Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Not quantity. QUALITY

While there are lots of bargains and good deals to be found in the fabric and notions stores, not everyone is looking to haggle, dig through disorganized piles of goods, or question fiber content.  

If quality and effective time management is your goal, there is a new map I've made especially for you.  While three of the eighteen stores listed on the map are located outside of the district's borders, all are still within a painless Manhattan cab ride.

I have named it the "Best of the Best", and it lists the best stores and resources for quality-oriented shoppers, with descriptions of the strengths of each entry.


  1. Do you have a map with places that sell remnants? For example, sample fabric or bins of 3 yards or less.

    P.s. I recently purchased a few of your maps.

  2. Remnants are not really offered on an organized way in the district. Some stores offer rand boxes of leftovers you may purchase, but you will likely be met with a blank stare if you ask that question directly. Generally speaking, you can negotiate the price of a small quantity of fabric which represents the last of a bolt, but that is on a case-by-case basis. Boxes of remnants can be found at Day to Day, Leather Suede Skins, Paron Fabrics, and others. Establishing a good rapport with the staff is helpful for those opportunities, too!


I welcome and encourage your comments. Please note that I do reserve the right to delete any comment I deem inappropriate for any reason whatsoever without consent.