Umm ... can you see all of those lovely fabrics?! And that's just one tiny glimpse into the amazing fabric mecca that is Harts Fabric in Santa Cruz, California!
I spent well over an hour in here the other day, choosing fabric for a new quilt I'm starting. If I had gotten all of the fabric I liked, I would have needed this $500 Gift Certificate and it might not have been enough. Ha!
As you can see, Harts carries tons of the well-known designers' fabric lines including those of Amy Butler, Heather Bailey, and Denyse Schmidt. I knew this going in, but I got zoned out looking to for just the right fabrics for this new quilt I'm working on, so I wasn't paying attention at all. I got home and washed everything and didn't notice until I was pressing it that one is a Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley fabric - ha! I wish I could share pictures of my loot, but I'm starting this new quilt and it's a gift, so it'll be a little while. But I am really, really excited about the fabric and the new quilt.
One other thing I should mention about Harts ... it's HUGE and they carry all kinds of sewing supplies for all types of fabric projects. Here's a picture showing more of the room I spent my time in:
This doesn't even begin to show the size of this place. There is another entire room the same size as this! I'll admit I'm not doing Harts justice with this review. But I saw this morning that my friend Amy a la Mode also visited Harts last week and she did a great, in-depth review over on her blog.
The bottom line is you should definitely hit up Harts Fabric next time you're in Northern California - it's worth the effort!
But even if you can't make it out to California, you can still shop at Harts ... online! In fact, you could even win $25 of free fabric from Harts! All you have to do is send out a tweet about Quiltivate before the end of August and you'll be entered into the drawing. Check out this post for more details!