How to sew Dresden Plates: free templates & tutorial

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Dresden Plates are pieced circles made up of a number of blades (or wedges). We’re here to help you piece perfect plates every time with this free tutorial…

Download issue 52’s templates

Our new issue goes on sale this week! Download your templates for issue 52 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 100%… Continue reading

Bring on Autumn! EPP, fat quarters & fairytale quilts here we come

German quilt trip Marktplatz_Goslar

If it wasn’t for the fact that we love curling up for cosy Autumn nights of quilting, we’d be a bit sad that summer’s almost gone here in the UK. But there’s something about Fall that brings with it the promise of new quilting adventures. The new school term brings with it a surge in… Continue reading

Quilt school: Reverse applique

Raw Edge Reverse Applique main image

We’re going back to school here on the LPQ blog with a brand new Quilt School tutorial to celebrate the start of term! Join us in getting to grips with reverse appliqué. You’ll find this nifty technique is perfect for showing off fussy cut prints, or adding a pop of colour to your quilt tops. Our in-house tech expert Sarah Griffiths… Continue reading

Diary dates: Be inspired by the European Patchwork Meeting

Monika FLAKE, Schattenspiel quilt

We love being part of the worldwide quilting movement! Seeing what our fellow quilters are up to in other countries, and sharing ideas with them always makes us feel like we’re part of an extended patchwork family. So we’re excited to hear about the 23rd European Patchwork Meeting that’s taking place in France later this… Continue reading

Your free quilter’s wallpaper for September

Love Patchwork & Quilting September quilters wallpaper

It’s that time again! We’ve got a shiny new desktop wallpaper to brighten up your favourite device with a little quilty love….

Friday fabric: Here comes the fun!

Here Comes the Fun fabric

We’re a bit smitten with our office stash of Here Comes the Fun fabric by Art Gallery Fabrics. Ever since we featured them in our sunny cover quilt in issue 50, they’ve been brightening up the LPQ fabric stash (not that it was dull to begin with!). Filled with happy-making murals and vibrant colors, these eye-catching prints with… Continue reading

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

Festival of Quilts 2017: 8 quilt trends you have to try!

Festival of Quilts trends Anna Galvin

Did you make it to this summer’s Festival of Quilts here in the UK? We were lucky enough to spend a few days at the show (the quilts! the fabrics! our extended quilting family!), but if you couldn’t make it then check out our round-up of some of our highlights of the emerging quilt trends to watch… Continue reading

Sew the trends with issue 51

ove Patchwork and Quilting issue 51

Get ready for a fresh burst of quilty goodness! Issue 51 of Love Patchwork & Quilting hits the shops tomorrow (16th August) and we’re just a *bit* excited to share with you a few of the things we’ve got lined up for our new issue… and yes, that IS an FPP apple on the cover!