Hand-pieced sampler: How to frame your quilt blocks

Carolyn Forster's Hand-pieced sampler quilt block series, number 1

If you’re sewing along with Carolyn Forster’s hand-pieced sampler, follow this step-by-step guide to framing your quilt blocks as you go…

How to piece dazzling Dresden effects: strip-piecing tips

Dresden Plate rule strip pieced

Create stunning effects with fabric piecing! We’re delighted to reveal our new cover gift (issue 45) is here to help you piece Dresden Fans or Plates. Our Technical Editor Laura is here to share eye-catching design ideas for how to create different effects with it.

How to hand-piece patchwork: complete guide

How to hand sew patchwork step 7

We love the soothing nature of hand-piecing. Boost your skills with our video and step-by-step walkthrough, then try our top tips for best results.

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) tutorial & top tips

Foundation Paper Piecing

Our new issue 43 (out next week) includes the third in our series of Essential Guides to Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP). We’ll show you how to create your own FPP templates! If you’re new to this cleverest of piecing techniques, read on for our top tips and beginner’s guide…

Orange peel quilts: what are they & how to sew them

Orange Peel patchwork templates, issue 41, Today's Quilter

Oh happy days! Our new issue 41 comes with a set of Orange Peel templates for perfecting your piecing of this delightful quilt pattern.

3 ways with appliqué: a complete guide

Whether you like a quick finish or enjoy slow-stitching, appliqué is a relaxing and enjoyable technique that opens up a huge scope of design possibilities for your quilts. Here are 3 ways to try it.

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…