Monday, March 19, 2012


We asked, you answered. Boy did you answer! We have received hundreds of emails, detailing what you would like us to carry, in addition to the many lines of fabric we have available at all times!
We will be taking suggestions through the end of the month, please send us a note TODAY!
So to sum up our current findings, we heard a resounding request for MODA. 60% of you requested MODA. We are working on this being our first addition, but we need your help.
If you agree that MODA would be a fine addition to our lines of Fabric, send us a note. Make sure to tell us how you are using this line and why you love it. You and your project could be featured in our next article!
It was delightful to read all of your emails.
We loved hearing all of your kudos, ideas, thoughts. We are paying very close attention to improvements that could be made.
Some of our favorites:
I’m sorry, I know you are quite serious, but I can’t resist. How about some invisibility fabric so we can all make our own Harry Potter invisibility cloaks? You have so many wonderful fabrics that I could not begin to list a favorite!!!!
Thanks for all you do!
Shirley Knack

Miss Shirley, unfortunately we do not have a vendor to source your "dream fabric". Seriously, you are funny!!!

The next letter is sweet, heartfelt and filled with some great suggestions. Thanks for weighing in...
I'm so excited about you adding new fabric. I would love to see a higher
end quilt fabric line like MODA (if you have that, I haven't found it!), I'm always looking for sock monkey fabric. Also AMY BUTLER Fabrics and patterns would be great. More solid backing fabrics that are wide would be
a nice addition, too.
Have you ever thought of having quilting workshops? There are a lot of quilters in this area looking for a good "Quilt" Store. Another thing, since I'm on a roll here. Have you ever thought of making shopping easier by having buggies? It wears me out to lug all my bolts of fabric to the tables then have to stack them.
I drive from Hickory to your store, but would come more often if the atmosphere was better! I haven't been since you have made the changes to the store, maybe all my wishes have come true and I just don't know it. AND.....why not have a discount for folks that have prayer quilt ministries? I have a group of ladies at church, Abernethy UMC, in Newton.
We would love to buy more from you for that ministry.

Thanks for listening to my ideas! I really appreciate being able to give
Have a blessed day,

Joy, You are on a roll, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts.!

So to re-cap this posting, the following are the top requested fabrics we should add to our selection...
MODA is leading the charge by 60%.
then in the order of requests, Amy Butler/Tula Pink/Riley Blake/Stonehenge/Kaffee Fassett/Red Rooster/Benetex/Andover/Primitive Gatherings

Do you have a minute to send us your thoughts on this subject? You can BE the change you want to SEE. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Email us TODAY!


Marie said...

Pretty please do NOT become another "Quilt Store"! I don't know how other people are not finding quilt stores in that or any other areas. We really need clothing material, especially knits!

Piedpipurr said...

I also agree with the previous person who requested buggies. I am an older woman and drive to your store from Raleigh. Having buggies would make my shopping experience much less stressful.

gail.designs said...

I live in northern Virginia and try to get to your shop at least twice a year. I love to find some linen or linen blends (solids) for embroidery projects. Buying this fabric online is too expensive and difficult to know what you're buying when you can't see or feel it. I have been purchasing the Moda Bella Solids to use instead of linen just because it is inexpensive and a reasonable substitute.
gauen at mbc dot edu

Emily @ LaForce Be With You said...

I would love if Mary Jo's could carry more cotton companion prints. I usually find really great and colorful cotton fabric but then have a super hard time finding companions which is needed for making bags, totes, clutches.

I also think buggies would be helpful but maybe the smaller narrower ones.. otherwise they will clog up the aisle.

I would really love to see chevron cotton fabric also! Not sure who makes that but chevron in any color is very popular now but hard to find.

Thanks for asking for suggestions!!

Anonymous said...

What fun! I learned something here today....smiles