Quilt Shop Tour: Addicted 2 Stitchin’

You might remember some time ago that I told you that Material Magic, one of the quilt shops in New Hampton Iowa was going out of business.  Well the good news is that someone opened up a new store!!

This weekend I was trying to find a backing for the wedding quilt and nothing worked “right” that was in my stash.  I knew to do the quilt “right” I really should run to town and get a great backing fabric and that’s what I did.  From where I live there are five quilt shops that are all a half hour away…another is just a bit further.  I tried to guess who might have the best batiks and that’s what I wanted for the backing.  I decided it might be a good time to check out the new shop in New Hampton, Addicted 2 Stitching.  I’m so glad I did.

The store is not located in the original store that Material Magic was located in.  It’s a couple blocks west of there in an entirely different building.  When I first heard what building it was in, initially I was surprised.  The building is really narrow…but once in the store, I saw that it was great!  It makes for a really cozy feel and that is just what I love in quilt shops.

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I spied this quilt right away!!  You might not be able to see but done in fireman fabric!

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I talked with Patrice Shilling, the owner, and had a very nice conversation.  She was very friendly and happy to share her experience of putting the new shop together.

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I love the little post card patterns and she has a lot to choose from.

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Looking for patriotic fabrics….Addicted 2 Stitchin’ has them!

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These solids sure are great.  I’ve been doing more with solids lately.  Now I know where to find them.

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…and fat quarter galore….AddictedtoStitching-6

She has cute little vignettes set up that make the shop homey.
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Material Magic always offered a lot of panel projects.  Addicted 2 Stitchin’ is carrying that forward.  That’s great as that is something the other shop in town doesn’t offer.

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I found my batik backing in this selection.

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I took my bolt over to the cutting station…how cute is this?

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Material Magic also carried a lot of farm related fabrics.  Patrice will be offering them now.  It seems you can like any tractor company and they have the fabrics.

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I spy John Deer fabrics here on the bottom shelf.

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They are carrying embroidery floss too.  Awesome!!

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It was a busy day at the store.  There was a shop hop happening.  This week will be another busy week for them.  They are hosting a Grand Opening Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  How fun!

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Many more people will be in to see what a nice shop Patrice put together.

I decided to start a new system when I do quilt shop tours.  I am going to do a 1-5 rating….five being the best-I’m going to be stingy with my fives.  This is just my impression on the day I visited and took pictures.
Warm and Friendly:  5 Patrice was super..her dad was too.
Selection of Goods:  4 They are just starting out.  I am certain inventory will increase.
Neat and Organized:  5
Parking:  5
Cozy and Cute: 5

As you can see….I think the shop is worth your time to stop at if you are ever this way.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Quilt Shop Tour: Addicted 2 Stitchin’

  1. Kathy E.

    Visiting quilt shops is always a favorite of mine while traveling. This is one I need to visit! One thing that’s important to me is that’s there somewhere nearby that my husband can visit while I’m busy spending $$ in the quilt shop. Love those John Deere fabrics!

  2. Kim

    What a cute shop and it will be on my list the next time I hit Osage to see family. Thanks for the share and all those neat pictures

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