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Saturday, April 28, 2012
A Virtual Tour of Fabric Works
Well Becky told me they had a large selection of ribbon at Fabric Works, a small fabric store in Tillman's Corner right off I-10. I've never been there before - let's go see! You could definitely miss it; it's down from J&J Furniture.
Lots of cute cotton prints and seersucker out the wazoo.
Several small fabric stores in Mobile are geared to kids' clothing (Peanut Butter and Jelly Kids on Old Shell Road, Nostalgic Needleworks that moved I think, etc.). I asked if they had knits, and she said just "baby" knits, except for the 2 solid knits in the back - black and white. Alrighty then.
Here's a corner of trim and braid, etc.
Lots of zippers and thread, and a whole wall of notions. I think they have more notion stuff than Ely's.
And just like Becky said, tons of ribbon!
And still more ribbon!
There were 2 older ladies working there, and one helped me pick this out. I had another one in my hand holding it to the fabric, and she said, "That just looks lost." You gotta love an honest sales clerk. Although we'll see how this one looks...it definitely was the jazziest of the bunch. All the 2" ribbon was solid, so I had to go to 1.5" ribbon to get a design - wish me luck.
No, really wish me luck, because I didn't watch her cut it, but I heard her ask the other lady, "Now what is 2 1/4 yards? Is that [I didn't hear it] inches?" And the other lady said, "Yes ma'am, because 2 yards is 72 inches." They must be cutting old school - I thought yardsticks at fabric places had all the yardages marked on them.