Founded in 1951 by Margaret Cloninger, in the back of her father’s grocery store, Mary Jo’s Cloth Store is now the largest cloth store in the Southeast. Serving customers from over 250 miles away and even across the globe, Mary Jo’s Cloth Store offers a large selection of drapery, buttons, trims, upholstery, quilting and patterns to bridal, formal and fashion fabrics. At Mary Jo’s Cloth Store everyone from seasoned do-it-yourselfers to novice fabric patrons find what they are looking for in the 40,000 sq. feet building space filled with fabric. Mary Jo’s Cloth Store – a variety of fabrics, at amazing prices.Arrange your visit to Mary Jo's Cloth Store and discover more family-friendly attractions in Gastonia using our Gastonia online day trip planner .
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Mary Jo's Cloth Store Reviews
I was thrilled when I moved to Charlotte (NC) 15 years ago and discovered Mary Jo’s. As a long time quilter and sewist, Mary Jo’s had a great selection of both quality quilt fabrics and fine fabrics f... more »
This is a GASTONIA icon! If you need fabric or notions no need to go anywhere else. Although the owner died this year, this business has been here for decades. When the mall where it is located was to... more »
I don’t sew much so I’m not familiar with a cloth store in general, but I had to make my costume for Halloween this year. I went inside and looked around but the store is so big and has a lot of mater... more »
I LOVE this place. It has a huge selection, but everything is very organized. Every type of fabric you could ever want. I feel like the prices were fair if not good for what you get. Everyone who works there is so nice and helpful. I kinda feel like they're my grandma helping me with a project, instead of someone paid to be there. Even though it's a 30 minute drive, I will be back. Heck someone i met there drove 2 hours to get there. IT'S THE BEST!!
Mary Jo's is changing. They no longer offer a large selection and variety of upholstery fabric that they have been known for. They now have 12 inch swatches hanging on rods. You have to order a minimum of 5 yards. The swatches are permanently attached to these rods so you can't take a swatch you might like to other parts of the store to see if it matches or goes with other fabrics. I understand that competition is tough. They are carrying high-end sewing machines and offering custom furniture to stay profitable. Still very disappointing.
This was my first trip to Mary Jo's. I've been wanting to come for 25 years. It lived up to every expectation I had. Everyone was so nice and worked with me as I went through my patterns and got different fabrics for them. They helped with matching things, finding linings and many other things. They definitely went above and beyond the call, each and every employee. There was one employee there whose name is Jeannie and she has been there since the store opened, day one. She was fabulous.
Mary Jo's is the ultimate place for all,of your sewing, quilting, embellishment needs. Every corner of the store has a sign above it so you won't get lost and if you need assistance, their friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to help. AWESOME PLACE!
I've been shopping here for years, even though times and vendors have changed... The customer service remains excellent. Thanks to to Ms. Jennie , Shay and great staff you make the trip of 3+ hours worth it. Michael A. Headen
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