Springy stripes: Strip cushion tutorial

If you’ve been busy piecing strips since you saw Karen Lewis‘ brilliant strip quilt tutorial, we’ve got just the thing to use up those springy scraps. This easy and effective cushion is sure to inject a little stripy fun into your decor, and will coordinate with your new quilt like a dream! Take a look at more… Continue reading

Springy stripes: Strip quilt tutorial

Strip quilt tutorial, Karen Lewis

Pick and piece some bright and bold fabrics for a stunning striped quilt. This is the first of two tutorials by Karen Lewis where we’ll be making the most of simple strips. If you like this design, why not sew up Karen’s matching strip cushion tutorial to use up your scraps with style! You can see more of Karen’s… Continue reading

Go big with cross blocks: Liberty crosses quilt tutorial

Lynne Goldsworthy Liberty cross bock quilt

Showcase your love of Liberty prints with Lynne Goldsworthy‘s supersize cross blocks! We’ll talk you through everything you need to know to sew up your very own version of Lynne’s eye-catching design. If you enjoy sewing along with us, don’t forget to check out the rest of our free quilt patterns and follow Lynne on Instagram @lilyquilts to catch up with… Continue reading

Supernova cushions: Large cushion tutorial

Finish off your set of 60-degree triangle patchwork cushions by the ever-so-clever Jemima Flendt with the third in our set of three Supernova tutorials. Read on for how to sew-up the large hexagon cushion of the trio. You can find the other two Super Nova cushions to match here on the blog. But now let’s reach for our rotary cutters and get sewing the large hexie cushion of the set…. Continue reading

Super Nova! Small patchwork cushion tutorial

Super Nova small patchwork cushion

Mix and match 60-degree triangles to make a trio of colourful cushions by Jemima Flendt. This is the first of three tutorials where we’ll show you how to sew a patchwork cushion in three ways. We’ll talk you through how to piece and sew a trio of on-trend geometric cushions (pictured below). Let’s get started with the small (16in) cushion of the set. We’ll post… 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

Quilt school: speed piecing squares

How to speed piece patchwork squares

Welcome to the latest in our series of Quilt School free patchwork tutorials! Have you ever fallen in love with a pattern pieced from an intricate arrangement of squares, but were put off by all the seams? Well, this nifty method is the perfect time saver, getting your squares pieced quickly and accurately. It’s really… Continue reading

Selvedge sewing: DIY travel case tutorial

How to sew a selvedge travel pouch

Make the most of unwanted selvedge scraps and the tiniest of fabric leftovers with this quick-sew zippy pouch by Susan Standen. This pretty patchwork pouch is perfect for sewing on the go as it includes a needle case and handy pockets to store fabric markers, threads or your favourite notions. We’ll show you how it’s done with this free tutorial… You… Continue reading

Hi Hexie part 2: how to sew a triangle cushion

Did you make the Hi Hexie triangle quilt we posted about earlier this month? We’re now bringing you the tutorial to make the matching cushion! You’ll get to snip & piece happy-making triangles to create gorgeously colourful hexagons, all set off against a beautifully white background. Both of these cheery designs were created by quilter, designer and… Continue reading

Hi Hexie! Piece-it clever with our triangle quilt tutorial

Hi Hexie triangles quilt

We do love it when we get to play with 60-degree triangles on our quilt tops! They’re loads of fun to piece together, always guarantee a crisp, geometric effect, and are so versatile in their arrangement. Our love of the humble triangle has just levelled up and it’s all thanks to Jenny Woodward. She’s designed this happy-making Hi Hexie triangle quilt, especially for us!… Continue reading