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

     
    • Nibras 9:54 am on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,
      Great blog. Thank for sharing.
      I need to buy single jersey printed. About 100 meters per colour or print.
      Where is the best place to go? Hoping to 1st of April. Would literally appreciate your advise! Thanks

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      • Jill C. 12:03 pm on March 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        There is a market for cotton knits in Suksawat, Bangkok. I don’t know much about it, but it’s the place to go for tee shirt fabric.

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        • Nibras 1:33 pm on March 26, 2017 Permalink

          Thanks for your response Jill. Could you also advice me where I can get good shirting? I would need about 100 meters each colour and in a few colours.

          Thanks a million

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        • Anonymous 4:39 pm on March 31, 2017 Permalink

          Hello Jill C, I like to find out is there any online shop that do international shipping?

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    • 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. 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. 9:21 pm on February 21, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    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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  • Jill C. 2:09 pm on August 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: heirloom piece, Our Home, ,   

    “Our Home” Quilting in Thailand 

    Khun Tiew shows us a quilt made for a customer in Singapore!

    pineapple quilt

    This Pineapple Quilt is made with all solid color 100% cotton fabric.

    “Our Home” provides expert quilting services in Thailand. We can

    • make a quilt to your specifications
    • finish a project for you at any stage
    • repair and restore antique quilts
    • hand quilt a quilt top to make it an heirloom piece

    Khun Tiew supervises and teaches quilting to young women, some having small children. Our Home takes in young women from different backgrounds that need a helping hand and a fresh start. Tiew and her husband provide a home, and the young women acquire an artistic skill and income… from quilting!
    bkkquilt@wordpress.leemail.me

    donate $5

     
    • Martha Sumi 10:23 pm on August 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, Thank you for the update on “Our Home”. I am planning a trip to Thailand in January, and wonder if I could visit “Our Home”. Thank You.
      Martha Sumi

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