Love crafting and quilting? In the Hudson Valley, these shops help locals get crafty with a wide variety of hobby essentials. Plus, many of them offer workshops and events to educate and foster connection in the community.
As a place to learn, create, and explore, Beetle + Fred is a fabric store that caters to garment sewers and modern quilters of all abilities and ages. The calendar of events is packed with creative goodness for all ages, with classes offered to facilitate creative endeavors. Some classes currently being offered include afterschool machine sewing for ages eight and up, quilting basics, and crocheting.
The Hudson Valley warehouse offers over 8,000 in-house, digitally printed fabric designs. The whimsical fabrics make for stunning designs throughout the year. Fabric choices consist of poplin, quilting cotton, linen cotton canvas and rayon, and jersey knits (with organic options available). Hawthorne Supply Co. is owned by husband-and-wife duo Charlie and Lindsay, who are honored to bring their passion to the Hudson Valley.
The fabrics are block-printed in India by hand using natural dyes and pure, organic cotton. This process does not disrupt the environment or the lifestyle of the village in which it is made. Imperfections are part of the beauty of these fabrics, and every bolt has subtle color and pattern variations. There is a wide selection of textiles for the home (such as bedding, pillows, and curtains), as well as an ample variety of fabric.
Check out all that is in store at this one-stop shop for your sewing and quilting needs. Peruse over 3,000 bolts of quilter’s cotton, batik, flannel, and cork, or explore patterns, notions, and threads. Pfaff machines, Baby Lock sewing machines, embroidery and serging machines are also available for purchase for your next project. Classes, private lessons, machine repairs, and professional cleanings are offered to help your creative journey run smoothly, no matter your experience level.
If you’re looking to start a new hobby and are in need of fabric or thread, The Village Fabric Shoppe has you covered. With beautifully curated supplies, the shop makes it easy to find anything from sustainable goods to reclaimed options for your next project. Finished vintage and contemporary quilts are also available for sale if you crave a unique piece to add to your home. To top it all off, classes, clubs, and workshops are available to help you advance in your craft and learn new skills.
Owner Valerie offers longarm quilting services, so your custom quilt will be just as you envision. The first step in the process is to fill out an online request form. If you’re feeling stumped about the design you desire for your quilt, Valerie is happy to discuss options with you. After filling out the form, prep for quilting by making sure your quilt top and backage are ready to load and quilt. From there, mail or drop off your quilt. Also check out the Etsy shop to purchase quilt patterns.
Up-Stitch is a nonprofit that collects fabric, yarn, and sewing materials to sell back to the community at an affordable price. This is also an effort to promote environmental awareness and facilitate creativity. The re-circulating-forward mission brings unique fabrics to Up-Stitch, providing the perfect inspiration for any project.