The City Quilter is located in the ‘Chelsea’ area of NY at 133 West 25th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. It’s just a few blocks south of the Garment/Fashion District. We were there on a Wednesday evening and it was hopping – the store was full of customers.
The shop has a large selection of fabrics including many of the latest collections by the major fabric manufacturers as well as a collection of Oriental prints and batiks.
Some collections, including the newest, are grouped together, but the majority of the bolts are grouped by color along a L O N G wall on one side of the store. Of the quilt shops I’ve visited in Manhattan (each has their niche), The City Quilter has the most bolts of fabric and the biggest variety.
And of course I could not walk away empty handed. I found a few odds and ends: a map of Paris by dear Stella, Crowns by MakowerUK, and an in house print of the Manhattan subway system. The girl who cut my fabric wisely warned me not to count on it as a reliable method of finding transportation routes (as the Bronx and Brooklyn kind of overlap in the repeats) but a perfect NYC souvenir nonetheless.