Saturday, April 26, 2008

Columbus Corners - Sew To Speak

Fabric shopping in Columbus can be a disappointing experience. Maybe I'm just not knowledgeable enough about the options, but it seems like JoAnn's took over the world around here and most other large fabric shops closed several years ago so your options were basically JoAnn's, Wal-Mart (bleck) or some small very traditional quilting shops.

In the last year or so, new shops have been opening up and things have been getting better, but now I'm thrilled by the newest option. A new fabric shop called Sew to Speak just opened, and it is unlike any other in town. The owner Anita saw a lot of beautiful modern fabric for sale online and thought there should be a place somewhere in Columbus to buy fabric like that, and since there wasn't, she decided to open just such a shop.

Sew to Speak is located on the East side of High Street between Henderson and Morse Road (4610 N. High Street). Right now they have a fairly small selection of fabric as they learn what kinds of fabric are in demand. It's a bit expensive because they are mostly designer fabric lines like Amy Butler, but it's so pretty you won't be able to leave with out some.
Creed was totally going crazy while we were there and the owner, Anita, could not have been nicer about it. She brought out whatever she could to help entertain him so I could shop and smiled as he ran around like crazy telling me there was nothing that he could hurt.
There are sewing machines at the back of the shop and a variety of fun patterns that will tempt you.

Check it out if you have a chance.


Nikki said...

I can't wait to check it out, Steph . . . and to get a sewing tutorial from you. Seriously, if we could squeeze that in before you leave I would be forever grateful!

Anna said...

that is beautiful fabric. if you find anything like it in slc let me know. btw, hearing about Creed makes me laugh because my mom used to take us to fabric stores all the time and we were terrors. there is nothing more boring for a child than a fabric store...we pulled off so many bolts I'm sure we made them crazy

Kim said...

Wow Steph, you had a busy weekend as usual. Too bad I won't be back in Ohio before you leave. I would love to check out the fabric store and all the others. I loved all our jaunts together. We will have to find some new fun places in SLC to enjoy together.