The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week: Millie Moon

Millie Moon: The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with.  Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two.  I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so you too… Continue reading

How to set up a successful booth

Jeni Baker Bunting Tips for a Successful Stand

Want to know how to set up a successful booth at a craft show? Whether you’re exhibiting at a quilting show, organizing a shop display or selling at a craft fair table, Jeni Baker of incolororder.com talks us through a few tricks that can help make your set up more successful! 1. Decide on a… Continue reading

Pat Bravo and The Custard Factory!

Art Gallery Fabrics at The Custard Factory

No it’s not a book about fabric maven Pat Bravo winning a ticket to visit a custard factory – it was our big day out! Last week the Love Patchwork & Quilting team were lucky to enough to meet Pat Bravo, the leading creative force behind Art Gallery Fabrics! We found out all about Pat… Continue reading

Vote for Spoonflower fabric!

spoonflower contest

You’ve got one day left to vote in our exclusive competition run in collaboration with those fabric printing pioneers Spoonflower! It’s good to have a few tricks up your sleeve when you find yourself in a pinch, and for us that’s our quilting kit of trusty tools and nifty notions! So this week Love Patchwork &… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Kirstie Allsopp’s pick of the week: The Quilt Room

Log Cabin Sparkles by Pam & Nicky Lintott

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with.  Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two.  I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

How to frame a quilt block

Fat Quarter Shop's Kimberly Jolly

How clever is this video showing how to frame a quilt block, by The Fat Quarter Shop‘s Kimberly Jolly?! You often have a spare block from a quilt, a BOM you’ve tried out, or even just fabric you pieced for the hell of it and want to show off. We love the idea of a… Continue reading

How to organise your sewing room

Jeni Baker Issue 8 Love Patchwork & Quilting

Inside issue 8, our regular columnist and go-to girl for stitching advice Jeni Baker reveals her top tips for how to organise your sewing room. Whether you’re lucky enough to actually have a sewing room, or work on the kitchen table / corner of the sitting room / in the shed, Jeni has practical and… Continue reading

How To Foundation Paper Piece

Try Foundation Paper Piecing with Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Inside every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, you’ll find our Block of the Month (BOM) by Lynne Goldsworthy. The technique of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is a very accurate method of patchwork, which is especially useful for piecing unusual or awkward shapes and achieving crisp, clean lines in your patchwork. If you are new to… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp

The Handmade Fair with Kirstie Allsopp

Today we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Kirstie Allsopp and Hobbycraft to bring you The Handmade Fair!   Coming this September to Hampton Court Palace, it’s going to be an event of all things, people and activities crafty! We’re especially looking forward to seeing the king of colour himeself Kaffe Fassett! Visit www.thehandmadefair.com to… Continue reading

WIN a Janome sewing machine!

Janome sewing machine

If you’d like to win a Janome sewing machine, then you’re in luck! Janome have kindly given us one brand spanking new Janome 525S to give away, which happens to be exactly the model used by the contestants on the current BBC2 series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Seriously, those machines need to be the… Continue reading