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Date: 11/1/12 0:18 AM

Does anyone have any apparel fabric store recommendations either in Upstate SC or southern NC? So far I've only come across Joann's or Mary Jo's (Gastonia, NC)...I'm looking for apparel fabric in up-to-date styles/patterns (NO luck at Joann's!), but doesn't need to be high-end, couture, etc.

Any suggestions would be helpful! Thank you!

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Date: 11/2/12 6:32 AM

If you can go to Asheville, Waechter's is worth the trip. They have really beautiful fabric. There are a few more fabric stores in Asheville that can help you justify the time and gas to get there.

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Date: 11/2/12 9:07 AM

I live in the Columbia, SC area and have the same issue. I grew up in Greenville and my mother made all of my clothes. Back in the day when the textile mills were flourishing, Mom knew all of the places to purchase economical fabric. 'Lots of outlets ... back in the day. My daughter lives in Greer and when I went up to visit her I tried to check out fabric stores. Most of them contain upholstery and home decorating fabric. I found very little for sewing clothing. It's discouraging.

I have friends who make trip to Mary Jo's in Gastonia. I've not been but hear it's overwhelming. Jeanie

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Date: 11/2/12 9:32 AM

boot--not sure where you are but how about the opposite direction....is there anything in Augusta?

gneebee, I'm in the Cola area too and know your frustrations. I used to live in a town next to Vogue Fabrics in Evanston, IL and then to move here...

I occassionaly go to Main Street Fabrics and find they have some pretty things but really need time to go through all the bolts.

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Date: 11/2/12 12:22 PM

I live in Charlotte and haven't found anything in the area except Mary Jo's. Agree that Waechter's would be a good bet for high-end. They also have online sales, and you could call and ask about their inventory. I was actually supposed to be there today for a Cynthia Guffey workshop, which was unfortunately cancelled.
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Date: 11/12/12 10:56 AM

Is Chapel Hill too far? I haven't been back there in years now, but I loved Mulberry Silks (technically in Carrboro) and there was an independent fabric store on Elliott near Eastgate. I don't recall the name but I just googled and found a fabric store with an address on S. Elliott named "Thimble Pleasures." HTH!

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Date: 11/12/12 2:12 PM

We used to live in Raleigh and I found nothing but JA's and Hancock's.
However, if anyone wants Home Decor, there is an huge outlet on the east side with thousands of beautiful bolts for upholstery, drapery, sheers, spreads etc. under $10, when they might be $40+ in JA's.
There is another large one in the country north of Pinehurst. There may be more of these because of the furniture industry, altho a lot of that is gone?

This problem is everywhere, more decor and quilting stores than apparel. Wish FFC, Fabric.com etc. could open some outlets where we can touch. That would soon change JA's to a craft store only.

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