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Festival of Quilts

Festival of Quilts is on again from 11th - 14th August at the NEC, Birmingham and promises to be another spectacular show for patchwork & quilters.

We have some great news and offers and even if you are not visiting you can still take advantage of some of these.

Festival Click & Collect
Need anything ready to collect at Festival. You can now pre-order goods for collection at Festival on any day of your choice from Stand B21. When you are ready to pay simply choose your day from the postage options - it’s free of course!

Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Italy and Bold Blooms

Ahead of the September publication dates Kaffe will be signing copies of his latest books, Quilts in Italy and Bold Blooms at the Festival. For more information on the books click here.

If you are not visiting Festival you can pre-order your signed copy of either book or take advantage of our Festival offer and save £5 if you order both books.

You can also pre-order kits from both these books and our new fabric packs.

Please note that the books, kits and packs will not be despatched until after Festival has finished.

Free Motion Ruler Work using the Westalee Ruler Foot at Festival of Quilts

We are delighted to have Leonie and Bill West, creators of the Westalee Ruler range, flying over from Australia to demonstrate and give advice and guidance on quilting with rulers using a domestic sewing machine at the Festival of Quilts on Stand C21

We are sure you will be impressed with what can be achieved so make sure you bring the make and model number of your sewing machine with you!

The Westalee Ruler Foot has been designed to allow quilters to expand their creativity by stitching with the guidance of a template (ruler) on a domestic machine. This opens up the possibility of creating a wide variety of designs that are normally reserved for the longarm machine quilters. You can find our Westalee Domestic Sewing Machine Rulers here.

To read our ebook with details and videos on the Westalee Rulers then please follow this link.

The Patchwork and Quilting Shop - The Cotton Patch

The Cotton Patch are the patchwork and quilting experts with a huge range of fabrics, tools, wadding, notions and haberdashery. From the latest Sizzix patchwork die to the best Long Arm Quilting machines in Europe you can find it here with thousands of products for quilters, patchworkers, dressmakers and general sewers.

Visit our Shop and Save 10%
Our shop is just a 25 minute drive from the NEC so why not come and visit when you are at Fetsival! Our new selection of Christmas fabrics will be on display. Even better, when you come to pay simply quote FESTIVAL10 to receive 10% off your purchases*! (see below for terms).

* 10% Shop Discount Terms and Conditions.
Valid only for in store purchases between 11th and 14th August 2016. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The 10% discount can only be applied to products available to purchase in store. Discount cannot be applied to quilting frames, sewing machines, computer software or to fabric kits that are cut to order.

Long-Arm and Mid-Arm Quilting Machines at Festival

Long-Arm and Mid-Arm Quilting Machines at Festival
Come and test-drive our wide selection of quilting machines: from the sit-down Sweet Sixteen to the mighty 26" HQ Infinity, we have a solution for you. See us on Stand C19/C21

Don’t miss Sue Patten‘s entertaining lectures on the Friday or Saturday.

The Cotton Patch provide advice and guidance and supply a wide range of Quilting Machine, Quilting Frames and Hoops for Machine Quilting and Hand Quilting.

New Quilting Machines from Handi Quilter and Grace Company!

Handi Quilter
Handi Quilter have extended the range of quilting machines which now includes the new 26" Arm Infinity Quilting Machine. Handi Quilter have also upgraded and updated their existing models - the 24" Fusion, 18" HQ18 Avante frame quilting system and 16" Sweet Sixteen Sitdown Machine.

Also see our e-brochure to browse through our Handi Quilter range

The Grace Company
The Cotton Patch supply the Q’nique, the new 14+ Midarm Quilting Machine from the Grace Company. It can be used with most existing Grace Frames or purchased with the Q’nique frame! For customers who already have a Grace frame this upgrade will increase their working space.

View a video of the new Grace Q'nique Mid-arm

To make an appointment for a demonstration or for further information and to discuss your quilt frame or sewing machine requirements please call on 0121 702 2840. Or email

The Cotton Patch are the exclusive distributor for Handi Quilter Longarm Machines, Computerised Quilting Systems, Frames and Quilting Accessories in the UK and can supply throughout Europe.
The Cotton Patch are the exclusive distributor for Grace Frames and Machines in Europe.

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Sizzix Big Shot Fabric Die Cutting Machine & Dies

Sizzix Big Shot Fabric Die Cutting Machine & Dies
The Sizzix Big Shot fabric die cutting machine and a range of cutting dies can revolutionise your patchwork cutting. Simply place you fabrics on the cutting pad, put in your chosen die, turn the handle and roll it through the rollers. The die will cut out your fabric shape with no need for rotary cutters and rulers ensuring that you get accurate fabric pieces every time. There is also the Big Shot Plus which is very similar but has a larger A4 sized bed.

As well as standard piecing shapes such as triangles, squares, tumbler blocks and apple cores you can also use Sizzix applique dies for your favourite applique shapes. Simply combine a fusible in your Sizzix sandwich for ultra accurate easy to apply applique designs. We also have a range of quilt kits that include all the fabric and instructions for making a quilt using specific dies.

To help you we have created a Sizzix e-brochure which has lots of details on the Sizzix system and how you can use it for patchwork

Or view this excellent video showing the Sizzix Big Shot and Big Shot Plus in action.

Featured Products

Hobbs Polydown Crib Wadding - 60in x 45in

Hobbs Polydown Crib Wadding - 60in x 45in


Crib size: 60" x 45"

Bonded wadding utilising slick/hollow fibres which make it washable, soft to the hand, easy to quilt and fibre migration is low.

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Sizzix Bigz L Die - Scottie Dog

Sizzix Bigz L Die - Scottie Dog


RRP £20.99 our price £18.90

Save time cutting out your patchwork and applique pieces with this Sizzix Bigz L Die. The Die cuts out one cute Scottie Dog, 6" x 5 1/2" designed by E.L Smith. You can cut out the fabric with a layer of fusible, such as HeatNBond Lite (775), at the same time. This die is designed for use with the Big Shot (all models) but can also be used in the Big Shot Plus, Express, Pro, BIGkick and Vagabond machines from Sizzix.

The Bigz L Die works with everything from batik and cotton to batting and denim. For standard patchwork weight cotton fabrics we have found that five layers of fabric can be cut at one time with no problems. (Quantity of layers to cut determined by thickness, fabric and intricacy of shape.)

As well as cutting fabric Bigz Clear dies are designed for paper crafts and can transform treasured photographs and computer printouts (as well as a variety of other materials, including chipboard, foam, magnet and metallic foil) into exciting decorative accents, frames, tags and other spectacular shapes that clearly capture any style.

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Fabric Master Kit (UK Plug)

Fabric Master Kit (UK Plug)


Was £24.95 now down to £19.95

Fabric Master - fabric distressing kit.

Contains a Duel Temperature 15/30w 230v heated tool.

Screw on required head. Move the switch to position 1. The tool will take a few minutes to heat to the required temperature. Experiment with the sample pack of synthetic fabric materials supplied using different tips.

The tool can also be used for gem & stud embellishment by using the following accessory pack (10522).

Contains stand, seven different tips and sample fabric pack.

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Aurifil 50/2 Brown Thread, 2360

Aurifil 50/2 Brown Thread, 2360


Was £8.25 now down to £6.25

The long staple Mako' of mercerised Egyptian cotton is very smooth, and strong thus making it great as basic piecing thread. 50 weight thread on 1300m spools

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Cuckoo's Calling Fat Quarter Pack

Cuckoo's Calling Fat Quarter Pack


Was £25.20 now down to £20.50

A selection of 8 fat quarters from the Cuckoo's Calling fabric collection by Bethan Janine for Dashwood Studio.

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Fiskars Pivoting Rotary Cutter 45 mm

Fiskars Pivoting Rotary Cutter 45 mm


The Fiskars Pivoting Rotary Cutter offers a unique pivoting soft handle that rotates to 4 different fixed positions to increase comfort when cutting for long periods of time.

The classic position offers familiar feel, the power position enables you to cut thick material more easily and the ergonomic position (45° to the left or to the right) relieves wrist pressure.

The enhanced blade position requires less force during cutting and makes it easier to cut through layer of materials.

For sewing, patchwork & papercrafting projects
Cuts through multiple layers with precision & ease
Ergonomic handle with Softgrip for greater comfort
Works with Easy Blade Change Tool (sold separately)
For right & left handed
Sold with a Ø 45 mm blade

The pivoting rotary cutter is equipped with a blade guard

The handle cannot be repositioned when the blade is out

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Patchwork & Quilting Fabrics

Patchwork and quilting cotton fabrics are the heart of our shop. Thousands of patchwork and quilting fabrics by leading manufacturers such as Moda, Rowan, Hoffman, Lewis & Irene, Makower, Stof, Robert Kaufman, Riley Blake, Sevenberry, Dashwood Studio, Andover and Free Spirit. You can buy our fabrics by the quarter metre or purchase one of our pre-cut fabric packs. We have a large range of fabric packs to choose from including fat quarters, charm packs, layer cakes, jelly rolls, strip rolls and patchwork palettes. We have a comprehensive range of fabric designs with specialist areas such as Christmas fabrics, novelty fabrics, patchwork blenders, batiks fabrics, Downton Abbey fabrics, japanese fabrics and floral fabrics. You can find fabric from leading patchwork fabric designers such as Kaffe Fassett and the Kaffe Fassett Collective, Amy Butler, Joel Dewberry, Tula Pink, Nancy Halvorsen, Nel Whatmore, Valori Wells, Tanya Whelan and Beth Studley

Patchwork Quilt Kits

As well as patchwork fabrics off the bolt or pre cut packs of fabric we also sell a large range of patchwork quilt kits. These are in a huge range of styles and the kits contain the fabrics and instructions on how to cut, piece and finish your patchwork quilt. A patchwork quilt is a labour of love creating a memento, keepsake or treasure that can span the generations


We also hold possibly the largest range of quilt wadding and battings in the UK. Made from natural fibres such as cotton, wool, silk and bamboo as well as polyester waddings and blends. Available in king, queen, twin and crib size waddings. If you are not sure which is the best wadding for patchwork quilt then we have two wadding sample packs so that you can try out different lofts, weights and materials to select the best wadding for your patchwork quilt.

Sizzix Big Shot for Patchwork

Get accurate fabric cuts every time with the Sizzix Big Shot and Sizzix Big Shot Plus. We have a large range of specialist patchwork and quilting dies for the Sizzix range. As well as patchwork dies we also stock a range of applique dies, accessories and cutting pads.

Interfacings, Stabilisers & Fusible Fabrics

Complementing our wadding ranges is a comprehensive selection of interfacings, stabilisers, fusibiles and glues from leading manufacturers such as Vilene, Sulky, HeatnBond, ByAnnie's, C&T and Pellon ensuring that you can get the best finish, look and structure for your sewing projects.

Rotary Cutters, Cutting Mats and Rulers

The Rotary Cutter is one of the main innovations in patchwork and quilting, sewing and dress making of the last twenty years and we have a superb range. We stock leading manufacturers such as Omni, Olfa, TrueCut and Clover ensuring that if you are looking for rotary cutting tools you need look no further. Our Cutting Mats are all designed for rotary cutting and with replacement blades, tools and accessories then if you are looking for rotary cutting we have it all sewn up.

Sewing Threads

Fed up with the same boring thread then check out our huge selection of quilting, piecing, applique, dress making, couching and embellishment threads. We stock not only quality cotton thread from around the world, but also polyester, rayon, nylon, silk and metallic threads in lots of different weights. There is a huge range of colours available with not only solid shades from across the spectrum but also a fantastic range of variegated and blendable threads. We stock threads from the leading thread manufacturers in the world including Aurifil, Gutermann Sulky, WonderFil, YLI, Superior, Presencia, Coats, Filtec and Oliver Twists

Long Arm Quilting Machines

The Cotton Patch is proud to be the leading supplier of long-arm quilting machines in the UK. Now there are some sewing machine manufacturers who will try and tell you that they have a longarm quilting machine. In fact they are talking about a slightly bigger domestic sewing machine that actually have limited free arm length and are at best a mid-arm machine. We supply dedicated long-arm quilting machines from Handi Quilter, Grace and Pfaff, either sit down or with a frame, certified for the European market backed up by service and know-how. We have a dedicated Quilt studio where you can try out the machines before you purchase as well as courses and classes to help you get the best out of your machine.

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