New York Line by Line Fabrics

The City Quilter in NYC has just come out with two new prints that pay tribute to their hometown, called “New York Line by Line — Day” and “New York Line by Line — Night.” These black-and-white designs join three other NYC-themed prints that they produced in the past. The drawings are by German artist Robinson, aka Werner Kruse, who recorded the city in meticulous line drawings in the 1960s (The City Quilter also has a whole book on Robinson’s New York drawings available here). So even if you have no affinity with New York, I bet you’ll like the vintage Saul Steinberg-esque quality of the designs.

The City Quilter’s owner, Dale Riehl, sent me fat quarters of each of the prints, and they’re so cool looking. I was throwing them everywhere around my messy office trying to get a good angle for the photos, and realized that you guys probably could also use a dose of cute baby. Sorry for the clashing fabrics, but don’t you think sleeping babies are better than using quarters or rulers to show print scale? I think I’m on to something here.

New York – Line by Line fabrics can be purchased online here.


  1. Jen says:

    That’s one cute little dude! Oh, and the fabric is great too :) .

  2. anna says:

    love the fabric, but the sleeping babe is too precious!

  3. Holly says:

    I love your new “scale indicator” he is super cute!

  4. Sue says:

    This definitely wins the award for “Most creative use of a sleeping baby”. Very cute. Just love the way they sleeve with their hands up.

  5. Kim says:

    Oh Sue, thanks, but that credit would go to Mila’s Daydreams by a zillion miles! — most of the pictures are gone from the blog because there is a book in the works: When My Baby Dreams.

  6. Kim says:


    Don’t awake the little one watching over the New York Skyline!