Not just the best prices, 
but the best of everything!

ThriftStitch Hours

Thurdays - Noon to 5 PM
and By appointments

Contact for more information.

Long Arm Quilting

We are no longer able to do  long arm quilting at QuiltWorks 

for clients, some long arm quilters that we recommend are:

Dahlia in So. San Francisco     650-922-9009

Laura Lee Fritz in Sonoma    415-320-4369

Sue Fox in Berkeley Fox Dreams Quilting and Designs


Several folks use Always Quilting  and many send their quilt 

tops to the valley or out of state.  Ask your quilting friends 

where they send their long arm work and get a 


We will be doing long arm quilting as an income source for 

the ladies in Mazatlan.  They are working on the two long 

arm machines we have in Mazatlan and our rates are very 

competitive.  70% of the money earned doing the long arm

 quilting, goes to the ladies directly.  The other 30% goes to 

the rent of the shop.  If you are interested in more 

information, we will post it.  Linda will take your tops and 

backs to Mexico and return your quilts.  Binding services are 

available also.

Our Fundraising Sale was a wild fun time!!!!!!


It was great to see so many of you stop by.


We made just under $2700.  Yea!!!  But that is

never the whole story.  This week…….


140 completed pillowcases were dropped off and 80 kits 

went back out.


8 baby quilts for binding were dropped off.


We quilted over 15 quilts ready for binding this week at 

ThriftStitch.  Cabinet is full……..hint.


We made 40 receiving blanket kits on Saturday and 40 

burp cloth kits and 25 receiving blanket kits went out. 


I have said it before and I truly mean it, we have the 

greatest volunteers in the world.  Thank you.


During the sale, we had volunteers and shoppers from the 

minute we opened the door to the last minute when we 

shut off the lights and locked up! 


Thank you all for coming it was a tremendous sale.  And 

thank so many of you for taking receiving blanket kits we 

really need those.


It was during the sale I realized we had made a mistake 

selling our flannel.  We need it and will likely not be 

purchasing more flannel.  So, I am sorry to say that we will 

not be able to sell our flannels any longer.   As you know 

our fabric store is the source of our fabric used to deliver 

to the community.  Our flannels are needed for receiving 

blankets and burp clothes for the Homeless Prenatal 

Program Baby Showers and for the other baby programs 

we support. 


HPP will have two more showers this year and that means 

40 new mommies each time.   Our goal is two receiving 

blankets and two burp clothes for each new mommy.  That 

is 160 receiving blankets and each one takes at least two 

yards of flannel. 


Hence, we need all the flannel we have on hand just to

 make the receiving blankets and burp clothes.  

(Instructions and sizes are on our website. if you have some extra flannel and 

want to make some for us, please do.)


We will not be selling our extra wide fabrics either.  We

 need those for the backs of larger quilts for teens. 


But not to worry…we have thousands of yards of quality 

cotton quilting fabric for Sale.  So please do stop by and 

shop.  I am sure you find a little something to add to your 



Happy Quilting!!!!!


Happy sewing!!!!!


Remember:  ThriftStitch is only open on    

Thursdays,   12 – 5.


Volunteers needing kits or dropping off 

completed items and Thursdays not good, 

for appt.,


Thank you all for all your support and good wishes.  

We could not be successful without you!


We are filling up our Fat Quarter stash with 

hundreds of new to ThriftStitch Fat Quarters 

next week….


$1 each for Fat Quarters


If you love Fat Quarters, you will love these.

Why  we  established  ThriftStitch?


When we established San Francisco Sewing & Quilting Collaborative, Inc. in January 2011, we also established a boutique to sell donated items as a funding source to raise money to bring our programs to SF bay area Community.  


In 2012, we converted the boutique into a fabric store.  With the closing of three California quilt stores in a two week period, (Napa, Hollister and Brentwood), Linda purchased hundreds of bolts of fabric quality quilting fabric. Since our programs require thousands of yards of cotton each year, we always sought ways to stretch our dollars.  Presto - The boutique area was converted to a fabric store.


At this time, we re-branded our name, from one that no one could remember, to ThriftStitch – our fabric store and QuiltWorks – our quilting studio.


The funds raised at ThriftStitch and QuiltWorks were solely to provide funds for our programs.  We were established as a volunteer run non-profit and to help raise funds necessary to demonstrate public support.  Over the years we worked with several programs to have interns working in our store to help establish consistent hours and sales.  This proved not to be a fit for us. 


ThriftStitch has also enabled us to establish wholesale relationships with major fabric brands.  We are able to purchase at wholesale, stretching our dollars.  As a store, we pay sales taxes, as every store does on our sales.   


All fees earned by quilting were considered donations to the non-profit as well.


At the same time, we are able to provide wholesale priced fabric to other non-profits and schools, such as Women’s Resource Center, Quilts of Valor, and an additional variety of schools and non-profits through out the bay area seeking donations of fabric, quilts or pillowcases as requested.


We provide fabric regularly to many groups we collaborate with such as the St. Anthony Stitchers, Homeless Prenatal Program, Pacifica Quilt Guild, Ryan’s Smiles, and others. 


What  is  the  role of  ThriftStitch  today?


ThriftStitch Fabric Sales are fundraisers for QuiltWorks Collaborative.  When you purchase fabric at ThriftStitch, you are helping support our programs, provide fabric and items to those in need in our community.  You are shopping with a purpose.


ThriftStitch is a location we “drop-off” of finished items and a location for “pick-up” of kits to make those items we provide to our community. 


Our goal is to hold a three-day fundraiser fabric sale each 4 – 6 weeks.  They will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, hopefully to include everyone’s schedules to come and shop.


Our first fundraising sale will be held 12 – 5pm on

Thursday, June 1 

Friday, June 2 

Sat. , June 3

Flyer to follow………….


For many San Franciscans with limited area to do their volunteer work, it has also provided a space to gather with other volunteers and make items for our community.  ThriftStitch, located at 2189 Bayshore Blvd., #102, San Francsico, CA  94134 is our corporate headquarters office.


We receive our mail at this address, and maintain our telephone and answering service at this address.  This is our official office.


Please note, new hours:


As of June 2017, ThriftStitch will be open on Thursdays for volunteer work,

 shopping, picking up and dropping off each week.  Our hours will be 12 – 5.  

We are available by appointment for the volunteers as requested.  Please contact if you need to make arrangements to meet at the shop with 

our assistant treasurer, Jay Sagan.


This week I plan on calling each of our major key volunteers to discuss how we can support you, supporting us.  Looking forward to talking with several of you.

2189 Bayshore Blvd.   Suite 102,   San Francisco, CA  415-656-1607


The QuiltWorks Collaborative is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the joys of sewing and quilting and delivering beautiful, handcrafted quilts to comfort those in need. The collaborative operates through three unique programs:

a full-service sewing and quilting studio
a one-of-a-kind discount fabric thrift store 
FABSF logoA virtual boutique offering over 100 quilts for sale  supporting
QuiltWorks Closet. 

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