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Thread: Good fabric stores in Southern CA.

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    Member 4luvuvfabric's Avatar
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    Cool Good fabric stores in Southern CA.

    I'm going to be in Murrieta. CA for two weeks and am wondering how to get a list of all the fabric stores in that area - from Riverside to San Diego. Does anyone know, or can anyone give me some suggestions of some stores to visit?
    I know about the one in Temecula, I've been there, but are there any others that are recommended??

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    There are quite a few in the San Diego area. Cozy quilts in Rancho San Diego is nice but a little expensive. Rosie's Calico Cupboard in La Mesa is where I usually go if I can't figure out something from my stash. They have a nice line of markdowns, helpful people etc.

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    google Quilt Shops in California.But go to Rosie's Worth the time. Last time I was there she had almost the entire strip mall for her shop.

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    Make sure you visit Rosie's in San Diego.

    Amidon Quiltworks in Poway, Cozy Quilt Shop in El Cajon, Quilt in a Day in San Marcos and Quilter's Choice in Chula Vista are all good too.

    Here's a link to a shop hop in SC that has a lot of shop listed.

    Have a wonderful time and make you share pictures of your purchases when you return.
    I'd rather be at the lake

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    Don't pass this place up (M&L Fabrics). Wear good walking shoes, you will be there a while.


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    I vote for M&L also. It is about a hour from Murrieta, but WELL worth the trip. Not far from Knott's. Be prepared to spend time and $$$$

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    OMG YES! M&L fabrics is a must!! Wear comfortable cloths and be prepared to dig Here are a few pictures that I took because no one would believe me about this place.
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Size:  196.8 KBHere is just one of the rows of stacks of flat fold cottons, I believe there are at least 6 just like this!
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Size:  107.6 KBThis is from the main floor. These are the fabrics on bolts, complete collections and more expensive than the flat folds, but still half of what you can find in any quilt shop
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    What I didn't show you was another room in the back that has even more fabrics, not cottons.

    When I go, I spend more than 3 hours in the stacks and last time, over $500! But I have more fabric than I know what to do with and I want to go back!!!

    There are girls there who's job it is to keep the stacks straight, that is all they do. When I go it is during Road to CA in January, they get loads of women who show up just for the stacks. They don't want you pulling the fabrics out, but if you lift the stacks to what you want and then replace them, they don't get to mad at you. Don't try to pull anything that is more than about 8 inches down because not only is the fabric on top to heavy, but they have it wedged in there so tight that it wont move. It takes two to get some pieces out, one to lift and one to pull, its quite funny to watch sometimes! LOL

    Enjoy your visit and take an ice chest and some munches for your DH as he will have a long wait in the car for you LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishNY View Post
    Make sure you visit Rosie's in San Diego.

    Quilt in a Day in San Marcos
    Always do QID! Follow the map, they are in an industrial complex and a little hard to find, but once you are there, ENJOY!

    Girls are very helpful and when El is in town, she will be in the store, just ask and she will be happy to come out and sign your books or even just say HI.

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    Super Member Quiltaddict's Avatar
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    I agree with others, definitely go to Rosie's and M&L's. You can find just about anything you need there.

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    rosies has chairs and magazines outside for the husbands...always a hoot to overhear their conversations on the way in...have actually heard husbands bragging about how much their wives were going to spend... trying to be the most 'put-upon' maybe, but proud nevertheless...

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