Friday, August 21, 2009

Fabric Stores from San Francisco to Seattle

My husband Ameet and I just returned from an adventurous trip - we spent two weeks in San Francisco, and then took a road trip north along the Pacific Coast, through the Redwood forests, Crater Lake, Portland, and Seattle. This part of the country is so beautiful. We did lots of sight seeing, visited friends, and ate amazing food. In each town we went to, my husband would search for the best restaurants, farmers markets, and food co-ops...and I spent my time finding the best fabric stores. I know - such a fabric nerd!
In San Francisco, I absolutely loved Peapod Fabrics (pictured above), a tiny little shop in the Sunset. Check out the owner's blog - lots of great pictures and inspiration. I also spent some time exploring Stonemountain & Daughters in Berkeley, a huge fabric store with all types of fabrics and classes throughout the year.

We arrived a little late in Ashland, OR (home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and as we wandered around town, I was sad to find this very cute fabric store (Fabric of Vision) was closed for the day! But I peaked through the windows and it looked adorable inside.
In Portland, another fun shop I found was Bolt (above), which is conveniently located right next to a yarn store in the Alberta Arts District.

Our last stop was in Seattle, and I just a had a few minutes to stop by Stitches. If I return to Seattle, I'd also love to check out The Quilting Loft, which we drove by, but didn't get a chance to stop.