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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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

Call us at (520) 881-4444,

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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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How The Boho Chic Movement Is Bringing Back Southwestern Fabric

Bohemian style is known as portraying a carefree, eclectic design. Boho-chic is taking the bohemian style and bringing it together with some modern flair. Most designers will look to using furnishings and lighting to bring in the modern touches while sticking to decor pieces like pillows, rugs, art, and bringing in fabrics/textiles to the furniture to give the bohemian feel. Fabrics and textiles to consider using include those that pull from Moroccan influences, Native American, and the growing popularity of Southwestern.

When looking to add the boho look, keep an eye out for fabrics and pieces that have a nomadic vibe. This includes the Southwestern style. Combine the fabrics and textiles with wood and metallic accents.

The boho chic style is making a comeback due to rising popularity of a vintage feel, but wanting to still have a put together look. It celebrates history and culture in a way that others may not think of right away.

Photo courtesy of: A Beautiful Mess

If you’re looking to save some money or are having trouble finding the right look for your boho chic style, you can consider doing a few small DIY projects. Here are some ideas to bring this style into your home -

DIY Macrame Wall Decor


Macrame is extremely popular in design. You can find something similar in a store like Urban Outfitters but pay triple the price that you would pay if you were to make it yourself.

All it takes is a couple hours of braiding/knotting, fabric, and a wooden dowel. Google or YouTube a tutorial and you’ll find plenty to follow along to.

Photo courtesy of: Brit + Co

DIY Reupholster


Using the right fabric is important to the look/feel of boho chic. It can be difficult to find the right furniture in store, so what better way than to have custom furniture? Take an older piece (or less expensive) and find a boho type fabric - such as Southwestern - and reupholster it! It can be intimidating, but there are plenty of DIY instructions online.

DIY Trinkets and Pillows


A jewelry or catch-all tray can easily become boho-chic with a little gold/silver metallic paint paired with a pop of reds, purples, or bright blues.

Are you having trouble finding any of these specific fabrics? A local Tucson company called Fabrics That Go have over 10,000 bolts of fabric to choose from. You’ll be able to find everything from buttons to decorative nails.

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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Your next Home Project: Add an Accent Chair

Accent chairs have many purposes in a room. Not only is it a means of providing extra seating for your house guests, but it can also be a way to add a splash of color, or bring attention to the style of the home’s decor.

Show Off Your Personal Style

Whether you opt for a classic wingback chair to match your home’s traditional decor, or a slipper chair for a more modern feel, accent chairs can give a room that extra pop of personality.

BUYING NEW


The Usual Route

Shopping for a new accent chair can leave you unimpressed, feeling generic or just not finding the style and fabric combination in the choices that are mass produced.

REVIVE AN OLD PIECE OF FURNITURE


Think Outside the Ordinary

Dig through your Parent’s/Grandparents garageyard sales, or search through OfferUp or Craigslist for that piece of furniture that has the perfect bones.

Often times, older furniture is made with better craftsmanship and more durable materials, so you will be left with an amazing one-of-a-kind piece at the end of the day.

When you have found your accent chair’s skeleton, you’ll need to find the perfect fabric to match your home's style.

Here are some of our favorite home decor style & fabric combinations:

Modern/ Contemporary:

To match the clean edges and sleek style of modern homes, geometric patterns are ideal to bring sophistication and elegance.

Boho-Chic:

Southwestern fabrics are trending right now, especially in boho-chic or rustic homes. An accent chair, or even a stool, upholstered with southwestern fabric will grab your guests’ attention and bring your personality to center stage.

Traditional:

The most popular fabrics used in classic or traditional homes is damask, a pattern that has been popular since its appearance in the 14th Century.

Mid-Century Modern:

The unique style that is popular in The Arizona Community due the popularity of famous architect Frank LLoyd Wright. If you come across a piece, a bright color fabric is a great way to bring a burst of color to honor the style.

Come & Visit

Bring in your Accent Chair ideas, and the experts at Fabrics That Go will get you everything you’ll need to bring your vision into reality! From unique fabric to decorative nails and accessories, we’re Tucson’s one-stop-shop for upholstery needs.

We’d love to see your projects! Please submit your project details and photos and we’d love to provide you with a FREE QUOTE. Thank you for choosing Fabrics That Go for all of your home fabric needs.

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Sunbrella for Outdoor Upholstery

Everyone wants to keep up with the trends when it comes to the look of our living spaces, even patio furniture, considering how much time is spent outside enjoying the weather. We want it to be attractive and inviting.  Choosing the right material for your outdoor furniture cushion covers can make or break the space. Materials vary from color, to fabric type, and the usage. So let us focus on some tips in deciding what material to use for outdoor upholstery. After all, quality is very important because you want it to last. Sunbrella is the most trusted outdoor fabric, known for it’s resilience to harsh weather, that you can use for your outdoor upholstery. Find out why.

What is Sunbrella?

Sunbrella is an outdoor fabric that is made of 100% Acrylic Fiber. Acrylic fiber has the ability to dry quickly from moisture. It also has flexible aesthetics: wool-like, cotton-like, and blended appearance. Unlike other fabrics, Sunbrella can be easily cleaned. Think of the benefits that you can get out of this material!

Water Resistant

Since it is a high quality outdoor fabric, rest assured that you don’t only get to use it as a shade protector but you can also use it as a roof when it rains (umbrellas, canopies, etc). Aside from that, this fabric can be used as fabric for your cushion in your outdoor furniture. So even if you leave your cushion when the rain pours, they are safe.

Stain Resistant

Cleaning fabric, especially on furniture can be a pain to clean. But if the fabric that you are using for your furniture is sunbrella, you don’t have to worry out about stains. You can simply clean it by spraying it with water and it rinses away those spills. Saving you time and money!

Fade Resistant

Outdoor furniture is exposed to harsh weather conditions, like rain or sun. When fabric is too exposed they damage easily. Fading is probably the most common problem in locations with a lot of sun. Since Sunbrella fabric is made up of dyed acrylic fiber, it is believed to produce a long-lasting color to your fabric. Maintaining its attractiveness will never be an issue.

Mildew and Mold Proof

Another concern with our outdoor furniture is dust, moisture, or organic debris, since the cushions are left outside. Leave it to Sunbrella. Sunbrella is also mildew resistant, cleaning this fabric with a mixture of water/bleach will never cause the colors of the fabric to fade.

Easy to Clean

With all the benefits mentioned above, it is clear that Sunbrella is very easy to clean. Its properties make it easy to spray and wipe away any mess or spills. You just need water, bleach and soap, then you are done.

What do we do for our customers?

At Fabrics That Go, we always want the best for our customers. We make sure that when they bring in their old patio furniture or cushions for reupholstery, they bring it home with new life. When you visit the Fabrics That Go Store, check out the 255 different styles and prints.

You can change the covers anytime since our designs come with zippers. Sunbrella is the highest recommendation that we can give you when it comes to outdoor furniture, and we are happy to be your local supplier.

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CONTACT US

3105 N Campbell Ave Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 881- 4444 | Open Monday – Saturday

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Closed Sundays

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