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, 28 February 2017



Have you or anyone you know ever fancied dressmaking?

We run classes on the last Saturday of the month with a dressmaking teacher. In the class you will learn a different skill every time such as how to put a dart in, reading a pattern and knowing which fabrics are best to work with.

Our next class is on Saturday 25th March, 10:15am-12:45pm. In this session you will learn how to insert a zip into a garment. After you have learned this skill you will be able to get on with your own project with help and guidance from the teacher when needed.

This class is great for beginners as the teacher will help you to make a simple garment first such as pyjamas or a skirt to show you the basics. He class is also ideal for people who have been dressmaking for a while and would just like a few pointers with their project.

The class is only £10.

Follow the link below to visit our website to book, or call us on 01207 565728.


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Scan'N'Cut Days


Our UK exclusives of the Brother Scan'N'Cut were a huge success on Thursday & Friday! John Bloodworth introduced the Scan'N'Cut and Melanie Haigh showed everyone how to get the most of Scan'N'Cut.

Everyone who came said they thoroughly enjoyed it and learned a lot about theScan'N'Cut and how to use it along with their embroidery machines.

We also raised a lot of money for Mind Charity as part of John Bloodworths 'All Counties Craft Challenge'.

We are very proud to be the first place in the UK to hold a Masterclass for the new Scan'N'Cut.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to the event.

There are photos on our Facebook page.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Brother Sewing Machine Offers


Brother have some offers on for February & March.

Innov-is V5- FREE PE- Design 10 worth £999.
Innov-is F480 - FREE PE-Design Plus 2 worth £349.
Innov-is 1800Q- £300 saving! Now only £999!
Innov-is 1300- Choose from either a FREE creative quilt pack OR a FREE creative sewing pack.
Innov-is 27SE - FREE creative quilt kit worth £149.99.

If you are interested in any of these offers or would like more information, call us on 01207 565728 or pop in to our shop.

These offers are available until 31st March 2017.

We also have a Brother  Innov-is V5 ex-demo available for £2200 which is a saving of £799 off retail price.

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Next week at The Fat Quarters


We have a busy week coming up next week!

Brother Scan'N'Cut event

Next Thursday and Friday, 23rd & 24th February we have Brother Scan'N'Cut events. We have a UK exclusive of the new Scan'N'Cut. John Bloodowrth will be here to introduce the Scan'N'Cut as part of his 'all counties challenge' in aid of  Mind Charity. Melanie from Brother will also be here to show you how to make the most of the Scan'N'Cut. Kim Suleman will also be demonstrating different Brother Sewing machines.

10;15am - 3pm

The cost of the day is £30 .

This event will be great for people who have a Scan'N'Cut and need help with how to use it or for people who are considering getting a Scan'N'Cut.

Charming Table Runner

Next Saturday, 25th February we have a 'Charming Table a Runner' class. In the class you will learn how to make the top of o table runner using only one charm pack.
The class is £17 and includes a pettern.

10:15 am - 2:30pm

For more information or to book in for any of these classes call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website. http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/?searchStr=Classes&sub=Go%21

Friday, 17 February 2017

New from Moda


Yesterday we got a big delivery of new moda fabrics and moda bakery.

The Garden Notes range by Kathy Schmitz is available in fabric and in jelly rolls, charm packs and layer cakes! Beautiful spring colours and designs.

Fabric is £14.50 per metre
Charm packs £10.99
Layer cakes £32.99
Jelly rolls £32.99.

Visit our website or pop in to our shop to see them.


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

New fabrics


New fabrics from Lecien have arrived and are now available at £14 per metre.

We have

- American country
- Antique flower sheeting
- Centenary 21st
- High Tea Collection
- Old new 30's
- Retro 30's smile.

The fabrics are now available to buy from our website and in our shop.


Friday, 10 February 2017

What's happening here at The Fat Quarters


What's new this week


We have new cream and white fabrics in from Moda, perfect for backgrounds and to brighten up projects. We have more new fabrics due in next week from Moda.

Save 10%

Our 'My 20 pounds' scheme is back. If you spend £20 in store or online you will save 10%. If you are shopping online just enter code 'MY20POUNDS' before you checkout. Some exclusions apply.

We have lots of new fat packs available this week from black and whites, to Christmas and children's. Lots to choose from!

McCalls Patterns

McCalls dressmaking patterns are half price until Thursday 16th February. Pop in to look through our catalogues. There are patterns for adults and children available in a variety of sizes.

Social Media

Don't forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, @thefatquarters for regular updates.


Our Chenille class was so popular that we have added 3 more classes.
Wednesday 1st March 10:15am-2pm, £15.
Tuesday 8th March 10:15am- 2:30pm £17
Saturday 18th March 10:15am- 2:30pm £17.

Our UK exclusive Brother Scan'N'Cut days are just around the corner on Thursday 23rd February 10:15am- 3pm and Friday 24th February 10:15am-3pm.

John Bloodworth will be here to show the new Scan'N'Cut as part of his 'All Counties Challenge' in aid of Mind Charity. Melanie from Brother will be here to show you how to get the most out of the Scan'N'Cut and Kim Suleman will be demonstrating different Sewing Machines. The day will be Ida. For those who have a Scan'N'Cut as well as those who are interested in one. The cost of the day will be £30.

Charming Table a Runner

Saturday 25th February 10:15am- 2:30pm.
This class will teach you how to make a table runner out of one charm pack, the class is £17 and includes a pattern.

Saturday 25th February 10:15am-12:45pm.

If you fancy a new hobby or have been dressmaking for a while this class will be ideal for you. Theresa Corrigan will be taking the class so will be able to help guide you through your project. He class is £10.

For any information call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website. www.thefatquarters.co.uk

Friday, 3 February 2017

New from Moda!


We have some brand new charmpacks in from moda with prices starting at £11.99
We have
- Sundrops
-  Hey dot
- Desert Bloom
- Saturday
- Oak Heaven
- Darling little Dickens
- Baltimore Blues
- Hop, a Skip and a jump.

We also have new Batik charmpacks £12.50 and Jelly Rolls £37.99.

Visit our Facebook page or website to see some photos.


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

This week at the Fat Quarters


Our Christmas & New Year Sale has now finished so were getting everything tidied up and organised. New Fat Packs are being made from our ranges. We also have lots of pre-cut half metre pieces.

We have lantern kits available for only £9.99 and you get enough components to make 3 lanterns.


We also have waster paper bin kits which are £12.99 and come with enough components to make one bin.


Also, we are running our "My 20 Pounds " offer again. If you spend £20 in store and online you will save 10%. If you are shopping in our shop the discount will be taken off at the till. If you are shopping online just enter the code "MY20POUNDS" at the checkout to get your discount.

We hope to see you soon