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My Favorite Quilt Shops

My mother told me that if I couldn’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.  The shops listed here are places where I was welcomed, helped, and left feeling excited to create.  I can recommend them personally. If I had a less than positive experience at a quilt shop, I just didn’t list them. I like to believe they were just having a bad day. If I am in their area again, I will give them another chance.

I am NOT a fabric snob. I buy fabric at JoAnn, Hobby Lobby and Walmart. . . but they are not nearly as fun or satisfying as talking to quilty folks at a real quilt shop.

CALIFORNIA

Back Porch Fabric   157 Grand Ave., Pacific Grove, CA      I love this shop. I could have stayed for a lot longer. . . They have a plethora of modern fabrics and a beautiful gallery of quilts that was featuring a local quilt artist when I visited in Nov. 2019.  The two women who were there were friendly and helpful.

NEVADA

Quiltique 213 N Stephanie St., Henderson, NV      This is a wonderfully inspiring store. Lots of quilts to look at and a good amount of kits to buy. Very helpful sales people and lots of notions.

Sew Yeah Quilting 3690 N Rancho Dr., Las Vegas, NV This store has a LOT of fabric. . . and they were pretty cleaned out when I was there because the travel team was vending in Paducah. Lots of panels.

NORTH CAROLINA

The Broken Needle    219 N Carolina 98 E, Bunn, NC   A small shop with a lot of wonderful fabrics. I found some great fat quarter packs and the owners were delightful.  This is out-of-the-way but if you are in the area, check it out.

Cary Quilting Company  935 N Harrison Ave, Cary, NC        This is a great shop with lots of patterns, fabrics, and notions. I found some Advent panels that I hadn’t seen before. (I have since. . . but I was glad to buy them at CQC.)

Quilts Like Crazy 1241 S Main St Ste 8, Wake Forest, NC This store is under new ownership and she is really freshening things up. I found some fabrics there that I hadn’t seen before- and of course I had to buy!!!

UTAH

American Quilting 426 W 800 N, Orem, UT This store has a good variety of fabrics and the largest selection of white-ish fabrics that I have come across.

Nuttall’s Sewing Center 518 N 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT Nuttall’s has a fun selection of minky, lots of beautiful embroidery thread and notions, and machines! Ask for Chad.

Pine Needles 1100 W 7800 S, West Jordan, UT Need pre-cuts? This is your spot. They have lots of user-friendly patterns and fabrics.

The Sewing Basket 51 South 100 East, American Fork, UT This is a tiny shop in a historic home, complete with chickens! They have the more popular collections of fabric from Riley Blake and other manufacturers. My favorite thing is that they let me order and buy fabric by the bolt.

Quilt Etc 11 E Main Street, Sandy, UT     This is the place to go if you need a pattern or an inspiration.  The clerks are helpful and happy and there is a good selection of fabrics.

The Quilter’s Lodge   12214 S 900 E, Draper, UT     I consider this my home quilt store. There is nothing better than walking into a store and having a store clerk yell, “Hi, Kaye! What are you working on today?” They carry a broad selection of fabrics with a good emphasis on modern fabrics like Kaffe Fasset, Tula Pink, and Ruby Star Society.       

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