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The Old Craft Store

A 1920s bank building in Carrollton, Texas, is now a treasure chest of stunning quilts, fabrics, and antiques.

Meet the Staff


Front row, from left: Stacy Euhus, TJ Tammy, Dixie Coleman, Melba Hamrick (owner), Marsha Kammeyer; back row: Michelle Parker, Mary Skeene, Jackie Galubenski, Susan Haney, Doug Hamrick, Donah Baker. Not pictured: Shannon Pence.

A Store For All Generations


The fabric Melba Hamrick selects reflects The Old Craft Store’s cozy, homey ambience. One room, “the past,” holds reproductions, ’30s reproductions, and Thimbleberries fabrics. Another room, “the present,” features fabrics with a more youthful attitude. A bright yellow floor and wrought-iron bed provide a backdrop.

Showcasing Talent


The Old Craft Store carries a full line of books and patterns and as many as 150 quilt top, bag, and apron samples stitched by employees and customers selected by Melba Hamrick as sample makers.

Center of Attention


Simple-to-sew borders radiate from a center star block, all pieced in comforting colors.

Radiant Stitching


Machine-stitched feather designs fill individual pieces in the quilt top.

Center of Attention Color Option


Leaf prints from the Shades of the Season 2 and Fusions collections and a tone-on-tone from the Quilter’s Tweed collection (all for Robert Kaufman fabrics) celebrate the glorious colors of autumn in this quilt. The gold star points stand out from the royal purple background, while the light background print makes sure the eye is drawn to the center star within a star.

Satisfaction Guaranteed


Delighting customers is high on the list of reasons Melba enjoys owning the store. “There’s never a dull day,” Melba says. “I’m surrounded by the things I enjoy: people, fabric, ideas, and creativity.”

For more information about The Old Craft Store, visit www.theoldcraftstore.com.

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