Behind the scenes: what’s it like being a fabric designer?

We talk to 3 designers for Riley Blake about what it’s like to do our dream job: creating and fondling quilting fabric for a living!

Introducing our 3-in-1 Patchwork Templates

Love patchwork and quilting templates LPQ75

Issue 75 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine comes with a handy set of multi-size tessellating hexagon, jewel and triangle templates. Here’s how to use them on your quilts…

Revealed! Our finished Courthouse Steps quilt

Courthouse Steps quilt

We’re excited to share a peek at the latest design in our Courthouse Steps Block of the Month series by Karen Lewis. Read on to find out how all you need to know to sew along with this series of easy-to-piece quilt blocks here.

How to build a fabric empire, Riley Blake style

Riley Blake Designs Cindy Cloward

As they celebrate a decade of sharing their playful prints with enthusiastic quilters everywhere (including us on the LP&Q team!), we chat to the team behind the family-owned fabric brand Riley Blake Designs. 

Get perfect Log Cabin blocks every time!

LPQ73 Log cabin trim tool

Perfect 3½in and 7in Log Cabin blocks couldn’t be easier, thanks to your new Log Cabin Trim Tool. Watch our video guide to learn how to use your tool and add even rounds to every block!

Pattern correction: Total Eclipse Quilt (issue 71)

LPQ71 Total Eclipse by Shannon Fraser

We’ve noticed a small error in the instructions for Shannon Fraser’s Total Eclipse quilt in issue 71. On page 63, in Piecing Block Two: step 18, it should read: Repeat steps 15–16 using Template Y and W pieces. Make eighteen of block two. Note, you will have nineteen Template W pieces remaining, which will be used in block three. The… Continue reading

Stand by your machines! World Craft Week is here

World Craft Week cover on wood square

We’re a hive of activity here on team LPQ today, getting ready to celebrate World Craft Week next week! Back for it’s third year, this year’s week-long celebration of making is embracing a new theme this year, and it’s close to our hearts… mindful making.

Happy hexies here we come!

LPQ72 hexagon english paper piecing papers

Hooray issue 72 comes with a set of 150 Hexie papers, pre-cut and perforated so you can easily whip up smaller shapes too for kaleidoscopic paper-pieced effects!

Pattern correction: issue 71 Petal Power quilt

Petal Power by Kristina Brinkerhoff

We’ve noticed a small error in the instructions for the Petal Power quilt in issue 71. On page 18, in the cutting directions, step 3, should say: From each of the eight (8) petal fabrics cut: Sixteen (16) 41⁄2in squares. Discard four (4) squares from each of two (2) prints for a total of one hundred and twenty (120)… Continue reading

Sew the rainbow

LPQ71 Rainbow Makes book

Spread some technicolour cheer through your home – and your sewing machine – with our latest issue’s bonus mini mag: Rainbow Makes. Inside you’ll find seven colourful patchwork designs from Sarah Ashford and Rebecca Reid. Make quilts, bags and more…