Shop Our Semi-Annual Storewide Sale April 12!

Semi-Annual Storewide Sale April 12
8:00 am   Preview Sale for Friends Club members
10:00 am   Doors Open to General Public

Join us on April 12 for our biggest sales event of the year, our semi-annual Storewide Sale! Our entire inventory of scrap materials is on sale! All retail store items are 50% off for Friends Club members, and 20% off for non-members.*

Friends Club members can also shop early for the best selection! Doors open to Friends Club members on April 12 at 8 am, and to the general public at 10 am. Friends Club memberships will be sold at the door.  For more information on our Friends Club program, go to our Friends Club page.

Questions?  Call 919-688-6960.

See you at the SALE!

*(Discounts apply to retail store materials only; artist items in the Green Gallery or Artist Marketplace are not included.)

Scrap Exchange Kicks Off 21st Anniversary Celebration Week

The Scrap Exchange in Durham has survived a turbulent year of change and growth, and is ready to celebrate 21 years as a pioneer and leader in the creative reuse industry with 10 full days of special events and storewide sales specials.

The celebration kicks off with a traditional Third Friday gallery opening and reception that includes a birthday party twist! Our next exhibit, titled “Friends and Family”, opens in the Green Gallery on Friday, April 20. The opening reception is scheduled from 6-9 pm. “Friends and Family” is our annual open-hanging exhibit where Friends members, board and staff, and the community at large are invited to hang any work that incorporates strong elements of reuse. Artists of all ages, skill levels and mediums are welcome to participate. Our “Friends and Family” exhibit is a true community celebration of the creative spirit that lives in all of us. Opening night festivities will include free make-and-take activities, refreshments, PBR beer and live music by Saint Mattress. The reception will also include a party and cake to mark The Scrap Exchange’s 21st birthday. “Friends and Family” runs from April 20 – May 12.

On Saturday, April 21, The Scrap Exchange will host its popular semi-annual fabric sale. Shoppers can fill a huge bag with the loose fabric of their choice for one low price. Fabric rolls, bolts, sewing notions, trims and sewing patterns will also be deeply discounted. Friends Club members can begin shopping at 8 am. Doors open to the general public at 10 am. Friends Club memberships will be sold at the door.

The 21st Anniversary Celebration Week continues with customer appreciation events. Customer Appreciation Days begin Sunday, April 22 and run through Sunday, April 29. Customers can enjoy free snacks and store-wide savings all week long. All retail store purchases will be 20% off for the general public, or 30% off for Friends Club members. (This discount applies to retail store materials only; artist items in the Green Gallery or Artist Marketplace are not included.)

The Scrap Exchange will also participate in Art Walk weekend Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. As part of the Art Walk, The Scrap Exchange will join with other Cordoba Center for the Arts and Golden Belt artists to create a putt putt golf course weaving through the adjoining complexes.

The 21st Anniversary Celebration Week concludes on Sunday, April 29 with a Swap-O-Rama-Rama community clothing swap. Participants can bring a bag of clothes and a suggested $10 donation, and then swap and take home as much clothing as they wish from the community pile. DIY stations will also be set up where people can alter and redesign the used clothing to create new fashions. This event will take place in the party room at The Scrap Exchange from noon-4pm. Swap-O-Rama-Rama is open to the public. For more information, call The Scrap Exchange at 919-688-6960.

Don’t forget our Spring Warehouse Fabric Sale March 27

It’s almost here! The Scrap Exchange is busy getting ready for our semi-annual warehouse fabric sale on Saturday March 27. Doors will be open to the public from 10am through 1 pm on Saturday. This sale will take place in our warehouse space above our store in the Liberty Warehouse building on Foster St and Rigsbee St in Durham. The easiest entrance into the warehouse is on Rigsbee St. Look for signs to point the way!

Our Friends Club members can begin shopping at 9 am. Not a member of the Scrap Exchange? Friends memberships will be available to purchase at the door! So come at 9 am and become a member on the spot. Our Friends Club is an annual membership program that provides a 20% discount off every purchase for one year at The Scrap Exchange, including this sale! (This discount does not apply to items in our Artist Marketplace or Green Gallery.) You also receive two free make-n-take studio passes, a $10 value. More details and pricing for our Friends Club program can be found at

So, why shop our warehouse fabric sale? Because you can get amazing deals on great fabric! We will have cases and cases of designer fabric samples. Hundreds of cutaways and large scraps. Barrels full of fabric sample books. Dozens of yardage pieces on rolls, bolts and flatfolds. Take a look at these prices!

Jumbo Bag*: $10 (Friend’s Price – $8)
Small Bag*: $5 (Friend’s Price – $4)
Fabric Rolls: $5 (Friend’s Price – $4)
Fabric Bolts: Price as marked (averages 50 cents per yard)
Fabric Books: $1 each (Friend’s Price – 75 cents)

*Jumbo bag and small bag can be filled with unlimited samples, cutaways, and large scraps. Flatfold yardage will also be available to place in bags with a bag limit on flatfold pieces.

Look at this 36″ tall jumbo bag stuffed with fabric. Fill one like this for just $10!

See you at the sale!


It’s that time again! We have TONS of new designer samples, plus there will be more cool stuff from the store this time so don’t miss out…

When? Saturday, March 27th, 9AM to 1PM.

Where? In our warehouse above the store. Directions will be posted out on the street. You can park on Rigsbee and enter from that side as well.

Remember, Friends get an extra hour before every one else! Not a Friend? You can get a membership at the sale! Friends save 20% down in the store year round and so much more as well… Think about it.

Scrap Exchange Quilt!

This beautiful quilt was made by Karen Gonzalez, a Scrap Exchange customer.  She says: “This quilt is the result of a huge bag of home-dec weight fabric scraps collected at last year’s Scrap Exchange warehouse sale.  I followed the original rectangular shapes of the scraps to create a horizontal pattern of “slices.”   I sewed the whole thing in a week and gave it as a wedding gift to my best friend.  It was difficult to part with it!”  Thanks to Karen for sharing her ScrapX creation!

If you have a project you’d like to share that you made from Scrap Exchange materials, email a picture and description to!!!

Don’t forget our Fall Warehouse Fabric Sale!

We are busy here at Scrap Exchange setting up for our next warehouse fabric sale. Our preview sale for members of our Friend’s Club is Friday October 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm. (Not a Friend’s Club member yet? You can purchase a membership at the door on Friday.) And our public sale is Saturday October 24 from 10 am to 1 pm. Our warehouse is located above our retail store, with an entrance off Rigsbee St.

Have you been to one of our warehouse fabric sales before? Then we hope to see you again! Never been to one? Then don’t miss this one! This sale is worth the drive if you live outside the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill area.

During our warehouse fabric sale we open up our warehouse and let you shop from all the fabric overstock that we store up there. And we offer this fabric at amazing deep discount prices – even LOWER than our everyday low prices in the store. We have rolls of fabric, designer fabric samples, fabric cutaways and scraps from manufacturers, fabric sample books and more.

If you love to sew, quilt, design or create with fabric, don’t miss our warehouse sale. These fabric bargains just can’t be beat!

Soggy Shopping

Thanks to all our friends and fabric fanatics who came out for our Warehouse Fabric Sale!! It seems to rain every time…