Crafters shop local has launched a new database (in Beta) aimed to help cratfy guys and gals make more of their materials purchases from independent quilt and fabric stores.

Says Project 95, "Did you know that 95 percent of fabric shoppers make their purchases at chain stores? That’s right, only 5 percent shop independents. Let’s change that." I think everyone knows that shopping inide and local helps communties flourish, but it's not always easy (I heart Target...).

The site lets you search by area and locate shops on a handy Google map. I quickly located my favorite indie shop in Seattle - Stitches. I wanted to see if could find some in Paris too. Imagine visiting an indie fabric store on you next vacation! You'll need to know a zip code to get the map going, but I still wasn't able to find any places in Paris - yet. The project has just released in Beta and I'm excited to watch it evolve.

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