10 of the best bits from Festival of Quilts: our 2017 highlights

Seven Sisters stars quilt

The annual Festival of Quilts is one of our busiest times here on team TQ, and we love it! Now we’re home and have recovered from four days of total quilt immersion, we’ve put together this round up of our highlights from this summer’s show – for those of you who missed it…

Friday Fabric! Sew sweet vintage style

Bunnies & Cream fabric

When it comes to our fabric stash, we love to have prints and palettes for every occasion: rich hues, brighter shades and some cute prints stashed away for when we get to sew something special to welcome new arrivals…. So we’re loving the new Bunnies & Cream fabric collection from EQS. It feeds our love of… Continue reading

Kaffe Fassett news

Kaffe Fasett quilt pic

Exciting news for all you Kaffe Fassett fans out there (us included!). The man himself will be appearing on our sister TV channel Sewing Quarter, live on air on Thursday 10th August. He tops our list of iconic quilters when it comes to how to use colour to make quilts that wow, so we can’t wait to tune in… Continue reading

Diary dates: a quilt show is coming to town (and we can’t wait!)

Reflections of Parracombe quilt 2

Oh happy days! Don’t you just love it when you get to see beautiful quilts on display in person? Even more so when you have the time to get close up and admire every last stitch and quilted detail. In a few weeks we’ll be doing just that, right here in Bristol at the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. Last year’s event saw… Continue reading

Anyone for an Indian textile tour? *Us please!*

India textiles NEW

When we’re not busy working on our own quilts, we love to explore how textile fans around the world use fabric. So we’re excited to hear that quilting travel company Stitchtopia are planning an Indian adventure next Spring. Quilt pro Karin Hellaby will be leading the crafting and stitching trip to India in March 2018. Indian textiles are famed for their the rich textures and vibrant… Continue reading

Add colour to every room of your home (not just your quilts!)

The ethos between designing beautiful homewares and beautiful quilts have a lot in common. “A joyful home should inspire and invigorate” is the idea behind Gudrun Sjöden’s home range of textiles, ceramics and glass pieces. We feel much the same about the show-stopping Summer Meadow Liberty quilt on the cover of our latest issue. “I aspire for… Continue reading

5 things to look out for at Festival of Quilts

Browse quilts Festival of Quilts

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Here at TQ towers we’re getting ready for next month’s Festival of Quilts exhibition. It’s the ultimate quilters’ day out here in the UK. Here are our top 5 things to make sure you take in while you’re there…

Introducing our new sister magazine: In the Moment

In the Moment Magazine

Hooray we have a new sister title and it’s all about living your life mindfully, including through creativity. This is the perfect magazine for those of us who enjoy the therapeutic benefits of ‘slow sewing’ and mindful making. In The Moment is a beautiful, practical lifestyle magazine for the modern-thinking creative woman. You can expect practical creative… Continue reading

Designer profile: meet the founder of Alice Caroline

Alice Caroline at Cotswold Studio

We do love our jobs! This month we got to see inside the Liberty-packed fabric stash of Alice Garrett. Alice turned her passion for Liberty prints into a thriving business when she launched the jam-packed fabric store Alice Caroline. It has fast become the place to shop for Liberty fabric, specialising in Tana Lawn Cotton. We got to meet… Continue reading

10 ways with binding clips (hint: they’re not just for quilts!)

10 ways with binding clips

Here on the TQ team, we’re having a LOT of fun with issue 21’s free binding clips. Here are 10 of our favourite ways to use them… (both on our quilting tables and off). How will you use yours? (If you haven’t got your hands on a set yet, get your copy in our online store today!)… Continue reading