Get your FPP on for Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas jumper quilt block

Honestly is there a more fun charity idea than Christmas Jumper Day? We can’t think of one. Today is the day that co-workers, friends and family are decking themselves out in festive apparel to raise money for Save The Children. Visit christmasjumperday.org to get involved, or why not give use the day as an excuse to indulge in… Continue reading

Free Medallion Quilt pattern!

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We’re so excited to let you know that our brand new sister TV channel Sewing Quarter is gearing up to launch after Christmas. January 2017 will see the new channel air in the UK on Freeview channel 78 and online, and it will be dedicated entirely to sewing and quilting. Happy days! We’re really thrilled to be getting to work… Continue reading

Hi Hexie! Piece-it clever with our triangle quilt tutorial

Hi Hexie triangles quilt

We do love it when we get to play with 60-degree triangles on our quilt tops! They’re loads of fun to piece together, always guarantee a crisp, geometric effect, and are so versatile in their arrangement. Our love of the humble triangle has just levelled up and it’s all thanks to Jenny Woodward. She’s designed this happy-making Hi Hexie triangle quilt, especially for us!… Continue reading

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

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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