Issue 54’s templates to download today

Our new issue goes on sale this week! Download your templates for issue 54 of Love Patchwork & Quilting below…  This issue’s set includes everything you need to sew the projects from the mag. Downloading your templates is handy if you don’t want to damage your magazine, or if we couldn’t fit a template on the magazine page at… Continue reading

Try 5 issues for £5 and read us on your phone & tablet

LPQ53 ipad cover large

We love it when we come up with an even easier way for you to keep up to date with what we’re up to, without having to even leave the house to find us in your local shops! As well as making 13 print magazines a year of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine, did you know that… Continue reading

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Cool curves: your quilters’ wallpapers for November

November quilters wallpaper

Bling up your home screen or lock screen with a patchwork makeover! Celebrate curved piecing with Michael Caputo’s Retro Curves quilt (first seen in issue 38). It’s cool prints in mustard, grey and blending tones are just the thing to bring a vintage vibe to your favourite device.

Springy stripes: Strip cushion tutorial

If you’ve been busy piecing strips since you saw Karen Lewis‘ brilliant strip quilt tutorial, we’ve got just the thing to use up those springy scraps. This easy and effective cushion is sure to inject a little stripy fun into your decor, and will coordinate with your new quilt like a dream! Take a look at more… Continue reading

Springy stripes: Strip quilt tutorial

Strip quilt tutorial, Karen Lewis

Pick and piece some bright and bold fabrics for a stunning striped quilt. This is the first of two tutorials by Karen Lewis where we’ll be making the most of simple strips. If you like this design, why not sew up Karen’s matching strip cushion tutorial to use up your scraps with style! You can see more of Karen’s… Continue reading

Friday Fabric: ombre fun with Michael Miller fabrics

LPQ53 Think Pink quilt

What’s your colour crush? We’re feeling rosy with pink hues thanks to Lou Orth’s tone-on-tone mini quilt in issue 53. Give it a go and nail the trend for all things ombre! Inside the issue we’ll talk you through how to cleverly combine half square triangles in gently variating solid tones of the same colour – then add extra… Continue reading

Bring on the bling! DIY patchwork gift tags

Patchwork Christmas gift tags.jpg

Shout to the super-talented and lovely Laura Cunningham for designing our awesome glitter gift tags in issue 53. As a special treat, Laura’s created this bonus set of Christmas gift tags just for you here on the blog. Get ready to sew it sparkly… scroll down for the full tutorial.

Introducing our spooky special edition!

Simply Halloween pyjama case

OK, hands up – we have a confession to make. We love Halloween! The trick or treating… the pumpkin carving… the sweets… we’re even sewing up some DIY decorations for the LPQ office this week. The only drawback is, it’s not the easiest season to use our patchworking skills to celebrate – there are woefully… Continue reading

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

Sneak peek at issue 53

We’re counting down to Christmas! Issue 53 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is bursting with quick-sew festive makes so that gifting handmade is easy. Read on to take a peek at some of our favourites from issue 53, or treat yourself to your own copy today! UK readers can buy it here or if you’re overseas, why wait for… Continue reading