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  • Jill C. 3:04 pm on October 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Feathers, Lycra and flannel at Sampeng Lane 

    Wholesale flannel in pink, blue, green, yellow and white, at this counter at the intersection of Sampeng Lane and Maha Chak Road.

    Wholesale flannel in pink, blue, green, yellow and white, at this counter at the intersection of Sampeng Lane and Maha Chak Road.

    Today I will answer readers’ questions. See map at end of post for location of shops.

    • I’m looking for colored stretch cord, for jewelry. I’m wondering if they sell it in Sampeng Market?
      • I saw spools of stretch cord in green, yellow, lavendar, blue, pink and black at Loa Kwean for 85 baht per spool. 123-125-127 Rajchawong Road, Sampeng, Bangkok 10100.
      • Wattanaporn Pu Shop at 256 Sampeng Lane has a good selection of stretch cord. One pack is 120 baht and is 100 meters. They are open from 8:30 to 5:30 daily, Sundays 8:30 – 2:30.

        Stretch Cord at #256 Sampeng Lane, Wattanaporn Shop

        Stretch Cord at #256 Sampeng Lane, Wattanaporn Shop

    • Wondering if China World shops accept credit cards? Do they do vat refunds? Please advise. Thanks.
      • I asked at one shop and they said they accept credit cards on purchases over 2000 baht. But many shops do not accept credit cards. No VAT refunds.
    • Could you explain where the Lycra shop is and name of shop please. I don’t know the Temple. Thank you.
      • Korea Shop sells Lycra at 100 baht per meter plain, and 130 baht per meter for prints. It’s located in the entrance driveway to Chakrawat temple, and is open from 8:00 to 6:00 daily. My Garmin GPS coordinates are N 13° 44.555′ E 100° 30.207′
        Korea Shop

        Korea Shop for Lycra

        Korea Shop

        Parking at Chakrawat Temple

    • I was told it is dead town on Mondays, is that true? Should I avoid Mondays, please?
      • Any day of the week is good to go. Some shops may be closed on Sunday. Shops are closed for Chinese New Years, Feb 19-21, 2015.
    • Hello! I love this resource! Can you tell me if you’ve seen the name brand Moda in Sampeng? Also where can I find flannel?
      • Moda fabric can be found mixed in with other brands at Kimono Shop at Chinaworld. There is a lady on the corner of Sampeng Lane and Chakrawat Road selling flannel. Not in a shop, but just at a counter on the side of the road.
    feathers at Pornsawad

    Feathers at Pornsawad #60-62 Sampeng Lane

    • Hey, I stumbled across your blog while searching for a place to buy feathers in Bangkok. Can you recommend any? I make dreamcatchers so I am looking for feathers to decorate them. Bright mix of Turkey coquille feathers.
      • Pornsawad Shop #60-62 Sampeng Lane has feathers at 35 baht each, or for 100 or more the price is 25 baht each. They also sell net, felt, burlap (sale 95 baht per meter), cloth bags, lace, bells, glitter, velcro in different colors, batting, lining fabric, TC (Tetron Cotton), and faux fur fleece (300 baht per meter).
    • Hello I’m reading about places such as Pahurat, Sampeng lane and Chinaworld. Are these places located close to each other or are they essentially the same place?
      • The are located close to each other. You can walk around all these places together and spend a full day shopping there.
    • I want to plan a trip to purchase quilting fabrics. Could you give me addresses. So I can locate a hotel near by.
      • If you want to start with an address right in the middle of Chinatown, try Grand China Hotel, 215 Yaowarat Road, Sampanthawong, Bangkok, 10100 Thailand. I made this custom map below including all the nearby hotels.
     
  • Jill C. 3:01 pm on July 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Thailand Great Quilt Festival 2014  

    quilt festival

    Quilt Show in Bangkok
    Workshops
    Sewing and quilting products

    July 30th – Aug 3rd, 2014
    Fashion Hall & Fashion Gallery 1st floor
    Lifestyle Hall 2nd floor

    at Siam Paragon mall

    Don’t miss The Asian Showcase, the biggest quilt event in Thailand. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet world famous quilters and see their latest quilts:

    • Shizuko Kuroha
    • Yoko Saito
    • Noriko Nozawa
    • Akano Sakamoto
    • Yonoko Maruya

    posterFabulous winning quilts from the Soul Siam Quilt Contest will be on display. View the quilt show then shop for imported fabric and accessories at the Market Zone. Look for craft kits, quilt fabric, and quilting equipment and accessories from Thailand and Japan. Also good deals on Elna and Janome sewing machines. Sign up for workshops featuring the latest quilting techniques.

    See you at Siam Paragon – the mall is open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

    Janome Thailand

    Sewing Lovers Club

    Sewing Lovers’ Club Facebook

    Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

     
  • Jill C. 12:47 pm on June 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Elna sewing machines, , , Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, , Saha Group, Saha Group Fair, sewing machines,   

    18th Saha Group Fair 

    saha fair

    Date : Thursday June 26 – Sunday June 29, 2014

    Time : 10.00 – 20.00

    The Saha Group is Thailand’s largest consumer products conglomerate and it includes Elna and Janome sewing machines. The 18th Saha Group Fair opens on Thursday, June 26th. Look for the Janome Booth featuring quilts from the Soul Siam Quilt Contest!  There will be a display of quilts from famous quilters too!

    Shop the factory discount sales! Now is the time to get a good deal on a sewing machine. There are some great prices on Janome and Elna. Plus, sewing and quilting accessories and equipment will be available. Shop the clothing, shoes and other factory discount sales from Lacoste, Arrow, Elle, Guy Laroche, Wacoal, Itokin, Mizuno, Naturalizer and more. This exhibition gets really crowded because everybody loves a bargain.

    The theme of the Janome booth is “Welcome to the Asian Showcase,” giving you a preview of the Thailand Great Quilt Festival 2014-The Asian Showcase which will be held at Siam Paragon from July 30 – August 3, 2014.

     

     
  • Jill C. 8:27 pm on March 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    #256 Sampeng Lane – Wholesale beads and accessories 

    Wattanaporn at #256 Sampeng Lane – ร้าน วัฒนาภรณ์ – has a great supply of colorful beads & bead assortments, wire, charms, beading cords, bamboo purse handles, feathers, leather bracelets and hand woven cotton bracelets. They also have wholesale necklaces, earrings, and African themed accessories. Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily except Sunday 8:00 to 3:00.

     
    • Hari 5:41 pm on March 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Jill,
      I´ll be in Bangkok next week for 2 weeks just for shopping fabrics wholesale.
      Do you have any address selling PVC-Fabrics or laminated cotton in Bangkok?
      Thanks for your help :-)
      Greetings Hariett

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  • Jill C. 9:21 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Janome sewing machine,   

    Soul Siam Quilt Contest 

    This quilt "Golden Siam" by Khun Chaweewan is the winner of the Eco Quilt contest

    “Golden Siam” by Khun Chaweewan was the winner of the Eco Quilt contest in 2012

    Attention all quilters (of all nationalities) whose heart and soul belongs to Thailand. You are invited to enter the Soul Siam Quilt Contest and express your Thai identity in quilting. The grand prize is a Janome 8900 QCP sewing machine valued at 120,000 baht, a trip to a quilt show in Japan and 50,000 baht cash! Send in a registration form by Feb 28th, 2014 then finish your quilt by June 16th, 2014.

    1. Entries must reflect a theme of “Thai identity” expressed in a wall hanging made of cloth using quilting and stitching, at least 60% made by sewing machine, and falling into one of these two categories:
      • A: finished size 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 inches) including borders, or 150 x 180 cm (59 x 70 inches) including borders
      • B: 15 x 15 inch mini quilt (including borders no larger than 1½ inches)
    2. Open to students and others, any age, male, female, any nationality. You may send one quilt in each category.
    3. Deadline June 16, 2014
    4. 15 finalists in each category will be announced on June 18, 2014 by SMS and also on Sewing Lovers Club Facebook page. The winner will be announced on June 20, 2014.
    5. Selected quilts will be displayed in the Thailand Great Quilt Festival 2014-The Asian Showcase at Siam Paragon from July 30 – August 3, 2014.
    Good Morning "Bangkok" by Noriko Nazawa

    “Good Morning Bangkok” by Noriko Nozawa

    For more information contact Wien Co.,Ltd. (Janome sewing machine division), all Sewing Lovers Clubs counters, and the Janome and Elna sewing sections at your local department store branches.
    2 page registration form pdf

    Sewing Lovers Clubs counters can be found at Central Chidlom 5th floor, Central Chaeng Wattana 6th floor, Robinson’s, Paragon 4th floor, and more – look for the Janome and Elna sewing machine displays at all major department stores.

    Original info in Thai http://www.sewingloversclub.com and Janome Thailand

    Please apply by sending a completed application form, with a copy of your passport or Thai ID card, postmarked by February 28, 2014 to:
    Soul Siam Quilt Contest
    Wien International Co., Ltd. (Division 2)
    493 Nanglinchee Road
    Chongnoncee, Yannawa, Bangkok 10120

    For more information please call 02-285-2912 ext 124, 125 or 085-487-0496

    Required for quilts in both categories: A description of why your quilt reflects your Thai identity, not more than 1 page A4 paper, including your name, address, mobile phone, and email address. Please send to above address of Wien International Co., Ltd. postmarked by June 16, 2014.

    PRIZES

    Category A: finished size 150 x 150 cm or 150 x 180 cm

    • 1st Prize: Janome Horizon 8900 QCP sewing machine, perfect for quilting – valued at 120,000 baht, and air travel vacation package to see a quilt show in Japan for one person, and 50,000 baht cash for a total value prize package of 230,000 baht
    • 2nd Prize: Janome Computerized Sewing Machine valued at 50,000 baht, and 30,000 baht cash, for a total value prize package of 80,000 baht
    • 3rd Prize: Janome Computerized Sewing Machine valued at 35,000 baht, and 20,000 baht cash, for a total value prize package of 55,000 baht
    • Runner ups: Janome Honey Bee sewing machine valued at 20,000 baht, and 5,000 baht cash for a total value prize package of 25,000 baht

    Category B: 15 x 15 inch mini quilt

      • First prize: Janome Computerized Sewing Machine valued at 40,000 baht, Gift Voucher 10,000 baht, for a total value prize package of 50,000 baht
      • Honorable mention: Janome Sewing Machine valued at 10,000 baht, Gift Voucher 5,000 baht, total value of 4 prizes is 60,000 baht 
    You will be liable for tax of 5% on the total value of your prize.
     
    • Pat 10:36 am on March 1, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Dear kim it says quilters of all nationalities! So go for it! Is your newest quilt on your blog? Am definitely enjoying the mexican beaches! Hugs Pat

      Sent from my iPod

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