2018 quilty trip to Vietnam anyone?

Vietnam stitching holiday

It’s turned chilly here at LPQ headquarters here in the UK. We love it when the morning turn frosty and nights get dark as we have the perfect excuse to stay home and quilt, but this doesn’t stop us from planning holidays for the new year as we sew! The thought of a getaway that’s filled with… Continue reading

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 1

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!

Festive fabrics: your quilters’ wallpapers for December

Quilting wallpaper December

Celebrate a hexie-filled holiday season this year with our exclusive LPQ quilters’ wallpaper design! This set of five festive decorations combines our much-loved patchwork hexagon with stitched Christmas tidings – perfect for keeping your quilting close to your heart on your iPhone, iPad, desktop computer or laptop.

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

Vote in the British Craft Awards 2018

British Craft Awards 2018

Voting is now open in the British Craft Awards 2018! And this year the awards are bigger than ever before, with six categories for you to vote in: Sewing, Quilting, Cross Stitch, Papercraft, Knitting and Crochet. The Quilting category has five awards up for grabs: Product of the Year, Designer of the Year and Retailer of the Year,… Continue reading

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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

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

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