“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 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
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
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
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
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
The look of love is in your… fabric! Treat yourself or someone special to a bunch of Valentine Rose fabric from Tanya Whelan! We jut adore this romantic collection that still satisfies our modern tastes with clean lines and bold colours. Even if hearts and roses aren’t normally your bag, it’s hard to resist getting… Continue reading
If you love adding a smattering (or more!) of contemporary embroidery to your quilted creations, you’ll adore Hoop-la! Hoop-La! is a brand new magazine taking a contemporary look at embroidery. Enjoy 49 step-by-step projects, a stitch library, interviews and more. We love the opportunity to play with fabric, and adding a touch of stitchery is just… Continue reading
So obviously the first thing we did was to race to our fabric stash and start pulling anything with this beautiful purple, lilac, amethyst hue – old or new. Pantone Radiant Orchid isn’t as popular a colour as many, but it’s now sure to be having its moment in 2014, in fashion, interiors and of course, quilting!
We’re feeling in the festive spirit big style today, especially after spotting this Christmas fabric collection, Hip Holiday by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. The mix of retro graphics with a modern twist of the traditional Christmas palette is spot on – now we just need Santa!