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.
I spied this quilt right away!! You might not be able to see but done in fireman fabric!
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.
I love the little post card patterns and she has a lot to choose from.
Looking for patriotic fabrics….Addicted 2 Stitchin’ has them!
These solids sure are great. I’ve been doing more with solids lately. Now I know where to find them.
…and fat quarter galore….
She has cute little vignettes set up that make the shop homey.
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.
I found my batik backing in this selection.
I took my bolt over to the cutting station…how cute is this?
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.
I spy John Deer fabrics here on the bottom shelf.
They are carrying embroidery floss too. Awesome!!
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!
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
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.