It's Friday again, and time to get our whoop whoop on!! This week, I haven't been home much to do any sewing, but I did find a fabulous new quilt shop that I want to introduce you to!!
Now, I don't think Manhattan is a hotbed of quilters - there are a lot of fabric stores, but most of them specialize in glitz, spandex and glitter. On my first foray out into the Garment District, I came up dry, except for some new threads to try...
I got two spools of invisible thread and a spool of 20 weight white - I've been dying to try the larger thread on a quilt, and this looks like a good way to do it. The invisible threads were $8 a spool, and the 20 weight was $5!
But today I went in search of the only true quilt fabric shop I could find listed in Manhattan - The City Quilter!
Tucked away under one of the ever-present sidewalk protectors (there's always repair, restoration, or building going on in NYC) was this fun little shop!
Lots of gorgeous fabrics....
...gorgeous sample quilts....
...and NYC-oriented quilts!!
But this quilt was definitely my favorite...
The focus fabric is scenes from all around NYC.
Lots of places I've been!
It was really hard to pass up the kit they sold for this quilt - and it may come home with me yet! I think I'll check to see if my husband likes the quilt as much as I do...
But I didn't leave everything at the store...
I picked up a yard of NYC fabric, designed by The City Quilter exclusively for their shop. Also a FQ bundle of the Kona Sunset collection (ooh, I love those colors!) and a sashiko sampler and threads. I've been seeing some sashiko pop up on my Instagram feed, and it looks like fun!
So that's my whoop whoop for the week - a fun new shop to explore and enjoy!
If you're ever in Manhattan, you should check it out!
And now it's your turn!
What are you whooping about this week?
What's got you dancing the happy dance?
Share - we want to dance right along with you!
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!