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B & J Fabrics

525 Seventh Ave., at 38th St.; 212-354-8150; bandjfabrics.com

Thousands of fabrics are meticulously organized by type (silks, Liberty of London cottons, tweeds), print (geometric, animal, floral), and color. With a focus on European fabrics and high-end natural fibers, the store is popular among everyone from amateur sewers to top interior designers. $$-$$$

The City Quilter

133 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-807-0390; cityquilter.com

Quilter has more than 4,000 fabrics in all, focusing on cotton prints and ranging from traditional florals to hand-dyed batiks. Quilting patterns and embellishments are also on hand. $-$$

Fiber Notion

849 Union St., at Seventh Ave., Park Slope; 718-230-4148; fibernotion.com

This narrow store with clean white walls is easy to overlook, but it holds a surprising array of innovative, high-quality items and hosts fee-based individual sewing lessons and two-student classes—often in retro arts like knitting and crocheting, or embroidery. $$

Habu Textiles

135 W. 29th St., nr. Sixth Ave., Ste. 804; 212-239-3546; habutextiles.com

Habu is a showroom for one-of-a-kind, handwoven and hand-dyed textiles from Asia (with a focus on Japan), France, and the United States. A side room has yarns in colors like oatmeal and grass green. Knitting and crochet garment kits are also available. $$-$$$

Joe's Fabrics

102 Orchard St., nr. Delancey St.; 212-674-7089; joesfabrics.com

The draw here is the exceptional deals on opulent fabrics, trims, and tassels from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Joe’s also offers custom upholstery, drapery, and pillows. $$-$$$ (consulting services)

John Robshaw Textiles

245 W. 29th St., nr. Eighth Ave., Ste. 1501; 212-594-6006; johnrobshaw.com

The Indian-inspired textiles, furniture, and accessories in this souk-inspired showroom are all handmade. Block-print wall hangings adorn the space, and there’s a selection of colorful bedding that evokes exotic travel. $$$ (by appointment only)

Les Toiles Du Soleil

261 W. 19th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-229-4730; lestoilesdusoleilnyc.com

Rainbow-colored stripes abound at this French fabric shop, which stocks custom home furnishings as well as a cheery array of ready-made pillows, vivid table linens, and beach-ready espadrilles. $$

Mood Designer Fabrics

225 W. 37th St., nr. Seventh Ave., third fl.; 212-730-5003; moodfabrics.com

Regularly featured on Project Runway, Mood has one of the city’s most extensive selections of designer upholstery and trims. It’s a go-to source for budget-stretched Parsons and F.I.T. students, big-name designers, and everyone in between. $$

Muriel Favaro

150 Bay St., nr. Marin Blvd., Ste. 802, Jersey City, N.J.; 917-796-1585; murielfavaro.com

“Clean, elegant, and witty” is how Swiss-born artist and designer Favaro describes her silkscreen-printed textiles. Her modernist aesthetic is evident in her bright-color geometric prints, which she applies to pillows, home accessories, totes, and pouches. $$-$$$

Roberta Roller Rabbit

1019 Lexington Ave., at 73rd St.; 212-772-7200; robertarollerrabbit.com

This line of hand-blocked fabrics, an offshoot of owner Roberta Freymann’s apparel company, was named after an Indian fable and channels all the warmth and whimsy of a Hamptons summer. Expect bright colors, bold graphics, and impeccable craftsmanship. $$$

Royal Sari House

264 Fifth Ave., at 29th St.; 212-679-0732

Come here for luminous Indian textiles that will breathe exoticism into any apartment. The bolts of brightly colored silks that line the walls can be used for scarves and other garments. $$$

Warp Designs

9 White St., nr. Varet St., Ste. 203, Bushwick; 718-388-6424; warpdesignsnyc.com

The loom-literate will recall that it’s the warp, not the weft, that acts as the structural foundation for a piece of fabric. This shop offers upholstery in designer fabrics and made-to-order drapes and throw pillows. $$$ (consulting services)

Wolf Home

936 Broadway, at 22nd St.; 800-220-1893; wolfhomeny.com

Wolf has fine textiles—silks, velvets, and crewels— in vivid colors and patterns, all meticulously designed from beginning to end by owner Warren Kay. An assortment of window treatments, furniture, and decorative items are also available. $$$

Zarin Fabrics

69 Orchard St., nr. Grand St.; 212-925-6112; zarinfabrics.com

Yes, it’s the store from Real Housewives of New York City (Jill is married to owner Bobby Zarin and designed an in-house line of comforters), but it’s also a major source of affordable and high-end fabrics. If you’re feeling do-it-yourself, the store will supply you with hardware and trims; if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, the staff will step up to help with custom projects. $$-$$$

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