We've got so much to catch up on!

We are very excited to be open again. And we have so much to tell you that we’ve popped it all in our four announcements, below. Have a read, get in touch and we’ll see you soon!

We're re-opening!

We’re so excited to be open again! Our opening hours at 29 George Street, Perth, will be Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 3pm. If you need some time to choose your fabrics etc, we also offer appointments between 3pm and 4pm. Just call 01738 717009 or email info@thepeacockandthetortoise.co.uk to arrange this.

Five people are allowed into the shop at any one time, and we do ask that you keep socially distancing, wear a face covering (unless exempt) and sanitise your hands.

We’re looking forward to seeing you all!

New stock, great deals and sewing machine servicing

There are lots of lovPhoto of blue and white fabric from Dutch Heritage rangeely new fabrics and haberdashery winging their way to The Peacock and the Tortoise in time for re-opening! Pop in and have a browse, or phone 01738 717009 / email info@thepeacockandthetortoise.co.uk if there’s something specific you’d like to ask about.

We have some super re-opening deals for you, from 27th April to 4th May:

  • 10% off all fabrics off the bolt
  • 20% off Christmas fabrics
  • discounts on haberdashery
  • Lucky dip: You pay £2 and get a lucky dip Haberdashery item worth well over what you paid. Several lucky winners will get a ‘golden ticket’ for one metre of fabric from any bolt!

Our sewing machine servicing will resume, too, so keep an eye on our Sewing Machine Servicing page for details of 2021 dates.

Keep making your Memory Quilt squares!
Photo of Trudy holding her Memory Quilt square

Pic Credit – Steve MacDougall / DCT Media

We are so looking forward to bringing together our Memory Quilt to commemorate Lockdown 2020/21 and what it meant to all of you. You can now hand in or send squares to us at 29 George Street, Perth. Please take part and help to make a unique and very special quilters’ take on the lockdown. It doesn’t matter whether you’re an experienced quilter, as long as you can make a square.

Read more about the Memory Quilt Challenge here (but please ignore the dates in the news story – you can still hand or send them in to us!)

Would you like to be the next owner of The Peacock and the Tortoise?

After 10 wonderful years looking aftPhoto of the interior of The Peaock and the Tortoise shop, Perther The Peacock and the Tortoise, we are looking for a new owner for the shop. It’s a going (and growing) concern in a beautiful city, and would make a fantastic investment for someone who loves fabrics and haberdashery. You don’t have to be a quilting expert at all! If you’d like to find out more, call Trudy on 01738 717009 or email info@thepeacockandthetortoise.co.uk.

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