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nursie76 08-11-2011 04:37 AM


Originally Posted by dflynn
hope it is my weekend off from work. I willing to go. 6 hour drive

Whoa! That is one long trek! And I thought my 2+ hours was bad! ;) It would be fun, hope we can make it happen.

AbbyQuilts 08-11-2011 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by nursie76

Originally Posted by dflynn
hope it is my weekend off from work. I willing to go. 6 hour drive

Whoa! That is one long trek! And I thought my 2+ hours was bad! ;) It would be fun, hope we can make it happen.

Mine is 5-6 hour drive too that's why I need to wait to find out when Hubby is off.


Here is a thought I m looking at weekends but is during the week better for anyone?

katsbmr 08-11-2011 08:14 AM

where is the PA fabric outlet? I was over in Carlisle last weekend for truck show, and have never heard of PA Fabric Outlet. Please share

NJ Quilter 08-11-2011 10:17 AM


Originally Posted by kwhite
Thanks Abby. There is one in Lancaster called Ollie's or something like that that I just can't wait to go to.

Obie's !!!! This is the site. http://quiltville.blogspot.com/2011/04/when-in-pa.html Now THIS intrigues me!!!

I was there for the first time a couple of weeks ago. All I can say is OMG! They do have lots of good fabrics and the prices are reasonable. The lady there is very helpful and friendly. I don't know how you would get out a bolt midway through a pile. I guess she has a method but I wasn't taking any chances.

If you go it's not the easiest place to find. No big sign; no signs noting fabric. There is a little second-hand store next to it. I had to go back & forth a couple of times before we just decided to park the car and hope that the place we were walking into was the correct one!

nursie76 08-11-2011 01:22 PM

But that's Obie's, right, not PA Fabric Outlet???

NJ Quilter 08-11-2011 07:02 PM

I went to Obie's - NOT the PA Fabric Outlet. If you have the time Obie's is worth the visit just for the shock value. If you don't have a lot of time - don't take the time - IMHO. There are too many other places where you can see and get to the fabric at very comparable prices. I can think of several off the top of my head. Obie's is quite an experience but only if you have the time to kill.

nursie76 08-12-2011 04:23 AM


Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
I went to Obie's - NOT the PA Fabric Outlet. If you have the time Obie's is worth the visit just for the shock value. If you don't have a lot of time - don't take the time - IMHO. There are too many other places where you can see and get to the fabric at very comparable prices. I can think of several off the top of my head. Obie's is quite an experience but only if you have the time to kill.

What places in the area of Obies...which I believe is Lancaster area do you feel have the comparable or best prices? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

johnsondk 08-12-2011 04:45 AM

There is a place called Hayloft not far from Obie's. And in Intercourse there is Zook's, Old Country Store, Fabric Shack, and the Log Cabin in Bird in Hand, just down the road from Intercourse. And there is also Dutchland Quilts on Route 30 not far from the Log Cabin.
Hope this helps.
It would make a nice day or weekend trip for quilters.

NJ Quilter 08-12-2011 04:55 AM


Originally Posted by nursie76

Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
I went to Obie's - NOT the PA Fabric Outlet. If you have the time Obie's is worth the visit just for the shock value. If you don't have a lot of time - don't take the time - IMHO. There are too many other places where you can see and get to the fabric at very comparable prices. I can think of several off the top of my head. Obie's is quite an experience but only if you have the time to kill.

What places in the area of Obies...which I believe is Lancaster area do you feel have the comparable or best prices? Inquiring minds want to know! LOL

Just my opinion...I like the Country Store, Zooks and Bitty Kinna's as they are all within walking distance from one another (just doors or a couple of blocks) in Intercourse, PA right on the main drag (Rt. 340). Country Store and Zooks have much larger selections than Bitty Kinna's but she has lots of things they do not have. Prices from all 3 are quite comparable. All have websites to check pricing. Sorry I'm not better on the pricing. I just bought scads of Hoffman Batiks from Country store and the prices was $7-9/yd I think???

Hayloft - which is around Morgantown, I believe, is a nice shop. Pricing is comparable but it's the only one that I'm aware of right there. If I go that way then I will stop in.

There is a shop/house (sorry - don't remember the name and I go there every time) on Rt. 340 between Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand that has lovely fabrics; a great markdown room and an entire ROOM of flannel. They also have a great notions shop in the basement. The house a rabbit warren full of fabric. Pricing, again, about the same.

Burkholders and Sauders which are both in Denver, PA are nice. Again, kind of off the beaten path but if you're there for a couple of days, worth the trip. I usually am only there for a few hours so I try to hit as many close together shops as I can.

Bird-in-Hand has a number of places that I haven't managed to hit yet. Maybe next time. We were going to last time but got off track trying to find Obie's and I didn't want to get stuck in any more rush hour traffic than I had to so didn't go back that way.

All of these places are in the 'Lancaster' area. I would say within an hour's drive of Lancaster in various directions.

kwhite 08-12-2011 07:29 AM


Originally Posted by katsbmr
where is the PA fabric outlet? I was over in Carlisle last weekend for truck show, and have never heard of PA Fabric Outlet. Please share

PA fabric Outlet is in Lemoyne. It is not a place to go if you are strictly a quilter. It is mostly upholstery and garment fabrics and the mother load of trims, buttons and the like. I bought a bolt of Thinsulate that I use for batting last time. I think it was less than $2.00 a yard.


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