What are your quilt wishes for 2017?

Alice Blyth Throwing Shapes quilting detail

We don’t know about you, but our quilting wish list is forever expanding! From the techniques we want to nail to that unfinished quilt top that’s been languishing in our ‘Work in Progress’ drawer for months. So today we’re sharing our top 3 quilty wishes for the new year! If we say them out loud then they’ll definitely happen, right?… Continue reading

Wands at the ready!

getyourquiltywishesgranted

It’s one of our favourite new pastimes – granting your quilty wishes after our instagram post last month, calling for requests to #getyourquiltywishesgranted Last week we sent out some lovely bundles of fabric to three followers who’d asked for stash top-ups, and we promised e’d be granting more wishes over the coming days and weeks. Today we’ve… Continue reading

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#getyourquiltywishesgranted

Quilting fabric

We’re joining in with the instagram #getyourquiltywishesgranted hashtag this month, after seeing so many lovely posts fill up our feed with quilters around the world answering each others’ calls for a patchwork fairy godmother! Our post last week calling out for quilty wishes was answered by 258 quilters, and now it’s time for the fun bit! We’re going to… Continue reading

WIN winter style from Gudrun Sjödén

gudrun-sjoden-main-image

We’ve got a new style crush – Gudrun Sjöden! With their folklore patterns, on-trend textiles and inspiring ethos, the Scandinavian clothing & homeware design house are one to watch  in 2017. We’re giving away £200 of gift vouchers to spend in the colour-popping online store. Gudrun Sjörden have been cheering up our instagram feed of late with a much-needed splash… Continue reading

Quilt school: English Paper Piecing diamonds

How to piece patchwork diamonds

Our new series of quilting tutorials is back! Join us for a new class of Quilt School, our new blog series featuring our favourite essential techniques to brush up on your patchwork skills. This week we’re in the mood for a spot of English Paper Piecing, come join us! Expand your EPP repertoire with one of our… Continue reading

Super sweet sewing tutorial: Lucy’s play house

How to make a patchwork dollshouse

Could this be our cutest free quilting tutorial yet? Designer Megan Jimenez was inspired by her daughter Lucy to make this adorable DIY play house, which is perfect for carrying her finger puppets and toys around! “My sweet little girl loves to play pretend,” Megan tells us. “She also loves to tote all of her little trinkets… Continue reading

Sew a rainbow! Free download: quilt planner

Sew a rainbow bright HSTs quilt

We’re busy stitching up super-speedy half-square triangles and square-in-squares today, inspired by Lynne Goldsworthy‘s Rainbow Brights star quilt in issue 41. This colour-popping quilt top design is a brilliant way to have fun with solids, but before you reach for your rotary cutters to join us, wait! We’ve got a handy downloadable quilt planner to help you plan… Continue reading

Quilt school: Kaleidoscope EPP designs

Kaleidoscope EPP quilt tutorial

It was the star of the show at last week’s Quilt Market, and if you’ve fallen in love with La Passacaglia EPP quilt design, we’re here to help you get the look! It’s the perfect chance to reveal our new Quilt School blog series, where we’ll be featuring some of our favourite quilting techniques from the Love Patchwork… Continue reading

The quilt everybody’s talking about

We were lucky enough to make it over to Houston earlier this week for Quilt Market, and we had a blast! Among the many beautiful quilts on display, we couldn’t help but stop a while to admire The Millefiori Quilts exhibit. La Passacaglia is one of our most popular blog posts ever, and one of the most talked about… Continue reading

Who will you crown quilter of the year?

Peta Peace Summer Scoop quilt

For years now, The British Craft Awards have been one of the most prestigious events in the world of making things, celebrating the designers, brands and companies who bring us happiness with their craft inspiration and innovation. But as quilters, we haven’t had the chance to join in the fun, until now! The 2017 awards are set… Continue reading