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Eddie's Quilting Bee - 1 Reviews - 480 S Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA - Other Reviews - Phone (669) 241-2294

Eddie's Quilting Bee

480 S Mathilda Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(669) 241-2294
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Editorial review from Citysearch 11/4/2015

If you sew, you must stop here. I'm not a quilter but I love this place. The fabric selection is fantastic. I drool over their Asian prints and batiks. They have a good selection but it's very cotton heavy which is fine for me most of the time. I also bought my last sewing machine here (a Janome - a fabulous machine!). I got lots of help with the selection and after I bought it the salesperson asked if I wanted to open it up and learn to thread it and everything on the spot. I was sewing away like a pro as soon as I got home. Sadly, I still need to venture Joanne's for some things like a wider ribbon selection and more patterns. But once I'm done, I always head here for everything else. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/27/2015

I am a loyal Eddie's customer! Eddie worked on my sewing machine and returned it to me better than new! I'm so thankful for his expertise. Thanks, Eddie!\r I feel it is well worth the drive from Newark! His staff is also very helpful and knowledgeable. I appreciate you all! See you next time I need fabric! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/20/2015

Has a good selection of interesting cotton fabric and nice quality fabric. Also a large notions selection. Relieved I don't have to go to another place anymore, that place is awful. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/15/2015

MACHINE SHOPPING!\r I shopped for WEEKS for a new machine. I went to three other local shops and was given high prices and high reviews on machines that (I looked on-line when I got home) were kind of crappy and had TERRIBLE user reviews.\r \r I was prepared to spend as little as possible and get a lot for it :)\r \r I finally called Eddie, and he was immediately helpful, positive and really honest about quality and price. He compared the machines to cars (and I felt like I WAS shopping for a car!): I could spend all my money on a ""basic compact"" Mercedes machine OR I could get a Honda ""fully loaded"". Ha HA! It made perfect sense!\r \r I went to the shop and managed to sit and use the machines for a good 15 mins before I got up to GO LOOK FOR SOME HELP (Jeez, Eddie, come on).\r \r Eddie was SUPER knowledgeable about ALL the brands (even the ones he doesn't sell) and gave me a GREAT machine at my perfect budget price. ALSO, for buying a machine, I get little discounts on fabric and accessories.\r Ahhh, yessss.\r Success. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/30/2015

I took a couple of sewing classes here creating bags and it was a lot of fun. I learned how to strip quilt a bag and machine applique a cute cat. I am an experienced sewer but not a quilter. I thought the bag classes did require a lot of work on your own so it's not for really newbies. Newbies should definitely take the intro to sewing classes first. The instructors were nice and helpful, but they were busy helping others. Eventually if you wait your turn, they'll come to help you. My bags got lots of oohs and aahs and I'm proud to show them off. Most people did not finish their bags in the time frame of the class, so expect to do finishing work at home.\r \r Eddie's Quilting Bee offers a ton of sewing classes including many types of quilt designs, beginning quilting, and basic garment design. While I was at my class, there was a beginning sewing class going on at the same time. I met a lady who made the cutest retro dress and she said her sewing teacher Karen was really good and taught her how to do an invisible zipper.\r \r It seems like if you buy your sewing machine from Eddie's, there's quite a few discounts associated with it like free intro sewing classes and discounts on fabrics for 1 year.\r \r The store itself is bright and spacious. There is an elevator to upstairs so you don't have to lug your sewing machine wheel tote up the stairs. Upstairs are two large classrooms.\r \r They have a large selection of fabrics, including beautiful Asian designs. The prices of the fabrics are a bit pricey. The same Asian fabrics sell for 1/2 at the Fabric Mart in Hawaii. But since it's more expensive to get on a plane to Hawaii, I'll buy some fabric from Eddie's when I need it in a pinch.\r \r Besides fabrics, they also sell patterns from independent designers as well as major pattern makers like Vogue and Kwik Sew.\r \r They have a huge quilting book section in the back.\r \r I cannot comment on their sewing machine repair service. It sounds like from other yelpers that machines bought from other dealers or online are bad mouthed. This makes me weary to bring my machine in for repairs. But I would love to take more classes as there are so many to choose from. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/30/2015

I am not a quilter, only an amateur seamstress Eddie is knowledgeable and provides fantastic service. You cannot put a price on the service he provides as far as machines go. Prices for fabrics and thread (non-quilting stuff) may not meet the lower prices of corporate places but Eddie makes up for that 10 fold for the free lessons and repairs on the machines. Don't be fooled by the tiny storefront - the inside is HUGE (it's narrow but very long). more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/24/2015

They are the only ones in the south bay that has a lot of the tread I like. So I go there maybe every other month when I am close to running out of thread. A lot of the time I go after work so it's around 6-7 pm, which I really like, sometimes I go during the weekend. So have been there quite a few times over the past year or so. So I really don't go there enough for them to think I'm a regular but I do go enough to get a real feel for the place. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/16/2015

Have been dealing with this shop for about 10 years. Formerly they were on Castro Street in Mountain View but moved to a much larger facility in Sunnyvale. Tons of fabric with new stuff coming in all the time. The sewing machine department has about 50 machines and sergers from Husgvarna, Bernina and Babylock. Eddie's provides classes and service for three years after purchase. And advice and answers for many years after that. They have a service department on site and factory trained techs to work on your machine.\r \r An elevator whisks you up to the second floor where you'll find two classrooms and more fabric. There are many classes to choose from during the year taught by talented local quilters as well as nationally known instructors. Eddie's also has special events during the year. And if you've never attended one of them, you've really missed out.\r \r The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and will help with fabric choices if asked. Eddie and his wife, Dawn are also available. If you can't find what you're looking for they'll order it for you. \r \r Parking at this locations is so much better than the old store on Castro Street. They have a large private lot and they're right next door to a BofA with an even bigger lot.\r \r Do yourself a favor and check this shop out. You'll be glad you did. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/9/2015

I heart Eddie's. This store has an amazing selection of quilting supplies, knowledgeable, friendly staff, and Eddie himself has repaired and replaced parts on my sewing machine. Fabulous customer service. It's not exactly a convenient location for me, but I'm willing to drive the hour to peruse their fun fabric selection and chat with the staff about projects I'm working on. They even carry Koala sewing cabinets, and they offer free classes with the purchase of new sewing machines. Speaking of classes, I haven't taken any because I live too far away, but their list of classes is incredibly comprehensive and reasonably priced. They have such fun fabrics and supplies, it's a challenge to leave empty-handed. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 9/3/2015

Had great customer service this week-end \r My tin Lizzie was having problems and they fixed it immediately! In on Friday fixed by sat. Fantastic! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/25/2015

They have some of the cutest and unique printed material I have seen. My friend loves cowboys and they had this one in the window! more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/18/2015

If you like to sew, quilt, or do anything with needles --- sewing needles that is --- this place is THE place to go. They have sewing lessons for those who are wanting to learn, as well as knitting stuff, quilting classes, just about anything you want to know about needlework and more. The staff are happy to help and offer advice. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/11/2015

Great customer service from Eddie (the owner).\r \r Great fabrics, supplies, books, classes, equipment, instructors, clerks.\r \r Wheelchair accessible! Inside elevator is fantastic and handy for able bodied people to get our stuff upstairs when taking classes.\r \r First floor-fabrics, supplies, etc.\r Second floor-classrooms\r \r Store is kinda pricey but I'm willing to pay more for the excellent service I get from Eddie & staff.\r \r I had never quilted until I took a class as Eddie's Quilting Bee. I can now say, ""i""m a quilter"" and I learned in a user friendly environment. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/4/2015

The woman who I talked to (Evelyn) was very sweet, helpful, and knowledgeable. She walked me through adjusting my sewing pattern to a smaller size and how much fabric I needed. The service was excellent. I was also impressed by the range of quality and prints that they have, especially since the store is not large. I joined their mailing list and I'll definitely visit again. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/28/2015

I bought my serger and my sewing machine at EQB, I'm very happy with the fact that I get 3 years of free tune ups for my machines and discounts because I bought them there. Most of the classes are great, and they are creating more of them for just regular fashion sewers. They have guest instructors, like Sandra Betzina from Vogue.\r Some of the sales people need a little more customer service training and how to be friendly, but overall, it's a great place. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/21/2015

They have a really wide selection of fabrics, it's well organized by general fabric theme, and prices are comparable with other quilting stores in the area. Lots of supplies, lots of pre-cut fat quarters. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/14/2015

No matter the question, no matter the guys have the answers more

Editorial review from Citysearch 7/7/2015

Selection is good and organized well. There are Interesting events and quality products. There are often sales offering 20-30% off. Customer service is mixed, but I usually feel less than welcomed, which is too bad. Could just be in my head but it makes me feel less inclined to shop here and would rather go to the Granary. more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/30/2015

I had a great experience purchasing a machine, with Dawn. It was a few mins before the store closed and my sewing machine (a gift) was broken so I brought it in, with the intention of having it fixed and renting a machine ($25) for a day. Half hour later I left with a $450 machine, feeling like I would use the machine more, be more comfortable with it and feeling like Dawn really took the time to understand my comfort level w/sewing and my needs. I like that they offer a 6 hour class to learn about your machine (although the next month's class is already full! :( Perhaps they can reduce the 6 hours to 3 and do 2 classes? not sure- but they offer that and some free sewing classes for the year. Also a yearly service of the machine for the next 2 years. I spent more than I wanted to (needed to!)...but I liked how she took the time to show me the machines, how to do some basic things w/ it even though the store was closed. I appreciate that level of customer service. I assume she owns the store, but not sure? more

Editorial review from Citysearch 6/22/2015

I did a lot of shopping around for my new sewing machine/serger. I knew what price point I wanted to spend for both machines, but I needed to test a lot of machines in the process.\r \r Britney explained the benefits of the different machines (Bernina, Babylock, Juki), and I didn't feel pressured to buy at any point in time and I wasn't in any big rush to purchase. After a recent anniversary sale, I thought I would finally buy my machine on sale. The sale prices applied to the MSRP, not the standard price they offered. I was a bit disappointed that I thought the price would be lower, but we were able to reach a good price/package when I purchased both a machine and serger together.\r \r They do take care of their customers. They offer classes (on multiple days/times) for those who purchase machines from them. You do need to purchase materials from their store for the classes, but I figure material cost = cost of the project you would have had to pay anyways. The instruction/class is free. Out of all the stores I checked out, they had the biggest selection of classes/clubs.\r \r My new sewing machine broke in less than 24 hours of me opening the box, I think it was some weird fluke with the machine. I brought it in, waited for a couple of days for them to check it out. After I called them to check on the status of the machine, Britney said she would gladly exchange it for a new one. I didn't have to wait forever for the machine to be sent back to the manufacturer and a new one to arrive.\r \r I liked Eddie's Quilting Bee because they had multiple brands to try: Bernina, Babylock, and Juki. They do not carry Janome, so you would have to go to a different store to check out a Janome. I DO recommend buying from a local shop instead of online.\r \r In conclusion, shop around and check out prices for your machine. A lot of shops are negotiable with their prices (within reason). Do your research (I suggest reading reviews on the pattern review website, since they are reviews from people who sew). Buy from a local dealer where it's easy to drop off a machine for repairs. more
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  • Our modern store is well-lit, organized, has abundant parking, even an elevator to bring you to class. The showroom has today's most popular cabinets on display. The expert, knowledgeable staff is here to help you find the most practical and versatile cabinet for your sewing & quilting needs. We offer the largest selection of sewing machines from today's top manufacturers: Bernina, Babylock, & Brother.Over 6000 bolts of quilting fabric are in stock, plus a second floor of garment fabrics, flannel, minkee, knits, silks & more. The notions vault holds every tool, gadget & sewing widget you could think of.

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Heritage District