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Date: 7/11/13 10:26 PM

Hi,
I am going for a short trip to Philadelphia and I have a few hours for fabric shopping! Any good tips?
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Date: 7/12/13 0:27 AM

well i see you are from ca so philly is going to be a let down if you are used to LA! the pa fabric outlet is my fav on fabric row because i have made curtains in the past and they have great clearance home dec trims

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Date: 7/12/13 5:57 AM

I'm afraid Kathie is right. Fabric Row is on S. Fourth St., but it's a shadow of what it used to be. You can still find some great fabrics and it's still my main fabric destination.

You can google JoMar it you want bargains.

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Date: 7/12/13 9:17 AM

I'd forget fabric row if your time is limited. Jomar has several outlets--you have to dig through but can get some great stuff if you don't mind the digging and the warehouse like atmosphere. It's not a "pleasant" place. I've been to all of the Jomar outlets and found the best selection at the Whitaker store. Keep in mind that it's really hit or miss--sometimes I find a lot of great deals and sometimes nothing. It seems to me that Fabric Row is now less geared to apparel fabric than it used to be. I could be wrong as I haven't been there in years.
Will you be anywhere else in PA or just Philly?

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Date: 7/12/13 12:05 PM

I haven't been to a Jomar since the one in lansdale closed down, thinking about hitting up the one in norristown soon

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Date: 7/12/13 12:11 PM

Well I would say go check it out since it sounds more like a sight seeing thing rather than a have to situation, whenever I visit another state I always like to hit the famous areas first because u never know if I will ever return, and then I can say, "been there before" lol

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Date: 7/12/13 1:28 PM

Thanks for all the advice I am going to rethink my plans. I only have a few hours.. and not a car (I guess I am spoiled here in CA).
Do you have any suggestions for something fun (sewing related or not) near UPENN?

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Date: 7/12/13 5:54 PM

You might try the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology which is on the Penn campus. It's really an excellent museum if you're interested in non-art museums. If you have some time and are willing to take a cab or public transportation you can visit the historic district but that's a fair distance away. If you do make it to the historic district, be sure to check out the Curtis Building. There is a huge Tiffany glass mural in there which is absolutely amazing.

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Date: 7/12/13 9:36 PM

The Mutter Museum is awesome!

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Date: 7/12/13 9:36 PM

The Norristown Jomar has closed FYI

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