The other day I was looking at the Cotton & Steel website and saw that a quilt shop nearby carried their fabrics. I have loved looking at the photos online and really wanted to see the fabrics in person, so yesterday morning I headed over to Quilters Quest to check them out.
I brought Evie and Mira along, we stopped by on our way to the zoo. Evie wasn’t thrilled about the pit stop and it didn’t help that they were testing the fire alarm. There was also an enormous St. Bernard (Evie is terrified of dogs) and so I spent the majority of the trip browsing with Mira strapped to my front in the Ergo and Evie hanging on my back covering her ears. Despite this, I absolutely loved this place!
They didn’t have the Cotton & Steel line in yet, it won’t be in until September, but I don’t mind taking another trip there when it’s in! The selection was fantastic, they had so many amazing fabrics, I just wanted them all!
They had quite a few Heather Ross fabrics which are even more amazing in person than the photos I’ve seen online! They also had some of the Penguin & Fish Critter Patch line.
I didn’t get any scraps, but I was really excited to see the scrap bucket! Since the majority of fabric I use is for english paper piecing, I use such small amounts. I want to get as much variety as possible so scraps are fantastic! I will definitely be taking a closer look next time I go!
I was totally overwhelmed by all the amazing fabrics and the incredible selection. Coupled by the less than ideal browsing situation of two small children and fire alarm testing, I didn’t get to look around as much as I would have liked. I did pick out a small stack of fabrics and got 1/8 of a yard of each of them. I plan on making hexies with them all, but I might also plan another smaller project to use bigger pieces to better show off the lovely prints!
If you are in the Chicago suburbs, definitely stop by Quilters Quest in Woodridge, it’s worth a trip!