America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting the Eagle lunar lander. Craft a historic quilt with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of fabric and sewing supplies at Gina's Bernina Sewing Center.
The skilled seamstresses of Gina's Bernina Sewing Center equip threadbearers with the fabric and patterns to create their own masterpieces. More than 5,000 bolts of quality fabric ($6–$24.95/yard) unfurl across the workshop's showroom, with colorful weaves by Amy Bulter, Kaffe Fasset, Clothworks, and Moda. Classic children’s fabrics such as corduroy, batiste, and broadcloth come together to form sturdy mini tuxedos, and minky fabric swaddles babies in plush blankets. Peruse stitching lexicons such as Batiks Inspired by Bali ($24.99), a collection of 15 patterns inspired by Indonesian designs, and Loose Change ($24.99), which teaches the art of sewing pocket change into quilts for safekeeping.
10816 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, Tennessee 37934