Shopping for fabric can be overwhelming. There are so many different colors and types of fabrics available, and the prices can range from a few dollars a yard to over one hundred. Home decor fabrics tend to be more expensive, so you want to be happy with what you select. Following a few basic guidelines will help you in your selection process.
If the sum total of your sewing tools includes a pair of scissors from the kitchen junk drawer, a rusty needle you keep around to dig out slivers, and a roll of duct tape... you have a little shopping to do. The quality and type of tools you use for home decor sewing can make the difference between a project that was fun to make and you're proud to display, and one you feel like hurling out the window.