Quilt school: How to tie a quilt

Quilting tutorial - tying quilts, Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine

Need a fast finish? In this new addition to our Quilt School series, our Technical Editor Sarah Griffiths takes you through the basics of tying a quilt, plus some tips on how to pep up this traditional technique…

Quilt school: piecing hexagons

Quilting tutorial: piecing hexagons

We have another essential guide in our Quilt School series – in this step-by-step tutorial our technical expert Sarah Griffiths shows you how to tackle Y-seams on your sewing machine by piecing hexagons. It’s a technique that works with other shapes too, and below you’ll also find instructions for our free mini quilt project, using your… Continue reading

Quilt school: piecing curves

Quilt school piecing curves

We’re here to help you learn new skills for a new year, with a brand new Quilt School tutorial on piecing curves. Circles are a daunting prospect for us quilters – usually we’re all about straight lines! But, actually, with a little 
know-how our tech expert Sarah Griffiths will show you that it’s easy to translate techniques… Continue reading

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…

Quilt school: Reverse applique

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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

Quilt school: Improv piecing

Quilt school improv piecing

A great stash buster, improv piecing  can be a freeing experience, with no rules and no boundaries! Ready to get creative? Scroll down to let our in-house tech expert Sarah Griffiths show you how, in the latest addition to our Quilt School blog series of mini masterclasses… Quilt school: Kaleidoscope EPP Quilt school: EPP diamonds Quilt school:… Continue reading

Quilt school: double fold binding

Quilt school: double fold binding

For the neatest of finishes on your patchwork projects, it has to be a double-fold binding. If you’ve never tried this method before, we’ll show you just how to sew binding on a quilt, with step-by-step projects and a starter placemat and coasters project to get you practising your new skills! Let’s begin… The instructions… Continue reading

Issue 36 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine on sale!

Issue 36 of Love Patchwork & Quilting is on sale now, along with our free bumper block book of 50 designs from our very own Sarah Griffiths (sponsored by Purple Stitches). Read on to see what else is in store for our summer of quilting, and treat yourself to the new issue today! UK readers can… Continue reading