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…

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.

How to use your 45-degree corner tool

45-degree corner tool

Add corners to your quilt blocks with no marking, no dog-ears and no trimming, just cut and sew! Issue 33 comes with a patchwork corner tool. Here’s how to use it…

5 tips for better binding

Quilt binding tips

Binding may be the last thing we do, but it doesn’t have to be an afterthought. Quilt pro Linda Clements shares easy ways to spice up your binding in issue 32. Here’s a taster of her top tips…

How to use hand piecing templates

Templates are one of our favourite pieces of kit for getting neat results from our hand piecing! We’re so excited about our new issue’s free template set: if you haven’t used templates like these before, here’s how to use them…

How to bind a quilt with our 2-in-1 Binding Tool

Perhaps you’ve already heard the ‘thud’ of the new issue arriving through the letter box, or reached for it on the supermarket shelves and noticed issue 29 has not one but TWO gifts! One of which is our favourite tool for expertly finishing quilts; the 2-in-1 Binding Tool. You can get your hands on one in our online store. But… Continue reading

Top-tips for fussy-cutting patchwork

Have you got your hands on a copy of issue 28 yet? It comes with this set of four 11⁄2in plastic templates designed for fussy-cutting motifs for you to use for impressive English paper piecing. We’ve included a hexagon, half-hexagon, 60-degree diamond and 60-degree triangle, but how do you use them for the best results? Read on for our… Continue reading

Drunkard’s Path quilt block tutorial & template

Drunkard's Path quilt block tutorial

Our brand new issue 27 is out this week and with so many classic curves to sew up, we’re here to help you practise your curved piecing. Our Technical Editor Laura has created this Drunkard’s Path quilt block tutorial for you. Give it a go and we can practise together…

Essential Guide to English paper piecing (EPP): all you need to know

We love English paper piecing (EPP) for its accuracy, portability and the mindfulness of slow stitching. It’s ideal for keeping our hands busy when we’re kept away from our sewing machines: be it on the train, visiting friends for a craft night, taking the children to swimming lessons or simply relaxing in front of the television. (Our Technical Editor Laura even took her… Continue reading