A History of Blocks

Quilting is a beautiful hobby that has spanned centuries, bringing relaxation, joy and nostalgia to countless generations. Each issue of the Art of Quilting gives you a little information on the history of your block, but if you’re anything like me you may just dive right in and miss all the interesting facts! I thought it…

Which Sewing Machine Should I buy?

In my hand-sewing vs. machine-sewing post I promised to do a follow up guide to sewing machines to help those of you looking to treat yourselves. There are lots of sewing machine brands out there, but for the purposes of explaining the differences in machines, features and prices, I thought it would be easier to stick…

Machine Sewing vs Hand Sewing

Hi everyone, How are you all getting on with your blocks? A few of you have been asking whether it’s better to hand or machine sew the blocks so I thought I’d do a quick post about it. The beauty is – you can do either!     Hand sewing is obviously more time consuming…

Brilliant Blocks

Hi everyone, Most of you should have a few blocks built up by now and are hopefully improving with each one. Which has been your favourite? Have you found one much easier than the others?     And out today is Issue 7, where you can make this beauty: We’ve got some brand new material…

Issue 5 is on sale!

Welcome back everyone, Issue 5 is on sale today and I’m sure you’re all Quilting Queens (or Kings) by now! What’s been your favourite square so far? I’d love to see some pictures of your completed squares, and any of the projects you’ve made from the magazine. Issue 5 has this gorgeous tea cosy to…

Quilting Events to Look Out For

Hi everyone, I hope everything’s going really well with your quilts, how many squares have you made so far? I’ve been having a hunt for some Quilting events happening around the country, as I think they’re a great way to meet fellow quilters, as well as having lots of fabulous fabrics and ideas to inspire you. The…

Fabric Fantasies

Welcome back Quilters, how are you all getting on? I’ve been having another hunt for some great fabric shops and I’ve got some more gems to share. One great thing about the projects in The Art of Quilting is that whilst we tell you what fabrics we’ve used – so you can copy the pattern…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating last night and are feeling ready for the New Year. January is renowned for being the ‘New Year, New Me’ month, but it really is the best time to start a new hobby. After the excitement of Christmas it’s easy to feel…

Issue 1 is on sale!

How many of you have already got your hands on Issue 1? It’s so exciting for me to see it on the shelves and I can’t wait to see how you all get on with the first block of your quilt. It’s a Double Four-patch block which is the perfect square to get started with as it’s…

Competition Time

As the perfect post-Christmas pick-me-up, I’m bringing you the details of our first Art of Quilting competition… To celebrate the launch of The Art of Quilting we are offering budding quilters the chance to win this fantastic Janome sewing machine PLUS accessories kit, worth £468! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this…

Quilty Pleasures

  There’s only a week left until The Art of Quilting launches and I can’t wait. We’ve been really busy in the office getting ready for the launch, so I’ve been spending my evenings indulging in fabric searches online and revisiting my favourite designers whilst trying to resist adding to my ever increasing stash. I’m getting dangerously…

Welcome to The Art of Quilting!

Hello there, Welcome to The Art of Quilting and my crafty blog! I think winter is the perfect time to get started on a new project, especially one as cosy and comforting as making your own quilt. There’s nothing I like more than curling up on the sofa on these frosty evenings with a giant mug…