I can sew fairly well; I don’t particularly enjoy it, so I don’t do it often. But when the time comes for a holiday celebration and my Black Friday bargain-hunting instinct kicks in, I head off to Jo-Ann’s off Dublin Boulevard to pick up some fabric for new placemats and table runners. Jo-Ann’s carries a wide selection of fabrics, patterns, craft magazines, and other sewing and crafting necessities. The store is never particularly crowded so you can take your time browsing through bolt after bolt of fabric and book after book of patterns, and still get through the check-out line expediently. The prices are reasonable; in fact, patterns are frequently on sale for 50% off or even just $1 each! In fact, I’ve gotten some great deals on all-things-crafting from JoAnn on past Black Fridays; hardcore crafters can get out early, so if crafting supplies and fabrics are near the top of your list, get there early. Fabric quality is fair; certainly good enough to use for making casual placemats as I do, but maybe not good enough to create a really nice dress. They’re almost always running a sale on something, so check them out whenever you’re in the area. You never know what you may find!