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arrhythmia
« on: May 14, 2008 12:55:04 PM »

Hi, I'm not quite as active here recently, but wanted to get a bit of information. I'm considering a move to the Charleston area and wondered what you could tell me about the area as far as crafting groups, supply shops, brick and mortar shops to sell to, anything you can think of!! My stuff is primarily sewing, but I'm interested in the crafts community....more the merrier!! Is there any more hospitable section in and around Charleston for crafts?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!!
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drgdlg
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2008 10:32:02 AM »

I live in the Charleston area.  The one thing I don't like about it here is there is no Joann's or Hobby Lobby, and I have yet to find a good thrift store I really like!!  I honestly just get my mom to buy most of my stuff and mail it to me.  There are some knitting groups I know of, but that's about all I can tell you.  I've lived here just over a year and moved form Atlanta, where I was def. spoiled by wonderful craft supply places!!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2008 12:01:49 PM »

drgdlg - Thanks! That is good to know about! Maybe I can stock up on fabric before I come. I am sad to hear there is so little craft supply available!! Do you know if the walmart has a fabric section or has it closed??
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kblackwellpix
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008 07:47:16 AM »

there is a fabric store i think it is hancocks and there are a few small shops that have wonderful fabric. one of the in people places and quilts. there is a shop in downtown charleston as well as in summerville not far from charleston.. there are a few other small shops but those are the best
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arrhythmia
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2008 09:59:12 AM »

Thanks so much !! It seems like I'd better stock up before I get there ! I'll be on the look out for good places to get supplies I can drive to  on day trips. Thanks again !!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009 09:30:42 PM »

Please post any new fabric store or other crafting information about the Charleston area. I'm still on the lookout, but not yet there. Sometime in the next month, I hope.
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drgdlg
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009 01:11:00 PM »

I have moved to GA, but I did find that the Hancocks in North Charleston seemed to be the best for me.  I shopped there a lot when I was making my baby girl some things after she was born.  Some of the Wal-Marts still have fabric and some don't.  I remember that the one in North Charleston by the Tanger Outlets does not.
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1watermonkey
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009 02:43:09 PM »

I live in Walterboro so my nearest place to get any crafting supplies is Charleston.  There are two Hancocks, one in Charleston and one in North Charleston and they have a decent selection.  There is also a Michaels and AC Moore.  Two of the Walmarts I have been to in Charleston still carry fabric too.  Smiley  My preferred fabric shop is Joanns though and the closest one to go to for me is Savannah, GA.   Tongue
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arrhythmia
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2009 11:57:06 AM »

Thanks drgdlg ! I found the Walmart near the mall in N Chas where they sell fabric and there is a Hancocks there too !! Yay !

1watermonkey - I haven't found the other Hancocks...I'll have to check it out. Do the Michaels or AC Moores carry fabric ? I love JoAnne's too ! The one fabric store I found is a little slim on cottons...my preferred fabric. I hope to find more resources and post them here. Thanks a bunch !
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1watermonkey
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2009 12:19:52 PM »

The other Hancocks is on Sam Rittenburg Rd. in Charleston, it's on the same road as the Citadel Mall.  The Hancocks is in a shopping center with Barnes and Nobles, Blockbuster Video, Marshall's, and TJ Max.  This one has much more fabric selection than the one in N. Charleston, IMO, I buy mostly cotton as well and they seem to have a lot more.  Smiley  Sadly, the Michael's  and AC Moore do not carry any fabric other than fat quarters.  Several people have also told me there is a really nice quilting store in Summerville with some nice fabric, but I have yet to find it.
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arrhythmia
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009 09:10:45 PM »

1watermonkey - Great information! Thank you! I'll have to go on a recon mission to find this!! I've heard of the quilt store too...but haven't gotten around to hunting it down.
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suzyyy29
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2010 09:44:34 AM »

Hi! I know this is an older thread, but I thought i'd go ahead and respond!
The best place to cotton fabric is People Places and Quilts.  There are two locations, one in Summerville and one in Downtown Charleston.  I've been to both and I personally think the one in Summerville has a wider selection.  Also, there is a yarn store right across the street!

I would definitely recommend PPQ.  They have designer fabrics, books, notions, everything you need.  They also have a Janome showroom where you can test them out and what not.
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arrhythmia
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2010 11:07:51 AM »

suzyyy29 - Thanks!!! I haven't been over here for awhile and just found your post. I'll have to check them out. The one fabric store Walmart just closed here :-( The only fabric store I've found so far that has much of a selection is in West Ashley...the Hancocks. I'm glad to hear of another place. I love to check out machines too! I need another serger sometime.
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KatiesDiddies
« Reply #13 on: August 22, 2010 07:53:05 AM »

This week I noticed a fabric store next to the "old" Walmart in Mt. Pleasant! I'm not really sure how long they have been there or what sorts of fabrics they sell.  (Please, Please don't say it's just an upholstery fabric/ GDCish store!)

I just saw the sign... but will be stopping by this week.  Does anyone have any info about this store? I don't even remember the name of the store (sad, I know).  I had 2 kids in the car and we were desperately trying to get everything together for our school supply lists! 

Cheers!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2010 07:03:25 AM »

There is one over that way that does have upholstery and heavier weight fabric. It looks nice if what you are making is bags, etc. Also, they have a few lighter weight pieces that are more along the line of gauze etc. The ladies who run it are great and might special order for you.I'm not sure if this is the one you meant, but if not, I'll be on the lookout for it.

The Walmart with fabric that remained up in the Northwoods mall area is gone now...:-( There is a tiny sewing place that seems to be mostly quilt and machine oriented over by Salon Capelli area...new to the area but I think it's off coleman. I still make the trek over to West Ashley to the Hancocks when I need fabric. Let me know if you find anything more!
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KatiesDiddies
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2010 09:41:03 AM »

Thank you for the scoop! I will definitely be stopping in to meet the ladies.  BPicky is the store on Coleman. They have upholstery/curtain type fabrics... by looking at their prices they are might proud of their product.  I dropped in the other day and the ladies working there BARELY said hello... then again, I did still have on my slightly damp bathing suit and well worn shorts and an old tshirt.  They were probably trying to get me out the door so I didn't ruin anything.

There is a wonderful store on Coleman, closer to the bridges in the same center as Locklears (great lunch prices, btw) that has great patterns and fabric.  They teach sewing lessons, always have what I'm looking for, and are SO nice.  Just in case anyone else out there is looking!

Cheers!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010 01:50:46 PM »

KatiesDiddies - Thanks....I'll have to look for  the wonderful store on coleman. I'm still on the lookout for something.
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drgdlg
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2011 07:59:25 AM »

The WalMart in Summerville on Dorchester Road still has fabric!!

I'll have to check out that store on Coleman Smiley
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