Read our exciting Autumn 2019 newsletter!

To hear all the latest news about fabrics, quilting, embroidery – and our popular classes and workshops – read our Autumn newsletter, available now!
Read our Autumn 2019 newsletter

About The Peacock and the Tortoise

The Peacock and the Tortoise is a specialised patchwork and quilting shop in the centre of Perth that’s been serving quilters and textile crafters since 2011. As well as fabrics and haberdashery we offer a large variety of classes for all levels. Find out more

Summer Treat Boxes - pre-order yours today

Our summer Treat Boxes are launching in early June! These hugely popular boxes sell quickly, so if you are interested in a surprise Treat Box for you or a friend, just call 01738 717009 or pop into our store at 29 George Street and you can pre-order one to pick up, or we’ll send it out. Find out more about our Treat Boxes

Morris Garden fabric by Moda - now in stock

In stock now – this beautiful collection of Morris Garden prints, designed by V&A exclusively for Moda. These exquisite florals are perfect for cushions, quilts, curtains and much more. We even have pre-cut charm packs of 42 squares! To order this special fabric, pop in store or call 01738 717009 today! Find out more about this and our other fabrics

A-Roving we shall go!

Look at this lovely selection of natural wool roving, in store now and ideal for needle felting and traditional wet felting. With a wide range of colours available, you’re sure to find something for your craft project. Find out why so many people are mad about felting! To buy, just pop in store or call 01738 717009 today! Find out more about the materials we have in store

Exciting new Klimt fabric

In store NOW is this beautiful new Gustav Klimt-inspired gold metallic fabric. Isn’t it perfect for spring / summer? To order this very special limited-edition fabric, pop in store or call 01738 717009 today! Find out more about this and our other fabrics

Sewing machine services

Did you know we offer sewing machine servicing? Drop it off with us on one of our service dates, and our expert engineers will pick it up and have it working like new again. Find out more here


The Peacock and the Tortoise is seeking a new owner

After eight happy years, we have decided to pass our precious baby onto someone else! Trudy is set to retire and make lots more quilts and Mhairi is moving onto her next challenge. So our business is up for sale as a going (and growing) concern, as we want to ensure that our quilting community has a great patchwork and quilting shop on their doorstep. All enquiries welcome!

Read more about our business sale here

Latest fabric collections at The Peacock and the Tortoise

We have new collections arriving regularly in store, such as the classically elegant Morris Garden by the V&A for Moda, the sumptuous limited-edition Klimt (pre-order now!) or the beautifully inspired Voysey for Moda, from the V&A Archives. Why not pop in for a browse of these and many more?


We have lots of bits, tools and stuff in our haberdashery. Pop in and see our fantastic items in store, or visit us on Facebook or Pinterest for inspiration!

View our Haberdashery page

Patchwork - Highland Quilt

This patchwork quilt features four Highland images – thistle, stag, grouse and Highland cow. With three different colourway options, this quilt would be lovely in any home.

Find out how to make this quilt

Have a Wee Peek

Never been to our shop before and perhaps thinking of visiting? We are well stocked with fabrics, haberdashery, samples of items to make and inspiration. We are a tidy and roomy Aladdin’s cave of craft which is a pleasure to browse to give you ideas, inspiration and the items you need for that project you have been thinking about…..