5 Phoenix Quilt Shops to Visit
I have been to Phoenix a couple times, but I was never a quilter then. However, I just took a trip there with my parents and decided it was time to find out what Arizona's largest city had to offer in quilt shops. Five days and five quilt shops later, I've got a list for you of what the Phoenix area has to offer. Let's get to it!
The first store I want to tell you about was probably my favorite overall shop for fabric. My mom, who has totally opposite taste in fabric, liked this shop as well. So I would say it has a good variety of fabrics.
4649 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Modern quilting was a bright, large, beautiful space. They had a beautiful selection of fabrics... Art Gallery, Kona, Moda, Free Spirit, Batiks... to name a few.
I noticed a block of the month that I absolutely loved right by the front door. You can see it in the picture below.
Modern quilting had a good variety of kits and patterns to give you ideas. If you love Kaffe, they had a nice section of his fabrics.
Overall, this was a lovely shop my mom and I enjoyed going to. I got a bundle of curated solids. I think my mom also picked up something and they had a bit of the reproduction prints she likes so we were both happy!
Oh, I forgot the best part. They had an area for husbands. My dad loved sitting in the chairs and reading the airplane magazines. My daughters appreciated a break too.
Next, was a small shop but still just as lovely...
Hummingbird Lane Fabrics and Notions
6 E Palo Verde St #11, Gilbert, AZ 85296
Someone told me about this shop on Instagram so I wanted to check it out. This shop was in the middle of reorganizing their store when I went. Their shop is small, but has modern, new fabrics. I saw lots of Ruby Star Society, Tula Pink and Windham Fabrics. I bought some cute fat quarters from Tula Pink's new collection.
Their packing was very nice and I loved how their fabrics were organized by color on the wall. Hummingbird Lane Fabrics in online, so if you can't make it to the Phoenix area you can still order from them.
12301 W Bell Rd a109, Surprise, AZ 85378
What a fun place this shop was! We met some nice staff who were so helpful. This shop had lots of Riley Blake, Moda and Lula Pink Fabrics. I also saw lots of floral and seasonal prints. In the back there were two long arm machines (I have no idea if they can be rented).
The fabrics were laid out nicely on the ends to give you ideas. In fact, my mom bought me some more Tula Pink from her new line. Who can resist hippos on bright pink fabric?
Arizona Quilts had some nice kits and patterns. They also had chairs by the door for those not interested in quilting. My dad made a friend while waiting for us. :)
Next on the list I didn't even know about. But my mom had been here before she told me we needed to visit it.
3716 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85205
I don't think I have ever been in a store quite like Mulqueen before. Wow! It is it's own beast. I was overwhelmed!
Mulqueen sells sewing machines, fabrics and vacuums. Their fabric section actually is a small section of their store. They have a large section of sewing machines (lots of brands). You can also drop your machine off to be serviced.
I think this store has about every notion ever made. Also, they had so, so many rulers, patterns and thread. I was amazed at the variety of items they sold.
The fabric is not the newest lines, but it is sold inexpensive. So if you are looking for something that has recently come out this probably isn't the place. However, they carried large brands like Kona, Moda, Riley Blake, Andover and Batiks.
If I lived locally this would be a great place to have my machine serviced or to look for any sewing supply.
I heard about one more store on Instagram, so we decided to visit.
35th Ave Sew and Vac.
3548 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051
This store was easy to find and well organized. They sell Bernina machines right up front and have a good selection of quilt patterns including bag patterns and supplies. They seemed to have a good community vibe, and had a birthday party going on for one of the ladies the day I visited.
My girls were very happy to find some princess fabric. I also noticed a lot of Batiks.
All the stores we went to had rooms for classes. So if you are in the area call or check online to see if they have classes.
All of the stores are also online and are linked above in their names.
My mom and I enjoyed our quilt shop hop, my kids not so much. Special thanks goes to my dad for driving us everywhere and stopping for my afternoon coffee inbetween. :)
If you are in the Pheonix area I hope you are able to support one of these local shops and meet some other quilters.
Let me know if I missed any shops I should visit next time.