310 East Church Street
Fall and Winter Hours
Welcome To Needles & Pins!
Needles & Pins is historic downtown Frederick, Marylands independent quilt shop. We feature a large assortment of top quality quilting cottons, hundreds of patterns and books, notions, kits, National Nonwovens Woolfelt and other items to meet the needs and interests of todays quilter.
We provide our customers with large selections of fabrics in a range of categories. As a Thimbleberries Club Shop, we maintain a large amount of Thimbleberries cottons and flannels from RJR Fabrics that span the seasons and holidays. Our flannel collections also include childrens, whimsical and traditional lines from Timeless Treasures, Monarch/Northcott, Maywood, Hoffman of California, and Clothworks.
Living in the heart of Civil War history, we offer a wide range of Civil War-era reproduction fabrics and other 19th century reproduction lines, including those from P&B Fabrics American Textile History Museum Series.
Needles & Pins is also the place to visit for an excellent selection of batik fabrics from Hoffman of California; novelties from Timeless Treasures and Hoffman and baby/childrens lines from South Seas, Hoffman and other companies. You will find Asian prints from Kona Bay Fabrics and Hoffman, a full array of P&B Fabrics backgrounds and basics from many companies.
We also offer an ever-changing assortment of current lines from P&B, Hoffman, Monarch/Northcott, Maywood, RJR, Free Spirit, Clothworks, Blank Textiles and others. We carry Quest For The Cure fabric lines from Monarch/Northcott and Inspiration Guild fabrics from Blank supporting ovarian cancer research.
Models and Kits
We show 4 to 6 new quilt models each month (kits are available both in the shop and online) as well as new models of Woolfelt projects, clothing, stitchery and accessories. Look for patterns from designers McKenna Ryan (Pine Needles), Pat Sloan, Terry Atkinson (Atkinson Designs), Laurel Burch, Lynette Jensen (Thimbleberries), Gathering Friends, Rag Merchant, Lois Clow (Clow Creations), Cindy Taylor Oates (Taylor Made Designs), Sew Baby!, Four Corners Designs, Possibilities, Liberty Star, Rachels of Greenfield, That Patchwork Place, Debbie Mumm, Marti Michell and many more. Our Barbara Fritchie Table Runner is unique to our shop and uses reproduction fabrics.
National Nonwovens Woolfelt
We carry the full line of Woolfelt colors in 20 and 35 percent wool combinations and show off a lot of penny rugs, Santas and other decorative designs with kits available for most. We have patterns from Serendipity Designs, Threads That Bind, Thimbleberries, All Through The Night, Sew Unique Creations, Country Stitches, Brandywine Designs, Lake View Primitives, Plum Creek Collectibles, Button Stitch Designs, and many more. We carry Anchor embroidery floss and #8 perle cotton.
Books and Patterns
We offer over 400 different book titles at any given time and are happy to special order books when possible. Included in our offerings are cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch and Good Books and childrens books featuring quilts, quilt history or quilting themes. We carry Designers Quarters Magazine and Asian Fabric Magazine. Throughout the year, we have more than 500 patterns in stock, including those for quilts, Santas, snowmen, clothing, projects for children, primitive stitchery/embroidery, Woolfelt projects, and projects for Halloween and Easter.
Notions and Batting
We carry Mettler and YLI threads, the full line of Creative Grids Non-Slip Rulers, Marti Michell templates, Quilters Gloves from Timid Thimble, Gloves In A Bottle hand lotion, quilting hoops, My Favorite Thimble thimbles, Gingher and Fiskars scissors, and a large selection of quilting stencils for hand and machine quilting.
Customers will find cotton, cotton blend, washable wool and polyester batting, 12 to 27- inch pillow forms and Polydown Stuffing from Hobbs Bonded Fibers in our shop, including the popular Thermore Batting for clothing, wall hangings and home décor.