Quilt block fun: The Vintage Home quiltalong

Finished block

Nothing makes us happier than seeing the quilt blocks you’re all sewing as part of our The Vintage Home block of the month series. We’re over halfway through the series so it’s our turn to blog about our own blocks! Designer Jo Avery has joined forces with some of our favourite designers to share their blocks… Continue reading

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…

The Vintage Home Quiltalong – are you joining in?

Todays Quilter Vintage Home QAL

Pop the kettle on and prepare for some happy-making quilt block pictures! Jo Avery’s Block of the Month series is making us smile on so many levels. We’re a third of the way through so we’ve put together a recap of our highlights so far…

Sew along with our new Block of the Month: The Vintage Home

Today's Quilter The Vintage Home quilt blocks

We’re excited to share that we’re revealing our brand new The Vintage Home Block of the Month – only available in issue 29 of Today’s Quilter magazine! Jo Avery is back – and after turning her hand to the natural world for her A Month in the Country series, now she’s heading indoors and exploring the everyday household treasures that we fill our homes… Continue reading

Drunkard’s Path quilt block tutorial & template

Drunkard's Path quilt block tutorial

Our brand new issue 27 is out this week and with so many classic curves to sew up, we’re here to help you practise your curved piecing. Our Technical Editor Laura has created this Drunkard’s Path quilt block tutorial for you. Give it a go and we can practise together…

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