Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 4 patchwork star decorations

Quilty advent calendar

Loved Ali Burdon’s scrappy star DIY stockings from Day 3 of our Quilty Advent calendar? Good news! For Day 4 we’re bringing you this tutorial for how to sew matching star decorations to add a patchwork flavour to your Christmas decor this holiday season…

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 3 DIY star stockings

How to sew Christmas stockings

For Day 3 of our Advent Calendar, add a bit of sparkle to the festivities this year with Ali Burdon’s pretty patchwork star block stockings. Read on for the full tutorial and templates…

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 2 Kid Giddy giveaway **closed

Day 2 Kid Giddy Ugly Sweater block

Happy weekend everyone! Today we’re celebrating Day 2 in our Quilty Advent Calendar series with a giveaway of one of our all-time favourite festive quilt patterns! Kid Giddy is giving away 5 PDF bundles of her oh-so-fun paper piecing patterns, including her insta famous Ugly Sweater Block! Read on to enter…

Calling all UK quilters! Win your own craft business

Fasthosts competition

Daydreaming of turning your love of fabric into a money-making adventure? Our new competition is here to help you make it happen…

Christmas Advent Calendar: 24 free Christmas sewing projects

Quilty advent calendar day 1 hexie

It’s the holiday season and we’re launching a Quilty Advent Calendar to celebrate. We’ll be posting a new project, giveaway or template here every day in the countdown to Christmas Day. Let’s begin!

Friday Fabric: Cotton + Steel’s Black & White

Cotton + Steel black & white fabric

Now it’s no secret that here on team LPQ we love colour. Brights, neons, pastels, earthy tones – quilting comes hand in hand with an appreciation of rainbow hues in our fabric stash. Here on the team, our fabric collections vary in how neat and tidy they are (see Alice’s confession of her neatly arranged stash in our latest issue) but… Continue reading

Try 5 issues for £5 and read us on your phone & tablet

LPQ53 ipad cover large

We love it when we come up with an even easier way for you to keep up to date with what we’re up to, without having to even leave the house to find us in your local shops! As well as making 13 print magazines a year of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, did you know that… Continue reading

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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.