Do you have a store that you like to shop at, but it's too far away to get to often? Mary Jo's fabric store is one of those places for me. I live south of Charlotte and Mary Jo's is all the way in Gastonia ~ about an hour drive from my home. I usually end up going to Hancock Fabrics which is closer to me, but they just don't have some of the nice fabrics that I love.
I had been looking forward to going to Mary Jo's for quite some time and finally made it there last Tuesday before Thanksgiving.
Here's a row of upholstery fabric. They carry Waverly, Richloom, Braemore and more. Look at all those beautiful fabrics! My head was swimming as I walked up and down the aisles trying to decide what to get.
There are hundreds of different types of cording and trims for upholstery projects. Thank goodness I didn't have to choose from these...my project was just a simple seat recover and a couple of pillows.
There are more ribbons and trims the other side of the store.
Mary Jo's has a huge selection of laces for wedding dresses.
The laces were gorgeous!
This silk taffeta with pearls was so pretty.
Guess who I thought of when I saw this fabric on the upholstery aisle???? Debbie from Debbiedoos...Blogging and Babbling, of course!
I fell in love with this fabric for my family room. I resisted the temptation to buy it because I needed to focus on one project at a time. Otherwise my craft room will end up with piles of unused fabric. Does anyone else do that, or is it just me?
Here's the pricing of the fabric above. $21.95 was the cheapest that I could find it online, so Mary Jo's is much cheaper.
Here's what I ended up with for my chair(s) makeover and pillows projects.
The striped fabric and the flocked floral were $20.95 a yard. ( I know, ouch!) The fabric on the left was $10.98.
Mary Jo's also has some remnants on the end of the aisles, so definitely check them out.
OK, confession time... I did buy a 1/2 a yard of each of these Waverly fabrics...I couldn't resist. I'm hoping to make some pillow covers with them at the same time I make the pillow covers for the vintage chairs in my foyer.
Maybe it's a good thing Mary Jo's is an hour away.
What store do you have a difficult time resisting the urge to buy something?