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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 and cutting mats plus buttons, bag making accessories, patterns and a variety of sewing threads from Mettler and Madeira.

shop opening hours

Monday..........10.00 - 4:30
Tuesday.........10.00 - 4:30
Wednesday........Closed
Thursday........10.00 - 4:30
Friday.............10.00 - 4:30
Saturday.........10.00 - 4:30
Sunday................Closed

We are closed on all
Bank Holiday Mondays.

what we do

The shop at Cromford Mill was opened by Ann Mayner in 2005 and since then the business has grown to become one of the largest specialist patchwork and quilting shops in the Midlands. The shop stocks a wider selection of craft weight cotton fabrics than most John Lewis stores.

Ann and her staff have a reputation for providing a friendly and helpful service and they are always happy to help customers choose fabrics for their projects.

Ann has a wealth of sewing related technical knowledge gained over many years and teaches classes in the dedicated workshop space within the shop. There are regular classes with projects suitable for various skill levels from beginner to advanced. Ann also teaches a one-day beginners classes for the absolute novice once a month.

Ann and her husband Darren, who is an architect by profession, design quilt and bag patterns, which are sold exclusively in the shop. Each pattern is clearly illustrated with scale diagrams and comprehensive instructions and most of them also feature in the shop’s busy and popular workshop schedule.

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 stock bright modern prints and traditional or reproduction designs, batiks and a variety of blenders.

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 342 Kona Cotton Solids plain coloured fabrics.

We love our fabrics so we are kind to them and cut them nice and straight with a rotary cutter and ruler.

In accordance with UK and EU law we have to sell fabric in metres or fractions thereof so all our fat quarters are 50cm (19.5 inches) x half the fabric width (normally 56cm or 22 inches).



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Cromford Mill Mill Road Cromford
Derbyshire DE4 3RQ
01629 825936
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