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At Fabric Mart: In the Store with Sharon

Fabric Mart has a small retail store in the front of the building used to sell our overflow and clearance located in Sinking Spring, PA. Customers can receive great deals on gorgeous fabrics such as silk chiffon and linen. Most of the fabrics are last chance and sell out quickly! If you are local to us and have yet to stop in, come see us soon! The ladies take turns running the store front. The store labels and prices all the retail store fabric based on fabric content. They take a swatch of every fabric placed in the store and burn test it in order to give you a great low price that is based on true quality. They also spend a lot of time making the bundle assortments for those who are not fortunate enough to be able to stop in a visit. (But we do get some travelers from different states if you are up for the adventure!)

Sharon runs the store most of the week and is well known by most of our local customers. She spends her day bundling, cutting and helping others, whether it is the customer in the store or a co-worker.
How long have you worked here? 
Sharon: over 5 years, but I have experience from a previous job that helps me assist them with fabric and sewing machine questions.

Describe a typical day at Fabric Mart:
Sharon: help customers in the store, guide them towards the right fabrics and give advice so they can complete their project. The customers and I often become friends!

What do you do when you leave work?
Sharon: I love to relax with a good book and a glass of wine!

How do you take your coffee?
Sharon: Black and basic.

What is the best part of your job?  
Sharon: Playing with the fabric and my visiting sewing buddies that stop in the store to shop around.

What is your favorite type of fabric?
Sharon: ooo, the silks. There are some many options and possibilities. And they are gorgeous.

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  1. As someone who has been to the store, as well as an Internet customer, I have to tell you that a trip to the retail store is an experience that can't be missed.

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