Springy stripes: Strip cushion tutorial

If you’ve been busy piecing strips since you saw Karen Lewis‘ brilliant strip quilt tutorial, we’ve got just the thing to use up those springy scraps. This easy and effective cushion is sure to inject a little stripy fun into your decor, and will coordinate with your new quilt like a dream! Take a look at more… Continue reading

Springy stripes: Strip quilt tutorial

Strip quilt tutorial, Karen Lewis

Pick and piece some bright and bold fabrics for a stunning striped quilt. This is the first of two tutorials by Karen Lewis where we’ll be making the most of simple strips. If you like this design, why not sew up Karen’s matching strip cushion tutorial to use up your scraps with style! You can see more of Karen’s… Continue reading

Sew speedy squares: Pastel Check quilt

Buffalo quilt Simple squares quilt tutorial

Go back to basics with simple squares pieced into a pretty gingham quilt, designed by Stephanie Kendron. It makes a super sweet baby quilt to give nurseries a homespun touch! 

Go big with cross blocks: Liberty crosses quilt tutorial

Lynne Goldsworthy Liberty cross bock quilt

Showcase your love of Liberty prints with Lynne Goldsworthy‘s supersize cross blocks! We’ll talk you through everything you need to know to sew up your very own version of Lynne’s eye-catching design. If you enjoy sewing along with us, don’t forget to check out the rest of our free quilt patterns and follow Lynne on Instagram @lilyquilts to catch up with… Continue reading

Supernova cushions: Large cushion tutorial

Finish off your set of 60-degree triangle patchwork cushions by the ever-so-clever Jemima Flendt with the third in our set of three Supernova tutorials. Read on for how to sew-up the large hexagon cushion of the trio. You can find the other two Super Nova cushions to match here on the blog. But now let’s reach for our rotary cutters and get sewing the large hexie cushion of the set…. Continue reading

Supernova cushions! How to sew the rectangular cushion

How to sew a rectangle super nova cushion

Hooray here comes the second in our series of 60-degree triangle patchwork cushion tutorials by the ever-so-clever Jemima Flendt. This is the second in our set of three Supernova tutorials… read on for how to sew-up the rectangle cushion of the trio. You can find the small Super Nova cushions to match here on the blog and we’ll be posting the large hexagon… Continue reading

Super Nova! Small patchwork cushion tutorial

Super Nova small patchwork cushion

Mix and match 60-degree triangles to make a trio of colourful cushions by Jemima Flendt. This is the first of three tutorials where we’ll show you how to sew a patchwork cushion in three ways. We’ll talk you through how to piece and sew a trio of on-trend geometric cushions (pictured below). Let’s get started with the small (16in) cushion of the set. We’ll post… Continue reading

Selvedge sewing: DIY travel case tutorial

How to sew a selvedge travel pouch

Make the most of unwanted selvedge scraps and the tiniest of fabric leftovers with this quick-sew zippy pouch by Susan Standen. This pretty patchwork pouch is perfect for sewing on the go as it includes a needle case and handy pockets to store fabric markers, threads or your favourite notions. We’ll show you how it’s done with this free tutorial… You… Continue reading

Hi Hexie part 2: how to sew a triangle cushion

Did you make the Hi Hexie triangle quilt we posted about earlier this month? We’re now bringing you the tutorial to make the matching cushion! You’ll get to snip & piece happy-making triangles to create gorgeously colourful hexagons, all set off against a beautifully white background. Both of these cheery designs were created by quilter, designer and… Continue reading

Free Medallion Quilt pattern!

medallion-quilt-with-logo

We’re so excited to let you know that our brand new sister TV channel Sewing Quarter is gearing up to launch after Christmas. January 2017 will see the new channel air in the UK on Freeview channel 78 and online, and it will be dedicated entirely to sewing and quilting. Happy days! We’re really thrilled to be getting to work… Continue reading