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  • Jill C. 9:11 am on October 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Fabric Shops at Sampeng Lane 

    SL Fabric shop #104 Sampeng Lane – 100% cotton
    SST Textile Co. Ltd. #159 Sampeng Lane – 100% cotton
    Kim Nguan Chan shop #283 Sampeng Lane – cotton poly mix

    • Sharlene Salzman 10:30 am on February 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill this is Sharlene Salzman Kris gave me your information can you give me more info for the Quilter’s that you mentioned to her. I live in Bangkok Thailand.


      • Reka 5:35 pm on March 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        Hi sharlene i have recently startet free motion quilting on hand machine . Do baby quilts and i live in bangkok


    • Mary 10:16 pm on January 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Am looking for very thin lining fabric, and heard that the fabric Sikhs use for their turbans is ideal. Also heard it was incredibly cheap. Is it called Pagris? Or maybe rubia voile? Either way, if you or anyone else has a source I’d love to know where to go.


    • Andrea 12:13 pm on December 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing, Jill. I’m an avid quilter, but I live in Hanoi where there are limited supplies. I’m on holiday in Thailand in a few days and I will be looking for batting for 3 quilts. Do you know where I can find batting in the BKK area?


      • Jill C. 1:57 pm on December 28, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        #78 Sampeng Lane, Sri Song Swad shop – They sell white polyester batting in either thick or thin. Sorry there is only polyester batting in BKK that I’m aware of. – look at the pic of the business card towards the bottom of the page “#78 Sri Song Sawad – batting, flannel”


      • Reka 5:38 pm on March 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You can find batting at I love quilting in mega plaza pahurat they have good collection other than polyster and thay have shop at hong shop in shampeng and if you need for three quilts they give 1 meter free if you buy 5 meter .


    • Ursula 12:56 pm on November 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill. we are a retired swiss couple, living in the philippines. we come often to bkk for shopping. Sampeng line, chinaworld, india emporium we know. problem is, my son get married in july 2016 and I need a good woman tailor for a long evening dress and some pants and blouses maybe in chiffon. do you know a good address? we stay in january and june in bkk. many thanks for your reply.


      • Jill C. 4:16 pm on November 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        Two suggestions from ladies in my quilt group: 1) From Cindy: I had great luck with Manhattan Tailor. When I was working and we’d vacation in Thailand, I have had several “working suits with skirts and dress pants” made and was very pleased with them. They were well made, I’d receive compliments on my clothes and I still have them. They were recommended to me by a fellow co-worker (attorney) who’d get clothes made for them. Manhattan Tailor is near the Ambassador Hotel. I can walk right to it, but basically if you are on Sukhumvit and turn to go to Ambassador Hotel, 1/2 to 2/3rds of the way (on your right) is a side street. Turn right and the street will turn right again (making an “L” back to Sukhumvit). Manhattan Tailor will be on your left.

        2) Sonia thoroughly recommends Cotton House at Oriental Place, next to the Oriental Hotel. and see the review


        • Anonymous 4:29 pm on November 27, 2015 Permalink

          Hi Jill, thank you and Cindy and Sonia, this is a big help for me. have a nice weekend!


        • Anonymous 11:50 pm on June 29, 2016 Permalink

          Hi Jill
          I just get my two long evening dresses, made from Cotton House, OP Place. She make a very good work and the quality is super. Many thanks to you and your group.


        • Cathie L. 10:14 am on September 4, 2016 Permalink

          I see a number of shops that sell fabric, but are there any that sell the 3,000 or 5,000 meters of polyester quilting thread used in longarm quilting machine? There used to be a brand called Premium Select, but I am unable to find it on the Internet. Thank you


    • Anonymous 5:56 pm on November 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill, is stretch cord same as elastic thread? Need to make a dress with shirring. Not sure where to start looking. Thank you!


      • Jill C. 5:14 pm on November 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        No it’s not the same. Stretch cord is for making necklaces. For shirring you need elastic thread, and I bought some at #48 Hong Garment.


    • Chris 1:19 pm on November 16, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi – thanks for all the Sampeng Lane tips! I’m looking for a sewing box, and wasn’t able to find one that opens out on hinges like these, do you know if they are available anywhere in Bangkok? thanks – Chris


    • Herina 10:13 pm on November 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,

      Thanks a lot for sharing! May i know if Sampeng Lane has cotton sateen too? Im currently hunting for cotton sateen. I’d fly there if they do have it. Appreciate your reply! Thank you xx


    • Nicole 7:05 pm on October 23, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for all your valuable information Jill! Can you find out if any of these stores have facebook, instagram or websites? Many thanks!


    • Linda Masterson 1:40 pm on October 21, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Thanks for sharing Jill. Sampeng Lane here I come! Sent from my iPad



  • Jill C. 10:45 am on May 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Kimono House at Pahurat 

    Kimono House has a huge variety of quilting cotton, and some linen. It’s on the corner of Yaowarat and Maha Chai Roads, diagonally across the street from Starbucks, open from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm. You can find it on google maps.

    Nearby mall The Old Siam has two upscale fabric shops, both named Rani. The owners are two brothers whose grandfather arrived in Thailand from India in 1903.


    • Myeong 9:11 am on January 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Dear Jill, thank you for this great page! I’d would like to know where I can find fabrics in Bangkok which are mainly printed crepes and printed chiffons? Thank you


      • Jill C. 5:50 pm on January 16, 2019 Permalink | Reply

        I saw lots of chiffon at China World Mall in Pahurat. Maybe Rani fabrics at The Old Siam mall in Pahurat, they have dressy fabrics (there are two Rani stores – I think they’re called Rani Lace).


    • Nishrin 4:51 pm on June 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hey what is the typical price range in which I should be doing my bulk shopping0for cottons/linens ideal for quilting.


    • Joanne 1:24 pm on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill,

      Just wanted to thank you for this wonderful resource! Also an update for you that Kimono House has moved. They are now at the intersection a little further up the road, opposite Mega Plaza… still wonderful selection and great prices 😊


    • Angela Prajantabut 6:06 am on June 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill, I would like to have someone make me a handmade quilt is this possible through you


    • O 11:21 pm on September 26, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi, thanks for the great site! Do you know of any shops selling batting within sukhumvit sois 20 to 60? It’s a little difficult for me to get to chinatown! Thanks!


      • Anonymous 6:28 pm on December 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        what kind of battin you need?


    • Heer 1:06 pm on August 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi I have just moved to Bangkok and I’m a avid quilter. Looking for any quilt guilds in Bangkok that I can join. It would be great if you can guide me.thanks


      • Rekha narsinghpura 6:35 pm on December 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        I am too involved in quilting.would love to meet people interested in quilting.


    • Dolly 2:51 pm on August 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jill’s blog is a terrific resource for fabric shopping in Bangkok! Thanks, Jill, for all of your efforts – I spent nearly a whole day in China World Mall alone, must go back for more.

      I have three questions, two directly related to quilting, one not (not sure it’s appropriate here):

      Is there a store in Pahurat or elsewhere where I can buy freezer paper? I use it for making appliques, not freezing food.

      Is there any English or English/Thai quilting group that meets to share quilting related knowledge?

      Is there anyplace in Bangkok that sells clothing patterns (McCall’s, Simplicity, Burda, Vogue)? I get only blank looks when I ask.

      Thanks again for this terrific quilting resource – I just found it after living in Bangkok for seven years!!


      • Jill C. 8:00 pm on August 15, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        The American Women’s Club has a Knitting & Crochet Group which meets Thursday mornings at 10:00 The British Women’s Group has a crafts group which meets on Tuesday mornings at 10:00 Hong Garment Accessories, #48 Sampeng Lane, has quilt accessories including freezer paper. Order sewing patterns online at and they arrive in Thailand by mail in a few weeks.


      • Anonymous 10:10 am on August 22, 2015 Permalink | Reply

        hi dolly even i am looking for quiter group if you find one pls inform me @ jill your information helped me a lot now i am looking for threads used in free motion quilting tried at Hong and teng hua seng


    • Azumi 10:55 am on June 27, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hello! You are such a great guide for introducing the fabric in Bkk.
      Could you kindly teach me where is the best shop to find a motif of Liberty flower in Sampeng?
      Many thanks in advance!!


    • Jinjutha Rujiramora 11:09 am on June 18, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill C.,

      While looking for some bloggers to collaborate with, I came across your website/blog, and was quite impressed at how you have positioned yourself as an influencer in the blogging realm.

      I’m Jin, the online partnership executive at ZALORA Thailand and I am on the constant lookout for remarkable sites like yours.I would like to personally invite you to join our exclusive list of bloggers we collaborate with.

      If this sounds like something you would go forward with, let me know!
      You can contact me via email so that we can further discuss this.

      Look forward to hearing from you soon.

      Kind regards,

      Jinjutha Rujiramora


  • Jill C. 1:10 pm on April 2, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Wholesale Fabric at India Emporium in Pahurat, Bangkok 

    India Emporium, an air conditioned mall in Pahurat, is open from 9:00 to 9:00 daily. There are lots of beautiful fabrics at wholesale prices. They have lace, rhinestones on a roll, minky type fabric, sequin and wedding dress fabric all at wholesale prices.

    • prerna 4:23 pm on April 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      HI JILL,
      We are designer saree , ready made blouse, crop top and fabric manufacturer from india.please contact +917575056612 for any query.
      fressia fabrics


    • Anonymous 12:19 pm on August 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Can you suggest names of shops that sell lace fabrics??


    • Sammy 7:27 pm on July 29, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill We are looking for a fabric supplier in Bangkok that would accept orders from overseas. Currently looking for cotton prints (in particular florals, polka dots, vintage style). Do you know any businesses that have websites, social media that we can communicate with? Thanks!


    • AudreyC 5:59 pm on May 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Jill. Wondering if you have any recommendation for shops for linen or cotton linen mix?


    • Christopher 12:44 pm on April 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Jill, I am looking or fleece in Bangkok. I have been to many of the shops in Pahurat and on Sampeng and have not been able to find fleece. Any suggestions where to go and look? I appreciate your website. It is has been a great resource for locating fabric that I was looking for. Thank you for your efforts.


  • 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. MOVED NO LONGER HERE
        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,
        Friday, February 16, 2018.
    • 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 on the corner of Yaowarat and Maha Chai Roads, diagonally across the street from Starbucks. 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!


    • 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


    • 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 ?


      • 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


    • 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.


    • 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!


      • 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…


    • 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?


  • 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
    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 Facebook

    Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

    • Elaine 12:26 pm on May 9, 2019 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Jill,

      I would like to join a beginner quilting course June/ July 2019. Is there anything available?


    • Jorgio A Fakiolas 9:41 pm on December 19, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      dear jill i am in bangkok all the years i visit thailand i buy batik sarong from khao san road.this year no possible looking for cotton batik sarong printing animals bodys figure but most of them animals like you have idea where can i buy?thanks


    • Siriporn Hollar 12:19 am on August 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Jill I I will be in Thailand in Oct. to Nov. do they have any quilt festival or any thing going on? Thank you.


    • Jill C. 10:22 am on February 25, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      There are no plans for a Quilt Festival in 2016, as far as we know. It looks like there isn’t going to be one.


    • Karin de Jongh 2:18 pm on February 22, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      When and where will next quilt festival be held? I am from South Africa and would like to visit that time of year.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Cindy 9:07 pm on May 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Please write to me the date of next year 2016 Thailand quilt festival held?


    • See Cindy 7:21 pm on February 25, 2015 Permalink | Reply

      Hi dear, i would like to attend the Thailand Quilt Festival in year 2016. Could u kindly inform me the date held so that i can make booking in advance. Pls write to my email address.

      thk u so much.


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