I took photos on my way to the store to help anyone searching. Directions are at the end of this post.
The new Happy Quilt is amazing! It's much larger, brighter, and more organized than the old store. The fabrics are much easier to browse through now and there is some organization as far as fabric prints.
There is still shelf upon shelf of precut packaged fabric. This fabric is usually 2 yards in length.
There are hundreds of rolls of fabric that you can have cut to the length you need.
They had a selection of super soft (almost flannel-like) fabric that I never saw at the old store.
There is still a great selection of Vera prints - some quilted, some not.
There are rolls of fabric featuring American sports teams.
Dr. Seuss fabric! How cute is this?!
There is such a huge selection, I'm sure you could find any print you want in this store.
There are bags made that you can buy, or you can order a custom bag with fabrics of your choice.
There is a small selection of sewing notions.
Batting and pillows
After spending time photographing the store and
How to get to the new Happy Quilt store:
You can either drive to Happy Quilt or you can take the subway line #1 to the Jije Station and then walk or take a taxi to Happy Quilt. View the map at the bottom of this post to see the walking routes between the station and Happy Quilt.
You can click on the pictures below to see them larger.
I drove South on Route 1 (aka "little 1", not Expressway 1). Just after you drive under these two highway overpasses, you will see Emart on your left and a long narrow bridge going over the train tracks to your right which you will turn onto and drive over. There is a stoplight at the turn for the bridge. If you are driving North on Route 1, Emart would be on your right and the bridge will be on your left before the highway overpasses.
This long bridge is next to the Jije Station.
As you come over the long bridge, you can see Happy Quilt ahead and to the left. There are 3 large signs on the blue and gray buildings that say "HAPPY QUILT" so you can't miss it.
Just after the long bridge, there is a small bridge that goes over a stream. Right after this small bridge, the road branches like this:
You'll make a 180 degree turn to the left.
Just around the corner you'll see the small Happy Quilt sign. Turn right at that sign (directly behind the sign) and you'll drive down a little alley before seeing the glorious Happy Quilt buildings on your left.
This view is from the Happy Quilt side of the bridge looking back toward Route 1, giving you a perspective of where the bridge is in comparison to Emart and the Jije Station.
To see this location on a map, go to http://maps.google.com and copy/paste these coordinates: 37.020115,127.06462
It is possible to walk to Happy Quilt from Jije Station. Happy Quilt is .5 mile (800 meters) from Jije Station if you exit from the back and walk on the roads through the field. You can also exit from the front and take the sidewalk over the long bridge but that walk is slightly longer at .6 mile. Click the image below to view it larger.
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