How to piece dazzling Dresden effects: strip-piecing tips

Dresden Plate rule strip pieced

Create stunning effects with fabric piecing! We’re delighted to reveal our new cover gift (issue 45) is here to help you piece Dresden Fans or Plates. Our Technical Editor Laura is here to share eye-catching design ideas for how to create different effects with it.

Happy birthday to you, Sewing Quarter!

Sewing Quarter sewing kit

Where has the time gone? It feels like yesterday that our sister TV channel Sewing Quarter first launched on Freeview. We’ve been lucky enough to work closely with them ever since and they’ve got some exciting plans lined up to celebrate their birthday, starting this week!

How to hand-piece patchwork: complete guide

How to hand sew patchwork step 7

We love the soothing nature of hand-piecing. Boost your skills with our video and step-by-step walkthrough, then try our top tips for best results.

The Vintage Home: cat quilt block!

Laura's cat quilt block

We’re immersed in the appliqué zone this month, so our Technical Editor Laura leapt at the chance to create her own version of Jo Avery’s cat-themed block of the month from issue 40! Somehow, our popular Block of the Month series: The Vintage Home has reached it’s final issue. Jo Avery has been taking inspiration from all sorts of must-have… Continue reading

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.

10 quilting tips to try to give your patchwork a boost

Essential Guide to Patchwork: Cutting angles

Up your quilting game with this round-up of a few of handy quilting tips. Read on for 10 things we can all try to get better results from our patchwork projects…

How to bind a quilt with our 2-in-1 Binding Tool

Perhaps you’ve already heard the ‘thud’ of the new issue arriving through the letter box, or reached for it on the supermarket shelves and noticed issue 29 has not one but TWO gifts! One of which is our favourite tool for expertly finishing quilts; the 2-in-1 Binding Tool. You can get your hands on one in our online store. But… Continue reading

Top-tips for fussy-cutting patchwork

Have you got your hands on a copy of issue 28 yet? It comes with this set of four 11⁄2in plastic templates designed for fussy-cutting motifs for you to use for impressive English paper piecing. We’ve included a hexagon, half-hexagon, 60-degree diamond and 60-degree triangle, but how do you use them for the best results? Read on for our… Continue reading

Today’s Quilter issue 23

Today's Quilter issue 23

Our new issue hits the shops this Thursday, with subscriber copies already hitting doormats across the UK. As well as helping you to hone your EPP and appliqué skills, you’ll find a fun fashion project inside plus Mandy’s Shaw’s organiser and (of course) the latest in Jo Avery’s A Month in the Country BOM series. We’ve filled every page… Continue reading

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