Quilt school: English Paper Piecing diamonds

How to sew EPP diamonds

Our new series of quilting tutorials is back! Join us for a new class of Quilt School, our new blog series featuring our favourite essential techniques to brush up on your patchwork skills. This week we’re in the mood for a spot of English Paper Piecing, come join us! Expand your EPP repertoire with one of our… Continue reading

Go geo with our hand-piecing patchwork templates

Free quilters templates

Woo hoo! We love it when a new issue arrives in the office, and today we get to see issue 40 for the first time since we waved it off on it’s merry way to the printers. This issue comes with a free gift that we’re really excited about – a set of super-handy templates… Continue reading

Come sew with us!

Hexie Hoops by Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Join Love Patchwork & Quilting and The Makery for an introduction to our fave technique, English Paper Piecing, and make a super-cute Hexie Hoop!   What are you doing on Thursday 16th July? Fancy joining team LP&Q (and the lovely folk from The Makery) at John Lewis, Oxford Street? We’ll be whipping up one of… Continue reading

FREE The Clever Little Book of Quilty Know How

The Clever Little Book of Quilty Know How FREE with Love Patchwork & Quilting issue 21

Issue 21 comes complete with the oh-so handy Clever Little Book of Quilty Know How. It’s your sewing-side guide packed with 150 tips, tricks and techniques to help you through any project. Download your very own cut-out and keep version of the booklet right here for FREE!

The La Passacaglia Quilt

DOWNLOAD STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO FUSSY CUTTING EPP La Passacaglia Quilt Rosettes made by Alexandra Luenz using Cotton+Steel fabric. Pattern from Millefiori Quilts by Willyne Hammerstein

Have you seen the La Passacaglia Quilt? If not, you’ve either been living under a rock (still been quilting and hoarding fabric, obviously) or are so busy making one that you’ve forgotten what it was you started in the first place. Here’s a crash course in the what, where, why and how! Once you’ve had… Continue reading

Issue 16 FREE stitch guides

Scandi Stitches cushion / pillow by Jo Avery for Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine issue 16

Here are your FREE stitch guides if you’re making the Scandi Stitches project from issue 16! Jo Avery’s cushion and sweet hanging heart are the height of Scandi style, and also a breeze to make. Just try out the stitches in our FREE stitch guides and create your own cool homestyle.   STITCHES YOU NEED INCLUDE: •… Continue reading

Easy lone star quilt tutorial

FREE Easy Lone Star Tutorial

The lone star quilt is bang on trend. Luckily Cristina Tepsick has created an easy lone star quilt tutorial to get you started! On the cover of Issue 14 of Love Patchwork & Quilting. on sale 15th October, you’ll spot Cristina’s awesome exploded lone star design in the form of a giant snowflake! Cristina shows… Continue reading

How To Foundation Paper Piece

Try Foundation Paper Piecing with Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine

Inside every issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting, you’ll find our Block of the Month (BOM) by Lynne Goldsworthy. The technique of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is a very accurate method of patchwork, which is especially useful for piecing unusual or awkward shapes and achieving crisp, clean lines in your patchwork. If you are new to… Continue reading

WIN a Janome sewing machine!

Janome sewing machine

If you’d like to win a Janome sewing machine, then you’re in luck! Janome have kindly given us one brand spanking new Janome 525S to give away, which happens to be exactly the model used by the contestants on the current BBC2 series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Seriously, those machines need to be the… 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)?