Quilt Shops

Sew Modern Quilt Shop

Yesterday my friend and I went to LA to see the fabric district, and also went to the far side of LA to visit a new shop in town: Sew Modern Quilt Shop. It has clean, modern vibe to it and we found the fabric lines to be plentiful and very current.  Overall, we’d go there again in a minute if we lived closer (it took us an hour and half to get home), but I overheard the owner say to a friend that they were readying their online shopping presence.

Lots of fabrics and with the large windows out front, everything is well-lit and fun to browse.

This seating area is in the front.  Love the modern quilts hanging around the shop–good inspiration.

While we were there, a man came in on an errand from his wife.  He’d brought a scrap of fabric that she needed to match and they found it, cut it, and sent him on his way.  I got the sense that this shop does customer service really well.

There’s an “easiness” to this shop that encourages looking and discovering new fabric lines.  I saw Tula Pink’s new line, Horner’s Loulouthi and lots of other fresh, modern fabric lines.  Oh yes, I indulged, and came home with some brights.  The plan is to make some grocery shopping bags with the vibrant colors.

I enjoyed their clothing samples–both women and children–with some good ideas to branch out past the typical quilt construction and use these fabrics in our wardrobes.

They were hosting a Sewing Day Camp for a group of very lively children, who were enthusiastically working on all their projects.  I liked the energy level that they brought to the store, and really liked that Sew Modern was teaching the next generation and instilling in them a love of creativity and working with their hands.

Overall it was a terrific day in LA, capped off by this visit.  Thanks to Lauren Hawley, the owner, for allowing me to take photos of a place I’ll be visiting again.

One thought on “Sew Modern Quilt Shop

  1. Ah, so beautiful. I should come down to LA and we could go there together!! I loved all the pics of fabric but what took my breath away was that gorgeous green sewing table!

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