Sir Richard Arkwright's
Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
t: 01629 825936
Shop opening hours:
Monday..........10.00 - 4:30
Tuesday.........10.00 - 4:30
Thursday........10.00 - 4:30
Friday............10.00 - 4:30
Saturday........10.00 - 4:30
We are closed on all Bank Holiday Mondays.
Quiltessential is a specialist fabric shop, which is located within the mill yard at the historic Arkwright's Mill in Cromford Derbyshire. There is level access into and throughout the shop.
We sell a wide
range of quality cotton fabrics and materials for making patchwork quilts, dressmaking and other textile crafts. We also
sell wadding (batting), notions and equipment
including: rulers, templates, rotary cutters, cutting mats,
Bondaweb, buttons, bag making accessories, magazines, patterns and a wide variety of sewing threads including: Mettler, Presencia, Madeira and WonderFil.
We are also one of a limited number of UK retailers of Lazy Girl bag patterns.
Our patchwork and quilting fabrics are carefully selected, high thread count, finely woven cotton from leading manufacturers. We sell a wide variety of colours and designs from plains through to exquisitely patterned and colourful Japanese fabrics. We have a large range of black and white and Stonehenge fabrics. We stock bright modern prints, Japanese taupes, Civil War reproduction designs, batiks, Kona Solids plain colours and a variety of blenders. We also stock cotton sateen for use in whole cloth quilts.
We have over 1000 fabrics listed on this website but this represents less than 50% of our shop stock. We probably have the largest range of children's and novelty fabric in the UK, most of which are available through this website.
Below are some of the latest ranges of fabrics to arrive in the shop. The newest range of peacock coloured metallic finished fabric from Timeless Treasures, Palazzo, is shown below with a selection of coordinating blenders.
The newest range from Dashwood Studio, Retro Orchard, below, is another stunning design by Wendy Kendall.
Below is another of our recent deliveries. a subtle blend of black, white and taupe fabrics called Ink Blossom, designed by Sue Marsh for RJR Fabrics.
The shop at Arkwright's Mill was opened by Ann Mayner in 2005 and has a reputation for providing a friendly and helpful service
to our customers. We were the first patchwork and quilting shop
to feature as Patchwork & Quilting Magazine's Retailer of the Month
for 'outstanding customer service'. We are happy to help customers
choose fabrics for their projects and Ann has a wealth of technical
knowledge gained over many years of quilting.
Within the shop there is a dedicated teaching area where workshops
and classes take place with projects suitable for various skill
levels from beginner to advanced. We also regularly run one-day beginners classes.
We design our own quilt and bag patterns and most feature in our busy and popular workshop schedule. Our patterns are all clearly illustrated with scale diagrams and comprehensive instructions.