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.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

British Summer Time

Hello everyone!

This weather isn't very summery at the moment is it? It perfect weather for quilting and sewing though! Use the weather to your advantage and get up to date with your projects. Why not use our summer sale to your advantage and get yourself some fabric for new projects or top up your sewing kit. We have quite a few people who come to our workshops that are starting their Christmas projects. We have some new Christmas fabric from Nutex which are included in our 25% sale! We have a Xmas in July class available on Friday 28th July 1:15pm -3:15pm. This is the perfect chance to get started on Christmas 2018!

If you don't fancy going far in this awful weather you can always shop online or over the phone.

We hope to see you soon!

http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Classes in July

Hello

Here is a list of our classes for July. If you would like any more information on any of the classes or would like to book pop in, visit our website or call us on 01207 565728.

Friday 7th July 10:15am-2:30pm
Patchwork and Quilting Techniques

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.
Cost £17.

Saturday 8th July 10:15am -12:30pm
Beginners Get to know your Sewing Machine

Get to Know your Machine whilst making this lovely cushion.
During the class you will learn how to thread the machine, piece fabric together, look at the different stitches on your machine and make an envelope back.
The class includes all fabrics.
Cost £15.

Tuesday 11th July 10:15am-2:30pm
Broderie Perse 

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.
Cost £17.

Friday 14th July 10:15am-2:30pm
Hand Quilting

Quilting by hand is a traditional pastime particularly in the North East. During the class you will be shown how to draft a pattern to the fabric, how to make a pattern fit to your project, how to hoop up the fabric and how to hand quilt. We will also discuss what needles and threads to use.

Included in the class will be an instructional leaflet which includes hints tips and a quilting template for you to take home. Suitable for beginners.

Saturday 15th July 10:15am-12:30pm
Beginners Overlocker

This Class is a must for anyone who has an Overlocker Machine or is thinking about buying one. We will introduce you to the basics of the Overlocker, threading, cleaning and the basic stitches and adjustments that can be made. Cost £10.

Saturday 15th July 1:15pm-3:15pm
Overlocker Bag


During the Class we will be using our Overlocker Machines to make a useful Bag.
The Class will get you using the Overlocker and build up your confidence with it and as bonus you will go home with a finished project. Cost £10.

Wednesday 19th July 10:30am-12:30pm
Brother PED plus & PED 2 software class


The only class in the North that teaches you how to get the most out of the Brother Embroidery Software. Our expert Melanie will guide you through various aspects of the PED PLUS or PED PLUS 2 software maximising the potential of your Embroidery Machine. The session is ideal if you already own software or are thinking of buying some. Cost £15.

Wednesday 19th July 1:30pm-3:30pm
Brother PED 10 class
The only Class in the North East that teaches you how to get the most out of the Brother Embroidery Software. Our expert Melanie will guide you through various aspects of the PE Design 10 software
 maximising the potential of your Embroidery Machine. The session is ideal if you already own software or are thinking of buying some. Cost £15.

Friday 21st July 10:15am-2:30pm
Broadway Quilt

As seen on TV.
Make this quilt using just 6 Half Metres of Fabric for the Quilt top & Binding.
Ideal for beginners. Practice your cutting and sewing whilst making the quilt.
Finished Size: 36" x 47"

Friday 21st July 1:15pm-3:15pm
Overlocker bag
During the class you will learn how to make a bag using the Overlocker. £10.

Friday 28th July 10:15am-12:30pm
Get to know your sewing machine 

If you want to get the most out of your machine, learn new techniques, discover what the feet can do and more then this is the perfect class, one of our most popular. Cost £17.

 Friday 28th July 1:15-3:30pm
Xmas in July
It is never too early to start a Christmas project!
Quick simple project ideal for beginners.
Cost £10.

Saturday 29th July 10:15am-2pm
Free Machine Quilting Sampler Cushion

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.






Product of The Week

Hello everyone

Our product of the week for this week is Amy Butlers Midwest Modern book.

This is not a project book as such, but an expression of Amy's personal vision across home, fashion and lifestyle and captures the energy and creativity of her vision. Beautiful photography showcases not only her fabric and design, but also the personal spaces, collections, gardens and ideas that inspire them, with each chapter presenting tow or three ideas as 'how to' projects. Hardback 224 pages.

The book is only £3.75 in our Summer SALE which is an amazing price for a hardback book! 

Follow the link below to buy or for more information. The book is available in store, online and over the phone. 

http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/midwest-modern-amy-butler-book.ir

We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Brother event!

Hello

I'm very excited to tell everyone about our Brother event we have coming up in July. Melanie from Brother  will be here on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th July.

On Wednesday 19th of July Melanie will be running two classes on Brother Software.

The first class will be 10:30am-12:30pm and will be all about the Brother PED PLUS and PED 2 software. This class will be perfect for anyone who has the software and is unsure how to make the most of it or for anyone who is thinking of buying the software.

The second class will be 1:30pm-3:30pm and will be about the Brother PE DESIGN 10 software. This class will be great for those who have this software, anyone who is thinking of getting this software or anyone who has the PED PLUS or PED 2 and would like to upgrade.

Each class is £15. If you would like to book, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

On Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th we will be having Brother Dealer days. Melanie will be able to help you decide which sewing machine, embroidery machine or Overlocker is best for you. There will also be 0% finance on some machines as well as the current Brother offers plus additional offers when Melanie is here.
If you have an idea in mind of which machine you would like and would like more information on it this would be the perfect opportunity for you to come along and chat to Melanie. You can let us know you are coming or just pop in on the days.

Don't miss out on this great event!

We hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

What's happening this week at The Fat Quarters

Hello

Just a little update with what's happening and what's new this week!

Product Of The Week

This weeks Product of the Week is our Quilt Card set. In each set you will get 10 blank cards with images of quilts on the front. Each card is 16cm x 22cm. Ideal to give out to your quilting friends or to give as a gift.

Each pack is only £4.50 in our Summer SALE!


http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/quilt-card-set.ir

Sale

Our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE is still on so don't miss out on getting yourself some great deals! If you have just finished a quilt why not use the sale to your advantage and choose a backing and wadding to complete your project. You could get started early on Christmas projects with our new Christmas fabrics from Lecien, or start thinking about people's Christmas presents. If your friend or family member loves patchwork you could get them something from the Moda Bakery. Books are also included in our sale and always make a great gift!

Our sale is available in store, online and over the phone. (Terms, conditions and exclusions apply. The sale does not include magazines, sewing machines and accessories and sale fabric)

Classes this week 

Friday 23rd June- Get To Know Your Sewing Machine- 10:15am-12:30pm, £17. In this class you will learn how to make the most out of your Sewing Machine.

Friday 23rd June- 1:15pm-3:15pm- £15. Smocking on the Sewing Machine.

Saturday 24th June- Dressmaking- 10:15am-12:45pm. £10. Learn how to make your own clothes with our dressmaking teacher Wendy,

Saturday 24th June- Discover Hand Quilting- 10:15am-2:30pm, £15. Learn how to prepare the fabric and quilt the cushion.

If you would like any more information on any of the classes call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, 17 June 2017

NEW Brother Sewing Machine Offers

Hello, 

We currently have some Brother Sewing UK promotions available. 

PR655- FREE stand, plus a choice of either a FREE Cap Frame or PE-Design 10. 

Innov-is V3- FREE premium pack 1 and embroidery foot with LED pointer worth a total or £297.98.

Innov-is 955- Price reduced by £200, now only £599!!

Innov-is 1100- A choice of two promotions, a FREE Quilt kit, OR a FREE creative sewing pack & couture kit. 

Innov-is 55FE- FREE creative quilt kit.


For more information on these offers or any of the Brother Sewing Machine range call us on 01207 565728 or pop in store. 

These offers end on 31st July 2017. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

New in!

Hello

Just a little update with what's new.

We have new whites and creams from Moda that have same colour patterns such as flowers and stars. We also have cream calico back in stock.

We also have new Lecien Christmas fabrics, the Merry Taupe Collection. Great for anyone who wants to get ahead with their christmas projects. They are normally £13 per metre but are included in our 25% off Summer SALE so they are only £9.70 per metre.

Our Sale is available in store, on our website and over the phone. Terms and conditions and exclusions apply. (Sale excludes magazines, sewing machines and accessories and sale fabric)

We hope to see you soon!

http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk