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Welcome! Thank you for stopping by to visit with us today.
Who is Discount Sewing Supply?
Our business started over 17 years ago (in January of 1999 to be precise) when we began as a part time seller on eBay, shortly after eBay came into being. Our original idea was to service people who lived in out-of-the-way areas, and who did not have easy access to craft stores.
I already knew of one lady living in Kansas for whom it was a 2-day adventure to go to her "local" fabric store. She drove the 280 miles it took to get there, stayed overnight in a local motel, went to the store to shop as soon as they opened next morning, then drove 280 miles home, when her shopping spree was done!
For someone like us, who had craft stores almost on every street corner at that time, having to drive 280 miles to buy fabric was unimaginable.
As a result, Discount Sewing Supply came into being.
In 2008 or thereabouts, jelly rolls appeared on the scene. If fabric manufacturers could offer a jelly roll using one collection of their fabric lines, why couldn't we create our own custom jelly rolls, offering color combinations using fabrics from multiple manufacturers, that buyers might find attractive for using in their quilting projects?
We started offering 40-strip jelly rolls, with 2 strips each of 20 different fabrics in a single color, such as green, pink, blue, etc. These were a great hit.
Then a customer wrote to us, asking if we could offer a jelly roll that contained less than 40 strips, as she had way too many left over after completing her project.
Nobody that we knew of had ever offered a 20-strip jelly roll before. We Googled our fingers off, looking for jelly rolls with less than 40 strips. We found nothing.
Well obviously there was a demand for smaller jelly rolls, so why could WE not be the ones to offer the first "mini" jelly roll? And so, in August of 2008, we listed our first 20-strip jelly rolls on eBay, about half a dozen of them in different color combinations. Goodness! We couldn't keep them on the shelves. We couldn't produce them fast enough to satisfy the appetite for them!
We are proud to lay claim to offering the first ever online listing for a 20-strip jelly roll. Our customer who originally asked for a smaller jelly roll had NO idea what she was starting - and to be honest, at the time, neither did we!
And so it was, our Jelly Roll department was born.
Today we offer hundreds of different fabric combinations, mostly 20 strip jelly rolls, in all sorts of colors and themes. We also sell on Etsy and Bonanza, with a few more sites on the horizon. Our own website, however, will always be our Number One outlet for all of our inventory.
We opened our own website in the first quarter of 2012. It is a permanent "Ongoing Work In Progress" as we add and remove inventory several times a week, and implement updates to help make your shopping experience more enjoyable.
Our aim is for our web store to be a one-stop shopping experience where you will be able to find everything for your sewing and quilting needs. As soon as we can get all of our inventory uploaded, that is......
We have a huge inventory of all kinds of fabrics, notions, threads, sewing machines, books and other merchandise to be added to our store. It will take time for us to get this merchandise listed, so please check back often, as we will be adding new products to our store on a regular basis.
It's our pleasure to welcome you to our little corner of the world.
Look for our Klearance Korner, where discontinued jelly rolls and end-of-bolt fabrics amongst other things will be offered.
Have you purchased fabric from us and made something with it? Have your photo posted on our Customer Wall of Fame. Check out the page for details.
We will be offering a category named "Nothing To Do With Sewing" , where we will offer all kinds of merchandise, new and gently used, in a wide and varying range of topics that have nothing at all to do with sewing, as the name suggests.
If you are searching for a specific item and cannot find it, please contact us. It's possible that it may be sitting here in our inventory. If we have it, we'll list it for you.
If you have any questions that you would like to ask of us, please send a message using the form on our CONTACT page (link located just below our logo, top left on any page).
If you have read through all of this, God Bless You! We thank you and would like to reward you by offering you a coupon for a 10% discount off any of our jelly rolls or fabric by the yard items. Use the contact link above to write to us and ask for your "10% Reward Coupon". We will email it to you.
Thanks again for stopping by to see us. We hope you will visit us again soon!