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, 28 July 2017

This week at the Fat Quarters


Just to let you what's happening this week here at The Fat Quarters.

Product Of The Week

This weeks product of the week is Six Penny Memories 'Colliery Days' book.
This fantastic new book is completely different to anything you may have seen before.
It is more than a project book. Set in the North East of England and a stones throw from The Fat Quarters it is a must for quilters new and old.
The projects are easy to understand,and the templates are full size.

'Canny Keepsakes - Colliery Days' Description
Florrie & Betty took inspiration from the rich heritage around them. As Beamish Open Air Museum is on their doorstep they focused on the Colliery Village, rebuilt and set in 1913.
They loosely broadened the era to include the late Victorian and Edwardian periods. The fabric range they have used complements the era, producing a vintage feel with a contemporary twist.
Over twenty projects are interwoven with Florrie's memories, Betty's rhymes and recipes, and some really beautiful imagery.

The book is only £9.74 in our SUMMER SALE! 

New in this week! 

We have just had a delivery of more Moda 'Grunge Hits the Spot' fabrics with beautiful grey, black and dark green. The fabric is included in our SALE at only £11.20 per metre.
 Moda bakery, Snowman Gatherings 3 collection is also in! Perfect for getting ready for Christmas with Snowmen, Snowflakes and stars. They are included in our SUMMER SALE. Charm packs are only £8.99 and Layer Cakes & Jelly Rolls are only £24.74!

Visit our website and Facebook page to see some photos.


We hope to see you soon!



Since the last Newsletter we have had quite a few New Arrivals in store so I thought I would give you all a quick update. The good news is everything is included in our 25% SUMMER SALE.

We have had some fabulous Disney Panels arrive. Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid is perfect for girls of all ages and Winnie the Pooh 'Fly Little Kite' Panel is timeless. In addition we have some co-ordinating Fabrics.
The Bazooples 'Camp Out' Panel is so lovely, have a look at the faces of the animals my favourite is the zebra and again there is a co-ordinating fabric.

From Moda the Brand New 'Snowman Gatherings 3' Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs have arrived in store and we also received recently from the Moda designers 3 Sisters 'Snowberry '. We only have Charm Packs & one Jelly Roll left in this range as they have been so popular. In the 25% SALE the Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes are reduced to £24.74  and the Charm Packs £8.99

The Aurifil threads are re-stocked and we have the Tilda Planner 2018 which is a perfect gift for a friend or to yourself.

We are pleased to say that the outstanding Grunge 'Hit the Spots' fabrics from Moda are now in store, I had to have a play with them and have made a Runner which will be featured on TV this weekend.

Kim is on Hochanda TV with Six Penny Memories on Sunday 30th July at 8am, 11am & 2pm.

Happy Sewing
Kim & the team

Tuesday, 25 July 2017



Just a little update to let you know what's new.

We have just had a delivery of new fabric and panels. We have Disney's Ariel panel and a Winnie The Pooh panel. We also have a Bazooples panel available. We have some beautiful fabrics to match the Winnie the Pooh panel and the Bazooples panel. In addition we also have  new Dumbo the Elephant fabric. Perfect for children and anyone who loves elephants and Disney.

All of the new products are included in our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE!

Head to our website or Facebook page to have a look at some photos.

You can shop in store, over the phone on 01207 565728 or via our website using the link below.

We hope to see you soon!


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

This week at The Fat Quarters


Just to keep everyone updated with what's happening here at The Fat Quarters.

Product of the Week

This weeks Product of The Week is Moda Bakery Snowberry collection. We have Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm packs available. The packs include beautiful floral fabrics in creams, reds and blues. Even better, they are included in out 25% OFF SUMMER SALE! The charm packs are only £8.99, Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls are only £24.74. The collection has been designed by 3 sisters.

Brother Dealer Days

Our Brother dealer days are tomorrow and Thursday. If you are interested in buying a sewing machine or would like more information, Melanie our Brother expert will be here. There will be offers, help and advice & 0% finance on selected machines. This is an ideal opportunity to get your sewing machine because you will be able to get help choosing which is best for you.

Summer Sale 

Our 25% OFF SUMMER SALE is still running! Use this to stock up on notions, waddings and interfacings. Fabric, fat quarters, fat packs, moda backery are also included. Our sale is available in store, over the phone and on our website.

(Sale excludes magazines, sewing machines and accesories & sale fabric).

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 14 July 2017

Your visits!


We've had a few visits from people from quite far away this week! We've had visitors from Suffolk, Glasgow, Isle of Arran and Hertfordshire while they have been on their holidays up here in the North East. If you are up here in the North East for your holidays pop in and see us, we love to know where people travel from to come to see our quilting shop. We are located around 10 miles from Newcastle City centre and are also on a bus route, numbers 47 and 10A. We have parking outside of the shop for those who are driving. If you would like further directions call us on 01207 565728 or pop us into google maps.

We hope to see you soon!

NEW from Moda


We've just had a delivery from Moda! We now have the 'Snowberry' collection by 3 sisters for Moda Bakery. Even better news is that it's included in our 25% off SUMMER SALE!

We have Charm Pack for only £8.99, the Jelly Roll for only £24.74 and the Layer Cake for only £24.74! Available in store, over the phone or on our website. Visit our website or Facebook page to see some photos!

We hope to see you soon!


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

This week at The Fat Quarters


Just to let you know what's happening this week here at Thr Fat Quarters.


We have our Workshop on Wednesday morning, 10:15am-12:45pm.

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. £15.

Saturday 15th July

10:15am-12:30pm Overlocker Beginners

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.

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.

Product of the Week

This weeks 'Product of the Week' is Fat Packs. In each fat pack there are 4 fat quarters from a range of fabric. The fabrics are matched together so they will go well together in a project. We have a lot of different types of fat packs including children's, Christmas floral and batiks. The fat packs are included in our summer sale and prices start from only £6.71. Visit our website to look through them or pop in to see us in the shop. 


Summer Sale

Our 25% off Summer SALE is still running so don't miss out on some bargains! Our sale is everything except magazines, sewing machines and accessories and sale fabric. Everything else is 25% OFF! Pop into our shop, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website.

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, 7 July 2017

NEW from MODA!


I've just put the NEW Moda 'Grunge Hits the Spot' collection on the shelves! Beautiful new fabric with spots available in lots of colours from white to dark brown with lots of bright pinks, greens and blues in between. It is £15 per metre normally but they are included in our 25% off SUMMER SALE so it's only £11.25 per metre. Pop in store to have a look or have a look on our website via the link below.


We hope to see you soon!



The weather in the North East has not been very good this last week, bad for the garden but on a plus plenty of opportunity for sewing.

The 25% SUMMER SALE continues.

New in this week is the Moda 'Grunge Hit the Spot' Fabric which is reduced to £11.20 in the Sale.
The latest edition of the 'SEW' magazine has arrived. In the August issue there is a good mix of Dressmaking & Patchwork projects.

We have a selection of Amy Butler Fabrics which are perfect for Dressmaking or Patchwork.
Check out the Fabric Panels, the 'Windy Day' Panel is very versatile, it could be cut up to make several sewing projects and is now reduced to £5.62.

Our Brother Dealer Event is on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th July.
On Wednesday morning we have a PED PLUS/2 software class and in the afternoon we have a PE Design 10software class. Both classes are ideal if you have or are looking to purchase software, book now as places are limited.

Throughout the Event we will be offering 0% Finance on certain models as well as Special Offers on all of the Sewing & Embroidery machines. Call in for a demonstration, No booking is required.

Kim is on Hochanda TV on Sunday 9th July with Six Penny Memories at 6pm & 8pm and on Monday 10th July at 9am, 1pm & 5pm with her debut on TV in the Netherlands at 7am.

Happy Sewing
Kim & the team.
Tel: 01207-565728

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Product of the Week


Just to let you know about our new Product of the week.

This week it is Sixpenny Memories 'Elevenses' pattern for a cafetiere wrap and coaster. The cafetiere wrap's finished size is 7"x13". The coaster finished size is 10"x10".

The pattern is included in our 25% SALE so is only £5.96! Use a bright fabric to brighten up your kitchen in this typical British Summer weather!

Pop in store, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website via the link below to shop. http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/elevenses.ir

We hope to see you soon!