The Peacock and the Tortoise

Patchwork and Quilting

The Peacock and the Tortoise in Perth is a specialised patchwork and quilting shop the the centre of Perth. Started in 2011, the shop has been serving quilters and textile crafters for over five years. In addition to a good selection of fabrics and haberdashery, the Peacock and the Tortoise offers a large variety of classes for all levels, both one-day classes as well as 8-week classes for quilters.

See our workshops and classes section for more information.

Patchwork, Bag making, Quilting, Embroidery, Textile art, Sashiko, General sewing, Crochet, and much more. You can find the materials and equipment to do it. Our staff are all enthusiastic crafters themselves and can help you get started. Come and check us out!

Patchwork fabrics include:

  • Moda
  • Lewis and Irene
  • Batiks (various)
  • Kaffe Fassett from Rowan Fabrics
  • Makower fabrics
  • Timeless Treasures
  • and many, many more.

At the moment we don’t have an online shop.  However, we are very happy to send out material and haberdashery.  We promise to charge reasonable shipping costs and use Royal Mail by preference.  Contact us with your wishes.

We will build a gallery of photos of our fabrics (currently under construction).

We do not take online payment; phone us to order or to book classes.


Our newsletter with courses for the autumn has now been published.  Some classes are filling up rapidly so if you want to learn something new this autumn, browse our workshop section and give us a ring to book!

Fifth Anniversary competition at The Peacock and the Tortoise, Perth

This mini quilt, made by Kate, won the sewing machine. The competition was to use a small piece of the peacock feather fabric and make it into an A4 sized, finished quilt, with the theme of ‘FIVE’. Well done Kate, for winning a Pfaff sewing machine donated by Pembertons.

The Peacock and the Tortoise has won the award for the Best Independent Haberdashery in Scotland.

Thank you to all who voted for us!

Our Activities

We run a range of workshops and day classes for beginners to experts…

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…..



We have lots of bits, tools and stuff in our haberdashery.

Come and see for more information

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Patchwork - Baby Ball

Click on the link below to download a PDF of the Baby Ball Pattern.

Make it in Christmas fabrics for a special Christmas decoration. Please use this pattern for you own enjoyment.

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