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

Stitchtopia! Tokyo Quilt Festival here we come

Japanese quilt

This month, we’re daydreaming of Japan! Not only are our fingers busy foundation-paper-piecing Kawaii Hexies (inspired by issue 37’s free cover book),but we’re also planning a trip to see the best of Japanese quilting, and we can’t wait! We’ve joined forces with Arena Travel to take you on a once-in-a-lifetime textile tour of Japan, led by expert Janice Gunner…. Continue reading

Fabric swoon! All about ombre

Ombre quilt

There are few things that make us happier in life than fabric shopping, so we’re starting a new blog series to showcase some of the hottest fabrics that are brightening up our world. To kick start the collection, we’re going rainbow bright with the Ombre collection by Vanessa Christenson for Moda. It’s one of the… Continue reading

#Make2Share Challenge

Have you heard of the Make2Share Challenge? It’s all about crafting for friends and here at LP&Q, we can’t think of a better excuse to get making!   You can read the official rules on the Make2Share website, but the basic idea is: Pick two friends Copy and paste the Make2share Challenge below on social media Make something… Continue reading

Starting your own Modern Quilt Guild chapter in the UK

One of our regular contributors, Jo Avery, is the founder of the Edinburgh chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. She’s put together a post for us explaining how she went about it for any of you modern quilters who would be interested in getting involved in your area. The Modern Quilt Guild developed out of… Continue reading

The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015

Whatever your craft, The Knitting & Stitching Show 2015 is the definitive event for anyone with a love of stitch and crafts. With a huge range of supplies and workshops one offer (not to mention the amazing textile exhibitions for visitors to peruse) it really is a date for your diary!   Hosted at glorious… Continue reading