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

How to sew a kaleidoscope EPP pincushion

Today's Quilter issue 23 pin cushion

Whip up a pretty pincushion in just one evening with our free tutorial. We’re thrilled to bring you a double gift issue this month: issue 23 is out this week and comes with a super-handy pack of 200 Kaleidoscope Paper Pieces PLUS our Fussy Cut Kaleidoscope EPP Pattern booklet. It’s packed full of tips and advice for how to get… Continue reading

9 tips & tricks for how to sew curved binding

Our free gift this month (with issue 22) is a set of ten handy binding clips. They’re a must-have piece of kit here on the Today’s Quilter team and they’ve given us the idea for this blog tutorial – our Technical Editor Laura is here to share her pro guide for how to sew curved binding to your quilts!… Continue reading

How to sew a sunflower star quilt block #quiltblockchallenge

Sunflower quilt block Carolyn Forster

As part of our Quilt Block Challenge for World Craft Week, we’re challenging you to make and share a block you’ve never tried before! If you’re looking for inspiration for where to begin, why not try Carolyn Forster‘s scrappy star block with a Dresden-twist? It’s one of our favourite blocks ever to appear in Today’s… Continue reading

How to sew a World Star Quilt Block #worldcraftweek

Laura selfie web

Hooray! This week is World Craft Week and to celebrate, we’re challenging you to take the Quilt Block Challenge! It’s fun to join in – simply sew a quilt block you’ve never tried before and share a pic of your finished block. If you’re feeling brave, show us yourself in the photo too for a patchwork… Continue reading

How to turn a quilt block pattern into a Foundation Paper Piecing template

How to make an FPP quilt block

This month’s free gift is the Quilt Block Library*; a really-handy collection of 36 must-sew quilt blocks featuring extracts from The Quilt Block Bible by Rosemary Youngs. Inside our supplement you’ll find templates for each quilt block along with easy-to-follow instructions for how to hand-piece them, and helpful tips for how to use each one as a foundation paper piecing (FPP) template. If… Continue reading

Cathedral Window pin cushion tutorial

cathedral-window-pin-cushion

For day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas, we’re bringing you another lovely little DIY gift idea for quilt fans in the family. This lovely Cathedral Window pin cushions was sewn up by our Technical Editor Laura, as part of a pair of vintage-style sewing table accessories. We brought you the first half of… Continue reading

How to sew set-in seams

How to sew set-in seams

We’ve kept our posts firmly on the merry side of festive for our 12 Days of Christmas series so far, but for day 8 today, we’re bringing you a treat that will come in handy for your quilting all year round. Read on for a taster of our Essential Guide series of super-handy tutorials by quilting pro Lin Clements. Today, Linda shows you how… Continue reading

How to sew pinwheel needle book

How to sew a pinwheel needlebook

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling pretty festive here at TQ towers. We’re loving posting our 12 days of Christmas daily quilty treats here on the blog. Today is day 4, and we’re sharing this free tutorial for how to sew a beautiful pinwheel needle book. And while we type, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… Continue reading

How to sew a snowflake quilt block

Millie snowflake quilt block

Welcome to the second part of our 12 days of Christmas blog series! We’re in the mood for some seasonal sewing, so we’re bringing you this daily dose of festive fun to your quilting table. For day 2, we’re bringing you this free tutorial for how to piece a snowflake quilt block. This beautiful block is the perfect frosty… Continue reading