I found a great one this trip -- Wooden Spools.
Fabric and yarn in one store! Heaven!
Wooden Spools is not an ordinary quilt shop, however. This shops buys quilt-shop quality fabric directly from quilters and displays it in neat, color-by-color arrangements. Lest you think, "Oh, it will be all ugly, out-of-date junk," according to their Fabric Buying Checklist, fabric must be:
Quilt Shop Quality FabricThis is a great shop if you're looking for an out-of-print fabric, when you need "just a bit more" to finish a project. The have some new, on-the-bolt fabric. And their prices, even on the new fabric, are seriously lower than any other quilt shop in town.
Condition = New, Unused
from a non-smoking home
odor free (no storage or moth ball odors, etc)
free of pet hair
no fading on fold lines, stains, etc.
straight, smooth edges - no fuss cuts
no pre-washed fabric
Must meet minimum size requirement:
Fat quarter or half yard cuts minimum
And not only that, they have an incredible list of class offerings. Lynda Milligan (of Great American Quilts) is teaching her "Christmas Pickle" quilt. There is also an Electric Quilt Support Group, and, wonder-of-wonders, a Bonnie Hunter Club!
Vicki and Sally have found a unique niche in the Local Quilt Shop world. All this and yarn, too? What's not to love?
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