What a hoot! How to sew owl softies

how to sew owl toys

We’re all of a twitter with Jo Carter’s pocket owl softies! If you caught them on Sewing Quarter this morning, read on for our step-by-step guide for how to sew owl softies and download our owl shape templates to make your own. You will need… Download our owl templates here Fabric A: 14in square, for body Fabric… Continue reading

Save 40% on your favourite quilt magazine!

Quilting magazine subscription

Keep up-to-date with all the latest trends in the world of modern quilting and subscribe to Love Patchwork & Quilting today! This month, UK quilters can take advantage of our amazing subscription offer: save 40% on the shop price with FREE cover gift and FREE delivery to your door. Every issue we bring you exciting projects,… Continue reading

Insta inspires! Take the #2017sewingbookchallenge

My Happy Haven

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole bookshelf of brilliant books full of must-make patterns for your future patchwork adventures. But (if your schedule is shaping up like ours), finding the time and motivation to make them isn’t always easy! Luckily, Instagram is here to help. Instagrammers everywhere are delving through their stacks of books to take… Continue reading

Free desktop wallpapers: Get your quilter’s wallpapers for March

Quilters wallpaper March

Hooray! It’s that time of the month where we reveal our brand new quilter’s wallpaper to bring a pop of patchwork joy to your favourite device! Download your free desktop wallpapers for March (from our 2017 series of quilters’  desktop wallpapers) below. This month we’ve picked a rainbow-bright quilt for you, filled with happy-making Flying Geese to inspire you… Continue reading

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

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