The Quarter Stitch

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  • 629 Chartres Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 United States
  • (504) 522-4451
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by Jen on Friday, Sep 21 2012 at 06:42PM PDT

Nice store, great location ... but rather pricey. I understand the need to keep prices high to stay in business these days, but I didn't end up buying anything as a result.

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by Pam Chiang on Thursday, Jul 19 2012 at 11:53PM PDT

Right in the middle of the French Quarter. Very nice store owner. However, I was a little disappointed in their yarn selection. But of course, I came out of there with a bag full of brand new Koigu which the owner wrapped into a beautiful MardiGras package.

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by Diane on Monday, Apr 16 2012 at 10:21PM PDT

Like almost everyone else, I had a lovely experience with this shop in 2009 while visiting from California. I bought some beautiful yarn that I've never seen at any other shop, and as mwknitter pointed out, the yarn was beautifully wrapped! I will definitely visit again!

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by Wendy on Thursday, Dec 22 2011 at 02:48PM PST

I make a point to stop in every time I'm in NOLA. I love this shop. I am an amateur, but the shop is wonderful, the people have always been sweet and chatty. sometimes it's tough because they are as chatty with the person before you too. Sorry folks, but I think you see the world through your own colored glasses.....

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by AJ on Monday, Nov 07 2011 at 05:03PM PST

I visited in Jan '09, and while the store was lovely, the lady who interacted with me was rather rude. As a new knitter, it was my first experience with a knitting "snob". I had questions about sock knitting, especially magic loop, and this woman sniffed and harrumphed that she'd never use interchangeable needles, etc. I asked for help choosing a book and she told me just to pick one I liked (?). Maybe it was because I was dressed casually, but I did not feel welcome. When I return to NOLA this winter, I'll find somewhere else to spend my money.

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by Pam Young on Sunday, Jul 03 2011 at 06:53PM PDT

I live in England and I have been to see Jill's shop twice now. Each time has been a wonderful experience.In fact we based this year's holiday plan around a 2nd visit to restock!!
My husband left me in the shop for about 3 hours and I was able to play at knitting with different yarns thicknesses etc as well as um and ah over how many projects i take home to needlepoint!
Everyone who came into the shop was fascinated by the collection and walked out with armfulls of goodies.
Because I live so far away I tried to persuade Jill to have a website to order from. Hopefully she will be able to build one soon.
Please let Ines Hughley know that this shop is well and truly up and running unaffected by Katrina.
Thank you
Pam

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by Ines Hughley on Thursday, Jun 30 2011 at 01:41AM PDT

I will be visiting New Orleans this summer and I would love to stop by this shop but I am not sure if it is still there since hurrican Katrina devestated that area. If someone knows if it's still in business please let me know.

Thank You,
Ines

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by mwknitter on Sunday, Feb 27 2011 at 10:11PM PST

I am surprised at maddygreen's experience. It's been many years since I've been to NOLA but in my visits years ago (my daughter lived in Baton Rouge from 98-03) I was treated very well at the Quarter Stitch. Do they still wrap your yarn in colorful tissue paper & then put in a cleat cellophane bag tied closed with curly ribbon? It was such a lovely whimsical touch! My daughter's family is back in BR & I look forward to visiting Quarter Stitch.

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by Pam.j.young on Wednesday, Feb 23 2011 at 07:23PM PST

Fell over this shop when we were lucky enough to be on holiday inNew Orleans last summer.
It was a fabulous morning when I parked my husband on a stool while I looked at everything....twice. I had never seen needlepoint like that before and left with a very big bag and a credit card bill. I have just finished the frog paperweight and the small egg shaped piece. Unfortunately I cant remember what the egg was supposed to be made into.
Could you tell me?
We are planning this summer's trip and hopefully will be back to get a biggeer project this time.
Best wishes for a successful business.
Pam xx

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by Julia Mallard-Taylor on Saturday, Jan 29 2011 at 04:20AM PST

My Mother & I love everything Needlework, Sister not so much, But even sister enjoyed the adventure. It is the most Enchanting Place,you want to just curl up and stitch right there! The staff were most helpful and the merchandise devine! Thank you for a wonderful afternoon, Mother & Two Sisters.

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by Cathey on Thursday, Jan 27 2011 at 09:09PM PST

I visited this store I believe in July, 1982 and they had a pattern for a vest made from strips of material. They had one on display and it was lovely. I have lost that pattern and was wondering if anyone else was so lucky to get this pattern from them.

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by Brittney on Monday, Nov 15 2010 at 08:54PM PST

I was really disapointed to walk in and see that everything was very artfully arranged by color in little baskets. It seemed to me like they were trying to make things look pretty for the torists rather than arrange things in a way that made sence. I couldn't find anything and left.

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by shoshy on Friday, Oct 29 2010 at 05:17PM PDT

I visited the store based upon reviews I read. didn't love it as much, there was only one lady there and one new customer who she was teaching to knit at the counter. I waited around for a while but couldn't spend the whole day waiting so I left. Everything was so expensive.
I ended up going to the Garden District Needlework and knitting shop on Magazine st
Great shop with great staff, very large and a huge selection!

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by lexikate81 on Monday, Jul 05 2010 at 04:32PM PDT

I sneakley tricked my husband into going here on a recent trip to New Orleans. The store was awesome! Floor to ceiling yarn! All sorts of great colors and variety and the shop owner was super nice, we both shared stories on Alpaca and cotton. I will definetly go back and would highly recommend to anyone visiting the French Quarter. The cutest part, she wraps the yarn up in festive colors that completely match New Orleans.

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by Bonnie on Friday, Jun 18 2010 at 09:22PM PDT

I also love this shop. I found it online while planning my trip to NOLA and was not disapointed. They ladies helped me with a stitch I couldn't figure out and then helped me with picking out a pattern and yarn for a gift I wanted to make. When I returned home and couldn't find a needle that I needed, they dropped one in the mail and I had it before I could have gotten it driving all over Miami trying to find one. It will always be on my list when visiting .

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by liz on Monday, Jun 07 2010 at 06:25PM PDT

i absolutely love the shop, and the ladies who own and work in the shop are treasures. i cannot imagine anyone having a bad experience there. my family owns a place in the quarter, so whenever i am in nola, which is 3-4 times a year, they are first on my list!
they have even been so kind as to offer to teach me to knit; although my favs are the nola cross-stitches that show various icons and images of that beautiful city. my heart belongs to nola and the quarter stitch!

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by TravelingSt on Thursday, Mar 11 2010 at 08:19PM PST

I've had lovely experiences at Quarter Stitch while in NO on business. The first time, I called in advance to check shop hours, as I had little time to spare; the proprietor said she would open early for me! The staff have always been knowledgeable, patient and fun. Good selection that is displayed to advantage. Maybe not the largest selection, but what they have is worth looking at and worth knitting. Love the festive approach! From rose petals strewn on the sidewalk and zippy show tunes blaring to colorful wrapping of even the most ordinary of purchases, it feels like an indulgent occasion to shop here.

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by Maureen on Sunday, Mar 07 2010 at 11:57PM PST

A real slice of fiber heaven in the Quarter. Just a fun place to go. I'm a big knitter and a little bit of needlepoint and everything is so beautiful.

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by Wendy Brown on Friday, Jan 29 2010 at 11:40AM PST

i, too, am doing *facepalm* over the first post.

quarter stitch is the only shop i've ever been to that was actually recommended to me by a shopkeeper in another state. i am from the greater new orleans area and i now live in austin, tx. a LYS owner here in austin recommended the quarter stitch to me because "they have a bigger selection of koigu than i do. you should check them out."

of the 4 times i've been in that store since then, i have always been treated with courtesy and patience. rarely do you encounter people so enthusiastic about their crafts as you will find in the quarter stitch. there was a young lady (i think her name was jill?) behind the counter and i asked her if she had any drop spindles. she said she didn't, but then pulled out a catalogue and we pored over it ooh-ing and ahh-ing over the pretties in it. i had to go back home a couple of days later, so i didn't order anything, but i would (and have repeatedly) recommend that shop to anyone. i will be returning in a couple of weeks and i will be bringing a friend with me. not only that, but i am taking orders for my friends here in texas who have asked me to pick up things for them.

if you're looking for a yarn shop in new orleans, this one is a can't-miss.

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by Debra on Wednesday, Jan 20 2010 at 12:00AM PST

Visited Monday Jan 11, 2010. really cute shop with delicious selection of yarns. wish I could have spent more time but had non-knitters with me,. although they did enjoy it and all amazed at the beautiful wrapping of my purchase.

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by donna on Tuesday, Dec 22 2009 at 03:05AM PST

I visited this store a few days ago while in NOLA and fell in love. I wasn't looking for yarn but I happened to see this fun little shop while walking and had to go in. Very good selection of yarn and the store owners are very friendly. I love the store dog as well! You can never go wrong with a sweet bichon. Love this little store and will certainly visit again when I have the pleasure of visiting NOLA.

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by Teri Hays on Sunday, Sep 20 2009 at 03:55AM PDT

OMG.....that first poster must have hit the crack pipe of a homeless person before she went in this store! I walked in 5 minutes before closing and the ladies wound up staying and teaching me my own person 30 minute class on a great new pattern. I visit NO 3 or 4 times a year and this is a must visit on my list.

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by Laurie Robinson on Monday, Sep 14 2009 at 11:42PM PDT

I have three needpoint clown faces that are part of a series of four. I haventg been to NOLA since 1990 but I'll never forget the wonderful people who worked there. I'd love to get the fourth face but I know it would be impossble to find now.

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by Malancy Rosenzweig on Friday, Jul 03 2009 at 10:05PM PDT

I called for Beatrix Potter canvas, she was more than willing to help me locate it. We chatted about my new grandchild, and the nursery wall hangings. This will be my first experience ordering from them, I can't wait to receive my canvas. I had a great first experience with this store.

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by Jill on Friday, Jun 26 2009 at 02:06PM PDT

I visited during a weekend trip to NOLA and thought it was lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful, the yarn stock contains some real goodies (lots of Malabrigo and Koigu in particular), and my purchases were wrapped very nicely.

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by Wendy on Saturday, May 30 2009 at 07:38PM PDT

I sure hate it when the first post about a shop is as vitriolic as that one. Jeez, you visited the shop in 2001 and you have to blast her here? Maybe your comments lack something in timely relevance. I'm glad for all the other posts, can't wait to see this shop!

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by Jackie Reed on Wednesday, May 27 2009 at 05:50PM PDT

I caled with a question and Jill was the most pleasant and helpful person I have ever talked to. She was very nice. Iwould do business with her at any opportunity.

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by Melinda Hughey on Tuesday, May 19 2009 at 08:31PM PDT

This store - and its personnel - so impressed me, I have listed them on my Girlfriend Favorites page on my website! I love this store and swing through everytime I'm in the Quarter (which is pretty often). Their selection is amazing and the atmosphere is wonderful! I highly recommend!
Melinda Hughey

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by Anonymous on Sunday, Mar 29 2009 at 03:15AM PDT

I visited the store march 21st/ had a great time. Small store, beautiful yarn, good variety of needles. The biggest asset though were the ladies that worked there we, 3 of us, were treated like old friends. It made a good trip even better. The lady last year (the first comment)must have caught them on a bad day, or it has changed hands. We were treated like customers that dropped by a couple times a week like old friends. We really enjoyed the store
Carol S

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by Anonymous on Saturday, Mar 28 2009 at 08:27AM PDT

My daughter lives in New Orleans. She has shopped here pre and post Katrina. I went there once (post-Katrina) and saw a lovely selection of yarn. My daughter said that they have been helpful to her as a beginning knitter.

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by Anonymous on Friday, Mar 06 2009 at 02:05PM PST

The yarn selection is delicious, the owner/managers gracious, and the dog kept my family from getting impatient. And then my purchases were wrapped so carefully and beautifully! I visit the shop every time I'm in New Orleans. However, 'hurry' is a word best left outside the door, because there's no such thing inside.

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by scully on Thursday, Feb 12 2009 at 02:57AM PST

Very tempting store. The shop-dog was also quite graciuos!

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Dec 09 2008 at 05:04PM PST

I agree with anonymous; the owner and her staff have been nothing but kind and gracious. And I did keep them well past their closing hour, choosing a new project for my flight home the next day!

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by Anonymous on Tuesday, Sep 02 2008 at 01:51PM PDT

My sister and I go to New Orleans every summer and have been to this wonderful store the last two times and each time it has been a wonderful experience. Such friendly and helpful ladies! I can't wait to go again!

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by Anonymous on Wednesday, Aug 06 2008 at 12:57PM PDT

I am very surprised at maddygreen's experience. I love and often frequent Quarter Stitch, and the lovely ladies that work there have been nothing but kind and helpful. I often spend more time there than I plan just chatting it up, and discussing knitting projects. I love the store and the workers!

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by Anonymous on Monday, Jun 16 2008 at 04:56PM PDT

They've been incredibly helpful when I've been there shopping for needlepoint, and I've seen the women who work there helping knitters get themselves out of trouble with their yarn. It's first on my NOLA list to visit, after the Palace Cafe and Desire!

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by Anonymous on Saturday, May 10 2008 at 09:20AM PDT

Hi..You very kindly saved a ball of beautiful aqua yarn for me whne I was there in March. I've knitted the sweater, and won't need the yarn. Thanks very much
Judy Hammond

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by maddygreen on Monday, Mar 31 2008 at 11:29PM PDT

I will NEVER forget my one visit to this store. I was in NOLA in 2001 to drve my son to college at Tulane. I only had a day or two to stay, and researched places to visit ahead of time. I literally ran through the Quarter to get there well before she closed and breathed a deep sigh of relief when the knob turned and I stepped in. The shop keeper had been facing the back of the shop and was on the phone, but rapidly turned around to snap angrily, "We're CLOSED!!" Flabbergasted, I pointed out it was still 25 minutes before her posted closing time. She bared her teeth at me! "The register is CLOSED OUT; COME BACK TOMORROW!!" Um, yeah. As IF.

I had a better experience with Connie in Metiarie, RIP. If you've ever heard of HER reputation, put that in your pipe and smoke it!

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