What a hoot! How to sew owl softies

Jo Carter owl softies

We’re all of a twitter with Jo Carter’s pocket owl softies! If you caught them on Sewing Quarter this morning, read on for our step-by-step guide for how to sew owl softies and download our owl shape templates to make your own. You will need… Download our owl templates here Fabric A: 14in square, for body Fabric… Continue reading

Quilt school: double fold binding

Quilt school: double fold binding

For the neatest of finishes on your patchwork projects, it has to be a double-fold binding. If you’ve never tried this method before, we’ll show you just how to sew binding on a quilt, with step-by-step projects and a starter placemat and coasters project to get you practising your new skills! Let’s begin… The instructions… Continue reading

Quilt school: speed piecing squares

How to speed piece patchwork squares

Welcome to the latest in our series of Quilt School free patchwork tutorials! Have you ever fallen in love with a pattern pieced from an intricate arrangement of squares, but were put off by all the seams? Well, this nifty method is the perfect time saver, getting your squares pieced quickly and accurately. It’s really… Continue reading

Quilt school: English Paper Piecing diamonds

How to sew EPP diamonds

Our new series of quilting tutorials is back! Join us for a new class of Quilt School, our new blog series featuring our favourite essential techniques to brush up on your patchwork skills. This week we’re in the mood for a spot of English Paper Piecing, come join us! Expand your EPP repertoire with one of our… Continue reading

How to make an EPP star phone cosy

EPP star phone cosy

We’re loving the instagram #getyourquiltywishesgranted posts that are shining some happy patchwork rays on our Insta feed lately! We’ll be joining in and granting a few quilty wishes of our own in the coming weeks, to spread some love into the patchwork universe. Tell us your wish with the hashtag #getyourquiltywishesgranted and we’ll do our… Continue reading

Super sweet sewing tutorial: Lucy’s play house

How to make a patchwork dollshouse

Could this be our cutest free quilting tutorial yet? Designer Megan Jimenez was inspired by her daughter Lucy to make this adorable DIY play house, which is perfect for carrying her finger puppets and toys around! “My sweet little girl loves to play pretend,” Megan tells us. “She also loves to tote all of her little trinkets… Continue reading

Quilt school: Kaleidoscope EPP designs

Kaleidoscope EPP quilt tutorial

It was the star of the show at last week’s Quilt Market, and if you’ve fallen in love with La Passacaglia EPP quilt design, we’re here to help you get the look! It’s the perfect chance to reveal our new Quilt School blog series, where we’ll be featuring some of our favourite quilting techniques from the Love Patchwork… Continue reading

Twinkle twinkle: Christmas star quilt tutorial

How to make a Christmas star quilt detail

Give Half Square Triangles a festive twist with Susan Standen‘s Christmas star quilt tutorial. Read on for our free step-by-step guide to how to cut, piece and quilt this striking geometric quilt with a festive touch. Susan’s used aqua and teal shades as the foundation for this quilt’s frosty colour palette, adding grey accent shades and a splash of yellow to… Continue reading

Go geo with our hand-piecing patchwork templates

Free quilters templates

Woo hoo! We love it when a new issue arrives in the office, and today we get to see issue 40 for the first time since we waved it off on it’s merry way to the printers. This issue comes with a free gift that we’re really excited about – a set of super-handy templates… Continue reading

Colour Diamond quilt: free tutorial

how to quilt free diamonds quilt tutorial

Brighten up your quilting table with this free Colour Diamond project tutorial from the ever-so-talented Susan Standen! To get started, download the template here and read on for our step-by-step guide to how to make a wonderfully wonky diamonds quilt. You will need Red fabric: ¾ yd Green fabric: ¾ yd Yellow fabric: ¾ yd Purple fabric:… Continue reading