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Date: 12/19/13 6:13 PM

I will have an hour or two in the garment district. Where should I go? I really only purchase stretch fabric jerseys cotton or poly. I really could use tshirt fabric must pick up serger thread and sewing machine thread.

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Date: 12/19/13 6:40 PM

B&J's is my favorite these days. They have a really great selection of the knits you are looking for, good light, and and really good customer service. Prices are not rock-bottom but fair., and the quality is really good They don't carry thread, but many of the good fabric stores in NY don't.
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Date: 12/19/13 8:01 PM

My all around favorite is Metro Textiles. Kashi has a great variety of knits right now (and always). He is really helpful and his prices are low.
I was just there today :-)

And last week as well

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Date: 12/19/13 8:32 PM

Quote: Ahuva
My all around favorite is Metro Textiles. Kashi has a great variety of knits right now (and always). He is really helpful and his prices are low.

I was just there today :-)



And last week as well

OK. I'm jealous.

I'm in Denver... it's a fabric wasteland here unless you're looking for quilting cotton or flannel.

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Date: 12/20/13 0:47 AM

Last time I was at New York Elegant Fabrics, they had a lot of solid cotton knits (but no white or black). I'm sure the selection changes all the time, but at the time I wrote this review. http://sewing.patternreview.com/review/store/2332
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Date: 12/20/13 8:00 AM

Spandex World is one of my favorites for knit jersey. Be sure to go upstairs as well.
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Date: 12/20/13 6:35 PM

It depends on how much you want to spend and the fibers you are looking for. I don't like Metro all that much because there are so many poly knits which I don't wear. I do sew a great many knits and
I find Mood is a good all around place and they have a lovely selection of knits in all fibers. If you only have a few hours it's a good choice.
If you really want a good deal on thread I'd mail order it from Wawak. They frequently have sales on thread and the prices are very good. Better than I've found in the Garment District.

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Date: 12/20/13 11:21 PM

I was just in the garment district the beginning of this week. Mood has the best variety of fabrics. I was not looking for knits so can't help you there but must say the staff at Paron's was great and so were the prices. Don't miss all the lights and decorations at Bryant Park and Rockefeller Center if you are still in the city at night.

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Date: 12/29/13 8:50 PM

I live in NYC and I frequent Metro, Mood and Paron's, and occasionally B&J. I haven't been to Spandex World in a little while.
Metro (37th betw 7th and 8th) - be prepared to poke around! The prices are good, $6/yd -$8/yd for most stretch fabrics. Kashi has some rayon but as another poster wrote, most are poly.

Paron's (39th betw 7th and 8th) selection of stretch fabrics okay. If you do go, do a search for it on Groupon - there's a deal there, $20 for a $40 coupon, $40 for a $100 coupon.

Mood (37th betw 7th and 8th) is fantastic. I try not to go there because it makes my little head spin.

For large spools of thread, there is Daytona Trimmings, on 39th between 7th and 8th. There is at least one other newer notions store on that block, same side of the street.
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Date: 12/29/13 9:36 PM

I'll be in NYC tomorrow for a day of fabric shopping. Adding B&J to my list.

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