Common quilting mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Keera Jobs Flying Geese quilt

Last month, Keera Job ‘fessed up on Instagram to a mammoth unpicking session during the making of her Flying Geese Quilt: cover star of our Indie Designer Handbook in issue 43. Keera’s honestly really made us smile. Let’s face it, we’ve been there ourselves with the post-midnight unpicking sessions. It also gave us an idea for this blog… Continue reading

Trend Alert: Ocean scene

Art Gallery Fabrics Sea Glass quilt

Happy days! We’re restarting our quilt trends series here on the blog with a splash. Sensational sea-themed fabrics are on the rise and we’re predicting a summer of quilting awash with this trend. Look out for it in quilting circles, bees and blogs in the coming months. As if we needed an excuse to get… Continue reading

BIG NEWS! We’ve launched our own Aurifil thread range

Subscribe Aurifil threads

We’re so excited to share something we’re very proud of here on at Love Patchwork & Quilting HQ! We’ve been working in collaboration with our friends over at Aurifil to curate a bespoke thread collection. What do you think? We’ve hand-picked this colour-popping range of 50wt Aurifil top threads to help you sew a rainbow. We hope you… Continue reading

Up your quilting game! {ALERT awesome book giveaway}

Christ Watson stencils

If you fancy trying your hand at free-motion quilting but aren’t quite sure where to start, Christa Watson is here to help! She’s designed the free quilting stencils that we’re giving away with issue 44 and is our go-to source for essential quilting advice. Christa is an award-winning quilter, designer, author and teacher, who mixes a traditional quilt… Continue reading

Quilt school: speed piecing squares

How to speed piece patchwork squares

Welcome to the latest in our series of Quilt School free patchwork tutorials! Have you ever fallen in love with a pattern pieced from an intricate arrangement of squares, but were put off by all the seams? Well, this nifty method is the perfect time saver, getting your squares pieced quickly and accurately. It’s really… Continue reading

We’re buzzing about Scottish quilting

Eidos quilt

We’ve known for a while that the quilt scene in Scotland is hot stuff (as our post last year revealed on the work of the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild, founded by our regular contributor Jo Avery). Now we’ve come up with a way for you to explore the awesomeness of the Scottish quilting scene for yourself – take a… Continue reading

Refresh your stash! Join in with the Great Fabric Swap

The great fabric swap 2017

Happy days! We’re officially launching the Great Fabric Swap today. We’re calling on quilters all around the world to join us and swap your unused fabrics with fellow fabric-hoarders. It’s the perfect way to give your fabric stash an instant refresh at the same time as sending and receiving the prettiest of post. We quilters have many things in common, but an instinctive habit… Continue reading

Oh hello little fellows! Snail Paced Sew-Along #snailday

Snail paced sewalong

Slow sewing is all the rage at the mo, and there’s no better way to while away a few hours of the weekend in our eyes. When it comes to patchwork pace, we’re taking it to the next level  and joining in with Gnome Angel’s Snail Paced Sew-Along. We challenge you to find a more fun… Continue reading

Insta-inspires: Gudrun’s World

Gudrun Sjoden person

As quilters, we find we’re constantly searching the world around us for colour and design ideas to fuel our future patchwork projects! This month, we’re all about Scandinavian style, and we’re totally crushing on the instagram feed of Gudrun Sjoden‘s namesake and founder @gudrunsworld. The Swedish Design House with a green soul, specialise in bold, eye-catching homewares and… Continue reading

Seeing Double: Free Quilt Planner Download

We’re totally in love with Moira de Carvalho’s mirror image quilt in issue 44 – it’s the perfect way to show off your fave FQ bundle! We’ve got a handy downloadable quilt planner to help you plan your design, ensuring that your quilt is perfectly coordinated and that you only cut what you need – you can… Continue reading