Frequently Asked Questions
How can we find your store?
Our store can be found easily from the intersections of State Roads 32 & 37. Please print the map found at this link as it will be helpful.
From points west (Carmel, Westfield, the Harbours, etc.) you must choose bridges at either 116th Street, SR 32, or 206th Street to travel east to SR 37, then follow map.
From points east (Anderson, Muncie) travel west on SR 32 to SR37, then follow map.
From the northeast (Fort Wayne, Marion) bring I-69 south to Exit 10 and take SR 238 to 37 then north to Pleasant Street on the map.
All other travelers can take their major interstate to the Indianapolis loop (I-465). On the northeast of the loop you'll find the I-69 exit traveling north. Continue north to Noblesville at the SR 37 exit, then north further to Pleasant Street, then follow map.
Can we come in a bus or large group?
Our parking lot is extremely large and can accommodate buses easily. The driver can even drop shoppers right at the ramp to the door. The store is spacious with wide aisles and is very conducive to crowds. Please notify us ahead of time of your visit so we'll be staffed to serve your large group.
What days are you open?
Arbuckles is open six days a week - Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. We are closed on Sundays and major holidays.
Can you recommend a restaurant nearby?
Downtown Noblesville has many quaint shops and restaurants including Alexander's (864 Logan St., 773-9177). Train buffs might enjoy the Nickel Plate Bar & Grill (8654 E. 116th St. 841-2888) just a few miles south in Fishers, Indiana.
How much does it cost to have a sewing machine serviced and how long will it take?
The average machine repair is $96 with a turnaround of 1 week. This is an average and will vary of course according to your need. We're happy to give you a firm estimate of cost and time after looking at the machine. Simply park close to the door and we'll carry it in from your car. All repairs are done in-house, so your machine is never shipped away.
Do you give sewing lessons?
Yes, we offer one-on-one instruction in our store on your machine to help meet your specific project goals. For more information visit the Other Services page.
Can I recycle my old machine?
We are happy to discuss the value of your old machine and help determine what future it may have. For more information visit the Sewing Machine Sales & Service page.
What is the best sewing machine?
The best machine is the one that does the job that you want to do. Brands have nothing to do with the ability to produce the desired product. Please share your project goals with us and we can help you choose not only the machine but also fabrics and accessories.
Where did the inspiration come from for your decor?
The decor at the Arbuckle's property is to honor the gas boom heritage of Central Indiana, specifically the Nelson Ditch gas pocket that accounts for the affluence and development of much of Central Indiana. Both the interior and exterior of the building replicates a typical outlot of the turn of the previous century. The railroad paraphernalia further glorifies that graceful era gone by while adding a touch of creative inspiration.
How do you use all the space you have?
We do our best to fill up our large 15,000 square foot facility with products from far and wide. Also housed in our facility is the Midland Trail Bike Shop and John Hillard's Custom Upholstery. We also use our sprawling acreage and green space for an occasional festival or outdoor movie. BUT - we are always open to suggestions! If you have a business idea that would fit well on our property, please talk to us about it. We've stayed in business for 50 years by being flexible!
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