Quilt Direct Competitions



The Festival of Quilts takes place at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), in Birmingham. It’s the country’s leading venue with excellent access and facilities. If you plan to travel to the show, getting there is simple. There are varied options for eating and drinking, the show is all on one level with wide aisles for wheelchair users, and we offer cloakrooms (where you can leave luggage as well as your coat), a visitor centre for everything from information to photocopying services, plus a huge number of toilets. A huge area in Hall 9 is dedicated to seating and the show is planned with your comfort and convenience in mind.

It’s a great show in a leading venue – you’ll find everything you need at The Festival of Quilts!

Quilt Direct will be there, so please keep an eye out for us and come and say hello.

Win tickets to Festival of Quilts 2016

We also have 3 pairs of tickets to give away. Three lucky blog subscribers will be drawn at random on Monday 1 August 2016. If you’d like to be in with a chance just sign-up for our blog at the bottom of this page by midnight on 31 July 2016.

Good luck and we hope to see you there.


British Sewing Awards 2014

Sponsored by Sew Mag the British Sewing Awards are awarded in a range of categories encompassing the all aspects of sewing. The categories are:

  • Best thread brand
  • Best brand of haberdashery tools
  • Best fabric brand
  • Best new product 2014
  • Best entry level sewing machine brand
  • Best quilting/embroidery sewing machine brand
  • Most desirable sewing machine
  • Best sewing blog
  • Best online retailer
  • Best UK chain store
  • Best independent haberdashery shop
  • Best pattern house
  • Best for customer service
  • Favourite sewing personality
  • Best sewing book 2014
  • Best for sewing workshops/courses
  • Best exhibition/show experience 2014

These prestigious awards showcase the best of the British stitching world, and receiving a nomination is an honour.
QuiltDirect would love to be nominated for ‘Best Online Retailer’ and we’d appreciate you taking the time to submit a nomination.
We’ll get a clear picture of how good our service really is, and you’ll be in with a chance of winning a £250.00 sewing stash from Sew Mag.
Nominations close on 15 September 2014, and those with the most nominations in each category will go through to final stage, where the winners will be voted for.

We’d love to be a part of this prestigious competition, and we’d love to know we’re providing the best possible service, so please nominate us.


Win a pack of 5 Aurifil threads – we have 3 packs to give away

Aurifil Threads are causing a bit of a stir at the moment – and rightly so!   The colours, quality, weights and quantities available from Aurifil Threads have all been driven by quilters and embroiderers, giving an excellent balance, and creating a delicious and very useable selections of colour and textures.

pat sloan2Bchiusa50Aurifil is made from high quality cotton ensuring very little breakage, and making it almost lint free, which means  fewer problems with tension and broken needles, making a happier quilter!

Quilt Direct stock Aurifil Thread and also the really useful  Thread Card that has actual thread wraps of every Aurifil thread, taking the guess-work out of selecting your thread colours.




Win one of these fantastic thread packs by answering the following question:

aurif“Where Do You Store Your Thread?”

Do you keep it in a biscuit tin, a shoe box, or do you have a proper thread rack?



 Put your answers in the Comments box below and subscribe to the blog.
We will choose 3 winners at random on Monday 14 April. Good Luck!



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