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.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Product of the week, Christmas, Sale & Opening Hours


I hope everyone is ready for Christmas!

Product of the week

This weeks product of the week is the beautiful Tilda 2018 planner. This is perfect for a Christmas gift and is only £9.09 in our Christmas and New Year SALE!
Bring the beauty of Tilda into your daily life and organise your schedule with weekly inspiration from this much-loved Scandinavian brand.

This brand new Tilda 2018 planner features stunning photography of the latest Tilda fabrics and products, universally loved by crafters, particularly sewers and quilters.

Each week features an inspiring photograph alongside the calendar, plus a month-to-view calendar at the beginning of each month will help you to plan ahead.

This hardback, cloth-bound planner makes a beautiful gift for Tilda lovers, and is finished with a ribbon marker.



It's not to late to make some Christmas gifts and decorations for your home! We have lots of patterns, kits and fabric to make your house look festive. Or you could start early for next year and make the most of our 30% Off SALE!


Don't forget our Christmas and New Year SALE has started. 30% OFF!! This includes fabric, fat quarters, fat packs, Moda Bakery, accessories, wadding and more! (Terms, conditions and exclusions apply).

Christmas opening hours

Here is a reminder of our Christmas and new year opening times.

Saturday 23rd- OPEN- 10am-4pm
Sunday 24th- Christmas Eve- CLOSED
Monday 25th- Christmas Day- CLOSED
Tuesday 26th- Boxing Day- CLOSED
Wednesday 27th- OPEN- 10am-4pm
Thursday28th- OPEN- 10am-4pm
Friday 29th- CLOSED
Saturday 30th- CLOSED
Sunday 31st- New Years Eve- CLOSED
Monday 1st January- New Years Day- CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January- OPEN- 10am-4pm.

Normal hours resume from 3rd January, Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm.

Our website will still be open when the shop is closed for you to make the most of our sale.

We would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at The Fat Quarters!


Friday, 15 December 2017

SALE & what's new


It's Friday again and another week closer to Christmas. I hope your all starting to get everything organised and ready for the big day.


Don't forget that our Christmas and New Year SALE has started! Save a massive 30%!! This could come in handy if you are already thinking about your projects for the new year. Pop in to see us or have a look on our website at all of our beautiful fabrics to get some inspiration. We also have a great range of patterns and books that will guide you through the different projects.

Moda Bakery

A lot of you have been buying your Moda Bakery since our sale started! You save nearly £10 on Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls! If you have been looking at the Moda Bakery be quick as stock is selling out fast!

Simply Vintage

The new issue of Simply Vintage magazine is now in stock! The Winter 2017 edition. The magazine is full of festive projects for quilts, stitcheries, cushions and more! There are also recipe is included. The magazine is £11.99 and available over the phone on 01207 565728, in store and will soon be available on our website.

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


Thursday, 14 December 2017

Our latest newsletter


The Christmas celebrations start now at The Fat Quarters with our 30% Christmas and New Year SALE.

That’s 30% off FabricsModa Pre-CutsWaddings, InterfacingsKitsFabric PanelsBooksPatterns and more (some exclusions apply).

The 30% SALE is in store and on the website, No Promotion Code required, whilst stocks last.

In addition we have a number of Special Offers available on Brother Sewing & Embroidery Machines, Overlockers and the New Cover Stitch Machines, with Christmas delivery still available.

The shop will be open until 4pm on Saturday 23rd December. We will reopen Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th December, and then be closed until 10am on Tuesday 2nd January.

Of course the website will be available for you to shop throughout the holiday period.

We wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Kim & the team



Our Christmas and New Year sale has begun! Save 30%!! The perfect opportunity to stock up, get some last minute Christmas presents or just treat yourself to something you wouldn't normally buy. Moda bakery is included in the sale with charm packs starting from as little as £8.75! Jelly Rolls and Layer cakes now from only £23.09! That's a saving of just under £10! Notions, books, patterns, soak, udderly and threads are all included! Pop in to see us, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website using the link below.

We hope to see you soon!


Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Christmas opening times


Here are our Christmas opening times.

Saturday 23rd December - 10am-4pm
Sunday 24th December Christmas Eve- CLOSED
Monday 25th December Christmas Day- CLOSED
Tuesday 26th December Boxing Day- CLOSED
Wednesday 27th December- 10am-4pm
Thursday 28th December- 10am-4pm
Friday 29th December - CLOSED
Saturday 30th December- CLOSED
Sunday 31st December- CLOSED
Monday 1st January- CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd January 10am-4pm.

Normal hours resume from 2nd January, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.

New product of the week, Christmas, FREE class


I hope everyone had a lovely weekend filled with sewing and Christmas preparations. Are you all nearly sorted for the big day? We hope everyone is enjoying the snow! We've just had a small amount here but temperatures have been -7!! Perfect for staying cosy indoors and getting quilts or projects finished!

Product of the week 

Our NEW product of the week this week is our 'Hand Quilting Tins'. The tins are perfect for Christmas presents for anyone who loves hand quilting or that would like to learn how to. Each kit contains a piece of 100% cotton wadding! a piece of 200 count Moda calico and some Moda fabric. You will also get a quilting needle and a pattern. The kit comes in a reusable Tilda tin with a lid that can be used for storage for your sewing kits. The kits are only £10.99 each! There are 4 different tins but we have LIMITED STOCK!


Don't miss out on our FREE CLASS this Saturday 10:15am-12:45pm. Come along and finish your projects that you've been meaning to finish for a while or get your Christmas projects finished. Call us on 01207 565728 to book you place.


With less than two weeks to go everyone is rushing around getting ready for Christmas! If you are struggling with gifts or people have been asking you what you would like don't forget we have gift vouchers available. You can get vouchers from £5 and are available in store over the phone or on our website.


I hope everyone has a lovely week and hope to see you soon!


Saturday, 9 December 2017

NEW this week!


It's the end of another week and were another week closer to Christmas. Can you believe it's December already? I feel like I've blinked and the year has zoomed past. We have some new gifts in as well just in time for Christmas!

Hand quilting Gifts

I made some new hand quilting gift sets yesterday. Each one comes in a re-usable Tilda tin and includes calico, waddings, fabric, a quilting needle and a pattern. All for only £10.99! There are 4 different tins to choose from. We only have limited stock available. Call us on 01207 565728 or pop in to have a look.

Noel suitcase hamper

We have a Noel tin suitcase available full of festive fabrics, threads, buttons, a panel, a kit, cotton lace and more! The items individually total over £80. The hamper is only £35! The tin it comes in is a reusable Moda tin which will look ideal in your sewing room. Available in store, over the phone on 01207 565728 or on our website. Only 1 left!! http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/christmas-sewing-hamper.ir

Felt Bundles

I made some more felt bundles the other day. Each one contains 4 12" squares and are only £4.50! We have different colour ways available. We also have felt on the bolt.

British Sewing Awards

Don't forget to vote for The Fat Quarters and SixPenny Memories in the British Sewing Awards. Tell your friends and family to vote as well and every time someone votes you have tech ace to win prizes! Follow the link below to vote.


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


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Product of the week, classes & Santa


I hope everyone is getting organised for Christmas! There's only 20 days to go until the big day! Pop in and get some gifts for your quilting or sewing friends. If your completely stuck with ideas don't forget we also do gift vouchers so your friend or family member can choose something themselves.

Product of the week

This weeks product of the week is the SixPenny Memories 'Trio Of Triangles' project book.
Trio of Triangles Project Book

Suitable for Pre-cuts-Moda Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & Charm Packs.
Six Penny Memories will show you how to make a Quilt using a Layer
Cake, a Bed Runner using a Jelly Roll and a Cushion using a Charm Pack
all with a Triangular theme.

The book is ideal for beginners with clear step by step instructions.

Only £9.99!http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk/trio-of-triangles-project-book.ir

Classes this week

We have a FREE class on this Saturday 10:15am-12:45pm. Come along and have some you time and get some projects finished before Christmas. Give us a call on 01207 565728 to book your place.


Santa will be coming past the shop on Saturday 23rd December on the Fire Engine to raise money for charity. Chopwell fire service do this every year and its great to see the community out enjoying the Christmas spirit!

We hope to see you soon!


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Current offers


We currently have some offers available.

My 20 Pounds

When you spend £20 or more in store or on our website you will save 10%. If you are shopping in store or on our website the discount will be applied at the till. If you are shopping on our website you will need to enter the code 'MY20POUNDS' before you checkout.
(Terms, conditions and exclusions apply)

Discounts in classes

If you come to one of our classes you will get money off the items you buy when you are at that class. If you spend under £20 you will save 10% off the items. If you spend over £20 you will save 15% off your items. 
(Terms, conditions and exclusions apply) 

Loyalty card

Don't forget to bring your loyalty card with you when you are in store. For every £20 you spend you will get a star. When you go along the card you will hit 3 £5 stars where you will receive £5 vouchers to spend in store. When you get to the end you will hit a £20 star where you will receive a £20 voucher to spend in store. 
(Terms, conditions and exclusions apply) 


We hope to see you soon! 

Friday, 1 December 2017

December, New Products and Ex-demos!


Just a little update with what's been happening this week here at the Fat Quarters.


Did you see any snow yesterday? We had quite a bit here at Blackhall Mill and it looks beautiful this morning! It's perfect weather for staying in and doing some sewing and quilting. We are open 10am-4pm if you need anything for your project of if you fancy starting Christmas projects.

SixPenny Memories

We have the NEW SixPenny Memories project book in store, Trio Of Triangles. The project book is £9.99 and is suitable for pre-cuts such as Moda Charmpack, Layer Cake & Jelly Rolls. Use the techniques to make your own finished project or follow the instructions included in the project book to make a quilt, bed runner or cushion. The book is available in store, over the phone on 01207 565728 and will be available on our website later today.

Moda Bakery

We have NEW Moda bakery available- Biscuits & Gravy. We have charm packs £12.50, Layer Cakes £33.99 and Jelly Rolls £33.99.


We still have our Brother Innov-is 27SE ex-demo is still available. Perfect for a Christmas present!
This machine offers fantastic versatility for both the beginner and experienced sewer. The electronic ‘jog dial' provides fingertip control to easily choose from 50 stitch patterns, including 5 buttonholes. The backlit LCD screen allows you to see at a glance information about the stitch you have chosen, and the electronically controlled functions allow you to adjust the stitch sizes in a simple and precise way. Features like the built-in automatic needle threading system and quick set bobbin make it quick and easy to get started on your next sewing project.


Have a look on our Facebook page to see our suitcase gift hampers. Perfect for Christmas presents for a friend or relative that loves sewing or just for yourself! 

We hope to see you soon!