Quilt Shop: Jane's Fabric Patch

No sewing for me today or probably all of next week.  I'm busy getting ready for my friend Lisa from California, who will arrive by train on Wednesday afternoon.  Today I did some cleaning and some cooking.  Tomorrow I'm going to go pick up my camera from the repair place.  Yay!  Also, I'm going grocery shopping.  Then more cleaning and more cooking.  When Lisa gets here, we're going to have fun, and not spend our days in the kitchen.

But that's not what you want to know, is it?  You want to hear about Jane's Fabric Patch, the quilt shop we visited in Tillamook.

Here's how it looks as you approach the front door.  (I'll bet you were considering these colors for your next paint job, weren't you?)

Of course, it had its own quilt block as a part of the Tillamook County Quilt Trail.

Here's how the place looks on the inside.  Lots, and lots, and lots of fabric.  Literally piled high with fabric.

There was something for everyone here.

I'm always won over by a good supply of stripes and polka dots.

This being a house, the displays were in different rooms.  There may have been some things upstairs, even, but I didn't think to look until after I'd left.  The stairs were not obvious.

In the back, there was a huge and brightly lit classroom.

There I found a nice display of fabrics and sewing machines all on sale.

Did I say there was something for everyone here?  There was.  Looking for flannels?  Take your pick.  These were all flannels.  I don't know that I've ever seen such a nice variety.

The walls of this room were lined with beautiful quilts.  Of course, I noticed this quilt in the Amish style right away.

There was a whole room with nothing but holiday fabrics.

And another room for yarns and knit cro-sheen.  Sometimes it's hard to find such a nice variety of colors in knit cro-sheen...at least, I've had a hard time finding them.

Another whole room was filled with books...

...and patterns.  This display turns like the pages of a book, and there were six "pages" with patterns on both sides.  I think she had more patterns than I do at home, which is saying something.

I've been limiting my fabric buying because I'm running out of space in my fabric bins.  Nevertheless, I did pick up a couple of yards of this one.

I was needing a border fabric for my July NewFO project, which is the table runner below.  I have that red with black polka dots, but I didn't have a good floral for the border.  I think the contrast of the two colors of polka dots will be very cute.  I might add a narrow border of the red with black first.  Or maybe just red.  Or maybe...

This was my second visit to this quilt shop, the first being before I started blogging.  On both occasions, I enjoyed my visit very much, but found the store uncomfortably crowded with fabric displays.  (Yes, a quilter complaining about too much fabric.)  Now ordinarily, I don't think it's possible to put too much fabric in a fabric store...until there is no room to back up and look at things.  I was having a hard time on both visits standing back and looking at the fabrics on the interior displays.  One finds oneself standing at the ends of the aisles and bending or stooping to see what's what, potentially even sitting on the floor to get a good look.  Nevertheless, I would encourage you to stop in if you find yourself in Tillamook.  I give them four rotary cutters out of five.  This store will definitely delight the heart of any quilter. 

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7 comments from clever and witty friends:

KittyAnnArt said...

Great shop, thanks for all the pix! There is definitely no shortage of fabric there :). I spied a Hello Kitty sewing machine in the one pix - I've always wanted one, just for fun heehee. KittyAnn in NC

WoolenSails said...

No cat fabric? LOL
Love the table runner, that is a nice pattern and something you can change with fabric choices.


quiltzyx said...

The PINK surely does catch the eye, doesn't it?
They do have lots of choices of fabrics, but I don't know if I would feel comfortable squishing thru' the aisles.
I think you should have a Hello Kitty sewing machine too! lol

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I loved the closeups of the fabric, you never know when you'll see something interesting! Glad you're having fun

Kate said...

That's quite a shop. You definitely wouldn't miss it from the curb!

Dana Gaffney said...

Crowded and too much fabric would overwhelm me, since I've only been in two quilt shops I love to see your pics and thoughts.

Diane Wild said...

I would be in that shop for a very long time I'm afraid. Worth going back to for the upstairs?