A few weeks ago when my sisters and I went on our annual Sister Trip, we visited Austin, Texas, and stopped in at several quilt shops. I think at least one of us bought something at every shop and they were all worth visiting. Our first stop was the Honey Bee Quilt Store in Austin. If I’m not mistaken, they were in a different location from when I visited there previously, but it’s still a great shop with a good selection of fabric. We had a hard time not buying too much since we knew we had several more shops to visit our first day. Next, we went to the Cotton Cupboard in Lakeway and I’m almost positive they are in a new location. They had a wide selection of fabrics from reproduction to modern. From there we headed to one of my favorite shops in the area, B & B Quilting in Buda, Texas, which is on the outskirts of Austin. The shop is owned by two sisters and is a large store where one can spend quite a bit of time and money. Our last stop for the day was at A Quilter’s Folly which carries a good supply of quilting fabric as well as sewing machines. After that, we retired to our hotel suite and got into our pajamas and started sewing.
The next day, we visited three quilt shops. Austin Sewing Machine and Quilting in Round Rock is located just north of Austin. They had a huge selection of sewing machines and a large wall of pre-cuts that we couldn’t resist. From there we went to Cedar Park which is another town north of Austin. Sew Crazy is located there and they had a good selection of quilting fabrics that you don’t see everywhere. They also carried a lot of gift items and some nice fabric bundles. Our last stop was at Poppy Quilt N Sew in Georgetown which was a little further north, but one of our favorite shops. They had a large selection of fabric, but the best thing was the very pretty fabrics that they had on sale. I have to admit that I don’t usually spend a lot of time looking at sale fabric at quilt shops because most of it doesn’t appeal to me and I can see why it is on sale. However, Poppy Quilt N Sew was the exception. My sisters and I each bought enough fabric for at least one quilt. I was tempted to buy more, but had to draw the line somewhere. If you’re ever in the Austin area, all of these shops should be on your go to list. We’re looking forward to going back on another Sister Trip.