About Us

How it all started

Arnie and Ann Leet opened Needle & Thread in Washington Iowa on April 19, 2017. Ann became frustrated and tired of having to make frequent trips, miles out of town just to find decent sewing supplies store. So her husband Arnie, told her to open up her own store right here in town, so she did.

It’s much more than sewing

In remodeling the store, Arnie and Ann decided to incorporate their love of antiques in the decor. Around the store you will find neatly organized sections as well as helpful staff. In addition to the quilting and sewing supplies, they offer for sale vintage sewing supplies and a large collection of antique Singer Featherweight sewing machines and accessories.

Our dedicated staff

Here at Needle & Thread we want to make a difference by bringing back the importance of customer service. At our store you will always find our motivated staff looking to help anyone. Let us help you get started on your next big project.

Our knowledgeable sales team

If you need help looking for something specific, our sales team would be more than happy to help you find it. If you are unsure of what you need for a project, let us help you get on the right track by providing insight and guidance. You can also ask us about our ongoing sales and promotions.

Take a look at our store photo gallary

Nothing but the best

Needle & Thread carries a wide variety of carefully selected fabrics. We want to ensure that our customers recieve the highest quality quilting fabric and supplies. We also offer multiple quilting kits that are unique to the store.


122 W Main St
Washington, IA 52353


(319) 591-2009


Sunday:              Closed
:           Closed
Tuesday:          9am-5pm
Wednesday:   9am-5pm
Thursday:         1pm-7pm
Friday:                9am-5pm
Saturday:         9am-2pm