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.

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.

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 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

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