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, 23 February 2018

New in, charms & SixPenny Memories on TV


It's been a busy day today with the girls in doing a workshop and we also had a class where the girls where learning how to make a blazing star block. Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to have a look at their beautiful work.

Back in stock

We have Aurifil threads back in stock! We have a range of colours available. If you buy 6 or more Aurifil threads you will get a FREE storage box for them. (Whole stocks last).


Moda calico is back in stock in 45" wide and 120" wide. We have them available in cream and white. 120" wide is £20 per metre and 45" wide is £10 per metre. The calico is 200 count and is beautiful.



We have some beautiful quilt charms and charm holders available. Perfect for gifts or to great yourself. Have a look on our website for more information.


New Books

We had a delivery of new books this morning.

Jelly Roll Quilts in a Weekend by Pam and Nicky Lintott £15.99.

Jelly Roll Quilts in a Weekend: 15 Quick and Easy Quilt Patterns by Pam & Nicky Lintott -Paperback

Do you long to make beautiful quilts but have such a busy life you can never find the time? Imagine creating a quilt top – maybe even your first – in just a weekend! This jelly roll quilt pattern collection includes 15 contemporary quilts, which are easy enough to piece in a weekend.
Jelly rolls are a fantastic shortcut to patchwork and quilting: you can avoid the hours of cutting and preparation required for making a quilt and go straight to the fun bit – the sewing!

Sunshine Sewing by Tilda £12.99

Bring some Scandi charm to your spring crafting with Tilda's Sunshine Sewing. This brand new pattern book from the hugely popular designer Tone Finnanger is packed with gorgeous sewing and quilting projects to add a ray of sunshine into your spring décor. Featuring two full size quilts, plus pillows, soft toys and fabric bowls – all made in the latest Tilda fabric ranges, plus stunning photography, this Tilda spring collection is a treat for sewers everywhere. 12 adorable projects are themed around the summer coast and countryside, with motifs of lemons, fruit trees, birds, octopuses, mermaids, jellyfish, narwhals, starfish and more.

Quilt with Tula and Angela £16.99

Quilt the rainbow with Tula Pink and Angela Walters!

Add colour and punch to your next project with Quilt with Tula & Angela.

Known for her cool, innovative style, Tula Pink will inspire you to toss your color wheel and commit to her signature approach to combining colors. Angela Walters creates the complementary finish and surface texture for each design, resulting in the perfect marriage of color and style for each of the featured 17 quilt projects.

Pairing one shape with one color family in each chapter, you'll step through quilts of varying sizes, at the same time enjoying a front row seat to the creative collaboration between these mavens of style.

In addition to the 17 signature Tula Pink quilt designs and 42 quilt design motifs from Angela Walters, you will also be treated to useful tips on choosing fabrics and mixing up prints and approaching the quilt process.

Featuring bold illustrations and gorgeous photographs, Quilt with Tula & Angela is the comprehensive approach to intuitive color choices you've been waiting for.

SixPenny Memories on TV

Don't miss Six Penny Memories on Hochanda this Sunday at 8am and 11am. 


We have some beautiful gift sets available that will be perfect for Mother's Day, Easter and Birthdays. Each one includes fabrics, threads, soak, buttons and lots more! Visit our website for more information, 

Classes and Demos next week 

We have some spaces for our classes next week.

Wednesday - Workshop- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50

Thursday - Block Of The Month- 10:15am-12:45pm £7

Friday- Get To Know Your Sewing Machine- 10:15am-12:45pm £10
Learn how to use your walking foot on your machine.

Saturday-Get To Know Your Sewing Machine - 10:15am-12:45pm £10

Saturday- FREE DEMO- 11am

In the Free demonstration at 11am you will be shown how to use a basic rotary cutter, mat and ruler.
The demonstration will also show you how to use the Square ruler as well as some speciality rulers.



Don't forget we still have 30% OFF fabric, FatPacks and fabric panels!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend filled with sewing and quilting and we hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Sale, fabric packs & what's on this week


We seem to be flying through February heading straight towards spring! If you fancy brightening up your homes ready for spring we have some beautiful fabrics in pinks, yellows, greens and creams that are perfect for spring.

Our Award

Kim went down to Brimingham last weekend to collect our certificate for our award for the Btitish Sewing Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us and we where very excited to be 2nd place in the North of  England!


To celebrate our award we have 30% OFF fabric fabric panels and fat packs. This offer is available on our website, in the shop and over the phone on 01207 565728. http://www.thefatquarters.co.uk

Fabric packs

I've just been putting some new Thimbleberries packs together. Keep an eye out for them on our website soon. We also have some beautiful Rosalie Quinlan fabric packs and Art Gallery packs that will be available on our website soon.

Classes this week

We have some spaces available for our classes this week.

Friday- Patchwork and Quilting Techniques Blazing Star- 10:15am-2pm
Learn how to make a Blazing Star Block.
The class includes All fabrics which will be pre-cut to make a 12 inch finished block.
This could then be made into a cushion, bag or the centre of a quilt. £17. 

Saturday- Dressmaking- 10:15am-12:45pm £10.
This class is perfect for beginners and those with dressmaking experience. Our teacher Wendy will help you to make a garment of your choice. During the session you will learn a dressmaking tip or skill such as how to insert a zip, Interfacings or how to add a pocket. All of this for only £10 per session!

Contact us for more information on any of our classes or to book.

We hope to see you soon!

Phone number- 01207 565728


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Classes next week


We have some spaces available for classes next week.


Workshop 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Workshop 10:15am-3pm £9.50


Workshop 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50


Patchwork and Quilting techniques Blazing Star
10:15am-2pm £17
Learn how to make a Blazing Star Block.
The class includes All fabrics which will be pre-cut to make a 12 inch finished block.
This could then be made into a cushion, bag or the centre of a quilt.


Workshop - 10:15am- 12:45pm £6.50
Workshop- 10:15am -3pm £9.50


10:15am - 12:45pm £10.

This class is ideal for anyone thinking of making their own clothes. Wendy will guide you through your garment and help you to make it perfect for you. During the class you will also learn a dressmaking technique such as how to add a zip or insert a dart. You will also get to choose the garment you make. All for only £10.

For lore information on any of our classes or to book, call us on 01207 565728, pop in to the shop or visit our website using the link below.


Friday, 16 February 2018

New this week


New Moda

I just wanted to update you with our NEW Moda bakery that has just arrived. The Farmhouse Reds collection. Available in Charm Pack- £12.50, Layer Cake- £33.99 and Jelly Roll- £33.99. Have a look on our website using the link below or on our Facebook and Instagram page.


New class

We have scheduled a Scrappy Log Cabin class on Tuesday 27th March 10:15am-2:30pm.

One of the favourite classes in store. An ideal way to use up those scraps and make either a cushion or throw or go further and make a bed sized quilt.
Cost £10

For more information or to book, call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website using the link below. 



Don't forget we have our 30% SALE on at the moment. 30% OFF fabrics, fat packs and fabric panels.  Visit our website or Facebook page to see the beautiful fabrics that are included.

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

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

30% SALE


I hope you had a lovely weekend. I just wanted to let you know that we have 30% SALE on fabrics, fat packs and fabric panels. We have some beautiful panels such as the 'Best Friends' panel and the 'Bazooples' panel. If you have thought about your projects for the next couple of years why not get the fabrics sorted and save yourself 30%! We have some beautiful fat packs available that are great to treat yourself or to give as gifts. Have a look in store or on our website at all of the different ones.

Of you are shopping on our website the discount will be applied automatically. If you are shopping in store or over the phone the discount will be applied at the till.

We hope to see you soon!


Our latest newsletter & SALE


We are absolutely delighted to have received an award at the British Sewing Awards. Kim will be attending the presentation which is held in Birmingham.

To celebrate in store and to say a huge thank you to all of our customers we are having a 30% SALE onFabricsFabric Panels and Fat Quarter Packs in store and on the website. No Promotion Code needed.

We have a vast inventory of Fabrics in store which are well worth checking out. Including fabrics from Amy ButlerModa FabricsWindham Fabrics and lots more.

Happy Sewing
Kim & the team

Kim Suleman

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Six Penny Memories


I hope your all having a lovely Saturday morning. We currently have the Trio Of Triangles class on at the moment and the girls are learning how to make the cushion from the SixPenny Memories 'Trio Of Triangles' book.

SixPenny Memories are on Hochanda tomorrow at 8am and 11am. Don't forget to record their shows if your going to be out or you can always catch up on the Hochanda website.

We hope to see you soon!


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Gift sets

Are you struggling with what to get your sewing and quilting friends as a gift for their birthdays? Do you want to give out different Easter gifts this year or get your Mam something special for Mother's Day? We have a great selection of gift sets from £8.99 to £35. They include different things such as fabrics, soak, kits, patterns and lots more! Have a look on our website or Facebook page. You could also put them away for Christamas 2018.

Follow the link below to shop.


Classes in March


We have scheduled some classes into our diary for March. They are available to book onto now. You can book by calling us on 01207 565728, popping into the shop or on our website using the link below.


Thursday 1st
Block of the Month- 10:15am-12:45. £7.

A great opportunity to work on a Block of the Month project with some good company. Choose from a variety of BOM programmes in store. Cost £7.

Friday 2nd
Free Machine embroidery & Quilting  10:15am-2:30pm £17. 

Learn how to do free machine embroidery & quilting. Includes pre-cut appliqué shapes.

Saturday 3rd
Selfish sewing class

So often life takes over and we are so busy doing other things that we forget to have time to sew. The Selfish Sewing Session is a great opportunity to catch up with or finish off old projects or just start something you have wanted to do.
Everyone is invited for coffee, cake a catch up and a little sewing. FREE CLASS.

To book your place please ring the shop on 01207 565728 Tuesday to Saturday between 10am to 4pm.

Friday 9th
Machine Embroidery Zip in the Hoop 10:15am-12:45pm.  £17.

A great class to get the most out of your Embroidery Sewing Machine.

This is an unusual 'in the hoop' design. Many of you sew as well as embroider and would like to use your hoops to insert zippers in your sewing projects. Using one of the Sweet Pea designs from Australia this zipper design will let you do just that for zips up to 16 inches in length.

Included in the class is your copy of the Sweet Pea Design which is available in multi formats, and sizes.

During the class we will load the designs onto the machine, hoop interfacings and fabrics and lots more. Ideal for beginners.

Tuesday 13th
Get to know your sewing machine 
In this session we are looking at more feet included in your sewing machine , what they can do, and how they can make your sewing easier.
Cost £10.

Friday 16th
Overlocker class £10 1:15pm-3:15pm.
The class is ideal if you are a beginner or if you have some experience. We will look at threading and maintaining as well as a number of useful and decorative functions of the overlocker.
Cost £10

Saturday 17th 
Get to Know your Sewing Machine beginners 10:15am-12:45

Explore all of the feet that are included in your sewing machine. £10. 

Contact us for more information or to book. 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

It's the weekend again!

Hello everyone!

So here we are in February. This year is going pretty fast already! How are all your new year projects going? If you need some inspiration we have lots of patterns, kits and fabrics to help. We have some beautiful spring fabrics from Moda including the Ambleside collection. We also have some brights from Moda such as Grunge Hits the Spot, Batiks and Canyon. These fabrics will cheer up this very dull February afternoon.

Of your New Years resolution was to come to some classes we have plenty coming up. Next week we have 'Get to Know Your Sewing Machine' on Tuesday morning & Friday morning. We also have the 'Trio Of Triangles' class next Saturday morning. Visit out website to find more information or to book. We also have some workshops this week where you can come along and work on your own project, get a bit of help and have a chat with others. These are on Tuesday morning or all day, Wednesday morning, Friday morning or all day and Saturday morning. Workshops are £6.50 for half a day and £9.50 for a full day. These can be booked over the phone on 01207 565728 or on our website.


Don't forget our loyalty scheme is back. Spend £20 or more and get 10% off! If you have a loyalty card don't forget to bring it with you. If you don't have one or have lost yours we can start a new one at the till for you. For every £20 you spend you will get a star, as you go along the card you will hit 3 £5 vouchers and when you get to the end you will be a £20 voucher.

Gift sets

I have been busy making some new gift sets this week. They are perfect for  Birthdays, Valentines presents, Mother's Day gifts or an alternative to an Easter egg! You could also treat yourself to one. They come in different storage tins/ boxes and are filled with fabrics, threads, buttons and more!! Have a look on our website for photos or check out our Facebook page.


Social Media

Keep up to date with everything that's happening here on our social media sites. We are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend filled with sewing and quilting and we hope to see you soon!


Friday, 2 February 2018

Brother Sewing Machine Offers


Here are the new Brother Sewing UK offers. 

Innov-is V5- Reduced to £2799 plus FREE premium pack and wide table worth £229.98.

Innov-is M280D- Reduced to £799.

Innov-us 1100- choose from either a FREE creative quilt kit OR a FREE creative sewing kit & couture pack. 

Innov-is 35- FREE creative quilt kit. 

For more information on these offers or in any of the Brother range call us on 01207 565728, pop in or visit our website. 

Offers are valid until 31st March 2018. 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Loyalty cards


Now our sale has ended we have rolled out our loyalty scheme again. If you have a loyalty card don't forget to bring it with you next time to get your stamps, if you haven't got one or have lost one don't worry you can start a new one at the till. For every £20 you spend you will get a star. As you yo along the card you will hit 3 £5 vouchers and when you get to the end you will get a £20 voucher. As well as this we are running the 'My 20 Pounds' offer again. When you spend £20 or more instore, over the phone or on our website you will save 10%. The offer is automatically applied at the till if you are shopping in store or over the phone. If you shop on our website you will need to enter the code 'MY20POUNDS' before you checkout. (Terms, conditions and exclusions apply).

We hope to see you soon.