Win a copy of The Splendid Sampler

Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson The Splendid Sampler book

The new book by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson celebrates the heart of the quilters network that we all love so much. The Splendid Sampler features 100 spectacular quilt blocks from the quilting community. We’ve got a copy to give away, plus read an extract from our Designer Profile interview with Pat Sloan from earlier this year…

Jo Avery on BOMs, colour-choices & thread tips!

Wild flowers quilt block

We love hearing how you’re all getting on sewing along with our Block of the Month series. From Autumn leaves to snowflakes and issue 23’s FPP wild flowers block (pictured above), Jo Avery‘s A Month in the Country quilt blocks are inspired by nature and the countryside surrounding Jo’s home. They’re a great excuse to play around with different techniques too… Continue reading

How to sew a sunflower star quilt block #quiltblockchallenge

Sunflower quilt block Carolyn Forster

As part of our Quilt Block Challenge for World Craft Week, we’re challenging you to make and share a block you’ve never tried before! If you’re looking for inspiration for where to begin, why not try Carolyn Forster‘s scrappy star block with a Dresden-twist? It’s one of our favourite blocks ever to appear in Today’s… Continue reading

How to sew a World Star Quilt Block #worldcraftweek

Laura selfie web

Hooray! This week is World Craft Week and to celebrate, we’re challenging you to take the Quilt Block Challenge! It’s fun to join in – simply sew a quilt block you’ve never tried before and share a pic of your finished block. If you’re feeling brave, show us yourself in the photo too for a patchwork… 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

Enjoy some piece & quiet with issue 19!

Tulips quilt pattern

We don’t know about you, but we’re feeling ready for Spring here at TQ towers. You’ll find our new issue 19 is filled with sunny sewing projects to help you transform fabric into light and bright patchwork quilts! Grab your copy today and get ready to quilt! It’s been a busy month here on the Today’s Quilter team. We’ve… 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 #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 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

Today’s Quilter issue 16

Today's Quilter issue 16 Dresden quilt

It’s finally here! We’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of issue 16 here at TQ HQ as it’s the one with the free quilter’s roll clips… happy days. Our December issue officially hits the shops this week, UK readers can buy it here, or if you’re overseas, get it straight to your phone or tablet with… Continue reading