A Fairmont store offers plenty of opportunities for quilters to find patterns or fabrics that are just right for any project.
Sew Chic, located off Interstate 79 at Exit 139, has been serving the needs of quilters for 17 years. It has become a one-stop shop for those who wish to peruse the store in person or online at www.sewchic.com.
"Anything we don't have, we're more than willing to order," said store owner Sue Henderson.
Sew Chic is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. From the south, motorists can take I-79 to Exit 139, turn left at the end of the exit ramp and then left again at the next intersection. Sew Chic is located in the big red barn.
The store carries a full line of Bernina sewing machines and sergers, and a service technician is available to do any necessary repairs to those models. The friendly and knowledgeable staff members are extensively trained so they can demonstrate any of the models on display.
The store carries a full line of quilting supplies, along with more than 3,000 bolts of fabric, a wide variety of patterns, books, notions and threads. Patterns for various styles of clothing also are available.
"We do more quilting because there is more of a demand for it," Henderson said.
Students of all ages flock to Sew Chic for the variety of classes offered at the store. Those interested in taking a class should check the website, which also features the special sales being offered at the store.
Sew Chic also will ship its inventory as part of its online shopping experience. Henderson said the store has shipped quilting supplies across West Virginia, the United States and as far away as Australia and Finland.
"(Customers) are searching for something online, trying to find a fabric," Henderson said. "They see it on our website and order it. We'll ship anywhere."
Because of the store's proximity to the Interstate, Henderson said travelers with a quilting interest often make a pit stop at Sew Chic on their way to other destinations.
"We get a lot of people from Canada and Michigan," she said.