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  • Jill C. 7:31 pm on February 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Sampeng Lane for Quilting Cotton 

     
    • aijerome 12:31 pm on March 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thanks for your amazing info.
      Is there an online shop for fabric and accessories for thailand?

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    • Anna 4:01 am on September 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      would you happen to know if there are any one-on-one beginner’s sewing lessons in Bangkok?

      Kind Regards,
      Anna 🙂

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    • Gabriel 10:29 am on September 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill
      I will go Chiang Mai next week, any recommend quilt shop in there?
      Thanks
      Gabriel

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    • Radiah 10:49 am on August 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, any idea which shop sells white embroidered cotton and/or white egyptian cotton? I plan to go to Sampeng in early Sep. Thank you in advance.

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    • Renee 8:13 pm on July 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thank you for information. I’m leaving for Bangkok in a few days. I would love todesign my own Kimono’s. Do you know a place where they also produce or customize kimono’s/ bathrobes?

      Thank you so much!

      Best, Renee

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    • Rowena 3:10 pm on June 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill – great blog. Very informative. Can you recommend a shop in Bangkok for heavy jacquard upholstery fabric? Thanks…Rowena

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    • Shambavi 12:53 pm on June 3, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hello Jill I live in Dubai and am visiting Bangkok soon. Would you advise I buy sewing machine trolley from there as it is very expensive here and not available in India. Thanks a ton for your other insights.

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    • RAJA 3:09 pm on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill,
      Please may I ask… Where in Bangkok to find large fabric cutting matts? (for use with rotary blades)

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    • miestaflet 6:56 am on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, we are moving to East Pattaya this Summer. I stumbled upon your site and it has given me hope to find sewing supplies and fabrics in Thailand 🙂 Are you only familiar with fabric shops in Bangkok? Is there a sewing community I could connect with?

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      • Jill C. 9:58 am on April 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        The Pattaya International Ladies Club used to have a quilting group but people come and go so they may not have that now. Anyway it’s a good group to join and connect with. http://www.pilc-pattaya.com/

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        • miestaflet 7:17 pm on April 30, 2016 Permalink

          Yes, definitely will join them. Thanks!

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        • Laura 4:45 am on September 20, 2016 Permalink

          Hello Jill- I hope this isn’t off topic, but my daughter (19) is teaching in Saraburi and will be coming into Bangkok this weekend to fabric shop for school costumes – specifically lightweight Scottish looking plaid tartan for the Christmas International plays. Any chance you could point us in the right direction. I’m stuck stateside giving yardage/metorage advice

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    • Abhiranjan Sharma 9:17 pm on April 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      hi sir
      I requirement for latest printed garment and printed fabric cutting 2 mtr flower,digital,geometric design so you have provided you don’t very I will pay your satisfied Money

      Thank
      Abhiranjan Sharma
      +91 9067002222
      as a same my whatsapp Number
      India Ahmedanad Gujarat

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    • Mary 11:12 am on March 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, does anyone looking at this site happen to know the names of the two shops across the street from terminal 21 mall at asok BTS? There is a nice fabric shop on that corner, and a small but decently stocked notions shop around the corner.

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    • Anonymous 2:04 pm on March 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      By chance do you know any place that sells tweed fabric

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    • Chris Calkins 5:19 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, Jill,
      I’m a longarm quilter in St George, UT. One of my customers asked if I would continue to quilt for her if she mailed her quilts. Needless to say, that would be crazy expensive for her.
      I googled, thinking there might be quilters in Thailand – and here I am!
      Do you know of anyone with a quilting business I could refer my friend/customer to? Anywhere in theFar East would be closer then me! 🙂
      Thank you!
      PS: Great site! Wish I had a trip to Thailand coming up. Maybe I could deduct it as a business expense. 😉

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      • Jill C. 11:24 am on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        There aren’t any machine quilting businesses in Thailand. That’s why we learned to machine quilt our own quilts here, out of necessity. If you’re interested in getting some hand quilting done, you can contact me through these comments. It would involve mailing your quilt to Rayong, Thailand, to Khun Tiew and Our Home quilters. Thanks!

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        • Chris Calkins 10:52 pm on February 27, 2016 Permalink

          Thanks, Jill. I’ll pass this along to my friend as well as alert her to your site!

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    • wendylanghorne@gmail.com 3:17 pm on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, thanks for the updated information. I went looking on our last visit to Bangkok, and was amazed at what is available at what prices, and just didn’t have room in my suitcase for any more. I found some wonderful bargains. I will be back later this year in September, and will be checking out some of these wonderful places. Quilting fabrics in Australia are so expensive, and these are a great find.

      Thanks again Wendy

      Sent from Windows Mail

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    • pattayazeppetello 11:33 pm on February 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you

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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 stretch knit fabric 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.
     
    • s205007945 3:56 pm on August 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill – do you know if the shop which sells feathers – 67 Sampeng Lane – Kijrung shop has ostrich feathers – I need at least 250 in orange, pink and blue (closer to turquoise actually)? How do I find a contact number for this shop? If you can help I would so appreciate it!

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    • carin schwennesen 5:02 am on March 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, do you know any place you can buy printed fleece fabric i n Bangkok or Hua hin ? Thank you Carin

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    • Julia 4:27 am on March 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello ,Jill . Your blog is really very helpfull and gives alot of interesting information . i would like to ask if u know some of good clothing manufacturer in thailand ?

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      • sam 4:34 pm on July 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        hi julia
        i am also looking for a manufacturer and was wondering how you got on

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    • jeremy 1:51 pm on February 11, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      hello jill,
      i am wondering if in your travels around the sampeng area if you have found any heavy duty material, such as in the links? it is actually for soundproofing and not knitting, but i live a fair distance from chinatown and am wondering if it’s worth my time to go down there? thank you very much for your help. http://www.vocalboothtogo.com/images/stories/recycled-cotton-filler.gif

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    • Susan 1:02 pm on January 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      I am in search of Swarovski flat back crystals…I would be greatful for any help!

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      • birdy 11:04 pm on February 5, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Hello Susan i saw a lots of Swarovski for sell in Pratunam i can tell you exactly where if you are still looking for those…

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    • Art 4:30 pm on January 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jill, my mother is in visiting me in Phuket for a few months and she is looking for double sided interfacing for a quilt she has in the go. Do you know a source either in Phuket or online in Thailand from where she could buy this?

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  • Jill C. 4:25 pm on December 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Chinatown Shopping Day 

    Chinatown has pink banners up saying “long live the King”. Click on the video to play.Thailand is OK for tourists once again after the floods in October/November. We went shopping along Sampeng Lane and walked to Pahurat. There is a good variety of quilt fabric, especially a lot of pretty Moda fabric. We shopped at China World mall and had lunch at the food court on the 3rd floor. It was a very nice day.

     
    • Jill C. 12:37 pm on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/thailand/2011/04/27/souvenir-shopping-in-central-bangkok/ Try the places mentioned here: 1)Amarin Plaza, 2)fourth floor of Siam Paragon, and 3)government-run handicraft complex Narai Phand.

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    • Anne 9:26 am on December 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I will be in Bangkok in January and looking for mudmee fabric – new or old, cotton and/or silk. Can you recommend place(s) to buy quality traditional fabrics? Thank you, in advance.

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    • Michiko 4:37 pm on October 8, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      hi! i’m in bangkok right now and would want to go to Sampeng lane. do i have to bring lots of cash or are credit cards accepted there? thanks! your articles are so helpful 🙂

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  • Jill C. 8:40 am on October 6, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Shopping in Chinatown and Pahurat 

    We had a fantastic shopping day! Here are the highlights.

    Fabric House

    Fabric House #277 Sampeng Lane, has packs of 4 fat quarters for 150 baht, 1/2 yard cuts for 95 baht, jelly rolls for 250 baht, and marked down remnants. Spend 3200 baht and get a membership card which entitles you to a 10% discount.

    Fabric House

    Fabric House has some new Halloween fabric. Don't forget you can also go to the branch at Central World on the 2nd floor near Isetan for the same great selection of quilt fabric.

    Belleboo

    Belleboo #258 Sampeng Lane, has beautiful stripes, large florals and patchwork prints.

    Chuan Hua #150 Sampeng lane

    Chuan Hua #150 Sampeng lane, 3 meters for 105 baht, also some at 50 baht per meter. Found some great black & whites see below.

    Chuan Hua #150 Sampeng lane

    Chuan Hua #150 Sampeng lane. Minimum cut is 3 meters for the 35 baht fabric and 2 meters for the 50 baht fabric but it's so cheap you can't go wrong here. Stock up!

    SL

    SL #104 Sampeng Lane, carries the Belleboo line. June got some cute Raggedy Ann prints with a vintage look.

    #89 Bangkok Thaviwat

    #89 Bangkok Thaviwat has erasable pencils for quilt marking. They have supplies for hair accessories too like metal hair clips to glue decorations on.

    Kimono House 110 baht per meter

    Kimono House at Chinaworld in Pahurat, has novelty prints: Yale University (red in the pic), Winnie the Pooh, and 101 Dalmations. They have Christmas panels and lots of Christmas fabric. 110 baht per meter.

    Chinaworld Mall has polyester batting.

    Chinaworld Mall has polyester batting and quilt frames at Hobby Land on floor 1.

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    • Paul 3:09 pm on September 2, 2013 Permalink | Reply

      Are you looking for a home machine with multiple stitch programs or an industrial machine?

      I have a Singer Talent used only for 2 weeks for a project (still with guarantee voucher) and all kinds of industrial sewing machines; coverstitch, overlock, babylock, single needle, double needle and specialized equipment for professional garment productions.

      Please call me +66 (0)83 6 5000 72, I can send you a full list with prices.

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    • Svetlana Gordienko 12:39 am on April 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi! I’m so happy to find your fabulous blog with nice quiltings and very useful information! )))
      As I’ve got it this place – China Town – is not far from MRT Hua Lamphong, right?

      And can you recommend a place to buy a simple sewing machine (and not too expensive too) in Bangkok?

      Sorry for my questions.. you may find it silly:) But I’ve just come to Bangkok from Russia, going to live here for sometime… And I’m mad of scrapbooking and love to sew papers and use a lot of fabrics for my layouts. And i’m trying to find places for buing different supplies and tools:)

      Thanks a lot!

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