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

Diary dates: Sew North = quilting with a view!

Sttichtopia Sew North

We love it when quilters gather together to swap skills and oggle each others’ quilting triumphs! The only thing that tops off a quality quilting get together is having it set in beautiful scenery, and Ireland’s Sew North event has it all. The ‘small but special’ quilt gathering takes place in the very north of the Republic of… Continue reading

Get ready to sew: it’s National Quilting Day

Happy Worldwide Quilting Day everyone! Today is one of our favourite days of the year… a time to celebrate quilting all around the world! The day was started over 20 years ago to connect quilters and the shops that support them. You don’t need to do much to join in the fun, just get quilting and spread the word about… Continue reading

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Take a quilt trip with a historical twist

Did you know that last Friday was National Harriet Tubman Day? We love sharing the stories of the remarkable women who came before us, and Harriet’s story is as fascinating as they come. So we’re excited to hear that Mandy Shaw is planning a special quilting holiday later this year, inspired by Harriet and the history of New England quilts. Harriet Tubman… Continue reading

Behind the quilts: contemporary quilts

Liz Heywood Costal Rift quitl

We can’t wait for Thursday, and the start of the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show. One of the event highlights for us promises to be a special exhibition by members of the Quilters’ Guild’s Contemporary Quilt Group. Here we catch up with some of the group members to find out more about what brought them together, and the stories behind the quilts… Continue reading

Mandy Shaw makes Sewing Quarter debut

Mandy Shaw quilts

We’re excited to reveal that one of our favourite regular designers for Today’s Quilter, Mandy Shaw, will be joining the Sewing Quarter presenting team… tomorrow!  Mandy’s making her Sewing Quarter debut tomorrow morning, and we hear she’s got some stylish Easter sewing projects lined up to show us. She’ll be appearing in two shows: the first at 8am and the second at 10am. You can… Continue reading

Inspired by: Scandinavian style

Gudrun Sjoden

When it comes to thinking up our colour palettes, we’re always on the hunt for ideas from the world around us. This month we’re brightening up our quilt tops with a splash of folk-style colour! We’re filling our February projects with embroidered details, appliqué motifs and bold prints after falling in love with design house Gudrun Sjoden. Specialising… Continue reading

Enjoy some piece & quiet with issue 19!

Tulips quilt pattern

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling ready for Spring here at TQ towers. You’ll find our new issue 19 is filled with sunny sewing projects to help you transform fabric into light and bright patchwork quilts! Grab your copy today and get ready to quilt! It’s been a busy month here on the Today’s Quilter team. We’ve… Continue reading

It’s here! Sewing Quarter makes its TV debut

Sewing Quarter sewing kit

There’s been a buzz of excitement in the Today’s Quilter offices today! We’re excited to reveal that our new sister TV channel, Sewing Quarter officially launched today. The UK’s first shopping channel dedicated to sewing and quilting, launched this morning on Freeview channel 78 (from 8am – 12pm) and online at www.sewingquarter.com all day. Our Senior Editor Jen has been hands… Continue reading