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
At Christmas we will close at 4.30 on Tuesday 23 December and open again on Friday 2 January at 10.00.
Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
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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 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 are one of the few UK stockists of 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 recent 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.
Below is the new range from Makower called Aurelia. The name ‘Aurelia’ derives from the Latin word ‘aureus’ which means “golden.” Rich colours and metallic detail are used in this artistically inspired group.
The Retro Orchard range from Dashwood Studio, below, is another stunning design by Wendy Kendall.
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.