Look inside issue 5!

Issue 5 peek

Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 5 is on sale 5th February – hoorah! So here’s a sneak peek to whet your appetite… Don’t forget that by subscribing you’ll get your copy delivered straight to your door AND save money on the cover price – win win! So grab your copy of issue 5 to get… Continue reading

Templates for issue 5

Templates for issue 5

Download your templates for Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 5 here. 

Projects include those by Jo Carter, Jenny Fox-Proverbs, Fiona Calvert, Florence Knapp, Liz Betts and Lynne Goldsworthy – happy quilting!

Amy Butler Hapi – FREE block pattern!

Amy Butler Hapi_LogCabin

We’ve got a FREE block pattern on the blog for you today – a four-way log cabin made in the prettiest pink with just a touch of Hapi – Amy Butler’s Hapi fabric in Tapestry Rose, that is!

Go Hoop-la!

Hoop-la cover

If you love adding a smattering (or more!) of contemporary embroidery to your quilted creations, you’ll adore Hoop-la!  Hoop-La! is a brand new magazine taking a contemporary look at embroidery. Enjoy 49 step-by-step projects, a stitch library, interviews and more. We love the opportunity to play with fabric, and adding a touch of stitchery is just… Continue reading

FREE trial of the digital edition!

Digital issues of Love Patchwork & Quilting

Buy the digital edition of  Love Patchwork & Quilting on your computer, phone, or tablet, from ZinioGoogle Play and Apple Newsstand.

The Apple Newsstand version works on iPads, iPhones and the iPod touch. Download the latest Apple Newsstand issue for FREE right now, and enjoy the next issue for FREE, too, with our no obligation trial offer.

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)?