February opening hours

We’ll be closed for a while, but popping in from time to time to send out orders. If you’re taking part in our Memory Quilt Challenge, you can send your squares to us at 29 George Street, Perth. Thank you!

Join in our Memory Quilt Challenge

What did 2020 mean to you? Do you think you could turn those feelings, memories and images into a quilt square? If so, please join in our Memory Quilt Challenge 2020/21 and be part of something special. Find out more here Photo (c) Steve MacDougall / DCT Media

Classic fabrics by William Morris

We have a selection of Best of Morris fabrics in store now – wouldn’t they look beautiful in your home, basking in the autumn light? Check out our current fabric collections and contact us to order.

Beautiful marine colours of Iona

Our new Iona fabrics are inspired by the wonderful Scottish island with its jewel-coloured seas. Check out our current fabric collections and contact us to order.

A little bit of Scotland

We have a ‘braw’ selection of traditional Scottish items in store! With fabrics, kits and gifts, you’ll find something you love for yourself or the Scotland fan in your life. Contact us to order any items or find out more.

Photo of Christmas tree made of fabric using our Log Cabin kit, available to order

Get crafty with our amazing Make-It Kits

We have so many lovely make-it kits, we’ve made them their own page so you can find them all together. Choose from Christmas trees, advent calendars, cute animals, stunning quilts and more. They’re an ideal way to spend an autumn or winter day, or an evening in front of the fire.
Find out more

Photo of exterior of The Peacock and the Tortoise shop, Perth

The Peacock and the Tortoise is seeking a new owner

After many happy years, we have decided to pass our wonderful shop 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!
Find out more

Latest fabric collections at The Peacock and the Tortoise

We have new collections arriving regularly in store, such as our fabulously festive fabrics, the tranquil marine tones of the Iona collection or the classic-for-a-reason William Morris collection.


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 Instagram for inspiration!

View our Haberdashery page

Come and visit our Perth shop

Never been to our shop before and 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 ideas, inspiration and the items you need for that project you have been thinking about… Contact or find us