Creating a mosaic out of broken glass turns trash into art, much like compiling a rubber-band ball or throwing rotten fruit at the television. Reuse and rearrange with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of fabrics, supplies, quilting kits, and books at Quilter’s Stash in Hurst and Southlake.
The helpful, friendly staff at Quilter’s Stash equips customers for panel-stitching missions with kits, books, sewing machines, and more than 15,000 bolts of 100% cotton designer fabrics. Henry Glass's Botanica patterns ($11.99/yd.) incorporate arboreal and paisley accents to create blankets that camouflage with gardens and cover up patches of brown grass. For an alternative to rainbow patterns, squares of Marcus Brothers' fresh mixers throw out red, orange, and indigo bands in favor of bright, roughly drawn stripes from the rest of the spectrum ($10.99/yd.). Beginning and intermediate stitchers can fashion 13 cozy quilts for newborns or shivering leprechauns from Nancy J. Martin’s Baby’s First Quilts ($23.95) or choose between two color schemes to assemble an intricate bear-paw runner ($39.99). Colorful quilts brighten walls behind the sunny storefront, and the skillful staff demonstrates hemming, darning, and stitching techniques at sewing and embroidering machines set up throughout the store.
A kaleidoscope of colors and patterns bewilders shoppers as they enter either of Quilter’s Stash's two locations. Some confused patrons report having found the end of the rainbow, but they are really seeing more than 15,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabrics by Marcus, Henry Glass, and other top designers. Staff members wait at attention to direct customers to the latest threads and patterns, and a few on-hand wizards can resuscitate a range of sewing machines from different brands. The crafty gurus are also enthusiastic about leading quilting and sewing classes that cater to students of all levels, and the shop's shelves are stocked with how-to books that facilitate at-home learning.