LOCAL QUILT & FABRIC SHOPS IN MADRID (SPAIN)
by, 02-11-2014 at 02:11 AM (3141 Views)
For all the fellows quilter of the board who like hunt fabric in theirs trips!!
Here in Spain, quilting is not a traditional craft. Knitting, crocheting and embroidery are usual with strong traditional roots. Since 15 years ago the patchwork, as quilting is known here, is trendy. Shops, local and on-line, are settling but the notions and fabrics are expensive, imported.
There aren't a lot of shops in the diferente cities of Spain, in Madrid (3 million pop.) are only 6 or 7 actually quilting-oriented.
The imported fabrics and notions are charged a lot: a charm pack from Moda (I love them) for example is twice the price here 18-20 dollars, the yardage 20 dollars/yr. but you cand find this LQS interesting.
Dechado Principe de Vergara, 256 - 28016 Madrid
A high end quilting shop. A lot of imported fabric and notions. Very classy. http://www.dechado.es/contacto.html address and location map.
http://dechadolabores.blogspot.com.es/ Shop´s blog.
La Tertulia del Patch
A high end quilting shop. A lot of imported fabric and notions. Bernina dealers. But it is in the suburbs far away the downtown.
http://latertuliadelpatch.blogspot.com.es/ blog, address and location map.
By the other hand, there are several traditional fabrics shops in the very historic downtown of Madrid with a renewed catalog of quilting fabrics. All of them are near of PUERTA DEL SOL the very turistic centre of Madrid!
Tejidos Paredes Atocha 30 – 28012 Madrid
http://www.tejidosparedes.net/catalogue/patchwork A must!!! I recentely discovered it and they have a lot of stuff made in Spain, good prices and quality 100% cotton.
Tip! The made in Spain fabric for quilting is 1,50 mt (59”) wide! And 6 euros per meter. (about 8 US $ per 1,093 yards).
Ribes y Casals Atocha, 26 28012 Madrid
Imported fabrics from US and UK mostly, the price range varies between 6 euros to 20 euros. There are some notions too.
Tejidos Paredes and Ribes y Casals are both in the same street very close!!
Tejidos del centro C/ Marqués Viudo de Pontejos, 1 28012 Madrid
Almacenes Cobian Plaza de Pontejos 2 - 28012 Madrid
Almacenes Pontejos Plaza de Pontejos 2 - 28012 Madrid
This three are in the same square. Near SOL metro station. They haven’t got a great selection of fabrics but they are the “paradise of seamstress and crafters” for notions, buttoms, threads etc… you must got a line number in these red gizmos. A lot of people shopping!!
LANAS EL GATO NEGRO Plaza Mayor 30 28012 Madrid
Well, al last if you like knitting or crocheting there are this yarn shop, next to PLAZA MAYOR, that sells the yarn only by pound.
I hope this will be useful if you visit Madrid!!! I know that it is a wonderful city with a lot of places to see, but these shops are very near the centre and you could sneak a peek!!!!