Claire’s Rare Button Collection

Seeing some objects from the past often brings nostalgic feelings. We are often brought back in time by the sight of these objects. Some objects inspire our artistic side and get our creativity flowing. The vintage buttons in Claire's Rare Button Collection, which she collected over the decades, are capable of invoking both within us. Today these rare buttons can be considered vintage and would be very hard to find anywhere else.

 

Claire


Claire Grunstein is the 91-year-old owner of Fabrics that go. She came to Tucson with her husband Herman in the late ’70s with the intention of retiring. She retired from her family’s textile business in New Jersey. Retirement did not sit well with the hardworking couple though, and they decided to open a tiny hobby shop a few months after retiring. The tiny hobby shop grew into what is now Fabrics That Go

Now 74 years and at 91 years old, Claire is one of the oldest hands-on proprietors in the country. Although the day-to-day operations of the business are handled by her son Robert, she still works up to 30 hours a week and you can usually see her if you drop by the store.

The Button Collection


One of Claire’s passions is collecting buttons, and she currently has an incredibly large rare button collection. These pieces were accumulated over time. There are thousands of buttons in the collection and all of them are for sale depending on the rarity and availability. They can range from a lot in stock to only a few buttons left. Most of these rare buttons are of antique quality and made with superb craftsmanship.

The Materials


The materials used to make these buttons are equally rare and exotic. There are those made from Czechoslovakia glass, Indian metals, silver, and bakelite. There are also those made of organic materials like Mother of Pearl, bone, horn and tree nut.

You’ll even find pieces that are works of art in themselves, like the beaded buttons and the fabric covered ones.

What They Are Used For


These rare buttons are normally used on clothing but they can also be used to decorate pillows and upholstery. Quilters enjoy using these buttons on their pieces because of their great variety. Due to the artistic qualities of these rare buttons, they are even used for jewelry like children’s charms and as decorations and clasps on purses. They have even been embedded on coffee tables. The possibilities are endless!

All designers, artists, and DIYers are welcome to check out Claire’s rare button collection. You might be inspired to use them in your future creative projects. Your imagination is the limit with what you can do with these buttons. Come by as soon as you can, since some of these buttons have very limited stock left. Just drop by Fabrics That Go and ask to see Claire’s rare buttons, you will be guided back to explore the amazing pieces, and to choose which buttons you’d like to purchase.

Fabrics That Go is home to rare fabric, buttons, and more! Our staff is also skilled in custom drapery, and upholstery, and will work according to your needs. Drop by the shop to see our vast collection.

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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Welcome Your Family For Thanksgiving With These Decorating Tips

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, you’ll want to make sure that your home is decorated in a way that makes your home cozy and ready to welcome the family. Here are a few tips to get your home holiday ready.

TABLE RUNNER OR TABLE CLOTH


The best way to begin decorating is by starting with the base of your table - table cloths and/or table runners. This is an easy way to spruce up an older table, especially if your table is showing signs of wear. If you can’t find the right pattern or color to match your home, this is a simple DIY project that doesn’t require a lot of sewing! Once you’ve laid down your runner or tablecloth, add some pumpkins or greenery to get in the festive spirit.

Add some Arizona Flavor by choosing Southwestern fabrics! Shop at Fabrics That Go and get 10-50% off thousands of fabrics! Southwestern & Outdoor Included!

DINNER NAPKINS


You don’t have to be skilled at folding napkins to make your table look elegant. A simple fold with decorative touches make it look just as nice! Think about tucking the silverware into the napkin to keep everything in one spot, or tie the napkin with twine and greenery to match the rest of the decor on the table. You can also add a name tag on top of the napkins to give it a personalized touch.

COZY THROWS & PILLOWS


Make sure to have plenty of comfy pillows & throw blankets around for when the weather cools down and the family begins to get chilly.

Choose neutral fabric for simplistic style, or get adventurous and pick a unique pattern to make a statement. Come in to Fabrics That Go for any style!

All of these decor ideas can be purchased at many home decor stores, but you can accomplish a more unique and customized home just as easily with a little time and a little bit of sewing. If you’re having trouble finding the right fabric for these projects, the store Fabrics That Go in Tucson, Arizona specializes in everything to do with DIY projects.

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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Decorating Your Home For Halloween

When the weather starts to cool down and the kids are back in school, you know Halloween is not too far. To get in the proper spooky spirit, here are some tips on how to decorate your home for Halloween!

PUMPKIN PARTY


The best way to get into the spirit of Halloween is to decorate your home with pumpkins.

Whether that’s artificial pumpkins, or you gather the family to carve real pumpkins, nothing says fall and Halloween quite like decorating with pumpkins!

SCARY SPIDERS


Typically most people try to get rid of the spiders in their home. Halloween time calls for plenty of scary spiders and creepy crawlers. From tiny plastic spiders to a life size version, you can never go wrong when decorating your home with spiders and their webs. Try a DIY project to make your own spiders (maybe even some friendly ones). Don’t forget to pick up fuzzy fabric to really bring out a tarantula’s form!

SPOOKY SPELL BOOKS


Boil, boil, toil and trouble. When your witchy instincts kick in, you’ll want to make sure your home is Halloween complete with spell books. This DIY project is a breeze. Buy some leather fabric, distress and antique it, then cover an old book. Stack your spellbooks with some potion bottles (hint: wine bottles give it an adult spin) and you’re ready to put a spell on your next guest.

CREEPY CLOTHS


Bring your decor together in the fabrics most easily changed - pillows, tablecloths, and napkins! These three cloth items live in everyone’s house and if you just want a touch of Halloween, what better way than to change this out in your home? They can be found in many stores, however these are also easy DIY projects. Find frightening fabrics and know that doing all three of these requires minimal sewing skills. Check out this DIY from HGTV for petrifying pillow inspiration.

Whether you’re making fuzzy spiders, authentic spell books, or decorating your home more inconspicuously with pillows and tablecloths, the fact of the matter is that you’re going to be searching for fabrics to pull off these DIY projects. Fabrics That Go has the ghoulish fabrics you need for this haunted holiday. They carry rare buttons along with 10,000+ fabrics to choose from! With 74 years in business, Fabrics That Go has experts that can give advice on many DIY projects - including those paralyzing pillows you’ll want to make.

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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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!

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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.

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