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|Pacific Fabrics & Crafts|
|It's hard to believe that Pacific Fabrics & Crafts' family of attractive stores is the eventual result of selling rags, but that is our story.|
|In 1917 Jules Glant founded Pacific Iron & Metal as a recycling center where metal and other items were collected, cleaned, packaged and sold throughout the world for reutilization. In the early days Jules would set out daily on horse and wagon collecting old scrap metal, bottles, paper and rags, returning to the "yard" with his wagon full. Jules passed his vision and dedication along to his son, and today his grandsons keep that vision alive in operating Pacific Iron & Metal.|
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts evolved out of the company's processing of
rags. Old discarded fabric items, surplus fabrics and trimmings from
area manufacturers were sold at the company's warehouse on 4th
Avenue South in downtown Seattle to thrifty housewives who used them
to make quilts, blankets, home furnishings and garments for their
Throughout the Second World War, the company's rag business thrived as they supplied the nation's industries with rag items critical for production. Pacific Iron & Metal held a position of national prominence in the reclamation of materials for the war efforts.
In the post-war years, factors such
as government legislation, the labeling act and the advent of synthetic
fibers created the need for a transition in the rag business.
Pacific Iron & Metal began to purchase fabrics in bulk from mills,
factories and suppliers, making these new fabrics available at the same
reasonable prices customers had come to expect. The company expanded
their retail outlets to Seattle neighborhoods and suburbs. Each store
opened its doors with the same no-frills concept: fabric remnants
displayed on long tables that customers eagerly sorted through for their
own special purpose.
Years passed and our name was changed from Pacific Iron & Metal to Pacific Iron’s Fabric World and eventually to today’s name, Pacific Fabrics & Crafts. The no-frills style has been replaced with modern interiors that are inviting to the eye and appealing to the soul of the fabric connoisseur.
Oh, but there are still exceptional
values available! We still offer remnant wools, rayons, cottons and more
from leading mills and design houses. Today, as in the early years,
savvy shoppers can find superior values in fabrics that have been seen
in designer ready-to-wear or decorator lines.
Customers have long trusted our reputation for outstanding service, exciting and forward-thinking product offerings and an unbeatable selection that sets us apart from the national chain stores. Furthermore, people appreciate the dedication the company has shown towards the advancement of the sewing arts through its educational programs and special events designed for the beginner and the advanced seamstress alike.
Today, Pacific Fabrics & Crafts remains committed to the values that our customers have come to know us by. Personal service is a point of pride and purpose for us and our goal is to provide exceptional value, quality and service to you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know Pacific Fabrics & Crafts and we look forward to getting to know you better too. Happy sewing!
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts has served the Pacific Northwest for over 100 years."
Pacific Fabrics & Crafts recognizes that you may not want (or have
time!) to sew all of the projects you can dream up. To help with this,
we offer a wide range of Custom Sewing Services
to help you make your dreams a reality. You can be your own designer
with the help of our custom workroom! Here’s an idea of what we can do:
|Are you a quilter who loves to piece, but never seems to find the time to finish? We offer Custom Quilting Services to make finishing those quilts a breeze! Contact any of our stores for more information or email us to request a brochure.|
|Scissors getting dull? We offer Custom Sharpening Services in each of our stores. Contact your nearest store for more information.|
|Be Our Guest! Need a place for your group, club or guild to meet? Or maybe just a large area to lay our your quilt top or work on a project with friends? Unless previously scheduled, our classrooms are available during our opening hours and we'd love to have you! Just call the store ahead of time to check the schedule and reserve space.With|
|Eight Locations, please visit Pacific Fabrics & Crafts at:|
|Bellevue - Bremerton - Everett - Galleria - Northgate - Puyallup - Online - Outlet on 4th|
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