Free Christmas appliqué templates

Mandy Shaw Christmas applique hanging

As the lights get switched on around the UK this week and Black Friday Sales fill up our inboxes, enjoy a spot of seasonal stitching with Mandy Shaw’s Christmas appliqué patterns.

{CLOSED} 12 days of Christmas #11 fabric giveaway!

Liberty Gatherings Moda fabric

Our 12 Days of Christmas series of daily quilt treats is nearing its close, and for day 11 we’re giving you one of our favourite things in the whole world… free fabric! We’re giving away a bundle of Liberty Gatherings fabric from Moda’s Wovens collection. This prize includes 42 10x10in squares of the softest-finish fabrics in… Continue reading

Cathedral Window pin cushion tutorial


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

Amy Butler book giveaway

Amy Butler's Piece Keeping

Start the weekend with a bit of fun! Our 12 Days of Christmas has featured beautiful stash giveaways, handy tutorials and a lovely DIY pinwheel needle book. For day 9, we’ve got a fab prize to bring a splash of colour to your quilt table and book shelf! We’re giving way a copy of Amy Butler’s Piece Keeping… 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

12 Days of Christmas #7: win Moda fabric!

Moda Snowfall fabric roll

We’ve got a seasonal stash-top up for you to celebrate day 7 of our 12 Days of Christmas series… we’re giving away this bundle of pre-cuts of beautiful Moda fabric. The Moda Snowfall collection is topping our festive fabric wish lists, so we’ll be sorry to part with this prize. The range’s stylish, seasonal prints include holly, paisley, candy canes… Continue reading

12 days of Christmas #5 Book giveaway

Not your grandmas log cabin

For day 5 of our 12 days of Christmas series, we’re giving away a beautiful book to inspire your patchwork block-building skills. It’s no secret that we’re huge fans of taking classic quilt blocks and giving them a modern-day twist in our quilting. So Not Your Grandma’s Log Cabin, by Sara Nephew and Marci Baker is… 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

12 days of Christmas #3 Aurifil threads giveaway

Aurifil threads giveaway

Welcome to day 3 of our 12 Days of Christmas series! December is officially the month of Christmas shopping, and wrapping, and baking… but it’s let’s all make a pact to reward ourselves with some quality sewing time! Today we’ve got a lovely giveaway to boost your sewing stash. One lucky winner will receive this box of oh-so-handy Aurifil threads in… 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