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Wise Owl Quilting

Welcome to Wise Owl Quilting, a Tauranga (NZ) based specialist Long Arm Machine Quilting Service and quilting accessories supplier. Presented in a uniquely themed web site based on my all time favourite bird species, the Owl.

At Wise Owl Quilting I can provide you with a quality Long Arm Machine Quilting service at affordable prices delivered in a timely fashion. I can supply you all the batting and backing fabric you need to make your personal quilt project become an outstanding family heirloom that will take pride of place in anyone’s home.

I also stock a range of quilting accessories and quilted Kiwiana gifts that are "made with love" along with some quirky Owl related gifts that are sure to appeal.

I hope you find my website interesting and helpful. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you to complete your quilting project.

If you would like to see what quilts i am working on each day then follow me on Instagram my profile name is - wiseowlquilter.

Sandra Bentley

What's New!

What's new on the website today.

March 16th 2018

New Range of Kanvas Studio Backing Fabric

It has been a long time since I last put any new stock items up on the web site. With the sad passing of my mother I can now return to putting my full attention back into Wise Owl Quilting.

Just arrived in stock a new range of bold new age leaf vine pattern wide backing fabrics. These fabrics will add a lift the reverse side of any new bright modern summer quilt. Available in 5 great colours - black, grey, navy, blue and pink. 

Click Here to view the full range of Kanvas Studio Vine wide backing fabric BFTT162_sml.jpg BFTT163_sml.jpg

July 22nd 2017

New Dimples Range of Backing Fabric

I have just got into stock some new wide backing fabric with a funky pattern designed by Gail Kessler called Dimples.  Available in three colours (Linen - off white, Grey and Black)

Click Here to view the full range of Dimples wide backing fabric BFNT148_sml.jpg BFNT147_sml.jpg

June 16th 2017

New Willow Range of Backing Fabric

Just arrived in stock a new range of delicate swirling willow pattern wide backing fabrics. These fabrics will add a perfect counter balance to your beautiful new quilt. Available in 3 great colours - yellow, cobalt and Black/Gold. 

Click Here to view the full range of Willow Backer wide backing fabric BFNT145_sml.jpg BFNT146_sml.jpg

May 5th 2017

New Stock of Fiskars Scissors

Just arrived in stock a new Fiskars scissors just what you need for cutting your fabric. Fiskars are famous for being the sharpest in the world. If your scissors are getting worn or the blade is deformed you will damage the fabric and make cutting pieces accurately very difficult. Time to get some replacement scissors!

Click Here to view the full range of Fiskars scissors in stock Fiskars_9960_Fabric_Shear_sml.jpg Fiskars_No8_Scissors_sml.jpg

May 1st 2017

Clearance Sale of Gift Items

I am It is time to move on the remaining Gift Line items on my website so I have heavily reduced the prices of all the Gift items and some of the Kiwiana products as well. So check out the gift page and pick something you know a friend or family member will love to own

Click on the imageclearance_icon.jpgto go to the Gift Page

March 3rd 2017

New Basically Wide Range of Backing Fabric

Just arrived in stock a new range of fabrics from Red Rooster Fabrics called the Basically Wide, collections of 280cm wide prints selected by Helen Stubbings' from her Basically Hugs collection of basics and blenders that are ideal for seamless quilt backs. The Basically Wide 280cm (108") wide prints are ideal for traditional, modern, seasonal, juvenile, novelty, and panel quilts. There's a breezy floral in multi and in blue, graceful spirals in ivory and in beige, pretty pink dots on white, and white dots on soft gray, sweet tone-on-tone pink and tone-on-tone red heart stripes, and Helen's classic woven texture in blue and in navy.

Click Here to view the full range of Red Rooster Basicall Wide range of backing fabric BFTT140sml.jpg BFTT136sml.jpg

February 6th 2017

New Pearl Grid Backing Fabric

Just arrived in stock a new range of Pearl Grid wide backing fabrics. These fabrics designed by Mark Hordyszynski give the effect of a random cross-hatch texture on the reverse side of your new quilt. Available in 5 great colours - white, grey, light blue, tan and black. 

Click Here to view my range of Pearl Grid wide backing fabric BFTT129sml.jpg BFTT131_sml.jpg

May 20th 2016

New Article on Choosing Quilting Designs for your quilt

One of the toughest choices a quilter will make is deciding what style of quilting to apply to a patchwork pieced quilt top. The choice of a quilting pattern to sew into the quilt can greatly enhance the overall impact of a quilt. Likewise the wrong choice can detract from the quilt and even not be fit for purpose!

This informative article will help the reader decide what quilting design is right for their quilt. That decision of course will be supplemented by any consultation the quilt maker has when their bring their quilt in for quilting. 

Click on this link to take you to this web article Choosing the Best Quilting Design for your Quilt

New web page called Quilting Patterns

There are many thousands of edge-to-edge pantograph quilting patterns available. Shoosing from them can be bewildering. It has been my experience that many customers end up choosing similar pattrns. This page shows some of the most common patterns chosen by my customers over the past few years. It is not a definitive listing but gaves you some idea of what possible patterns may work with your quilt

Click on this link to go directly to the Quilting Patterns page