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May 2011 A Scarlet Thread

A Scarlet Thread

MCDONOUGH, GEORGIA – South of Atlanta and just 2.5 miles east of Interstate 75 is the largest sewing and quilt shop in Georgia, A Scarlet Thread. 

Owner Karen Taylor has a warm and welcoming personality, greeting longtime customers and first timers as they enter with her soft southern voice and “Southern Lady-style."

A popular seller for the shop are bundles of five one-yard cuts, ready for any pattern and with a bundle purchase Karen includes a free unique pattern, designed just for the shop. Patterns range in difficulty…something for everyone. 

Visitors will notice shop displays are built vertically and lit by natural light coming through the many windows. There are also special spotlights which show off the inventory of more than 7,500 fabrics to best advantage. Karen knows how important displays are and employs a decorator who constantly works to keep things new and fresh. The picture illustrates these merchandising techniques - Karen just happens to be holding an Eazy Peazy Second Heaven Two Handbag, isn’t it cute? 

Bringing the kiddies and hubby? A Scarlet Thread has a kids’ zone and even a man cave.

You can learn more about A Scarlet Thread at their website,