As a small time designer, it is always a challenge to find good fabrics. Trips to the city can be costly for wholesale fabric finds and local fabric stores are expensive and purely retail. Through the grapevine, I discovered a great wholesale fabric store not so far from home. It is called Prairie Salvage Fabrics and is in South Bend, Indiana. Check out their site here: http://prairiesalvagefabrics.com/
Also, the owner is a talented upholsterer and offers great rates.