How to sew pineapple quilt blocks: it’s easy with our new templates!

LPQ66 How to sew pinapple quilt blocks

This month, we’re getting to grips with the classic Pineapple quilt block! Issue 66 comes with two sets of acrylic templates to make sure your blocks are on point. Can’t wait to get stitching? You’re in the right place.

Quilt school: How to hand piece patchwork

How to hand piece patchwork

Welcome to a new term here at Quilt School! We’ve got some great techniques lined up to share with you in the months to come as the latest in our online series of free tutorials. Let’s get started with oh-so-soothing hand piecing…

How to Foundation Paper Piece using a light box

Daylight lightbox

There’s nothing more pleasing than a perfectly neat, flawlessly fussy cut block – and that’s a fact. Lucky for you, we’ve teamed up with Daylight Company to teach you how to Foundation Paper Piece using a light box and freezer paper, for satisfyingly fault-free blocks each and every time.

Looking after your sewing machine

Looking after your sewing machine

Looking after your sewing machine is hardly as tempting as sewing up a new quilt, but it’s far more important than you probably realise! Suzy Williams is on hand to help you give your sewing machine a little extra love Read more about issue 64 Quilt school: how to make a quilt – get started… Continue reading

How to use quilting stencils

Love patchwork and quilting stencils

Expand your quilting horizons! Issue 64 comes with five quilting stencils, designed by Karlee Porter, and they’re going to come in handy! We’re here to help you make the most of them with this how-to video guide plus Karlee’s top tips for machine quilting.

Quilt school: How to make a quilt – get started today!

Beginners guide to quilting

We’re taking it back to the basics with this complete guide to quilting for all you brand new and curious quilters-to-be out there! Here you’ll find everything you need to make your first quilt.

Quilt school: How to make binding for your quilt

How to bind a quilt square

Inside every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, we’ve got super clever new techniques for you to try, but even the whizziest design includes many of the basics, from cutting and piecing to quilting and binding.

Just in case you’d like to have the basics with you at all times, we’ve made super handy PDFs for you to view anytime, anywhere. Why not print the Basic Techniques guide and keep it by your sewing machine? Or take your copy of the Basic Tools list shopping with you when you’re building your tool kit (it even includes a clever ‘anatomy of quilt’ diagram)?

Quilt school: how to bind a quilt with 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: How to tie a quilt

Quilting tutorial - tying quilts, Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine

Need a fast finish? In this new addition to our Quilt School series, our Technical Editor Sarah Griffiths takes you through the basics of tying a quilt, plus some tips on how to pep up this traditional technique…

Quilt school: piecing hexagons

Quilting tutorial: piecing hexagons

We have another essential guide in our Quilt School series – in this step-by-step tutorial our technical expert Sarah Griffiths shows you how to tackle Y-seams on your sewing machine by piecing hexagons. It’s a technique that works with other shapes too, and below you’ll also find instructions for our free mini quilt project, using your… Continue reading