Fabric shops in New York

I’ve been meaning for sometime now to compile a reference place for all of the New York quilty-fabricy-cool stuff-posts from past visits. So for anyone who might be planning a trip. here is a list of quilt and fabric related shops in New York City.
Here they are. Enjoy.

The comments on this post (and the above posts themselves) have some more great suggestions if your a quilty-sewey kind of person planning a trip to NYC. And this isn’t the “be all end all” list of great sewy places to visit – just some of the ones I’ve visited. Please feel free to add any others that are your favorites as well. Links too, if you want. The more the better. Because maybe I’ll go again!

Here are posts for fabric shopping in London and Paris as well.


  1. says

    On one visit, we did an "Enchanted" visit of Central Park, going to all the sites in the big musical number. Our kids (and I) loved it!

  2. says

    City Quilter, not as "pretty" as Purl Soho, but wonderful, and now they have a quilt museum/gallery attached.

  3. says

    What a fabulous resource you've provided. I have bookmarked this post and one day I hope I get to use it. This is a great idea.

  4. says

    showing us those photos is like dangling a chocolate bar in front of me. It makes me drool. Looks like so much fun!<br />80&#39;s sound good to me! We had 104 about 3 weeks ago!

  5. says

    Good choice. I&#39;m in upstate NY and the heat was brutal! It was too hot to go outside! And it would have been a lot worse in the city. Sticky gum on the sidewalk, and stinky!

  6. says

    What great suggestions – LOVE Pearl River – but I&#39;ve always shopped only online – would love to see the store….fun, fun places to go.

  7. says

    Thanks for sharing! I stayed up til midnight last night looking up this very sort of thing for my next trip to NYC in December. I discovered your blog today (via pinterest), and was so glad I discovered this post! Purl Soho and M&amp;J were already on my list – excited to be adding a few more! Thanks :)

    • says

      Thanks so much for the recommendation – I did go in B&amp;Q this last time I was there. It is a great resource and you were right. The people working there were very friendly and helpful. There were some trim shops in the Fabric District where I felt nervous to ask for help, this was the friendliest staff I came across. Great selection too!

  8. says

    I am embarrassed to say that I live in New York (on Long Island) and worked in Manhattan for 26 years but never went to any of these places. Shame on me! I don&#39;t have any sewing/quilting soulmates locally who share my passion. My sister and mentor lives in Idaho, so I&#39;ve been to a few sewing/quilting stores out there. Thank you for the tips! I need to be a tourist in my own town more

  9. says

    Just went to Kinokuniya – a Japanese book store on 6th Ave across from Bryant Park. They have a nice selection of regular quilt and other crafts in English on the main level. The lower level has a great selection of craft and sewing books in Japanese – they are expensive but I found some beautiful books I just had to have (quilting, bag making, crochet and embroidery). There were also knitting

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