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!

3 September 2014 : Beginner’s Guide to Free Motion Quilting with Edwina Mackinnon

3 September 2014 : Beginner’s Guide to Free Motion Quilting with Edwina Mackinnon

Edwina Mackinnon will be teaching A Beginner’s Guide to Free Motion Quilting again, her popular introduction to machine quilting without a walking foot, early this September. Are you nervous about dropping the feed dogs and stitching freely? Convinced it’s something that only the ‘experts’ can do? If so, you’re not alone – free motion machine quilting sometimesContinue Reading

September Blue by Susan Driscoll

September Blue by Susan Driscoll

New in the shop and online is September Blue, designer Susan Driscoll‘s debut collection for British textile design house Dashwood Studio. These pretty designs recall long hot, lazy days walking in the countryside amongst the wild flowers, birds and butterflies.  The colour palette is a nostalgic combination of soft pink, faded indigo, and taupe with light touches of green and mustard,Continue Reading

New Bramble Patch quilters note cards in stock now

New Bramble Patch quilters note cards in stock now

We’ve just taken delivery of our latest designs of Bramble Patch note cards for quilt lovers – perfect for birthdays, thank you notes, get wells, and any time you’d rather send a handwritten note instead of an email. These are all new images of some of our favourite quilts photographed in various interesting places, including gardens, fields, a marina,Continue Reading

1 – 30 August 2014 : Summer Showcase & Open Studios

1 – 30 August 2014 : Summer Showcase & Open Studios

Our Summer Showcase this year features an exhibition of the work of members of the Traditional Quilt Group of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The group is sending us over 100 quilts ranging from smaller items such as the Suffragette and Maritime Moments Challenges to large bed quilts. Based on the quality of work they brought for displayContinue Reading

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

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

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

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