My first trip to Sew Modern actually wasn't for the LAMQG Meeting. I had heard about the impending opening through the grapevine and got on their mailing list. Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the Grand Opening because it was on a Tuesday and pesky work thwarted that idea. Instead I made the trip out on a Saturday.
The space is bright, open, modern and inviting and the fabric selections are to die for, I swear! The great thing is that their fabric selection is very different from The Urban Craft Center so I don't feel like I'm cheating on them.
While I was there I had to stop myself from buying out the whole store. I reminded myself I was here to find some Echino for my Spicing Up The Kitchen partner. Well, I didn't find the particular Echino I was looking for but I did walk away with a few other goodies.
I'm planning to make placemats with the gorgeous Japanese linen that I splurged on. And I did pick out the Ruby Star Rising for my SUTK partner. The orange fabric is going to be binding on a quilt I am about to finish quilting and I couldn't resist the green. Come on! I know that will come in handy someday very soon.
If you're in the Los Angeles area you need to check out Sew Modern. Not only for their fabrics and wide selection of Kona Solids, but also for their classes and their amazing Longarm Machine! They offer Longarm classes and rent out the machine by the hour at a reasonable price.