Great news - we're taking orders

The Peacock and the Tortoise is currently closed, but we hope to open again as soon as we are permitted. In the meantime, we have started taking orders and we’ll be sending them out to you. Find out more here!

Customer message

We regret that we have to close our shop for now, and cancel all of our classes until end April. All participants will be refunded. We’d be so grateful if you keep quilting and buying from us. We can post by Royal Mail. Please email or phone 01738 717009 with your needs.

Sky-themed and silver fabrics

We have a beautiful new range of sky-themed and silver fabrics in stock now, which would add brightness and glamour to any home. Check out our current fabric collections for more information. Phone 01738 717009 or email to order. Contact us to ask us any questions!


We love our Evil Cats fabric!

This fun and colourful cat fabric is reminiscent of Frida Kahlo – don’t you think it’s purr-fect? To order it or find out more about any of our other fabrics, check out our current fabric collections. Phone 01738 717009 or email to order. Contact us to ask us any questions!

Beautiful sea-themed fabrics

Isn’t this fabric cheery and bright? We have a great range of sea-themed fabrics in stock now, priced at £12.99 or £13.99 a metre, so check out our current fabric collections for more information. Phone 01738 717009 or email to order. Contact us to ask us any questions!

Our Spring 2020 newsletter has landed!

Hot off the presses is our Spring 2020 Newsletter – read it now for all the latest news about the shop, our fabrics, our wonderful Treat Boxes and our popular classes and workshops!
Read our Spring 2020 newsletter

A little bit of Scotland - brought to you by us!

We have a ‘braw’ selection of traditional Scottish items in store! With fabrics, kits and gifts, you’re bound to find something you love, whether for yourself or for the Scotland fan in your life. Call 01738 717009 or email if you’d like to order any of our items or find out more.


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 coastal-inspired Ebb & Flow by Moda, the beautiful and festive Gingiber range or the quirky and versatile Scrolls and Other Shapes range (as we’re calling it!). 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…..