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

Quilt school: Improv piecing

Quilt school improv piecing

A great stash buster, improv piecing  can be a freeing experience, with no rules and no boundaries! Ready to get creative? Scroll down to let our in-house tech expert Sarah Griffiths show you how, in the latest addition to our Quilt School blog series of mini masterclasses… Quilt school: Kaleidoscope EPP Quilt school: EPP diamonds Quilt school:… Continue reading

What a hoot! How to sew owl softies

how to sew owl toys

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: 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 piece patchwork 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

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