Miss Matatabi is run by Francis and based in Japan, as well as stocking Cotton and Steel she stocks all sorts of Japanese goodness all of which are a lot less than buying the same fabric here in the UK. For example the cheapest I can buy 2.5 metres of the C&S quilting cotton in the UK is £30 plus p&p and I managed to get this print for just £25 including p&p and thankfully no customs charges. I have since ordered one of the cotton lawns which has worked out at £32 inc p&p and would have been £40 plus p&p in the UK. Another good thing about using Etsy is sometimes you can get free delivery, just look out for offers on websites like My Voucher Codes before ordering. I may also have sneaked back online and ordered one of the fab barkcloth prints too ;) I got a sample of the barkcloth in my last order, it is a lovely weight and I am so excited for it to arrive!
Where are your favourite places to shop for fabric?