Pink Chalk Fabrics

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

30 Days of Pinterest – Day 20

The Pin!

While there is no shortage of amazing craft ideas floating around Pinterest, I think we can all agree that there is a shortage of cute crafting materials. I know I can’t be the only one heading out to the local craft or home improvement store in search of the perfect spray paint colour, fabric design or scrapbook paper, only to be disappointed by the lack of selection. While we’ve always supported shopping local, sometimes it takes a little bit of  online browsing know-how to bring those Pinterest ideas of yours to life.

Today’s pin is a website we stumbled upon while searching for amazing aqua colour fabrics, and it was too great to keep to ourselves!

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The Website:

Pink Chalk Fabrics is a website based out of the US that has an incredible selection of all those great fabrics you see on d.i.y. Pinterest projects! With affordable shipping to Sumas & Canada (and free shipping on sewing patterns), this site has been my new go-to place for vibrant and modern fabric designs. I knew there were more options that what was available at my local fabric store!

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You can shop for fabrics by style (such as florals, birds & animals, novelty and geometric), designer (like Amy Butler, Cosmo Cricket and Lizzy House), colour or fabric. I actually didn’t realize that many scrapbooking companies (like Basic Grey and Echo Park Paper Co.) produce patterned fabrics as well as paper. This could be dangerous territory for me!

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Although the designs themselves could be very overwhelming, it was neat to view the fabrics by designer and see how the whole collection is meant to look together.  Since I’m an only an occasional fabric crafter, I was surprised by my sudden urge to take up quilting after browsing all these ultra modern and vintage designs. Some of the collections would look absolutely stunning woven together in a quilt – and where else could you find a quilt focused around vintage kitchen themed fabrics?!

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I was very happy with their selection of teal geometric inspired fabrics, and am already dreaming of someday completing a d.i.y. bench something like this:

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Although it’s a little over my head for this month’s Pinterest challenge, you can bet that I will share my project process along with you when I tackle this one in the future!

What would you do with your dream fabric? Do furniture projects intimidate you, or get the creative juices flowing?



Contributor: Shannon Clattenburg

Shannon Clattenburg is a creative spirit first and a freelance writer second. She is a features writer for Fraser Valley Pulse and has a love for uncovering hidden gems throughout the Fraser Valley . She lives in Chilliwack with her boyfriend and her doggy Rolo. Twitter: @OrdinaryShan



2 Responses to “Pink Chalk Fabrics”

  1. Dee W. says:

    Thankyou for this website. I love perusing fabric on-line. Did you find your aqua fabric. I am looking for floral turquois/aqua. hard to find. Thankyou for all your efforts to give us something new. Love it.

  2. Glad you found it useful! I fell in love with the aqua/turquoise fabric with the white dots. You are right though, I don’t recall seeing many floral designs in that colour scheme. We are so glad you are loving the new style, we’re having tons of fun with it all!

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