October Stockist of the Month: Fletcher's Patch

Based in Bolton, Fletcher’s Patch is run by Alan and Lynn, a husband and wife team, who decided to use their skills and passion for textiles to develop a business making original design kits and selling good quality fabric, wadding and patchwork and quilting tools. This friendly shop is always ready to offer customers help with any project. We caught up with Alan and Lynn to find out more...

Tell us about the history of your shop and the team?
Alan and Lynn are the husband and wife team behind Fletcher’s Patch. We opened the shop in November 2018 and are looking forward to celebrating our first birthday with our customers.

What do you offer that makes you stand out from other retailers?
We offer a wide range of good quality cotton fabric, six different types of wadding to cater for all tastes and a large selection of haberdashery, felt and notions. We also create all our own designs, patterns and kits.

What are you passionate about?
We are passionate about providing excellent customer service and a friendly place to visit. We are happy to help any of our customers with their projects. Our Glory Board provides a place for people to display a picture of something they have made to help inspire others.
How do you choose what you stock?
We look at current trends and take feedback from our customers of what they would like to see in the shop. We also welcome ideas for future patterns and kits. Getting a feel for what our customers are looking for is an ongoing learning curve for us.

What do you love about quilting?
We love the tactile nature of quilting and how a few scraps of fabric can be transformed into something beautiful and comforting. You can really let your imagination run wild.

What project are you working on at the minute?
We are working on a new dresden plate design in Liberty fabric and finishing samples to showcase our Christmas range of fabrics.

Are there any future plans you wish to share with us?
We are working on a new design in our popular Silhouette range of kits that use the beautiful landscape batik fabric for the backgrounds. We are also preparing for a trip to Malvern to trade at the Autumn quilt show.

Get in touch with/visit Fletcher's Patch


07936 752 993
Unit 111, Bradley Fold Trading Estate, Radcliffe Moor Road, Bolton BL2 6RT