Issue 52 has arrived!

We’re bringing the summer sunshine with issue 52 – we’ve got a stunning English paper pieced quilt, a colourful strip piecing project, a fairytale-esque Tree of Life design and much more just waiting to be stitched together! This issue also comes with an exclusive booklet of thirty-six blocks for you to whip up in four different sizes, designed by our very own Technical Editor, Laura Pritchard.

Order your copy here and read on to see what we’ve got in store for you this month…

Showcase your stitching skills and create a magnificent sampler quilt from all thirty-six blocks featured in the booklet with this issue. Not sure what size quilt to make? No problem! Laura has worked through the numbers for you, so you have four different sizes to choose from – no maths needed.

The Projects

Avery Garland: Here’s a project to sink your teeth into. Combine English Paper Piecing with floral appliqué to make this month’s cover quilt by Jo Avery – an heirloom in the making!


Roosting Birds: Tree of Life blocks come together to play host to some dainty, little birds in Nicola Dodd’s enchanting Roosting Birds quilt.


Hotchpotch Hexies: Shop your stash for Carolyn Forster’s fabulous geometric design.


Daisy Eiderdown: Super soft and sumptuous, Jo Colwill’s latest make explores the possibilities of trapunto padding.


Bargello Cushion: Combine contrasting solids and strip piecing to stitch this mesmerising design, perfect for brightening up your favourite cosy corner.


All this, plus…

  • Sewing Heritage: Jane Rae uncovers the beginnings of the Madeira brand, today’s leading embroidery thread specialists.
  • Block of the Month: Sew Carolyn Forster’s historical Mother’s Choice block (Below).
  • Essential Guide: Build your sewing confidence and master complex curved seams with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide.
  • Next Month: A look into what’s in store in issue 54.


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