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About us



Welcom to  Arco Iris a Metro ...

We opened our doors on the 30th of June, 2001 as a Patchwork Shop.  At that time, patchwork as an Art was not well known in Portugal.  Through the years, Arco Iris has adapted to the market.  At this time we have the largest selection and are the oldest quilt shop in Portugal.

WE have EVERYTHING to complete your patchwork/quilting project.  We have a vast selectiong of fabrice all 100% cotton from companies such as Classic Cottons, Kona Bay, Benartex, Timeless Treasures, Windham Fabrics, Riley Blake, Henry Glass, Free Spirit, Rjr, cranston/VIP, and many more.  HUNDREDES OF imported and domestic  FABRICS IN STOCK - ove 1300 bolts.  Obviously we also have all supporting material, such as Mats, cutters, many rulers, patterns, books, etc.  In our aberdashery departmente we have ANCHORE and DMC threads such as Perl 5, 8 and 12, Chrochet, Cibelia, Mercer, Babylo, sewing and quilting threads, and GUTTERMANN (100% cottons, sulky, quilting, etc) also have needles, scissors, buttones, etc.

For Cross Stitch we have any Idas, White, cream, baby blue, pink, yellow, dark blue, black, green, red, and various linens. Also have Bibs, kitchen cloths, bath towels, and many other items to embroider.

Starting in 2008 we started to organize workshop throught the country - Porto (montly),  Leiria, Aveiro, Figueira da Foz, Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, Lagoa, Lagos, Faro, Évora, and many more.  Here in Arco Iris in Laranjeiro we have patchwork and basic sewing classes regularly - Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.   Please check our calendar regularly .

On May 10th, 2009 we opened our on-line shop for the first time and was renewed on November 2012 to make it easier to purchase on-line and to enable us to share our promotions and sales with customers that cannot visit out sore.

Also in 2012 we openned our new brick and marter store to almost double our work/sale space and to offer more confortable classes, display our sewing machines and offer many more bolts.   Visit our page often to keep up with all the new fabrics.

Visti us.  Parking available within a few meters of our shop.  Come visit the LARGEST and OLDEST patchwork shop in Portugal...…