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Mon, Apr 21, 2014

HUDGINS: New shop offers fabrics at discounted rates

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Crafty ladies and gents, listen up. There's a new shop in town that is perfect for interior designers and newbie upholsterers, alike.

2,4,6,8 Fabrics opened its doors at 2705 Old Fort Parkway, next to Regions Bank, to offer local residents upholstery, decorative fabrics and trims at a discounted rate.

Manager Michele St. Ores explained how 2,4,6,8 Fabrics purchases end lots from manufacturers and upholstery companies.

"These are top quality things that you're not going to see in other places," she said, adding that 2,4,6,8 Fabrics is not a remnant-type store with end pieces. "These are like 30-40 yards of fabric per boat with multiple boats."

The shop's name comes into play with pricing – fabric is $2, $4, $6 or $8 per yard.

Semi-retired St. Ores loves interior decorating; it's a hobby that allows her to be creative.

"I've been sewing since I was four years old. My mother and grandmother had a tailoring business," she said. "But upholstery is more out there in the arts. It's in your blood, and you can never get rid of that."

She visited 2,4,6,8 Fabrics in Jackson, Tenn. (the company also has a Tuscaloosa location), but was tired of making the drive every time she wanted unique fabrics. So she brought the store to her.

The shop is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Saturday. Visit 2468fabrics.com, search 2468 Fabrics on Facebook or call the shop at 615-904-9000 for additional information.

MTSU plays hosts to next Business Before Hours

MTSU Athletics will present the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce's next Business Before Hours, which will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Thursday, July 26, at the MTSU Hall of Fame on Greenland Drive.

Attendees to the networking event are encouraged to show their support of the Blue Raiders by wearing blue attire. Those attending will receive exclusive tours of the new state-of-the art Jeff Hendrix Stadium Club at Floyd Stadium.

Blue Raider mascot Lightning and the MTSU cheerleaders will be on hand. Admission is $5 for chamber members, $15 for non-members. Parking will be available in the Greenland Drive lot adjacent to the Hall of Fame, which is located just north of Floyd Stadium. Find a map of the campus at mtsu.edu/maps.php.

For more information, call 615-893-6565.

AT&T expands choices with Mobile Share plans

AT&T customers will soon have more options in choosing the plan that's right for them and their mobile devices.

With new AT&T Mobile Share plans, available in late-August, new and existing customers can share a single bucket of data across devices, plus get unlimited talk and text, the company announced last week. AT&T Mobile Share plans make it easy for customers to manage their data, voice minutes and texting, without needing to keep track of multiple plans.

Customers can select one of the new shared data plans or choose one of AT&T's existing individual or family plans. Current customers are not required to switch to the new plans, but can choose to do so without a contract extension.

With AT&T Mobile Share plans, customers start by choosing how much data they want each month, then choose up to 10 devices to attach to their shared plan, one of which must be a smartphone. Each plan includes tethering and unlimited domestic calls and texts for smartphones and basic or quick messaging phones. The larger the data bucket you choose, the less you pay per gigabyte and the less you pay for each smartphone added to the shared plan.

AT&T Mobile Share allows customers to essentially build a plan to fit their devices and usage.

To help customers track their data usage, AT&T keeps users informed with courtesy alerts as they near their data allowance for the month. Also, customers can check their usage at anytime online, through the myAT&T mobile app, or by calling *DATA# from their mobile phone.

Customers can learn more about the new plans and determine which plan is best for them at www.att.com/mobileshare.

Melinda Hudgins at mhudgins@murfreesboropost.com.
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