Southern Inspiration: A Visit to Jonesborough, TN, and Tennessee Quilts

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Quilt shops, like Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN, are filled with fabrics and ideas that will get your crafting juices flowing.
Colorful prints like these from quilter extraordinaire Jane Sassaman are part of the fabulous eye candy.
What a great idea! Yo-yo fabric ornaments for the tree.
I got so inspired I bought a jumbo yo-yo maker and made some of my own. I used some vintage buttons from my button jar to embellish them.
Quilt shops, like Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN, are filled with fabrics and ideas that will get your crafting juices flowing.

Quilt shops, like Tennessee Quilts in Jonesborough, TN, are filled with fabrics and ideas that will get your crafting juices flowing.

Just walking in the door of Tennessee Quilts will inspire you. Wander around the shop for awhile and you’ll soak up all kinds of inspiration – even if you’re not a quilter!  Quilting fabrics are nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous nowadays. The colors and patterns range from soft and elegant to absolutely smashing and they’re just so hard to resist.

Here’s a cute idea I found there—fabric yo-yo ornaments. They’re fast and easy and, if you have a toddler or cat in your house, these little gems are safe and unbreakable! Use the Clover Yo-Yo maker and they turn out perfectly every time. To make these 3 1/2 in. ornaments you need the Jumbo size maker. Embellish them with beads or buttons and make a hanging loop with ribbon or cord.

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Patricia_Bravo writes: I just found this link now. Tennessee Quilts carry ALL my fabric lines! As owner of ART GALLERY Fabrics, it's a pleasure to work with them, one of my best costumers. As a designer, I am also in love with them, because they share my view of what "contemporary elegant" fabric designs are.
Posted: 6:45 pm on February 25th
Junglewife writes: I just found your website and am so glad I did!!! I used to live in East Tennessee, not far from Jonesborough, and have been to Tennessee Quilts several times! In fact, my mother-in-law (while on a visit) bought my my first quilt kit for a "raggy-shaggy" flannel quilt. I have a special place in my heart for Tennessee Quilts!
Posted: 9:02 pm on December 8th
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