Monthly Archives: October 2015

Help us and win a £50 Voucher

Here at Oakshott, we always try to provide news items that we hope you’ll find interesting and informative. But of course it helps to understand what you do (and don’t) value!

So we’re asking you to spare just a few moments to tell us a little about yourself and your quilting / patchwork / sewing interests by completing our Oakshott Snapshott questionnaire.

Replies received by 30 November will be entered into our Prize Draw with the chance to win a £50 Oakshott Gift Voucher* ($75 / €67 approx)

* Gift Voucher is redeemable against your next online purchase.

Bill’s Beauty

The purchase of a Fat Quarter Pack from the Oakshott stand at the Festival of Quilts led Bill Burrows of Cheltenham, UK, to create this quilt:


“The quilt was my own idea … the solid, dense structure and colours of the Oakshott mercerised shot fabric was perfect for lots of small panels. A less solid colour fabric would have looked wishy-washy.
The strong fabric is lovely to work with, easy to cut and it keeps its position beautifully while sewing. It has that slight sheen which the mercerising process gives the fabric.”
Although, Bill does live close enough to drop by occasionally for more fabric and kindly says:
 “I am treated really well and you go to great lengths to find what I am looking for.”
So thanks for sharing the beautiful end result with us Bill.

Quilt It Wright

“This quilt was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s designs (if you are not familiar with him, he was a famous American architect that designed modern buildings in the early 20th century).  The title of the quilt is ‘Quilt it Wright'”

FairlyMerry1 FairlyMerry2 FairlyMerry3

Mary Menzer of FairlyMerry sent us these photos of her great design using Oakshott Lakes. Do have a look at more info on her Facebook page and her Instagram feed to learn about threads she uses and her design, matchstick, quilting and improv techniques.

Oakshott USA

Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you’re there!):
15-18 October
PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California

29 October–1 November in booth 1715
International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas

Pinwheels at QuiltCon 2015


Thanksgiving Canada

To celebrate our Canadian connections we are offering FREE or half price shipping on any orders for Canada placed before Tuesday 13 October, 9.00am UK time, 4am Toronto time, 2am Vancouver time!

For orders up to £99 normal shipping of £16 is reduced to £8;

for orders of £100 and over, shipping is FREE.

So whether you are celebrating  12th of October with a festive meal or a quiet getaway, get in a bit of shopping with Oakshott Fabrics!


New ARUBA Competition


We have put together a new pack of 12 vibrant colours to lift your spirits and boost your energy; available as Fat 8ths and Fat Quarter Packs (and we are really looking forward to seeing what you make of them).

We are running a competition up until Friday 16 October 2015 for three lucky readers to win one of these little packs of sunshine by answering 

“Where is Aruba?”

Email your answer (with your name, email address, phone number and address with postcode/zip and country) to

More info about the competition is on the Oakshott Fabrics website, please read the competition terms and conditions before entering.