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

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.