A couple of months ago i posted Sewing supplies i want and i thought the only way i would get my hands on them is if i ordered them online. That is until Isra from Sew2bhappy and Laila from Time for tea informed me that there is a shop in Dubai where i could buy them from.
So naturally i had to check them out and boy am i glad i did 😀
The shop is called Classic Quilts and it is owned by Marla Ramakrishnan and her husband Shankar Ramakrishnan. Their shop is a sewing haven i could have spent hours there (had it not been for hubby and the girls waiting for me in the car) as they had everything that a sewist would need.
They are i believe the only shop in GCC that i know of that sell quilters sewing supplies. Although its a shop dedicated for quilters however, they sell fabrics imported from the US, all kinds of sewing notions and supplies ( rotary cutters, omingrid ruler, fabric markers,) i mean you name it they have got it.
They also are the dealers for Bernina sewing machines which is like the mercedes of machines lol.
I would have loved to meet Marla but she was out when i arrived so i I met her husband Shankar who was very welcoming and I was given a tour of thier shop.
Their prices were reasonable and i left with a big smile on my face as i had just bought an omnigrid ruler 6 1/2 inch x 24, an olfa rotary cutter 45mm, a fabric marker and a cutting mad 24 x 36 inces 😀 I probably would have bought more things but i needed to save up for IKEA LOL
The good news that they are planning to open up shop in Oman some time next year which is great! They also have a representative in Oman and you place an order through her (will share the contact info as soon as i get it) at get this the same prices.
Thanks Isra and Laila for letting me know about Classic Quilts 😀
*I have now moved to Sew Chic and Unique but will continue to post here until 15th of July 2009*