"Karen Ballard at The Fabricsmith has done lots of work for me over the last several years and I couldn’t be happier with the job she’s done!  She has made and installed everything from window treatments, bedskirts, shower curtains, pillows and more.


Having a background in sewing, I truly appreciate the quality and detail that goes into each piece and the superb installation she does.  I was really impressed how she was able to take the custom window treatments and shower curtains she made for my son and daughter-in-law’s house, which were beautiful, and reworked them to fit their new home when they moved!  She also reworked some draperies I had in another room, and updated the trim and fitted them for a new room.


Karen is very creative and has an eye for color and fabrication too!"


- Martha McDaniel

"Seven years ago I met with Karen after a friend’s recommendation.  As a person who admittedly has OCD, when it comes to pattern matching and perfect hems, pleasing me can be a challenge.  After talking with Karen for just a few minutes, I realized I had found someone who was the “perfectionist” I only dreamed of!  She has transformed my  home and my children’s homes with gorgeous “fabric-ated” drapes, duvet covers, dust ruffles, pillows and much more!  So from all the “Gaults”,  thank you for all of your beautiful perfect creations."


- Mary Kay Gault