Our Story Great Nanny Halliday  Our Story Great Nanny Flo  Our Story Penny  Our Story Sarah


Pretty Fabrics and Trims is a mother (Penny) and daughter (Sarah) team. We make it our mission to cherry pick the prettiest fabrics, ribbons, buttons and trims available!

Sewing is in our blood.....Great Nanny Halliday was a tailoress in the swinging 20's, Nanny Flo made clothes for her daughters and loved nothing better than creating an evening gown for a twirl around the ballroom on a Friday night,  Penny has always made clothes and home furnishings, you will find us wearing one of her creations most days and Sarah followed suit and loves nothing better than wearing a homemade dress, snuggling under a patchwork quilt or stitching a gift for her family and friends!      

Since opening our website in 2012 we have sent many pretty parcels full of loveliness all over the world.  Initially, we based ourselves in Penny's house, slowly and steadily increasing our stock as our business grew.  However in the spring of 2015, in fear that Penny's house might collapse with the sheer volume of pretty fabric bolts held within its walls, it became evident that new premises were required.  After a long search we found a lovely light and airy space which felt just right and also rather excitingly, gave us the opportunity to open our doors part time each week.  After a lick of paint and quite a few deliveries of shelving, on the 26th September 2015, we  rather quietly opened the doors of our bricks and mortar quilt shop, which is based in Ruskington Lincolnshire.  We must emphasise however that whilst it is a delight to embark on this next step of our journey, we will never forget our much appreciated online customers and friends, which is why our bricks and mortar shop open hours are limited to enable us to maintain the very high custom service standards that we always endeavour to provide.  You can find our shop opening hours HERE and we hope that if you are in the area that you will pop in and say hello, we would LOVE to meet you!

Please also come and join us on our blog.... a little happy place where we love to share our latest sewing projects, plus you'll find a whole host of little happy tutorials including our popular Patchy Heart Quilt Along, which breaks down all the steps to make your very own patchwork quilt, our 'Easy Peasy Log Cabin block', 'how to make a string of bunting' 'how to back an embroidery hoop' plus lots, lots more!  For daily snippets, you can also find us on Instagram and Facebook.

Finally we believe in good old fashioned customer service, our family motto is "treat as you would like to be treated", which should mean that you are always 100% happy.  If EVER this is not the case, you have a suggestion on how we can improve the service that you receive or if there's a product you would like us to stock, please do let us know, we love to hear from you!

Happy stitching!

Penny & Sarah