Will be in London late August and I am a quilter. I would love to visit quilt and/or fabric shops in London to get some fabric. Anyone know of a shop to visit?? Thanks!! Janet
Liberty, on Regent St., is well-known for its beautiful fabrics. It's fun to visit just to see the mock-Tudor exterior and elegant interior. It sells its own brand of printed fabrics, many with Arts & Crafts designs like those of William Morris.
I'm a quilter too and I found some good fabrics in John Lewis on Oxford St. ---------- Must admit that cotton fabric was hard to find in London. Good luck and please post if you find any other shops - I'll go on my
next trip to London.
Try this site: http://www.knitmap.com While it specializes in knitting, a lot of those stores also have quilting stuff as well.
Laura Ashley has a large supply of polished cotton and cotton fabrics. I make baby quilts and use their fabric all the time. I was very sorry when they left the US. Karen
I enjoyed shopping at Tikki Patchwork. They're a bit "out of town" in Kew, but Kew Gardens are great to visit also. The shop's website is www.tikkilondon.com.
V.V. Rouleaux- it's a beautiful old shop that's been around for years, sells trim and buttons. It's beautiful and even if you don't buy anything, it's worth a visit. Nearest tube is Bond Street or Baker Street. The address is 102 Marylebone Lane. It's tucked away from the main street. There's some pictures on my blog www.maggiesmagicpantry.blogspot.com, since they were kind enough to let me take some photos.
I am a quilter and I have to say I am underwhelmed by fabric stores (or lack thereof) in London. Aside from Liberty which has beautiful, albeit expensive, fabric; I find that I can find most of the fabrics back in the US at a much better price.