The 2nd annual Music City MQG Shop Hop is in the books and it was so much fun! In one day we visited five fabric shops total, from Franklin to Spring Hill to Nashville.
For a recap of last year’s Shop Hop, click here. We visited Quilting Squares, Craft South, The Fabric Studio (sadly closed now), Quilter’s Attic, and Stitcher’s Garden. This time around we added two new (to me) stores and revisited three from last year’s itinerary.
This year my shopping goals were more targeted since I’ve got baby quilts on the brain but I didn’t have any specific projects in mind, so I ended up picking up whatever caught my fancy.
Without further ado, here’s a look at each stop on the shop hop!
The Quilting Squares Quilt Shop – Franklin
Once again the ladies at The Quilting Squares greeted us with breakfast treats and discounts. Such a fun start to the day!
The haul: a free pattern, a charm pack, and two fat quarters.
The Dancing Bobbin – Spring Hill
This little shop was worth the drive, and was definitely one of my favorite stops of the day. There’s a lot of cute fabric in a small amount of space but it never felt overwhelming or crowded – quite a feat!
The haul: a holiday charm pack, two fat quarters, and a Frivol tin (lap quilt pattern, fabric, and all in a cute tin).
Textile Fabrics – Nashville
After a lunch break at M.L. Rose, we visited Textile Fabrics. It was my first time, although I’ve heard about their bi-annual 50% off sales ever since moving here. Their quilting cotton selection is limited since they mostly stock apparel fabric, but I still found a remnant that will make a great baby quilt backing. I have no idea what to do with all the apparel stuff but it sure is pretty!
The haul: 2 yards.
Craft South – Nashville
It’s always a treat to visit Craft South, and of course I couldn’t resist bringing home one of Anna Maria Horner’s scrap bags. So much oohing and aahing at every corner, plus a big variety of crafts from quilting to knitting to embroidery to handmade goods.
Even the bathroom is gorgeous!
And another bonus… even though parking is hard to find, the Pokemon are everywhere!
The haul: scrap bag, three fat quarters, two yards.
Stitcher’s Garden – Franklin
Once we were back in Franklin, we ended the day with Stitcher’s Garden. This shop is right down the street from me, but you have to be in the right frame of mind to brave the aisles (and piles and stacks and baskets and cubbies) stuffed to the brim with fabric. It’s always quite the experience!
This pic from last year is one of my faves:
The haul: half-yards of three hard-to-find Heather Ross prints from her Far, Far Way and Briar Rose collections.
Whew… my bag was quite full by the end of the day! Unpacking and making little piles of folded fabric is my version of Halloween candy 🙂 As usual the best part was hanging out with my guild friends and meeting new members and finding out what everyone is planning for their fabric. And of course a big shout out to each shop along the way, AND to those who organized it all!
The final haul:
And of course the group pic for 2016:
More city sights coming soon as I explore the Nashville area!