Happy days! Anna Maria Horner is coming to town

Anna Maria Horner

One of our biggest quilt crushes is making her debut in the UK quilt classes scene this summer! Anna Maria Horner always inspires us to push our quilting to the next level, so we’re really excited to learn she’ll be teaching a series of exclusive classes at The Village Haberdashery this August. The patchwork pro, designer and Queen of colour will… Continue reading

Quilt inspo: Enjoy a colour picnic with Gudrun Sjöden

Gudrun-Sjoden-June-2017-fashion-collection

Ah summer… one of our favourite parts of the year for sun-drenched quilting! It’s the season of portable patchwork – when quilt-as-you-go projects top our must-make lists, we all rush outside to enjoy some EPP in the sun and our annual urge to quilt brighter and bolder as the sunshine inspires us kicks in! Rebecca Bryan talks… Continue reading

Get ready for summer with June’s free wallpapers

June quilters free wallpaper

We don’t know about you but we can feel the seasons changing in the air! The LPQ team have been busy hand-sewing hexies in the sun and planning the best ways to smuggle our needles and scissors onto summer holiday flights without setting off security alerts. But more opportunities for quilting outside aren’t the only reason… Continue reading

5 quilt trips that top our wish list!

Tokoyo Quilt Festival: Fumiko Nakayama

Haven’t booked your 2017 holiday yet? We’re in the vacation-planning mood today! Treat yourself to a quilting-themed getaway and you can combine adventures overseas with like-minded quilt fans and a wealth of fabric fun! Here are the trips that we’re daydreaming about taking this year… There are many perks to working on a quilting magazine; let’s… Continue reading

Are you sewing along with #100Days100Blocks2017 on instagram?

Sarah quilt challenge

Here on the LPQ team, we’re well and truly in the block-sewing zone at the mo! Alice and Sarah are taking part in the #100Days100Blocks2017 instagram sewalong (you can see one of Sarah’s latest blocks, above). We’re loving seeing our insta-feed filling up with blocks from fellow quilters who are tackling the scrap-busting challenge. Over 500 people and counting are taking part in… Continue reading

Friday Fabric: Liberty love

Liberty Fabrics Summer 2017

Here on the Love Patchwork & Quilting team, our soft spot for Liberty prints is no secret… so we’re pretty excited to discover an online fabric stash that takes dedication to the ‘prints that pack a punch’ to the next level…

New for May! Quilters’ desktop & mobile wallpapers

May quilters' free mobile wallpaper

Happy days! We’ve got a brand new wallpaper for you to pretty-up your screens with a splash of patchwork for the month of May. Read on to get the latest in our 2017 series of Brother desktop wallpapers* This month’s design features happy hexie kitchen quilting with a satisfying dash of English Paper Piecing. Add Kristyne Czepuryk‘s pretty patchwork… Continue reading

Give your device a quilty makeover! Download your April wallpaper today

April wallpaper

Hooray! We’ve got a brand new addition to our 2017 series of quilters’  desktop wallpapers) for you. Treat your phone, tablet or laptop to this colour-me-happy cross block quilt by Caroline Hulse! It’s the star of our free April quilter’s wallpaper (and one of our favourite ever quilts from our recent issues, created for Art Gallery Fabrics). Read on to download… Continue reading

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