Monday, May 5, 2014

Adventures in Fabric Shopping at S.R. Harris

It was an image similar to the one below that I found in my friend Ann's Instagram account that made me say, "WHOA! Where is that place?" She told me it was a fabric outlet in Minneapolis called S.R. Harris and asked if I wanted to go. My response, "Uh, YES!!", and so we did this past weekend.
Not only was I excited to spend the day with my friend, but experience what looked like a little bit of heaven with maybe some crazy town mixed in. There really was no preparing myself for what I was about to see. Aisles and aisles of fabric -- bolts and rolls, as well as buttons, zippers, trims, pillows and more. It was a lot to take in.
I tried to stay focused and not get overwhelmed. I mostly stuck to the quilting cottons and only took the fabrics I really liked. I already have enough stashed fabric to last me until well past the age of 100, so I certainly did not need more. I'm pretty proud of my restraint and happy with what I brought home. I was really just there for the experience of it all.
While in Minneapolis, we stopped at a neat fabric and yarn shop called Crafty Planet. There, I treated myself to these two Le Creme Basics rolie polies. I couldn't say no to the coordinating dots and the rainbow of colors. In fact, I've already busted them open and started a little something. I'm not sure how far I'll get since I really should be working on other projects, but they were just too darn irresistible.
I hope you had a nice weekend and have a happy Monday!


  1. That looks like heaven and a little bit of crazy for sure! You got some great finds tho! Looks like fun.

  2. I was just there on Friday! I didn't know this place existed until last fall and I grew up 15 away from there. Granted I haven't lived there in 17 years, I still visit my family 2-3x/yr and you bet this is top on my list every visit! Have you gone to the Merrimekko store? I wish the fabric was cheaper!

  3. Wow! What a fun place to get lost for a couple of hours!

  4. It must have been so overwhelming! Love your choices

  5. Fabric heaven! I could get addicted to going to stores like that. You picked some beautiful prints.

  6. Gosh, I don't think I could have been so restrained as you! But then again, in an amazing shop like that I most likely would have been totally overwhelmed and ended up not buying anything! Have fun using the fabrics!

  7. It is rightly said by the famous Hollywood star - "The outfit describe the personality", so from today onwards prefer those outfits which developed from high quality fabric like cotton fabrics
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    Designer Fabrics
    Boutique Fabrics and many more.

  8. Hi Stacy! I just signed up to follow you after I saw a few of your quilt projects on Pinterest. I was born and raised in River Falls, WI, but now live in Woodbury which is a short hop, skip and jump to River Falls where my Mom still lives. So we have WI in common!
    There's a second SR Harris in Burnsville. Same great prices and stocked high, but organized more like a regular fabric store so you can actually SEE and touch the fabric. I highly recommend it.

  9. nice post, thank you for sharing