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.
Christmas 2016 closing
We will close at 3.00pm on Saturday 24 December and reopen at 10.00am on Tuesday 3 January.
Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
Please see for more information.
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 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.
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 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, which are sold exclusively in our shop. Most of our patterns also feature in our busy and popular workshop schedule. Each pattern is clearly illustrated with scale diagrams and comprehensive instructions, prepared by Darren Mayner, Ann's husband, who is an architect by profession.