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BEST Fabric Store

2002 BEST Fabric Store, North

Zimman’s

Lynn

Shorn of design hype, Zimman’s simply has the broadest selection of upholstery and drapery fabrics in the metro region. By buying directly from mills, Zimman’s offers tapestries, jacquards, chintzes, and damasks that escape the usual designer portfolios, freeing would-be redecorators… read more»

2002 BEST Fabric Store, West

Fabric Place

Framingham

Who knew cloth could be such a passion-inducing topic? The folks at Fabric Place, apparently. Even domestic neophytes are blown away by the possibilities in this store. Bolts by the thousands—in shiny floral chintzes, neo-Yankee plaids, and high-tech eggplant-colored sheers… read more»

2000 BEST Fabric Store

Fabric Place

Randolph

Had there been a Fabric Place down the road from the von Trapp family, Maria could not only have outfitted those seven kids in patterns and colors more exciting than the bedroom drapes, but she could’ve consulted with an at-home… read more»

1999 BEST Fabric Store

Zimman’s

Lynn

The selection of fabrics is so enticing it makes you think about taking that adult ed upholstery course. Whether you’re looking for a snippet for the perfect set of throw pillows or vast yardage for lush drapes to pool along… read more»

1998 BEST Fabric Store

The Fabric Place

Framingham

When we notices our Martha Stewart-wannabe friends actually leaving the city to buy their shantungs and chintzes, the answer was clear: for price, selection, and service, The Fabric Place wins hems-down. Whether you need custom drapes or bias tape, the… read more»

1997 BEST Fabric Store

The Fabric Place

Framingham

The ad reads, “New England’s Largest Selection of Fabrics,” and they are not kidding. Started by twin sisters in 1946, this store has grown to include way more than fabric. Lampshades, pillow fillers, knitting supplies, curtain hardware, craft supplies, and… read more»

1996 BEST Fabric Store, Decorative

Zimman’s

Lynn

This family business carries unusual and high-end fabrics that you won’t find at the other huge fabric stores, as well as everybody’s favorites—Waverly, Schumacher, etc. Competitive prices, too. read more»

1992 BEST Fabric Store

North End Fabrics

Boston

The place was always great for a few things, but now it has everything from silks and satins to upholstery fabrics. read more»

1991 BEST Fabric Store

The Fabric Place

Framingham

Fabrics for curtains, upholstery, clothes, and crafts, plus friendly help, a roomful of remnants, and easy parking. read more»

1986 BEST Fabric Store

North End Fabrics

It’s hard to find a decent fabric store these days. The dwindling number of people who sew their own clothes has caused many textile shops to close, and most of those that remain are either large chains with uninspired inventories… read more»