Quilty pleasures - Shopping in Las Vegas

Whenever I go out of town, I have to do a quick Google search to find a local quilt shop. Well, I feel it would be rude not to sample the regional quilty goodies that can be found around the world. I feel that it is my moral duty to support the cotton farmers and fabric weavers around the world, as well as keeping the local economy going. Well that is my excuse and I'm sticking to it. So on my recent trip to the USA was just begging to be explored. I was in the states for Creativation 2018 - a craft trade show in Phoenix but I decided to stop off in Las Vegas for a few days break before heading home. So of course, out came Google!
That was how I found Sew Yeah Quilting. 3690 N. Rancho Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89130 The website says it is the biggest quilt shop in Las Vegas with 1000s of bolts, so I had to take a look.


The shop is definitely large as promised, and the staff immediately welcomed us in.

The new stock sits in the entrance to the shop, so regular customers can see what's new in before it is relocated in other areas of the shop. Everything was well laid out so you should really see the fabric designs, and it worked for my pocket too.

The selection of vintage sewing machines and sewing tables gives a nice focus point to the largest of the room. I couldn't help a closer look at these vintage beauties.

They had a nice selection of threads - mainly polyester threads in fabulous colours.
Part of the following stand is given over to bobbin threads. Here in the UK we are mainly restricted to bobbin thread in either black or white, but here they come in a ton of colours. A gorgeous purple and a vibrant pink made it into my shopping basket.
They are really spoilt here, with yards and yards of shelves, brimming with fabric goodies.

Large open spaces give the whole shop a feeling of spaciousness and allows you move easily around the fabrics. The 3 rooms in the above picture are purely devoted to batik fabrics on the bolt and pre-cuts. I have to admit to spending a fair few minutes and £s in this room.
They have a long arm quilting service too. One of these days, when I have the money and the space, one of these will be mine. Until then it is just me, my Brother and and free motion foot!


The shop specialises in Bernina sewing and embroidery machines. They even had a workshop taking place in the workrooms with a teacher instructing attendees on using their machine embroidery software.
 I had a lovely visit and I made my best efforts to spend a few dollars - and here's my humble efforts.


All in all, I had a great time in this lovely shop and I am delighted with my purchases. I don't know what I am going to make with my treasures, but I am sure to have lots of fun!

10 comments

  1. What an amazing shop, I admire your restraint at not buying more !
    Lynne T.

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    1. I had to think about luggage allowance :) Otherwise I could have brought a lot more!
      Sarah x

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