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Murky
« on: May 06, 2005 10:58:23 PM »

Hello,
Native Morgantown woman here  Wink
Does anyone know of any good places to get fabric/notions/etc or thriftstores in the area?
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Petunia0384
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2005 08:37:05 PM »

Hi. Smiley  WVU student here.  The only one I know of is the Needlecraft Barn near the Walnut PRT.  It has some cross stitching, knitting, crocheting, etc. supplies...  Some are overpriced, IMO.  If you're into beads, the Bead Monster near the corner of Walnut and High is awesome. Smiley
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Auropol
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005 08:16:30 AM »

Theres also the Sew Inn (kinda across from the post office on high street) but they seem to stick to helping the customers they already know. If you are new then they aren't very helpful but they do have a good supply. Also theres fabric on a roll down near Aldi. It great. They are very helpful but its geared to home decor. They have wonderful fabric!
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shescrafty627
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2006 07:29:39 PM »

I'm a new WVU student. TA&M major. I LOOOVE the bead monster. I was even thinking of getting a job there. I like the Michaels near the highway. That was the best one I've ever seen.
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Petunia0384
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2006 08:44:42 PM »

Hey, welcome to WVU. Smiley  Are you a freshman?
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Shainna Smiley

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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006 10:19:19 AM »

Hi! I'm a new WVU transfer student as well. This has been kind of helpful, but does anyone know of any good thrift/vintage stores in the Morgantown area? I'm coming from a -thrift heavy, that's all I buy, lots of arts&crafts stores community- and I'm a little scared that Morgantown is going to be completely different. Of course, I'm especially worried because I know I can't bring a sewing machine to school.... ::pout::. PLease tell me there are thrift stores in Morgantown?
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Auropol
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006 07:41:06 PM »

Why can't you bring your sewing machine with you? Its a great study break?
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Petunia0384
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2006 08:54:17 AM »

Hi! I'm a new WVU transfer student as well. This has been kind of helpful, but does anyone know of any good thrift/vintage stores in the Morgantown area? I'm coming from a -thrift heavy, that's all I buy, lots of arts&crafts stores community- and I'm a little scared that Morgantown is going to be completely different. Of course, I'm especially worried because I know I can't bring a sewing machine to school.... ::pout::. PLease tell me there are thrift stores in Morgantown?

I'm actually not a big thrift store person, so I can't tell you about the quality of any of the places...  But there are a few thrift stores/consignment shops in Morgantown, and a couple in Fairmont (about 20 minutes away).  Of course, Pittsburgh is nearby (70 miles?).  As far as craft stores, there's a Michael's nearby, Walmart has a craft section, there's a bead store (very fun place), and AC Moore in Bridgeport (about 40 minutes away).  There are some smaller sewing stores around here and in Fairmont and Bridgeport. 

I'm guessing you can't bring the sewing machine because the dorm rooms are too small?  That sucks. Sad  Just leave half of your wardrobe at home, haha, jk.  Seriously though, could you get a desk that could accomodate a sewing machine and a computer?  You could store the sewing machine when it isn't being used?  I'm not sure how practical that would be, as I don't have a sewing machine yet (I'm getting one for my birthday, yay).

Good luck.  Let me know if you have any questions. Smiley
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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2006 10:27:41 AM »

I'm guessing you can't bring the sewing machine because the dorm rooms are too small?  That sucks. Sad  Just leave half of your wardrobe at home, haha, jk.  Seriously though, could you get a desk that could accomodate a sewing machine and a computer?  You could store the sewing machine when it isn't being used?  I'm not sure how practical that would be, as I don't have a sewing machine yet (I'm getting one for my birthday, yay).

Good luck.  Let me know if you have any questions. Smiley

Well, it's strange because I asked the question (Will a sewing machine fit?) in the WVU LJ community and I had one person say no, so that's what I went off of when I said that here. But someone later on said that I could bring a sewing machine to WVU. I don't need a desk for my computer because I've got a laptop, and my sewing machine is small, so if I had a desk I could just leave the machine there until I needed the desk for something else. I'm undecided, but sewing is one of my passions and I didn't want to have to leave it behind.

Thanks for the information about the craft stores. I don't drive, unfortunatly, so I can't go to the ones outside of Morgantown unless I know someone headed that way. (bus? Meh?) I don't mind though. (Not driving, that is.)

thanks so much. Everyone here and on LJ has been so friendly and helpful. ^_^
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Petunia0384
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2006 08:34:16 PM »

I don't drive, unfortunatly, so I can't go to the ones outside of Morgantown unless I know someone headed that way. (bus? Meh?) I don't mind though. (Not driving, that is.)

thanks so much. Everyone here and on LJ has been so friendly and helpful. ^_^

That sucks. Sad  Fortunately, most of the ones in town are accessible either by foot or bus (which is free with your student ID).  I think it sounds like the sewing machine will work fine.  If someone is bringing you to school, just try it out.  If it doesn't work, send it home. Smiley
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Auropol
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2006 01:24:08 PM »

Well its been about 6 years since I lived in the dorm but I think I could fit mine in my room (wish I had brought it!) We could loft our beds so my roommate and I stored a lot of stuff under the one bed that we lofted. And you will be stuck with a desk for each person in your room so if you have a laptop then you can use the desk for your machine. I think its doable and if having it here will make your stress less and you happier I say definately bring it. You will definately find a place for it. Theres two fabric stores that would be walkable from the PRT too.
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mermaidsvoice
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2006 05:36:22 PM »

Thanks, I'm really excited about being down there! I saw a picture of someone's dorm and they were using a tupperware tub for a sewing desk (so I KNOW I'll be able to have room). Thanks! ^_^
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Radickle
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2010 11:36:45 AM »

I know its been literally years since anyone has posted here, but I was wondering if anyone who had posted is still in Morgantown and had any new places not previously posted? I really hate having to get my yarn at Walmart, and the Sew Inn is severly overpriced IMO.
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Tree27
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011 12:05:51 AM »

If I were you I would get yarn at Michaels, not Walmart. The Walmart's here never have what I'm looking for and are full of annoying people- I'm sure you've noticed  Smiley . If you have a car I would also recomend going to Pittsburgh. I did a quick google search and it looks like there are several yarn stores up there. Additionally, the Robinson town center has one of the biggest Joann's I've ever been in (It's next to Ikea). Hopefully you'll be able to make it up there! I wish you luck in finding cheaper yarn, it would be nice if more stores would open up here.
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