On Sunday of our vacation week, my husband and I went to the fabric district of LA to check it out. Funny, my 15 year old sons had no interest in going. I had read an interesting article about the fabric district here: http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=091608. I was concerned that everything would be closed on a Sunday, but I was wrong. The streets were packed with people and all the shops were open and packed with fabric.
We walked around only a portion of the district. I found one store with quilting fabric, and at $9.75/yd, I skipped making any purchases there. What struck me was the immensity of the stores and the huge amount of fabric and related notions.
Most of the stores featured fancy, sparkly, shiny, silky fabrics, not my choice for a quilt certainly, but fun to look at any way.
I call this photo Zipper Rainbow. Need a zipper in any color, they have it here.
This article I mentioned above is from 2008--Notice the "everything for $1" photo in the article. I have a picture of the same store I think, but now it is "everything $1.99". Inflation in action.
For quilting, I definitely prefer the quilt shops in Temecula, but it was fun to visit the LA fabric district nevertheless.