6 of the hottest quilt trends this summer

Jo Avery Festival of Quilts

Being based in the UK, we’re lucky enough that The Festival of Quilts is just down the road for us (well, up the M5 to be precise). It’s one of the high points of the annual quilting calendar for us, and we’re at the show for all four days at the moment. While yesterday was spent busily preparing… Continue reading

Top of the shops!

We’re mourning the end of Summer in the LP&Q office – so what better way to throw off the rainy day blues than with a spot of shopping? Shiny new website Sew.co.uk is our new go-to for all things fabric, and it’s a one-stop-shop for fabric, patterns, basics like needles and thread and even sewing… Continue reading

Show roundup: Pour l’Amour du Fil

Jessie Fincham messyjessecrafts.blogspot.com

We’re huge fans of the now iconic La Passacaglia Quilt – so how could we miss the opportunity to speak to the designer herself?   The La Passacaglia Quilt is just one of many gorgeous to be found in Millefiori Quilts by Dutch quilt designer Willyne Hammerstein. Her work has captured the hearts of modern… Continue reading

NEW – Simply Sewing magazine!

If you love quilting (who doesn’t?!) but fancy giving your sewing machine a different workout, then check out this new magazine launching 12th February – Simply Sewing! Get the first 3 issues for £5 when you subscribe today!   The NEW magazine for the modern sewist. • Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for anyone… Continue reading

How to set up a successful booth

Jeni Baker Bunting Tips for a Successful Stand

Want to know how to set up a successful booth at a craft show? Whether you’re exhibiting at a quilting show, organizing a shop display or selling at a craft fair table, Jeni Baker of incolororder.com talks us through a few tricks that can help make your set up more successful! 1. Decide on a… Continue reading

Pat Bravo and The Custard Factory!

Art Gallery Fabrics at The Custard Factory

No it’s not a book about fabric maven Pat Bravo winning a ticket to visit a custard factory – it was our big day out! Last week the Love Patchwork & Quilting team were lucky to enough to meet Pat Bravo, the leading creative force behind Art Gallery Fabrics! We found out all about Pat… Continue reading

How to frame a quilt block

Fat Quarter Shop's Kimberly Jolly

How clever is this video showing how to frame a quilt block, by The Fat Quarter Shop‘s Kimberly Jolly?! You often have a spare block from a quilt, a BOM you’ve tried out, or even just fabric you pieced for the hell of it and want to show off. We love the idea of a… Continue reading

A Valentine’s Rose – just so romantic!

Valentine Rose by Tanya Whelan

The look of love is in your… fabric! Treat yourself or someone special to a bunch of Valentine Rose fabric from Tanya Whelan! We jut adore this romantic collection that still satisfies our modern tastes with clean lines and bold colours. Even if hearts and roses aren’t normally your bag, it’s hard to resist getting… Continue reading

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

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