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
First let me preface this by saying I am mostly a quilter so I was looking primarily for cotton fabrics. I drove from Raleigh to Gastonia based on the reviews that raved about Mary Jo's. I was sorely ... more »
I don't sew and they do not have many other crafts. I think they have a very good selection of different cloth. more »
The first day I moved to Lowell, NC, my husband took me to Mary Jo's to see the store. He told me I could look for a few minutes. Wow! The fabrics are amazing - they are arranged by types and colors/t... more »
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.
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!!
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.
If you have a fabric need, they have it. I just happened to go on their once a year sale and got an awesome deal! Like $3 off per yard. The place was swamped but the staff was wonderful. The line to the register was to the side wall but was moving steady. Well done ladies!!!!
I think their cutting policy is ridiculous!! "If we cut it wrong, it would be our fault and we would have a stack of remnants…" Seriously? Are you hiring people who don't know how to measure? It's not difficult! Every other fabric store I've contacted offers free cutting. If it wasn't for the time crunch, I would have taken my business elsewhere! They're prices are also not that competitive. Yes, they have a large selection, but that's about it.
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