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Fabric Shopping in NYC

Today I purchased some gorgeous cotton print fabric at The City Quilter, a shop located in NYC's Chelsea district in Manhattan that specializes in fabric for the urban quilter and sewer. Today my partner Tom joined me for the trip and took some photos while I perused their many bolts of cotton fabric. My mission was to find some lining fabric for my purses made from Harris Tweed Plaid which turned out to be a daunting task. I did not want a solid color, too boring, but matching a plaid with a print is quite difficult. The pattern needs to either be very subtle or match particularly well with the plaid. I walked along the bolts of fabric holding up my swatches of plaid to each print until I finally found my perfect matching textile.



Comments

Loddelina said…
I can't wait to see which fabrics you chose!
Looks like an amazing fabric shop. Can't wait to see what you picked out.
I'll be sure to post some pics of my new cotton print fabrics next week. Thanks for your comments. :)
Isn't fabric shopping a great mission?? :)
alissa said…
cant wait to see which one you picked - isnt it crazy to see that many fabrics and you cant find the one you want?
Anya said…
I think NYC means New York City
Yeaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh.....
I wish I could shopping there :-)

I can't wait to see your new collection !!!!!!

Have a nice weekend :-)
Leslie said…
...Must find way to come shop with you and learn your sewing ways... :-)
Kristin said…
I'm having an NYC envy moment!
Oh my, that is a very big quilting fabric store! I'm so envious! Looking forward to seeing the lining fabric, I just adore your new Harris Tweed collection.

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