Spoonflower folks may be surprised to learn that having ready access to my own fabrics printed by my own fabric printing company has by no means curtailed my patronage of excellent local fabric shops. (Thimble Pleasures and Mulberry Silks, if you want to take a peek.) Great fabric is great fabric, after all, and I go out of my way to support small businesses. I bet you do, too.
So perhaps you'll be as excited as I am to learn about Project 95, a new database of independently-owned fabric and quilt shops in beta testing mode. I emailed Sarah Moon this morning to add one of my local fabric shops to the map. I also inquired as to whether they also want to add those of you who sell your own fabric designs in your Etsy shops and websites, but who don't have brick-and-mortar stores. I'll let you know what I hear, but it wouldn't hurt to email Sarah Moon yourself if you want to make a case for inclusion--or add an independently-owned shop in your town, of course! (Emails should use "Add a Project 95 Shop" as the subject line.) Thanks to Craft Magazine for the heads-up!