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, 25 July 2018

NEW in from EZ quilting


We've just had a delivery from EZ quilting.

Back in stock from EZ Quilting
- Glass Head Pins £2.60
-Flying Geese Triangle Ruler £14.99
- Flip N Set Ruler £27.99
- Quilters Disappearing Ink Pen £3.30

- Water Soluble Marking Pen £3.30 


Visit our website for more information.
we hope to see you soon!

Friday, 20 July 2018

NEW from Moda!


Moda Bakery

We have just had a delivery from Moda with NEW Moda Bakery in. The 'Holly Woods' collection by 3 Sisters.
Charm Pack- £12.50
Layer Cake- £33.99
Jelly Roll- £33.99



We also had a wadding delivery yesterday so we now have the following waddings available.

Polyester 45" wide- £6 per metre
Polyester 90" wide- £11 per metre
Cotton 45" wide £6.50 per metre
Cotton 90" wide- £13 per metre
Cotton 120" wide - £16 per metre
Bamboo blend 90" wide- £14 per metre


We hope to see you all soon!

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Kit if the week, book of the week & lots more!


It's another new week here at The Fat Quarters! We've had some beautiful weather recently which has been a lovely start to the summer! We have had a few people visit us recently while they have been on holiday in the North East and Northumberland. If you are coming to visit us for a look around when your away let us know where you have traveled from. We love finding out who knows about us.

Kit of the Month

We have a new kit of the month-  Six Penny Memories 'Bettys Bucket Bag' kit.

Kit includes all fabrics, fusible wadding, Anchor stranded cotton and full colour pattern.

Finished Size 17" approx (excludes handles)

Get 20% OFF the kit!! Was £39.95 now only £31.96! It's a perfect idea for a Christmas present or to treat yourself.  The kit is available in store, over the phone on 01207 565728 and on our website. 


Classes this week 

Not A Trip Around the World

A quick and simple strip technique will make this quilt project.
Simple machine Piecing and cutting brings the project together very quickly.
The size made in Class is an ideal wall hanging or a throw for a chair however it could be easily made larger if required. Ideal for beginners. 10-15am-2:30pm. £10. 

Xmas in July
Get ahead this year with the first of our monthly classes which are focusing on Christmas.
The first project will be a simple pieced and appliqué cushion. 
Cost £10

To book or for more information call us on 01207 565728 or visit our website. 


Book of the Week

This weeks Book of the Week is 'The Workbasket Sewing Workbook'.

RRP £9.99. Our price only £7.50!!
Inside The Workbasket Sewing Workbook you will be treated to the images and content of The Workbasket magazine from its coolest years: the 1940s to the early 1960s. During this time the magazine featured fabulous images of women in dresses, as well as inspirational ?Women Who Make Cents? stories and great sewing content. The best content from the magazine with sewing information and tips.

This is a perfect gift for anyone who loved sewing and like to make notes or of what they've made what they are currently working on or any ideas they have for future projects. 
Follow the link below to get yours! 

Long Arm Quilting Service

Did u know we have a long arm quilting service? This service is perfect if you haven't got time to do the quilting yourself or would like it doing professionally for a gift. When you have finished your quilt top it's now ready to bring in to us. The quilt can't be any bigger than 100" x 100". If you have your own backing and wadding that's great you can bring it in but please make sure it is at least 6" bigger width and length ways than your quilt top. This is to allowing for any movement when quilting. If you don't have backing or wadding don't worry we have some here. The waddings we have are polyester, cotton and cotton/bamboo blend. We have a selection of extra wide backings available in a range of different colours. If you fancy a plain background we also have 120" wide moda calico in cream and white. When your quilt is with us Alison will quilt it and cut off any excess wadding and backing. We will let you know as soon as your quilt is ready to collect. The quilting price is dependant on the size of the quilt. If you would like a quote please call us on 01207 565728 with your finished quilt size and we will give you a quote over the phone straight away.

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

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

All about us!


For those of you who are new to The Fat Quarters I just wanted to tell you about about us and what we do.

We are small business about 10 miles outside of Newcastle Upon Tyne City centre. We are a patchwork and quilting shop who have been here for about 14 years. We have a large shop and a separate studio area for our classes. We stock lots of fabrics from Moda, Red Rooster, Thimbeleberries, Makower, Amy Butler, Andover, Dashwood, Lecien, Robert Kaufman and many more! We have 45" wide fabrics and also have extra wide fabrics which range from 110"-120" wide. We stock different types of waddings such a polyester, cotton and cotton/bamboo blend. We also sell a variety of Vliseline Interfacings. We have Moda Bakery with new styles coming in every month. We have books including Tilda, Amy Butler and Six Penny Memories. We also have a great selection of magazines such as 'SEW' magazine, Homespun and quilt mania. In the back section of the shop we have notions (needles, rotary cutters, rulers, scissors etc) as well as buttons, threads (including Aurifil), ribbons and bag making accesories. We have wool felt in a variety of colours, Soak for washing quilts and lots and lots of patterns for you to browse through and choose your next project.

We are open Tuesday- Saturday, 10am-4pm. CLOSED Sunday and Monday. Our website is always open when we aren't for you to browse and treat yourself to some new fabrics.

We currently have a SALE on. 30% OFF fabric, FatPacks and fabric panels. (Terms, conditions and exclusions apply).

We run classes and workshops throughout the week for you to get on with work, learn new things and  try new skills. We have workshops where you can come along and work on your own project. Everyone is making their own project and it's a great chance to chat and get some new ideas. We have the following times available
Tuesday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50 10:15am-3pm £9.50.
Wednesday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50
Friday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50 10:15am-3pm £9.50
Saturday- 10:15am-12:45pm £6.50

We also have specific classes that change monthly. The classes range from Get to Know Your Sewing Machine, cushions, quilts and more! The classes start at £10. The full list of our current classes are available on our website.


When you come to a workshop or class you will get 10% off when you spend under £20 and 15% when you spend over £20. (The discount excludes fabric, FatPacks and panels as they are currently in the sale).

We also offer a long arm quilting service if you would like to have your quilt top turned into a quilt professionally. The price for this depends on the quilt size. Please call us on 01207 565728 for more information.

We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter so follow us to keep up to date with what's new, current offers and classes.

We hope to see you all soon!


Saturday, 7 July 2018

Book of the Week, Six Penny Memories on TV, upcoming classes and more!


It's another beautiful day here in th North East. Have. You been taking your sewing outside with you? If the glorious weather is making you want to make new projects with bright colours we have some beautiful fabrics in lots of different colours.

New in

We had a delivery from Makower this week with some creams,plains and linen textures. Beautiful colours to add into your projects. Visit our website to have a look at the colours.


Six Penny Memories on TV

Kim and Debbie are on TV today and tomorrow! Today they are on at 12pm and 4pm. Tomorrow they are on at 8am and 11am. They have some beautiful Christmas fabrics on this weekend. Don't miss them on HOCHANDA!

Book of the Week

This weeks Book of the Week is Six Penny Memories -  'Sewing at the Manor'.

Sewing at the Manor Fabric Project Book.(16 pages)

Sewing at the Manor has 7 quilting and sewing projects achievable for all abilities.
These include a mini quilt, topsy turvy doll, bed runner and cameo cushion.
Beautifully photographed on location.

It has the now renowned anecdotes, rhymes and comedic columns anticipated in the Canny Keepsakes Books.

Full size templates make the projects easy and convenient.

RRP £9.99 our price £7.99! 



We had a very busy dressmaking class last week! Everyone is working on their own garments such as trousers, skirts and tops. If you fancy making your own clothes the next class is on Saturday 4th August, 10:15am-12:45pm. In the session you will be shown a skill or tip that will be handy to know while making your clothes. After this you will be able to make your garment with help and guidance when needed. Don't worry if you are a complete beginner, Wendy will be able to help you choose a simple pattern to get you started. The class is only £10!!

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



Don't forget our 30% SALE is still on! 30% OFF fabrics, FatPacks and fabric panels. Available in store, over the phone on 01207 565728 and on our website.
(Terms, conditions and exclusions apply)


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

Friday, 6 July 2018

Our latest newsletter


I know most of the country has been gripped in one way or another by the World Cup and now Wimbledon and I have to say I have relinquished the remote control quite happily and paid an enormous amount of attention to my sewing machine.

Talking of Sew Machines we have a Brother Innovis 1800Q Sewing Machine now reduced from £1299 to £999, saving £300 and the Brother Innovis 27 has a Free Quilt Pack, value £149.99.

All of the Brother Sewing Machines have a 3 year warranty and you will receive full training and support from The Fat Quarters.

Our 30% Fabric Sale continues which includes the Half Metre Fabric Packs which have a selection of Rosalie Quinlan packs reduced to £7.66, and the Thimbleberries packs reduced to £11.16.

Also check out the Fat Quarter Packs which start from only £6.99.

Kim is on Hochanda TV with Six Penny Memories on Saturday 7th July at 12noon and 4pm and Sunday 8th July at 8 & 11am.

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Happy Sewing

KIm and the team