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My dh gave me a sewing machine for my b-day today, and I am sooo excited to start sewing again!!! Problem is I don't know where to go to find patterns and fabric because we are sort of new to the area and I lack a lot of free time to scope things out. I don't want to end up at walmart!!!! Any advice or local secrets I should know??? TIA!
 

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I know there is one on Charlotte St. (at the corner of Chestnut and Charlotte). Waechter's I believe it is called. Expensive fabrics but very nice.... There is also one south of downtown called Foam and Fabric. More reasonable in price, I believe.
 

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Hey,here are some sources: The Costume Shop bought out Make Me's stock of vintage and retro fabric,there is a quilt fabric shop on Lexington that has gorgeous cotton prints,Asheville Cotton Co.also has great cottons,Wheacters is pricey but they have great buttons and patterns.Hancocks always has stuff on sale,you can sign up for their flyers to get coupons and sale notices-they just got in 93% bamboo knits.Foam and Fabrics has the best selection of decorator fabrics-I use them mostly for handbags-dont bother with the downtown location go to the one in Flecher.As soon as I save up the $ I am planning a trip to Atlanta to buy fabrics,there is a place in Little India that has sari fabric by the yard-cheap. Hope this helps!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">As soon as I save up the $ I am planning a trip to Atlanta to buy fabrics,there is a place in Little India that has sari fabric by the yard-cheap. Hope this helps!</div>
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This cracks me up cause, even though I can find some stuff here in Atlanta, I always save up my money to head to Asheville (all the places you mentioned). The grass is always greener, I suppose. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I went to Hancock's today, and they're having a sale this weekend! Simplicity patterns for .99 each, limit of five per person, but I am SO going back in the morning!
 

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Miss LCM - Didn't I tell you about Asheville Cotton Co over here in east Asheville? The name of the shopping center escapes me, but it's near Mr.K's used bookstore (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: ), and AC Moore crafts. <i>Lots</i> of Asian prints, and stuff like Amy Butler, sock monkey print... I get their flyers and usually shop during one of their handful of sales per year. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I know there is one on Charlotte St. (at the corner of Chestnut and Charlotte). Waechter's I believe it is called. Expensive fabrics but very nice.... There is also one south of downtown called Foam and Fabric. More reasonable in price, I believe.</div>
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Out of all the ones mentioned here, and all I've been to, amazingly I haven't been to these two! I can't walk into a fabric store unless I have money to spend though. Tortuous. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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