The Patchwork Cat story

About Us

Welcome to The Patchwork Cat, thank you for stopping by to spend some time with us.

So brew up a cup of tea, and spend an enjoyable hour perusing the shop! Go on, you know you want to!

I was born in Devon but, from the age of 2, I have lived in or around Seaford in East Sussex.

I was taught to knit by my Aunt when I was 8 years old and, as a teenager, I taught myself to crochet and went on to enjoy making lace, cross-stitching and creating tapestries.

As an adult I have spent many happy hours making cards and rugs before being bitten by the quilting bug, which rapidly developed into my biggest passion (some say obsession!) I love to machine or hand stitch my patchwork – English Paper Piecing being my favourite. However, I have had to wait four decades to realise my dream of combining my hobby with a business and creating the Patchwork Cat!

Whether you need a pin, an A2 cutting mat or anything in between I will supply you with care and enthusiasm. You will be able to spoil yourself with some of my beautiful 100% cotton fabrics designed by many superb designers, books, patterns and any accessories you need to enjoy your hobby.

I want to be able to provide a wide variety of fabrics and notions, so if there is anything you can’t find on the site please let me know and I will do my best to find it for you.

Whether you are seriously “Crafty” or just a part-time “hobbyist” I would love to help you so don’t hesitate to contact me today.


Lots of Christmas ranges in stock now, look  in the shop section for more details

English Paper Piecing

EPP is my favourite of all patchwork, I have a large selection of paper pieces, as well as books and patterns too. Jen Kingwell patterns are arriving from Australia soon!


Check out the shop for a variety of rulers, rotary cutters and scissors etc


Stocking John James needles, who knew there were so many to choose from!

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