Friday, March 14, 2014

Metro Textiles ~ Have you been lately?

I'll be honest.  I've been meaning to head to Metro Textiles for weeks.  I also meant to go on a day that wasn't sooooo cold outside but work, that cruel mistress that she is had me tied to my desk. So cold weather be dayumed, I bundled up and headed off to Metro to soothe my creative soul.

I haven't been to Metro in a minute so it was good to see Kashi again. There are loads of new goodies there as you can see below...


Some of the wonderful rolls of fabric waiting for you...

This burn out silk is $15 per yard

...and here are all the colors it comes in!

This silk panel is amazing and it's $20 per panel
Each panel is 1.25 yards long.

Loved this red cut out faux leather for $15 per yard

Kashi cutting my fabric...



I did purchase two pieces...a black textured ponte and a black silk floral embroidered lace.


Sorry that the black is washed out but I wanted
you to see the detail of the floral silk lace 

If you haven't been to Metro in awhile, head on over, Kashi's got a lot of great pieces of fabric in stock.  He's located at:


Metro Textiles

265 West 37th Street

Suite 908

New York, NY 10018


Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm
(closed on weekends)



He does take phone orders at 212.209.0004 but would much rather see you in person so he can share the best goodies with you.

I have to admit that the trip did make me feel better! Though I'm trying to figure out how I only ended up with black fabric!!! *LOL*  But a nice smile, some wonderful fabric and the fact that I showed restraint and only came home with two pieces turned my day around!

...as always more later!


24 comments:

  1. Nice fabric! Can't wait to see what you'll make.

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  2. I am trying to fast for a bit so I will live vicariously through everyone else!

    Beautiful stuff there! And love your textured beauties :)

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  3. Kashi is amazing in the way that he treats all visitors like an old friend that he has been expecting. Then he pulls out fabric that he specially selected for you. 2 pieces is showing a lot of restraint.

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  4. I wish there was a fabric shop like that here. Mostly quilting cottons these days and wool shops where I am. Not that I am complaining but a nice fabric shop is great for some retail therapy on a bad day.

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  5. Nettie and I met over metro before we went fabric shopping. ohh I miss all the fun of the garment district

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  6. Is it my imagination, or have you not talked about fabric in a little while?? (Maybe the stash-busting is going really well!) What beautiful fabrics you've highlighted. That panel silk is incredibly intricate.

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    1. Kristin - I've bought a few pieces here and there but no I haven't been devoting blog posts to fabric lately.

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  7. I loved visiting Metro Textiles (went back in 2012). Best fabric shopping experience ever. If I lived nearby, my bank account would be in serious trouble.

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  8. oh, that Kashi was in commuting distance...I'd love to see those fabrics face-to-face myself...
    ;-)

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  9. I haven't been since last summer. I love Kashi's stuff but like many shops in the garment district, the shear density of the fabric rolls can freak me out! I start to worry about fire in a place like that above the street. That said I picked up a faux fur and some chambray. I'll be back.....

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  10. You are lucky you only ended up with the black fabric.. He has a lot of charm with the ladies! lol

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  11. Wow! If it wasn't 9000 miles away, I'd go there myself! I hope kashi is reading!

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  12. What a great tribute to a beloved fabric store and store owner. I wish they were as charming where I live.

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  13. Oh how I would love to go to this store, but it is on the other side of the world! Beautiful fabrics, and can't wait to see what you make with that gorgeous floral.

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  14. Kashi is great! I bought that red faux cutout leather in black last summer and made 2 bags from it. :)

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  15. Thanks for the tip!!! I will be in NYC in April and am dying to go to the garment district. I put him on my list. :)

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  16. I'm planning a trip to NYC as well. I think many of us would love to see a post about your favorite garment district shops!

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    1. I wrote a post about this back in 2007 - here it is: http://sewingfantaticdiary.blogspot.com/2007/07/my-favorite-new-york-haunts.html. Of course Paron is now located on 38th Street and I would add Mood Fabrics, Elliot Berman and Pacific Trimmings to the list. I would also the blog, Shop the Garment District, http://www.shopthegarmentdistrict.com/ as a reference.

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  17. I'm drooling because I'm on a fabric fast for Lent. I'm consoling myself because I'll be up in NYC at end of May on a shopping trip.

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  18. You got very nice fabrics. I would grab some of the lace if only it were not black. I rather like the shade it shows as in the photo, like a pearl gray. I just cannot wear black. I can hardly wait to see what you do with these fabrics. Thanks for sharing Metro with us. Once my knees are replaced, I am heading to NYC!

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  19. Wow... Just wow. I love that burnt out silk! Love your choices of ponte and embroidered lace above all though - so tasteful.

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  20. Oh how I wish I lived in New York to be able to see that fabric in person!

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  21. Oh my. I must put a trip to Metro Fabrics on my bucket list. These fabrics are beautiful. If they are anything like the photos, they will be well worth the expense of a trip.

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