We specialize in wonderful hand batiked and hand dyed fabrics. Treat yourself to the expressive, colorful world of Indonesian batiks. Choose a color, a theme, or a company and sample the wonders we have for sale.
Sew What Fabrics & Batiks Etcetera is a retail quilt shop located in southwestern Virginia at the intersection of interstates 81 and 77. Carol and her staff offer gourmet cotton, superb services, and stimulating classes. The shop is located in a home built in 1840 in historic Wytheville. The entire Batiks Etcetera selection is on display in the 4,400 square foot retail shop open Monday - Saturday, 10 AM - 5:00PM.
Sew What Fabrics was opened by Carol Britt in 1982 in Wytheville, Virginia. Through the 80s and 90s, Sew What Fabrics was known for unusual fabrics, lots of batiks, and excellence in customer service.
Batiks Etcetera was started by Jan Smiley in 1994 out of pure passion for these wonderful, hand batiked, hand dyed, and hand-woven fabrics. Although a dedicated and well traveled shopper could find a few batiks at many different locations, Jan was frustrated that no one source stocked all the designs in all of the available colors.
Batiks Etcetera outgrew Jan's home and was sold to Carol Britt of Sew What Fabrics in 1999. Carol added Batiks Etcetera to her already thriving store.
Many people are surprised to find such a broad selection of quilting supplies and fabric when they visit Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics.
Check us out online or in person. We would love to count you as part of the Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics family!
Here is our shop! We are located in a house built in 1840. The back section was added in 1992 and it became a bed & breakfast. Carol and Marty Britt bought the building in 2001 and turned it into Batik Paradise!