We went out into Lancaster County which has some of the best fabric shopping imaginable. Specifically, my sister wanted me to "experience" Obie's Country Store. I am guessing it was a general store dating back to the late 1800s. There is an enormous gas lamp chandelier hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the shop and a second floor with random width planked floor boards. Those are the only real architectural details I can give you because of this
Heading up to the second floor...
where I found this
and in one of the small rooms
The fabric on the first floor is literally stacked from floor to ceiling. If you are looking for fabric to finish something you started several years ago, I bet they have it! They have PB Textiles, Red Rooster, Marcus Brothers and Maywood Studios. Just about everything else I saw was manufactured by generic fabric companies. The prices for the more recent fabrics were just a little bit less expensive than most shops in the area. Fabric that had been around longer was priced accordingly. I did find a couple pieces that I will use for
We also went to a huge fabric outlet, the Hayloft quilt shop in Morgantown and the Waverly fabric outlet. My sister found gorgeous home dec fabric (she is re-doing the master bath) at just 12.99 a yard with an additional 20% discount store special. If you are in the area and are looking for upholstery or drapery/curtain fabric, it is worth the trip.
Here's what I added to my stash
I also picked up some Metro Blue Goes Black but apparently I left it in my sister's car since I can't find it. Good thing we are going shopping again today!!