Thursday, July 29, 2010

la fabric district

Thursday, July 29, 2010
yesterday my sister in law took me to the fabric district...
because one can never have enough fabric :-)
{ but it can be a challenge fitting it in your luggage to get home! }


 my favorite shop
{ that i visit on every trip to la now! }


 rows and rows of yummyness



including lots of colors of kona solids



lots and lots...


i got some kona chartreuse to go with remix charm packs
for karrielyne's charm pack quilt a long



i also snagged some echino since they had a nice big assortment
{ the biggest i've seen in an actual shop }


obviously not quilting fabrics... but they were shiny & pretty so i snapped a pic


a yummy wall of zippers in one shop...


i spotted some castle peeps...
and added a bit more to my stash so i can finish my project for castle peeps summer camp


but the find of the day...
four bolts of neptune!
 { yes i bought it all.. everything they had in all 4 colors }
{ no plans to swap or sell at this time... if that changes i'll let you know! }

off to the airport for me...
{ pray they let me on with all my luggage!! }


34 comments:

The One and Only said...

If you don't mind me asking, were the bolts pretty much priced between 9-10 dollars? Just wondering if the fabric district pricing is a little better compared to a LQS...thanks for the pics....

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Now, I need a trip to LA! :)

Mary said...

WOW! That looks like so much fun. I think I could spend all day (and all my money!) in there.

One of these days I need to make it out to the west coast for some serious fabric shopping!

AllieKatMom said...

I really would love the Neptune on the far left. I dont have any of that yet so if you change your mind let me know. My store has a couple prints left also :)

Hooptee said...

Wow, that is an amazing store! I'm drooling on my computer!

Heather said...

YOU my dear are a Neptune ANIMAL!!! haha...

Martina said...

I would love to be in LA !!!!! Here in Spain there is nothing even close!
I love that you each us your amazing favorite shops ... and your shopping!!

Thanks!
Kisses.

Martina.

Kelly said...

You need a Neptune intervention! :) Ohhhhh! I'd love that Remix charm pack!!!!! Where did you find it?

Sandy said...

How exciting!! How did you fit bolts into your luggage?? A bit tricky. ;o)

Dianah said...

You make me miss it! I went to college for fashion design in Long Beach, we would make a trip every month to LA for fabric. Micheal Levine was always my favorite.

mascanlon said...

Oh yes, Michael Levine...I just stay away from those places, there is enough trouble for me in Orange County (even though technically I live in LA county). And then there is Fishman's in Chicago if you really want trouble. Glad you got a few days of loveliness in SoCal. and lots of hugs from those adorable kids.

Jen said...

Where is this at!!?? I just moved to the lA area, (well about an hour west of LA) Anyway, I'd love to go check this out! I must make a trip to see all of this! Thanks for this post b/c I had no idea this even existed!

kaiolohiakids said...

I'm curious about their prices, too. I always buy online because everything in Hawaii is $10+/yd and I'll be in LA in Sept. I'll also be near Baltimore & am wondering if you ever go fabric shopping in Lancaster PA & if it is worth it. My daughter-in-law suggested it based on heresay, but she doesn't sew, so I thought maybe the expert knows!

by Daisy said...

oohhhhh i would love to be there with all those lots and lots of kona solids. can't think of anything better! hmmm maybe some pie...

angela said...

julie - julie - julie I can't wait to see how you're going to use up all that Neptune you have. Fabric is so heavy - maybe you can slip the agent a FQ of Neptune to let you past ;)

Sandy said...

Can't even imagine the numbers for this Sunday's stash report? Miss you..save travels back to the East Coast!

Vicky said...

Yeah, what Sandy said! But what great finds! Grab them when you find them! Good for you!

Sinta Renee said...

What a way to end your trip! Fabric heaven! What great finds- Neptune- how lucky is that? Hope you have a good flight home!

Needled Mom said...

Michael Levine....my favorite shop in the district too. Sounds like you had fun.

Bingaling said...

You and your Neptune...I wish I could visit your stash. I'd only steal a little bit of the Neptune! ;o)

Looks like you had a fun day shopping!
Chanda

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Great finds! I love all of it, especially the Neptune. Have a safe trip home.

KarrieLyne said...

Hahahah!! You and your Neptune! Makes me laugh every time you score! :)

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Sweet business fabric bonanza! That looks like a v. cool place.

Aunti Nicole's Corner said...

Wow you scored! Lots of lute! I can't wait to see what becomes of it all. Great to see your happy face again at LB.

natalie. beyond the reef said...

SCORE is right.
You will certainly have "fabric memories" of your trip to International Quilt Festival Long Beach, and Los Angeles, and CALI!!!

Quilting Mom said...

WOW! What an amazing shop! It must have been so exciting to go there! It sounds like you had an amazing trip!

Kate said...

What a fantastic store! I hope you get it all on the plane!!

Mairi said...

Wow what fun!!! For all you people over there can I just say that in Australia we are buying quilting fabric for about $24-$28 metre which is insane! And the dollar is pretty much equivalent too!!! It is a very expensive hobby! You guys are so lucky to be able to shop so cheaply!!! Love the finds!

Sarah said...

I was just there on Saturday! I went to the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach and took a detour there to the fabric district. I went into that very store and bought a lot of great things. My best find was around the corner where I got minky for $6a yard!!!!

Sarah said...

Okay...I just realized I met you at the quilt show, but had no idea who you were. My mom and I were in the Beyond the Reef booth (where we spent the last of our money) and you asked me about my bag that I had. You friend was holding a baby, I told you what a bitch my bag was to sew because of the hair canvas interfacing and you guys suggested putting a shoulder strap on that could be removable! OMG! I am so excited that I met you.

Annelies said...

I was at Levines when you were...you gave your business card to my friend. I bought NOTHING, but would have scored the Neptune if I had seen it ( lucky you). I had read your blog that morning, and wish I was the one in line when you were. Would have been fun to say HI.

Ducks and Rabbits said...

I think I would have a heart attack if I walked into that store!

wishes, true and kind said...

A fabric DISTRICT. A. Fabric. D I S T R I C T ! Wow! And I adore Remix -- especially the argyles.

Julie said...

The LA fabric district is to die for! I go there when I visit my son in Long Beach. I love wandering around into all the shops - I've had to UPS my fabric home in the past. It's worth the time to visit,