Husqvarna Viking

Find creative inspiration in our huge range of embroidery designs created by the very best international designers and digitizers.  Available 24 hours a day. 7 days a week.  Thousands of high quality, exclusive designs from Cactus Punch, Husqvarna Viking, Inspira, PFAFF and Singer.  Multi-format designs for most types of embroidery machines.  Multiple sizes to fit your embroidery hoop.


The Yardstick Class Schedule

Book Huggies
Bobbin Buddy
Anita's Playhouse
Pawkit Purse Animals
Newport Bag
Sassy Screen Tote
Posh Pink Backpack
Stars & Stripes
Veggie Double Diamond Runner
Hedge Hog Pot Holder
Winter Mug Rug
Sun & Surf Tote
Seasonal Celebrations Placemat
Dinner for Two Placemat
Christmas Town
machine & computer luggage
Take 4 Placemat
Floriani Signuture Social for Jan 2014
Floriani Micro Threads
Floriani Chrome Needles
Sweethearts Party
I Pad Cover
TuTu Rolling Case  $250.00
 Dessert Diamonds
Plat Kats
 Get Away Tote
 Cupcake Party
 Trapazoid Tote

Welcome to the Yardstick!

The Yardstick,147 Barnerville Rd, Ste1, Cobleskill, NY 12043 has been in business for over 30 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 familes.
The Yardstick is an Authorized Husqvarna Viking sewing machine dealer and machine maintance and repair service.

The Yardstick is an exclusive authorized dealer for Floriani Needle, Threads and more.
The Yardstick  an Authorized dealer and repair sevice for Simplicity Vacumn Cleaners.

We have a large selection of notions, sewing machine acessories, sewing machine software including the newly released  Husqvarna Viking 5D Software. 

Hours:    Tues-Fri 10-5,    Sat. 10-5,    
               Sun. 11-5,    Closed Mondays

  Closed:  Thanksgiving, Christmas
            New Year's Day

We offer :
  • Sewing Machine Repair of all brands.
  • Vacuum cleaner Sales and Repairs
  • Large Selection of Embroidery Designs
  • 100% Cotton Fabrics
  • Sewing Notions and Tools
  • Magazines, Books and Patterns
  • Large selection of Threads
  • Quilting Machine
  • Custom Embroidery



 Floriani Software Gala

Our Floriani seminar this spring will be Software Gala on June 12 & 13from 10-5 with a meet & greet on June 11th from 5-7 with refreshments.

 Sign up for 1 of 2 days and spend the day in a hands on software class, starting with the basics in the morning and playing with the more advance techniques.  $39.95 for software owners and $69.95 for non-software owners which can be applied to a software purchase.


For current Floriani Software owners your cost to attend this one of kind class isONLY $39.95! Non-Floriani software owners $69.95**

The Yardstick
147 Barnerville Road 
Cobleskill, NY 12043 
Phone: (518) 234-2179

Choose Your Gala Day:
June 1210:00am - 4:30pm June 1310:00am - 4:30pm

**Purchase Floriani Software during the event and receive your class fee as a credit toward your purchase.

The Floriani event you will NOT want to miss!!

For the first time, Floriani is offering "Hands-On" software training! If you have Software you will definitely want to attend, if you do not have Floriani software you won't want to miss the wonderful tips, tricks and expertise shared that will help your software or help you decide if you need/want Floriani software!

This one day "Hands-On" software class will get you on your way to beautiful editing and creations. Our morning class will teach basic button pushing, editing, applique and more. Our afternoon session will be more involved where we will explore tools for digitizing, advanced editing and more!


Choose which day you want to spend with a Floriani Educator and learn how to use your software to the fullest potential.

Be sure to join us on Thursday night for our "Floriani Meet and Greet" where you meet your educator, see table top clinics, new products and more! Join Us for this fun evening with light refreshments and you will get to see the many exciting new products and features Floriani has to offer!

Space will be limited so sign up early.

   Quilters Quest Shop Hop ----   registration is open.

Island to Island Themed        

Stop into any of the 12 shops and receive your passport and a special tin.  The fee is $7 .00.

Shop Hop hours will be Mon - Sat 10-5, Thurs 10-8, and Sunday 11-3.

Take an 11 day voyage from island to island!  12 shops, 11 days of quilt shopping fun!!  So put May 28 - June 7 on your calendar and come enjoy table top demos, get your name in for the big door prize baskets.


 Hoopsisters classes are planned for the last Saturday in each month, so plan to come and work on the quilt you have started Feathered Star, Jacobean Journey or start the new one for this year Sewn Seeds.  It is a lot of fun to create your quilt blocks totally in the hoop.  That included any piecing, applique, embroidery, quilting and any other techniques the sisters think up.  Each year there is a new twist to increase our knowledge and flexibility.  If you want to join and need to meet on a week day let me know and I will schedule a week day also.

Hoopsisters 2015 - Sew Seeds


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 Hoopsisters Quilt for 2014 - Jacobean Journey

                                                    2013 Hoopsisters - Feathered Star Quilt

  There will be a 2 day Floriani Embroidery Party scheduled in mid October.  Special projects will be designed just for our party.  More details in the next week or 2 as everything falls into place.  Plan on fun, chocolate, good fellowship, chocolate, inspirations and education. 



Announcing the NEW.....


Discover innovative techniques and built-in convenience features that help bring your creativity to the next level with this second in line sewing and embroidery machine. 
And the new......


It’s magical the way sewing plus embroidery turns something ordinary into something extraordinary. With the DESIGNER TOPAZ™ 40 sewing and embroidery machine you also get the advantage of built-in assistance and time-savers to help you bring your ideas to life. Push your creativity to a completely new level. Expect fabulous sewing and remarkable embroidery!

Stop by the store and see for yourself these new machines and check out any sale prices or special financing that may be available.


Machine Sale & Used machines

Used Brother model Innov-is-NX-400Q Used Huskylock 936    





Anita Goodesigns new for 
April 2015
Cupcake Princess
Pawkit Purse Animals
Mask Grr Ade
Peek a boo Signs
Let's Go Camping
Anita's Playhouse

Anita Goodesigns for December 2014

Modern Shadow Work, Hunt Club, Into The Wild
Under the Sea, Sew Many Patches, Sun Catchers

Anita Goodesigns for January 2015

Angels, Seasonal Tissue Box Covers, Pot Holders
Mr. & Mrs., Modern Cross Stitch, Untraditional Quilt Blocks

Premium Plus Collections


           Anita's Sampler     Free Motion Frenzy       


Row by Row Shop Hop        

 We are getting ready for Row By Row 2015.
Check back for more information.


The Yardstick's Row by Row 2014


Row by Row.  View more photos at:

Congratulations to our Row BY Row Winner

Sandy Ciani

Niskayuna, NY




 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


Walter Floriani


 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. Noclumping 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 needl es 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.

Small scissors are available with either with dots or animals prints for those small jobs that only small sharp scissors will do. There are small Appliques scissors available for accurate trimming around your applique shapes.




We now carry:    

  14" pillow forms.

   White pillow cases suitable for border designs  2 for $9.00

New Fabric Arrivals





Current  Magazines are subject to store availability. In Store Purchase only.
Availablity of Books and Patterns may vary.  Special orders can be placed if product is still available.
 The Yardstick is now a member of
Click on the Photos to link to the sites.
 Click on Creative grids logo to view all available grids. All grids are available at The Yardstick.  If not in stock we will order it for you.

The Yardsick offers Gift Certificates.  Stop by our store or call us at 518-234-2179.

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.  

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.


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The Yardstick

147 Barnerville Rd Cobleskill, NY 12043