Friday, March 25, 2011

Found: Pretty Cotton Prints at Mood

Mood Fabrics in NYC has loads of cotton prints.

Cotton prints abound in NYC's Garment District, but trust me, some of the bolts are as old as the hills. (Paron's Annex, ya know I love ya, but how long are you going to keep those bolts of that Lilly Pulitzer knock-off print around?) So I'm always on the lookout for fresh prints when I start to plan my spring and summer sewing. Mood Fabrics on W. 37th Street is a good shopping option for fashionable cotton prints, which range around $10 to $14 a yard.

Hey readers, what stores in NYC's Garment District do you like for stylish cotton prints?

Many of the cottons at Mood have some lycra in them, for those of you who like a little stretch.

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At March 25, 2011 at 1:20 PM , Blogger puu said...

mood, hands-down, is my go-to for cotton prints. there's always something fun to be had.

At March 25, 2011 at 1:59 PM , Blogger a little sewing said...

By the way, I got a Groupon for Mood when you posted about it recently and I used it already! Thanks for keeping is posted. My time to shop was so limited I did not have a chance to look at the prints. They look lovely.

At March 25, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

The cotton I buy usually goes into quilts or crafts, so I head a little out of the GD to City Quilter, or to Purl. I did find some cotton for shorts at NY Elegant last summer, as well as at Mood. I'd like to find some good wrinkle-free (or wrinkle-less-than-usual) cotton in solid colors. I prefer solids to prints for shorts.

I know what you mean about the old bolts of cotton. I think Fabric For Less on 39th had the same bolts for 2 or 3 years in a row. It'll probably still be there next time I go -- like seeing old friends, lol!

At March 26, 2011 at 10:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't shopped much for prints, but Mood has had the most whimsical and fashion-forward prints, while B & J many lovely traditional prints and the best selection of Liberty of London.

For people who use quilting fabric, The City Quilter has some beautiful prints that could be used for garments. I haven't been down to the Purl Soho store in several months, but it has a lot of attractive prints on its website.

P.S. The free 650 red-and-white quilt show at the Park Avenue armory was great.

New York Sewer

At March 26, 2011 at 10:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apropos of not that much: I bought Claire Shaeffer's Couture Basics Workshop DVD and found it very interesting.

New York Sewer


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