My first stop today was about an hour and 45 minute ride. I decided to take the back roads and go to the furthest shop first. I went to Conway, SC to a little quilt shop called Sew Many Common Threads. It was a pretty small shop with a cute collection of fabric. The owner told me she was just starting her batik collection. So I didn't have much to choose from, but she did have a cute row. Her row was of Whales. Each a different color to match the nautical flags. Neat idea I thought!! Out of today's stops, this row will be the easiest. I have already cut out all the whales. Only bad thing was when I got home I realized she didn't put the batik fabric I bought in the bag.
Next stop was about 15 minutes up the road. A pretty good sized store called Quilting at The Beach. Very friendly ladies!! I enjoyed laughing at the sewing group in the back. A Longarmer was working on a cute runner back there also. Wonderful fabric selection, even found a piece of Jason Yenter Deco in the clearance pile. And a bit more! The row for this shop is appliqué hell (Not my cup of tea). Lots and lots of little piece, 45 to be exact. I did not like my appliqué stitching but it's a learning curve. It's successfully done and on to the next row!
Last stop today was another 20 minutes down the road in Murrells Inlet. A hidden store called Accent Sewing. This store had lots of notions, another long arm and a little fabric. I found a few batiks in the clearance pile!! They had another appliqué row. I was able to trace the pieces out. More on the row tomorrow.
Then homeward I was to start sewing! Will tell you about day two later!