There is a cute little mom & Pops hardware store that I love to browse it. It looks like I"m right in the middle of the 1940's. There is a little of everything, like get your keys made, how about a bunch of plastic flowers for a grave, and yes, even fabric. They had a wonderful selection of flannel. Probably about 200 or more bolts, most about $4 yard. I went in there yesterday to get some flannel for receiving blankets gifts.
But what a shock! They are closing down. Selling everything for 50% off. The state is widening the street, and their old building is in the way. Yes, I can see progress in the area, but how sad that the old folks contribution to society is over. They are too old to relocate.
The fabric was almost gone. ALL the flannel was gone. But how about cotton for backing and piecing blocks together. I ended up buying 5 full bolts. It had been marked down to $3.19/yd, then 50% off after that!! I had actually been on my way to JoAnns for medium blue broadcloth cotton, and I got it there. So I ended up with about 65 yards of fabric and 125 spools of thread, all for $150. The quality is as good as a LQS.
When I walked through the door, my poor husband just sighed and said "there must be a good story to go with this one!".
Can you believe that luck of fortune! I'm sad that "Nissons" will be gone, but I"m glad that I got such a good purchase!
This makes me wonder how many little mom and pops variety stores remain? Our Ace hardware also has fabric. They are all going away for the big chains.