9/17/13

Quilt Shop: It's Sew Moab

It turned out to be a perfect day for visiting the quilt shop and some of the galleries and gift shops in Moab. It has been raining much of the day...sprinkling lightly, but raining just the same. Definitely not a day for hiking in the canyons with flash flood warnings still in effect. We started our day visiting this delightful little shop, It's Sew Moab. Small world that it is, my friend Pattilou from the Doll Quilt Swap, was good friends with the owner here. (I mentioned your name, Pattilou. It wasn't the owner, but another woman who knew you from the beginning of your guild days. I neglected to ask her name.)


This was a great little shop. I could have spent a lot more time here, but then I would have spent more money. I decided to quit while I was still ahead of my checkbook balance.  Here's how the shop looks when you approach the front door:


Don't let that plain exterior fool you. There were lots of goodies inside. As you come through the front door, look the right, and this is what you see:


Look to the left, and this is what you see:


This next image was taken standing next to the bed in the right-hand corner. You can see that the fabric was displayed on four-sided credenzas, in addition to the wall displays.


Almost right in the center of the image above and below the purple quilt, you can see the credenza where there were regional prints displayed on all four sides. I picked up some of these same fabrics when we visited New Mexico a few years ago. Here's just one side showing a sampling of what was available.


They had an excellent supply of regional patterns as well, including these wallhangings of the claret cup and prickly pear cacti.


This business also has a listing for Chubby Cheek Kids, which has a Facebook page describing it as a boutique for children, featuring handmade items. You can also see the banner for Chubby Cheek Kids in images of the left side of the store above. This seems to be a store within a store, and there were some handmade items for sale. Also, I loved this pattern for a crib quilt.


The sheep were made from fake fur. Wouldn't a baby love touching that?


In addition to their beautiful fabrics, they had an excellent supply of patterns, and many were made up and on display.


I liked this little kit for a sort of "neck wrap" (for lack of a better term) that you wear around your neck while you're sewing. It has little pockets down both sides for putting scissors, rulers, markers, etc. I don't know about you, but I'm always misplacing those things as I work. The kits were very reasonably priced, and so this went into my "shopping basket".


There was a large and brightly lit classroom/workroom in the back.


While I was able to keep my hands in my pockets where the regional print fabrics were concerned, I didn't do so well resisting the regional patterns. I ended up with this small wall hanging of my favorite rock formation from Arches National Park, the Three Gossips. I have some great fabrics at home to use for this. 


I think I would use different browns to give the three gossips more distinction and texture. Either that, or else quilt more lines into them. I can use my image from the park as a guide.


Also, I liked this kokopelli table runner. Again, I have some great southwest fabrics at home I can use.


Also, I picked up these two fat quarters. I haven't been happy with my fabric choices for the little bluework I'm doing for Erik and Mae's new house. These are more navy than they appear in this image, but with my tea-dyed muslin background, I wanted something more rustic than the fabrics I picked out originally.


Finally, I found a white on white print that I like for the back of my White Trees quilt. 


I've bumped up the contrast and reduced the brightness in this next image, and I'm hoping you can see it. It's white on white snowflakes.


So I enjoyed this quilt shop very much. They had beautiful fabrics that consisted mainly of civil war and reproduction style prints, beautiful batiks, and regional prints. The woman working in the store was chatty and friendly and I enjoyed talking with her very much. Their supply of patterns was impressive for a relatively small store. There was plenty of free parking in the public lot behind the shop, and it was easy to find, being located just a block off the main drag through Moab. I'm giving it my highest rating of five rotary cutters out of five.


There are so many reasons to go to Moab that a good quilt shop is just icing on the cake. Definitely, if you find yourself in the state of Utah, find your way to Moab to visit the national parks, and while you're at it, make time to visit this fun little shop.

*Disclaimer:  Cat Patches accepts no advertising, nor any sponsorships.  The opinions expressed on this blog are based on the personal impressions and perceptions of the author. They are formed  on the basis of one short visit, on one day, and may or may not reflect the experience of others visiting on a different day.  They are no more descriptive than a single snapshot image can be, and nothing written in a review of a quilt shop should be construed as objective fact.  The reviews are strictly the author's subjective opinion and should not be interpreted as anything more.

18 comments from clever and witty friends:

barbara woods said...

wish I could visit, have a good time for my

Carol said...

Looks like a fun shop visit!

Winda's sewingmachine said...

Oh wow, you must have thought you died and gone to heaven?! That QS is a dream!

with kind regards
Winda
the Netherlands

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love visiting new quilt shops but my wallet doesn't!! The sheep pattern is really cute.

WoolenSails said...

Great shop and fun that they have quilts done with local sites on them. I love that rock formation, reminds me of the three wisemen and the sheep with them makes it perfect.

Debbie

Pieces to Love said...

Woo Hoo! You finally made it to the quilt shop.

quiltzyx said...

Such a fun baby quilt! I wonder if they used Minky for the sheep? They look very sooooft. Yep, I too could get into trouble there - I commend you, once again, for being kind to your checkbook. ;^)

Brown Family said...

ANother fun shop! I could spend some time and money there!

Tami C said...

I like the sheep baby quilt. It's really cute! I look forward to seeing your wall hanging of the Three Gossips when you get it made. I'm sure that will provide many happy memories for you and is a great pattern to take home.

Lyndsey said...

That sheep baby quilt pattern is a must have. the shop looks delightful with lots of great potential purchases. Your fabric purchases look great.

Little Quilt Shop said...

It is all so great! Thanks!!

Pattilou said...

You got some great shots of the It's Sew Moab! I've spent more than my allowance there many times!

Diane Wild said...

Oh man, I'm drooling over those regional fabrics and patterns. I'm going to Mesa, AZ in Feb. so will definitely have to track some of those goodies down.

Junebug613 said...

Forget the baby, I want the sheep quilt!! What a fun looking shop! Can't wait to see your Three Gossips quilt!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I saw that same white on white snowflake fabric at a quilt store in MN yesterday. Enjoy your trip!

Kate said...

Looks like a fun place to shop. Love the sheep pattern!

Kate said...

Looks like a fun place to shop. Love the sheep pattern!

Auntiepatch said...

Love the sheep pattern!