Today we made our way down to Kahului, Maui. It just so happens there were two quilt shops within 1/2 mile of each other!
The first quilt shop on our agenda was Sew Special in the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Mall.
OMG-this shop was Amazing!!!! They had thousands of bolts of fabrics. Batiks, Hawaiian themed fabrics and everything in between!!
They have been in business for 32 years in the same mall. One of the owner's daughters, Patricia, filled me in on the history of the shop. She was SO much fun!!
After seeing how much fabric this shop had, I sent my husband off on his own to explore the mall.
Our second stop was at the Fabric Mart.
Located just across down the street from Sew Special and directly across from Whole Foods. This shop was easy to spot.
This was also a fairly large store but completely different from Sew Special. This was not a quilt shop, rather they carried a huge selection of Hawaiian fabrics (on the roll) at extremely low prices. Most Hawaiian prints were $3.25/yd. They were more of a shiny shirt fabric rather than a traditional quilting cotton.
There was a medium size collection of "quilting fabrics". However, these fabrics were not comparable to higher quality quilt shop cottons. They were similar to the low end fabrics in JoAnns or Wal-Mart. However, if you're looking for a deal, they were only $4.99/yd!
Done quilt shopping for the day.
Here's a peek at my "Stash Upgrade" compliments of Sew Special!!