The largest range of cotton patchwork quilting & dressmaking fabrics in Derbyshire

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Kona Cotton Solids at Quiltessential

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Quiltessential is a specialist online retailer of materials and equipment for patchwork and quilting, dressmaking and other textile crafts. We have been in business since 2005 and selling online since 2010. We have many repeat customers and frequently receive compliments about the service we provide: customers praise our speed of delivery and the accuracy of our fabric images.

Rather than using manufacturer supplied images for fabrics, which sometimes differ in colour from the actual fabrics, we prefer to photograph the actual fabrics when they arrive. This also allows us to provide a fat quarter image on our web site of any large scale designs so you can see what the fabric looks like.

We also sell notions and equipment plus our very popular, own brand patterns.

Ann and her husband Darren, who is an architect by profession, design the quilt and bag patterns, which are sold exclusively at Quiltessential. Each pattern written by Darren has comprehensive instructions and is clearly illustrated with scale diagrams.


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our fabrics

We sell a wide range of craft weight, 100% cotton fabrics suitable for making patchwork quilts, dressmaking and other textile crafts. Our fabrics are carefully selected, high thread count, finely woven cotton from leading manufacturers and are generally 44 inches (112cm) wide. They are not suitable for upholstery or curtains.


We sell a wide variety of colours and designs including: bright modern prints, traditional and reproduction designs, exquisitely patterned Japanese prints and a wide selection of children's and novelty fabrics.

Our fat quarters are 50cm (19.5 inches) x half the fabric width.

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We sell 100% cotton fabrics from Anbo, Andover, Bali Batiks, Benartex, Blend, Dashwood Studio, Free Spirit, Hoffman, Jane Makower, Kona Cotton Solids, Lewis & Irene, Makower, Marcus, Maywood Studios, Michael Miller, Moda, Northcott, Nutex, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Sevenberry, Stonehenge, Studio E, Timeless Treasures, Windham. We have fabrics designed by Janet Clare, Edyta Sitar, Kathy Hall, Jo Morton, Karen Styles, French general, Zen Chic, Karen Lewis, Denyse Schmidt, Sandy Gervais, Laundry basket Quilts. We sell Pre-cuts: Moda Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs.