Stitchtopia! Tokyo Quilt Festival here we come

Japanese quilt

This month, we’re daydreaming of Japan! Not only are our fingers busy foundation-paper-piecing Kawaii Hexies (inspired by issue 37’s free cover book),but we’re also planning a trip to see the best of Japanese quilting, and we can’t wait! We’ve joined forces with Arena Travel to take you on a once-in-a-lifetime textile tour of Japan, led by expert Janice Gunner…. Continue reading

50 block designs to try today

patchwork blocks flatshot

We’re in a frenzy of block-building at the mo, can anyone else out there relate? There’s something strangely addictive about snipping units of fabric, then watching them come to life in the prettiest of patterns. Even small scraps can grow together in block-form to make quilt tops that wow, and we’re always surprised how by… Continue reading

Win fabric! Charm square giveaway

Win fabric charm squares to make brilliant blocks

{competition closed} We’re giving away two charm square bundles, perfect for block building and patchwork play! Just in case you haven’t got your hands on a copy yet, issue 36 of Love Patchwork & Quilting  comes with a super-handy bonus book of 50 Block Designs, designed by our very own quilt pro, Sarah Griffiths. While we were making… Continue reading

Trend alert: Monochrome magic

Monochrome Magic Cotton & Steel

Following their super-popular Black & White collection from Spring last year, Cotton + Steel have created a brand new fabric range of monochrome fabric, keeping the trend going stronger than ever. Black & White 2016 mixes fresh new designs with some classic favourites to create a perfectly-rounded collection, with everything from bears and birds to… Continue reading

Win 24 fat quarters of Robert Kaufman fabric!

Fabric circle

We’re giving away three delicious fat quarter bundles of Robert Kaufman fabric this week in an exciting Instagram competition. These oh-so-pretty prizes are supplied by one of our favourite shops, Purple Stitches. To enter, click here… Each bundle contains a collection of 8 fat quarters of Karen Lewis ‘Blueberry Park’ fabric, worth £100, plus this prize also… Continue reading

Fabric swoon! All about ombre

Ombre quilt

There are few things that make us happier in life than fabric shopping, so we’re starting a new blog series to showcase some of the hottest fabrics that are brightening up our world. To kick start the collection, we’re going rainbow bright with the Ombre collection by Vanessa Christenson for Moda. It’s one of the… Continue reading

Shhhh! Coming soon: easy quilt patterns for summer

Rainbow quilt by Emily Dennis

We’re counting down the days until our colour-drenched next issue hits the shops! Issue 36 is out in the UK next week, packed with 20 vibrant designs for your summer quilt making. Here’s a sneak peak of we’ve got planned! This month we’re all about ombre, as Emily Dennis captures all the colours of the… Continue reading

Hexie-heaven! How to make a hexagon patchwork laptop case

How to make a laptop case with hexagon patchwork

Now summer’s here, oh how we love a spot of English Paper Piecing! Our step-by-step gadget case tutorial, including free hexagon template download, is the perfect patchwork project to take out and about. It’s a great way to show off all those lovely fabric scraps in your stash, and with Father’s Day around the corner,… Continue reading

Download our free Flying Geese templates today

How to sew Flying Geese

Crisp Flying Geese are a must for any quilter’s repertoire! We’ve created a multi-size acrylic template with issue 69 to help you whip your FG blocks into shape. If you’re reading our digital issue, scroll down to get the digital PDF version.