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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

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Cromford Mills
Mill Road
Derbyshire DE4 3RQ

Please see where we are for more information

about quiltessential

Quiltessential is a specialist fabric shop, which is located within the mill yard at the historic Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills complex in Cromford, Derbyshire, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There is level access into and throughout the shop and we have good quality lighting to display our fabrics.

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.

our fabrics

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 approximately 1500 fabrics listed on this website but we have over 2000 in the shop. We probably have the largest range of children's and novelty fabric in the UK, most of which are available through this website. We are one of a small number of shops stocking the full range of 303 Kona Cotton Solids plain coloured fabrics. We also have a large range of black and white fabrics. We stock bright modern prints, Japanese taupes, Civil War reproduction designs, batiks and a variety of blenders.

We have just received delivery of the Lagoon colour palette of Robert Kaufman's Light and Shade range designed by Lisa Tilse. There are 6 bright, modern fabrics in turquoise, teal, white and grey. From the 303 Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids plain fabrics we stock, we have selected the 6 best coordinating colours plus a 'zinger' - the yellow - to help you decide what to order. These can be found on the Robert Kaufman Ranges web page. Click on the image to view these.

Robert_Kaufman_Light_and_Shade_fabric_at Quiltessential

We have also just received delivery of three lovely small scale butterfly fabrics with gold metallic accents from Robert Kaufman. These can be found on the Metallics fabrics web page. Click on the image to view these.



Arkwright's Mill Yard

Arkwright's Mill Yard

Quiltessential entrance

what we do

The shop at Cromford 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 for the absolute novice.

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, prepared by Darren, an architect by profession.

quiltessential workshop area

quiltessential interior


Patchwork and quilting fabrics sold at Quiltessential include: Andover, Art Gallery, Clothworks, Dashwood, Daiwabo, Free Spirit, Kona Bay, Lecien, Lewis & Irene, Makower, Michael Miller, Moda, Northcott, P&B, RJR, Red Rooster, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Sevenberry, Timeless Treasures, Westminster, Windham. All quilt materials are craft quality, 100% cotton.



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