Links

Many quilt organizations, supply services, artists, teachers, authors, and individuals intersted in the art and craft of quilting now have their own Internet presence with fantastic websites and/or blogs. It's a very exciting time for quilting, quilters and quilt guilds!

Because there are now so many wonderful independent online resources, we no longer publish a specific collection of hand-picked links.

We suggest you use your favorite Internet search function.

Happy surfing!

Empire Quilters Supporters

The following companies are generous supporters of Empire Quilters. We appreciate their contributions, and their donations of fabric, services and supplies. Every donation helps our guild produce quilts for those in need, and helps us further the art of quiltmaking in our community.


Banksville

Banksville Designer Fabrics
115 New Canaan Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850
Web: banksvilledesignerfabrics.com


Fairfield
P.O. Box 1157
88 Rose Hill Ave
Danbury, CT 06813
Web: fairfieldworld.com


The City Quilter
133 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212-807-0390
Email: info@cityquilter.com
Web: cityquilter.com


Mile Square Fabric Studio

600 Palisade Avenue, Studio 212

Union City, NJ 07087

Tel:  201-325-0011

Web:  www.milesquarefabricstudio.com

 

If you or your company would like support Empire Quilters in its mission of providing quilts for charities, and in furthing the art of quiltmaking in our community, please contact contact us. We will welcome your participation!

 

Shopping in Manhattan

The following is a sampling of the many wonderful fabric and embellishment stores in Manhattan. You will find other enticing stores along the way — go in and explore! You may not always find bargains, but you are guaranteed a visual feast, and will find unusual, exotic and beautiful selections. Shops are included on this list because they were recommended by at least one quilter.

Operating hours for all of these establishment vary occasionally from their normal posted hours, so be sure to call ahead — especially if you are making a special trip. Their hours vary from season to season, and for religious and national holidays. They also sometimes vary at the whim of the owner. Enjoy your expedition!

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Storefront Shop Information Neighborhood [specialties]
Artistic Ribbon
22 West 21st St, 3rd Floor
(between 5th and 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10010

212-255-4224
artisticribbon.com
Flatiron[ribbons]

Friendly. Mostly large quantity purchasing.


Ayazmoon Fabric
214B W 39th Street
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-869-3315
Garment District [fabric, silks]

B & J Fabrics
525 Seventh Ave, 2nd Floor
(between 38 & 39th St)
New York, NY 10018

212-354-8150
bandjfabrics.com
Garment District[fabric, silks]

A favorite store, with an extensive collection of a great variety of fabrics.


B & Q Trimmings
210 West 38th Street
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-398-0988
shinetrim.com
Garment District[embellishments, bridal accessories, trimmings]

Wonderful selection of unique trimmings, laces, and bridal accessories.


Beads of Paradise
16 E. 17th Street
(between 5th Ave. & Broadway)
New York, NY 10003

212-620-0642
beadsofparadisenyc.com
Union Square[Embellishments, beads, silks ]

Beautiful silks, beads, embellishments, dolls, folk srts and southeast asian artifacts


Beads World
1384 Broadway
(between 37th and 38th Streets)
New York, NY 10018

212-302-1199
beadsworldusa.com
Garment District [beads]

Beckenstein Fashion Fabrics
257 West 39th Street
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-475-6666
www.FabricCzar.com
Garment District[men's fabric]

Beautiful collection of shirt fabrics, as well as wool. Very fun place to visit.


Belraf Fabrics
159 Orchard St
(near Houston & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10002

212-505-2106 belraffabrics.com
Lower East Side

Various textiles: Tie & silk remnants, leather, lace, muslin & 54" cotton.


The City Quilter
133 West 25th Street
(between 6 and 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10001

212-807-0390
cityquilter.com
Near F.I.T.[Fabrics, books, notions, classes ]

A mandatory stop for quilting visitors. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly staff, and gorgeous fabrics. You’ll find the newest fabric collections and recently-published books. Many classes.


Daytona Braids & Trimmings
251 West 39th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-354-1713
Garment District [trimmings, embellishments]

Fabric for Less
239 West 39th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-391-7504
Garment District [fabric]

Harry Zarin Fabric Warehouse
314-318 Grand Street
(between Orchard & Allen)
New York, NY 10002

212-925-6112
zarinfabrics.com
Lower East Side[upholstery fabric]

Home decor fabrics: drapery and upholstery


Hyman Hendler & Sons
21 West 38th Street
(between 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-840-8393
hymanhendler.com
Garment District [ribbons, tassels]

Kaarta Imports & Exports
121 W 125th St
(between Lennox & 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10027

212-866-5190
Harlem

Wide selection of imported cottons plus mud cloth, Kente and ready to wear garments.


Lace Star
215 W 40th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-840-0555
lacestar.com
Garment District[fabric, lace]

Lace, lace, lace, fabric, and more lace!


Leather Impact
256 West 38th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-302-2332
leatherimpact.com
Garment District[leather]

Leather of all kinds, colors and sizes.


Les Toiles Du Soleil
261 W 19th St
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011

212-229-4730
lestoilesdusoleilnyc.com
Garment District[leather]

High quality French fabrics including duck cloth in bright clear colors, bolts 72". Custom home decor and ready to wear.


M & J Trimming
1008 Sixth Ave
(between 37 & 38th Street)
New York, NY 10018

212-391-6200
mjtrim.com
Garment District[trimmings]

A candy store for embellishments! Incredible variety of ribbons, braids, etc, displayed in a brightly lit, friendly atmosphere, with helpful sales associates.


Mokuba New York
137 West 38th Street
(between 7th and Broadway)
New York, NY 10018

212-869-8900
mokubany.com
Garment District[ribbons, trimmings]

Ribbons galore.


Mood Designer Fabrics
225 West 37th Street,
3rd Floor
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-730-5003
moodfabrics.com
Garment District[fabric]

Assorted fabrics


N Y Elegant
222 West 40th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-302-4980
Garment District[fabric]

Cotton prints including calico; imported European fabrics. Will mail swatches.


Panda Thread / Trading
247 West 38th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-302-9434
zipperbank.com
Garment District[thread]

Large and small spools of name brand threads.


Paron Fabrics
(Paron West, & Paron Annex)
206 West 40th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-768-3266
paronfabrics.com
Garment District[fabric]

Two stores in one. the annex has half-price merchandise.


PS Fabrics
359 Broadway
(between Franklin & Leonard)
New York, NY 10013

212-226-1534
TriBeCa

Wide selection of fabrics, including cottons, notions and trimmings


Purl Patchwork
459 Broome St
(between Greene & Mercer)
New York, NY 10013

212-420-8798
purlsoho.com
SoHo[quilting fabric]

A gem of a store for quilters, and a welcome addition to shopping in SoHo. A small, but very fine selection collection of quilting fabric. There is a sister store a few doors down specializing in yarn and knitting.


Rosen & Chadick Fabrics
561 Seventh Ave
(2nd & 3rd floor)
(at 40th Street)
New York, NY 10018

212-869-0142
rosenandchadickfabrics.com
Garment District[fabric]

Designer, natural, and theatrical fabrics (expensive). Large selection.


Spandex House
263 West 38th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-354-6711
spandexhouse.com
Garment District[stretchy fabric]

The bright colors and sparkly fabrics are enough reason to visit this fascinating shop.


Sposabella Lace
252 West 40th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-354-4729
sposabellalace.com
Garment District[lace]

Bridal lace, fabrics, beads and trimmings.


Steinlauf and Stoller Inc
239 West 39th St
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-302-4465
steinlaufandstoller.com
Garment District[notions]

Notions, threads, zippers, elastic, snaps, shoulder pads, craft tools


Tender Buttons
143 East 62nd Street
(between Lexington & 3rd Ave)
New York, NY 10021

212-758-7004
tenderbuttons-nyc.com
Upper East Side[buttons]

Adorable shop, with exquisite buttons presented in a relaxed and charming setting. Stop in the shop if you are looking for a special button, or if you are in the neighborhood.


Tinsel Trading
1 West 37th Street
(between 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-730-1030
tinseltrading.com
Garment District [embellishments]

Toho Shoji
990 Sixth Ave
(between 36 & 37th Streets)
New York, NY 10018

212-868-7465
tohoshoji-ny.com
Garment District [Embellishments, beads]

Yara African Fabrics
2 West 125th Street
(at 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10027

212-289-3842 yaraafricanfabrics.com
Harlem[African fabrics]

Wide selection of imported cottons plus Kente, mud cloth, tie-dye, wax prints.


York Novelty Import
10 West 37th Street
(between 5th & 6th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

212-594-7040
yorkbeads.com
Garment District [beads, trimmings]

See Also: www.fashioncenter.com — a comprehensive listing of stores in the Garment District. The stores are by no means strictly quilting-related, but you might find something of interest for your projects.

Acknowledgements: Many people contributed to this listing, and we are grateful for every piece of advice. Special thanks to Myrna Williams and Sandra Cain, Paula Nadelstern of paulanadelstern.com, Threads Magazine (website: threadsmagazine.com), and the staff of The City Quilter cityquilter.com.

We encourage active participation by fellow quilters to help maintain and improve this listing. Please send your suggestions and comments to contact us.

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