Making A Quilt Preview: September 24, 2022

Blue Kaffe Fassett patchwork quilt being held up next to a window

We have a real treat for patchwork fans this week: a Kaffe Fassett quilt.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Making A Quilt: How To

Patchwork and quilting fans are always delighted when renowned designer Kaffe Fassett brings out a new collection of quilts.

Our quilt is taken from his latest book, “Kaffe Fassett’s Quilts in Wales” published by Taunton Press.

All the quilts have been inspired by and photographed at Powis Castle in North Wales.

Our quilt, Blue Tiles, features fabrics from the Philip Jacobs’ fabric range, part of the Kaffe Fassett Collective. They are available from good craft shops and online. If you have difficulty finding them, can supply individual fabrics or a pack for this quilt.

The quilt is created with patches in a checkerboard pattern, alternating fussy cut fabrics with patches cut from a smaller tone-on-tone print.

There are seven fabrics used for the quilt top and another three for the binding and backing, plus wadding. In addition, you will need all the usual quilting tools and threads.

We have graded this as an intermediate design.

Many of us love a project to see us through the darker nights and this could be just the thing. A design that is beautiful to look at and practical, too.

Send in yours!

The People’s Friend team want to see your creations. Send them to for a chance to be shared on social media or in the magazine!

Cover of The People's Friend September 24 issue featuring portrait of the Queen on a faded background of Balmoral Castle

Copyright of DC Thomson.

Find the full instructions for making a quilt in our September 24, 2022 issue of “The People’s Friend”. On sale now! Available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents.

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Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!