Britain's premier destination for patchwork, quilting and fabric arts

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Quilts outside The Bramble Patch in Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire
Quilts outside The Bramble Patch

The Bramble Patch is Britain's premier destination for patchwork, quilting and fabric arts, located in the heart of England in the pretty village of Weedon on the Grand Union Canal in Northamptonshire.

Whether your interest is in modern quilts, contemporary quilts, art quilts or traditional quilts, we cater for you with a fantastic range of designer, quality craft fabric and other supplies for quilting, bag making, dressmaking and home decor.

Established 1987, we are quilting specialists – the quilter's quilt shop.

As well as a large and well-stocked patchwork fabric, haberdashery and sewing supplies shop, we have daily classes and workshops with British and international teachers in the large, airy classrooms in our converted church premises, two long-arm quilting machines offering a professional quilting and basting service, and a programme of exhibitions, demonstrations, events and charity fundraising throughout the year.

Add our in-house designed project and quilt kits, new fabrics arriving weekly, customer loyalty rewards, a friendly and knowledgeable team, and free tea and coffee on our café-style mezzanine overlooking the classrooms, and you'll start to understand why visitors travel from all over the UK, Europe and abroad to visit us.

Why not come see for yourself everything on offer? The coffee pot is on and we'd love to meet you!

Snowbird & Snowbird Batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts

Snowbird & Snowbird Batiks by Laundry Basket Quilts

It may be a high summer heatwave here, but we’ve just received these lovely, wintry fabrics in the shop: Snowbird is a fabulous new collection from designer Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts, designed for Moda Fabrics. In soft denim blues, rich midnight navies, a touch of sweet chocolate brown, and feathery lights, the SnowbirdContinue Reading

21 – 23 July 2014 : Intro to Patchwork summer school

21 – 23 July 2014 : Intro to Patchwork summer school

We still have a few places left on Linda Chevin-Hall’s 3-day summer school Beginners’ Patchwork Course, specially designed as an introduction to patchwork for people who aren’t able to squeeze regular classes into their busy lives. Over the three days, Linda will introduce you to all the basics of patchwork needed to make your first small quilt, from choosing and preparingContinue Reading

Mill Book 1852 by Howard Marcus

Mill Book 1852 by Howard Marcus

In keeping with our quilt heritage theme this week, we have some lovely new reproduction fabrics in from the Mill Book Series Circa 1852 by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics. Fabrics in this collection were reproduced from an 1852 mill book which is part of the Howard Marcus Collection. As an avid collector of antique quilts and textiles,Continue Reading

Quilt Heritage Day photos

Quilt Heritage Day photos

Our first ever Antique and Vintage Quilt Heritage Day on Saturday was lots of fun and was a real hit with visitors, judging by the comments we heard in the shop all day. With dozens of quilts, coverlets and smaller pieces on display, as well as various vintage accessories and antique sewing equipment, the hall had aContinue Reading

16 July 2014 : Vanishing Worlds with Angie Hughes

16 July 2014 : Vanishing Worlds with Angie Hughes

Angie Hughes, one of our most popular tutors, will be teaching Vanishing Worlds on Wednesday, 16 July. This day workshop combines the creative techniques of transfer printing on felt, machine embroidery on soluble fabrics, layering and textural embellishment to create deliciously rich and complex embroideries inspired by the natural world. If you don’t think you’re arty,Continue Reading

Bare Branches by Lonni Rossi

Bare Branches by Lonni Rossi

Quiltmaker and designer Lonni Rossi is well-known for her contemporary fabric collections, which blend graphic prints with sophisticated colour palettes. Bare Branches is her latest range for Andover Fabrics, and we’ve chosen the very modern, cool colourway for the shop this summer. These gorgeous designs in aqua, taupe and stone are fabulous together in a collection,Continue Reading

5 July 2014 : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day

5 July 2014 : Antique & Vintage Quilt Heritage Day

Quilts are arriving at The Bramble Patch as we start to get ready for our special one-day event celebrating old quilts on Saturday 5 July, and it looks like we’re going to be able to exhibit nearly 30 antique and vintage quilts, along with a display of miniatures and other pieces from the Traditional Quilt Group of the Quilters’Continue Reading

Quilts with a marine theme for small seafarers

Quilts with a marine theme for small seafarers

It’s summer at The Bramble Patch, and despite being just about as far from the sea as it’s possible to be in the UK, we all love a day at the seaside. Maybe that’s why we have such a great selection of fabrics this year for quilts with maritime themes, whether nautical or beachside. InContinue Reading

Strawberries & Cream : the results

Strawberries & Cream : the results

We had a week of almost perfect weather for Strawberries & Cream this year, and lots of visitors came to enjoy the exhibitions and refreshments… it was lovely to see you all! As always, the most important result was the funds we are able to donate to Macmillan Cancer Support – they will be receiving anotherContinue Reading

Batiks for summer 2014

Batiks for summer 2014

We’ve got gorgeous new batiks for summer 2014 just arrived from Moda and Stof. In a vibrant palette of reds, browns, golds, greens and blues, these new designs range from tropical flowers and leafy flourishes through to simpler repeat patterns with a more modern feel, but still with that hand-stamped, hand-dyed richness that makes them so well-loved.Continue Reading