Quilt Direct is one of the largest and longest established dedicated quilting mail order companies in the UK.

Established in 1986 by Katherine Letherby in the delightful stannary town of Tavistock Devon as Moor Silks & Quilts in a beautiful and historic Mews.

In 2004 Quilt Direct (mail order) was moved to Katherine & Graham's ancient farmhouse on a remote part of Dartmoor where Quilt Direct was able to respond to the demands in growth of internet shopping.

2018 was a year of change:

In 2018 the opportunity arose to move to larger premises at Pitts Cleave on the outskirts of Tavistock.  With a larger office and warehouse with access for large deliveries, it was an easy decision. The biggest draw was the Studio space; it meant Katherine finally was able to fulfil her dream of a dedicated Bernina Studio,  a comfortable and light teaching space with the full range of Bernina machines, including the Q series long arm machines.


Bernina Knowledge

Katherine is passionate about the Bernina machines, the quality of threads and tools she uses. Committed to sharing her knowledge and supplying only the best and most appropriate equipment to you our customers, she is constantly learning, as well as seeking out new and innovative products to add to the vast range we carry.

Knowledge Portal

Committed to excellence

We are committed to excellent customer service via email or telephone. We aim to be an informative on line resource as well as an online retail shop for quilters and sewers. We know how precious your sewing time is and we are here to enhance that time. We will always endeavour to treat you as 'we would wish to be'.

We have twice been awarded Retailer of the Month by Patchwork & Quilting and have been nominated in the British Sewing Awards in several categories.

You can be confident in Quilt Direct and we hope that you will want to return to purchase from us many times in the future.

Quilt Direct is dedicated to helping you to select the best tools and threads for your sewing and creativity.