Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Peek in the Riley Blake Warehouse

The other day I was picking up some lovely fabric from Riley Blake and thought it would make for an interesting post. We are lucky to live near Riley Blake. It makes it easy when we need to run and grab something since we have a wholesale account. Riley Blake's warehouse is located in Sandy, Utah and it is called Christensen Wholesale. 

Inside this warehouse, there are rolls and rolls of beautiful and cute fabrics. Above are some rolls of laminated cotton fabric, which makes for so many fun projects. There is no shortage at the warehouse.

The majority of the isles are bolts of quilting cotton. There is always a lot of variety of old and new prints. They also carry notions, patterns (including some of my patterns), trims, batting, and all sorts of other sewing goodness.

When Lila Tueller's line, Bohemian Festival came out, it was so fun to come and see it all on the bolts to get a good idea of how it all looks together.

Another fun rack is the rack with bolt ends. They get large scraps or bolt ends that are one yard or 5 yards and they are dirt cheap. Around $3 per yard? I can't remember exactly but I think they are under $3. And this day there was only a little there. Usually the flat folds are just piled high and it is a free-for-fall. This is perfect for small projects that you don't want to pay too much for or just to find fabric to stash away for a rainy day. 

I always enjoy visiting the warehouse. Sort of makes me wish I lived near Moda and Robert Kaufman and Westminster Fabrics too.