I had seen the City Quilter's ads in magazines, but when Paula Nadelstern gave them such a ringing endorsement in her guide to the Garment District, I had to make the trip. On my way back from the Brooklyn Museum, I changed to a local train at 14th Street and then got out at 23rd and spent a lovely 90 minutes at this terrific little shop.
The City Quilter has a fabulous notions area as well where I picked up several skeins of sashiko thread, more needles, and more of the fantastic Japanese grey silk thread that I use for appliqué, and one of those nifty plastic thimbles.
Lots of gorgeous fabrics, a friendly staff, and well worth the 20 block walk. Be sure to visit with the City Quilters if you are ever in the Big Apple.