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    Hello to all my u.s. quilting sisters. My daughter is currently on holidays in New York and has offered to bring me back some quilting fabric. Would anyone know of a good quilt shop in New York that she could go to. Thanks for your help

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    The City Quilter! It's a bit pricey but very friendly and loads of stuff. You can google them and get an idea of some of the fabric they have to offer.

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    Hi,

    wow, your daughter will have fun in New York and you get fabric

    Quote Originally Posted by jilloc
    Hello to all my u.s. quilting sisters. My daughter is currently on holidays in New York and has offered to bring me back some quilting fabric. Would anyone know of a good quilt shop in New York that she could go to. Thanks for your help

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    Thanks Jodie :thumbup:

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    Hi Crafty bear, seems like a win win for her and me :thumbup:

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    On a trip to new York in April, I went to city quilter. and loved it. I bought some fabric and a couple of notions. It is pricey, compared to most of US prices, but I think I am right in presuming that fabric is a little on the high side in Aus, I know it is more expensive here in UK than the US. It is a lovely store,and the people also were lovely. Well worth a visit. There is also an area I tink is called the Garment District, which has lots of fabric stores of all kinds. I remember a few years ago I was there and trudged round the area. Although there wern't any quilting shops, a lot of the stores did hav some quilting fabrics at really good prices. In fact it was 9 years ago and I have just started on a project using one of the fabrics I bought there and it brougt back memories of my trip.

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    I also visit the garment district but it's really hit or miss, I think to go there you have to know exactly what you want. However it is a huge price difference from a lqs.

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    Do you know which area (bourogh) in New York your daughter will be in? If Manhattan or Brooklyn, my daughter works in Manhattan and lives in Brooklyn. I did a search for fabric stores and these are in Manhattan
    P & S Fabrics Corp Website (212) 226-1534
    360 Broadway New York DirectionsParon Fabrics Website (212) 768-3266
    206 W 40th St New York DirectionsMood Fabric Inc Website (212) 730-5003
    225 W 37th St # 3 New York DirectionsAndover Fabrics (212) 710-1000
    1384 Broadway Rm 1500 New York Directionsmore listings

    online I read a reveiw of P& S and it seems to be pretty good. There was a fabric discount store in my seach in Brooklyn but I will check with my daughter about the neighborhood, some parts of Brooklyn might not be the best to be in especially if you aren't familiar with the area. The 4 I pasted here are all in Manhattan and should be fine. I will talk to her tomorrow and follow up.

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    I went to P&S website and it is in Chinese, so it may be in "Chinatown" area. I now see that Jodie lives in Brooklyn so she will be a better resource. Sorry just trying to be helpful. :-( So Jodie, what about this store and its neighborhood? 392 Bridge St Brooklyn Directions>?

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    The garment district is usually best for solids, they cater more towards the designers in the area and the FIT (silks, chiffon, and lots of spandex). The customer service is not so great, its really a hit or miss. The City Quilter is def a must see. As far as Brooklyn is concerned I've been to a few and usually take the drive out to Long Island. The Brooklyn locations are so far apart and pricey as well.

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    Thanks Jodie, I think I will be pushing my luck for her to go looking for the other quilt shops. The City Quilter sounds perfect.I checked out their website and they have New York fabric which is unique to us, so hopefully she can get me some of that. :thumbup:

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    I looked at City Quilter website too. Their prices are comparable to our LQS prices here. And it looks like it is very convinent in Manhattan.
    I'm thinking of sending my daughter over there for some of the New York fabric too. Love getting a unique fabric!
    Jilloc hope all goes well for your daughter's errand. What a neat souviner for her to bring you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jodie02b
    The City Quilter! It's a bit pricey but very friendly and loads of stuff. You can google them and get an idea of some of the fabric they have to offer.
    Great shop, nice people
    And, they have a line of their own fabric - all related to New York City and fabulous fabric.
    http://www.cityquilter.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by jilloc
    Hello to all my u.s. quilting sisters. My daughter is currently on holidays in New York and has offered to bring me back some quilting fabric. Would anyone know of a good quilt shop in New York that she could go to. Thanks for your help
    The City Quilter
    133 West 25th Street
    New York, NY 10001

    This is the place I visited each time I've been in NYC - mainly because I stay at the YMCA. Don't listen to anyone telling you that they are pricey - they are quite reasonable by Australian standards. There are also a number of celebrity quilters who advertise tours of the garment district to get nick knacks and stuff. I found that really good fun, even if it was more expense for the first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jilloc
    Hello to all my u.s. quilting sisters. My daughter is currently on holidays in New York and has offered to bring me back some quilting fabric. Would anyone know of a good quilt shop in New York that she could go to. Thanks for your help
    B&J Fabric 525 Seventh Ave. 2nd Floor is terrific. It's around 36th Street on Seventh Ave.

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