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

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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

How to get perfect seams every time

Love Patchwork & Quilting free quilting tape

In case you haven’t got your hands on a copy yet, issue 51 comes with a selection of three really handy tools designed to help you achieve perfect even seam allowances and straight lines on your quilting. Each magazine comes with a Quarter inch seam marker, Seam gauge and Quilting tape. Not sure how to use these… Continue reading

Modern quilt blocks series: bonus block (week 4)

Bonus quilt block 4

Let’s start the week with a treat! Read on to find out how to sew the last in our four-part series of bonus blocks for our Modern Quilt Blocks sewalong. We’ve got together with the lovely folk over at Art Gallery Fabrics to bring you our 32 Modern Quilt Blocks book with issue 50. Scroll down to find the fourth block… Continue reading

Modern quilt blocks series: bonus block (week 3)

Modern Quilt Blocks block 3

Hooray it’s Monday…. which an only mean one thing! It’s time to post the next in our series of bonus blocks for our Modern Quilt Blocks sewalong. In case you missed the back story bit, we’ve got together with the lovely folk over at Art Gallery Fabrics to bring you our 32 Modern Quilt Blocks book with issue… Continue reading

Modern Quilt Blocks: Bonus block (week 2)

Modern Quilt Blocks block 2

We’ve got together with the lovely folk over at Art Gallery Fabrics to bring you our 32 Modern Quilt Blocks book with issue 50. Scroll down to find the second block in our series of bonus block designs, here on the blog. We’ll be posting one bonus block a week here on the blog – catch them every… Continue reading

Modern Quilt Blocks: bonus block (week 1)

Quilt block cross block

Oh happy days! Our 50th issue is out now and (in case you missed it) and we’re just a bit excited about this month’s free cover gift. We’ve got together with the lovely folk over at Art Gallery Fabrics to bring you our 32 Modern Quilt Blocks book. As a special bonus for our blog readers, we’ll… Continue reading

Sew a Softie: Bunny toys tutorial

How to sew bunny toys tutorial

These big-eared bunnies by Jo Carter have taken a quick dip in pretty prints. They made their magazine debut in issue 12 of Love Patchwork & Quilting and now we’re sharing them with you as part of this month’s Sew A Softie 2017. Hop to it! Scroll down to see our free step-by-step guide and templates…