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“Not Attractive, but great selection” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mary Jo's Cloth Store

Mary Jo's Cloth Store
401 Cox Road, Gaston Mall, Gastonia, NC 28054
704 8619100
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Ranked #3 of 16 things to do in Gastonia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Not Attractive, but great selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

If you are creative - sewing, sets,costume design, display, or god knows what else. Mary Jo's Cloth Store is the anchor to start your project. My understanding is people come from all over to shop this mega fabric and notions store... well worth the trip.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles
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“Way overpriced and no they don't have a great selection.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I understand that I am in the minority of people who think this fabric store is a joke but I don't care. I'm so grateful I know that much better fabric stores exist, even though they're not in North Carolina. Is the place big? Yes. Do they have tons of printed cotton for quilting? Yes. But that's it. As a fashion designer they have NOOOOOO fashionable apparel fabric. Zilch. And the prices for the Joann looking hobby fabric is extremely overpriced! I think it's sad that so many people have no idea that there are wonderful fabric stores in the United States and they actually give cudos to Mary Jo's. If I could open a real fabric store in Gastonia/Charlotte I would because there are many here who do have a passion for sewing and have no idea what they're missing.

Visited October 2012
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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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“I love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

I found this under "Things to Do" in Gastonia and had to write a review. Mary Jo's is a great place with the largest selection I've ever seen. Their staff knows everything there is to know about fabric. If they don't know the answer they will find it for you. I love it and have been shopping here as long as I can remember.

Visited April 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Not much has changed at Mary Jo's...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

Not much has changed at Mary Jo's has changed in 60 years - it is a huge store with tons of selections of cloth but do not expect a modern layout - not sure how you could bring a modern layout to a cloth store anyways. But do know what you are looking for and what you intend to do with it. DO NOT expect a worker to walk you through how to make a quilt if you have never sewn in your life. You wouldn't enter an auto parts store to buy things for an oil change had you never lifted the lid on your car. Some folks say the service is bad but it is just limited. They expect people to know what they want and why.

Visited January 2012
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Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
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“Horrible customer service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

I have gone to Mary Jo's Cloth store only when I HAD to for more than 30 years and absolutely hate it. It has always been this way. No doubt they have a fabulous selection .. too bad, too .. wish there were another game in town. There are hand-lettered signs throughout the store screaming at you to not shoplift or to stay away from this or that. It's like the owner and the employees really really wish you'd leave.

Visited January 2012
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