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Covid 19 and Store operations


Fran’s Sewing Circle Store hours

By appointment only.

Monday + Tuesday 10 am – 3 pm

Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 3 pm

Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Make appointment by phone (910) 397-9399 or email and we will confirm.


First and foremost, I want to thank all of you who have continued to support us in this unique time. Your continued patronage in spite of us keeping our door locked has truly meant a lot to me!   I know other establishments may be opening more, but we are maintaining with our current operations at least through August.

We are open by appointment only at half hour intervals. Although at first we were full several days ahead, we can now often accommodate same day appointments..  But please, if you are planning a shopping day, schedule in advance with us to be sure we can fit you in.  We understand that some of you are still sheltering in place and we continue to offer email and phone orders with curbside delivery or shipping 

Classes:  The past few weeks we have had several classes, including kids camps and have been able to maintain the 6 foot distances.   Classes are being kept to a maximum of 6 students. We ask that especially at this time, you do bring all you own supplies for classes.  All classes are directed to use the back entrance to the classroom to avoid congestion with other shoppers at the front door. 


Kimberbell Club:  Beginning July 11 at 10 am we will be restarting the Kimberbell Club.  If you did not get the email discussing the specifics of that, please contact me.

 Fran’s Sampler (Block of the Month:  I have looked at many options to make this work for you and the store and have come to the conclusion that this class will not meet again until January.  If you wish your fee back, we will give you store credit, otherwise the class list will be in effect when we meet again.

Special events:  These will continue with group size that can be accommodated safely.  One safety measure we will have for the She Shed event is that the store will be closed to appointments and walk ins those days, July 17 and 18.

Continuing Guidelines

  • Customers will be asked to use hand sanitizer as they enter the store. 
  • We will not handle cash, so all transactions will be credit card or check.
  • There will be only two staff and one customer in the store at any time.
  •   All customers, as well as staff, will be asked to wear a mask while in the store
  •   Appointments will be taken at 30 minute intervals.  Appointments can be made by phone or email.
  •   Fran’s Sewing Circle staff will respect the 6' social distance directive with each customer and ask that you do the same for staff
  •   Blue tape will mark off 6' distance from register and cutting counter to help customers with distancing

Please, if you travel out of state and have not been isolated for 14 days before venturing out, please don't come in. If you have a cold or don't feel well, please don't come in. Let's all practice safe re-entry measures.

The safety of all of us is so important to me. Thank you for your understanding as we continue to adjust and change.


Did you hear? A brand-new Kimberbell Love Notes Mystery Quilt is coming soon! While you wait, download this FREE "A Little Birdie Told Me" petite pillow design. Stitched in a raw-edge applique technique, the songbird “tweets” her message in a design we're sure you’ll be “twitterpated” with! Download your design and begin stitching today!


Along with Kimberbell”s  official announcement about the “Love Notes Mystery Quilt” and “Little Birdie told me so” pillow, here is our info. If you sign up for the mystery and pay a $20 non-refundable deposit in the mystery quilt you will receive a free fabric kit to make this pillow! The design is free to everyone! Call the shop (910) 397-9399, email us at, or BEST sign up under the classes tab on our website. If you are not interested in the mystery quilt but still want this pillow kit, they are for available to purchase for $10.


​Get your download here:


Fran’s Sewing Circle has been offering quality materials to inspire creativity for both new and experienced sewists and quilters for over 23 years.   We are committed to customer service and furthering the enjoyment of sewing through classes and products.

 Some of the lines we offer are Husqvarna Viking and Brother sewing machines and sergers along with the Brother Scan n Cut, Accuquilt cutters and dies. We carry top brand quilt cottons, as well as cottons of various other weights of lighter and heavier material as well as quality rayon and knit fabrics for garment construction.  We also keep up on all the latest notions and essentials to complete creative projects.