A work in progress...
A directory of Utah fabrics stores I've been to in my area. I've included both chain fabrics stores and individually owned quilt shops below. Read this article that discusses the difference in quilting cotton fabric quality you find in chain stores vs. quilt shops.
Nuttall's Fabric Center
53 West Main Street, American Fork. (801) 756-2223. Part of a chain.
A larger "one-stop" fabric and sewing store. Older store, helpful staff.
Carries: Mostly quilting cottons and flannels, as well as some minkee, batting (large bolts and packaged batting are located towards the back), apparel fabrics (mostly polyester), upholstery/home dec weights, sewing machines (Bernina, Janome, and sergers), sewing tables, and notions. When I first called them to see if they carried Amy Butler fabrics, they said they do not, as they "try not to compete with local quilt shops." But when I got there, I did find a few newer "designer" quilting cottons, such as City Girl & City Blooms by Benartex, as well as a good amount of Utah's own Riley Blake Designs. Recognizable brands I saw: Benartex, Riley Blake Designs, Marcus. Some embroidery supplies.
Pricing: Newer designer quilting cottons are $9.88/yard; older/obscure quilting cottons range from $4.88-$9.88. They have a flat folds/clearance table at the back of older cottons and some upholstery weights for $4.88/yard.
Services: They service and sell Bernina, Janome, and Brother sewing machines and sergers. They also carry a couple of long-arm quilting machines. They also provide classes.
Parking/Locale: You can park on Main St., but there's ample parking in the back of the store, where you can enter from the back door. It is located on busy Main St., but there are a number of shops nearby that make your trip worth it: a women's boutique right next door, and across Main St. are a consignment shop and a cute furniture shop called Finder's Keepers.
Hours: 9am-8pm M-F; 9am-6pm Sat. Closed Sundays
Broadbent & Sons
128 North 100 East, Lehi. 801-768-9201. Website.
Did you know that Broadbent is the oldest family-owned department store in the U.S.? The largest department of this charming store is its quilt shop.
Carries: Free Spirit (including Anna Maria Horner), Amy Butler, plenty of newer Moda bolts, as well as Benartex, and some others. No machinery that I could see. Plenty of notions, some batting, flannels, and minkee.
Pricing: around $8.99/yard..
Parking/Locale: street and lot parking. Very easy to find from Lehi Main Street...you simply turn north on 100 East and it's on the right about a block up. The quilt shop part of Broadbent is on the north side of the store. Across the street is the Lehi Public Library. Plenty of shops and places to eat on Main St. if you'd like explore old Lehi.
Hours: 9am-5pm M-Sat. Closed Sundays.
The Quilting Cottage
35 South 100 East Street, American Fork. (801) 492-6119.
A remodeled older home, charming, and welcoming.
Pricing: ~$9.00/yard. Get on their email list for sale updates.
Services: classes. They also offer quilting services.
Parking/Locale: plenty of street parking. Located right across the street from a park, and right off AF Main St. Easy to find.
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts
172 East University Parkway, Orem. (801) 225-5926. Part of a chain. See Jo-Ann Fabrics under Salt Lake County for more info on what Jo-Anns carry.
During sale weekends, this is most likely the busiest Joann on the planet.
424 West 800 North, Orem. (801) 802-7841. Website.
A cute, newer quilting shop. Nice atmosphere, friendly service.
Carries: mostly Moda quilting cottons, some FreeSpirit, Amy Butler, a few other brands. Fat quarters galore. A handful of minkees in the back room on the right. They also have an awesome wool scraps basket for little projects.
Pricing: ~$9.00 - 9.50/yard. There is a large clearance shelf in the back room. Get on their email list for sale updates (I recently went in and claimed my free fat quarter with a coupon they emailed me!).
Services: some classes (see website)...and the class machines are Berninas!
Parking/Locale: strip mall location, ample parking in lot. It's located near the Sonic Drive-Inn on 800 N. Pretty easy to find. There's a natural foods store, and a Thai Chili Gardens a couple doors down.
Hours: gotta call 'em.
266 North State Street, Orem. (801) 226-8425. Part of a chain.
The Fabric Mill
90 West Center Street, Provo, UT 84601-4417. (801) 375-4818. Part of a local chain (one other Fabic Mill in Orem, website).
A very friendly and helpful staff! Not a huge fabric shop, but great for a quick stop.
Carries: Dozens of 90" rolls of cheater / pre-printed quilting cotton prints, several minkees; quilting cottons including: Moda, Riley Blake, Windham Fabrics, David Textiles, Michael Miller Fabrics; lots of flannels, and more. A good selection of pre-cut blanket and quilt kits. They also carry various sewing, overlock, and embroidery threads.
Pricing: full price cottons just under $9/yard. Lots of mid-priced cottons at ~$7/yard. There's a clearance table at the back with $1.98/yard cottons and flannels and large minkee scraps for ~$10/yard.
Services: please call
Parking/Locale: Limited diagonal street parking on Center St., so depending on what time of day and year you go, you should be okay finding a store-front spot. This area of Center Street is packed with several restaurants, arts and crafts shops, and more. Right next door to the deeelish India Palace buffet.
164 West 500 North, Provo. (801) 373-6210. Part of a local chain (also in Sandy & Murray). Website.
Carries: Moda, Benartex, RJR, Riley Blake, many "childrens prints. Here's a list, though this isn't all they carry. There's a whole back room of the store dedicated to flannels and minkees. Authorized BabyLock and Singer dealers, all out on display for trying out. There's a large table in the back with various table linens for embroidering. They have an awesome scrap basket under the front register for 10 cents a piece. I've made a patchwork pillow cover for 60 cents from this basket! Lots of quilting/sewing accessories, patterns (back).
Pricing: ~$9.00/yard, a couple of sale tables near register. Get on their email list for sale updates.
Parking/Locale: On the corner, just off Freedom Blvd, with a large parking lot. Not much shopping nearby.
Salt Lake County
9135 Redwood Rd., West Jordan, UT 84088-6508. (801) 561-8726
Carries: a whole back room for flannels.
Gardner Village, West Jordan. Website.
Material Girls Quilts
1645 Towne Center Dr # 3, South Jordan (located off Redwood Rd., between Cafe Rio and the South Jordan City Hall). (801) 495-4290. Website.
One of my favorite quilt shops. The girls are friendly, lots of fresh, trendy fabrics, and they're open till 8pm most days!!
Carries: Here's a complete list of what they carry...Moda, Free Spirit, Amy Butler, Lecien too! (towards the back). Plenty of modern patterns for girls, aprons, and quilts. I didn't see many notions or any machines. The thing that's different about this store is that they organize their fabric by color, not line. So if you're going to buy a bunch of fabric from one line, you'll do some walkin' around, but I'm sure the ladies will help you.
Pricing: around $9.10/yard. Get on their email list for sale updates.
Services: some classes. See here.
Parking/Locale: Located on the south side of the Harmon's shopping center, just east off Redwood Rd. If you're heading south on Redwood Rd., turn east at the light right after 10600 S. Store front parking, lots of little shops to walk around, and Cafe Rio is right across the parking lot.
11696 S 3600 W (south end of The District), South Jordan. (801) 352-4295. Website. Part of a nationwide chain.
Carries: their own brand of quilting, apparel, home dec, and other fabrics. Plenty of notions, knitting, embroidery supplies, ribbon, you name it. Hobby Lobby is interesting...a few years ago, they branded their own quilting fabric, "Brother & Sister," and come out with seasonal/yearly collections, kind of like Jo-Ann has theirs. Cute designs, but still not the quilt shop quality...somewhere between WalMart quilt fabric and quilt shop fabric, hence the price. Also, you can't purchase their fabrics on line (except resold). I bet you could make a some spending money reselling Hobby Lobby fabric on ebay or etsy...there are some sewists out there who wish they had a store close to them. Here's a Flickr Group I started of creations made with Hobby Lobby fabrics.
Pricing: most quilting fabrics are on a never-ending 30% off sale, rendering them at about $4.50/yard.
Services: none that I know of.
Parking/Locale: ample parking. Located in The District Shopping Center off Bangerter Hwy and 11400 S. Located near lots of eateries, Ross, Target and other spending traps...beware!
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts (Superstore)
268 East 12300 South, Draper. (801) 495-3158. Part of a chain.
Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts (Superstore)
5790 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville/Salt Lake City. (801) 982-7600. Part of a chain.
My favorite Jo-Ann in Utah and Salt Lake Counties. I don't know why, but the people (including customers) are nicer there, it's not as crowded as the other two Jo-Anns, and a couple of times I've found fabrics and patterns at this Jo-Ann that I could not find at Draper or Orem. It's also more organized and clean, especially their Red Tag fabrics in the back, which they are pretty good about sorting by price.
Carries: mostly quilting cottons, a huge selection of home dec fabrics (lots of special order), and everything from flannels to apparel (linens, poplins, bottom weights, chiffons, you name it), to machines (mostly Singer), as well as most art and craft supplies. Brands I've seen: some Alexander Henry quilting cottons, but mostly their Jo-Ann brand cottons. A great place to buy Simplicity, McCall's, Butterick, Vogue patterns--when on sale, as low as $1 per pattern!
Pricing: Quilting cottons range from $4-$9.00/yard. Some fat quarters and quilt kits. I recommend going into any Jo-Ann and signing up to receive their mailers (sent to you about 2x per month) that show their sale prices, as well as provide you with 40% and 50% off coupons.
Services: lots of classes, go inside to find out.
Parking/Locale: It's in Taylorsville, near the 215 (west) highway. It's hidden from Redwood Road...you have to pull into the driveway near ShopKo and drive west before you'll see it on the left. Perhaps why it's less busy than other Jo-Anns.