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A Scarlet Thread

A Scarlet Thread, a quilting oasis in McDonough, Georgia, inspires customers to tap into their creativity.

Dreaming Big

At 10,2000 square feet, A Scarlet Thread quilt shop in McDonough, Georgia, is stocked with rows of fabric bolts, hundreds of precut fabric bundles, gadgets, and battings.

Meet the Staff

From left: Karen Cook, Linda Travis, Terré Hastings, Suzette German, Angela Gubler, Laurie Lewis, Ken Taylor (co-owner), Karen Taylor (co-owner), Wendy Woodruff, Mary Mellott, Sherrie Curtis, Cathy Gandy, and Karin Smith.

Quilting Bliss

The spacious 1,700-square-foot Baby Lock Sewing Center is the perfect place to shop for a sewing machine and investigate sewing notions.

Rest for the Weary

In a corner complete with leather chairs and a big-screen TV, quilters and their companions can take time to rest between trips down the aisles at A Scarlet Thread.

Bundle Bonus

A Scarlet Thread offers more than 1,500 prepackaged bundles. Customers who purchase a bundle receive a free pattern of their choice.

Simply Organized

Owners Karen and Ken Taylor organize the shop’s fabrics by collection and theme and provide a floor map so quilters can navigate the shop with ease.

Sleep Under the Stars

Christine Van Buskirk and Susan Emory designed Sleep Under the Stars for Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2012 magazine. They combined star blocks and a crisp black-and-white color scheme for a stellar bed quilt.

Machine-Quilting Details

Wendy Woodruff machine-quilted a large swirling design across the quilt top using a variegated black-gray-and-white thread.

Sleep Under the Stars Color Option

Quilt tester Laura Boehnke combined large floral prints and a stripe in her wall hanging version of Sleep Under the Stars. The Square-in-a-Square units provide an area to showcase the stripe fabric. Laura chose to use the large floral print in center alternating blocks and outer border. Fabrics are from the Leila Rose collection by Alex Anderson for P&B Textiles.

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