Quilt shows are so inspiring. You can chat to fellow fabric fanatics and top up your stash (ahem!) but the incredible art on display is often what really stands out. The sheer time and effort that goes into each piece is breath-taking, but can also be a little intimidating if you're new to the craft. If you've been looking at pics from Festival of Quilts on Instagram and thinking, "I could never do that", just remember every quilter there probably started out with plain ol' squares. With that in mind we've got lots of fab projects in this issue to help you hone your skills, whether that's perfecting HSTs, curves or paper piecing. So dive in and try something new. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve!