Insta inspires! Take the #2017sewingbookchallenge

My Happy Haven

If you’re anything like us, you have a whole bookshelf of brilliant books full of must-make patterns for your future patchwork adventures. But (if your schedule is shaping up like ours), finding the time and motivation to make them isn’t always easy! Luckily, Instagram is here to help. Instagrammers everywhere are delving through their stacks of books to take… Continue reading

Free desktop wallpapers: Get your quilter’s wallpapers for March

Quilters wallpaper March

Hooray! It’s that time of the month where we reveal our brand new quilter’s wallpaper to bring a pop of patchwork joy to your favourite device! Download your free desktop wallpapers for March (from our 2017 series of quilters’  desktop wallpapers) below. This month we’ve picked a rainbow-bright quilt for you, filled with happy-making Flying Geese to inspire you… Continue reading

Common quilting mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Keera Jobs Flying Geese quilt

Last month, Keera Job ‘fessed up on Instagram to a mammoth unpicking session during the making of her Flying Geese Quilt: cover star of our Indie Designer Handbook in issue 43. Keera’s honestly really made us smile. Let’s face it, we’ve been there ourselves with the post-midnight unpicking sessions. It also gave us an idea for this blog… Continue reading

Trend Alert: Ocean scene

Art Gallery Fabrics Sea Glass quilt

Happy days! We’re restarting our quilt trends series here on the blog with a splash. Sensational sea-themed fabrics are on the rise and we’re predicting a summer of quilting awash with this trend. Look out for it in quilting circles, bees and blogs in the coming months. As if we needed an excuse to get… Continue reading

We’re buzzing about Scottish quilting

Eidos quilt

We’ve known for a while that the quilt scene in Scotland is hot stuff (as our post last year revealed on the work of the Edinburgh Modern Quilt Guild, founded by our regular contributor Jo Avery). Now we’ve come up with a way for you to explore the awesomeness of the Scottish quilting scene for yourself – take a… Continue reading

Refresh your stash! Join in with the Great Fabric Swap

The great fabric swap 2017

Happy days! We’re officially launching the Great Fabric Swap today. We’re calling on quilters all around the world to join us and swap your unused fabrics with fellow fabric-hoarders. It’s the perfect way to give your fabric stash an instant refresh at the same time as sending and receiving the prettiest of post. We quilters have many things in common, but an instinctive habit… Continue reading

Oh hello little fellows! Snail Paced Sew-Along #snailday

Snail paced sewalong

Slow sewing is all the rage at the mo, and there’s no better way to while away a few hours of the weekend in our eyes. When it comes to patchwork pace, we’re taking it to the next level  and joining in with Gnome Angel’s Snail Paced Sew-Along. We challenge you to find a more fun… Continue reading

Insta-inspires: Gudrun’s World

Gudrun Sjoden person

As quilters, we find we’re constantly searching the world around us for colour and design ideas to fuel our future patchwork projects! This month, we’re all about Scandinavian style, and we’re totally crushing on the instagram feed of Gudrun Sjoden‘s namesake and founder @gudrunsworld. The Swedish Design House with a green soul, specialise in bold, eye-catching homewares and… Continue reading

We have news! Sewing Quarter TV launches today

Sewing Quarter sewing kit

There’s nothing like being involved in the launch of a brand new sewing TV channel to get us excited here on the Love Patchwork & Quilting team! Our new sister TV channel Sewing Quarter launched today, dedicated to all things quilting and sewing. Run by a dedicated team who are as passionate about quilting and sewing as we are, you can watch… Continue reading

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Get your quilters’ mobile wallpapers: February

Brother wallpaper iPad v2

Treat your phone, tablet or computer to a makeover… of the patchwork variety! Download the second in our 2017 series of quilters’  desktop wallpapers today. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Brother* to create this new series of monthly digital wallpapers. If case you missed them, you can still download our January designs here, or keep reading to get your fresh… Continue reading