Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fabricworm is celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary with a Giveaway of Cosmo Cricket Early Bird! Pardon Diatribe



Hi Friends and Family,

Fabricworm has just celebrated our 2 year anniversary! It's been a long road to get here. But we've managed and business is better than ever.

Thanks to our loyal fans and following, we've managed to accomplish a lot in these 2 short years. This year we saw the launch of our very own fabric line, a 100% organic line of quilting cottons under our Birch Fabrics label, Circa 50 designed by Jennifer Moore of Monaluna This was a huge accomplishment for so many reasons.



When I started Fabricworm, the first question out of my mouth with every new Fabric Rep that I met was, "Are they offering any printed organic cottons"? Again and again, I got the exact same response. I was so frustrated. It seemed that the manufacturers just haven't been able to understand not only the demand, but more importantly the impact that offering organic cottons could have on our eco system. With roughly 25% of all pesticides used in agriculture, being used on cotton fields, it seems logical that a shift is clearly needed in how we grow our cotton. Or else? I don't know about everyone else, but I'd like my future grandchildren to meet their future grandchildren. At the rate we are chemically poisoning our agriculture, it's not clear as to whether or not that is possible.

I encourage everyone to contact their favorite quilting cotton manufacturers, and tell them that you want to see more organic options! Surely if they existed, we at Fabricworm would buy them!

What's on the horizon for Fabricworm?

This November/December we will see the launch of two new collections, "Marine" by Dan Stiles



and Circa 60 Beach Mod, a follow up to Circa 50 by Jennifer Moore of Monaluna



So, Thanks for listening, enough babble.

For the giveaway we are offering the complete collection of Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket in fat quarters, 12 in total.

But we need your help! We are going to be working on a redesign of the website so to enter, please tell us how we can make Fabricworm a more enjoyable shopping experience. What would you like to see in our store? What do you wish we would change about our site? Whatever comes to mind, your input if so important to us!

Please only 1 entry per person.

The Random Generator will choose a winner on Monday June 28th @ 9am PST. So please have your entry in by then.

Thank You and Good Luck!

***UPDATE****

Thank you for all the amazing suggestions! I'm really enjoying reading every one of them. If you by chance are reading we've already made a few updates:

1. We've now made it so that you can see that a fabric is out of stock before clicking on it.

2. We have a "view all" section for the fabrics, this actually already existed, but for those that didn't notice it.

3. Some of you requested full yard sets, and I just wanted to note that all of the sets are available as 1/2 yards, full yards, 1.5 yards, or even 2 yards as long as we have enough stock on hand. You just enter based on a 1/2 yard. For instance if you want a full yard of each print, you would enter 2 in the quantity box.:)

4. Some of you have probably already noticed this, but we have added a section for Fat Quarters, so that's sorta' new.

5. We unfortunately have a really hard time with the measurement issue, because we use stock photos from the manufacturers and they often don't have a measuring tape, and because they don't use a set size for each picture, to put a ruler with the photo would mean editing of every single fabric, I'm afraid we haven't been able to find the time to do this, but maybe in the future we will find a way.

6. Oh and we now made it so that the pattern section is "view all". So no more multiple pages to click through.

7. I know there is something else, but I can't think of it. Maybe I will remember later. Thanks and keep on posting!

Aw I remember, lots of new solids are on the way, including Robert Kaufman Kona Solids and Organic Solids

301 comments:

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Christa said...

I love your fabric stacks and would like to see more of them. Are there plans to repeat sets from some of the previous months of the oh fransson patterns like the new wave quilt stacks.
I would also love to see fabric stacks that did some combining of solids with patterns, as I always struggle trying to coordinate these two.

Larisa said...

Very nice site of your shop. I love all the fabrics. You can never get the same assortiment in Russian shops. So I am in turn for candy. Thanks for the chance to win it.
Hugs. Larisa.

~Michelle~ said...

I would love to see more FQs!

Nydia Kehnle said...

Congrats! I'd love to see more fabric stacks ! Thanks!

Gillian said...

What a fabby Giveaway! I would love to see some more Japanese Farbic Fat Quarter Bundles! Maybe a Fat Quarter deal of the month would encourage new customers too! G

Jodie said...

Wow awesome 2years. I have bought several times, but from the Etsy store. I think if you had more smaller variety in your online Fabricworm, say charm packs and smaller fat quarter bundles that would be better as well.

kaiolohiakids said...

Love your site but if I had to suggest something, it would be to give an idea as to the scale of the prints, either by showing them with a ruler on the side, or at least in the description (eg: largest flower is 4 inches tall). I have bought fabrics online & received them to find the size of the print was totally unexpected & inappropriate for the use I had in mind.
Also, I find a color matcher useful, as sometimes I look for a coordinate not necessarily from the same line.
Keep up with the good work of your push for more organics.

debbiekl said...

I don't know - the categories are great and there's so much selection. Maybe Moda solids? I didn't see any when viewing Moda products.
crafts[at]oursideofthemountain[dot]com

Colleen said...

Relatively new to Fabricworm, but have been so pleased with my purchases. Would love to see a "make your own bundle" option. I know prices would range depending on fabric.

Also, sometimes I see exactly what I want on your site only to see that it's out of stock :(

Amy said...

I, too, would love to see more fat quarter bundles!

And every so often, I set off "window shopping" for fabric in a particular color to build up my stash. It would be cool to be able to browse fabrics by colors in addition to by designer, collection, etc...

autumnesf said...

I'd vote for more fat quarters also! And I have to say as far as the site goes...I really like the white, uncluttered look of it.

Mary Carole said...

Oh gosh, I don't know how you can change perfection! ;-) If anything, there are times when the pictures of the fabrics that I am looking for don't come up, just the title of the print. Once I hit the title it then comes up on the individual page so maybe I would change that. That's all I can think of. Love your store and LOVE the fabric lines. Keep up the awesome work and thank you for the chance to win!!

~ MC

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm fairly new to on line fabric shopping but catching on fast! I love your shop and your blog. Hmmmm.... what would make it better? Maybe a blurb telling what solid would go good with the prints? I usually order my prints and them match them up to my kona color card.

Tammy said...

Are you kidding? I LOVE your shop!!! I love the combos you put together and your taste in fabrics are awesome. I hope to visit your store the next time I visit my son in Paso. ps...this Early Bird line is beautiful...a must have for me since I have the scrapbooking papers to go with!!!

Jona said...

I love that I am able to see all fabrics of one collection or even all fabrics on one site. I love scrolling and I get annoyed when I have to click to get to the next page with more fabric on it.
What I do not like is however that I can get fabric only in half yard cuts. I tend to buy a lot more when I can buy in quarter steps. But then again, that is so much more cutting to do and you might find that is too work.
And maybe you could add a description as to how big the print displayed is. Buying fabric only is tough but when I can't see the dimension it is even more difficult.

When I click on fabric by designer, maybe you could show one icon with a typical design for each designer along with their names because I really have a hard time remembering who designed which but when I see that print it all comes back to me :)
And finally: please don't get rid of display of fabric in circles. I love that!

j said...

Awesome giveaway! I would love to see more packs/bundles.

b*lota said...

well done! I love your shop and can't wait to get my hands on the new Birch collections. My only suggestion to the website would be the fabric photos to show a bigger swatch. Sometimes it's hard to really see the fabric and pattern.
Thanks for the giveaway, will keep my fingers crossed!

HandbagsbyJen said...

I would love to be able to search by color. Sometimes I don't know what I am looking for, but I know what it has to match up with.
Thanks for a great fabric site!

Mandy @ mintnclandycreate said...

FQ's and as others suggested, recommended solid pairings! I love Fabricworm!

Stacy said...

Congrats on 2 years! A couple of suggestions: when clicking "View Cart" it would be great if it popped up in a new window. And I agree with FQs. There has been a few times when I've wanted something but didn't want a 1/2 yard... and so I've shopped at Sew Mama Sew instead. I'd rather give you business!

Luv 2 Kreate said...

Definitely FQs
Thanks for the chance to win :)

Duff said...

I was just looking at this set yesterday--love it!
For the website, I would like a "view all" feature available. For example, when i GO TO "HOME DEC" I have to click on the designer to see the options (and how excited I am to see Denyse Schmidt listed and then NOTHING after I click on her name); therefore, a "view all" option would allow me to see all the fabrics available without having to click on each one individually if I want to see everything that is in stock. Goodness!I'm sure I could have been more concise without being laconic!♥Duff

Goddess in Progress said...

Thanks for the giveaway! LOVING your line of organic fabrics. Marine and the new Circa 60 Beach Mod are now high on my list, begging to be made into quilts for my mom's Florida condo. :-)

I actually think your interface is pretty good compared to most other fabric shops. I like that I can easily choose to shop by designer, collection, etc. And I LOVE the FQ bundles.

two hippos said...

I love your shop, but I would much prefer to see the price for the yard and be able to put in .5 for a 1/2 yard than see the 1/2 yard price and need to put in 2 for 1 yard. I find it confusing and hard to keep track. But perhaps that's just me. I'd also echo more FQs -- ideally as singles or pairs.

Kimberly said...

COngrats on your anniversary. Fabricworm is such a great shop! I agree with another commenter. I would love to see some more bundles offered. I really adore the non-typical pairings you have offered in the past. I am not so great at pairing fabrics so I love seeing the bundles. Thanks for doing such an awesome job!

futurowoman said...

Congratulations!!! And I totally agree with you--we need to stop using pesticides! I grew up in CA's Central Valley, so I know all about it. As a kid, I used to watch crop dusters poisoning fields *while migrant workers were picking*!!! So sickening! :(

I love the Circa 50 line, and I can't wait to get some of the Circa 60!

I think one thing I would appreciate on your site is larger, square images of the fabrics, instead of the circles. that's a minor thing, though. It works well.

Thank you! :)

tong said...

Congratulations on 2 years!!! I would love to see a new feature that allows you to add multiple items to your shopping cart without leaving the page, for example, have a space below each fabric that let's people enter the amount they want, after they are done entering for all the items shown on the page, they click a button that adds all of them to the cart. Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim Graves said...

I love the option in your etsy shop to buy sets. You do an amazing job matching fabrics that aren't necessarily from the same collection or even designer/manufacturer. I have a hard time matching colors online, so having them already matched by you definitely helps. So my suggestion is more sets for your main site (although I'll still always hit your etsy site for these ideas too).

Me? A Mom? said...

I'd love a design wall feature and a wish list feature.

JacquieLH said...

Congratulations on the anniversary~ I would like to see that an item is sold out before clicking into it to see more details. I'd also love to see more FQs being offered :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

shelia said...

YEAH!!
THanks for the chance...love the baby quilt set.the inspiration they give too!

...maybe other kinds of sets? :)

emmacole1979 said...

I love your site. Your fabric is great and I like the bundles that you put together. I would love if you could make it so that the shopping cart is a little easier to work with. If I add something, I don't automatically get a window showing me what's in my cart, and it would be very helpful when I'm buying more than one fabric to see what I've already put in my cart.

Chickie Bella said...

Love your shop! I would like to see the swatches of fabric larger and a ruler to show scale.
Thank you!

yngla said...

lovely giveaway! I would love to see more of each fabric as it is sometimes hard to get "the big picture" from the smaller picures.

Debra said...

I would love to see more of how the fabrics translate into finished products. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jackie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love your selection of fabrics. A better swatch and reference of size would be helpful. Also, I find the search function doesn't work too well - maybe filtering your search so that it only results in single fabric offerings instead of the fabric collections that you put together, or links to all striped fabric, all dots, etc.

tkm said...

Yay for 2 years! Congratulations! I'd love to be able to see if an item is sold out without clicking it. And it would be great if the number of yards available can be viewed along with the price. Thanks for the chance!

Kamal
monahtkm (at) gmail (dot) com

JMNech said...

Love your website, but I would like a "view all" feature to be available. Happy Anniversary!

Jennifer Annik Miller said...

I think you have a great online store. I love the worm photo, too. The only change I would make is to list prices by the yard instead of half yard.

Congrats on 2 years. And I can't tell you how excited I am for the whale print :)

sko_G knits said...

hi cynthia et al! i am excited about the marine line coming out later this year...congrats on the fabric lines and on the 2yr anniversary!

for the new website, it would be great if you could have a sort of "design wall" where one could look at the fabric swatches in their cart lined up together somehow.

also, it would be great if there were larger swatch previews available, perhaps with an option to see a larger piece of the fabric?

oh, and i love that you have added fat quarter bundles as an option!!

kevnjacks said...

Congrats on 2 yrs!! I've been on your site way too much and love your great selection. One little suggestion would be possible a new 'shopping cart' area? I would have to say that I've had trouble w/ your cart a few times but ended up figuring out a way around it anyhow...hence all my recent orders. :) Maybe a simple, easy to use cart? Thanks for listening and keep up the great work! :)

Ellie-CraftSewCreate said...

Love your store! Maybe the ability to make all of the pictures bigger to get a closer look at the fabric and sizing or scale.
Thanks!

Kristine Hanson said...

maybe to see "what other customers bought" when selecting a fabric

(what amazon does, I hope that makes sense!)

Jenny said...

maybe i am the only one in the universe who prefers price shown per yard...but that is my only suggestion...Id love to see a bigger swatch of the fabric too!! thanks for a chance.
congratulations on 2 years!!

murphy said...

Love the site and the fabrics! I think having a tagging system for the fabrics would make searching easier. I'd love to be able to search by color, stripes, polkadot, boys, girls, nature, light, dark, etc. Congrats on two great years!

Barbara said...

Congrats on 2 years - your site remains at the top of my list for unique and thoughtful purchase.

My only request would be a frame of reference for the size of the fabric print

Kelly said...

Two things: 1) I like to see prices by the yard, not half yard. Just a personal preference. 2) I really like your mix of designer bundles. I always feel like I'm cheating when I use just one collection, but sometimes I have hard time pulling different things together. I've bought one of these mixes before and it is by far my favorite bundle!

Sherri said...

I also would love to see more fabric bundles, and even possibly the option to offer a custom pack (pick your own fat quarters). I also inquired about this a while back, but similar to the latest Oh Fransson bundle, I'd love to see a ROYGBV bundle for all those rainbow-inspired quilts!

Kelly said...

I'd love to see more fabric stacks and some way to know that a fabric is out of stock earlier on in the buying process. Congratulations!

SheilaC said...

I would love to see some bundles too, love to get a little bit of everything to droll over!

Awesome give away, thank you!

SheilaC

Tiffany said...

Fabricworm has become my go to shop for fabric bundles. You have a very nice assortment. I do love how you have recently divided out the categories (FQ, 1/2 yard, scraps) too. I also love how you work with Oh Frasson to incorporate her patterns with FQ bundles. Sometimes it is very hard to match fabrics online; however, you guys do all the hard work for us by putting together such great bundles! Keep up the good work.

Rachel said...

I love the light (white) color. Makes it easy to read, but would like to see you put ads on both sides and not just one. I have to scroll all the way down to see anything.

fiberfervor said...

I am new to FabricWorm as well.

The only thing I wish was different about your site is when things are out of stock, that it is indicated prior to clicking on the fabric desciption. That or the fabric is just not listed anymore.

Aydar said...

I would love to be able to search by color

Mom on the Move! said...

I like your site - it's clean and easy to look at. I think you could let go of your blinking graphics. It's destracting and for people who slow internet connections it could cause your page to load slower. Thanks for the give away!

Brynn said...

I love the combinations you make for your etsy shop, and would love to see more like that on fabricworm. FQ bundles are also awesome on my budget :)

Amber H. said...

Aesthetically, your shop is pretty awesome! However, I would like to see a better clarification of if things were out of stock or not. And pricing by the half yard is EXTREMELY confusing, can you switch to per-yard pricing, maybe?

I think fabric stacks and fat quarter bundles, and maybe even fat eighth bundles would be awesome! Sometimes, the need for just fat eighths is there for smaller projects, rather than fat quarters or half yards...

anne said...

I love your bundles -- you're so good at putting fabrics together -- but I wish it were easier to see what the different designs are in your online listings. It'd be nice to see a full swatch, instead of just the little bit of the fabric that's visible when it's all piled up.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Anniversary. You really have a delightful store and I like the layout. Maybe Kona Cottons/solids. I'm partial to Kona Cotton white for so many quilts.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Marissa said...

Fabric stacks, thanks for the give away.

allsewnup said...

Congratulations on 2 years!!
I'd like to be able to view the fabrics better...something a little larger.

Carolyn

Stevens Family said...

I love how everything is divided into the different categories. It makes finding what I want so easy.
I would love to see more inspiration. Project ideas. I would also love to see solids and patterns combined, whether it just be an inspiration page or to be sold as a fat quarter bundle or something.
I love FabricWorm. Thank you!

Cindy said...

I love your fabric and your website. It's really easy to navigate - can't think of much to improve it. Love your fabric stacks and more solids that coordinate would be great.

Em said...

My suggestion is to change how the thumbnail views of the fabrics are seen. It seems that the circle cuts off a good portion of the print.

Another suggestion would be add a digital "design board" with the shopping cart so that fabrics could be added and looked at next to one another.

WEARit said...

COngratulations! I'd love to see more fabric bundles and a drawing board where you can compare fabric.

Lindsay said...

I really love the designers you carry and I almost never have a problem with finding a focus print.

I think it would be helpful for me if you carried more bundles. I love the fabrics you put together since I have trouble finding coord online. I also really love when you include Oh Fransson bundles and I think that should continue.

Congrats on year two!

Amy Sp said...

Let's see. I get a little disappointed when I click on a fabric link, only to see that it is out of stock. I'm not sure if they are coming back or not. So I guess I would like items that can't be purchased to not be shown. If you are leaving them up because you are expecting another shipment, maybe that could be noted in the listing. That's just my humble opinion though!

Elaine said...

Happy 2 years! I love both your stores, but tend to shop on your Etsy one because of the AMAZING customer service-- you guys are quick to respond and so very helpful. If you could have some sort of "need help, speak to us live" feature (which is probably asking for too much?!) on your other website, that would help, but that is really all that I can think of because I think both sites are great!

Diane said...

Love your selection of stacks! Maybe a way to look at fabrics by color?
Thanks!!!

Gretchen said...

The shop is great and always fun to browse through. I'd love to see more mismatched fat quater/half yard packages with fabrics from different collections.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I love your shop - you always have such a great selection! I know I can find what I'm looking for.
The main thing that I would LOVE to see is larger view of the fabric. I like the look of the circles on your site, but perhaps you could be able to click on them to see the fabric in its entirety. A ruler or some indication of scale would be great!

Jennifer
jennifereladd at yahoo dot com

Annabelle said...

I was just searching around your site yesterday. You have a great site.

I love that yall offer bundles by designer of the fabric lines...so the only thing i can think of is keep bundling.

I love when i see others putting together bundles what they come up with. On etsy you see a lot of different designers together.

Dawn W said...

I would love to see more fat quarter bundles, but love your site. I like that when I click the back button, it takes me back to where I left off on the page, instead of shooting me back to the beginning. Also like the speed of the zoom photos.

Katie B. said...

I love your fat quarter sets, and I'd love to see more fat quarter bundles with fabrics from different lines.

Sada said...

The only thing I have noticed is that I might find that perfect fabric and click on it and then it says - Out Of Stock! Ouch! Maybe just take it down so it doesn't tempt me?! But otherwise, love the site and the fabrics you sell!!

Dirt Road Quilts said...

Such a great site already but more custom stacks and definitely more solids.

teresamnj said...

Happy 2nd Anniversary! I would like to see your fabric collections listed in perhaps an alphabetical order, or by theme, or season. Thanks so much for offering such an awesome giveaway!

ikkinlala said...

I'd like to see a wider selection of solids - I use quite a lot of them.

Karen said...

I would love to see more FQ bundles with a mix of plains and solids in overseas shipping friendly sized bundles :D

Thanks for the chance to win a yummy fabric bundle

Karen

deserae said...

Great giveaway! I would love to see more Fat quarters!

iggard said...

I love your site and your variety of fabric is astounding. I can find all the fabric I need in one spot.
Improvements? Possibly offer interfacing as well, this way people don't have to get it from somewhere else. I also agree with one comment about fabric matching - perhaps categories of different colors throughout all collections. Other than that, I LOVE your site, your variety and everything I have received.

Jessica's Photography said...

I think it would be great to have tutorials on what to make with the fabulous fabric that you offer. Or just have little sewing tips weekly. It might be cool to have some sort of program to arrange different fabrics together, so when buying you can see how things match together.

Also I love the bundles that you put together.

sparklepetal said...

I love your site, there is so much to browse! One thought though - would it be possible to include a thumbnail picture of a representative print from each collection on the 'Fabric By Collection' page? There are so many brilliant collections nowadays that sometimes I don't remember which one is in my mind and have to click on several before I find it. Of course that means I remember a whole load of *other* fabrics that I also want! So maybe you're onto a winner to keep it as it is!

Barb said...

Thanks for the great give-away and congrats on your success! I love to search by colour and by coordinating fabrics.

Agnes said...

You've got a great webstore. As many other commenters, I'd like to see more FQ or 1/2 yd bundles of a mixture of fabrics (not necessarily from the same collection). Buying fabric online is difficult to match or examine color due to monitor, light conditions while photographing etc. Searching by colour schemes might also be helpful.
Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary!

sew obsessed said...

I love your fabric bundles and think their a great idea. It's difficult to know how colours and prints will go together when you buy on line.
I personally would love to see scrap bags they are brillant for small projects and are another good way of getting lots of prints to see what they are like.
Thanks for the giveaway

Dragonfly said...

Congratulations!

I love your shop - it's a treasure trove for us fabric-starved Brits!

A colour selector would be a great addition!

Alexandra said...

More patterns please!

I love the site.... Right off to pick some more!

Kelly said...

As a few have said i would love to see more fatq bundles or being able to mix & match some for myself,
but that said i don't think you need to change too much as you have the best selection of fabric around!

Ellenanddavid said...

First of all, I think it is fine the way it is. But, I do run into out of stock a lot. Also, I think showing everything by the yard and allowing people to put in 1/2 yard quantity would be less confusing.

Sarah said...

The fabric stacks featured on etsy are easier to look at/gauge the way a fabric is truly going to look in person.

Millie said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary. I think if there were co-ordinating fabrics shown with each fabric it would be good, maybe ones form other designers. It's not always easy to judge colour on a computer screen.

nathalievan said...

It would be nice if we had the possibility to make custom FQ bundles !

La MaƱosa said...

Congrats on two years!

My only suggestion would be to change the fabric listings so that when you are out of stock, the image of the particular fabric would be removed. Or, if you are expecting a shipment of more of that fabric, maybe a message saying that you are "temporarily" out of stock so that I know to check back.

Thanks for asking!

Tanya said...

i work in tech and my first thought would be to update the look/feel of your website. it looks very 'dated' to me.

from a buyer perspective - offering solids and a way to "match" fabrics if needed.

Megan said...

I would love to see more fat quarter sets. Also, maybe some coordinating solids included in some of your 1/2 yard sets.

Congratulations of 2 years! You're my favorite store to buy fabric from!

Karen said...

Great job with the organic fabrics. Would it be possible to show only the fabrics you do have in stock.

Sonia said...

First of all: I rec'd my order of christmas fabric today :) You are one of the few stores that is offering Christmas fabric. yes, I know it's June, but I need an early start! lol

Second...I would like to see more fat quarter sets. Smaller sets, like 4 or 5, not the entire collections.

I lurrvve the new cosmo cricket line!

allenada said...

In your redesign please indicate the scale of the fabric--maybe a ruler next to each swatch.

Shannon B said...

I'd love for there to be a ruler or something on the photos of the fabric to get an idea of the size of a pattern.

Congrats on 2 years! Have ordered from your website and etsy store several times and always get my fabric quickly.

Freda said...

Congrats on 2 years!!! I would like to see more fat quarter bundles like the veggies one from Oh Fransson.

Jennifer said...

I've been shopping from you for nearly two years! Time sure goes by fast...

I would love to see solids incorporated into your stacks. Sometimes I see a stack and I have a hard time matching the solids to the prints since it is all online. That's the only improvement I can think of... I love Fabricworm!

Jennifer :)

Andy said...

First of all, I love that you have a way to search for children's fabrics! The only recommendation I can think of would be to add some type of search by color and/or a color matcher. I don't usually buy an entire line of fabrics, and when I buy online I'm usually looking for certain colors to add to a project. A "search by color" feature would make it easier for me to find what I was looking for!
Congrats on the anniversary and I wish you many happy and successful years to come!

make it perfect said...

Congratulations Cynthia - so proud of you!

I would love to see if fabric is out of stock on the main viewing page before I click on the swatch to order - just to save time and disappointment when I go to order a fabric only to find it is out of stock...I do love seeing all the fabric you have stocked previously though - great eye candy!
xx

Val Miller said...

lots of great ideas already, but def. think that knowing whether the fabric is out of stock before clicking would save the disappointment. Also wish, that after you added to cart, and said return to shopping it took you back to where you were. Congrats and great job!!

Tanya said...

I love bundles, not always just by one designer but co-ordinating colors, designs!
Congratulations!

Julie said...

Congratulations on the anniversary! I'd love to see more FQ bundles too!

syocom said...

Just so you know I love your site and only recently have found it. I don't even know if this is possible but older line of some fabrics would be nice. And something to scale against weather it be a quarter or a measuring tape. That would be nice. I'm looking forward to your new lines of fabric coming out.

Ashley said...

Larger thumbnails for easier browsing and more solids to match with the prints would be super.

thelastpiece said...

You must know I love your shop Cynthia, I order from you often enough :) ha ha don't change a thing, you always have a great selection of interesting things and the best new lines. Maybe some solids would be good - Kona cottons? And maybe the ability to pre-order fabrics too so I don't have to panic they'll be gone when I get there?

Kara_Lee_H said...

I love your shop! I think offering some sort of color matching program would be fantastic. Adding some coordinating Kona cotton solids to fabric sets would be pretty great too.

Nicole said...

I looooove all your fabrics!! I saw someone suggest combining solids along with prints in your quilt stacks- I would love that too!!! Thanks so much for the great giveaway and happy anniversary!! :)

whoopdedoo_5 said...

I have to say that fabricworm is my favorite place to buy fabric and even though the economy hit me pretty hard I still was able to continue shopping with you! :) I do like the custom bundles you have on etsy versus on your online store (which I think you have now). Also another thing is when an item is sold out maybe take that fabric offline instead of keeping it online and put the pic back up when it is in stock? Or put sold out on the pic so we dont have to click on it before we see its sold out?? THANKS! LOVE ALL YOUR FABRIC!! :)

Jodie said...

I find it really easy to navigate around the site which is great. The only thing I can suggest is to split the links on the left into sections. (So all the fabric together and then the FAQs etc separately.) I hope that makes sense. Thanks for a great giveaway :)

Alissa said...

It's a great website! I would change the website to have out-of-stock prints not show up differently when you search vs. when you browse (relative to whether the images show up or not).
If the out-of-stock prints are kept on the website, is there a way to indicate if they've been reordered, or just haven't been deleted from the database? If they're not reordered, at what point are they removed?

Also, I like fabric stores where you can easily find prints in similar colors, whether it be another sort on the left navigation bar (see all blue fabric), or a link directly from a particular print (see all others with the hue/color in this partcular print by clicking on the color you like). Don't sort exclusively by color - it's really annoying when I can't find a whole collection. But having that be one option would be nice.

I would also probably buy more fabric if there were blog-type posts about fabric selection that would help me create my own equivalent of the designer bundles you make.

Thanks!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your web-site but that is not what you really want to hear. The ONLY thing I would change and I know it is hard to keep up, would be to remove the fabric when it is out of stock. You get ready to buy and then find it is gone. thank you for this chance.

Patty said...

I agree that more FQ would be nice. Keep up the good work.

Sherri said...

I love your shop and the assortment you offer...I love how the fabric photos are in circles...and I love how easy it is to navigate and find what you're looking for! Custom FQ bundles would be a great thing to offer...or more mini FQ bundles!

Jennifer said...

I love Fabricworm, my only suggestion would be to have the cart total at the top of the screen show in a different color its hard to see. Congratulations!!

Terriaw said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! I have to confess that I didn't realize Birch Fabrics were your endeavor. They are gorgeous! I love the fat quarter bundles you offer, so keep those coming.

Angie said...

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Kris said...

I would love more ways to browse the fabric, especially color and by print types. I'm often looking for a specific color to coordinate with something else and it would be great to just look through the blues or reds or whatever. Thanks!

Molly said...

Congratulations on 2 years! Hmm... maybe linen or linen-blend solids in just the basics--white, cream, and taupe. Recently I've been eyeing Kei Kerchief Girl in red or turquoise but it's been out of stock for quite awhile. Will you be getting more? Maybe an update on this item's page would be helpful. Thanks for a chance to win!

9patchnurse said...

Oh my gosh, I am loving your fabrics and need to go shop (I will ignore my fabric diet for a splurge). I would like to see some solids and basics mixed in with the other awesome fabric lines. Thanks so much for Lizzy House and Heather Ross fabrics and I am nuts for the Birch fabrics.

Bethany said...

I love the site, more fabric stacking would be a great idea and I like the idea of virtual layouts of fabric. Also, being able to search by category/theme for novelties would be helpful.

Laurel said...

I love your site and shop! I was SO happy to see that you are adding some FQ stacks - that would've been my first suggestion for the shop. As far as the site, I'd like to see an option to search fabrics by color. Thanks so much and Happy Anniv to Fabricworm!

Polly said...

Thanks for the givaway! I like buying fabric by the yard instead of half yard, if the cart could pop up in a separate window and lastly, if the fabric would maybe not be there if it was out of stock? Your site is great, though! Like the clean white look! Polly

Hannah said...

It would be great to be able to sort by colour. Also, a ruler or item for reference on the print size.

Lauren said...

I absolutely love your fabric bundles! You have such great taste and I look forward to seeing new ones every time I visit your site.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

My suggestions would be more solid color fabric and also larger pictures of the patterns. It is hard to tell the detail on the small pictures.

Lauren said...

I would like to see a scale measure for all of the pictured fabric. I think many of the prints are cute, but I have no idea what size they are in relation to other fabrics I might use them with or for clothes. Love your site and your selection, always fabulous!

Megs said...

I love fabricworm, and I love the bundles that you co-ordinate and put together. Perhaps you could offer the same in FQ's?
Thanks!

Marcia said...

Happy anniversary. Please enter me into your giveaway. I like your fabric stacks and the Oh!Fransson! links. I prefer queen size quilts so would like to see fabric stacks with both patterns and solids that have enough fabric to make the larger quilt. A fabric stack with a free pattern included would be nice. I like modern fabric. Good prices are also important.

Carolyn G said...

I love your store,and you have a great site. I would love to see you sell charm packs, fat quarter packs in different sizes. Some large sets, but also some small sets.

Isabella Golightly said...

I'd like to see more fabric bundles - the possibilities are always inspiring, and maybe some more linens? Apart from that, I love everything!

Teresa said...

More Fat Quarters with the solid/print matches!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the site:) Congrats on the two years!!!

Jennifer said...

I love your selection of fabrics! My only disappointment has been when I see a bundle that I HAVE to have and I click on them... they're out of stock. :( Some small indication, maybe even in the title, that you're out would be great so I wouldn't get my hopes up too much. I would also love to see more smaller fat quarter and half yard bundles (6 or 4 fabrics). Thanks for the giveaway!

Pilgrim Days said...

i love all your fabrics...esp the japanese imports

CraftyMummy said...

Love your site! I often drool over fabric there! I especially love the bundles but I sometimes wish I could see a photo of each of the fabrics in them somehow.

By the way I often link to you from my blogposts to share my fabulous finds. If you ever decided to have an affiliate program I'd be there!

Sharon said...

I have no clue. I just came across your site and am in love with the fabric!

Nancy said...

I'm a scrappy quilt maker, so fat quarter bundles are my favorite. Your custom bundles are great, too, and the collaboration with Oh Fransson is a fabulous idea. Doing this with other designers might be a new idea. By the way, thanks for offering this giveaway! Love your blog and site!

Regina said...

I love your site! I can't really think of any way you could improve it. It is easy to navigate, friendly, and the pages are inspirational. Keep up the great work!

Cynthia said...

I checked out your site and it is incredible! The fabric swatches are big enough to see and everything is so well organized. You also have a huge selection.

Janet said...

Your site is very easy to navigate compared to some. I love that there is a button to click on to go to the site. I love that when you open an area of the store - eg organic fabric - everything comes up on one page. The one thing I would sometimes like is to be able to see a bigger swatch of the fabric. Thanks for the great giveaway.

EG said...

I love the look of the site and the organization of the site. The only thing I've run into is that it can be disheartening to find a fabric or bundle and think "Yes!" only to then notice the "out of stock" label. Maybe just remove the out of stock options, or put them in a different category in case people want to browse them and request re-orders.

katherine said...

I'd be tempted to switch up the design of your site, and move to something more custom, that allows more flexibility. It would be neat to have a gallery where people could post photos of things they've made with your lines, discussion etc.

lulubloom said...

Congrats on the 2 years!

My suggestions will echo what others have said...
- larger fabric swatches or a way to see scale or see more of the print. I'd also prefer a square swatch image, rather than the circle since you might as well use the corner area to show more of the fabric.
- if an item is out of stock, remove its listing from the site. It ends up being a let down to see the swatch on the site and think it's in stock only to find out it is sold out.
- if a designer or collection doesn't have any items for sale within that respective category then I think the designer or collection shouldn't be listed, if that makes sense. Again, it just ends up being a let down.
- price by the yard
- offer FQs
- keep up the great work!! :)

emily minton said...

Fabricworm is always my first stop for fabric purchases. I love the bundles, and think even more fat quarter bundles would be great!

I wholeheartedly agree about the need for more organic v. conventionally grown cotton, so keep up the great work with birch and with stocking other options (Cloud9) as well! :)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

LOVE your shope and LOVE this line! Fat quarter and pre-matched fabric stacks are what I always go for. Maybe more combos with quilt patterns?

luckycharm said...

I've beeen very pleased with ur website with 1 exception. You are often out of so many prints. It can be frustrating. It would make more sense that a fabric would drop from the list when you were out. Also what happened to flickr. There's still just the 1 pic you posted2 over 2 months ago and then nothing else. I'd love to see lots more. Also love the early bird!

Sew Lovins said...

LOVE love Love the organic fabrics and the new upoming lines! The only improvement that I could see would be to offer a discount if u buy a bunch of fabrics, from the store or etsy! Thanks a bunch...love the shop!

esquiltingpassion said...

What a great give away,I love your fabric stacks. I would like to see more Japanese fabric and coordinates.
I really enjoy your blog and do stop by frequently.
Elaine

Elizabeth said...

My suggestion is to have some way to gauge the size of the various fabrics/lines, like a virtual ruler. Thank you!

craftbition said...

Some indicator of scale on the website would be excellent. I am often left guessing how large a print is and have to look at other fabric sites to check.

Martina said...

I love your shop and find it is great done. A designwall would be great to see the fabric together. And I find your fabric stacks are so great so there could be more.
Thanks so much for the give away!

Annette said...

I am not sure what should change, but I would love to see the 'simpleness' of the website stay. I like how clean it looks, and how things are very easy to find. No unnecessary mess. It looks great:)

Anett said...

I would love to be able to choose a price range and/or size (fat quarter, half yard, full yard)

Mystica said...

Could we have some matching system of solids with prints etc to guide those of us who are novices.

kaita said...

I love your fabric stacks, the more the better. And solids would be great, too.

Christine said...

love to enter the giveaway...love organic cotton...and on blogs I just love to see quilts and fabric

jeneaevan said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I would love to see more coordinating yard bundles. Also, if a fabric is out of stock, it would be nice to know if/when it will be restocked. Thank you for the chance to win!

Anja said...

I would love to see more FQ bundles, they are sooo pretty!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy C said...

Please put links from your bundles to the individual fabrics so it's easy to buy yardage of favorite prints

Lilly said...

Hi,
Congrats on your Anniversary!
And thanks a lot for this lovely giveaway!
I would like to see more patterns and maybe books too.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Your website is very user friendly and not cluttered. I like that! I will agree with pricing by the yard instead of half yard and maybe adding some rulers and templates at some point.
Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your milestone!

Sarah N. said...

I was drooling this morning, looking through all the various pages on your site. I love your taste in fabrics! The only thing I could see to improve is on the "Fabric by Collection" page, it would be helpful if it were in alphabetical order.

Congrats on your anniversary and thanks for the great giveaway!

Shelly said...

I would like to see fabric stacks and FQ bundles that combined specific prints from a collection. Usually they are sold by colorway, but often I really like a certain print and want it in all colorways, rather than with the other prints in one colorway. This is especially true for the blenders and smaller prints, that make such good mixing fabrics.

cara said...

I'm fairly new to your site, but looooove your choice in fabrics. Keep making the bundles because it is really helpful, as I spend way too many hours in the fabric stores attempting to create something close to your beautiful fabric stacks!

Congrats on 2 years and thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

brissmith said...

love your site it would be better if I had money to spend there or a gallery of creations using your fabrics I find that inspiring Susan

Nana said...

I would love to see more fat quarters and a way to see if fabrics coordinate, if possible.

Rosa-kreattiva said...

Very nice site of your shop. I love all the fabrics. You can never get the same assortiment in italian shops.
Thanks for a chance to win your yummy blog candy!
sorry for my english spero di vincere un saluto dall'Italia bye bye rosa
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fieryone said...

This is one of my favourite shops. The only thing i would change is the out of stock. Often I click on something that interests me only to find it's out of stock. It needs to be much more noticeable.

Sara said...

I'd like to see a View All in the patterns section. I don't always know each of the designers, and would like to brows all of the patterns available. I also like the idea of having an example of fabric next to each designers name in the fabric by designer.

chimes said...

I would like to see a view all in the patterns section and it would be nice to feature some of your newest fabrics on the front page, and some sale fabrics on the front page (like fatquartershop.com does).

I love reading your blog, and I'm excited that you've been in business for 2 years. Congrats!

~d~ said...

I love your website - Maybe a mix of fat quarter bundles that coordinate, but aren't necessarily from the same fabric line (for the mix and match challenged ones of us ...)

Marianne said...

When I buy fabric by the yard, I am often interested in more then 1 yard. Having a total of stock on hand would be nice so I would know if I can place an order for what I need. I hope that makes sense and congrats and a very quick 2 years

James-Linda said...

CONGRATS!
WOW! THAT'S A TOUGH ONE:HOW ABOUT MORE FQ'S! PRETTY MUCH LOVE YOUR BLOG AS IS! LOVE,LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

SewOverwhelmed said...

I love your site and your selection of fabrics. I would suggest showing more of the fabric or with a ruler or something to give perspective. I like how www.fabrictales does this by giving 2 pictures. The fabric bundles are the best! Perhaps more "guest" bundles from popular quilting blogs like the Oh Fransson ones. They always sell out so quickly!and are so unique to your site. Good Luck and congrats on the anniversary.

Michele said...

Fabricworm is how I "discovered" the Cloud 9 and Birch organic cottons in the first place! Thank you for that.......I had no idea they were available in the marketplace. My only suggestion for an improvment, would be a measuring tape at the side of the swatches, to show the scale of the prints. I find that a helpful tool when choosing fabric. Michele

Tricia said...

So many people said what I was going to say! More solids and some kind of color search/matching/suggestion tool. Love the site!

jenny said...

I would really like it if your inventory and prices were up to date on both your etsy and .com site.
Also, if you take uniform pictures of everything (with a ruler or a coin), that would be useful. Sometimes you can't trust one shade of green to perfectly match a different shade of green.

Leigh said...

I love the circle swatches of fabric, but there are times I see a fabric I don't recognize and I don't know the scale of the print- Something in the pic for size reference or something in the description would be great! I love your site, such great selection!

Andy said...

I'd love to see more fabric "categories". You currently have solid fabrics, but it would be great if there were options for things like "polka dots" or "stripes".

Sarah said...

I usually buy fabric by collection, but sometimes I would like to see how multiple collections would look together. While this is easy to do in a store, I don't ever feel like I am really "seeing" the fabric online. So, my suggestion is: more fabric bundles with mixes of different collections.

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

I would love it if you would carry thread and especially organic thread. I have a hard time finding organic thread and trims. I love what you do carry!

Nicholas said...

I would love to see some kind of digital wall where I could see how fabrics work together within one another. That would be delightful.

Finnskimo said...

I love your site. I think I'd like to order the fabric sets together as yards, as well as fat quarters though!

My Little Cupcake said...

I love Fabric Worm! I would really like to be able to order more yard and half yard bundles since I make a lot of clothes for my two year old girl. Thanks!

Betsy said...

Congratulations!
I would like an option to see a swatch of the fabric that is not a circle. The circle is cute, but for some of the fabrics it doesn't show enough of the repeat to get a feel for the overall fabric.

Kim Morin Weineck said...

I think your site is easier to navigate than most where I easily get visual fatigue.

Your fabric collections are great. I'd love some solids in them to bulk them up and keep the price low.

Thanks and I hope I win!

Debbie B said...

I'm loving all your patterns & fabrics! More fabric stacks. I always like to see what fabric combinations look like.

jojo's circus said...

Hi I love the ease which you can continuously scroll through the fabrics without waiting for pages to load..but prices by the yard would be easier to work from and perhaps a "complimentary fabric suggestion" for some of the patterns with solids or filler fabrics, not from the same line but from others that would work together in person.. not distorted by screen colours? does that make sense??

littleray said...

i love the selections and the quality of service. my only suggestion is some of the fabrics when you click on them are not avaiable, it would be good if they are not in the same section as the ones that are available.

Jennifer said...

The site is pretty easy to use. I like other's ideas for more fat quarter bundles.

Kristen said...

Well, I love your bundles and I think I've purchased nearly every single Oh Fransson set. I just received the first of the Birch fabrics and just let me swoon! The selvedges are even works of art!!!!!!! Ordering more as we speak. I guess I don't have any suggestions because I love shopping on your site (my credit card just ran screaming from the room)...thanks for the chance to win!!11

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Tamiko said...

My only real input has already been solved! (knowing a fabric is out of stock before clicking on it).

I think it would be nice to be able to purchase amounts smaller than a half yard or more fat quarter packs. Other than that I love your site!

Tara said...

I've shopped from the etsy store mostly but love what you have!
Fat quarters would be fun, I always find something to do with them.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Nichole said...

I was so pleasantly surprised by all of the great fabric you have and the prices:) I really do love the site. One thing I know is important to me is a permanent shopping cart and an account, so that you have my info. when I go to buy. That's all. Hope this helps.

Erica said...

I have only recently discovered your site through Oh Fransson! I am SO pleased with what I have ordered thus far and anxiously await the order which I know is coming my way. I would love to see complimentary solid bundles for the monthly Oh Fransson bundles. Even if it's just 6 fq's which coordinate, it would be great, especially in my neck of the woods where great mod and organic fabrics are nearly impossible to find. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary!

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