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Welcome to Quilter's Cupboard

Visit our little house in Uptown Ankeny, Iowa, just minutes from Downtown Des Moines. Our store is packed with project ideas, finished samples and a large selection of beautiful fabrics. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help pick fabrics for any quilting project. Looking for the perfect machine for your needs? We are an exclusive Baby Lock sewing machine dealer that offers personalized training, extensive knowledge and great prices. We want you to have a good time at Quilter's Cupboard, we love to have fun and try not to take life too seriously. I hope you'll stop by and see us soon!

Quilter's Cupboard owner, Cindy Peters takes you through a Store Tour of her quilt shop!

Welcome to our blue house!  Set back from the street, we are located between Hyke's Furniture Gallery and Polk County Heating and Cooling.

The Front Porch

 Our enclosed Front Porch is a showcase for many finished quilt samples, patterns and kits. It also houses our Tiara, sit down long arm machine from Baby Lock. You can see just how little space you need to own one of these easy to use quilting machines!

The Check-Out Room

Our Check-Out Room showcases most of our hand embroidery samples and patterns, many are also available as kits. We also varry lots of gift items, magazines and quilting themed fiction for light reading.

The Middle Room

This room changes depending on the time of the year. Half the year, it houses our wide selection of Batiks. You will find an array of precuts, quilt kits and every surface covered with finished quilts, tablerunners, purses and more, all from Batiks. The remainder of the year  this room showcases all our holiday fabric, samples, kits, and inspiration.  

The Kids Room

The Kids room contains fabric from flannel to cotton to lots of Minky. We have  finished samples to inspire and kits for a quick and easy project.  You will have no trouble finding the perfect materials for your next baby or childrens project, plus we have some great teen fabrics, as well. The Kids Room also holds a stash of toys for the quilter in training. 

Baby Lock Machines, Koala Cabinets and Chairs, Tutto Bags, and More!

This room is a great playground for anyone looking for a new sewing machine or serger.  We have about twenty different sewing machines and sergers on our sales floor, let us help you find your perfect match! Chech out our  browse the Koala Cabinets and take a break in a Sew-Comfort chair.  Heading to a retreat?  Pick up your Tutto sewing machine luggage here, they will fit all brand machines. 

The Cutting Table Room

As you head back to the cutting tables, you'll be surprised at how large our little house is! Lots of fabric lives back here, including novelties, school prints, flannels, cottons and more. Many displays house purse patterns and finished samples. Quilts, kits and fun little projects are everywhere!

The Classroom

Our classroom is a flexible space that holds a lot.  In addition to being the home for our many classes and clubs, in our classroom you will find several brands of thread, wide fabric for quilt backs, prewound bobbins, our color wall, and Legacy batting by the yard or packaged bed sizes.  Need a space for your group to meet?  Our classroom is available at no charge during regular store hours when classes are not in session.  Contact the store to reserve the classroom for your next group meeting.


  • Phone: 515-963-8758
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  • 706 SW 3rd St
  • Ankeny, IA 50023