2016 Fashion Week Challenge

The 2nd Annual Ruston Fashion Week will be held October 10 - 15!  The Fabric Shop has partnered with BabyLock USA to highlight the Louisiana Tech University Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies program by sponsoring a garment creation contest. Students will submit a design board with their garment sketch and fabric swatches in a departmental contest.  The top 4 students will create their design (drape and pin on a mannequin at The Fabric Shop) and compete for prizes to be awarded at the Fashion Week Finale Party on October 15th!  

We will be posting pictures of the top four finalist on our Facebook page.  Votes will be taken on Facebook (by "liking," sharing, and/or commenting) and in person here at The Fabric Shop. 

The grand prize winner will receive a new BabyLock Jane sewing machine!!

Be sure and come vote for your favorite!

And the Winner of the 2016 Fashion Week Challenge is ... Shelby Webb!  Shelby will be graduating in November of 2016 from Louisiana Tech University in Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies.  Congratulations Shelby!

We had a great time at the Houston Quilt Market learning about the 2016 theme for the Row by Row Experience ... Home Sweet Home! We are busy planning our ROW for 2016.

How about this… it's like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!

Here are The Fabric Shop's ROWs for 2016 with the theme Home Sweet Home!  We loved this fabric so much and couldn't pick just one scene for this years ROW that we have TWO!  These ROWs will be available through January 1, 2017.


Exclusive Fabric Plates™ by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt. 

Check out The Fabric Shop's exclusive Fabric Plates!

Check out our Row by Row area's Facebook page ... click here

Take a Class at Home!

We have discovered two excellent YouTube videos on the Creative Sensation Pro.  These would be great for owners of the Creative Sensation and possible the Creative Performance.  Each video is about two hours long and you will learn so much!  It's like taking an individual lesson that you can start, stop, pause and replay anytime!  They also have video's on the Quilt Expression 4.2, Creative 3.0, Performance 5.0, Viking Opal 670 & 690, and Viking Sapphire 960Q. 

Click HERE to watch the first video on the Creative Sensation Pro in s separate window.  To find more video's by Village Sewing, select the video from the right hand column or search You Tube for "Village Sewing."

The Fabric Shop, located in historic downtown Ruston, Louisiana, offers the largest selection of premium quilting, fashion, and specialty fabrics in the area! From seasonal fabrics, to novelty and children’s prints, or fabrics that show your support for local and state sports, our fabric variety is unmatched! You’ll also find a wide assortment of ribbons, sewing notions and quilt kits. Quite simply, we carry all the products you need…so you can create the projects you want. Our friendly staff members are always happy to assist you with any questions you might have, as well as offering a little creative inspiration while they’re at it. Drop by and see why shopping at The Fabric Shop…is like shopping with a friend!

We have some great events and classes lined up for you at The Fabric Shop! 


Save the Dates!

Sew Fun Kids Camp
Sew Much More Kids Camp
Quilting with Kids Camp

Summer 2017 

Sew Fun 

June 12 - 16
June 19 - 23
July 10 - 14

Sew Much More Fun 

June 26 - 30

Quilting with Kids

July 17 - 21

We are working on a brochure with all of the details for next summer's camps!  If you would like to know more about camp, give us a call at The Fabric Shop, 318-251-2400!



OPEN SEWING!!! Every Tuesday! 

10:00 am - 5:30 pm

$20.00 BYOL

(Bring Your Own Lunch or you may order out)

Karen Humphrey will be available to help you with whatever project you are working on! 

Sign up ahead of time by calling The Fabric Shop or



Join Denise Applegate-Schober for a 2-day Mystery Quilt Class!  

January 31 - February 1, 2017 from 9 am - 4 pm

Class Fee: $299


Lunch, snacks, project kits and all day instruction included! 


Bring your sewing machine and all of your basic sewing supplies.  

Sign up now by calling 318-251-2400 or 
Click the link below for more information or to

Please sign up for classes ahead of time - If we have less than 4 signed up for any
scheduled class, we reserve the right to cancel the class.  If you have registered,
we will apply your class fee to any future class fee or give you store credit.

Machines & Classes

As an authorized dealer for Pfaff, Huskvarna Viking and Baby Lock, The Fabric Shop carries the finest sewing machines and sergers on the market. We offer convenient, in-house financing, as well as the South’s best service department, with qualified technicians who excel at meeting your maintenance and repair needs. Our classes are held in a no-pressure atmosphere, where students can mingle with fellow sewing enthusiast and improve their sewing and crafting skills.

Online Fabrics

Louisiana Tech Fabric
La Tech Cotton Fabric

Row By Row
Row by Row License Plates

Fabric Kits