Heading to visit relatives soon. I like to escape to fabric stores. Do you have any suggestions for the Tampa/Sarasota/Ft. Myers/Naples areas? Addresses would be helpful. I can get my husband to take me anywhere IF I have a map via mapquest etc. Thanks!
I may not have my Florida geography altogether straight, but isn't Fabric Collections, Louise Cutting's store, in Winter Park or somewhere? Is that in the right ballpark? I've never had a chance to go to her store, but I've heard many rave reviews of it. Check http://www.fabriccollections.com for more info.
Hi Momcat 50,
I just moved out of the Tampa area. There are a few ok fabric stores, although nothing that compares to Fabric Row here in Philly!
Try Boca Bargoons...I can't find the address on the net, but it's on Hillsborough near Nebraska Ave (Take 275 to Hillsborough). Also, there are a few small shops on Dale Mabry south of Kennedy (which is also Rt. 60)--there's a Calico Corners, Queen's Fabric, and one more whose name I can't remember...it's right down Dale Mabry from Hancock fabrics.
I don't know if you are familiar with St. Petersburg, but I believe there's a good quilting store there. It's also worth walking down State street (on the other end of State from the Pier) in St. Pete. There are a ton of really cute antique stores and stores that sell local artists' work (including sewn items), and St. Pete is generally nicer than strip-mall bedecked Tampa.
Thank you for the information. I will watch for the stores mentioned!
South 4th Street is still Fabric Row? That's wonderful to know. It would be worth the trip to go fabric shopping, haven't lived in Philly for about 15 years, but it's not far now that I'm near DC. How is parking around there?
Parking is pretty atrocious, but better as you head away from South Street. If I were you, I would look for parking on front, 2nd, or 3rd SOUTH of south street. We tend to have the best luck in that area. Plus, the walk is short.
Thanks for the tips.
No prob! Hope it was usefull!
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