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

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

Quilt school: Kaleidoscope EPP designs

Kaleidoscope EPP quilt tutorial

It was the star of the show at last week’s Quilt Market, and if you’ve fallen in love with La Passacaglia EPP quilt design, we’re here to help you get the look! It’s the perfect chance to reveal our new Quilt School blog series, where we’ll be featuring some of our favourite quilting techniques from the Love Patchwork… Continue reading

Get ready for the quilt classroom

Create & Craft Quilt Acadamy

We’ve been on a bit of a mission lately to make sure we find the time to explore the online quilting community – while we’ve almost always got one eye on Instagram, its also fun to browse website to see what our favourite bloggers are sewing up what and where are the best places to find videos,… Continue reading

Sunday sewing: whip up a zippy wallet

Zippy Wallet tutorial by Noodle head

What’s on your cutting mat this weekend? As is typical of our quilting habits here on the magazine team, we like to have a few quick-sew-projects up our sleeves, ready to whip up when our bigger projects are taking a while to come together. Today our sewing tables are queued up with… EPP hexies –  in the spirit… Continue reading

Modern Mint quilt: a free tutorial

Modern Mint quilt by Lou Orth

Join us in a summer quilt-along, with this beautiful Modern Mint quilt project from the oh-so-clever Lou Orth. This is a free quilting tutorial, so grab some fabric and get to your quilting stations! We’ll tell you all you need to know to piece simple half square triangle (HST) blocks and create a relaxing quilt with a calming colour palette… Continue reading