I recently visited one of my favorite fabric shops while on one of my “last” trips to my hometown without a child. And I thought that I would post a quick review of it, given that the shop doesn’t have much of an online presence.
Foam and Fabrics, located in the mountains of Western North Carolina, is a hidden gem among fabric shops. I think that it tends to be more of a “local’s shop,” but if you are ever passing through the area- perhaps on I-26- it’s certainly worth the detour.
I should note that there are three Foam and Fabrics locations in western North Carolina – one in Fletcher, one in downtown Asheville and one off of I-40 in Marion. The shop that I am speaking of is located in Fletcher, which is about 20 minutes south of Asheville, NC.
I love Foam and Fabrics because:
- They carry all the colors in the Kona Cotton rainbow. All the colors. And the prices are reasonable- think $6 or less per yard for the Kona Cotton…
- The selection of sewing notions (buttons, trims, ribbon, elastic, velcro, dressmaking supplies, thread, etc.) far surpasses anything that I can find in my local fabric shops
- A fairly good selection of apparel fabric is available- such as knits, seersucker, gingham and special occasion fabrics, which is perhaps one of their largest selections of fabric
- If you like quilting with traditional fabrics (i.e. not Amy Butler, etc.), then the shop has a very wide selection. Quilting supplies are also readily available.
But the store is huge- so if you aren’t motivated by some of my fabric interests, there is also an extensive Home Dec wing, a foam section, as well as an area that sells fabric and other goods by the pound (sheet sets, pillows, random closeout things…)
If you ever find yourself in the area, I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!