Skip to main content

Family Fabric Business ‘Blooms’ in Marga

When mother-daughter business owners Lori and Katie Rosa, 61 and 26, decided to deepen their love of quilting, Bloom: Fabric, Art and Retreat took hold. The boutique at 724 Main St. in Margaretville opened in August 2017, offering designer fabrics and quilting supplies, yarn, local handmade textiles, design kits and, said Katie Rosa, a “limited […]

Yardage Town family-owned fabric store c...

Michael Recht has seen sales in his Yardage Town fabric stores decline for decades. At its peak in the 1970s, the National City chain had 16 stores in San Diego County. But from the late 1980s, Yardage Town began closing stores amid declining sales due to working women having less time to sew and discount […]

Do you think the textile industry will c...

Vice-president of Fabricut David Klaristenfeld has spent two busy decades in the fabric industry, but 2019 could be the most eventful year yet. This summer, his company acquired the beloved designer label Clarence House, and Klaristenfeld is in the middle of a crash course to work at the top of the market, where fabrics cost […]

Landmark Fabric Store Closes in Gaston C...

Building a legacy You can’t tell the story of the end of the Mary Jo era without paying homage to its beginning. Mary Jo Cloninger was 19 and married in 1951 when she took out a $ 500 loan and rented the back of her father’s hair salon in Dallas, North Carolina, to open a […]

5 tips for advertising your textile fabr...

Does your men’s textile fabric store need new business? Use these fabric store specific tips to attract new customers to your store. Does your textile fabric store need an influx of customers to keep it afloat? Maybe you are launching a new product or service that reaches a different niche of customers? Maybe you’ve just […]

Fabric store opens in Coppes Commons | ...

NAPPANÉE A fabric store with something for all kinds of sewers and quilts came to Nappanee. Market Street Fabric Company, owned by the husband and wife team of Maria and Richard Schmucker, opened in June. The store is located in Coppes Commons at 401 E. Market Street in Nappanee. “We thought there was a need […]

The fabric store survives decades withou...

Since opening in the 1980s, Ryco Trimming Co. has undergone various modifications. In 1984, Pat Ryan and her husband, Donald Ryan, founded the fabric trim manufacturing company in Stamford, Connecticut, before moving the company to their current location, a former factory at 25 Carrington St. in Lincoln, in 1989. When Donald Ryan retired in 1995, […]

Opening of a new fabric / coffee shop in...

Suzy and Mark Rummel opened Suzy’s Stash, a fabric store and café in Richardton. Suzy is from Richardton and opened her business on September 26, 2017. She believes there is a need in the area for her services and products. Suzy’s Stash offers many types of products and services for “anyone who enjoys sewing or […]

Long-standing fabric store in Normal Hei...

A long-standing fabric store inside a Normal Heights landmark is planning to go out of business, and as of yet, the fate of the building – and its famous marquee – is unknown. Discount Fabrics, located at 3325 Adams Ave., is liquidating its inventory as it prepares to leave the neighborhood in the coming months. […]

Watch out for West Bank artisans: Gretna...

Fabric and craft retailer Jo-Ann is moving to the West Bank. A banner announcing the store’s opening was placed on a storefront inside the Westside Mall, the large complex on Stumpf Boulevard and the Westbank Freeway. The place is anchored by a Rouses and a Sports & Outdoors Academy. The interior of the storefront is […]