Quilty Advent Calendar: Day 9 Free Santa FPP template

Foundation paper piecing santa template

Ho ho ho! We spy a friendly Father Christmas behind today’s door of our Quilty Advent calendar! For day 9 we’ve created this sweet little Santa tag for you to sew, including the FPP template. Isn’t he a cutie?

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.

Get your FPP on for Christmas Jumper Day!

Christmas jumper quilt block

Honestly is there a more fun charity idea than Christmas Jumper Day? We can’t think of one. Today is the day that co-workers, friends and family are decking themselves out in festive apparel to raise money for Save The Children. Visit christmasjumperday.org to get involved, or why not give use the day as an excuse to indulge in… Continue reading

Twinkle twinkle: Christmas star quilt tutorial

How to make a Christmas star quilt detail

Give Half Square Triangles a festive twist with Susan Standen‘s Christmas star quilt tutorial. Read on for our free step-by-step guide to how to cut, piece and quilt this striking geometric quilt with a festive touch. Susan’s used aqua and teal shades as the foundation for this quilt’s frosty colour palette, adding grey accent shades and a splash of yellow to… Continue reading

Issue 40 of Love Patchwork & Quilting on sale today!

Issue 40 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale now, along with our free hand piecing templates! Read on to see what’s in store in our latest issue, or treat yourself to your own copy today! UK readers can buy it here or if you’re overseas, why wait for the mag to arrive in the post? Get it instantly to… Continue reading

Templates for issue 40

Download your templates for issue 40 of Love Patchwork & Quilting here! 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% size. It’s also super-useful if you’re a digital subscriber! Whether you use Apple Newsstand, Zinio or Google Play, this is the easiest way to… Continue reading

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!