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.

Marcus Fabrics

PVH,Philips Van Heusen

Liberty London

American Genius designers of  Nick and Nora

Aurifil Thread



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!

This listing is available in PDF format  
To download/print the PDF version, click: ›› PRINT MANHATTAN STORES

Storefront Shop Information Neighborhood [specialties]
Ayazmoon Fabric
214 W 39th Street
(between 7th and 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10018

Garment District [fabric, silks]


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

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

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

Union Square[Embellishments, beads, silks ]

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

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

Garment District[men's fabric]

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



 The City Quilter


Online Store 


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

Garment District [trimmings, embellishments]




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

Lower East Side[upholstery fabric]

Home decor fabrics: drapery and upholstery

Hyman Hendler & Sons     142 West 38th Street           New York, NY 10018 


Garment District [ribbons, tassels]


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


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


Keaton Fabrics       

150 W 28th Street Upstairs, Suite 804



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

Garment District[fabric, lace]

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

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

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

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.

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


Garment District fabric

Assorted Fabrics





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

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

Garment District[thread]

Large and small spools of name brand threads


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

Garment District[stretchy fabric]

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

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

Garment District[notions]

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


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

Garment District [Embellishments, beads]


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

Harlem[African fabrics]

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


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, Threads Magazine (website:, and the staff of The City Quilter

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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