70 quilt block ideas we love

Lynne Goldsworthy vintage quilt blocks

This week, we’re all about quilt blocks! Lynne Goldsworthy’s The Ultimate Quilt Block Collection hit the shops last week, and as it was put together by our sister magazine Love Patchwork & Quilting, we got our hands on the office copies the minute they arrived!  The collection includes over 70 of Lynne’s brilliant block designs, including fresh takes on traditional… Continue reading

Today’s Quilter issue 12 hits the shops

Today's Quilter school house blocks quilt

Hooray our brand new issue is out today, and we’ve loved filling it with scrap busting projects to keep your sewing machine busy this summer. Issue 12 includes all your favourite tips and tricks from the pros (add perfect borders to your quilt tops with Lynne Edwards MBE’s Virtual Workshop), while this month’s cover star is Lynne Goldsworthy‘s Scrappy Schoolhouse quilt… Continue reading

How to resize quilt blocks

How to resize quilting blocks tutorial

Find out how to turn standard size templates into mini marvels or super-sized squares with our free tutorial. There are always times in a quilter’s life when we find a certain size block and fall in love with it, but the quilt we’re planning requires a slightly different size to make the measurements tot up,… Continue reading

Templates for Today’s Quilter issue 3

Today's Quilter issue 3 issue cover

Download your templates for issue 3 of Today’s Quilter here. This 44-page exclusive supplement – Uncovering Frame Quilts – comes FREE with issue 3 of Today’s Quilter!   Issue 3 goes on sale 12th November with a FREE 44-page supplement celebrating Frame Quilts, and includes a brand new and exclusive project by Susan Briscoe! Downloading your… Continue reading

Meet Dandelion Designs quilt designer Mandy Shaw

patchwork sewing machine cushion

Mandy Shaw, aka Dandelion Designs, leads an enviable creative life, designing and selling her own quilt patterns and quits, as well as teaching others about her favourite craft. In fact, never a day goes by when she doesn’t sew. We’re very excited to have Mandy designing a sewing machine cushion for our first issue (pictured above),… Continue reading

Quilt design of the week: Holiday memento world map quilt

world map quilt design free pattern

Here’s a beautiful world map quilt design to help you commemorate this summer’s trips and travels, or maybe to help back-to-school little ones with their geography homework. This map quilt pattern is by Shwin & Shwin, and is particularly impressive given that it’s the first quilt these bloggers ever designed! It’s a good stash-buster thanks… Continue reading

Meet Kaffe Fassett quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy

Quilt designer Liza Prior Lucy certainly has what we’d class as as dream job, partnering with Kaffe Fassett on creating quilts for their book collaborations, and running Glorious Color, an online shop selling Kaffe Fassett quilt fabrics amongst others. We’re very excited to have Liza on board for issue 1 of Today’s Quilter – she’s designed… Continue reading

Quilt design of the week: Photo piecing an English seaside scene

photo pieced quilt design

There may be a few clouds in the sky right now, but that’s not going to stop us enjoying a good old British summer complete with fish and chips, walks on the beach and sticks of rock. This gorgeous quilt design from The Purl Bee takes an iconic scene – rows of colourful beach huts… Continue reading

Festival of Quilts 2015 highlights

Janette Chilver Festival of Quilts

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the talent and design prowess on display at Festival of Quilts 2015. The curated galleries contained quilt designs by much-loved names such as Philippa Naylor and Gloria Loughman, plus plenty of new talent in the graduate showcase area, as well as areas dedicated to artists from Russia, Mexico, Australia and… Continue reading