Cool curves: your quilters’ wallpapers for November

November quilters wallpaper

Bling up your home screen or lock screen with a patchwork makeover! Celebrate curved piecing with Michael Caputo’s Retro Curves quilt (first seen in issue 38). It’s cool prints in mustard, grey and blending tones are just the thing to bring a vintage vibe to your favourite device.

Friday Fabric: ombre fun with Michael Miller fabrics

LPQ53 Think Pink quilt

What’s your colour crush? We’re feeling rosy with pink hues thanks to Lou Orth’s tone-on-tone mini quilt in issue 53. Give it a go and nail the trend for all things ombre! Inside the issue we’ll talk you through how to cleverly combine half square triangles in gently variating solid tones of the same colour – then add extra… Continue reading

Bring on the bling! DIY patchwork gift tags

Patchwork Christmas gift tags.jpg

Shout to the super-talented and lovely Laura Cunningham for designing our awesome glitter gift tags in issue 53. As a special treat, Laura’s created this bonus set of Christmas gift tags just for you here on the blog. Get ready to sew it sparkly… scroll down for the full tutorial.

Introducing our spooky special edition!

Simply Halloween pyjama case

OK, hands up – we have a confession to make. We love Halloween! The trick or treating… the pumpkin carving… the sweets… we’re even sewing up some DIY decorations for the LPQ office this week. The only drawback is, it’s not the easiest season to use our patchworking skills to celebrate – there are woefully… Continue reading

How to sew a mini scalloped animals quilt

How to sew a scalloped animals mini quilt

Stop everything! We’ve found your next patchwork project and it is a LOT of fun! Paper piecing scallops is our new favourite thing to do* and we think you should join us for some super soothing fun with paper piecing and appliqué. So we’ve made you this free tutorial for how to sew and baste scalloped shapes… Continue reading

Hop to it! Bonus scallop animal templates

LPQ53 bonus animal templates square

We’re having so much fun with curved piecing thanks to our scallop paper pieces (free with issue 53). If you’re loving the menagerie of animals that we show you how to piece with our Easy Curves book and scalloped animals quilt tutorial, then read on to download a bonus frog and cockatoo design! Download your frog… Continue reading

Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial

Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial

Foundation Paper Piecing is oh-so-rewarding when you see what awesome shapes you can achieve, one piece at at time. It takes a bit of practice the first time you have a go but the LPQ team is full of converts to this addictive technique. First time FPP’ing? We’ve put together this free tutorial to show you… Continue reading

Trend alert: folk art Fall {sponsored post}

As darker days approach we have a natural urge to cosy up at home with our latest patchwork project for company. In fact, several members of team LPQ are marvelling at how quickly our EPP long-term-WIPs are coming together as a result! It’s not just those slow stitching quilts that are keeping us busy –… Continue reading

Make a splash with your free October quilters’ wallpapers

October quilter's wallpaper

We’ve had colour-popping Space Blossoms, HST arrows, quilted waves and monochrome magic! Now we’ve got a brand new quilt-astical wallpaper to makeover your favourite gadget. This month’s design will bring instant calm and charm to your home screen or lock screen!

Sew speedy squares: Pastel Check quilt

Buffalo quilt Simple squares quilt tutorial

Go back to basics with simple squares pieced into a pretty gingham quilt, designed by Stephanie Kendron. It makes a super sweet baby quilt to give nurseries a homespun touch!