America has enjoyed a long tradition of textile manufacturing, from Betsy Ross cross-stitching the Constitution to Neil Armstrong knitting the Eagle lunar lander. Stitch your way to greatness with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of sewing, quilting, and craft supplies at Hyderhangout: Quilt Fabric & More in Cleveland.
The friendly staff at Hyderhangout assists sewing enthusiasts during treasure hunts for fabrics, beads, patterns, and hard-to-find special-order items. Guests prowl through shelves of natural and synthetic fibers, which are woven into heavy fabrics for upholstering, vibrant patterns for quilting, and luscious silks for dress making. Clothing patterns ($3.99–$14.95) guide sewers through the construction of jackets, slacks, frocks, and fashionable ghost costumes, and guests can match notions such as threads ($1.95+) and buttons ($0.90+) to fabrics to finish garments. Complete kits for purses ($5.99–$13.99) and quilts ($9.99–$29.99) entrust new and experienced quilters with all the supplies needed to complete a unique handbag or a quilt depicting the human genome. A knowledgeable staff is on hand to satisfy the curiosity of hungry sewers by answering FAQs and will hunt for special brands and items not yet carried at Hyderhangout in order to fill any guest's special request.
Hyderhangout: Quilt Fabric & More
Like a child going through a growth spurt, Hyderhangout: Quilt Fabric & More has spent its first few years outgrowing its increasingly larger locations. Now situated in the Five Points museum district, the store continues to fill up every available nook and cranny with acres of fabric that range from brightly patterned cottons to flannels and fleeces cozy enough to keep you warm when an ice-fishing partner uses you as bait. Hyderhangout rounds out its selection by snagging vintage fabrics at auctions and estate sales. In addition to acquiring bolts of fabric, quilters can pick up precut swatches or fabric custom cut into precise shapes by an AccuQuilt system, and staffers will happily order quilting notions not found in the store. Needle artists can also find supplies for knitting and crocheting.
For crafters not yet settled on a specific project, Hyderhangout stocks patterns for apparel and kits for quilting projects and purses sturdy enough to hold a stash of gold bullion. Staffers provide even more guidance during classes that focus on both basic quilting techniques and advanced projects such as a quilted batik jacket.