Phone: (518) 234-2179
Email: info@yardstickny.com


The Yardstick, located at 147 Barnerville Rd, Ste1, Cobleskill, NY 12043 has been in business for over 25 years. The store features over 2000 bolts of 100% cotton fabrics from Hoffman, Benartex, Moda, Maywood, Timeless, Treasures, Marcus,  Kona Bay,and many others displayed in color families. The Yardstick repairs all brands of sewing machines and sergers and is an Authorized  Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer with on premises repairs for Husqvarna Viking sewing machine. The Yardstick is an exclusive authorized dealer for Floriani products such as Floriani Crome Needles, threads, Software and more.   We have a large selection of notions, sewing machine accessories, sewing machine software including Husqvarna Viking Premier+ Software, Tru Embroidery for Mac and Floriani.  The Yardstick is a Quilters Select Dealer of Alex Andersons products which are made by quilters for quilters.
  • Sewing Machine Repair of all brands.
  • Large Selection of Embroidery Designs
  • 100% Cotton Fabrics
  • Quilting & Sewing Notions and Tools
  • Magazines, Books and Patterns
  • Large selection of Threads
  • Long Arm and Short Arm Quilting Machine
  • Full line of Husquvarna Viking Sewing Machines


The Yardstick

 www.yardstickny.com  | 518-234-2179
Email us at:   info@yardstickny.com

Tues- Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5 Closed on Mondays

                                             Newsletter Sign up                                                                  Merilyn & Frank Ludwig
                                                                                                                       Received the Husquvarna Viking Club Award  
                                                                                                                                                                                    In Recognition of Sales & Performance 2015
Quilter's Quest Shop Hop 2016

                                               June 2nd thru June 12th

Eleven shops to visit during the eleven days of quilt shop fun and great prizes.  
Passports are available now at any participating shop.  Cost $7.00 and receive a gift.

All Things Quilting
This Event has been postponed Until Oct 6th
Join your Floriani educator for an afternoon of quilting techniques!  Learn to use your Floriani and our New Quilters Select battings, stabilizers, fusible webs and stabilizers to create stunning quilt and home Dec projects.

We will explore multiple styles of applique, quilting in the hoop, use of software to design quilt blocks with ease and much, much more!

This is a fun, information packed class that will help you bridge the gap between your love of quilting and use of your embroidery machine!

Register now for only $29.95 and receive a FREE Gift for Floriani and The Yardstick valued at over $200.00 during the event.
October 6, 2016        Seminar time:  1:00 to 5:00 pm

Find YOUR Inspiration! 
Floriani Quilting & Embroidery Basics! 
 Please note that This Event has been postponed until October 7th and 8th

No More Ruined Garments, Puckered Embroideries or Off-Center Designs.  Anyone Can Create Beautiful Embroidery With The Right Techniques & Secrets!   Novice, Intermediate, or Master, whatever level ... we will teach you how to combine threads and fabrics in a new and exciting way!   Learn How to Properly Use All Stabilizers!

Find Out What Makes Floriani Software Unique & Easy to USE!
Register now for ONLY $49.95 and receive a FREE Gift from Floriani and The Yardstick valued at over $499.00 during the event!
 Choose your seminar day!  
Call the store TODAY to register for your class!
Seminar Times:

October 7, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm

October 8, 2016
10:00am - 5:00pm
                 Elegant Elements - 2016

Hoopsisters classes

Hoopsister Embroida-block 2016 is in progress.  This year I am making available 2 choices of quilts.  The Sewn Seeds which some did last year and Elegant Elements  which is new for 2016 in both cases you can choose between the 5 month option and the 10 month option.  The fee for either option will be $140.00, which includes a USB stick to collect your designs and instructions.  All supplies needed, will be available at The Yardstick.  

Elegant Elements   2016

 Sewn Seeds -  2015

Feathered Star Quilt - 2013 



 Jacobean Journey -  2014 



10am or 5pm This club meets monthly and learns new techniques in using the embroidery unit. Clubs are free to customers who have purchased machines or software from at The Yardstick.

Floriani Software Club - -noon to 2 pm -- Call to reserve your seat.

Cost: $ 15.00
May 4th & 7th, June 4th & 8th, July 2nd & 7th, August 3rd & 6th: Class lesson with Embroidery Software to develop skills and learn different techniques. Clubs are free to customers who have purchased machines or software from at The Yardstick. Call to reserve your seat.

October 6, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 $29.95 This is a fun, information packed class that will help you bridge the gap between your love of quilting and use of your embroidery machine!

Cost: $ 29.95
July 14th & 15th 2016 10:00 - 4:00 $39.00 Enjoy an entire day learning to use digital cutters.

Cost: $ 39.00
June 2nd thru June 12th 2016 Quilters Quest Shop Hop - Passports available now. $7.00 Visit all participating shops seeking out your quest and be eligible for prizes along the way.

Cost: $ 7.00
May 26th, May 27th, June 16th, June 17th: Sign up required. Class is limited to 8. Quarterly price is $29.95 for book and disk, plus monthly kit price.

Cost: $ 29.95
April 30th, May 14th, May 18th, June 1st and June 11th 2016 - Embroidablock quilt is called Elegant Elements

Cost: $ 140.00
April 29th 5-8 Machine Quilting Basics

Cost: $ 25.00
May 5th & 19th 2016 10-1 or 5-8 $40.00 plus supplies Intermediate

Cost: $ 40.00
Paper pieced Table Runner, May 25th from 10-1 or 5-8

Sew a pillowcase and a pussycat pocketbook.

Cost: $ 125.00

Pre-owned machines For Sale
Stop by for prices,information and availability!

Designer Diamond Deluxe, Embroidery Unit
Designer Ruby, with Embroidery Unit

Designer SE, with embroidery unit
Topaz 30 with Embroidery case

Row by Row Shop Hop

This years theme is:  "Home Sweet Home"

Row by Row Nationwide Shop Hop

June 21st - September 6th 2016 

You will receive a quilt row at each participating shop at NO charge.  Quilt shops are organized by area, you have no borders.  Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere.  2015 there were 2655 shops across the US and Canada.  Bring in a completed quilt (at least 8 rows from 8 different 2016 participating shops) for a prize of 25 fat quarters = 6 1/4 yards of fabric from June 21st - October 31st.  More information on Row by Row website, rowbyrowexperience.com and check out Row by Row on facebook.

The Yardstick's 2015 Row by Row     

                                           2015 Winner! 
Joan McGrath

Greenfield Center, NY

Row by Row. View more photos at:

Free Projects Download

 Click on photo to get to gallery.
In the gallery, click on any photo to enlarge.  2015 Floriani Event

 Anita Goodesign Event 2014
click to see more photos!
The Yardstick received an award from Viking for Outstanding Sales and Service for 2013

Merilyn Ludwig and Walter Floriani

Quilt Market - 2015
lex Anderson with
Frank & Merilyn Ludwig

RNK Micro Thread

RNK Micro Thread in 48 Beautiful Colors of 60 weight for Ultra-Fine Embroidery and Ultra Small Lettering. This micro-thin polyester thread beautifully defines stitching and embellishment. It is ideal for fine or micro embroidery on delicate fabrics as well as very smalllettering, scroll work and lace. Small lettering has never been so BIG! You will be amazed at thedetail each stitch reveals using this high sheen-high tensile strength embroidery thread. No clumping or bunching when micro-stitching letter fonts and .or motifs. RNK Micro Thread canalso be used as matching bobbin thread for most 40 weight embroidery thread.

Floriani Chrome Needles made by Schmetz!

Floriani Chrome Needles made by Schmetz! Why Chrome? It is not an easy task to improve the best needles ever made, but Floriani Chrome by Schmetz does offer a class of needles never seen before in the Home Sewing/Quilting/Embroidery Industry. Floriani Chrome by Schmetz gives consumers a more durable and better performance needle. Floriani Chrome by Schmetz offers needles with superior strength that are much longer lasting, and are guaranteed to deliver the perfect stitch for every fabric type, every time.
There are small Appliques scissors available for accurate trimming around your applique shapes.


Current Magazines are subject to store availability. In Store Purchase only.




Please note that sewing machines, software and vacumn cleaners  are sold in store only.  All other items if not in stock can be special ordered.  Subject to availability.  


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Purchase these and many other embroideries directly from your local authorized HUSQVARNA VIKING® dealer, The Yardstick  - www.husqvarnaviking.com

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Pawkit Purse Animals

Stars & Stripes

Christmas Town

Take 4 Placemat

Sweethearts Party

Little Twister
Bobbin Buddy

Newport Bag

Veggie Double Diamond Runner

Get Away Tote


Trapazoid Tote
Anita's Playhouse

Sassy Screen Tote

Hedge Hog Pot Holder

Seasonal Celebrations Placemat

Dessert Diamonds

Little Boat Floats

Winter Mug Rug

Sun & Surf Tote

Dinner for Two Placement

Plat Kats

Cake Party

Patchwork Tote
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  • Phone: (518) 234-2179
  • Email: info@yardstickny.com
  • 147 Barnerville Rd, Ste 1 Cobleskill, NY 12043
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