About The Peacock and the Tortoise

The Peacock and the Tortoise is a specialised patchwork and quilting shop in the centre of Perth, Scotland. We stock a large range of cotton fabrics from many different fabric companies across the globe, as well as other materials such as calico, muslin, Aida, fleece, linen mixes, flannels and wadding.

We carry a good selection of threads, buttons and ribbons and an extensive range of haberdashery. We hope to inspire with our books, patterns and samples dotted around the shop.

We started the shop in 2011 and have been expanding and increasing the stock ever since. We welcome suggestions from our customers for any new and exciting products to source and to stock, so please tell us if there is anything in particular you would like. To find out more about The Peacock and the Tortoise, you can follow us on Facebook or pop over to see us on Pinterest – we promise you’ll find lots of inspiration there!

Classes and workshops

We also offer a fantastic range of classes and workshops, where you can make everything from handbags to lampshades, Fidget Blankets to quilts. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to the more experienced.

We hope to welcome you soon!

Mhairi and Trudy

About The Peacock and the Tortoise’s unusual name

Oh, and if you are wondering why we choose to name our business ‘The Peacock and the Tortoise’, read this old Indian story to find out!


Our Suppliers

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