curtains.” This type of curtain advertises to block out the most amount of sunlight while also blocking the heat coming in. They are also lighter in weight than typical drapery. The best part of these curtains is that because they serve a function more than just style, you can expect to save money on cooling costs during the summer!

Something to note if you are planning to purchase instead of DIY - Curtains are typically lighter in weight, but can have blackout lining to help with heat/sun. Drapes on the other hand are what you see in hotel rooms - there are two layers of fabric with the intent on blocking the most sun and heat.

If the colors or styles you find in stores are not to your standards or are too expensive, you could always make your own! But whether you’re making your own from scratch or starting with curtains you already have, you’ll want to make sure you look for the right kind of fabrics. Here are a couple types you’ll want to consider to give you the right kind of insulation.

Blackout Lining Fabric


This type of fabric is the most common when you are looking for heat blocking/insulating drapes. Almost all the blackout lining fabric that you will find will be white in color, but you could find other colors such as black. The material used is typically a cotton blend, 100% cotton or 100% polyester.

Thermal Lining Fabric


This fabric is different than what most would see at a store. Thermal lining fabric is good for homes with central air to help prevent cool air from escaping your home. It will keep the cold air in during the summer and the warm air in during the winter. The material is typically cotton, wool, or polyester and is coated on one side with acrylic foam or a thin layer of aluminum. This coating is what gives it its insulation properties. This kind of fabric will have insulation properties, but will allow more light in than traditional blackout lining.

If you are looking to DIY this project, a quick Google search or YouTube search will show you how easy it is to complete this project. There are even tutorials on how to make curtains without any sewing involved! This project definitely allows you to choose the perfect fabric for your home and your style.

Looking for fabric can be overwhelming, but if you’re in Tucson, look no further than Fabrics That Go. Family owned for 74 years, the store is run by Claire and Bob Grunstein - a mother/son team. Since they have over 10,000 bolts of fabric, you’re sure to find everything you need for your new DIY curtains or drapes. If you feel lost, the knowledgeable experts are there to help you out. Visit their website here, or contact them at (520) 881-4444 for more information!

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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Smart Ideas in Transforming Old Furniture

Old furniture transformation highly requires a touch of love and hardwork.

 

Most of us have a collection of cherished belongings at home, things that are worth keeping, but sadly, most of them become worn and dirty and are assessed for disposal. There’s the beloved furniture, which is more than valuable because they’ve belonged to our family for generations. Disposing of them is difficult to do because there is a special bond between you and that piece. There is an alternative option to throwing away your special furniture piece: Transforming your furniture and giving it a new life. Here are smart ideas for you in transforming your old furniture.

Choosing the Right Shop

Searching for the right fabric and upholstery shop is an important factor in making sure that you get what you want, as expected. The most highly recommended fabric and upholstery establishment in Tucson, Arizona, is Fabrics That Go. You don’t have to worry about how to bring in your furniture because they also have trucks and can load it up for you. Come in and browse through thousands of fabrics to find the best one for your piece.

Your Idea of Transformation

Before visiting a shop there’s a lot of ideas that you want to incorporate in transforming that old furniture into a new look. Think of an overall idea of how that furniture should look, what are the essential colors that you want, the theme, and your style of choice. It is essential that you already have something in mind in what you want to do with that furniture, because when you come into a shop, the first question will always be, “What do you want to do with your furniture?” At  Fabrics That Go, the staff will take care of whatever you may need. They won’t just work on your furniture without providing you with important details of whatever is necessary in the transformation process. Fabrics That Go believes that with experience, comes direction with a favorable outcome. They always inform their customers on the best use of the products and its performance before their customers decide.

Choose Your Material

As we all know, there is a wide range of fabrics that you can choose from. Fabrics with different patterns and texture. At Fabrics That Go, they are experts in providing information regarding the different fabric types. They have a wide selection of outdoor and indoor home fabrics, for example Sunbrella, which is the most popular outdoor furniture upholstery fabric. You should also remember that choosing the right color, pattern and texture can add up to making a vast change of how your furniture will look, so it’s always good to research the best textures and colors that go with your home.

Decision Making

Since you have chosen the right shop for you (Fabrics That Go), and you already have an idea of what you want your furniture to look like, and what material to use, now you need to decide how much work you want that piece to have done. Remember that transforming your furniture does not limit to the ideas mentioned. Sometimes, they also need to remove the skirt, polish the wood, or remove the tufts/buttons to make a drastic change from one genre to another.The experts at Fabrics That Go can help you with suggestions and trends. Like, for example, from mid-century to modern or classic to contemporary.

Every piece that you bring into Fabrics That Go is important, and they take pride in preserving its history. It is like reliving your memories from one generation to another. We have used wooden doors to make bench seating. We also have created a headboard out of ornamental wood carvings and favorite fabrics used as backboards, tapestry, wall cushions, and decorations.

We have even tried using leftover fabric from couches to make matching cornice boxes. Just tell us what you need and we will be happy to assist you.


Have old furniture you'd like us to work on?

Send us photos of your project for a free quote! We'd love to work with you.

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