Elkader, IA Quilting Supplies

The Backstitch

Welcome to The Backstitch of Elkader, IA. We are a full service quilting and cross stitch shop located in historic downtown Elkader in Northeast Iowa, only minutes away from the beautiful Mississippi River. We offer the finest quilting materials with over 4,000 bolts of cotton fabrics, quilting patterns, books, notions, and a variety of sewing classes suited for beginners to advanced learners.

We are also home to one of the largest collections of cross stitch graphs, fabrics, and fibers in the area. We are proud to be a Janome sewing machine distributor offering sewing machines, as well as supplies and maintenance.

Stitching Supplies - Elkader, IA - The Backstitch

More about The Backstitch:

  • Quilting materials and supplies
  • Classes
  • Cross stitch
  • Quilts
  • Sample quilts
  • Janome machines

A few of the cross stitch designers that we carry are Lizzie Kate, Prairie Schooler, Homespun Elegance, Heart-N-Hand, Trilogy, Blackbird Designs, and many more. We also carry cross stitch fabrics from Wichlet, Zweigart, Weeks Dye Works, and R & R Reproductions hand dyed fabric.

Contact The Backstitch today at 563-245-2967.

Contact Information


The Backstitch - 108 S Main Street Elkader, IA 52043
The Backstitch
108 S Main Street
Elkader, IA 52043

Hours of Business:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Quilting Supplies - Elkader, IA - The Backstitch