The quilt everybody’s talking about

We were lucky enough to make it over to Houston earlier this week for Quilt Market, and we had a blast! Among the many beautiful quilts on display, we couldn’t help but stop a while to admire The Millefiori Quilts exhibit. La Passacaglia is one of our most popular blog posts ever, and one of the most talked about… Continue reading

Who will you crown quilter of the year?

Peta Peace Summer Scoop quilt

For years now, The British Craft Awards have been one of the most prestigious events in the world of making things, celebrating the designers, brands and companies who bring us happiness with their craft inspiration and innovation. But as quilters, we haven’t had the chance to join in the fun, until now! The 2017 awards are set… Continue reading

Star struck! New block of the month

Gravity quilt Block of the month

Hooray! Our ‘block of the month club’ radar is tingling as we’ve just signed up for some fun quilty post each month: we’re itching to get sewing the new Gravity quilt. It’s the star of the show of Purple Stitches‘ new Block of the Month club, starting this month. If you haven’t ever tried one, signing up to a block of… Continue reading

Get ready for the quilt classroom

Create & Craft Quilt Acadamy

We’ve been on a bit of a mission lately to make sure we find the time to explore the online quilting community – while we’ve almost always got one eye on Instagram, its also fun to browse website to see what our favourite bloggers are sewing up what and where are the best places to find videos,… Continue reading

Friday fabric! To the Moon & Back

Cosmic patchwork cushions

3, 2, 1…. blast off! We’re feeling cosmic today & it’s all thanks to the interstellar new fabric collection from Lewis & Irene. To the Moon and Back is our favourite from the upcoming fabric ranges from the family-run team of British fabric designers. These star-studded prints include zooming space-ships, dreamy galaxies and (our personal… Continue reading

Gadgets we love: light up your pattern picks

Diamond patchwork quilt baby

When it comes to choosing the right fabrics for your next patchwork project, we quilters know the importance of picking the right ranges that will really shine once we’ve cut, pieced and stitched them into beautiful new quilt top units. We’ve been known to spend hours pouring over our fabric stash, trying to decide exactly… Continue reading

5 things to see at the European Patchwork Meeting 2016

European Patchwork Meeting

This month sees one of our favourite gatherings of the international patchwork community – the European Patchwork Meeting 2016 in eastern France. Starting on 14th September, the 5-day meeting is set to see an impressive 1200 quilts on show, with 38 exhibitions and 30 courses on offer for visitors. Over 22,000 quilt fans are expected to… Continue reading

Sneak peek! What to watch out for at The Handmade Fair

Handmade fair skills workshop

This weekend we’ll mostly be busy making the most of the sunny weather here in the UK by getting our EPP on in an array of outside venues from beaches to beer gardens. But while we’re not wishing the summer away, we do confess to counting down the weeks until the return of The Handmade Fair… Continue reading

6 of the hottest quilt trends this summer

Jo Avery Festival of Quilts

Being based in the UK, we’re lucky enough that The Festival of Quilts is just down the road for us (well, up the M5 to be precise). It’s one of the high points of the annual quilting calendar for us, and we’re at the show for all four days at the moment. While yesterday was spent busily preparing… Continue reading

Fabric swoon: Sew Hot charm packs

Sew Hot fabric charm packs

We are LOVING Jo Westfoot‘s Polaroid Quilt from issue 37 of the magazine, and if you fancy giving it a go, we’ve got the perfect fabric for you! The lovely ladies over at Sew Hot have hand-picked a rainbow of charm squares from their stash for you to create your own version of Jo’s design. If you’re planning on whipping… Continue reading