fabric stores in New York

fabric stores in New York

Post by sand » Thu, 24 Jan 2002 09:10:44



I will be in New York in the next few days and was keen on finding out
fabric stores in the city and where exactly is the garment district!
thanks!
sandra
 
 
 

fabric stores in New York

Post by j. gingo » Sat, 26 Jan 2002 06:05:58


Sandra--I live in Westchester, so am not a big expert on Manhattan
quilt stores, but there is one called  City Quilter at 157 West 24th
Street
(located between 6th & 7th Avenues). Tel:212-807-0390
Their website is www.cityquilter.com. The Garment District is on the
west side in the 30s, but I don't know of any good fabric stores
there. If you are down around Greenwich Village, there's a  little
store on the corner of Spring and Mulberry called Handloom Batiks, I
think, which has nice Indian batiks and some silks--but don't make a
special trip without calling her first, as she's sometimes away at
shows and the store is closed. The strange thing about New York  city
is that, despite its supposedly being the center of the garment
industry, there are very few good fabric sources for quilting (that I
know of, anyway). Around here, people get together and go on quilting
expeditions to Pennsylvania, and I buy a lot of my fabric through mail
order.
There is, however, supposedly a fabulous button store in Manhattan. I
haven't been there yet, but  it 's probably in the yellow pages.  Have
a wonderful time in our fair city. Don't forget to take a peek at the
gorgeously restored Grand Central Terminal, and if you're into books,
go visit the New York Public Library on 5th  Ave and 42nd St--you
start at the top (3rd) floor and work your way down--fabulous rooms
and exhibits and all for free--plus a gift shop. It's a great place
that most tourists don't think to go to. well--sorry i went on like
this, but I LOVE New York
--jeanette
Quote:
> I will be in New York in the next few days and was keen on finding out
> fabric stores in the city and where exactly is the garment district!
> thanks!
> sandra


 
 
 

fabric stores in New York

Post by <ell.. » Sat, 26 Jan 2002 22:16:22


Hi,

Just start out on 42 or 43 Sts. in NYC bet. 6th Ave. and 8th Ave.  There are
a number of stores selling all different kinds of fabric.  I don't know how
the prices stand up but if you're looking for it, that's the place.  When I
was there, I had no idea of what I was looking for so I was completely
overwhelmed.  Hope this helps.  Hope you get to site see as well.  The
weather has been great.

ellieg


Quote:
> Sandra--I live in Westchester, so am not a big expert on Manhattan
> quilt stores, but there is one called  City Quilter at 157 West 24th
> Street
> (located between 6th & 7th Avenues). Tel:212-807-0390
> Their website is www.cityquilter.com. The Garment District is on the
> west side in the 30s, but I don't know of any good fabric stores
> there. If you are down around Greenwich Village, there's a  little
> store on the corner of Spring and Mulberry called Handloom Batiks, I
> think, which has nice Indian batiks and some silks--but don't make a
> special trip without calling her first, as she's sometimes away at
> shows and the store is closed. The strange thing about New York  city
> is that, despite its supposedly being the center of the garment
> industry, there are very few good fabric sources for quilting (that I
> know of, anyway). Around here, people get together and go on quilting
> expeditions to Pennsylvania, and I buy a lot of my fabric through mail
> order.
> There is, however, supposedly a fabulous button store in Manhattan. I
> haven't been there yet, but  it 's probably in the yellow pages.  Have
> a wonderful time in our fair city. Don't forget to take a peek at the
> gorgeously restored Grand Central Terminal, and if you're into books,
> go visit the New York Public Library on 5th  Ave and 42nd St--you
> start at the top (3rd) floor and work your way down--fabulous rooms
> and exhibits and all for free--plus a gift shop. It's a great place
> that most tourists don't think to go to. well--sorry i went on like
> this, but I LOVE New York
> --jeanette

> > I will be in New York in the next few days and was keen on finding out
> > fabric stores in the city and where exactly is the garment district!
> > thanks!
> > sandra