One of the fun things about being a quilter is knowing that just about wherever you go, you can find a new quilt shop to explore. Since this last trip to Utah was mainly about visiting family and friends, I didn’t think I’d get a chance to hit a quilt shop. On our way to see my husband’s aunt and uncle, I checked my iPhone to see if there were any shops near their house. I scored, when I was able to visit Thimbles and Threads in Draper, Utah.
It is in an old house, repurposed for the shop. I left my husband in the car, promising to be quick.
They have a cute display on the front porch, including some bolts in this rocking chair. Everything was on sale. I grabbed a few and went in to have them cut.
I also loved a lot of their displays, and was intrigued to see a lot of “dot” fabrics. I had started seeing them in Long Beach and had picked up a couple, but here, the theme really continued. Luckily, the shop also had lots of fat quarter already cut, so it was a quick grab and go.
I checked on my husband–he was taking a quick nap, so I figured I had a few more minutes.
Their displays really pulled me into their wall of fabrics–giving me lots of ideas as well. I liked the display of kits, floral branches and patterns that were interspersed. Someone really has a talent here.
So, go visit them, next time you’re in Draper! It’s right near the new In and Out Burger, just off the 15 freeway.
Thimbles and Threads Quilts and Gifts
12215 South 900 East
Draper, UT 84020
But I won’t leave you there, without showing you a couple of ideas for quilts using circles and dots, from Material Obsession’s quilt shop in Australia: