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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2010 06:36:53 PM »

I soooo share the frustration.  I am very disappointed in my move here from a standpoint of not having much of a selection.  There's Sew Much Fun in Gastonia and Concord, great selection, high prices ($8-9 per yard), but again, great selection.   

The fabric store mentioned in Stallings and the quilt shop on Old Monroe road are really, really tiny and were not worth my drive from Dallas, NC.  Hancock Fabrics on South has a small selection, as does the larger one on Independence. 

If you want to drive -there is a JoAnn ETC fabric store in Cary, with others in Winston-Salem, Columbia SC, and other areas scattered throughout NC, but they are a drive.  Is there some type of super hobby lobby anywhere?

« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2010 06:39:56 PM »

Heirloom Sewing is also a very tiny store, with limited selection.
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2010 07:57:48 AM »

We actually have THREE Foam and Fabric stores in Asheville-each one has their own stock, although the one in Fletcher has the best upholstery, imho.  Plus we have lots of specialty fabric stores.  There's a large fiber-arts community here.
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2010 02:39:34 PM »

There is a quilting shop in WAXHAW that has floor to ceiling fabric in an old building. They are super friendly people, and I have yet to buy anything there, but they have lots to choose from! They also offer lessons on quilting and there is a little place in the back for kids to play while mommy looks! I can't remember the name, but it's right down town across the railroad tracks if you are coming down Providence from Charlotte.
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2010 09:54:12 AM »

There's a place in Waxhaw? I shall look...I'm in south Charlotte and have only gone to Waxhaw for their parades, etc. because they are very dog friendly. I still feel new to NC having lived here for only a little over three years. I was thinking it was just me when it came to not finding places to buy fabric. Guess not. Undecided Learned things in this thread, though!

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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2010 02:38:07 PM »

In Monroe NC there is a salvage fabric shop on Morgan mill road. It has all sorts of strange finds. They also repair sewing machines beside it. I get all kinds of weird upholstery vinyl there.

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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2011 12:32:51 PM »

They are opening a Joann's in Mooresville at exit 36.  Should be open this summer, I think August.

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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2011 03:41:51 PM »

Wow i am so glad i am not the only one disappointed with the fabric selection. I actually stumbled across a place called fabric world in Stone mountain GA. They had great prices and gave me like 100 buttons for free.

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2012 12:00:01 PM »

I venture to Hobby Lobby in Matthews, Hancock in Matthews, don't waste your time at the quilt shop in Matthews, they are over priced and snotty (personal opinion). I have gotten a pretty good selection from Wal-Mart. Try the Wal-Mart in Monroe.

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« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2012 12:00:56 PM »

Oh and there is a Joann's on South Blvd now!

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