Quilt Shop Tour: Crazy to Quilt

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Remember when I had a girls weekend and we traveled to see the play Dirty Dancing?  Well on our way there we stopped at a quilt shop, Crazy to Quilt in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

This ABC quilt was one of the first things we saw.

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The shop has LOTS of patterns and lots of books.

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They have so many samples, there are even samples on the ceiling.  I liked this simple quilt.

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I’m a softy for wool projects.

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What a fun butterfly quilt!

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I have some leftovers at my house of these striped prints…I love them.  I have a project in mind for them but haven’t gotten to it yet.  I need to remember they have them in case I need more of them if I ever get to that project.

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I liked this simple quilt.

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Connie was checking out the batiks.  I think she’s working on selecting fabrics for Bonnie Hunter’s Mystery quilt coming up.

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This quilt was kind of fun.

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Of course, this was likely my favorite quilt in the whole store…a Country Threads quilt!!  …of course.

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…and look who was around the corner…Kelli!  I wonder what she is shopping for.

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The shop carries Pfaff machines.

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This gray quilt caught my eye.
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Check out this block of the month quilt they are doing.

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There was SO much to see and we didn’t have a lot of time to look.

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While Connie, Kelli and Jody were shopping, I was snapping pictures.

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The shop has a little “baby” area with baby fabrics.

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There is a mix of all fabrics in the shop including some Civil War reproduction prints.

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There is a wool project section too.

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Check out these cute advent Christmas stockings.  I have to admit, they were tempting…but I hate decorating so was able to pass them by.

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I got done snapping pictures and walked back to see what the others were up to.  There are Kelli and Connie….still hunting for mystery fabric.

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I ended up grabbing some mystery fabrics to suppliment what I already have here.  You’re going to have to wait to see what I bought.  I’ll show you in an upcoming stash report….I am SUPER happy with what I found!

I use a system when I do quilt shop tours.  I 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:  4  It was busy this day with LOTS of customers.  We weren’t greeted.  I didn’t mind.
Selection of Goods:  5
Neat and Organized: 5
Parking:  5
Cozy and Cute: 5
Curb Appeal: 3

A blog reader asked me to add another category of Curb Appeal.  I thought it was a great idea so I added it to this post and will keep using it.  THANKS for the suggestion.

This is a nice shop that I will continue to stop at when I am coming through Cedar Falls.

Comments

  1. Mary Etherington` says:

    Our quilt, Devil’s Claw, looked almost out of place with all those fun bright quilts. I’ve never been to this shop but now I will make a point of getting there – thanks, Jo! And how’s your shoulder?

  2. Kim LeMere says:

    What a wonderful tour of a new shop for me to check out, thanks for all the pictures.

  3. Christie says:

    Thanks for adding the extra category! This shop looks like a “must go to” one! HUGS… and stitches

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