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

FRANKLIN

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 and Handi quilter machines. Favorite lines are Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, and Bonnie Christina (the owner's daughter!). Owner Maxine Ramey provides how-to demonstrations on "Maxi Makes" videos via the shop website.

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

FRANKLIN

Nestfeathers

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
 

ATTRACTIONS

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

Boiler Room Steak House

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

 

 

& many more locally owned eateries and shops