Meet Dandelion Designs quilt designer Mandy Shaw

patchwork sewing machine cushion

Mandy Shaw, aka Dandelion Designs, leads an enviable creative life, designing and selling her own quilt patterns and quits, as well as teaching others about her favourite craft. In fact, never a day goes by when she doesn’t sew. We’re very excited to have Mandy designing a sewing machine cushion for our first issue (pictured above),… Continue reading

FREE hexie pattern by Flossie Teacakes

Free hexie pattern

Happy bank holiday, quilters – here’s a completely FREE hexie pattern to celebrate the long weekend, plus the fact we’ve almost finished creating Issue 1 of our new magazine! These beautiful paper pieced flowers were designed by Florence Knapp aka Flossie Teacakes, and are the ideal way to get a quick quilting fix even if… Continue reading

Quilt design of the week: Holiday memento world map quilt

world map quilt design free pattern

Here’s a beautiful world map quilt design to help you commemorate this summer’s trips and travels, or maybe to help back-to-school little ones with their geography homework. This map quilt pattern is by Shwin & Shwin, and is particularly impressive given that it’s the first quilt these bloggers ever designed! It’s a good stash-buster thanks… Continue reading

Want to be in Today’s Quilter? Here’s how!

We all know how great it feels to finally show off that finished quilt – that’s why we want to give you the chance to showcase them in the pages of Today’s Quilter! Plus, we want to hear your favourite tips and tricks to share with other quilters. YOUR PHOTOS! Send an image of your… Continue reading

Sponsored post: Time to top up your stash

  We’re feeling slightly glum about the end of summer in the Today’s Quilter office – so what better way to brighten our days than with a spot of craft supplies shopping? Brand new website is set to become our new go-to for fabric, patterns, basics such as needles and thread, and even sewing… Continue reading

Meet Kaffe Fassett quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy

Quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy certainly has what we’d class as as dream job, partnering with Kaffe Fassett on creating quilts for their book collaborations, and running Glorious Color, an online shop selling Kaffe Fassett quilt fabrics amongst others. We’re very excited to have Liza on board for issue 1 of Today’s Quilter – she’s designed… Continue reading

Quilt design of the week: Photo piecing an English seaside scene

photo pieced quilt design

There may be a few clouds in the sky right now, but that’s not going to stop us enjoying a good old British summer complete with fish and chips, walks on the beach and sticks of rock. This gorgeous quilt design from The Purl Bee takes an iconic scene – rows of colourful beach huts… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2015 highlights

Janette Chilver Festival of Quilts

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the talent and design prowess on display at Festival of Quilts 2015. The curated galleries contained quilt designs by much-loved names such as Philippa Naylor and Gloria Loughman, plus plenty of new talent in the graduate showcase area, as well as areas dedicated to artists from Russia, Mexico, Australia and… Continue reading

Come visit us at Festival of Quilts 2015

We’re making our debut at Festival of Quilts 2015 alongside our sister magazine, Love Patchwork and Quilting – come and visit us at stand number 6. As well as a chance to chat to the team and pick up some cheap subscription deals, we’ll be hosting a number of lectures and workshops. Jenny Fox-Proverbs (editor… Continue reading

Introducing… Today’s Quilter Magazine

Hello and a warm welcome to the Today’s Quilter magazine blog. We’re a brand new quilting magazine, launching 17 September 2015. Today’s Quilter will be the first magazine to take a completely fresh look at the world of traditional quilting, packed with 100 glorious pages of reading pleasure. We’re here to help you improve your… Continue reading