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May Update

Greetings to all, 

Hope this email finds you safe and happy.

First, we wish to sincerely thank all of our customers for their continued patronage during these trying times. Your support has enabled us to make it this far. As we did not qualify for the government loan program, your business is essential for our survival. Thank you again. 

Happy Mother's Day to all. In honor of all our Sainted Mothers we are extending to all our customers a flat 10% discount on qualifying items (BOM and Contract Items are Excluded) from May 10, 2020 through May 17, 2020). Just enter MOM in the coupon box when you check out. Enjoy!

Since, many restaurants (think no buffet here) and businesses remain closed,  you may have to do something a bit different due to "social distancing" rules.  Why not give mom a Gift Certificate for FABRIC?! We have plenty!

The May Update:

* We remain closed to in store purchases

* We will evaluate the situation mid May. 

* We remain open for online purchases 24-7. Please visit us at Thread Bear Fabrics or call us at 770-781-0001.

* Order online and pick up at door is available (there is an option at checkout). We are usually at the store 11 AM to 5 PM Tuesday - Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday and Monday (open 2 PM). We will send you an email when your order is available for pick up. 

* Please note there is no limit to in store pickup, but driving from Canada (they will not let you in the country anyway) sort of defeats the purpose.
* During the Pandemic we have reduced shipping on all domestic orders over $35 to a flat rate of $5. So, yes Virginia, you can order $2,000 worth of luscious quality fabric and get it shipped for $5 even if you live in Alaska!

* Many for the fabric companies are just reopening or operating with a skeleton staff. We are still receiving some of our orders, but much is on back order. Depending on how the slow reopening of the economy goes - we anticipate the situation to improve somewhat in June / July. Rest assured they are not going to stop making fabric and of course,  Janet will not stop ordering it.

*The elastic we have been able to procure is spotty at best. We still have no black. As soon as we put it on line, it sells out. It has improved somewhat. (As of this writing there are still 50 yards left from yesterday.)  If you want a large amount (think entire roll / 144 yards plus) it is best to call us. (770-781-001)

*For tips on mask making (video instructions, wants, requirements, tips and suggestions) please visit

*Tina cut the kits and the block of the month (BOM) for Aunt Grace Blue Ribbon today. The kits will be mailed on Tuesday as soon as they are assembled.  If you are doing the quilt as a BOM, you can pick-up your block.

*We love our neighbors - Vector Quilts - for a number of reasons. But please note Vector Quilts has a drive up window. We do not. Just call us or ring the bell outside our door.   

Although things are a bit different, some things remain unchanged - like Janet ordering fabric. For her listings, check the "Featured Items" and "New Arrivals" sections of the website at Thread Bear Fabrics

Here's a sampling of what I have listed -

Quilt backings and more quilt backings!

Folio Royal 108in Wide Backing Dark Ground 7882-77

Folio Hunter 108 in Wide Backing  7882-68 Dark Ground

Circle Play 108" Wide  8700-01 White/Pastel Ombre Colored Circles 108 Wide Backing

Folio 108" in 7782-9 White  Wide Backing Light Ground

Splash 108" in 2449WB-99 Black & White Wide Back Digitally Printed

Circle Play 108" in 8700-99 Black Tonal Grey Ombre Colored Circles Wide Back

Circle Play 108" 8700-98 Black Multi Ombre Colored Circles Wide Back

Folio Red 108" 7882-88 Wide Backing Dark Ground

Folio Black 108" 7882-99 Wide Backing Dark Ground

Folio Cream 108" 7882-4 Wide Backing Light Ground

Essential Dark Grey Floral 2121-990 Toile 108" Wide Back

Essentials White on White  2121-100 Floral Toile 108" Wide Back

Loads of New quilt backs from Windam - too many to list!

New Deb Tucker....

Deb Tucker's Large Square Squared DT14

Deb Tucker's Square Squared

Deb Tucker"s Corner Pop II

Deb Tucker's Corner Pop III

Deb Tucker's DT17 Four Patch Trimmer


New Stonehenge Strips

Lots more, but I am Tired of typing.  Enjoy!


Although, I loved my sainted mother immensely, there are some things just universal to all mothers - like NAGGING.  I guess there must be some kind of school for it.  If so, my mom was at the top of the class,  but I am positive I was not the only one to undergo this right of passage:
Mona Lisa's Mother: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, Mona, that's the biggest smile you can give us?
Humpty Dumpty's Mother: "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you listen to me? Noooo!"
Columbus' Mother: "I don't care what you've discovered, Christopher. You still could have written!"
Michelangelo's Mother: "Mike, can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"
Abraham Lincoln's Mother: "Again with the stovepipe hat, Abe? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids?"

Barney's Mother: "I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're starting to look a little purple."
Mary's Mother: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, Mary, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."
Batman's Mother: "It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is going to be?"
Little Miss Muffet's Mother: "Well, all I've got to say is if you don't get off your tuffet and start cleaning your room, there'll be a lot more spiders around here!"
Albert Einstein's Mother: "But, Albert, it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something...?"
George Washington's Mother: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac , you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"
Jonah's Mother: "That's a nice story, but now tell me where you've really been for the last three days.
Thomas Edison's Mother: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb, Thomas. Now turn off that light and get to bed!"
Of course my mother believed in a good education.  She was always seeking to teach me basic principles, concepts, and the foundations of living a good life.  For example:
Reason: "Because I said so, that's why."
Religion: "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
Interdenominational Time Travel: "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
Foresight and Planning: "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
Irony: "Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."
The Science of Osmosis:” Shut your mouth and eat your supper!"( I loved this one when we had Brussel Sprouts!)
Contortionism and Yoga: "Will you “look’ at all the dirt on the back of your neck!"
Stamina: "You'll sit there 'til you finish all those Brussel sprouts.”
Weather: "It looks as if a tornado swept through your room."
Physics Problems: "If I yelled because I saw a train coming toward you; would you listen then?"
Hypocrisy: "If I've told you once, I've told you a million times - Don't Exaggerate!!!"
The Circle Of Life: "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
Envy: "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do!"
Logic (if P then Q)... "If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
Medicine... "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
To Think Ahead... "If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!" Mom I can’t spell – guess that’s why I’m working in a quilt store!
ESP ... "Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?" (I always knew my mom had superpowers – that’s how she knew I was doing something wrong!)
Challenging Situations and Confusion... "What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
Humor and Sarcasm ... "When you cut off your toes with that lawn mower, don't come running to me."
Become an Adult... "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up. Now, I know why Janet calls me childish!  (note from Janet ...I think you can tell by now that Randy just does not like vegetables)
Sage Wisdom... "When you get to be my age, you will understand."
Anticipation... "Just wait until your father gets home."
The importance of giving... "You are going to get it when I get home."
Belief in Evolution... " If you don't stop, I'M going to jerk a knot in your tail!"
Justice... "One day you will have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU..Then you'll see what it's like."
There is also an almost mystical quality with a Mother's Wit, Wisdom, and Superpowers:

Daughter: Mum, what’s it like to have the greatest daughter in the world?
Mum: I don’t know dear, you’d have to ask Grandma.


A little girl asked her mum, “How did the human race appear?”
Mum answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and so was all mankind made …”
Two days later the girl asked her Dad the same question.
Dad answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”
The confused girl returned to her mum and said, “Mum, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?”
The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his!”



A mother is trying to get her son to eat carrots. “Carrots are good for your eyes,” she says.
“How do you know?” the son asks.
The mother replies, “Have you ever seen a rabbit wearing glasses?”



Sunday school teacher: Tell me, Johnny. Do you say prayers before eating?
Johnny: No, ma’am, I don’t have to. My Mum’s a good cook.


One day, a little girl is sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink. She suddenly notices that her mother has several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast to her brunette hair. She looks at her mother and inquisitively asks: “Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?”
Her mother replied: “Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white.”
The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then asked: “Mumma, how come all of grandma’s hairs are white?”


“Mom, are bugs good to eat?” asked the boy. “Let’s not talk about such things at the dinner table, son,” his mother replied. After dinner the mother inquired, “Now, baby, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy said. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.”



Finally, sometimes even the best of intentions go sideways - especially on Holidays - even Mother's Day. 

Three sons, who were very successful, and very competitive met to discuss the gifts they gave their elderly mother on Mother's day.

The first said, "I built a big house for Mom!"

The second said," Well, I sent her a Mercedes!"

The third said," I smoked all of you. I've got you both beat. I have been planning this for such a long time! You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. So, I sent her a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it."

Soon thereafter, Mom mailed her letters of thanks to the respective children.

To the first son she wrote:

"Michael, the house you built is too large. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."

To the second son she wrote:

"Marvin, I'm nearly blind so I can't drive. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes."

To Delbert, her third son she wrote: 

"Dearest Delbert,
You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious!"


Until next time, we at Thread Bear Fabrics would like to sincerely wish all of you a Happy and Joyous Mother’s Day.
Best Wishes for a Happy Mother’s Day,





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