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Thread: Quilt Shops in Italy?

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    Hi all,

    I'm traveling to Italy in a few weeks, and I was wondering if anyone knew of any quilt or sewing shops in Italy? I always like picking up fabric during my travels.

    We will be going to Rome, Florence and Venice. Any information or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.

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    My DD was there a few months ago. She didn't see any quilt shops in any of those cities. She was there touring for 3 weeks and said she did look. But I'm guessing not too hard. :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    I found nothing in Florence or Rome when I was there in 2008. And I specifically looked. I did find one fabric shop in Rome that had some cotton on the second floor, buried. It was extremely expensive (over 100 Euro/meter and not what I would consider putting into a quilt.

    Same thing in Paris although I did find one quilt shop run by an American that was selling the same fabrics we can get here for about 19 Euro/meter.

    I think a trip to Europe is not the time to plan on quilt shop hopping. :)

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    I have sent fabrics to a friend in Italy because even with the shipping, it was cheaper than getting it there. All over Europe crafts tend to be more expensive.

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    I could find great yarn in England, which does make sense but couldn't find any really good quilting fabric. When I went about 8 years ago, I had my friend take a picture of me in front of the shop empty-handed to prove that I hadn't bought anything.

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    No fabric? How sad. But there a other wonderful things to see in Italy.

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    I would go there to eat! Absolutely scrumptious food.

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    I heard leather goods in Italy are very nice...shop for a purse!

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    Are you going on the Country Heritage tour? I am. If not there is going to be a textile fair and quilts are being shown for the first time. Mostly fabric shops with beautiful silks ect. I looked on line for quilt shops and couldn't find any. Have a nice trip

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    I checked out LonelyPlanet.com at the following link:

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/sh..._order=popular

    The second one listed seemed the most relevant, Bassetti Tessuti in Rome.

    ETA link: http://quiltinggallery.com/quilting-bloggers/c/105/
    Quilting blogs in Italy - you may poke around on these and find some ideas for shops,etc.

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