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    anyone live by brookland park MN

    I came across this and thought anyone near here might find it of interest.

    http://www.srharrisfabric.com/about.html

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    I want to go!!!!
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    This place is overwhelming. You tug bolts out of stacks, take them to the cutting table and cut off how much you want. Stick a label on it and go check out. Big warehousey thing. All types of fabric. It's a hoot to go there. Does take some work finding what you want.

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    I agree with Chaskaquilter. It is pretty overwhelming. I first went with a friend who was looking for Home Dec fabric to recover a sofa. Other trips have yielded great flannels for backs of quilts. It's fun to go, but pretty daunting.

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    It's a crazy place to go to. Fabric everywhere.
    I am a material girl. Wanna see my fabric collection?
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    I would never have enough money to shop there. lol What a fabulous place. I could spend the whole day there. heck a week would be more like it.

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    If I only lived closer. It sure looks like a lot of fun. It might take me days to make up my mind though. Is it good quality fabric?
    Vonda-Texas MiMi of 4 Beautiful Grandbabies

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    I started going to SR Harris back in the 80's when Zumba Pants were in and I had 3 sons to cloth. At that time the fabric at SR Harris was manageable. Then I hadn't gone there for quite a few years and last year went there with my husband and I was overwhelmed with all the fabric. Because of the way they stack all the fabric it was difficult to get the fabric out to look at it to see if it would work. i did end up getting several cuts of fabric but I haven't been back. The fabric is good quality. I also go to another discount fabric place in our area called Mill Ends and they have good fabric as well and not quite as overwhelming.

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    Been there !!! Way too many times. You need a whole day to go through it all. Hope you can visit sometime
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    it is a fabulous place--but i never go alone. i'm no little tiny thing--5' 10" tall--but i always need help getting "that" bolt out. i also find that i'm prone to sensory overload when i go there. sometimes there's so much that it's just overwhelming, and i just have to walk out. yup. just leave. fabric! and i leave it behind. there are sometimes too many people, too much noise, too much input. there are wonders to be found, though, if you're not afraid of the adventure!
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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    It's Brooklyn Park, and while I lived in MN, I was a regular there. When I visit, I go there. It's a GREAT place to shop - you would not believe the amount of every kind of fabric you can imagine they carry!!! You cut and price what you want - it's a great adventure every time you go!!

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    Road trip!!!!
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    Live just over the border in WI-might have to make a road trip and check it out.

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    I was there last weekend and went with two friends, we were there the whole day and had a great time. There is so much to choose from that it can be a little overwhelming, but I love all the different choices and the prices are good too. Its worth a trip:-)
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    And if you want a deal even more.. They advertise in the Star Tribune Sunday paper and they usually have Coupons and deals listed for the week.. Bring plastic and be prepared to melt it a bit.. I also started going when Zumba's were in fashion.. Mill Ends also advertises in paper and has coupons .. Their ads are right next to each other.. so make a day of both places..

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    My sister lives in that suburb so I was thinking maybe I could visit this store the next time I visit her. Sounds like I'd better plan on a sleepover!

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    WOW i used to live in the area, but moved away a long time ago. next time i go visit my Family i willhave to make time and go check it out
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