Mary Maxim does not have a bigger craft catalog than Michael's. As of November 2015, the Mary Maxim craft section contains 428 items. Michael's craft basics section alone contains 491 results; the store also carries craft products in 12 other sections.
Mary Maxim's main product focus is yarn, knitting, crocheting and needlework; crafts are a small part of the store's inventory. Michael's carries a wider variety of craft supplies, as well as framing and jewelry-making products. The Michael's craft categories include apparel crafts, candlemaking, wood crafts and craft paint. The store also carries supplies for ribbon crafts, soapmaking, mosaics, Christmas crafting and modeling.