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.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Closing Down Sale


It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you after many years trading as The Fat Quarters we will be closing our doors.

The decision was not an easy one but it is as a result of a downturn in the market and a need for me to have more time to myself and my family. However, I have decided to carry on doing my work on TV with Six Penny Memories.

We are having a 50% Closing Down SALE  on ALL products (except sewing machines) in store and on the website.

Everything must go including many of the fixtures and Samples.

The opening hours of the shop will be slightly different over the next few weeks as we have decided to keep our doors open.

Saturday 2nd Feb                      10am-4pm
Monday 4th Feb                      10am-3pm
Tuesday 5th to Sat 9th Feb       10am-4pm
Sunday 10th Feb                     10am-3pm
Monday 11th Feb                     10am-3pm
Tuesday 12th to Sat 16th Feb   10am-4pm
Tuesday 19th Feb                      10am-4pm
Wednesday 20th Feb                10am-4pm
Thursday 21st Feb                    10am-3pm this will be our last day of Trading.

I will still be available to support anyone with their sewing machines and intend to continue teaching some classes.

You will be able to contact me after The Fat Quarters closes by email at
Tel: 07908748856
or visit the website www.six-penny.com for details of classes and products from Six Penny Memories.

It now just leaves me to thank everyone for their continued support, friendship and I do hope to keep in contact with you all.

Happy Sewing

Kim & the team

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Brother Offers ending soon


Did you all catch Six Penny Memories on Create and Craft on Sunday? Wasn't Kim brilliant! She will be back on at the end of February if you didn't record the program.

Our SALE is still on at the moment. 30% OFF fabric, FatPacks and fabric panels. Fabrics from only £7 per metre!! Have a look at our website or pop in to have a look.


If you have been thinking about the current Brother offers don't miss our as they finish tomorow.
The offers are-

PR1050X - REDUCED by £1000 to only £7999

Innov-is VQ2- FREE wide table and FREE Mettler 96 piece silk finish quilting thread pack worth £299.98. 

Innov-is F480 - FREE PE DESIGN Plus 2 worth £349.00

Innov-is A150 - FREE Creative quilt kit worth £149.99 

Give us a call on 01207 565728 for more information. 

We hope you all have a lovely week and we hope to see you soon. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Six Penny Memories on TV


Don't miss Six Penny Memories on TV this Sunday. They have moved to Create and Craft and this is Kim's first show of 2019 and first show back on create and craft. She will be on at 8am for 2 hours. After this she will be on the last Sunday of each month at 8am and then another hour later on.

Create and Craft channels

Freeview - 23
Sky - 683
Virgin - 748
Freesat - 813

Also availble on Apple TV and Amazon Fire.

Don't forget record it if your going to be out. Kim has lots of beautiful fabrics and has some great demos planned.

We hope to see you soon!

Do u follow us on Facebook?


Do you know we have a Facebook page? If you are on Facebook give us a like amd follow us. You will be able to stay up to date with fabrics, offers, patterns and lots more! I also share posts of what the girls in our workshops are making and the different classes we have on. Just search for The Fat Quarters.

We are also on Instagram. This is the perfect way to see all of our fabrics. I've just been adding some new photos today. If you are on Instagram give us a follow.


Saturday, 19 January 2019

This week at The Fat Quarters


We hope your all having a lovely weekend. It's been a busy week of workshops here at The Fat Quarters. Lots of new projects are being started. Many of the girls have made resolutions of finishing some of their started projects. If you also have this as your New Years resolution why not come to one of our workshops? It's a great chance to get new ideas, chat about sewing and meet new friends. We have different times and days availble. 

Tuesday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50 or 10:15am-3pm £9.50
Wednesday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Friday - 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
We have some Saturdays available but please call us on 01207 565728 to check our availability.

New Years Resolutions

Have you made any New Years resolutions? Maybe it's to get your sewing room tidy. If so, we have the perfect storage for your from Prym. The organiser has 9 boxes which are perfect for storing needles, pins, buttons, beads and lots more. The organiser is currently on SPECIAL OFFER. Was £19.99 now only £13.99!! We also have other Prym storage available in store and on our website. 

Limited stock 

We have a few items now limited stock. The Minnie Mouse panel is perfect for a quick quilt, just add a backing and wadding, quilt it, add binding and your done. The panel was £15.99 now only £11.19 in our sale! 

We only have a few left of the Prym backpack which is currently on special offer. It was £72.00 now only £45.00. It's perfect for going to workshops and classes. It's very comfortable and even has space for your laptop. 

Daisy the dog kits are perfect for both adults and children. The kits celebrate Sew Saturday. We only have the green kit available. Daisy the Dog Kit. Includes fabric, ribbon, felt for ears and buttons for eyes. Finished Size: Approx 28cm x 17cm. The kit is only £9.99. 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend that is full of sewing and quilting and we hope to see you soon. 

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Our sale is still on!


Hope you all have a lovely weekend planned. Will there be any patchwork, quilting or sewing done this weekend? Don't forget we still have 30% OFF fabric, FatPacks and fabric panels. Why not get the fabrics ready for your next project while the sale is till on? Maybe you need backing for a quilt, the extra wide fabrics are also included in the sale.

Fat packs

Our sale includes FatPacks. Each one contains 4 fat quarters that have been put together to contrast and work well together. You could make a cushion front, dolls clothes and lots more with them! Their also grat for or giving your sewing if you wanted to just cut squares and sew them together. In the sale they start from only £7.99!!


Fabric panels

Our fabric panels are ideal for a quick and easy quilt. We have Minnie Mouse, elephants, Christmas and more! Simply choose a backing and wadding, quilt them together, add a binding and your quilt is done. We also have some panels for place mat settings which are great for family get together or to freshen up your table decorations. Follow the link to have a look at them on our website.


We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we hope to see you soon


Wednesday, 9 January 2019



We are back to our normal opening hours this week of Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.
All of our workshops are up and running again. If you would like to come to a workshop just give us a call on 01207 565728. You don't have to sign up to a block number of sessions, you don't even have to stick with the same day. You could come on a Tuesday one week then a Wednesday the next week. Some people come once a month just for some time to themselves to get some sewing done. We have different days availble
Tuesday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50 or 10:15am-3pm £9.50
Wednesday- 10:15am -12:45pm £6.50
Friday - 10:15am -12:45pm £6.50

We offer some Saturdays but please contact us to see which dates are free.
When you come to the workshop you will need to bring your sewing machine, sewing kit including scissors, rotary cutter, threads, stitch ripper etc. If you have a pattern that you are working on bring this with you and any fabrics you would like to use. Alternatively we have patterns and fabrics here if you wanted guidance for a beginners project.

If you would like Any further information feel free to give us a call on 01207 565728.

Social media

Are you on Facebook or Instagram? Give us a like and follow to keep up to date with what we have going on, what's new and any special offers. I regularly put photos on of people's work from our classes and workshops.