Local Fabric Stores
Local and others within 2 hours or so from the East Tennessee area (Jefferson City).
Keep in mind this list is local to me, As I live in East Tennessee. These are all within 2 hours or so from Jefferson City, TN. These small independent local fabric shops have the best fabric choices over the big box chains. You should really check out your local fabric or quilt shops!
These are in no particular order.
1. Cosby Fabrics & Crafts
This is the first one I got to visit. They are located about an hour from me in Harrogate, TN. Right near the Tennessee, Kentucky border. They have a lot of fabric to choose from. For example, I got coke a Tennessee Vols, M&M’s, Butterfinger, Pink Nursing, Breast Cancer Awareness, and more etc.
Don’t confuse Mrs. Cosby’s fabric store for being in Cosby, TN. Cosby is the owner’s last name and is located in Harrogate, TN. They are on a road parallel to the main highway there, almost adjacent to one of my favorite restaurants: Haymakers BBQ.
662 Patterson Road
Harrogate, TN 37752
2. Old Town Fabric
This one is not that local, but still a good drive. It is around a 2 1/2 to 3-hour drive from me. They are located in Berea, KY. They sell all kinds of fabrics too. I got my Navy one there. I also got some Peanuts fabrics there. Plus, the white Nurses fabric.
132 N Broadway
Berea, KY 40403
While you are there! Eat at PapaLeno’s!
3. The Quilt Patch
My wife visited this one and got me some faith-based fabrics. I finally got to go and visit and got more Sport Team fabrics like Florida and Georgia. I also got a few military ones (Marines, Army, and Air Force). They are located just a little over an hour from me in LaFollette, TN. They even have huge quilting machines. I mean huge!
2221 Jacksboro Pike
LaFollette, TN 37766
4. Stitch ‘n Time Fabric Outlet
This fabric shop is located about 35 minutes from me in Bean Station, TN. This is one of the places I got my cat fabrics from. They have all kinds of cool fabric choices too.
2223 Broadway Drive
Bean Station, TN 37708
5. Little Women Quilt Shop
This one was only about 5 minutes from me. They did sell a lot of quilting-type fabric, including solid colors. I did get to learn how to add stabilizing to the shirt! They are very friendly!
I am sad to say, they have shut down their physical location, but they are active on social media and selling their product all online.
6. Foothills of the Smoky’s Quilt Shop
Kind of a hidden gem. Found in the Cosby, TN, part of the Smoky Mountains. This quilt shop sells a lot of kinds of quilting fabrics and even quilting panels. I got some fabric from his place and plan to be back. Enjoy shopping in this log cabin and the rustic feel inside too. She also sells quilts and other sewing projects created.
They even have a barn quilt on their building.
3892 Cosby Highway
Cosby, TN 37722
7. Beckie’s Sewing Center
Here is a nice local place to buy fabric and sewing machines (including embroidery, surgers, etc.). They also sell vinyl and cross stitching DMC floss. Tell them you are a first-time person and might give you something with Beckie’s Sewing Center on it. Like I got a small notebook and ink pen with that on it. They have all kinds of fabric to choose from too.
They have a discount program too.
2030 Old Highway 25E
Tazewell, TN 37879
8. Twisted Sisters Quilt Shop
A great fabric store with a lot of choices of fabric to choose from. They have friendly staff and even customers. They even have a discount program you can join. There was so much fabric that I wanted!
424 Marilyn Lane
Alcoa, TN 37701
9. Mountain Creek Quilt Shop
This is an awesome gem! Not only do they have a huge selection of fabric, but they also do classes. I found a lot of fabric here that I am going to use for that nautical quilt I am going to attempt, but also for more face masks. They also had a huge amount of fabrics that I would love to have had. The staff is very friendly and helpful here too. Do make sure you verify their hours for that day before arriving.
3531 US Hwy 411S
Maryville, TN 3780
NOTE: as of September 2023 they have moved! Check with them on the new location!
10. Sew Unique
Here is another local fabric store. This one is located in Clinton, TN. I did notice some of the fabric I have seen at like JoAnn’s before. They had some neat fabrics here. Plus some quilting supplies too.
403 Hillcrest Street
Clinton, TN 37716
11. Foam and Fabric Outlet
Here is a great fabric store that is just under a 2-hour drive for me. You can not only buy fabric, but you can buy foam and other stuff for the home sewer too. They had a lot of choices of fabric here.
3049 Hendersonville Hwy.
Fletcher, NC 28732
12. Little Blessings Quilt Shop
This fabric quilt shop is around 2 hours from me. They have a great selection of fabrics to choose from too.
Crossville, TN 38571
13. Heavenly Stitches Quilt Shop
This quilt shop has tons of fabric to choose from, along with they are a Brother sewing machine distributor. The staff is very friendly too. They are located in Kingsport, TN. (About just over one hour drive for me).
4219 Fort Henry Dr
Suite # 100
Kingsport, TN 37663
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14. The Cherry Pit Quilt Shop
This is a nice and friendly quilt shop, a fabric shop located in downtown Sevierville, TN. They have all kinds of fabric, quilting patterns, notions, and much more!
115 Bruce Street
Sevierville, TN 37862
15. Fabric World & Quilting
Here is a nice fabric shop with tons of fabric to choose from. I thought I had this one on here, just noticed it was missing, so I am adding it. I mean they have all kinds of fabric to choose from. They are located around two hours from me.
33 Prestige Lane, US-25W S
Corbin, KY 40701
16. The Quilted Square
This is a nice small local fabric shop that started in a garage and now grew to a location in Dandridge, TN. It started out due to a passion for fabric. There are all kinds of fabric and not just quilting fabric! Very friendly too!
426 E. Meeting Street, Dandridge, TN.
17. Sewing Bee
3101 Industrial Drive, Johnson City, TN 37604
18. Loose Threads
This is a very nice quilt shop. It has a lot of choices of fabric too. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They even Have class rooms. Their website states they have over 6,000 square feet of fabric.
1211 S Roane Street, Suite #5, Harriman, TN 37748
List is not all of the local fabric shops
With any of these places tell them Steve Sews sent you!
If you are a fabric store and are located within a couple of hours’ drive from Jefferson City, TN, feel free to contact Steve Sews so I can check you out and possibly add you to this list!
This is not all of them! There are many more, I have just not got to visit yet. I try to buy fabrics from local fabric stores. But, I have also got fabrics from Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and JoAnn’s Fabrics.
But, the local fabric stores, sell fabrics that the big chains can’t. So look up what fabric and quilt shops are near you. Go visit them! Find the coolest fabrics that you may not be able to find anywhere else!
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First published August 31, 2020. Last updated or republished March 18, 2023.. (This post will be updated with more fabric shops that I have visited or got some fabric from for products here on Steve Sews.
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