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Love Patchwork & Quilting 94

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Love Patchwork & Quilting is the brand new magazine from the makers of Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet. Every issue features fresh, modern, step-by-step projects for quilts, cushions, home style and gifts, with something for every skill level. In addition there are fascinating features and interviews, the latest fabric and trends, plus news, reviews and ideas to inform and inspire you. Essential reading for every modern quilter! ****Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
keeping it simple

We’re aiming at filling your winter weekends this issue, with five projects you can complete in two days or so – and a few more you could manage in a long weekend. It’s likely to be dark, chilly, and wet, so there’s nothing better to combat winter than a few hours sewing with a hot drink (and in my case, ‘helpful’ kittens. I’ll be learning to love furry fabric). We’re looking forward to the new spring fabric collections (turn to page 9 for some favourites): my only problem is going to be where to stop! I’m happy to go for all sorts of colours in my stash, especially when prints are involved. This year is the first time that the Pantone Color of the Year will in fact be two colours…

2 min.
kaleidoscope

CUTTING OUT 1 For each block you will need to cut four pieces for each template. Make sure the Template 2 and 3 pieces are cut from contrasting fabrics. Template 1 can be cut from fabric that either matches or contrasts with the Template 2 piece, depending on the look that you want to achieve (Fig 1). 2 Cut Template 1 pieces from a 2›in strip of fabric. Align the straight edges of the template with the edges of the strip and then cut along the curved edge and trim the points. To cut the next piece, turn the template 180-degrees, then cut along the straight side and curved edge (Fig 2). 3 Cut Template 2 pieces from 3½in squares. Align the two straight corners of the template with the edges of the…

6 min.
out there

Come full circle If you, like many other quilters, struggle to make the perfect circle, then set your sights on Applipops. Create flawless turned edge fabric circles in 90 seconds (is that a challenge?!) to use in fun appliqué projects or at the centre of a Dresden Plate. There’s no gluing, no basting, no tracing, no templates, no measuring and, best of all, no getting it wrong – just a set of nesting metal circles to slot together with your fabric in between to fold the curved edges over with ease. Find the Applipops, more info and a handy video at applipops.com MADE BY ME Do you label your quilts? Whether you’re a careful embroiderer or consider yourself done after the last binding stitch, we’re pretty sure FIGO Fabrics’ new label panel will…

3 min.
seeing stars

YOU WILL NEED • Medium blue fabric: 7/ 8 yd• Hot pink fabric: 7/ 8 yd• Yellow fabric: 7/ 8 yd• Jade green fabric: 7/ 8 yd• Mint green fabric: 1≥/ 8 yds• Dark blue fabric: 1≥/ 8 yds• Binding fabric: 5/ 8 yd• Batting: 80in square• Backing fabric: 4½yds• One (1) copy of the Triangle template FINISHED SIZE • 70in x 72in NOTES Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Press seams open throughout, unless otherwise instructed. WOF = width of fabric. RST = right sides together. Template includes seam allowance. USE YOUR FAVOURITE PRINT FOR THE BACKING – THIS TULA PINK FABRIC IS THE PERFECT MATCH! FABRICS USED Solid fabrics are by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit Fabrics, in Cerulean, Tula, Pear, Aegean, Glacier and Cornflower. Binding fabric is Tent Stripe, also by Tula Pink…

9 min.
diamond days

YOU WILL NEED To make the quilt: • Fabric A (Emerald) ½yd• Fabric B (Cypress) ½yd• Fabric C (Surf) ½yd• Fabric D (Magenta) ½yd• Fabric E (Dark Violet) ½yd• Fabric F (Cerise) ½yd• Fabric G (Black) 2aeyds• Fabric H (background) 3yds• Backing fabric: 4¼yds• Batting: 74in square• Binding fabric: ½yd• Twenty five (25) copies each of Templates A, B, C and D FINISHED SIZE • 66in square NOTES Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Press seams open throughout, unless otherwise instructed. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. FPP = Foundation Paper Piecing. For FPP, set your stitch length to 1.5. Press fabrics well before cutting. Label cut pieces for easy assembly. FPP templates include seam allowances around the outer edge only. Fabrics supplied by Robert Kaufman (robertkaufman.com) Quilted by Valerie…

4 min.
new year, new plans

Ah, the new year. If ever there was a year that we all need a fresh start, I think 2021 is it. I’m not typically one for making New Year’s resolutions, but I do tend to use the milestone to evaluate what I want out of the coming year. Some people choose a word each year as a symbol or motto of how they’d like to live, and I find that more appealing than making a drastic, often unrealistic goal right before the three most depressing months of the year (in my hemisphere, at least). If 2020 has taught me anything, it’s to appreciate and nurture the most basic aspects of life. 2020 forced my family and I to simplify our way of living. We made the decision to stay home…