Tuesday, January 4, 2011

It's Giveaway Time for STGD Readers, Thanks to Guide Fabrics

Guide Fabrics at 262 W. 38th Street is a great source for linings and interlinings.

On my way to getting some buttonholes made at Jonathan Embroidery, I stopped in at Guide Fabrics in the Garment District recently. If you're looking for linings, interlinings or muslin, this store is an excellent wholesale and retail source. They have a huge assortment of all kinds of linings in all colors--bemberg, silks, acetates, twills, organzas, cottons, quilted linings and more. Interlinings include Thinsulate, hymo, batting, fusible and non-fusible tricots; specialty fabrics Guide stocks include twill pocketing, bonded leather, canvas, etc. Their retail prices are very reasonable, and the more you buy the more you can negotiate the price. The sales staff is helpful and will bring out color cards to get you that perfect match. (Tip: Go in with a friend or two and divvy up a bolt of muslin; you could end up getting the firmer grade of muslin for just $1.50 to $2.00 a yard, depending on the type of muslin.)

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
To celebrate Guide Fabrics' fifty years of business in the Garment District, owner Thomas Loverdi gave Shop the Garment District three yards of muslin to give away to one lucky reader. Readers, this is the good stuff, in a weight perfect to muslin-up a jacket, coat or structured dress. To enter this giveaway, all you need to do is 1) become a Google Follower of this web site, and 2) leave a comment on this post by Jan. 9, 2011, 12 pm EST indicating you'd like to be entered. One winner will be chosen at random; the winner will be announced here next week. Good luck, and congratulations to Guide Fabrics on celebrating fifty years of business!

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111 Comments:

At January 4, 2011 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I am a follower and I would love to win this fabric. Thanks for the offering!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

Sign me up! I can always use some good muslin, I've only got the cheapo stuff left, so I keep avoiding it...

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger AmeliaSews said...

I'd love to see what good muslin is like. Please sign me up.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:26 AM , Blogger NancyDaQ said...

Following, please add me to the muslin giveaway. Thx.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I just started using muslin in the past 2 years - it has made a tremendous difference in my finished product, so I would like to be entered.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Blogger Teresa said...

I had a chance last year to get two yards of some good muslin. It was perfect for draft fitting jeans. I'm drape designing for the first time and could use some good muslin.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Laurasj said...

This follower sure does wish she lived in NY, if only for the shopping!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:13 AM , Blogger Elaray said...

I'd love to take a chance for the muslin. sign me up

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:54 AM , Blogger LIKC said...

Please sign me up for the give away. I'll find a way to rationalize new fabric despite my resolution to sew from stash as much as possible. I use cheap muslin all the time. I'd love to see what good muslin is like.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 11:18 AM , Blogger Nancy K said...

Sign me up of course. I'd love to compare it to the bolt I buy at Joann's. Plus I can always use muslin!
BTW are you going to make a list of all the stores you cover? or have you and I am missing it?

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:03 PM , Anonymous Toby Wollin said...

I'm in! Good to find a new (to me) source!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:05 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I'm a follower. I'm so jealous of all the wonderful fabric options that are available in NYC!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Blogger annie said...

Carried your recommendations w/ me to Gar. Dist. in July. The best. Would love to win some excellent quality muslin.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 12:56 PM , Blogger a little sewing said...

thanks for the detailed info on what is sold at Guide. I am using lots of muslin lately and it sure would be nice to have a whole bolt of it, especially at those prices. That's only a little more than I paid in Korea.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Bonnie O. said...

What a great giveaway! I love reading your posts and I am now officially a follower.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM , Blogger BeckyMc said...

Sign me up! I'm not sure I've ever seen the "good stuff", let alone worked with it. Seattle is a sewing wasteland.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 2:09 PM , Blogger J.J. said...

Great giveaway. I'm a follower, and I would like to be entered in the contest.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 2:15 PM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

I have "21 Century Fabrics" on my list at that address. Do you know if "Guide Fabrics" is a new name for that store, or are there two fabric stores at that address?

I'll let the others have the chance at the muslin...I just wondered about that address & store name.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 3:31 PM , Blogger Rose said...

High quality muslin--I'd love to experience it.

thank you for the opportunity!

Rose in SV

 
At January 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM , Blogger Claire (aka Seemane) said...

I'm already a follower, but I bet due to international shipping costs being high (I live in London, UK) I'd not be in the running as a winner - however as the saying goes "Nothing ventured, nothing gained" :)!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM , Blogger Meg said...

QuiltB, no, it's not a new name for the store and I think they've been at that address for awhile. Not familiar with 21 Century Fabrics...

 
At January 4, 2011 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Daisy said...

50 years of business is a long time; they must be good. I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger The Ramseys said...

50 Years, I was 10 when they started. I would like to be entered in the giveaway.

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger Angela said...

Wahoo... how fun!! I would love to be part of the giveaway. Thanks so much!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM , Blogger Remnant said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to see what good quality muslin looks like. Winning this would give me that opportunity!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 7:32 PM , Anonymous QuiltB said...

On your Lindsay T Sews blog, in 2008 or 2009, I followed a link & printed a spreadsheet of someone's store listings. Top of the list is "21 Century Fabrics" at 262 W. 38th St., ground floor. If you go to Google Maps & use Street View, you can see that storefront & make out the sign that says "21st Century Fabrics." Hard to tell through the scaffolding in that picture if there's another separate store to the left of 21st Century. There's an open door and rolls of fabric, but I can't see another store name sign, or tell if that's one big store with two doors, or two separate stores. There's a photo crop there & reflections.

You can Google "21 Century Fabrics" and come up with a store at that address. It's after business hours in NYC or I'd call & check. I'd never heard of Guide Fabrics until this post. From your picture, it looks like a ground floor store at that address. In fact, I think I can see the front of the building across the street where Spandex House is at #263.

So the mystery of Guide & 21/21st Century being at the same address will have to wait til tomorrow to be further investigated with some calls.

Addresses are one of the things I find confusing about shopping in the Garment District. Unless you remember to look up, see a sign somewhere, or know exactly what level the store is, you don't always come across it while walking the sidewalks. Sometimes it's hard to tell where one little store ends & another begins, or if an address on a doorway will lead you right into a fabric store or into the lobby of an office building with a fabric store somewhere upstairs. I realize that's part of the GD's charm, but I've missed entire stores because I "blinked" as I walked past, or I didn't see a sign in an upper story window. There's also the issue of whether places are retail or wholesale or both, and if that's clearly marked outside. I've gone into places I didn't mean to that way...oops!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 8:15 PM , Blogger ~Ruth said...

I've never worked with good quality muslin but I sure would like the opportunity!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:09 PM , Blogger Ellen said...

I'd love to see what the good stuff looks like! And I'm a follower!

 
At January 4, 2011 at 9:50 PM , Blogger Karen said...

I am a follower and am sooooooo appreciative of your great info. Because of you my daughter-in-law and I are planning a trip to the garment district (we live in Florida so this is a big deal for us). We would not have done this had it not been for you and you great guidance. I would love to have the muslin. I did not know there were different grades. Sounds interesting. Again my sincere thanks for what you do for those of us on the outside looking in.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:05 AM , Blogger sharon said...

This sounds really great. I would love to get this.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:39 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win fabric! I'm so jealous that you get to visit such wonderful fabric stores on a regular basis.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:42 AM , Anonymous Margaret said...

I have never been to New York. I would love to go and buy fabric and other sewing goods as well as to see the other sites. I would love to win the different types of muslin. I love your blog, it is very inspirational.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:46 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never used muslin to make my muslins. I use whatever I have on hand. I would like to see how a muslin from muslin would work.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Blogger sewing spots said...

Me, too, for the muslin! I don't think I'll ever make it to NY to shop the district, but who knows? It's still fun to read about fabric shopping so I'm a follower now. Thanks!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:51 AM , Blogger BetsyV said...

Sign me up too!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:04 AM , Blogger Deb Cameron said...

Definitely following,never used the good stuff before :-)

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Sabrina said...

I am a follower, please sign me up!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:17 AM , Blogger Maiden Jane said...

I'm following! Thanks for the contest!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Blogger MelindaAlly said...

I'm following and would love the muslin.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:47 AM , Blogger Nettie said...

Ooh! Maybe if I had muslin, I would muslin ;o)
Thanks for the contest!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:49 AM , Blogger Joyce in NC said...

I am a follower. I'd love to have some of the good quality muslin. Please enter me in the drawing.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:52 AM , Blogger Sangeetha said...

I am following on google now and please enter me to the giveaway

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:02 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, count me in! I enjoy reading your tutorials and seeing your work.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Marci said...

How Generous of you! I have enjoyed reading your other blog and will have to check out this one!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Mary Beth said...

Ok, I don't live in NYC and I probably could get the same at Vogue Fabrics...but by golly, I'm going to support the District!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM , Blogger jacqui m. said...

I would like to enter for the drawing for the muslin. Thanks

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

DOnt know if international readers are included in this, but I follow with anticipation of a trip to NYC some time soon.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM , Blogger Unknown said...

The available sewing life makes me wish I lived in New York. Enter me anyway please.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM , Blogger Carmi Quillts said...

I read your blog whenever you post. Please put my name in the drawing. Thank you

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:17 AM , Blogger CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Please enter me for the drawing.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:31 AM , Blogger Maryissewfast said...

I'm a follower and would love an opportunity to win that muslin! Thanks!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

Color me green with envy - I wish shopping in NYC was closer to me. Please enter me. :-)

P.S. I wanted to comment on your coat lining post, but it was closed already. You did an awesome job!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:09 AM , Blogger Ira(TheCraftyDBA) said...

I follow both blogs. Please enter me into the drawing. Planning a trip to NY soon and the Garment District website will be my guide. :)

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:15 AM , Blogger Claire said...

As someone from a small town many hours from a decent fabric stores, sign me up! I'm going to tackle my first pair of pants this spring.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Bramblewood Fashion said...

I'm a follower. Please enter me.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Aunt Fluffy said...

I don't think I have 'good quality' muslin here...so enter me, as I want to find out!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Rachel said...

I just became a follower. Please enter me in the contest.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Nancy in A2 said...

Some day I'll make it to New York for fabric shopping.. In the meantime, I'd like the muslin.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 12:02 PM , Blogger Clio said...

I follow! And I love muslin! Sign me up, please!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Andrea said...

I'm now officially a follower -- Yay!!! and I'd love to be entered to win the muslin -- Double Yay!!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 12:36 PM , Blogger Anne said...

I'd love to win this!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 1:10 PM , Blogger Tanya said...

Great giveaway...especially for those of us in cities with slim fabric pickings! Count me in!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 1:31 PM , Blogger Gernella said...

I'd love to win this but I think postage might be a problem to UK (too much). Never mind I'll just enjoy myself reading your blog.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 1:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love some better muslin! I get by with the cheapo stuff, but would like to try something of better quality. Thank you for this blog- such a great resource as shopping in the garment district can get really overwhelming!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger donna said...

Count me in! I love your blogs!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Katie said...

I follow. Thanks for the great giveaway!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 2:22 PM , Blogger Ruta said...

I follow Your blog.
I would love to win this good quality muslin.
Please enter me. Great giveaway!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 3:51 PM , Blogger Anne said...

woo hoo! love following your blog and would love some muslin!!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger Sharon said...

Love following your blogs and to have some good quality muslin "Down Under" would be heaven.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 5:16 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

Since pants are a big part of my sewing goals for the year, good quality muslin would come in very handy! Thanks for the giveaway and your great blog(s).

 
At January 5, 2011 at 5:18 PM , Blogger Urs said...

i just subscr to this feed and would like to win...

 
At January 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM , Blogger angel66 said...

I would like to enter to win a chance. Thank u.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM , Blogger Patsy said...

Sign me up. maybe I'll get lucky this time since I didn't win the Mega Million Lottery !!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 6:08 PM , Blogger Rebecca said...

I'm a follower and I would love to sew with fine quality muslin. I've been wanting to make my first jacket.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 6:13 PM , Blogger mmb_bell74 said...

New follower...please enter me in your contest.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 6:37 PM , Blogger Colleen said...

I just became a follower and would love to enter the contest! Thanks!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:14 PM , Blogger flowergarden129 said...

I live in NYC, and am happy to know about this store! Hoping I win the giveaway of course, but I'll be there regardless. And, of course I'm now a follower.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM , Blogger *Staci* said...

I am a follower and would love to be entered in the giveaway. Thank you! :)

 
At January 5, 2011 at 7:28 PM , Blogger Vineta said...

I would love to see what good quality muslin is like. I have a jacket pattern that desperately needs to be muslined properly before I cut into the good stuff!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:07 PM , Blogger Heidi said...

I'm a follower and I'd love to be entered! I'm hoping to attempt to redo the lining in my wool coat based on your tutorial last week.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:09 PM , Blogger Tee said...

Count me in for the drawing...love both of your blogs!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi, I'm a follower and would love to win the muslin!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 8:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found this blog and look forward to reading it, love the garment district.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Patty said...

I' a folllower and enjoy your posting.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger BeccaA said...

Hi. I've been following your sewing blog and have now signed on to this one too. Please enter me in the drawing for the muslin. I look forward to learning where to shop when I visit the city.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:23 PM , Blogger Faye Lewis said...

I make LOTS of muslins and this would come in so handy. Please enter me in the drawing!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 10:25 PM , Blogger The Hojnackes said...

What a great giveaway!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:20 PM , Blogger Brenda said...

Oh, my! Lots of responses :D I'd like to add my name to the list. Thanks, I always enjoy your posts.

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:36 PM , Anonymous stacy said...

I think I forgot to enter this one - sign me up!!

 
At January 5, 2011 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Cathi said...

I've promised myself I'm going to do some sewing for me this year. Some good muslin would help with that!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 8:40 AM , Blogger SewPaula said...

Just became a follower though I'ver read your other blog for a long time. I'd love a chance at the muslin and to find out what good muslin is really like!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 10:21 AM , Blogger joen said...

Consider me entered into the muslin give away. I'm finding that making a muslin has become a must with when working with a new pattern.

 
At January 6, 2011 at 11:38 AM , Blogger Janice said...

I work five blocks away from the garment district and am there all the time during my lunch break. Please sign me up!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 2:43 PM , Blogger Thorup said...

What a great giveaway! I'm now a follower!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM , Blogger Janet said...

I'm so jealous but yet happy for you that you live near the Garment District. I'm in Idaho--wishing I was there. Some day.
I so appreciate your website--the hotel recommendations, the tips on using the post office on a daily basis to send your precious finds on their way home and great places for notions all in one place. And getting interfacing ironed on professionally! Be still my heart. Please don't stop. And if you want to send me muslin---I'll take it.!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 4:35 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Hope I win.

Thanks for all your posts!!

 
At January 6, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Blogger bubbygigi said...

I love to shop in the garment district but don't get to do it often. The last time I was there was two years ago when I purchased the fabric for my daughter's wedding gown, my gown, and flower girl dresses. I would appreciate good muslin since my project in the near future is to make a coat for myself. Gita

 
At January 7, 2011 at 12:03 AM , Blogger pcheainfo said...

Glad to read about this site of yours...I've been a reader of your other blog for a few years now. I'm now a follower here through google reader. Thanks for having the muslin giveaway.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Blogger Tifagirly said...

Please enter me into this muslin giveaway. Thanks for all your time and effort!

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:00 AM , Blogger Becky said...

I might be shooting myself in the foot--using really nice stuff might make me not want to touch the readily-available muslin at Joann's anymore! But I'm in. :)

 
At January 7, 2011 at 9:36 AM , Anonymous Alethia said...

This is great, enter me in the drawing!!!

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Mary Ann said...

Please enter my name...I would love to win!! LOL.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 2:40 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Please enter me in the muslin giveaway. I love your blogs.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger MAM said...

Love reading about the GD - oh to be in NYC! Would love the muslin - I too am limited to JoAnns or Hancocks unless I go to Mary Jos.

 
At January 7, 2011 at 10:06 PM , Blogger Beth said...

I would love to win the muslin stash. I received a serger for Christmas and want to expand my garment sewing skills. Thanks for all your sharing- i love the blog.

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:26 AM , Blogger Jessica said...

I would love to win!

 
At January 8, 2011 at 1:34 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd like to try that muslin!

 
At January 8, 2011 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Kathy said...

I would love to see a summary list of all the stores covered in the blog...great idea Nancy.

And Thank you Lindsay for putting so much effort into this blog. It's really great for those of us that don't live near NYC.

I would love to win the muslin.

 
At January 8, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Tina in Boston said...

I'd love to win some good muslin!

 
At January 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger lovelyai said...

Great giveaway! I am now a follower of your blog via GFC. Please enter me into the giveaway. Thanks!
ai_lotus[at]yahoo[dot]com

 
At January 9, 2011 at 10:08 PM , Blogger golden star said...

Thanks for creating this blog!

 

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