Guest post: Aurifil’s essential guide to quilting threads

Aurifil threads

As part of our week-long series of free quilting tutorials for our World Craft Week, the lovely folk at Aurifil are sharing this guest post. Today they’re tackling an item that’s essential to every quilting project – thread! What are the different thread weights available and how do they affect your finished sewing? Over to them…

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.

Tackle a new skill & take our quilter’s challenge for World Craft Week

Little House on the Prairie fabrics

The week we’ve been waiting for has arrived, and we’re already loving seeing all the projects that makers everywhere are sharing with the hasthtag #worldcraftweek. Today we’re revealing our very own challenge to join in the fun! This year’s World Craft Week has joined forces with Bliss, the charity who support families with premature or poorly babies. See 6 ways to… Continue reading

World Craft Week is back! 6 ways to get involved

World Craft Week

It’s back! The week-long celebration of making that launched last year is returning to our craft desks and instagram feeds next week. What exactly is World Craft Week and how can you join in the fun?

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

{CLOSED} Join our Quilt Block Challenge for World Craft Week!

Win Lecien fabrica

This week sees the first ever annual World Craft Week and we’re joining in the celebrations! The week is a time to celebrate and share our love of quilting with fellow fabric fans around the world. What better way to join in the fun than with a spot of sewing? Today we’re officially launching the Quilt Block Challenge… Continue reading