Quilting is gaining popularity as a hobby, with more and more people learning to quilt. Quilting is a great skill to learn as it allows you to create hand crafted products that you can then sell, gift or keep for your own use. Quilting and patchwork skills can be used to create a range of products including quilts and throws, cushions, clothes and table mats as well as others as you have plenty of creative freedom. For people who would prefer to have more guidance with their quilting projects, there are plenty of online tutorials available. Quilting and patchwork is a relaxing hobby, allowing an individual to engage in a craft form that requires skill but also lets the individual connect with their creative side. Furthermore, quilting and patchwork only require basic skills that are not too difficult to master, especially for people who have a keen interest in developing the skill. Quilting and patchwork projects can be to create functional products or decorative items.
There are a number of stores that cater for the demand of quilting and patchwork supplies. With the growing interest in quilting, there are not only plenty of websites with tutorials and project ideas but also many that sell quilting supplies. An example of a patchwork shop online is the Cotton Patch which is based in Birmingham but also has an online presence. Other stores that sell quilting and patchwork fabrics and supplies are Quilters Haven Online and Quilting and The Quilt Room.
Quilting and patchwork fabrics and supplies can also be purchased through general arts and crafts supply stores (like http://www.cookesquilting.co.uk/) that cater for most art and craft projects and hobbies. These stores do not specialize in quilting and patchwork supplies but contain supplies for a wide range of crafts. Two examples of art and craft stores are Hobbycraft and The Works. Quilting and patchwork supplies can also be purchased at online mega-stores that carry a wide range of products such as Amazon.co.uk.