The other shop I visited in Portland was Bolt. It is near a really nice neighborhood that reminded me of Berkeley.
I have heard about this shop, but I don’t remember where. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was pleasantly surprised.
This is a small shop and a number of my photos were blurry, so you’ll get a taste of the shop then you’ll have to go and visit yourself.
The shop has a respectable amount of quilting weight fabrics. They also have interesting garment fabrics including rayon, knits and non-garment fabrics like laminates.
I saw a lot of indie patterns as well. I think they were mostly garments, but I am sure there were a few bags and quilts as well.
I was thrilled to find that they had wool felt. Real wool felt. I have seen it online, but have never felt confident enough to buy any without feeling it and/or seeing it in person. I bought two pieces to make…something.
The shop also had a wool-rayon blend felt. I bought a number of pieces of that in order to make a kind of garden scene. I got an idea in my head and will run with it when I am done binding Flowerburst.
2136 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211