barnsmall.jpg (16952 bytes) Basketcases Unlimited
Preserving and nurturing the spirit of American craftwork with classes in pioneer traditions since 1995.

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Click Here to Tour our Shop! We are closed on Sunday.

General Information:
Basketcases Unlimited is a small retail quilt shop located in a barn in rural DeKalb County. Basketcases began in 1995 and is DeKalb County’s oldest and only quilt shop. We offer fabric, patterns, books, notion, tatting supplies, basket supplies and some specialty gift items. We also have classes in sewing, quilting, hand embroidery, tatting, wool appliqué, hand appliqué, and baskets. We also have 2 Gammill Longarm quilting machines and offer machine quilting services to finish your quilt tops. We are located one mile north of Route 64 on Malta Road 10 miles west of Sycamore,Illinois. The email address is, mailing address is 26271 Malta Road, Clare, IL, 60111-9123 and the telephone number is 815.393.3414.

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We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Woody Block Adventure
October 15 - December 15, 2016
Stop in and get your free pattern and join in on the “Adventure”. The theme is Winter Wonderland and our block is the “Wooly Winter Basket”. It is a perfect block to stitch with winter weather coming soon. Check us out on facebook and see the block in person.

The Original Northern Illinois Shop Hop is just around the corner.
November 4-12, 2016
15 shops, 15% discount on your purchase
Win a Bernina Sewing Machine or a Basket filled with $400.00 worth of prizes

Stop in and get your passport and all the information.

Five Saturdays throughout 2016 bring your tote bag to any or all of the shops and receive 15% off your entire purchase again! The dates are: January 30, April 30, July 30, October 29, and December 31 (check closing times for this day which is New Year’s Eve).

There is still room for more people to do the MYSTERY QUILT.

Our “Barn Quilts” are up and lovely. Stop in and check them out.

Nantucket Basket Weekend March 18-20, 2016. Save the Date!

Are you planning a visit? Here are some local dining suggestions:
Crumpet's Tea Room - Genoa
Nat's On Maple - Sycamore
Taxco Restaurant - Sycamore

Quilts of Valor
Read about this special project for our troops in the War on Terror.
A Special Thanks to our Quilts of Valor participants.
Click here to visit to get a free downloadable pattern.

We Support Northern Public Radio

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Basketcases Unlimited
26271 Malta Road * Clare, Illinois 60111-9123 * 815.393.3414
Shop Hours: Monday-Friday 10 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Closed Sundays
*Poker players can stay until 8:30 pm with advance notice.