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.