Quilt block fun: The Vintage Home quiltalong

Finished block

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the quilt blocks you’re all sewing as part of our The Vintage Home block of the month series. We’re over halfway through the series so it’s our turn to blog about our own blocks! Designer Jo Avery has joined forces with some of our favourite designers to share their blocks… Continue reading

10 quilting tips to try to give your patchwork a boost

Essential Guide to Patchwork: Cutting angles

Up your quilting game with this round-up of a few of handy quilting tips. Read on for 10 things we can all try to get better results from our patchwork projects…

Guest post: Aurifil’s essential guide to quilting threads

Aurifil threads

As part of our week-long series of free quilting tutorials for our World Craft Week, the lovely folk at Aurifil are sharing this guest post. Today they’re tackling an item that’s essential to every quilting project – thread! What are the different thread weights available and how do they affect your finished sewing? Over to them…

Essential Guide: Explore Bias Strip Appliqué

Bias Strip Applique masterclass

Bias-strip appliqué is simple to do and can create a multitude of striking effects. We’re sharing this free masterclass to show you how it’s done as part of our series of free tutorials for World Craft Week. For this clever technique, you’ll use fabric strips for appliqué, which can be used to represent straight or curved elements… Continue reading

Essential Guide: how to sew Flying Geese

How to sew Flying Geese free masterclass

Flying Geese are fun to make and versatile. As part of Try a new technique challenge for World Craft Week, we’re sharing this free masterclass in three methods of making these useful patchwork blocks in any size you want.

Give fresh life to traditional designs with issue 35

Todays Quilter issue 35 cover on wood web

The weather is starting to warm up, and we’re ready to get creative, so we’ve packed issue 35 of Today’s Quilter magazine with gorgeous projects to make that will not only brighten up your home, but bring a smile to your face as well.  Snap up your copy here or read on to see what’s in store this… Continue reading

Issue 35 Templates

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Issue 35 of Today’s Quilter is out this week! Download your issue templates today, so you can get sewing!

Tackle a new skill & take our quilter’s challenge for World Craft Week

Little House on the Prairie fabrics

The week we’ve been waiting for has arrived, and we’re already loving seeing all the projects that makers everywhere are sharing with the hasthtag #worldcraftweek. Today we’re revealing our very own challenge to join in the fun! This year’s World Craft Week has joined forces with Bliss, the charity who support families with premature or poorly babies. See 6 ways to… Continue reading

World Craft Week is back! 6 ways to get involved

World Craft Week

It’s back! The week-long celebration of making that launched last year is returning to our craft desks and instagram feeds next week. What exactly is World Craft Week and how can you join in the fun?

Friday Fabric: Liberty’s Cottage Garden range

Liberty Cottage Garden Fabric

Hold your hats, fabric fans, the latest collection from Liberty is out now. We’re lucky enough have a fat quarter bundle here at TQ Towers to play with – read on for news of how to get your hands on it!