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Thread: A fabulous visit to M & L Fabrics

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    I have just returned from a visit to Disneyland and LA with my family. Prior to going I had posted on this board about the best shops to go to while I was there. Janet (carslo) very kindly offered to take me to M & L Fabrics. OMG...this is the most amazing fabric store that I have ever been in and considering the price of fabric in New Zealand (about USD$20 a metre), I was in heaven.

    Janet and her friend Clara picked me up at 11.30 and I think we returned 4 hours later!!! I spent a considerable amount of money there and had to buy an extra suitcase to get all the fabric home!! I cannot thank Janet and Clara enough for their kindness. We had such a fabulous time and shared lots of laughs and stories.

    Me on the left, Janet and Clara
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    Let the fun begin!
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    Clara, ready and raring to go with her trolley!
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    What a wonderful trip!!! That fabric store looks like a supermarket! Aisle after aisle of fabric!

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    so glad you got to experience a quilty shopping trip on your vacation to LA. the gals certainly were very nice to pick you up and take you. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    What a wonderful trip!!! That fabric store looks like a supermarket! Aisle after aisle of fabric!
    It really is a fabric supermarket. Enjoy your purchases.

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    So glad you had a wonderful time and stocked up!! Please let us see what you make with your "bargain" fabrics!

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    Wow! What a store! :shock: and how nice of them!

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    Glad that you had a great time. I have been in there several times. Considering going in a couple of days if I can get down there to visit my Grandson.

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    Wowzers! That looks fantastic!

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    Oh WOW! That is SOME shop. Bet it was so much fun to meet new friends and even more fun to shop!

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    so glad you got to see M&L. I am very fortunate (or as my husband thinks - unfortunate) to live about 20 minutes from M&L. it's awesome! Hope you enjoy all your wonderful fabric!

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    I LOVE that store. I have only been there twice as it is a 3-hour drive from me. But I am sure I will manage to get back there soon.

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    Yes, indeed we had an awesome time! Clara and I were thrilled to met hannicks and go shopping with her! It was a pleasure and delight to share time with a sister quilter.

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    What great fun!

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    How did you get out in 4 hours?!?!?!?

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    Glad you got to go and how nice you got to meet up with another qb member but I am sooooo jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    How did you get out in 4 hours?!?!?!?
    I haven't been there since I can NOT drive anymore. Haven't found anybody who wants to make the trip. I have been shopping there for over 30 years. I remember when flat folds were $1.39 a yard !! This is the 3rd location as they outgrew the previous stores. I LOVED to dig thru the flat folds. I would always make it an all day excursion. Closed the shop many times. Glad you got to see and experience it !!

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    I live in Anaheim where M & L is located and I haven't been there for a long time. Looking at your pictures it has really changed....for the better, since I was last there. I forsee a field trip for myself in the near future! I must have missed your post about being in this area. There are several other quaint quilt shops in the area but you hit the granddaddy of them all and probably the best priced fabrics. Glad you had such a wonderful time. Were you here for our heat wave?? Hopefully the weather was beautiful for you.

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    I had no idea this place existed. We will be driving down to the San Diego area next month, visiting kids, and I will try to visit M&L on the way there or on the way back.

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    I am only about half an hour from m&l and have never even been there! I am thinking i best be getting myself down there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2
    Quote Originally Posted by alikat110
    How did you get out in 4 hours?!?!?!?
    I haven't been there since I can NOT drive anymore. Haven't found anybody who wants to make the trip. I have been shopping there for over 30 years. I remember when flat folds were $1.39 a yard !! This is the 3rd location as they outgrew the previous stores. I LOVED to dig thru the flat folds. I would always make it an all day excursion. Closed the shop many times. Glad you got to see and experience it !!
    Where are you? Maybe I could pick you up on my way. That way I could tell dh I have to go because I am taling a friend, lol

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    What a great vacation: Disneyland, LA, fabric shopping, and meeting new quilting friends! How fun!

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    Reminds me of Mary Jo's in Gastonia, NC! So nice that you got to meet up and had such a wonderful time!

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    How wonderful that you could all get together! Friends without borders!!

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    The 1st time I got to visit M&L, my friend from the AOL quilt chat took me. I got so overwhelmed, I had to go to lunch and come back! I got to go last summer when my youngest played a soccer tournament. We stayed right across the street from Disney, so M&L was not very far. A whole group went to Downtown Disney while I drove off into the sunset to shop at M&L. Its a good place to have a LIST! lolol

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    What a store.

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