Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop

The Polack and I recently took a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I've been quilting a lot lately so I was in the mood to do some fabric shopping. Do you know that Nashville doesn't have a single quilt shop? I was surprised by this. I did find two quilt shops listed in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb about 30 minutes south of Nashville but unfortunately, we didn't have time to make the trip to Franklin.

But the Polack, who is awesome and always so supportive of my craft, insisted we find someplace to stop on the drive home. Some searching through Yelp brought up Uniquely Yours Quilt Shop in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. I also wanted to stop by Crimson Tate in Indianapolis so I wasn't sure which to pick (we only had time for one) but after reading some great Yelp reviews, I decided on Uniquely Yours. It was a great decision. (Crimson Tate is awesome too! More on that later.)

We had a bit of trouble finding the Uniquely Yours. For some reason, the map app I was using took us down a dead-end country road. Luckily, another map app steered us on the correct course. As we ventured to another part of the county (on the other side of Elizabethtown), we almost passed by a house with a small sign advertising Uniquely Yours. We drove down the driveway to the back of the house where we found the entrance to the quilt shop.

I have to admit, I was doubtful. A quilt shop in someone's basement; this place didn't look like much from the outside.

And then I walked in.

Uniquely Yours was stuffed with bolts and bolts of fabric.

Bolts on shelves, from floor to ceiling.

Bolts in front of bolts. Bolts in boxes on the floor.

Look at all those grays!

 Most of the fabric was in one room; a second room had fabric (including a clearance section where I scored some $3/yard fabric!) as well as a work area. Just off the work area was a four seasons room with a long arm.

As I chatted with the owner, I told her how impressed I was with her selection. She boasted that she has over 4,000 bolts of fabric. FOUR THOUSAND BOLTS! That is very impressive. And she picks them all out herself. She has a great eye for fabric; I wasn't overwhelmed by boring Moda organized by line; she had a great variety and there were several modern prints, including this awesome bundle. (Which I didn't purchase, much to the disappointment of my mom and mother-in-law.)

Doesn't the Polack look so cute sitting there, waiting for me while I shop?

Here is my favorite find of the day. I'm not sure what I'll do with this but it has to be something incredibly awesome.

In addition to the chevron print, I purchased some red and white fabric to go with my collection I've been accumulating. I also purchased some lilac and grass colored fabric for a baby quilt I'm working on.

Don't be fooled by the outside of Uniquely Yours; this is must visit quilt shop located about 15 minutes from I65 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.