Once again, I asked for permission to take pictures, and permission was granted. My only regret? I wish I would have taken more!
|The shop utilizes its space smartly, making it easy to |
move around and not miss a thing!
Okay, I will admit that I enjoy browsing in quilt shops that are a little more quaint, a little more charming, a little more primitive. But while Coins and Quilts appears to be more practical than quaint, (and really, it's all in the eye of the beholder), I was impressed with the fabric selection and customer service, two major reasons I walk into a quilt shop in the first place! Coins and Quilts gets 5 stars in delivering both!
Edit 11/14/2012 - I forgot to mention one other 5 star feature... the lighting! It sure makes a difference when selecting fabric! For example, I purchased two fat quarters at the shop in Sun Prairie a few days before visiting Coins and Quilts. I thought the two fat quarters were grey... when I got home and was admiring my purchases, I discovered the true color of the two fat quarters... brown! Just sayin'!
|My favorite spot in the store is the corner in this picture! |
That's where I found the bolts of 1862 Battle Hymn
by Barbara Brackman for Moda.
I'm for supporting all quilt shops... after all, if they weren't around, I doubt I would be as enthusiastic as I am about this wonderful hobby known as quilting! I like being a fabric fanatic! I like adding to my stash! I like spending time in my sewing room! I like gifting something I made, and I treasure the somethings that I keep! This is a healthy hobby, because it makes me feel good! So there... I owe it all to quilt shops!
|The store has a nice selection of batiks, and a cute area |
of youth fabrics, patterns and kits.
I selected some 1862 fat quarters, but still needed a number of them to be cut from the bolts. Mr. Coin was more than happy to cut them! (I've been in some shops where I feel like I'm asking a lot for a fat quarter to be cut from a bolt... I get a sigh, a straight face, and I feel like saying, "give me the rotary... I'll cut my own if you'll let me!").
|Sentiments by 3 Sisters for Moda, and fat quarters of |
1862 Battle Hymn
|I picked my three favorite prints and a panel of holiday |
postcards... not sure what to make. Any ideas?