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

Common quilting mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Keera Jobs Flying Geese quilt

Last month, Keera Job ‘fessed up on Instagram to a mammoth unpicking session during the making of her Flying Geese Quilt: cover star of our Indie Designer Handbook in issue 43. Keera’s honestly really made us smile. Let’s face it, we’ve been there ourselves with the post-midnight unpicking sessions. It also gave us an idea for this blog… Continue reading

Trend Alert: Ocean scene

Art Gallery Fabrics Sea Glass quilt

Happy days! We’re restarting our quilt trends series here on the blog with a splash. Sensational sea-themed fabrics are on the rise and we’re predicting a summer of quilting awash with this trend. Look out for it in quilting circles, bees and blogs in the coming months. As if we needed an excuse to get… Continue reading