Quilt Shop field trip: Suppose Quilt Boutique – Preston, Idaho

Suppose Quilt Shop - Preston Idaho-001

Over the years, I’ve shared a few quilt shops that I’ve crossed paths with on my travels. I love finding a new-to-me local shop and taking a little bit of the personality of the owner and community. While I was at Winterfest in Logan, Utah a couple of months ago, I decided to make a quick (30 min) trip to Suppose Quilt Boutique across the border in Idaho. It was totally worth the trip!

Suppose Quilt shop - Preston Idaho

Suppose, owned by mother-daughter team Kathy and Jo Thomas, is located on Main Street in little Preston, Idaho. I’d first met Kathy and Jo at the Sewtopia event in Salt Lake about a year and a half ago where they had a pop up shop. I’d heard so many great things about their store and it lived up to all of the hype.

Suppose Quilt ShopEvery quilt shop has it’s own personality and style, and Suppose’s style and inventory is just the kind that inspires me.

Suppost FQ's

(It also inspired me to buy a healthy chunk of fat quarters. I guess I was feeling the pink and navy vibe that day.)

Suppose Fat Quarters

Suppose specializes in contemporary and modern fabric collections from designers such as Lizzy House, Denyse Schmidt, Jen Kingwell, Cotton+Steel, Tula Pink, Carolyn Friedlander, etc.
Suppose quilt shop precuts
They are also well-stocked with pre-cuts and notions.

Suppose Quilt Shop IdahoI’m hoping I captured the feel and inspiring style of Suppose for those of you who can only make a virtual tour. (You can also find them on their blogFacebook and Etsy.) If you are ever headed to northern Utah/south-eastern Idaho, they are definitely worth the stop! (As an added bonus, Napoleon Dynamite’s house is not far away. I may have driven past there as well… sadly, there was no sign of Tina or Uncle Rico’s van.)

Suppose Quilt shop color wall buttons

If you’re interested in other virtual tours of more fabric shops, here are some posts from the past visiting a variety of shops:

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  • Reply
    April 9, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I live in Helena, Montana, so a ‘road trip’ might be in the cards for the summer. Even though we do have some great quilt shops here!

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    Char Hay
    April 9, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Kathy and Jo also host wonderful retreats. A group of us had a great time there last October. Wonderful food, beautiful space, and shopping nirvana at their store.

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      Amy Smart
      April 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      I was just looking at their retreats on their website – they look amazing! And Idaho in the summer is so wonderful. I think I’m going to have to try and go to one someday!

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    Aunt Marti
    April 9, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I try to drop by “Suppose” on my way home to Idaho from Colorado Springs — such a fun shop, and a much larger selection that one would “suppose,” given its size!

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    April 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    My hometown. I love Suppose!

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    April 9, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    I love my hometown and Suppose!

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    Gigi Voegeli
    April 10, 2016 at 5:04 am

    I wish I were going to that shop TODAY! It looks like a heavenly shop. Sadly, I am not familiar with Napolean Dynamite!

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    kathy o
    April 10, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I discovered Suppose quilt shop when it first opened and it’s one of my favorite destination shops…..ever! What a nice “shout out” for them!

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    April 10, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Always great to know where quality Quilt Shops across the country are located! Thanks for your travel posts!

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    Karen Seitz
    April 10, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I love Suppose and made another stop on my way down to Winterquiltfest from Wyoming. In your first photo I spy a bolt of Purebred fabric that I plucked and bought from. 🙂 It has made its way into my Clam Bake quilt, and scraps will be in my Fig Tree Wool Applique BOM.

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    April 12, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I love that you drove by Napoleon’s home… I would have done the same 🙂

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      Amy Smart
      April 13, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Right?! Who could pass up the opportunity! 😉

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