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Love patchwork & quilting magazine

This post is specially for quilt fans in the States. Here in the quilting community, we’re lucky enough to be able to share ideas, tips and tricks with fellow quilters everywhere around the world. While Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine is based  in the United Kingdom, many of our favourite contributors and designers live and work overseas, and with… Continue reading

5 things to see at the European Patchwork Meeting 2016

European Patchwork Meeting

This month sees one of our favourite gatherings of the international patchwork community – the European Patchwork Meeting 2016 in eastern France. Starting on 14th September, the 5-day meeting is set to see an impressive 1200 quilts on show, with 38 exhibitions and 30 courses on offer for visitors. Over 22,000 quilt fans are expected to… Continue reading

Sneak peek! What to watch out for at The Handmade Fair

Handmade fair skills workshop

This weekend we’ll mostly be busy making the most of the sunny weather here in the UK by getting our EPP on in an array of outside venues from beaches to beer gardens. But while we’re not wishing the summer away, we do confess to counting down the weeks until the return of The Handmade Fair… Continue reading

Friday Fabric! Wove It or Weave It

Michael Miller fabrics

We’ve been coveting Michael Miller’s Wove It or Weave It fabric collection for months now, with its luscious mix of this season’s colours & prints and lovely linen look. This geometric, moroccan-feel fabric is a great way to add a spot of texture to quilt tops and home-sewing projects, and we’ve got the perfect way for you to top up… Continue reading

Modern Mint quilt: a free tutorial

Modern Mint quilt by Lou Orth

Join us in a summer quilt-along, with this beautiful Modern Mint quilt project from the oh-so-clever Lou Orth. This is a free quilting tutorial, so grab some fabric and get to your quilting stations! We’ll tell you all you need to know to piece simple half square triangle (HST) blocks and create a relaxing quilt with a calming colour palette… Continue reading

Scottie dog mini quilt: a thank you

Scottie dog quilt

Our super-cute Scottie Dog mini quilt in issue 37 has proved to be one of our most popular projects in recent months, designed by Juliet Van Der Heijden, also known as The Tartan Kiwi. Juliet’s design was part of a trio of FPP playful pups, and it’s an interesting example of the story of a quilt. Juliet recently… Continue reading

How to make an EPP star phone cosy

EPP star phone cosy

We’re loving the instagram #getyourquiltywishesgranted posts that are shining some happy patchwork rays on our Insta feed lately! We’ll be joining in and granting a few quilty wishes of our own in the coming weeks, to spread some love into the patchwork universe. Tell us your wish with the hashtag #getyourquiltywishesgranted and we’ll do our… Continue reading

Fuss-free guide to Fussy Cutting

How to do fussy cutting

We’re excited to reveal that this week’s new issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine comes with a free book of fussy cutting projects AND 5 free fussy cutting templates to get you started. Putting the book together was possibly the most fun we’ve had in at LP&Q headquarters all summer – and we’ve caught the bug so… Continue reading

6 of the hottest quilt trends this summer

Jo Avery Festival of Quilts

Being based in the UK, we’re lucky enough that The Festival of Quilts is just down the road for us (well, up the M5 to be precise). It’s one of the high points of the annual quilting calendar for us, and we’re at the show for all four days at the moment. While yesterday was spent busily preparing… Continue reading

Fabric swoon: Sew Hot charm packs

Sew Hot fabric charm packs

We are LOVING Jo Westfoot‘s Polaroid Quilt from issue 37 of the magazine, and if you fancy giving it a go, we’ve got the perfect fabric for you! The lovely ladies over at Sew Hot have hand-picked a rainbow of charm squares from their stash for you to create your own version of Jo’s design. If you’re planning on whipping… Continue reading