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

We have news! Sewing Quarter TV launches today

Sewing Quarter sewing kit

There’s nothing like being involved in the launch of a brand new sewing TV channel to get us excited here on the Love Patchwork & Quilting team! Our new sister TV channel Sewing Quarter launched today, dedicated to all things quilting and sewing. Run by a dedicated team who are as passionate about quilting and sewing as we are, you can watch… Continue reading

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Get your quilters’ mobile wallpapers: February

Brother wallpaper iPad v2

Treat your phone, tablet or computer to a makeover… of the patchwork variety! Download the second in our 2017 series of quilters’  desktop wallpapers today. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Brother* to create this new series of monthly digital wallpapers. If case you missed them, you can still download our January designs here, or keep reading to get your fresh… Continue reading

Oops! Issue 43 Up and away kite quilt: correction

how to sew patchwork kites

We’ve spotted a small error in the instructions for our FPP rainbow kits, designed by Michelle Curtis, in issue 43 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine. If you’re making Michelle’s high-flying patchwork kites, read on to make sure you cut your finished kites to the correct size! We have a small update to step number 8… Continue reading

Selvedge sewing: DIY travel case tutorial

How to sew a selvedge travel pouch

Make the most of unwanted selvedge scraps and the tiniest of fabric leftovers with this quick-sew zippy pouch by Susan Standen. This pretty patchwork pouch is perfect for sewing on the go as it includes a needle case and handy pockets to store fabric markers, threads or your favourite notions. We’ll show you how it’s done with this free tutorial… You… Continue reading

New 2017 quilters’ wallpapers for your mobile, tablet or computer

Brother quilters free mobile wallpapers

Happy New Year everyone! Kick start the new year with our new series of mobile wallpapers and desktop calendars – all with a quilting theme. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Brother to create a brand new series of monthly digital wallpapers. Your laptop, phone or tablet need never be without a fabric-filled finishing touch ever again! You’ll be able to… Continue reading

Join in with The Honey Pot Bee!

Hexagon cushion by Florence Knapp for issue 9 of Love Patchwork & Quilting

  If you’re looking for a new challenge in 2017, then The Honey Pot Bee could be just up your quilting street! Organised by Molli Sparkles, this is a year long virtual quilting bee taking place from January to December, where each month two new block patterns will be released. It’s your chance to learn… Continue reading

Hi Hexie part 2: how to sew a triangle cushion

Did you make the Hi Hexie triangle quilt we posted about earlier this month? We’re now bringing you the tutorial to make the matching cushion! You’ll get to snip & piece happy-making triangles to create gorgeously colourful hexagons, all set off against a beautifully white background. Both of these cheery designs were created by quilter, designer and… Continue reading