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 10-5, 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 2017
June 1st and end on June 10th. 

Quilters Quest Shop Hop is just around the corner. The passports and limited supply sign up gifts are available for purchase.  Registration Fee $7.00
2017 Shop Hop is being held between June 1st and June 10th.  Visit all 10 shops to be eligible for the Grand Prize: A Quilting Retreat Weekend for Two, Value $1000 and First, Second, and Third Prizes of $100, $75, and $50 gift certificates to all 10 stores.
 You must be present to have your passport stamped to be eligible for the drawing.  Passports stamped during Shop Hop hours only.
Shop Hop Hours
All shops keep shop hop hours or better during the shop hop.
Thursday & Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-5, Sunday Noon-4 and Monday -Wednesday 10-5
Join the Quest for Color!  10 days!  10 Shops!

Technique Studio One Day Event
Take Your sewing to the Next Level
 April 19, 2017

This one day, hands on deep dive into sewing studio techniques is sure to energize your creativity.  Take the DESIGNER DIAMOND ROYALE sewing and embroidery machine for a spin- learn new ways of doing old thins, or learn something completely new!  Have fun with your fellow sewers, while you improve your sewing skills!
You will be learning from an Elite HUSQVARNA VIKING Educator!
The event will be Held at The Yardstick in Cobleskill, NY on Wednesday, April 19th 2017 from 10-4.  The fee for the day will be $45 which will cover the kit and lunch by Frank.
Space is limited so sign up early.  Call 518-234-2179
147 Barnerville Rd,  Cobleskill, N.Y.  12043

Hoopsisters 2017 EmBroidaBlock of the Month 
Charmed Adventure

- Quilt-in-the-Hoop Class  
- Monthly Classes                   
- Multi-Formatted              
- 5", 6", 7", 8", & 9" Block Sizes    
- Video Instructions
- Blocks take 30 min or less
- Paper Pieced Center
- Amazing One Block Wonder Quilts
- New Techniques

Class will start the end of March.  Pick which month you would like to start.  March 25thwill be the first class at 10am.  Choose between the 5 month and 10 month class options.  Fee for the block of the month is $150 and includes the classes, designs, instructions, slide shows and videos.  Make all or part of the quilt, many options available.



Judy Niemeyer Technique Class

You will learn the best way to organize before starting a Judy Niemeyer Paper pieced quilt.

Judy Niemeyer Technique Class

You will learn the best way to organize before starting a Judy Niemeyer Paper pieced quilt.

Software Club Premier+

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.

Apr 5
Software Club Premier+
Apr 19
One Day Machine Technique Studio Event
Apr 22
Hoopsisters 2017 - Charmed Adventure


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.

June 1st thru June 10th 2017 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
Anita's Embroidery Workshop project - Puffy Applique

Cost: $ 29.95
You will learn the best way to organize before starting a Judy Niemeyer Paper pieced quilt.

Cost: $ 35.00

Featured Categories

Row by Row Shop Hop


Row by Row. View more photos at:

Free Projects Download



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 



Elegant Elements

 Jacobean Journey -  2014 

Goose Tracks - 2012

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


Accessories and Notions


Embroidery Designs

Horn Sewing Furniture

Overlock machines



Sewing Machines

Software Programs

Speciality Fabric




More interesting Items



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