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  • Foundation paper by Patterntrace: A review

    Foundation paper from Patterntrace is a specialist paper made for printing FPP templates on. You just pop it into your printer and print your FPP t...
  • The Summer of sewing - British Sew a Row 2022

    Hello! Welcome along to the British Sew a Row sew along info page. In this blog post I will outline the different blocks, key dates, where to get p...
  • What is a Quilt BOM?

    There are many acronyms in the world of quilting, but I think to the outside world, a 'Quilt BOM' might be one of the weirder ones.   BOM is short ...
  • Gifts for quilters and sewers

    Today, I'm going to share my top gifts for quilters and sewers. This is great inspiration for getting the perfect gift for the fabric lover in you...
  • Gifts to sew, make and give

    I love sewing and also love an excuse to sew up another project. Sewing up gifts means you also get to give a truly unique gift, tailored for the r...
  • Wild Forgotten lookbook - the Sprout quilt

    So, a little while back I noticed I had received a message on Instagram from the unbelievably talented fabric designer, Bonnie Christine. She was ...
  • Fabric Pumpkins - fun and reusable Autumn decor

    Sewing pumpkins! A fun fabric sewing pattern which adds the perfect Autumn touch to the house!
  • All about the Wee Billow Bag

    All about the Wee Billow bag. My makes, a little review and some tips.
  • Suncatcher Stars Quilt Along - 9th August - 19th September

    All the details on the 2021 Suncatcher Stars quilt along. Quilt along for the Suncatcher Stars pattern taking place this summer. Quilt along begins on 9th August. Hosted by Lou Orth Designs
  • Charmed - a modern delicate quilt pattern design

    Charmed is a modern yet delicate quilt pattern design. The pattern utilizes HST blocks to create a charming quilt pattern with a subtle secondary design.

    Fat Quarter and Fat eighth friendly quilt pattern in 4 different sizes

  • Starry Night - A free quilt pattern.

    Starry Night is a fun new wonky stars quilt pattern. This pattern is fat quarter friendly and scrap friendly. If you are after a more bold look, th...
  • Paw Tracks quilt

    A blog post full of inspiration about Lou Orth Designs Paw Tracks quilt pattern. Find out more about the pattern and get some fabric inspiration!