Ithaca Fabric Shops

Ithaca Fabric Shops

Post by Debbie Shar » Wed, 03 May 1995 04:00:00



A friend is traveling to the Ithaca area.  Anyone know of any nice
quilt/fabric shops to visit?  Thanks!
 
 
 

Ithaca Fabric Shops

Post by mahl.. » Thu, 04 May 1995 04:00:00


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> A friend is traveling to the Ithaca area.  Anyone know of any nice
> quilt/fabric shops to visit?  Thanks!

Hi, I'm Pattie, and I might be the person you're looking for.  If your friend
is comming from Potsdam, you have some rather nice shops right on Route 11
between Canton and Potsdam.  If you travel into Watertown, there are two
Joanne Fabrics and their Ames Dept. Stores also sell fabric.  I do bet that
the craft houses/shops between Canton & Potsdam have some very nice quilts.
I've been dying to go into these places, but whenever we pass through the
places are always closed.  I currently live in Oneonta, my parents live in
Watertown, I went to college in Canton, and my in-laws live in Malone, thus, I

my address & phone if you want to know where these places are in detail.
..............PATTIE

 
 
 

Ithaca Fabric Shops

Post by p.. » Fri, 05 May 1995 04:00:00



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> A friend is traveling to the Ithaca area.  Anyone know of any nice
> quilt/fabric shops to visit?  Thanks!

There are several within a one-hour radius of Ithaca, if that helps.
Homespun Boutique is right on the Ithaca Commons.  I've been a few times
but the emphasis there is on yarns.  Fabric selection is intriguing but
very limited.  

One is The Village Sampler in Big Flats.  Route 13 to Route 17, C***St.
Exit 49.  It's on C***St., but I don't have the exact number.  That is
about a 30-40 minute drive.  Country Store in Gang MIlls (on the "main
drag" I'm told) is in the same area  (607 936-8945).  

There's also a fairly new store in Trumansburg, a short drive up the west
side of the lake.  Willow Tree Fabrics:  nice solids, not too much in the
way of notions.  Interesting fabrics from Latin America, if you're
interested in something unique.  It's on the main street in Trumansburg.  

Grandmother's Thimble (29 Kattelville Rd. Binghamton (607 648-9009  800
646-9009)  is actually in Chenango Bridge.  I haven't been there since the
business was sold late last year but last time I visited it was very nice.
Great selection, helpful staff.  

People swear by the Strawberry Patch Calico Shop in Columbia Crossroads, PA
(717 549-6111), although I've never been.  Supposed to be the greatest.

I include phone numbers so your friend can call and get directions, hours,
and so on.  Too bad she didn't come 6 months ago.  We had a great little
shop in Varna that closed in January.  Sure, we have Joanns but hardly the
same quality, service, and selection.  [Sigh.]

Pam

 
 
 

Ithaca Fabric Shops

Post by p.. » Sat, 06 May 1995 04:00:00


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> A friend is traveling to the Ithaca area.  Anyone know of any nice
> quilt/fabric shops to visit?  Thanks!

I visit a fabric shop in the Commons, a pedestrian mall in the center
of town, when I visit Ithaca from Pittsburgh.  Last time I went,
I wasn't quilting, so I don't specifically remember quilting fabric, but
they did have cottons.  It's expensive, but fun at least to look around.  
I don't know the name, but the Commons isn't that big.

Polly

 
 
 

Ithaca Fabric Shops

Post by Leonard Kapl » Mon, 08 May 1995 04:00:00


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> A friend is traveling to the Ithaca area.  Anyone know of any nice
>> quilt/fabric shops to visit?  Thanks!

If travelling thru Syracuse to get to Ithaca, there is a Ben Franklin
crafts in Cicero, a RAG Shop in North Syracuse and JoAnn Fabrics in
Syracuse and Liverpool...
-Susan