A Walk Through Home Fabrics & Rugs

A Walk Through Home Fabrics & Rugs


I like to do walk-throughs every once in awhile to show you interesting finds or introduce you to new places, but I also think it is helpful because I hear so often from people that they wish they had “the eye” to spot something good.  If you have been reading awhile, you know that I love a fruitful trip to Home Fabrics & Rugs.  I wrote about my fabric find from HF&R here, and they have stores all over the country.  See here for all their locations.  

Come on a walk with me…

One thing I noticed on this trip was that they have way more rugs than the last time I was here.

This could be a fun playroom rug.  (and all of those colors would help hide kid-ness)


They have everything from more traditional rugs to more contemporary rugs.  They carry lots of sizes, and if they don’t have the size you want, I believe it is free shipping to your door.


These jute/seagrass rugs looked like nice quality at fairly affordable prices.


But let’s get to the point…I’m here for fabric.  HF&R often carries fabric from stores that have upholstered pieces like West Elm and Pottery Barn, plus you will catch the occasional high-end designer fabric from Schumacher or Brunschwig&Fils.  Best of all, their fabrics are usually eight or nine dollars a yard.  Yes, you read that right.  On this particular trip, I found a couple of pretty Serena & Lily fabrics.

I’m always a sucker for a nice wide stripe.  Plus blue.


This one makes me think “al fresco dining”.  I imagine this fabric for the drapery, cream colored walls, a long wooden narrow farm table, white slipcovered chairs, and glass vessels filled with ferns for accessories.


If you have a tween girl (or a little one) in your life, I think this fabric would be a really great jumping off point.  In case you are fabric challenged when it comes to coordinating patterns and colors, HF&R does display fabrics that would work well together so that is helpful.


There is always a nice selection of outdoor fabrics here.


I just love this simple navy stripe.  This fabric is timeless.


This hand stamped look is beautiful, too.  It had a nice texture to it.  (it is upside down in the photo)


For a powerful punch, this geometric fabric would be awesome on a pair of chairs.  The weight and thick weave make it a perfect fabric for upholstery.


An important tip I have for shopping for fabric is to always do the The Fabric Test.  When you purchase a fabric, you want to make sure it is durable, well-made, the colors are not going to fade, and it is not going to fall apart.  A great way to test a fabric is to rub it vigorously for a few seconds and look at it.  If it pills, the color rubs, or it stretches outrageously, walk away.  Now the fabric may have a slight pull where you rubbed it, and that is normal.  But pilling or color rubbing are major no-no’s.

how to test fabric

If you need upholstery foam or pillows (poly and feather), they carry all of that.


And yes, they have trim, but I do wish they would carry embellishments that were a little simpler.  I typically use tapes and more simple trims, I’m not very tassel-y and bead-y.


If you need some simple linen panels, they have them at a terrific price.  They are not lined so if you want them to be a little fuller and more designer looking, you would have to add that.  But still a nice deal all in all.  They carry white and a tan color.


We had a nice trip, huh?  I do love to look at fabric, it is relaxing for me.  And I have a lot of it.  : )  I have been sorting things for a yard sale I plan on having on Saturday, and whew, it is hard for me to let go of some of my fabric.  Home Fabrics & Rugs is definitely worth the trip, and although I don’t find something amazing every time, my finds are more frequent than failures.  Happy Shopping! (and if you find something amazing, I’d love to hear about it!)

Written by Grace

  • Dorothy
    Posted at 11:35h, 22 July Reply

    Thanks for that tip on how to tell quality fabrics. I’ll be sure to use it.

    • Grace
      Posted at 15:26h, 22 July Reply

      Dorothy, you are so welcome! It is a handy little tip. 🙂 Thank you so much for your comment. G

  • Emily
    Posted at 12:16h, 22 July Reply

    Darn, they don’t have one in my area! Great fabric test lesson. Glad to know it now. Thanks Grace!

    • Grace
      Posted at 15:26h, 22 July Reply

      Emily, boo! Maybe you can catch one someday on a trip?? xo, G

  • Jill
    Posted at 19:05h, 22 July Reply

    Ok – Portland, Oregon needs one of these, although I am headed down to San Diego this weekend and may go check out that location!! Great source!!!!

  • Shalene
    Posted at 21:02h, 22 July Reply

    Fantastic Grace! I’ll definitely be going there for the new house. One question … You mentioned seagrass rugs, so I want your thoughts. I’m thinking of doing wall to wall seagrass in our bedrooms and flex space. Not sure if B will think it’s comfortable, but I love the look, and it’s supposed to be exceptionally durable. Would you recommend it? Yay or nay?

  • Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door
    Posted at 08:16h, 23 July Reply

    What a great place! I love my local fabric store but yours certainly takes it up a notch. 🙂

  • Rachel
    Posted at 16:27h, 25 July Reply

    I wish I lived closer to one of these! Do you happen to know the manufacturer or name of that first rug you posted (the possible playroom one)? Thanks a million!

  • marquezlatisha
    Posted at 01:55h, 12 August Reply

    Beautiful source for rugs and weirdly well-priced! Not bad for not having to actually go to Turkey.

    Beautiful source for rugs and weirdly well priced! not bad for not having to actually go to turkey.

    • Grace
      Posted at 22:31h, 21 September Reply

      Thank you. 🙂

  • wendy waldron
    Posted at 13:20h, 28 January Reply

    Hello Grace,

    I was so happy to see that you had visited a Home Fabrics and Rugs Store, There was a brick and mortar store in Fresno where I used to find the most amazing deals and selection but they closed in 2016. I’d be willing to travel to their stores, but can’t find a good source for open locations. Hoping to find those, I followed the links in your post but neither lead to anything more than a website of ads. Is the store you visited still open (I’m not quite sure where that is)? Do you have a working link for other store locations? Thanks so much. W

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