Mary Jo's Cloth Store, Gastonia

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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.
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  • 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 »
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  • Gave it another go since MJ is pretty much the only game in town. Man! What a difference. Julie and Debbie provided tremendous service. 4 stars Never been here before. I'd expected more. Customer service is right around that of a bad day at a big box store. 2 stars
  • I have shopped at Mary Jo's for 30+ years but it had been awhile since I've looked for clothing material. Very disappointed at the selection. Even 1 of the patterns I wanted wasn't available. Left with a purchase of only one pattern. If you're looking for quilting or upholstery/drapery material, them Mary Jo's has a good selection.
  • Not the same store I used to enjoy and look forward to. I went to Mary Jos yesterday, 25 Jan 18. Brought a good friend after planning a visit to Charlotte for weeks. So very sad to see this once vibrant fabric mecca now shrunken and depleted. Prices are not any better than what I can find online or in my local shops. Hardly any garment fabrics left at all. 🙁 they used to have such a great selection. I don’t think I will be planning anymore special trips to Mary Jos.
  • Some of the most rude and disrespectful staff I've ever encountered. Not very knowledgeable about their selection of products either. You can find better deals online. Hard pass.
  • One of those stores you have to have if you're a woman and sew. Very nice employees very helpful you can take classes...... You can Buy and order just about anything you need or want.
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