There is a fabric store in town on Fayette Street in Shippensburg. Most of you might know about it. But it has undergone some subtle changes. It is located in a big garage type store with shelves and racks of fabric and is named Shippensburg Fabric Outlet, most commonly called John Rine's(owner).
He has anything from upholstery to cottons to polyester-type fabrics. He also has alot of laces and zippers(very short), and many buttons. You can also find an assortment of fleece.
Right now he has a nice selection of gingham check of several colors. It seems a better quality than you would get at Wal-Mart.
When I asked the price of a piece of upholstery, the woman(who seemed to be in charge) said it goes by the weight. The heavier upholstery was $4.50 and some of the lighter wieght was $4.00.
The price of the check was $1.50 per yard. Good price, but if you buy the whole bolt of 10 yards, the price was $1.00 per yard. Very affordable for sewing circles or to make cheery comforts or quilts for your own use.
The subtle changes were:
It was cleaner.
It seemed more organized.
It was more tastefully decorated.
I do not sew so much as I don't have time. But if I need to make a tablecloth or curtains and want to go a cheaper route, I go to John Rine's.