Franklin boasts two wonderful quilt shops, a general sewing shop, antique shops with antique quilts for sale, and restaurants for most any taste bud.

Quilt Shops


SASSY STITCHES (106 W. Palmer Street, Franklin, NC 28734; 828.349.8912)  (Formerly Debs Cats and Quilts) The shop carries a large selection of batiks, wool for projects, brights, and Janome sewing machines.

A Stitch in Time (23 Macon Center Drive, Franklin, NC 28734; 828.524.3300) 
A Stitch in Time specializes in colorful florals, 1930s fabric, modern quilts, Baby Lock sewing machines.

Sew Creative (91 Highlands Road, Franklin, NC 28734; 828.524.5221)
Sew Creative offers general sewing notions and all types of fabric.

MAGGIE VALLEY (35-minute drive east)

Quilters Quarters (1510 Dellwood Road, Waynesville, NC 28786; 828.926.0803)

Sisters Quilts --Specializing in Moda Fabrics; by Appointment only 11100 Evans Cove Road;(828) 926-0296

MURPHY (1-hour drive west)

Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop (498 Hill Street, Murphy, NC 28906; 828.835.4900) (one-hour west)
Janome Dealer.

ASHEVILLE (75-minute drive)

Asheville Cotton Company (1378 Hendersonville Road, Asheville, NC 28803; 828.299.8888)
the shop stocks 8,000 bolts of fabric and provides service for Bermina and Baby Lock sewing machines.

Antique Shops



The Attic

Whistle Stop Mall

Various Thrift Shops

North Carolina Mountain Made–excellent quality crafts and quilts made by Franklin, NC locals

DILLARD, GA (30-minute south)

Several Antique Malls and shops


Tartan Museum, Main Street, Franklin.

RESTAURANTS (Our personal favorites)–FRANKLIN

The Gazebo at Creeksidegreat soup, salad and sandwich shop. Outdoor seating by the creek in nice weather.

Rizzos Bakery and Bistro

Sakuro Japanese Restaurant

Fatz CafeFried Chicken specialty. Ask for samples of their fare on your first visit.

Cafe RELbest high-end French cuisine you'll ever find in a IN A GAS STATION!

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

El Charro Mexican

Thai Paradise

& many more locally owned eateries and shops