Several of my posts lately have been about topics I am positive are mundane to most accomplished sewers....what to do with scraps, etc. However, another challenge for me as a novice sewer is just how to locate local quilt shops in my area outside of the big box national stores. My stepmom has a huge book that includes local quilt shops in all 50 states, but since I do not travel as much as she does I've been looking for local resources. While I had been trying to google using the search string "quilt shops in plano, tx" I was still only receiving a return of the big box sites. So instead, I try googling "quilter's guild in plano, tx" and voila! I got a return of my city's local quilter's guild that has ALL the local quilt shops, which is JUST what I was looking for!
Today I tried my first shop off the list....The Quilt Asylum in McKinney, TX and look at these lovelies I found on clearance! (Awesome store if you are in the area!)
I got one yard of each of the above, I may use these for the exterior of another Birdie sling?
I got three each of these Fat Quarters, but what you can't see is that on the back they were marked down 40%, so I got each one for a $1.50. Score! I especially love the greys and purples. No plans yet, but I couldn't pass these up!
How did you find your favorite quilt store? Or how do you find new ones?