I have a treat for you guys today! Emily Brooks, the crafting genius behind Taea Made is taking us inside one of her favorite fabric shops and giving us a chance to win a mini shopping spree in this guest post and monthly giveaway. (Check out the details at the end of the post.)
Emily creates modern embroidery pieces, textile art, jewelry and other crafty goodness that you can buy at stores around the region and in her Etsy Shop. She also writes about art and life on The Taea Made Blog.
Emily is a longtime reader, but I didn’t connect that she was that Emily for an embarrassingly long time. I finally figured it out after she asked my opinion on a craft project we were making at a Christmas party. (Ha! Did I mention she’s also unfailingly polite?) Her ornament looked like something from a magazine while mine was…um…finished…which finally made me put two and two together. (Most days I’m an intrepid reporter, but sometimes…well…not so much.)
I may not be crafty myself, but I promise to continue to introduce you to people who are. So everybody, meet Emily! She’ll take it from here.
All photos in this guest post are provided by Emily Brooks.
Walking into SR Harris Fabric Outlet, you will feel overwhelmed by the wall to wall fabric selection. Stacks and stacks and rows and rows of prints in every design and color imaginable in a 30,000 square foot warehouse! And the great thing? All regularly priced fabric is 50% off. This is definitely a place I love to stop off at when I’m traveling to the Twin Cities.
The SR Harris Fabric Outlet is nestled in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and is a family owned business. They’ve been supplying sewists with plenty of fabric at great prices for over 45 years.
They’re open 7 days a week, so you’re sure to find a time that works for you. There’s so much to see, you’ll want to plan to spend at least an hour. The difficult part of your visit will be narrowing down your fabric and notions choices!
There are loads of materials to suit your sewing needs at SR Harris. You will find quilt weight cottons, flannels, knits, muslin, fleece, woolens, trims, quilt batting, pillow forms, buttons, thread, zippers… the list goes on and on. And you’ll find lots of name brand fabrics from major designers and manufacturers!
What makes SR Harris unique compared to other fabric outlets are the cutting tables. You get to cut your own fabric! This part of the experience is one I really enjoy. (I once waited four and a half hours at another store’s cutting counter on Black Friday!) They have lots of cutting space, so the cutting tables are not a place I’ve ever had to wait for at S.R. Harris.
On top of their already great pricing, they run coupons every month that can be found on their website. SR Harris also gives away a $100 Shopping Spree every month to one of their customers. You can also find coupons for SR Harris in the Star Tribune.
So here’s the exciting part of this blog post! I had the opportunity to meet with Scott Harris who is kindly giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to SR Harris Fabric Outlet to one lucky reader. Enter by May 31st. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to find out who the winner will be!!
A big thank you to the SR Harris Fabric Outlet for the opportunity to write about their wonderful store, and for donating a gift certificate!
Click here to enter the giveaway!
Fine print: This contest is in no way affiliated with Facebook. The contest will run until May 31st, 2014, and is open to U.S. residents 18 years of age and older. One full entry per person. Not transferable for cash value, and cannot be sold.
SR Harris Fabric Outlet
8865 Zealand Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon – 5 p.m.