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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Pineapple Fabrics - In my OWN BACK YARD!

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I met up with Kim @gogokim at Pineapple Fabrics in Archdale, North Carolina for a meet, a greet, and a whole lot of fabric fun!

And it was more than just fabric shopping a warehouse sale.  I connected with a wonderful family owned (3 generations) business in nearly my own back yard.

And the story of this place is simply amazing. It started out as a company that makes swatch cards and swatch books for the garment industry.  Over the past several years they have moved into the quilting side of things, making header cards and swatch samples for quilting fabrics.

You know all of those cards with the fabrics attached that the reps bring around?  Yep!  They are made and printed here.  That means they have the fabric sample side of things, and also the printing of the cards and posters and everything that goes with the fabric samples side.  Garments as well as quilting.

Kim invited me to meet the owner and go on a tour of the facility where they do all the sample card/book making and I was floored.  This locally owned, 3 generation family business employs close to 80 people from my area in a clean, well lit and wonderfully creative facility.

Pineapple Fabrics is now on the quilting scene with a wonderful online store that you can order from if you are not in the area.   But if you ARE in the area- Archdale is just south of Greensboro, they have a WAREHOUSE SALE not to be beat 3 to 4 times a year.  The next one is in May.

But if you are reading this now, and you are anywhere from Raleigh to Charlotte or a bit beyond, get in your car now…grab your quilty friends and come on over.  The sale goes through 4pm today.

You will also find Pineapple Fabrics at several shows throughout the year, including Quilt Festival in Houston in November. Don’t miss them!

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Everything is new, first quality, and wonderfully priced!

Bolts, to precuts:

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The selection is just unbelievable in variety, quality, and inspiration! Beautiful Fabrics from favorites such as Andover, Dear Stella, free spirit, Henry Glass, Michael Miller, P&B, Paintbrush Studio, RJR, Rowan, Studio e, Timeless Treasures and Windham! These are all first quality, not seconds. Fabrics average around $6 a yard or less.

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Grab yourself some fabric lovin’!

I put my photos in this little cute slide show just to give you the ambience.



And yes, I did come home heavily laden!  I couldn’t help myself.  I’m eager to sew and mix these new fabrics in with my stash:

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Yeah, I showed ZERO restraint!

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Not one bit!!

Oh, and I forgot to mention that these fat quarters are BONUS sized – they are 21 X 21.  Not 18 X 22.  So you can get a larger square out of them if you need to.  NICE JOB!

The bundles you see in the cellophane wrappers are “Pineapple Packs.”  There are many styles of Pineapple Packs…some are all fat quarters, some have 10”, 5” and 2 1/2” squares, some a combination of strips and fat quarters, and ALL come with your free selection of a pattern you’d like to go with each set.

Unlike a KIT…there are patterns designed to go with each selection of cuts.  I chose a pattern for a hobo bag to go with one set, and a baby quilt pattern to go with the others, but I wasn’t limited to those.  There are many patterns that will work specifically with each Pineapple Pack.  BRILLIANT idea!

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Lucy! You’ve got some ‘splainin’ to do!!

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The May dates are near Mother’s Day.

They don’t have May up on their website yet, but sign up for their newsletter on the website, and you’ll know as soon as it is posted.

This was too much fun!

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I did some of this last night.

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And I was at this point by bed time.

More to come!

Straits of Mackinac Quilt from 100 blocks vol 14!

Those many neutrals I purchased yesterday as well as some of the aqua/turquoise/teal are also going to go right into here.

I’m home for the weekend.  And guess who has tennis tomorrow afternoon? The Hubster!  Leaving me HOME ALONE!

I’m throwing in QUILT-CAM tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 2pm Eastern time on Facebook Live!

If you don’t facebook, or can’t make it don’t worry – that is what archives are for.

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Quiltville Quote of the Day!

Garden Party quilt from the Addicted to Scraps book.

Embrace the growing pains! (There are no growing pains in this quilt, only pure stitching pleasure. The entire quilt up to the borders is made with strips and squares.)

Have a great Saturday everyone!


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16 comments:

Genee' Davis said...

Wow! What a day you had AND met up with Kim, meeting with owners, tour and all that fabulous fabric! Going to their website now for the newsletter! As I live in IL, we may just take a vacay on of the times!!! 🙆🙆

Linda Laforest said...

That was a wonderful visit you had! Nothing like that in western Canada so I truly enjoyed your description and the photos. Of course, packages of fabric arrive at my door quite regularly-thank goodness for online shopping! Going to check this shop out right now. Thanks for telling me about it :)

mangozz said...

I wish I had a store like this near me! Looking forward to Quilt Cam. Thanks.

Lori Hamrick said...

I love how much passion you have for quilting!

Marj said...

You are such an enabler! LOL I ended up purchasing two quilt backs on line. Will have to plan a trip in the future. Thanks for sharing.

MT said...

It was good to see you yesterday! What a great place! Very friendly staff. I went thru the register 3 times! Tess

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, Bonnie!! I did NOT need to know this!!! (Looking forward to the May Sale!)

GeeMa said...

I love Pineapple Fabrics! I just got a package from them in the mail today. Hopefully, I can make their warehouse sale in May. I better get busy and stitch up some of the stash so I've got room to add.

DJ said...

I've attended the sale in the past and found that everyone is SO nice! Such a fun place to shop!

Colleen Yarnell said...

Thanks to you and Km I went today to get some great fabrics! I also got to meet up with Kim. Finally got t meet her after knowing her online for a lot of years. She enabled my Denyse Scmidt habit with the addition of a jellyroll. It was a great place!!!

AnnieO said...

Amazing fun to have this resource close! I just bought a fat quarter pack of the cutest fabrics at their booth at Road to Ca and chose the placemat pattern. Love it.

earthmotherwithin said...

:-( They don't post to Australia!

Angei said...

Pineapple fabrics is 5 miles from my home and I look forward to their warehouse sales. The prices can't be beat and if you are looking for something special ,ask Dot if they have it in the back and she will go hunt to see. They are very knowledgeable on what they have in inventory. All the people working the sale are wonderful and they remember you by name. How nice it is to be greeted by your name. Makes you feel appreciated and part of the family.

delara hadi said...

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فروش،نصب و راه اندازي و خدمات انواع درب اتوماتيک (درب سکشنال - کرکره اتوماتيک - کرکره پنجره - درب ريلي اتوماتيک - جک پارکينگي - کرکره شفاف - رول گيتر - انواع راهبند و درب اتوماتيک شيشه اي... )
خدمات 24 ساعته و شبانه روزي حتي در تعطيلات رسمي
مشاوره رايگان در تمامي مراحل

Carol Stearns said...

WOW! My son lives in Greensboro! Road Trip!

Susie Q said...

Well Bonnie, I high tailed it over to Pineapple and had a barrel of fun. When I got back to this post was happy to see you let it rip and got yourself some NEW fabrics as well. I did not sign up for the newsletter as my cc cannot take this sort of hit often. LOL