Our Shop

The shop has been described as an 'Aladdin's Cave', and we have heard new customers say they didn't know shops like this existed any more.  Bolts of fabric are arranged in colour runs, with ample space to stand back and take it all in.  Our aim is to have everything necessary to complete a project, from fabric, thread and wadding to needles, pins, rulers, tape measures.....the staff are knowledgeable and experienced, and will be able to help and advise you.

Fabric

All our fabric is top quality 100% cotton, most is 42” wide although we do carry some backing fabrics at 108” wide.  As well as most of the main collections, we have a good range of basics and blenders, with around 30 different plains.  We cut fat quarters from all our standard width fabrics, and are happy to cut whatever size you want from fabrics on the bolt.

Wadding and Fleece

We sell most of our wadding by the metre, for machine quilters we have Warm and Natural which is made from 100% cotton fibres in both 90” and 124” widths, Soft and Bright, a compressed, low-loft polyester at 90” wide, WarmBond, 80% cotton, 20% polyester, also 90” wide, all from the Warm Company, and Hobbs Heirloom black 80/20 in King and Queen sized pieces.

For hand quilters we have Hobbs Polydown, a high-loft polyester 108” wide. 

A new addition to our range is Matilda's Own premium polyester wadding, which is exceptionally soft, low allergy and machine washable.

Fleece is also sold by the metre, this is 60” wide and comes in a wide range of colours including cream, baby blue and pink, yellow, red, green, orange, royal blue...

Threads

We stock Gutermann All-purpose and 100% cotton threads for general sewing, Madeira Rayon
for machine embroidery, Superior Threads Masterpiece and King Tut ranges, Madeira metallics
for that ‘glitzy’ effect and Anchor stranded cotton. We also have some specialised threads such
as invisible thread, water soluble thread and fusible thread.

Haberdashery

Press studs, buttons, embroidery hoops, tape measures, bag fasteners, interfacing, Bondaweb... this is the section that could also be called ‘anything else’! There really is too much here to list everything, but we try to cover most eventualities.

Buttons and Fasteners

We have novelty buttons, and those suitable for cardigans, etc as well as self-cover buttons in different sizes and press-studs in silver, black and clear, again in different sizes.  Our magnetic bag fasteners are very reasonably priced, and are extremely popular.

Ribbons

We have satin and novelty ribbons in a variety of widths and colours.

Ribbon Bows                                                                        

Small bows made of 5mm wide ribbon, available in white, yellow, peach, dark blue, pale blue, dark pink, pale pink, dusky pink, dark green, purple, mint, lilac, burgundy, red, ivory, gold and silver. 

Rosebuds with beads and ribbons

A cluster of 3 mini satin rosebuds with two ribbons and two strings of “pearls” hanging down about 2 inches.  Available in white, ivory, red, pale blue, lilac, pale pink, dusky pink, burgundy, yellow, gold and silver.

Rosebuds

Small satin rosebuds with green leaves, which measure less than 1cm across (not counting the leaves) and which come in red, white, yellow, pink, lilac, cream, peach, pale blue, gold and silver. Larger satin rosebuds about 1 1/2 cms across (again, not counting the leaves) which are available in red, white, peach, yellow and lilac.

Vilene Products

Bondaweb, iron-on and sew-in interfacings in different weights, stitch and tear, pelmet vilene, stabilisers for stitcheries.... all available by the metre.

 

And lots more besides......!

Felt

We have 12" felt squares in a variety of colours, and 36" wide felt in black, white, red, green, pink, pale blue, royal blue and yellow.

We also carry some adhesive-backed felt sold as A4 size sheets and by the metre, available in black, white, red, green, royal blue and yellow.

Sewing Machines and Accessories

We are agents for Janome sewing machines, and have a good variety of feet in stock. We can order any of their machines for you, but  we can’t have many in the shop due to space considerations!

Equipment

Our aim is to have everything the discerning patchwork and quilter needs, and if we don’t have it we will do our best to get it for you.  Rotary cutters and blades, rulers, cutting mats, marking pens, template plastic, scissors, pins, needles both hand and machine, thimbles etc...the list goes on!