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Fabric Store in Lancaster, PA

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Our decades in the sewing and craft industry have given us the product knowledge to choose the very best fabric brands available. Loved by dressmakers, quilters, and crafters, our fabric department is well-stocked with a great variety of choices in cotton quilt fabrics, apparel fabric, polyesters, knits, poly cotton fabric, novelty cotton prints, and more. We also sell pre-cut fabric. Shop here for both dress and cotton quilt fabric – most styles are available in multiple different colors.

Dress fabric is in demand in Lancaster County in part because of the fact that most of women in the “Plain” community (Amish and conservative Mennonites) wear hand-made dresses.  In fact, many of the ladies make their own dresses, and many mothers make the dresses their daughters wear. The Amish wear clothing made from solid-colored fabrics, while ladies from the various Old Order and conservative Mennonite congregations generally prefer fabrics with printed designs, especially floral prints.

Tropical Breeze Fabrics™ is one of our most popular brands. These fabrics are designed in Lancaster County by Good’s Distribution, then manufactured overseas, then imported and distributed by Good’s Distribution. Tropical Breeze Fabrics™ offers a full line of polyester and poly/cotton blend dress fabric, which is known for its easy care and 

durability. All of our material is designed to hold up with repeated washings. We strive to provide durable and high-quality fabrics so your sewing creations can be long-lasting and beautiful. Our in-house designers create florals, patterns, plaids, and stripes, as well as solid color fabrics that are satiny smooth, crinkled, textured, or embossed with beautiful patterns. There is a wide variety of prints, and new designs come out regularly.

Sewing projects

Quilting has deep roots in the Pennsylvania Dutch (German) community, of which Amish and Mennonites are a part. Germans began settling in Pennsylvania within a few years of William Penn establishing Philadelphia, and were among the earliest Europeans to live in Lancaster County. Most of them identified with the Lutheran or German Reformed churches, although there were also Quakers, Moravians, Catholics, and Anabaptists (Amish, Mennonites, and Brethren). Despite the doctrinal differences, many of these immigrants came from a similar culture and spoke similar German dialects. In Pennsylvania, a common German culture emerged, including the Low German dialect known as Pennsylvania Dutch (or Deitsch, meaning “German”).

In keeping with most other European and American cultures, the Pennsylvania Dutch viewed sewing and needlecrafts as women’s work. Making quilts for beds was a widespread craft among Pennsylvania Dutch women. They used mostly solid-colored fabric pieces to create geometric 

patterns which many people today find very attractive. Many people see the combination of utility (the quilts are meant for use on beds) and art (they are visually attractive) as a unique characteristic of Pennsylvania Dutch culture. Quilting remains a popular needlecraft among Amish and Mennonite women today (and some men too!). It is often a group activity, stitching together both fabric and lives at the same time. Quilts are a regular feature at many benefit auctions in Lancaster County, including mud sales (which benefit local volunteer fire companies) and fundraisers for organizations such as the Mennonite Central Committee and the Clinic for Special Children. Quilts can also be purchased from many shops in Lancaster County.

Due to the time involved in making a quilt, as well as the general durability of the finished product, quilts are often treasured as family heirlooms, being handed down through several generations. Quilt-making remains a vibrant craft in Lancaster County, and not only among Amish and Mennonites. Quilt shows in the vicinity of Lancaster are held annually, drawing thousands of visitors.

At Good’s Store, we sell a large variety of craft fabrics, novelty prints, and fabric panels for quilts and wall hangings in our Fabric Department from brands like Henry Glass & Co., Benartex Fabric, Northcott, Kona Cotton fabric from Robert Kaufman, and more. We stock unique and fun prints for all 

your sewing and hobby projects, including cottons, flannels, and lace fabric.

Moda Fabric is our most popular brand of fabric for quilt and crafts. Moda Fabric is made of 100% cotton and is excellent for the creative home seamstress. Colors are rich and beautiful, and the print designs range from the classical to whimsical to fine art. Moda Fabric comes in Collections, and every design usually has several color options.  In addition to fabric sold by the yard, Moda also offers pre-cut fabric squares in various sizes, called Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, and Charms. We strive to keep the newest Moda collections in stock, both in-store or online.

You can order your fabric online by the yard, and, after a one-yard minimum, you can order in ¼, ½, or ¾ yard increments.

Some of the high-quality sewing notions we sell include thread from Mettler and Coats & Clark, Unique zippers, Dritz sewing notions, and Gingher scissors. We have Dill and Dress It Up buttons. Our Notions Department stocks threads, zippers, pins, needles of all kinds, thimbles, clasps, snaps, bobbins, iron-on patches, lace by the yard, and much more – everything you need to stock your sewing basket or sewing room!

Need help deciding on a project? We also carry a broad range of patterns and pattern books full of ideas to encourage inspiration. We carry dress patterns from Nita Patterns and Sew Basic, which are patterns for modest dresses, designed by Mennonite women. We also have Moda & Northcott quilt patterns and pattern weights.

For extra inspiration, check out a few projects on our blog such as How to Make Shabby Chic Pillow Shams with Lace and Buttons or How to Sew a Country Star Quilted Table Runner or Do-It-Yourself: Sew a Purse!

Good’s Store also sells yarn from Red Heart, Bernat, Lily Sugar n’ Cream, and Patons for those who like to knit and crochet.  And we sell kits and supplies for those who enjoy embroidery. 

No matter what kind of fabric or sewing supplies you’re looking for, we doubt that you will leave Good’s Store empty-handed!

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