I have mentioned The Quilting Loft in other posts, but it doesn’t look like I have done a full on review of the shop. I am much more organized now than I used to be (and I have done no sewing to tell you about!), so you get a review of this shop as well as the ones you have already about this week. 😉
TFQ and I walked down to the Quilting Loft, after visiting the Farmer’s Market. TQL has moved to a new space, though is still in Ballard, just across and down the street a bit from its old location.
The new location is larger and has much more light. They still have that honey colored wood, which seems very popular in Seattle. I wouldn’t use it if I had a shop, but they may have no choice due to built-ins or landlord requirements.
The patterns area is to the right as you walk into the store. It looks very similar to the patterns area at their previous location.
To the left of the photo above is little sofa and some modern displays of samples and fabrics.
Same view, but you can see a little to the left of this modern area as well.
Detail of the quilt you can see in the photo above. The sunlight makes the quilt glow and I like the variety of fabrics.
I couldn’t get very good pictures of the front counter, because one of the ladies working kindly allowed me to photograph the shop as long as I didn’t take any photos of her.
View from the front counter.
The shop has a nice selection of solids.
The notions area is at the back of the store. Wonder Clips (one of the world’s best notions!!!) seem to be hard to find in Seattle, but the Quilting Loft had them in the small and large (50) packs.
This is a detail of the Spiderweb quilt in the notions photo. They have emphasized the center pieces, which make this quilt look more like a propeller or X. The different coloration may give the pattern a different name as well. There is also a bit of sashing, which changes the look further.
The shop makes good use of the top of the fabric shelves. We found a lot of pre-cuts and samples as well as patterns up there.
Not only did the shop have quilt patterns, but also patterns for dresses, baby items, accessories, placemats and coasters, etc. They have that Amish Block of the Month that I like so much. I resisted the continuing temptation to buy into the BOM madness. 😉