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The City Quilter
Tue-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm; Mon, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
F, M at 23rd St.; 1 at 23rd St.
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Cathy Izzo, a former TV producer and longtime quilter, opened this quilting-goods store in 1997 with her husband, Dale Riehl. On one side of the long shop is the "color wall," where bolts of fabric are organized like a rainbow. There are more than 2,500 fabrics in all, focusing on cotton patterns ranging from traditional florals to African prints. A small section of new arrivals from Moda, Westminster Fabrics, Timeless Treasures, and Amy Butler is up front, along with more unusual offerings like hand-dyed Batiks, skin tones for doll enthusiasts, vintage samples, and imported fabrics from Japan. The store also hosts classes in Japanese-inspired crafting, traditional appliqué, patchwork, and doll-making. Quilting patterns and embellishments are on hand as well, and the reasonable prices attract everyone from grandmothers to design students.