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

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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
The Yardstick
147 Barnerville Rd
Cobleskill, NY 12043




If you see any items on any of these  links that you would like, call or email The Yardstick.  If we don't have it, we will order it for you.

Dakota click: 
View collections of 1000 designs.  When ordering Use our store ID # 1956

Anita Goodesigns  
View all collections on this site.  If we don't have an item in stock, we will order it for you.

We have a large collection of books in our store.  Browse this site and we will special order and item if that one isn't in store stock.

Check out this large selection of patterns.  Many are in our store and some are being used in classes.

View this collection of versitile sewing cabinets and accessories.  We will help you in your selection and order for you.

Husqvarna Viking
View this site for freebie embroidery designs and patterns.   Check out information on sewing machines and sergers.

Creative Grids
There is a ruler for  many different angles and cuts.  We stock a large variety.

Simplicity Vacumns
Check out your vacumn cleaning solutions, then come in the store to see them in person.  We are an authorized dealer and repair shop. 

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 10-6,    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



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.


Row by Row Shop Hop        


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 Goodesigns for August

 Anita Goodesign Event 2014    click to see more photos!

 Hoopsisters Quilt for 2014 - Jacobean Journey

Hoopsisters have designed a beautiful quilt for 2014, the Jacobean Journey. We are also going to offer in the same time slot the Feathered Star quilt from 2013. Both quilts are made of perfectly quilted, pieced and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of an embroidery machine. You can choose between the 5 month option and the 10 month option. The block options are 5", 6", 7", 8" and 9" depending on your machine capabilities and the size quilt you would like to create. Slide show step by step directions, multi-formated, monthly classes and video instructions make it possible for everyone with an embroidery machine. I will set up both a weekday and a Saturday date each month. I am planning to start in February if you are interested but cannot start until later we will work with you on a start date. These projects are possible with any brand of embroidery machine as long as it can do a 5" design or larger.

  This year I am making available 2 choices of quilts. The Feathered Star which some did last year and the Jacobean Journey which is new for 2014 in both cases you can choose between the 5 month option and the 10 month option, with the additional choice of a wall hanging for the Feathered Star. I will be starting the first classes on January 25th 10am or January 30th 10am or 1pm. The fee for either option will be $130 which includes a USB bracelet to collect your designs and instructions. All supplies needed, will be available at The Yardstick. I will be starting another set of classes on March 22nd and March 27th.

2013 Feathered Star Quilt is  finished.  Come view our quilt on display in the store.  Quilt shown is half of the quilt.


Quilters Quest shop hop  

Congratulations Door Prize Winners!

Thursday:  Barbara Schallehn
Friday:  Sandy Ciani
Saturday:  Sandra Glindmyer
Sunday: Deborah Streule

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