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Thread: Road trip experience -to Mary Jo's

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    Hello everyone.
    Here are the pics from our experience at Mary Jo's in NC.
    It was huge, fabric for as far as you could see. It is an old grocery store, set up warehouse style.
    They were busy the whole time we were there.

    They tear the fabric instead of cutting it which is fine, but it sure got my DH's attention as he had never seen that done before!

    Prices were not bad. Less than the LQS.

    First group of pics is of the store and the different areas.

    Then some close ups of some of the fabric and how they have it displayed. (I did like the way they had it displayed - you could touch, it and hold it out to see it without take the bolt out of place.)

    Last will be the pics of what I actually bought.
    Please wait for all to be posted. O.K. Now you can look.
    Enjoy and don't drool too much.

    Notions and Buttons
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    Fruits and veges
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    Santa panel and coordinating for backing and binding
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    and last small piece - I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE OF THIS IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET IT
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    Outside entrance and sign
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    First look on inside as you enter the store
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    Notions area
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    Patterns area
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    Drapery fabric by the roll
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    Cival war fabrics and more
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    Trims area
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    what I bought more to come
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    and more
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    Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing

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    Where in North Carolina is Mary Jo's located? ;-) I'll be in Durham, NC this coming week. Is it anywhere near there? ;)

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    Oh Boy does that place look like FUN! Glad you had a great time, love the Santa!

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    Looks like a great field trip!!

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    wow! some day I will go there...like some ppl go to an amusement park, lol!
    I'll be amused alright...about being surrounded by so much fabric with money burning in my pocket.
    Love your choices! what time does the next bus leave? :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Where in North Carolina is Mary Jo's located? ;-) I'll be in Durham, NC this coming week. Is it anywhere near there? ;)
    It's in Gastonia. Not sure if it's near Durham or not.

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    OHHH darn... wish I had known you was going to Mary Jo's. That is where I shop.. I live about 15 miles south of the store!!!!!!! Mary's Jos is in Gastonia, west of Charlotte and North of me at Lake Wylie.

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    No... Durham is up by Raleigh, Gastonia on SC/NC border

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    wow what a store lots and lots of fun there,thanks for sharing

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    If I ever get to NC again I'll make sure I go there. Thanks for the pix, looks like a wonderful place.

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    Wow! A quilter's dream!

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    Wow, fantastic store. It's a lot like the Fabric Depot in Portland, Oregon, only larger.

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    Quilting heaven. Wow!!!!!

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    awesome i can live there

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    Looks like a great store! Please tell me the name of the fabric on your first pic of your purchases, it's the blue design in the bottom right hand corner, absolutely fabulous, I must have some. Do they sell on-line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingGrannie
    Quote Originally Posted by pab58
    Where in North Carolina is Mary Jo's located? ;-) I'll be in Durham, NC this coming week. Is it anywhere near there? ;)
    It's in Gastonia. Not sure if it's near Durham or not.
    I'll Google it! Thanks!! :wink:

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    That is quite the store. I was there in April for the 1st time. I'll know what to expect next time I go and I'll be more prepared (I'll go alone) to spend the day. All sewers should get to go there at least once. I would really like to win a shopping spree to that store. Glad you got to go. I went to their online store yesterday and it has very limited offerings, not very good representation of what is available at the store. I liked that the fabric is sorted by theme. Oriental, black/white, fish, farm animals, African, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bettyjo
    No... Durham is up by Raleigh, Gastonia on SC/NC border
    Guess I won't need to Google it! :lol:

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    Wow.great store!

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    I found it on-line it's MaryJos.com. I would still like the name of that blue fabric, it's so pretty!!!

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    What a great store! Thanks for the pictures!

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    Oh man what a place. You would really need a lot of money to go there to many things I would want.

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    Quiltinggranny did you ever come up with a name for your shop. If not I have one you might like. Phillis's Back Door Quilt Shop

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    You know how in the south most friends come to the back door for a visit and since you were wanting to do your shop in the south. I through it would make for a friendly shop.

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