Quilt school: piecing curves

Quilt school piecing curves

We’re here to help you learn new skills for a new year, with a brand new Quilt School tutorial on piecing curves. Circles are a daunting prospect for us quilters – usually we’re all about straight lines! But, actually, with a little 
know-how our tech expert Sarah Griffiths will show you that it’s easy to translate techniques… Continue reading

Clever curves: how to sew a Drunkard’s Path quilt

Drunkard's Path quilt

Master curves, both big and small, with this technicolour quilt project. We’ll show you how to make the most of your free Drunkard’s Path templates… You will need Rainbow fabrics: thirteen (13) 5in squares Background fabric: one (1) fat quarter Batting: 15in square Backing fabric: one (1) fat quarter Binding fabric: one (1) fat quarter… Continue reading

Happy hexies! English Paper Piecing tutorial

How to English Paper Piece hexagons

English Paper Piecing is the perfect type of patchwork to take on-the-go. Read on for our free step-by-step guide to how to EPP!

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 14 Snowflake EPP

Snowflake cushion square

English Paper Piecing is one of our favourite techniques this time of year. Just add a sofa, our favourite lap quilt and a roaring fire and we’re in patchwork heaven. Curl up and sew this sweet hexies snowflake by Fiona Leontis. It was first featured in issue 14. We’re sharing one of our favourite tutorials from our… Continue reading

Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 12 Snowflake hexie

Embroidered snowflake DIY decorations

Oh hello little snowflake! We’ve had a cold snap here in the UK, so we’re in the mood for a snow-themed freebie for today’s Quilty Advent Calendar post! Embroider this sweet hexie decoration by Mollie Johanson with our free template and tutorial.

Bring on the bling! DIY patchwork gift tags

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Shout to the super-talented and lovely Laura Cunningham for designing our awesome glitter gift tags in issue 53. As a special treat, Laura’s created this bonus set of Christmas gift tags just for you here on the blog. Get ready to sew it sparkly… scroll down for the full tutorial.

How to sew a mini scalloped animals quilt

How to sew a scalloped animals mini quilt

Stop everything! We’ve found your next patchwork project and it is a LOT of fun! Paper piecing scallops is our new favourite thing to do* and we think you should join us for some super soothing fun with paper piecing and appliqué. So we’ve made you this free tutorial for how to sew and baste scalloped shapes… Continue reading

Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial

Foundation Paper Piecing tutorial

Foundation Paper Piecing is oh-so-rewarding when you see what awesome shapes you can achieve, one piece at at time. It takes a bit of practice the first time you have a go but the LPQ team is full of converts to this addictive technique. First time FPP’ing? We’ve put together this free tutorial to show you… Continue reading

How to sew Dresden Plates: free templates & tutorial

How to sew dresden plates.jpg

Dresden Plates are pieced circles made up of a number of blades (or wedges). We’re here to help you piece perfect plates every time with this free tutorial…

Quilt school: Reverse applique

Raw Edge Reverse Applique main image

We’re going back to school here on the LPQ blog with a brand new Quilt School tutorial to celebrate the start of term! Join us in getting to grips with reverse appliqué. You’ll find this nifty technique is perfect for showing off fussy cut prints, or adding a pop of colour to your quilt tops. Our in-house tech expert Sarah Griffiths… Continue reading