Fabricland : Quilt Shop Visit Auckland

Fabricland- Quilt Shop Auckland (5)Quilt Shop Visit Auckland : Fabricland Papakura

I visited Fabricland in Papakura recently and was very warmly welcomed by owner Elaine.  When I arrived there was a customer at the counter who had a rather large pile of fabric in front of her.  It turns out she was a tourist who was having a wonderful shopping spree before she flew out the next day.  She was very excited at the choices on offer and was looking forward to returning home to make a quilt with the beautiful fabrics she was buying.

The shop stocks a large range of items for those in the patchwork or craft field.  There’s a good supply of fabric, panels, patterns, a large assortment of notions, zips, ribbons, lace, beads, sequins, threads, buttons and I even found a supply of eyes and noses for teddy bears.  There is also batting, a small supply of dressmaking fabrics and a shelf of quilts for sale.  Every way I turned there was something on offer that interested me.

At one point I sat at the small table by the knitting wool and had a look through some of the patterns.  It was hard to narrow down my choices but I got there in the end.

Street parking is available and there is also a free car park conveniently located across the road.  If you prefer to travel by train then Fabricland is only five minutes walk from Papakura Railway Station.

There are a number of cafes nearby and I was delighted with my delicious lunch afterwards at a cafe opposite the shop.

All in all I had a very enjoyable and relaxing time and headed home to sort out my next project, having been inspired by my visit.

I can’t help but wonder if the tourist has finished her quilt yet!



Tarnya is Quilting Focus' webmaster and a beginner quilter who hasn’t ventured much outside pre-cuts and quilting in the ditch. She is excited by modern short cut quilting techniques which makes quilting so much more achievable for those who are quite short on time. She enjoys making quilts for her children who she says do not notice mistakes and feel loved by what she makes. "I appreciate how learning and improving my quilting, cross pollinates into other creative areas of my life: for example colour, balance, proportion are important to quilting, but they are also important to web design."


  1. debtreweek@xtra.co.nz' Deb Treweek says:

    I used to love going in to Fabricland when I lived up that way. It was my favourite shop. Still go in and visit on the rare occasion I am in Auckland. I am really missing a fabric shop to go to locally so have to do road trips. 🙂

  2. twemyss@orcon.net.nz' Tina Wemyss says:

    I just love going along to quilt shops! Felt bereft when we had to go to Whitianga as the quilt shop there has closed! But at least I was able to visit the Morrinsville shop and had a wonderful time sorting out fabrics for 2016. February will see me back in my classes and looking very much forward to it!

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