Posts tagged ‘texas’

Austin Shop Hop

My home town of Austin, TX used to be a barren wasteland when it came to fabric. Now we have a great variety of stores with every kind of fabric for every kind of sewing, and (for the most part, I think!) the new crop of stores all get along and support each other. The [...]

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

The True Up household has been visited by various virii and allergies and mixtures of both this week, so I wasn’t able to participate in Local Quilt Shop Day to the extent that I’d hoped (or anything else, for that matter), but, even though it’s past closing time already, I couldn’t let the day pass [...]

Spruce TV Pilot

Spruce Upholstery in Austin, Texas do stunning work with an amazing array of home dec fabrics, including True Up faves Mod Green Pod and Skinny LaMinx. They’ve self-produced this TV pilot in hopes that it will get picked up by a network. It’s a little bit home-makeover show, a little Ace of Cakes, a little [...]

Austin, Texas Fabric Store Guide

All addresses are in Austin, Texas unless otherwise indicated. Independent Fabric Stores { The Common Thread } The Common Thread (512) 445-7270 701-E S. Lamar Blvd. (One block south of Barton Springs Road) The Common Thread is one of Austin’s newest independent fabric stores. Owner Jeannie chose a beautiful, airy, centrally located space to house [...]

New Indie Fabric Shop in Austin, TX

This weekend, I got to go to an opening reception for Austin’s newest independent fabric shop, The Common Thread. It’s primarily an apparel fabric shop, with lots of natural fibers and organic offerings. She has at least one Liberty print, a couple Echino linen blends, oilcloth, baby-leaning fabrics like Minkee and flannel (because Austin Baby [...]