Schoolhouse Fabrics

Most of my fabric purchases are made online these days.  We have a JoAnn's but the fabric selection is hit or miss most times I visit.  They do have decent selection of notions, patterns and buttons.  If you are into crafting, they have an enormous selection of those type items.

As you know I am on "staycation" this week and have gotten some sewing in as I had hoped.  Yesterday I decided to go to Floyd, VA.  This is a laid back community, home of Blue Grass and clogging, farming and even hippies.  There is an old schoolhouse that was converted into a fabric store with apparel, home dec and quilting fabrics.  How long has this store existed, I don't know.  When I moved to this area over 10 years ago, I was told I needed to go there. They also have a great selection of buttons, fabric trims, patterns, sewing related books and magazines.  It is about an hour away from where I live and I decided I was going there as I had not been in a couple of years.

Fabric selection is usually varied and you never know what you are going to find. Yesterday I found quite a bit that needed a new home.  I will say they have a large selection of lining fabric in various colors and I have quite a few in my stash and only picked up three colors this time around.

Here is a photo of my fabric haul
There are lining fabrics, satin back shantung, stretch lace, stretch faux leather, and cotton blends.
Hang Loose Lining Fabrics
Mauve and Oyster Stretch Lace
 I was lucky with the mauve stretch lace as it proves to be a nice color blend with the Vogue faux wrap skirt that I keep trying to find a panel to attach that makes the skirt more wearable. Now I just need to determine how to do that.
Stretch faux leather embossed to look like crocodile(?)
Cotton-linen blend ikat like fabric
Floral cotton/poly fabric-rather sheer
Navy blue, chocolate brown, cream shantung
I picked up a few buttons, as well as some piping. 
I could have spent a fortune on buttons because of their selections.  I was on a budget and in the end I did not spend it all! 


  1. Schoolhouse fabrics sound like the kind of place I would love to visit. I checked, and it's quite a distance from Richmond, where my daughter currently lives.

    1. Yes, Richmond is about 3 hours from Roanoke and Floyd is about an hour from Roanoke. It is an interesting store, it's almost like a treasure hunt, sometimes you find treasure other times not.

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    1. Thanks Linda. I have lots of plans for the fabric and not enough time!

  3. Nice haul! I'm sure we'll see bits and pieces of it from time to time! What a great way to spend one of your staycation days!

    1. Thanks, Carolyn! I need another one to do all the things that did not get done with this one.

  4. Ooooh fabric porn. . Loving the stretch lace and faux leather. Great haul.

    1. Thanks, Sheila! I want to use the faux leather with some knits for tops. I need another week of staycation.


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