On the fabric topic, many of you mentioned what you like and dislike about quilt shops. How about you leave a comment and leave four or five things, in order of importance, that you like in a quilt shop. Please don’t say the name of any shops you’ve disliked but if you’ve had experiences that absolutely positively caused you to never return to a shop, what were those experiences?
Friendly, helpful store employees who seem to appreciate my business is important. A great selection of fabric is important. Nice samples . . lots of samples that change often is important.
Things I don’t like . . animals in the shop. I love my dog and I love Jazz (the dog who’s visiting does have a name) but I don’t enjoy visiting shops that have cats or dogs inside.
I visited three shops last week. Two were good. One was outstanding. All three of them were a bit out of the way. The one, I’d go back to in a heartbeat if I were in the vicinity. The other two . . maybe or maybe not . . depending on what else was on the agenda. What made the one stand out? Very friendly shop owner and employees, roomy shop with lots of light and lots of fabric, a good sale rack . . it was just a good fit for me.
And you know what’s funny? There’s always someone who loves the shops I dislike. Just goes to prove that there’s something for everyone somewhere. 🙂
So, share what’s important to you in a shop.