Sponsored giveaway: Fashionable Fabrics

by KateG on 07/08/2011

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We would like to welcome advertiser Tonia Levens of Fashionable Fabrics to whipup.net today, to feature her business and to offer a fantastic giveaway to our readers. 

Fashionable Fabrics was started in 2004 as a dream to provide fashion forward novelty fabrics to crafters and seamstresses. As crafters ourselves, we were often frustrated that we could not find all of our favorite designer novelty fabrics in one location. Very few of these fabrics can be found in the large fabric retail chains. This resulted in the birth of our website. We have a strong passion for what we do and we promise to provide you with the best quality products we are able to find.

Where else to find Fashionable Fabrics online: Shop :: Facebook :: Twitter: @fashionablefabrics :: Newsletter Sign-up

Fashionable fabrics answered a few questions for us … 
What are you most excited about in your business right now?
We are so excited to see our business grow. We purchased the domain 2 years ago and completely made it our own.  We recently had to expand the “cutting room” to accommodate our growing inventory. We are still in the process of moving back into the space. I’m excited that we are able to offer a range of wonderful fabrics, sewing patterns, and notions at lower prices than brick and mortar and other online shops. What’s most exciting, is to read the comments customers leave us about how happy they are when they find our shop. It makes the countless hours of work feel worthwhile.
What was your inspiration to start your own business?
I liked to sew as a child but began using sewing as therapy then it turned into a passion. I was purchasing so much fabric it only made sense to start a fabric shop. An online shop was a perfect fit for Dennis and I. Since we have 2 young boys an online shop allows us to be flexible with our hours and work from home. I take care of the creative side of the business and since Dennis is a computer engineer he takes care of all things technical.  It is a perfect fit for our family
How do you balance work and family?
Balancing work and family can be a challenge. I could honestly work 24/7 on the site but I have to limit myself to hours that least interfere with my family. My priorities are God, family, then work. If I keep my priorities straight it all seems to work out.

What is next for your business?

We would love to be able to make our site completely customizable so that we can offer customers the option of different size cuts from 1/4 yard to full yards. We continually try to improve the site to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible to use.

Today Fashionable Fabrics are offering a prize of one $50 gift certificate to one lucky Whipup.net reader. So please leave a comment here to be in the running to win. You have 48 hours to enter. Winner will be chosen at random, announced here and contacted via email. Good luck!

Congratulations to Heather, who was randomly selected to win the $50 gift certificate for Fashionable Fabrics.  Thanks to everyone who left a comment.  Our next sponsored giveaway post will be this Sunday, 14th of August.

In addition Fashionable Fabrics offering a discount coupon to whipup.net readers  Use coupon code FFSew20 during checkout for 20% discount on all sewing patterns until the 21st of August 2011.

If you would like your business to be featured in a future Giveaway Post, visit our advertising page or email us at advertising[at]whipup[dot]net.

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