Add colour to your every day: from your quilts to your homewares

Gudrun 'Juliana' ceramic plate

The ethos between designing beautiful homewares and beautiful quilts have a lot in common. “A joyful home should inspire and invigorate” is the idea behind Gudrun Sjöden’s home range of textiles, ceramics and glass pieces. We feel much the same about the sunny quilt designs inside our 50th issue. “I aspire for my home range to… Continue reading

Sew along with us! Join the #lpq32blocksSAL

Our 50th issue hits the shops today, and we couldn’t let our birthday pass without throwing a bit of a party to celebrate, so we’re planning a sewalong over on Instagram. Come and join us… it’s going to be so much fun!

Ochre and Ink: Free Quilt Planner

Anna Galvin’s Ochre and Ink quilt in issue 50 is perfect for showing off prints from your favourite collection. She used fabrics from the Observer collection by April Rhodes, but if you’d like to mix and match fabrics from your own stash, we’ve made a handy quilt planner download to help you decide which prints will work together best.

Tropical Crush free template download

  We love Jo Avery’s Tropical Crush pattern – the colours are perfect for summer! We’re planning on making a cute coordinating pair, so we have a second appliqué template for you to download for free – find it here. Which one is your fave? We can’t decide!  

Issue 50 of Love Patchwork & Quilting on sale today!

Issue 50 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale tomorrow (Wednesday 19th July)! Read on to see what’s in store in our latest issue, or treat yourself to your own copy today – UK readers can buy it here or, if you’re overseas, why wait for the mag to arrive in the post? Get it instantly to your phone or… Continue reading

Templates for issue 50

Download your templates for issue 50of Love Patchwork & Quilting here! Downloading your templates is handy if you don’t want to damage your magazine, or if we couldn’t fit a template on the magazine page at 100% size. It’s also super-useful if you’re a digital subscriber! Whether you use Apple Newsstand, Zinio or Google Play, this is the easiest way to… Continue reading

We’re going to be on TV! Join us to celebrate 50 issues

Lucy Brennan project

Get your birthday hats and party poppers at the ready! Next week we’re celebrating our 50th issue. Where’s the time gone? We’re taking over Sewing Quarter TV next Wednesday to celebrate, and we’re planning a whole morning of patchwork programmes, featuring beautiful projects plus tips and tricks for your quilting. Plus we’ll be hosting an insta sewalong too – with some… Continue reading

Sew a Softie: Bunny toys tutorial

How to sew bunny toys tutorial

These big-eared bunnies by Jo Carter have taken a quick dip in pretty prints. They made their magazine debut in issue 12 of Love Patchwork & Quilting and now we’re sharing them with you as part of this month’s Sew A Softie 2017. Hop to it! Scroll down to see our free step-by-step guide and templates…

Love slow sewing? Embrace mindful living with our new sister magazine

In the Moment magazine

It’s no secret that we’re fans of English Paper Piecing and the slow sewing revolution. If, like us, you enjoy a spot of mindful making, then check out our brand new sister magazine, In The Moment. You can find issue 1 in shops now here in the UK, and it’s set to be available in the States on 21st July, with… Continue reading

Get to know: Alice Caroline

Alice Caroline is a household name in the fabric-lover’s world – owner Alice Garrett has turned an obsession with Liberty prints into a whole business! She’s our go-to gal for Liberty fabrics of all different shapes and sizes, so we were thrilled to hear that she’ll be hosting shows over on Sewing Quarter this weekend. We… Continue reading