Best of Boston

2002 Best Fabric Store, West

Fabric Place

Who knew cloth could be such a passion-inducing topic? The folks at Fabric Place, apparently. Even domestic neophytes are blown away by the possibilities in this store. Bolts by the thousands—in shiny floral chintzes, neo-Yankee plaids, and high-tech eggplant-colored sheers (many handbeaded and embroidered)—are enough to send up visions of everything from simple slipcovers to whole-home makeovers. If you’d rather not pay for the designing and sewing services on offer, sign up for any of the 300-plus classes, and stitch it all up yourself.

136 Howard St., Framingham, 508-872-4888,