Fabric Shopping in Hong Kong

I’ve just got back from a fabulous couple of days fabric shopping in Hong Kong with a couple of quilting friends who flew over and met me. After organising it in January, we dubbed the trip “Quiltkong 2016”.

You might know them too – Alison is @baroness_stella on IG and Alisa blogs at A Stitch In Between (but is more active here on IG.)

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Hong Kong is a two hour train ride from Guangzhou, so it’s very convenient for me to visit. It’s actually my second trip there in 2 weeks – we took the girls to Disneyland over the Easter break.

Hong Kong is an amazing city – so much to see, so much to eat and so many cocktails to drink! Of course we did all that…but when quilty friends get together, fabric shopping is a MUST.

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I went up to Sham Shui Po on Monday afternoon which is up in Kowloon and where the fabric wholesalers are located. To be honest, it was a bit of a bust for me. Most fabrics were on display as tiny samples – there was very limited yardage. I do know other ladies who’ve had much better results for fabric in that area – check out these blog posts here and here. I’m planning to go back for a second look when I have some more time.

If it’s haberdashery you are after, Sham Shui Po is definitely a winner – shops full of ribbons, trims, tassels and buttons.

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Zada (honorary Quiltkong attendee), Alison, me, Alisa

For patchwork fabric, Cat from Raspberry Rainbow recommended a place called Tailor & Alteration Needlework Club. Cat lived in HK until recently so she was able to give me some great tips! This shop was a treasure trove of patchwork fabric, Japanese linens, haberdashery, Japanese sewing books and knitting supplies.

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Hong Kong fabric shopping results!

Of course, the trip ended much to quickly…it’s always such an affirming thing spending time with people who totally get you. I feel armed with motivation and ideas for the rest of the year.

I suppose soon we’ll have to start planning Quiltkong 2017!

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4 thoughts on “Fabric Shopping in Hong Kong

  1. Those photos! I really should have brushed my hair. And put some lipstick on. And drunk fewer cocktails.

  2. So happy you get to enjoy Hong Kong. I traveled there in 1986 and loved it. Found you by saving your sewing machine cover. I’m making it for a grand daughter. How did you end up in China?

    1. Hi Dollyanne, I’m glad the sewing machine cover is a project you plan to make! We moved to China for my husband’s job. 🙂

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