We are a patchwork and quilting supplies shop based in Blackhall Mill (about 8 miles outside Newcastle Upon Tyne). Originally established in August 2005 we provide a wide range of quilting and patchwork related goods and services.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

What's happening this week?


Just a little update with what's happening this week here at The Fat Quarters.

Product Of the Week

This weeks Product Of The Week is Moda pack of 3 storage suitcases.

Sew on the Go, set of 3 suitcases...

Because we’re going to need somewhere to store all this pretty new fabric…Perfect storage solution for the sewer on the go. Pack your notions and small fabric stashes in these super cute heavy duty cardboard suitcases. A sewing must have!

Nested set of 3 suitcases:
small: 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 3 1/4"
Medium: 9" x 7 1/4" x 3 3/4"
Large: 10 1/4" x 8 1/2" x 4"

Only £22.49 in our SUMMER SALE! 

Classes this Week

We have some workshops and classes with spaces still available this week. If you are interested in any of the following classes call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

Wednesday - Workshop, 10:15am-12:45 pm £6.50.

Friday - Stripy Star Cushion, 10:15am-2:30pm £17
             Get to know your Sewing Machine, 10:15am-12:30pm £17
              Workshop, 10:15am -12:45pm £6.50

Saturday- Workshop, 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50.

Six Penny Memories

Dont miss Kim & Debbie on TV this Sunday, 27th August on Hochanda at 8am, 11am & 2pm.

Summer Sale

Our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE is still on! The sale includes Moda Bakery, patterns, waddings, fabric and much more! If you can't make it to our shop shop online for some great savings and P+P is only £2.65! (Sale terms and conditions apply) .

Getting Ready for Autumn

There is definitely a change in the air today! Leaves are changing and Autumn is on its way! Get prepared with our autumn patterns and warm fabric colours such as golds and dark oranges, perfect for making your homes cosy!

We hope to see you soon!


Saturday, 19 August 2017

New this week!


Just a little update to let you know what is new this week!

Cotton lace

We have new cotton lace bundles available. Each one has 2 metres of cotton lace and come in two widths. Smaller width cotton lace is £350,  the larger width cotton lace is £5.

SOS packs

We have some new SOS packs available. In each pack there are two stamps that can be used on paper and fabric, a piece of  calico, embroidery thread, pieces of card and beads. All for only £4 in our SUMMER SALE! Ideal for birthday and Christmas gifts and can be for any age including children.

Moda Bakery
Just in from Moda Bakery, the 'Lucky Day' by MoMo collection. Beautiful brights that are perfect for children and adults. Even better, they are included in our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE!!
Charm pack now only £9.37.
Jelly Roll now only £25.49
Layer Cake now only £25.49.
Follow the link below to shop.

Don't forget our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE is still on!
(Excludes magazines, sewing machines and their accessories and sale fabric).

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 18 August 2017

Classes in September


Here is a list of our classes for September.

Friday 1st September 10:15am-2:30pm

Patchwork & Quilting Techniques  £17

In each session you will learn a new technqiue.

Saturday 2nd 10:15am-2:30pm

Guernsey Quilt £10.
Using only a Jelly Roll and a Layer Cake this easy but effective quilt can be achieved. You will learn simple piecing on the machine with very little cutting. Perfect for beginners.

Wednesday 6th 10:15 am- 12:45pm £10.

Getting Ready for Christmas 

It is never too early to start a Christmas project!
Quick simple project ideal for beginners.

Friday 8th 10:15am-2:30pm 

Pleated Pineapple £17
Pleated Patchwork gives dimension to quilting and it was made popular by the Victorians.
In the session we will explore the technique incorporating it into a cushion or you could make more and make a quilt. Cost £17.

Saturday 9th 10:15am-2pm

Broderie Perse £17.

Learn Broderie Perse in this session. Whilst it is french for Persian embroidery it is actually applique.
Take a floral fabric as seen in the photo and create a new design. Simple fun and ideal for beginners.

Friday 15th 10:15 am- 2:30pm 

Hawaiian Appliqué £17
Hawaiian Appliqué & Quilting using the Sewing Machine. Whilst this form of appliqué is traditionally done by hand we will tackle it using the sewing machine. The first part of the session we will look at the appliqué design and its traditions and then we will quilt the block. Ideal for beginners.

Friday 22nd

We have the opportunity for you to go to Beamish to look at some of their quilts. There are three sessions available, 1pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm (limited spaces) . If you have a Beamish pass it is only £5. If you needed entry to beamish we are making a list for a group pass. 

Saturday 23rd 10:15am-2:30pm

Quilters Grid project £17.

Friday 29th 10:15am-2pm

Free machine quilting 

Try out the different ways of Free Machine Sewing in this class. The Class will show you how to set up your Sewing Machine for Free Machine Sewing and you will make a set of sample blocks that can be incorporated into a Cushion. Cost £10.

Saturday 30th 10:15am-12:45pm

Dressmaking £10

During each session there will be a masterclass on a Dressmaking technique, how to insert zips,
Make pleats, alter a dart, which Fabric is best for the pattern and more.
Then you will be able to work on a project you have selected.

Fancy making a Dress, Skirt or PJ's then we have a selection of patterns and Fabrics that you can choose from and throughout the process get help from our expert Dressmaking teacher.

We also have workshops available 
Tuesday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Tuesday 12:45pm-3pm £6.50
Tuesday 10:15am-3pm £9.50

Wednesday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50

Friday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Friday 12:45pm-3pm £6.50

Saturday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50.

For more information on any if our classes or to book call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website via the link below. www.thefatquarters.co.uk/?searchStr=Classes&sub=Go%21

We hope to see you soon! 

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Dressmaking Classes


Have u always fancied making your own clothes? We have Dressmaking classes on the last Saturday of the month with Wendy our Dressmaking teacher.

Wendy has over 30 years of experience with alterations and dressmaking and will be able to help you with your new hobby. Start off with a simple skirt or pair of pyjamas and Wendy will help you read the pattern and guide you through it.

In each session you will learn a skill such as how to insert a zip, how to alter a dart and how to decide which fabric is best for your chosen project. After this you will be able to work on your own project with help and guidance.

All of this for only £10 per class!

The class is ideal for beginners and for those with some dressmaking experience.

Our next class is on Saturday 30th September, 10:15am-12:45pm.

For more information or to book, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

This week at The Fat Quarters


Just a little update to let you know what is happening this week here at The Fat Quarters.

Summer Sale

Our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE continues this week! Pop in and have a look at our NEW ranges such as 'Grunge Hits the Spot' from Moda that is included in our SALE. We also have a feat range ofChristmas  fabrics for anyone wanting to get started on their Christmas projects early. We have notions, waddings, interfacings, books  and more included in the 25% OFF SALE! Don't miss out on a bargain.
(Excludes magazines, sewing machines and sewing machine accessorise & sale fabric)

Available in store, over the phone and via our website.

Workshops and Classes

We have some spaces left for our workshops this week. If you fancy coming along to work on your own project with guidance if needed or to have a chat and sew we have the following available
Friday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Friday 12:45pm-3pm £6.50
Saturday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50.

We have the Broadway Quilt class on this Saturday, 10:15am-2:30pm. £17.

The broadway quilt has been on TV with Six Penny Memories and uses only 6 half metre pierce of fabric! Call us if you are interested in doing the class on 01207 565728.

Kim on TV

Kim is on TV tomorrow (17th August) on Hochanda at 7am & 10am with Six Penny Memories.

Sew Magazine Awards

Voting is open for Sew Magazines 'British Sewing Awards 2017'. You can vote for the Fat Quarters in the independent retail category and the online shop category! Follow the link below to vote, http://www.sewmag.co.uk/awards

We hope to see you all soon!


This weeks Product Of the Week


Just to let you know about this weeks Product of The Week which is Sixpenny Memories, Betty's Simple Sampler Project Book.

This book will guide you through the process of making this lovely Sampler Quilt.

You will learn how to make 5 different blocks from start to finish and guided through the process of quilting and finishing your quilt.

Size of Quilt. 39 inches square.

Ideal for Beginners

The book is also included in our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE and is only £7.49!

Pop instore , call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!!


Saturday, 12 August 2017

What's been happening this week


Just a little update with what's been happening this week here at The Fat Quarters. We started the week with a very busy workshop on Tuesday with the girls doing lots of different projects , there was also a lot of chatting and laughing involved  through the day!! Some people did more chatting than sewing! Haha!

Our SUMMER SALE continued again this week with a massive 25% OFF! (Excludes magazines, sewing machines and their accesories and sale fabric). If anyone reading this goes to craft groups please let your group know about this great saving! Everyone loves a bargain!

On Thursday until Sunday Kim and Debbie have been at The Festival Of Quilts in Brimingham. They have been on the Vlieseline stand demonstrating how to use their products to improve your projects. This afternoon Kim was demonstrating how to use 'Style-vil' and 'soul-fleece'. ( check out the photos on Facebook!). If your at The Festival of Quilts pop along to see them and say hello.

We have more NEW fat packs now available in store, over the phone and via our website. We have spacemen, pirates, Moda's Mama Said Sew, Moda's Plum Sweet and more! Each one contains 4 fat quarters that blend well together to make a project or you can just use them separately. They are also included in our SALE so proves start from just £8.99 per pack, visit our website or Facebook page for photos.


We hope everyone has a lovely weekend with lots of sewing and quilting and we hope to see you soon!