At Fabrics Galore London we are always on the lookout for UK patchwork experts and although there seem to be hundreds of patchwork quilters blogging in America, they seem a bit harder to find in the UK.
We’re pretty sure there are elite UK patchwork quilters out there hiding their light under a bushel as we meet so many enthusiasts at the Quilting shows we attend.
So, if you are looking for a UK patchwork influencer blog to follow, we have done a bit of digging around and come up with a few we think you’ll like as much as we do.
Top UK Patchwork Influencer No 1: Charm About You
If you are looking for a good combination of the traditional and modern patchwork, mixed in with lots of inspiring craft projects - then Charm About You is the blog for you.
Lucy from Manchester has a huge number of perfect projects for using up some of your fabric stash but also if you are looking to expand your patchworking hobby into other projects beyond quilts, this has lots of ideas.
Follow Lucy @charmaboutyou
Top UK Patchwork Influencer No 2: Very Kerry Berry
Have you been quilting a while but are looking for inspiration to step up your patchworking game? Then you really need to look at Very Kerry Berry Blog. Her latest Simple Folk Quilt is incredibly beautiful and incredibly detailed. The use of bright colours makes it feel modern, but the style and pattern makes it still feel very traditional.
But Kerry doesn’t just blog about patchwork and quilting but also dressmaking so it’s a pretty handy resource to keep you full of ideas. But not just that, with all the different projects featured it’s the perfect place to look for help with any of your sewing woes.
Follow Kerry @verykerryberry
Top UK Patchwork Influencer No 3: The Crafty Nomad
Have you been thinking about starting patchwork and quilting but haven’t quite had the confidence to do so? The Crafty Nomad by Jo Weston is the place to look. It’s full of courses and blocks for you to get started and there are even online courses in case you get really stuck.
The Crafty Nomad is a real patchwork community, with quiltalongs such as the recent Glitter Ball Quilt Block. It’s a great way to learn sewing techniques but also meet like-minded people.
Follow Jo @thecraftynomadfleet
Top UK Patchwork Influencer No 4: Nicola Foreman
If you are looking for an inspiring quilt maker, look no further than Nicola Foreman. Her blog features lots of amazing makes. Her latest lampshade is a truly beautiful make and would make such a great gift.
From looking at her more recent quilt makes, we can definitely see some of our patchwork and quilting fabrics working very well. The mixture of embroidery and patchwork makes Nicola’s work really unique and fun.
Follow Nicola @nicolaforemanquilts
Top UK Patchwork Influencer No 5: Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine
If you are looking for an inspirational magazine to subscribe to, then Gathered’s Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine looks amazing and their website claims to be the UK's favourite modern quilting magazine. Lots of crafting ideas on the website and we think the magazine is packed full of advice and ideas to inspire you to take up patchwork. There are lots of easy beginner quilting patterns, so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed.
Follow them @gatheredmakers
Shop online for high quality patchwork fabric
At Fabrics Galore London we are always on the lookout for a good patchwork fabric, and we have expanded our range of high-quality quilting cottons and now stock over 700 patchwork and quilting fabrics so you can be sure to find something you like for your next patchwork project. Call us if you are looking for something specific or if local, you can visit our fabric shop in London for inspiration.