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Welcome to The Fabric Center

As one of the largest quilting shops in the Midwest, we carry more than 7,000 bolts of top-quality quilting cotton, as well as a large assortment of quilting patterns, quilting books, and quilted accessory patterns. We also carry Robison Anton threads, Gutermann threads, Exquisite threads, Signatures thread and Mettler threads. We carry the Jenny Haskins product line, including Jenny Haskins thread, Jenny Haskins stabilizer and Jenny Haskins patterns, books, and CDs. We also carry Brother, Janome and Juki sewing machines as well as Brother, Janome and Juki sergers , Brother and Janome embroidery machines. Take the extra step with your quilting with the Juki Quilt Virtuoso Pro longarm machine in both stand up and sit down models!  We also have a full time in-house machine repairman.   Come see our amazing selection of fabrics, machines, and more at our easy-to-find shop -- two miles south of Interstate 80 and two blocks west of Illinois Route 47 on the corner of Main Street and Liberty Street.

Special Sales, Events, And....The Fabric Center On The Road

Special Events
Three Day Quilting Getaway!
Located in historic downtown Paducah, Kentucky, the National Quilt Museum features exhibits of the finest quilt and fiber art in the world.
We've arranged with the Director of the Museum for open access to the facility for three days to complete two instructional projects!
No need to bring your machine! A new machine will be supplied by a national sewing machine company. Techniques explored will include
curved piecing, "hand-look" quilting by machine, free motion echo quilting, ruler work, and SO MUCH MORE!
Expand your skills while being surrounded by the work of some of the most esteemed quilters in the world!
ONLY $229 Per Person!
Depart on Saturday, June 9th at 8am and return the evening of Monday, June 11th.
Includes two nights accommodation with breakfast (base on two person occupancy), travel by a luxury coach,
tour of historic Hotel Metropolitan, and supplies for two quilting projects.
Don't delay! Registration is limited to only 50 people!
Reserve your spot today by calling us at 815-942-5715.


Join us Friday May 11th and Saturday May 12that 10am for two great classes!

Friday May 11th:

Juki Free Motion Frenzy!

Are you ready to finish quilts on your own?

From a small personal quilting space to the professional longarm quilter, Juki has a machine for you!
This 'try before you buy' event is designed to help you understand what machine is best for you and your quilting needs.

Class fee: Free. Lunch is included, too!

Saturday May 12th:

Juki Sew and Serge!

Join us for the Juki Sew and Serge Day. Want to find out how a sewing machine can complement a serger and how a serger can complement sewing? This class will combine techniques you maybe haven’t thought of before. Join Juki and find out what fun creating side by side on a Juki air thread serger and a DX-2000 sewing machine can be. We will create a fabric collage by piecing, top stitching, a little applique, some free-motion and bring out the designer in you. Add some perfect piping and then button it all up. Use this fabric to create a new apron and use up the leftovers for a pillow for your favorite chair.

Class Fee: $10 class fee includes use of a serger, kit and lunch!

Come play with us! Class space will be limited!
Call us today to reserve your spot!

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