How to make hexagons for quilts

How to make hexagons needlecase

Learning how to make hexagons for quilts, or any other project,  has to be one of the most relaxing, addictive and satisfying sewing skills known to man!

This cute little project from Issue 5 of Love Patchwork & Quilting (on sale 5th February) is the perfect introduction to them. We also have some hexagon templates for you to download and print out for FREE!.  The template for the Issue 5 needlecase project shown can be downloaded here.

If you don’t already know how to make hexagons, follow these easy steps…

Pantone Radiant Orchid – fabric picks

Pantone Radiant Orchid fabric

Pantone, the geniuses who have standardised colour around the world for designers, have announced their ‘Color of the Year’ for 2014 as Radiant Orchid!

So obviously the first thing we did was to race to our fabric stash and start pulling anything with this beautiful purple, lilac, amethyst hue – old or new. Pantone Radiant Orchid isn’t as popular a colour as many, but it’s now sure to be having its moment in 2014, in fashion, interiors and of course, quilting!

Amy Butler Hapi Competition

Amy Butler Hapi competition

When you think of modern fabric design, Amy Butler has got to be one of the first names that springs to mind. With her eye for colour and pattern you just know that each collection is going to jump straight to the top of your must-have list. To help Amy celebrate the release of her… Continue reading

FREE Amy Butler block design book

Amy Butler Hapi Block Book

Issue 4, on sale now, comes with a FREE Amy Butler block design book produced using Amy Butler’s new fabric collection, Hapi! Produced in collaboration with Amy Butler, the 20 must-sew block designs are all made using Amy’s fabulous new fabric collection Hapi. Whether you use Hapi, or other fabric (we know your stash is probably bursting!)… Continue reading

Basic techniques for quilting

Basics opener

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)?

Issue 4 – on sale now!

On sale now - issue 4

Issue 4 is on sale now!

Look inside issue 4 to find projects by Maureen Cracknell (our cover star!), Jo Avery, Manda McGrory and many other amazing designers. All the instructions and templates are inside the magazine – you can also download the templates here.

Look inside issue 4!

Issue 4 peek

We’ve got all your favourite designers including Holly DeGroot and Maureen Cracknell, plus new additions, news, reviews and ideas from the world of modern quilting inside issue 4 of Love Patchwork & Quilting! You’ll also receive a FREE block book created in collaboration with the wonderful Amy Butler to celebrate her brand new fabric collection – Hapi!

Christmas fabric we love!

Christmas fabric

We’re feeling in the festive spirit big style today, especially after spotting this Christmas fabric collection, Hip Holiday by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics. The mix of retro graphics with a modern twist of the traditional Christmas palette is spot on – now we just need Santa!

FREE Hexagon template pdf download

Free hexagon pdf download

With hexies being the buzz word in quilting, we thought you’d like a few FREE templates! In FIVE different sizes, you just download, print, snip and sew. Look out for lots of hexagon love in the mag, and here on the blog!