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.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Dressmaking 27th May


We had a very successful dressmaking class this morning. Everyone found Wendy's demonstration of how to alter the sleeve of a jacket very useful.

If you are interested in dressmaking but are unsure where to start, our classes are ideal for you. Wendy will help you to decide on a simple project to get started such as pyjamas or a simple skirt. She will also be able to advise which type of fabric is best for your chosen project. The class is also ideal for people who have been dressmaking for a while but would like some guidance for their chosen project. One of the girls who comes has just about finished her own coat which looks amazing!

At the beginning of every session Wendy will demonstrate a dressmaking technique. In the next session at the end of May she will be demonstrating how to insert or alter a dart. She will be bringing different fabrics to show you how much difference it will make to the shape of the garment depending on fabric. Another factor for moving/altering a dart is everyone's unique body shape, Wendy will be able to show you how to make the garment fit best for your body shape.

After the demonstration you will be able to work on your own project with Wendy's help. This could be how to read the pattern, how to start or choosing the best fabric for your chosen garment. We have patterns available here and the McCalls most recent catalogue for you to look through and order.

Each class is only £10! The next class will be on Saturday 27th May, 10:15am-12:45pm.

For any further information or to book call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website via the link below.


We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 28 April 2017

New classes


We have some new classes that you are now able to book in to.

Saturday 27th May


We have a new Dressmaking teacher, Wendy, who has over 30 years experience. In each session you will learn a Dressmaking skill such as how to insert a zip, deciding which fabric is best for the garment, and altering garments to fit your size. After this you will get time to work on your own project with Wendy's help. All of this for only £10!

Friday 2nd June

Patchwork & Quilting Techniques

On the first Friday of the month we run patchwork & quilting techniques classes. In each session you will learn a different technique that your sewing machine can do and will then use that technique to make a project. This class us £17.

Friday 23rd June

Get to know your Sewing Machine

We run 'get to know your sewing machine' classes on the last Friday of the month. In each session you will learn something new, something you might not have known your sewing machine was able to do. This class is £17.

Smocking with the Sewing Machine

In this class you will learn the skill of 'smocking' using a machine. The class is £15 and includes an info sheet.

Saturday 15th July

Overlocker Beginners

If you have an Overlocker but haven't had it out of the box or are confused with how to get started this class will be perfect for you. The class will cover threading, cleaning and some of the useful functions of the Overlocker. This class us £10.

Overlocker Bag

Use the useful functions of the Overlocker to make a bag. £10.

For more information on any of these classes call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Product of the Week 25th April


Just an update on this weeks Product of the Week - Udderly Smooth Moisturiser.

Original Udderly Smooth Udder Cream / Hand Cream is a greaseless, stainless water-based moisturizer with a light fresh fragrance.
In recent years, the general public has become aware of Udderly Smooth Udder Cream.
They use Udderly Smooth  as an everyday multi-purpose beauty aid due to its rich moisturizing ingredients and performance in softening dry, skin.
You can also buy an optional pump lid to go with the tub for ease of use.

Reported uses include:

Nappy rash
Chemotherapy Treatment (Hand & Foot Syndrome)
Sunburn & Windburn
Dry, Chapped Skin
Handling paper & documents
Cracked heels
Sporting activities:
Ski-ing & Snowboarding
Scuba diving
Watersports such as yachting, sailing, canoeing, kayaking
Horse riding
Paper cuts

We have two sizes available
4oz tube £4.99.
12oz tub £10.99.


Thursday, 20 April 2017

Loyalty scheme


I would just like to keep everyone updated about our loyalty schemes we have running at the moment.

Loyalty Cards

For each £20 you spend you will get 1 loyalty point. As you get further along the card you will hit 3 separate £5 off vouchers. When you get to the end of the card you will get a £20 off voucher!  Don't forget to bring your card with you every time you come to the shop!

Terms, conditions & exclusions apply.

My 20 Pounds Scheme

We are running a 'MY 20 Pounds' scheme at the moment. Everytime you spend £20 or more in store or online you will receive 10% off! If you are shopping in store the discount will be automatically taken off at the till. If you are shopping online you need to enter code 'MY20POUNDS' before you checkout.

Terms, conditions and exclusions apply.

Don't miss our on these great schemes!

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Product of the week


Every week we are going to have a feature product. This week the feature product is 'Soak'. Soak is ideal for washing your quilts because it has no soap in and requires no rinsing! It is very delicate on the fabric and won't cause any damage. You can also use it to wash wool.

Soak has been an absolute hit with knitters (and wearers of knitted things), but it has also drawn a following of crafters (like quilters, cross-stitchers and weavers) as well as people who hand-wash their clothes. This gentle, fiber-friendly cleanser, formulated for today's sophisticated sensibilities.

How to use:

For hand-washing, pour 1 teaspoon into one gallon of cool water. Soak item for 15 minutes then gently squeeze out water. No need to rinse. Lay knit items flat to dry. Wash sets (like lingerie) together. Some colour may bleed into the water - don?t worry; this won't harm your garment.

Test fabric for colour-fastness before washing.

Soak is also ideal for machine washing- including High Efficiency Machines. Use the delicate cycle and measure Soak based on your machine's instructions. You can either use or skip the rinse cycle, depending on what you are washing. Measure Soak by individual machine guidelines.
Our general rule is one capful (or squeeze) on the 14oz bottle or two capfuls on the 4oz bottle for a gallon (sink full) of water. Make sure there's enough room for water to move around and cover the garment while it Soaks.

No rinse means that the product is a low-suds liquid. When you soak your items, the dirt and detergent comes out in the water and what is left in the item evaporates. When you squeeze out the water, you are left with a hint of fragrance that dissipates over time. You can rinse if you want. Rinsing does not affect how Soak cleans. It just removes the fragrance.

No rinse means less agitation for fibers. It is easier on garments and makes them last longer. It also uses less water which is good for the planet.

We have different sizes available
1 use 6ml sachet £1.39
130ml £10.99
425ml £16.99.

Follow the link below to purchase from our website or pop in store.

We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, 15 April 2017



We have some new products now available.


NEW from Moda Bakery. 'Corner of 5th and Fun'. Available in Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls. Only £32.99 each!



We have a  new book from Quiltmakers available. '1000 blocks'. A collection of  quilt blocks from today's top designers.
This comprehensive guide covers every block-making approach including applique, foundation-pieced, mixed techniques and pieced. It also features settings and yardages for turning your blocks into beautiful quilts, quilt-making techniques for easy reference and a bonus CD of PDF templates.

The book is only £22.99 .

We hope to see you soon! 

Updated class list


There are some new classes now available. If you would like any more information or to book call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

Friday 21st April

Get to know your sewing machine 10:15am-12:30pm £17

Find out what your sewing machine is capable of .

Saturday 22nd April 

Simple Sampler Quilt 10:15Am-12:30pm, £10
Ideal for beginners! Get started on quilting by making separate blocks and learn different techniques along the way.

Get to Know your Sewing Machine Complete beginners. 1:15pm-3:15pm £10.
If your new to your machine and don't know where to start this class will be ideal for you! Learn how to insert a zip, attach buttons and use the overcasting foot.

Tuesday 25th April
Simply Hearts quilt. 10:15am-2:30pm £20 (2 sessions, 2nd session on 9th May)
Learn how to make a quilt and using patchwork and fusible appliqué.

Saturday 29th April

Dressmaking-10:15am-12:30pm £10.
We have a NEW dressmaking teacher. Wendy has over 30 years of dressmaking experience. In each session you will learn a dressmaking skill such as how to insert a zip, changing a pattern to make it fit you and choosing the best fabric for your garment. After his you will be able to work on your own project with help and guidance.

Friday 5th May
Patchwork & Quilting Techniques, 10:15am-2:30pm, £17.
Learn different techniques linked to patchwork and quilting, this class runs once a month with a different technqiue every time.

Saturday 6th May & Friday 12th May

Simply hearts quilt, 10:15am-2:30pm, £20 (2 sessions, 2nd session on 27th May & 2nd June)
Learn how to make a quilt using patchwork and fusible appliqué.

Friday 19th May & Saturday 20th May (choose from either date) 

Garment Carrier, 10:15am-2:30pm, £17.
Learn how to make a garment carrier using a Layer Cake and a Charm Pack.

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th (choose either date) 
Get to know your sewing machine. 10:15am-12:30pm £17.
Find out what your sewing machine is capable of!

Friday 2nd June

Patchwork & Quilting Techniques, 10:15am-2:30pm £17.
Learn different technqiues linked to patchwork and quilting, this class runs once a month with a different technqiue every time.

Friday 9th June

Stringy star cushion. 10:15am-2:30pm. £17, includes a pattern.
Learn the stringy patchwork technqiue and turn it into a cushion.

Friday 16th June

Pleated Pineapple cushion, 10:15am-2:30pm, £17.
Learn how to make a pleated pineapple block and turn it into a cushion.

Saturday 24th June

Discover Hand Quilting, 10:15am-2:30pm, £15.
In this you will learn how to prepare fabric and

Friday 14th July

Discover Hand Quilting, 10:15am-2:30pm, £15

Thursday, 6 April 2017


Hello everyone

Easter is nearly here again! We have some great patterns for Easter. Baa Baa from Melly & Me is an ideal gift for children. We also have a 'Ma Bunny pincushion' pattern to make a pin cushion that would look lovely anywhere in the house for Easter. We also have some small projects from Patch Abilities with Daffodils on to brighten up your home.

If it's fabric you need for your Easter project take a look at our 'Garden Notes' range from Moda. The fabrics come in cream, yellow, green and blue. There are flower patterns, bees, checks and writing that would be perfect for Easter and for the rest of Spring. We also have Ambleside from Moda which is made up of pink, blue, yellow and green fabrics with floral designs. If you just need something to match what you've got we have got some beautiful spot fabrics from the 'spots & dots' range from Makower.

We are still running our 'My 20 Pounds' scheme. If you spend £20 or more in store or on our Webster you will get 10% off! If you are shopping on our website just type I'm the code MY20POUNDS before you checkout. (Terms, conditions & exclusions apply).

Our Easter opening times are
Thursday 13th April 10am-4pm
Good Friday- CLOSED
Easter Saturday 15th April, 10am-4pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - CLOSED

We will return to our normal opening hours of Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm from Tuesday 18th April.

We hope to see you soon!

McCalls catalouges


We have the new Spring 2017 McCalls catalogue now available in store.

The catalogue has lots of new dressmaking patterns for all of the family. If you see something you like but don't know where to start, come along to one of our Dressmaking classes. Our teacher, Wendy, has over 30 years experience. In each session you will learn a skill and then will be able to work on your own project with help and guidance. All of this for only £10. The classes run on the last Saturday of the month, 10:15am-12:45pm. The next class will be on Saturday 29th April.

Pop in store to browse through the new catalogue and orde your patterns.

For more information on Dressmaking call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

New Brother Sewing Machine offers


We have some great Brother Sewing Machine promotions available.

VR machine is reduced by £500 to only £2999! OR FREE stand VRPRNSTD & thread set.

Innov-is XV reduced by £500 to only £5999. PLUS FREE premium upgrade package worth £329.99.

Innov-is F440E - FREE PED PLUS 2 worth £349.

Innov-is F420 choose from either a FREE creative quilt kit worth £149.99 OR a FREE creative sewing kit & couture kit work £144.98.

Innov-is 35 - FREE creative quilt kit worth £149.99.

If you are interested in any of these offers or would like anymore Information on the machines call us on 01207 565728.

We still have some ex- demos available .

The Innov-is 800E is now only £899. Add the PE DESIGN 10 for an additional £300 ( usual retail price is £999)

Innov-is V5 is now only £1999. Add the PE DESIGN 10 for an additional £300 (usual retail price is £999).

Visit our website for more information on the ex-demos via the link below.


This weeks Feature Product


Just to let you know about this weeks feature product.

The Workbasket Sewing Workbook.

This book has lots of tips and ideas as well as being a journal. There's room for your sewing ideas, pages for gift ideas and places for you to note down the different fabrics your using for your projects.

Some of you might recognise this book because it is inspired by 'The Workbasket' magazine which inspired readers for 61 years. This book contains some of the illustration and content from the magazines most popular years between the 1940's and the 1960's.

The book would be a great gift for someone or for yourself to keep your project ideas tidy.

The book was £9.99 and is now only £7.50.

Purchase the book via our website with the link before, over the phone on 01207 565728 or from our shop.