Irene’s Seat Runner

Irene’s Seat Runner This fabulously long runner was given to us by Irene who had made it as a window seat runner for her sister.  She was going to apply the finishing touches by adding the binding herself.  The pattern chosen by Irene that we used to quilt the runner is called Celebrate. Although not seen […]

Bronia’s Bedrunner

Bronia’s Bed Runner Bronia came to us for a beginners lesson with Alan where she was given a history of quilting, learned the basics of quilting, and then made a Lavender pouch to take away. The aim of the lesson was to make a bed runner for her daughter’s new house. Bronia made the bed […]

Children & Nursery Fabrics

The world is your oyster with what can be done with these fabrics, and in particular, the fabric that has matching panels, such as The World of Susybee.  Make playmats, quilts, wall hangings, nursery storage, and even curtains. Glow-in-the-dark pixies and other fabrics make excellent book cushions. Or, mark those baby milestones with this Baby […]

Nutex Ltd

An Introduction to Nutex UK Ltd An independently owned business, Nutex Fabric, was founded in New Zealand 41 years ago, in 1982.  The goal to begin with, was to supply good quality, fashionable fabrics, which is still the goal to this day.  Consequently, in 2009 UK themed fabrics, from New Zealand, were sold bNutex Fabric […]

English Paper Piecing or EPP.

English paper piecing has a long and important history. This has spread around the world and spawned many new designs and directions for sewing fabric around a paper template. History. History researchers have found a quilt made with hexagon templates dated to the 1770s in England. Furthermore, by the early 1830s hexagon templates were popular […]

Not just for Quilting

Our fabrics are not just great for quilting but also for dressmaking. Here are a few images of clothing that some of our lovely customers have made. The ET and Jurassic World Tops were made by Siobhan (ET Top) for her and her daughter (Jurassic World top) for a trip to Disneyland Florida. They had […]

Meet Giraffe

Alan Teather Quilting shop front

Giraffe, (or as Alan calls him Giro because Alan thinks he’s an Italian Giraffe for some reason, lol) is an easy-to-follow quilting pattern. This is a pattern by Tracy Perks of Rope and Anchor Trading Company. As well as this pattern, we stock all of the patterns Tracy has designed. See them all in our […]

Quilted Bedspread.

Quilted Bedspread. It’s been a while since we shared projects that we’vedone on the longarm. So here’s one to be getting on with. We don’t just longarm patchwork quilts. As you can see, this is not quitethe usual type of item we receive. In fact, it is more of a bedspread which wasthe intended product. […]


Fabrics at Alan Teather Quilting are in abundance. It is our mission to stock as many fabrics as we can for you. When you peruse our site there are over 1200 different fabrics, with more arriving all the time from a wide range of fabric designers.  We have such designers as, Kaffe Fassett, Robert Kaufman, […]