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, 31 March 2017

April Fools Discount


We have an amazing 25% off fabric and fabric panels!!

This offer is running until 4pm on Saturday 1st April in store and until midnight on Sunday 2nd April on our website! Don't miss out!!

(Discount does not apply to sale fabrics)


Tuesday, 28 March 2017

New this week!


Just a little update about what's new this week.

Extra Wide Fabric

We have three new extra wide fabrics in stock from the 'backers' range. Each one is 110" wide and £19 per metre. We have purple, red and sage available. The red and purple have gold detailing and the sage has dark green detailing. Visit our website, Facebook or Instagram for photos.


We have a new 'Quilt Lovely Book' available. The book includes 15 vibrant projects using piecing and appliqué. The book is £14.99. These books are selling fast! Visit our website to buy it, pop in or call us on 01207 565728.

We have 'The Quiltmakers' book now HALF PRICE at only £9.99!!
This collection of workshops offers a unique opportunity for quilters to learn from the masters of their cherished craft. Drawn from around the world, top names such as Lynette Jenson (of Thimbleberries), Jan Bolton (textile pictures), Joanna Figueroa (of 'Fig Tree Quilts') have come together to share their expertise in this practical guide to a range of quilt patterns and techniques. Each of the chapters begins with a guide to the quilter's work and inspiration, followed by a practical project. Covering colour choice, special techniques, liberated quilts and fabric collage, this is an invaluable insight into the creativity of the master crafters and will become a treasured reference for quilters everywhere. 



If you saw Kim and Debbie on TV on Sunday with Sixpenny Memories and liked the Garment Carrier pattern using a Layer Cake and Charm Pack, we have 2 classes available to make this on Friday 19th May 10:15am-2:30pm & Saturday 20th May 10:15am-2:30pm.
The class will be £17 and will incorporate patchwork, inserting zips and other useful technqiues.
If you are interested in this visit our website or call us on 01207 565728.


We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 24 March 2017

Brand New This Week!


A few new things have come in this week which are available in store, over the phone or on our website.


We have a new range in from Makower called Galaxy. This fabric is perfect for anyone who loves astronauts, planets, space and robots. The range is £14 per metre.

Osnaburg and tea-dyed calico are back in stock, Osnaburg is £10 per metre and tea-dyed calico is £10 per metre.


NEW from Moda bakery is the poetry collection.
Layer cake £32.99
Jelly Roll £32.99
Charm pack £11.99.  You will receive a FREE pattern with every charm pack.


We have 3 new books available.

The Essential Sampler Quilt Book

This book contains 40 blocks with step by step guides to making them as well as diagrams. An ideal book for beginners . You will learn different techniques throughout the book such as traditional patchwork and appliqué,


Quilts From The House of Tula Pink

 Quilts from the House of Tula Pink contains 10 large quilt projects and 10 smaller accessory sewing projects each in vivid, vibrant colour, the Tula Pink way.


The Quilters Paper Piecing Workbook

Learn foundation paper-piecing one block at a time
Through more than 20 unique paper-pieced blocks that are used in 18 unique quilted projects, you'll gain confidence and skill. Start with the basics that show you step-by-step how to foundation paper-piece your first blocks with projects that allow you to put your new skills to work. When you're ready for a paper-piecing challenge, get more adventurous with blocks that encourage you to take risks with foundation paper-piecing--with impressive results! Elizabeth has taught thousands of quilters the joy of foundation paper-piecing, now it's your turn. Discovering the possibilities that foundation paper-piecing has to offer has never been easier!

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


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Classes in April & May


Here is a list of our classes so far for April & May. To book onto a class visit our website,  Call us on 01207 565728 or pop into the shop.


Friday 7th

Patchwork & Quilting Technqiues

In this class you Willard how to make a folded pineapple and turn it into a cushion

Saturday 8th

Satin Stitch Basics

Friday 21st April
Get to know your sewing machine

Find out what your sewing machine is capable of.

Overlocker-how to make a bag

Learn how to make a bag using your Overlocker.

Saturday 22nd

Simple sampler Quilt

Learn how to make a simple sampler quilt

Get to know beginners

If you have a sewing machine but aren't comfortable with it or don't know where to start this class will be ideal for you. It will be a back to basics lesson about the sewing machine.

Tuesday 25th
Simply hearts quilt.
Learn how to make the simply hearts quilt. This class will be over two sessions with the second session on 9th May.

Saturday 29th
If you have ever fancied dressmaking this class will be ideal for you. In each session you will learn a skill such as how to insert a zip, changing a pattern or inserting a dart. You will also get the chance to make your own garment with the help and guidance of our dressmkaking teacher.


Friday 5th
Patchwork and quilting techniques.
In this session you will learn a technique and how to make it into a project.

Saturday 6th
Simply Hearts Quilt
Learn how to make the simply hearts quilt. This class will be over two sessions with the second session on 6th May.

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th
Garment Carrier
Learn how to make a stylish garment carrier using a layer cake and a charm pack.

Thursday 25th & Friday 26th
Get to know your sewing machine

Saturday 28th

If you have ever fancied dressmaking this class will be ideal for you. In each session you will learn a skill such as how to insert a zip, changing a pattern or inserting a dart. You will also get the chance to make your own garment with the help and guidance of our dressmkaking teacher. 


We have workshops throughout the week if you are working on a project and would like some guidance or just fancy a chat with others while sewing.

Tuesday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Tuesday 10:15am-3pm £9.50
Wednesday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Friday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Saturday 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Saturday 10:15am-3pm £9.50.

We hope to see you soon!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

New Moda


We have a new Moda bakery collection available.

The poetry collection by 3 sisters. Ideal for spring time with lots of florals. Available in Jelly Roll, Layer Cake and Charm Pack. You will receive a FREE pattern when you buy any Charm Pack.

Jelly Roll £32.99
Layer Cake £32.99
Charm Pack £11.99.

Pop in to our shop or visit our website.


20% off fabric!


We have 20% off fabric & fabric panels this weekend only to celebrate international quilting day.

We are open 10-4 today.

The offer is running on our website until midnight on Sunday 19th March.

Don't miss out!


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Upcoming classes


Here is a list of our up coming classes.


Friday 17th March , 10:15am-12:30pm, £10.

This class will cover threading, maintaining and the useful different functions of the Overlocker.

Saturday 18th March, 10:15am- 2:30pm, £17.

This class will show you how to do the technique of chenille with a cushion.

Get to know your sewing machine

Thursday 23rd March & Friday 24th March, 10:15am-12:45pm. £17.

Explore the different functions of your sewing machine.


Saturday 25th March, 10:15-12:45pm, £10.

Learn how to dressmake and learn a new technique in every class. Our dressmaking teacher will guide you through making different garments,


Patchwork & Quilting Techniques 

Friday 7th April , 10:15am-2:30pm, £17.

Learn different patchwork and quilting techniques.

Satin Stitch Basics

Saturday 8th April, 10:15am-2:30pm, £17,

Get to know your sewing machine

Friday 21st April, 10:15am-12:30pm, £17.

Simple sampler quilt

Saturday 22nd April, 10:15am-12:30pm, £17

Get to know your sewing machine complete beginners

Saturday 22nd April, 1:15pm-3pm, £10.
In this class you will be covering zips, overcasting foot and buttons.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

This week at The Fat Quarters


Just a little update about what's going on this week here at The a Fat a Quarters.


We have 2 ex demos available at the moment.
The Brother Innov-is 800 E  £2200
The Brother V5 £899.

With both of these machines we are offering PE DESIGN 10 software for an amazing price of £300! The normal price is £999!

If you would like more information about the machines call us on 01207 565728, visit our website or pop into the shop.

We have workshops on a Tuesday , Wednesday morning & Friday morning, if you fancy coming along to work on your own project with some help and guidance please give us a call on 01207 565728.

We have an Overlocker class on Saturday 10:15am-12:30pm. The class will cover how to thread, clean and maintain the Overlocker. You will also be able to look at the different useful functions of the Overlocker. The class is ideal for beginners and for those who have been using the Overlocker for a while. The class is £10. For more information or to book, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 10 March 2017



Just a little update about more new things that have arrived this week.


Makower scandi 4 is here! Only £12 per metre,


We also have new fabrics from Nutex, elephant fabric and bird house fabric.


Check our website, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for photos.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017



We have some great offers available at the moment.

Fatpack Friday!
Friday 10th March

Save 20% on FatPacks in store and online this Friday only!

FREE patterns

- FREE disappearing 4 patch pattern with every charm pack.

- FREE Thimbleberries sweetheart runner pattern with every Thimbleberries pack.

- FREE Thimbleberries pattern when you buy 2 metres of Thimbleberries fabric.


Our letters tied with blue stamps are now buy one get one free in store and over the phone only!

Loyalty Points

We have a loyalty scheme in store. For every £20 you spend you will get a star crossed off the card. When you are going along you will hit 3 £5 vouchers to use in store. When you reach the end of the card you will receive a £20 voucher to spend in store.

Terms and conditions and exclusions apply.

SAVE 10%

Save 10% when you spend £20 in store and online. If you are shopping online enter code MY20POUNDS before you checkout.

Some exclusions apply.

Half metre pieces

We have a half metre piece basket available in store which has lots of different fabrics and end of line fabrics. Prices start at £5.

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

What's new!


Just a little update about what's new and what's been happening here at The Fat Quarters.

Brother Scan'N'Cut days

We held two UK exclusive Brother Scan'N'Cut days at the end of February with John Bloodworth as part of his 'All Counties Craft Challenge' in aid of  Mind charity. We raised a massive £460 over the two days with the class and a raffle. John has now raised his total of £20,000!!

New in store

We have some new items available. Metal D-rings are in stock for only 50p each!

Bag feet are new in for only 50p each. They are great for finishing off bags!

We have new cotton and linen blend squares available. There are different patterns and the squares are 19.5"x19.5" and are £2.00 each.

Ex-Demo machines

We have a few ex-demo machines available at the moment.

Innov-is V5

Brother Innov-is V5 (Ex Demo) - Available for £2200 (A saving of £799 from the normal retail price). 3 year warranty.

Why not Add the PE Design 10 software for an additional £300. (Normal Retail Price £999)

Innov-is V5 sewing, quilting and embroidery machine.
Create beautiful embroidery, quilting and home décor with the new Long-arm Innov-is V5.

• Extra large long arm – 11.25" (285mm)
• ICAPS continuous automatic pressure system – continually detects fabric thickness for superior stitch quality
• 10" (258mm) full-spectrum LED lighting
• Large 300mm x 180mm embroidery area – ideal for larger projects
• High-speed sewing and embroidery
• Large LCD touch screen – including on-screen editing for embroidery projects
• USB ports – making it easy to import designs

Innov-is 800E

Innov-is 800E (Ex Demo). £400 off normal retail price, 3 year warranty.

Why not Add the PE Design 10 software for an additional £300. (Normal Retail Price £999)

If you've been thinking about adding an embroidery-only machine to your existing sewing machine, you should consider the Innov-is NV800E.

• 160 x 260 mm embroidery area

• 138 built-in embroidery patterns
• Colour LCD touch screen
• Quick-set bobbin
• Auto needle threader
• 11 built-in fonts

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