The store will be closed from Friday, 5 August 2022 and will reopen on Monday, 16 September 2022. Please message or email us at if you have any questions as we will be monitoring our emails while away. Thank you The Practical Quilter


Welcome!  We are continually updating the store's stock, so make sure you check back regularly and see what we've added as we have stock arriving all time. Or you can keep up to date with new arrivals, sales and special offers by messaging on the site or emailing us ( to sign up for the store's Newsletter or check out our Facebook page.  We order stock regularly from wholesalers in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.  If you're after anything specifically, why not send us an enquiry message or email us direct at and we can see what we can do for you.

New Arrivals 28 July 2022:

The latest arrivals from the USA:

  • Three new patterns from everyone's favourite Cozy Quilt Designs - Butterfly Blooms, Star Crossed and Spangled.
  • Two new patterns from Cluck Cluck Sew - Planted and Terrace quilt patterns.
  • From Marti Michell is the Corner Trimmer.
  • A new template from Quilter's Paradise, Drunkards Template finished at 8".
  • Star Systems from Elizabeth Hartman.
  • From Fig Tree Quilts is the Figs & Jelly quilt pattern.
  • Three new colours in 30" double pull zippers from Among Brenda's Quilts & Bags.

And there are more new items to choose from.  Simply check out What's New.

Shop Closure from 5 August 2022 to 16 September 2022

Yes, I know I’ve just come back from Australia, but I’m heading to the USA and Canada to catch up with family and friends.  I haven’t seen my parents since before the pandemic and it will be great to see how they have been doing in person rather than via Skype.  We’ve also lucked out and my husband’s sister-in-law and his nieces are based in LA over their summer.  I’ll also be using my time away to source new designers while in Canada and stock from suppliers in the USA that I can’t obtain due to USPS not posting to New Zealand currently.  I’ll be monitoring the store’s messages and emails while away.