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Old 05-18-2008, 03:03 PM   #1
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Where do you buy your buttons?
Hi everyone. I'm finishing up my first project that requires buttons (talia from knitty) and I have no idea where to look for cute buttons so I'm looking for some ideas. Anyone have suggestions?

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Old 05-18-2008, 03:31 PM   #2
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I go to the laundrymat and steal them off people's clothes when they aren't looking.
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So THAT's why they are always missing! I knew it!
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Old 05-18-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
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Hi everyone. I'm finishing up my first project that requires buttons (talia from knitty) and I have no idea where to look for cute buttons so I'm looking for some ideas. Anyone have suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
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I find some at Joann fabric's. Also our new LYS has a great selection, a little pricey if you have lots of $$$ you need to spend
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Old 05-18-2008, 06:51 PM   #5
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I don't live in a button rich area. Sometimes I find buttons at Joann Fabics, and I have also found a some at a locally owned quilt shop (actually I have found really nice buttons at another quilt shop I got to go to). I have even gotten buttons from Wal-Mart, but selection and quality are not the greatest.

I have also made finds at second hand stores. I found one once that had the left overs of buttons (brand new) from when a fabric shop closed down. I bought a whole bunch. And close to Knitting Guy's idea, I have looked at clothes at second hand stores for nice buttons, but I actually buy the item and then salvage the buttons. LOL Yard sales are another possibility, and the season is just starting here. :-)
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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My Joann's has a few but they never seem to have what I need at the time. My LYS has a few, and a quilt shop nearby has a great selection. Next time I need some buttons, I'm going to the quilt shop first!
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I usually get buttons at Walmart. But then, I've never made a nice garment that needed buttons.
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:00 AM   #8
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I get my buttons... at thrift shops and yard sales.

In other words, I collect buttons whenever I can and keep them in a big coffee can.

Then whenever I need some, I pour the whole thing out onto the table, sort through and choose just the right style, color and size - and scoop the rest back into the can.

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PS - this coffee can makes... a great doorstop!
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:30 AM   #9
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there are some cool online shops for different buttons. I too got some cool ones at Joannes, but was in need of something.....cooler.
I go to:
http://www.shellswholesale.com/products.asp?Category=72
also I LOVE www.buttonbug.com
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I get them at my sewing store, old clothes ready for the rag bag, my LYS and any that I find. I wondered where the buttons from my laundry went, lol lol.
AC Moore has a good supply of them.
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