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

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…

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!

Britain’s earliest dated patchwork goes on tour!

1718 Patchwork silk coverlet blog

The UK’s earliest known dated patchwork, the 1718 Silk Coverlet, will be on display across the UK this year to celebrate its 300th birthday. The coverlet will be  guest-of-honour at this summer’s The Festival of Quilts this August, and if you can’t wait until then it’s also set to be on display at the American Museum in… Continue reading

The Vintage Home Quiltalong – are you joining in?

Todays Quilter Vintage Home QAL

Pop the kettle on and prepare for some happy-making quilt block pictures! Jo Avery’s Block of the Month series is making us smile on so many levels. We’re a third of the way through so we’ve put together a recap of our highlights so far…

Our new Diary Dates section is live!

Tansy Martin and Maggie Breakspear for their Find the Frog quilt at Festival of Quilts

Is there anything better in life than a quilty day out? We love them! From local quilting bees to huge exhibitions, quilt events are among our top simple pleasures in life. Now you can find upcoming days out in the UK near you with our new Diary Dates page.

Sew along with our new Block of the Month: The Vintage Home

Today's Quilter The Vintage Home quilt blocks

We’re excited to share that we’re revealing our brand new The Vintage Home Block of the Month – only available in issue 29 of Today’s Quilter magazine! Jo Avery is back – and after turning her hand to the natural world for her A Month in the Country series, now she’s heading indoors and exploring the everyday household treasures that we fill our homes… Continue reading

Friday fabric: Liberty ‘The English Garden’ collection

Liberty English Garden fabric

When it comes to fabric brands, they don’t come more iconic, or more quintessentially British, than Liberty. We’ve been sewing with their botanical-themed fabric prints for years now, so we’re over the moon that their latest range has been designed with quilting in mind. The English Garden collection combines redrawn Liberty classics dating back to the… Continue reading