Quilts and More Winter 2020

Quilts and More promises simple, fresh, and fun projects. Make easy quilts, bags, pillows, and pincushions using clearly written instructions.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editor

When I first started as editor of Quilts & More™ magazine, a coworker told me “Welcome to magazine publishing, where every month is Christmas except December.” We shared a good chuckle, but I didn’t think much of it until the holiday projects and photo props started appearing around the office in the middle of spring. Our staff works so far ahead that I was planning next year’s projects as soon as the holidays ended. I’m not complaining; I love the most wonderful time of the year. Who doesn’t want more peace, hope, and joy—and presents—in their daily lives? Handmade presents are my favorites. There’s something so intentional about each gift—about how the person who made it dedicated that much thought and time into crafting something special just for the recipient. Each year…

2 min
stuff we love

1. SNARKY WOMEN TEA TOWELS A set of four tea towels designed by Moda Fabrics features sassy sewing sayings and vintage-style artwork. $21.48; fatquartershop.com 2. SEWING MEASURING SPOONS Spice up your holiday baking with a set of quilting-theme measuring spoons. $18.98; fatquartershop.com “I JUST WANT TO STAY HOME AND SEW” T-SHIRT This comfy shirt is a must-have for the next snow day…or should we say “sew” day? $29; statelytype.com SEWING MACHINE PENDANT NECKLACE Make a statement with any outfit by adding a sewing machine necklace that has a 32"-long chain. $30; thequiltspotnj.com QUILTER “HELLO” BADGE Dress up clothing, totes, or bulletin boards with an enamel pin from The Tattooed Quilter that lets the world know who you are. $9.99; makerpinco.com TURNED WOOD PINCUSHION Keep pins handy in your choice of six colors of wool felt cradled in a wooden base. The…

1 min
one block three ways

TRUE BLUE In the classic fabric arrangement for the block, each of the four stars is easy to see. Fabrics are from the Pepino collection by Ana Sanfelippo for P&B Textiles (pbtex.com). Limiting the palette to two colors creates contrast between the background and stars. IN EVERY CORNER Using a darker print for the squares of the Flying Geese units draws the eye to the four corners of the block. Fabrics are from the Desertscapes collection by Artisan Batiks for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (robertkaufman.com). A secondary design of magenta squares emerges where the corners of the blocks meet. CENTER STAGE The center square of the block is a great spot for fussy cutting. It emphasizes the star formed in the center of the block, rather than the four stars in each corner. Fabrics are from the Sugarcreek…

1 min
sewing toolbox: marking tools

1. AIR-SOLUBLE PEN Best for quilting and embroidery designs. Air-soluble ink is meant to be easily seen and, later, easily removed. Warm temperatures can make the lines disappear quicker, and cold temperatures can sometimes make them reappear. 2. WATER-SOLUBLE PEN Best for quilting and embroidery designs. Similar to air-soluble ink, water-soluble ink is meant to be easily seen and removed. The need to use water to erase it can be tricky on larger projects and delicate fabrics. Ironing over marks can set them permanently into fabric. 3. PERMANENT MARKER Best for lines that will be hidden in seam allowances and for quilt labels. Ink from permanent markers will stay on fabric even after washing. 4. PLASTIC TOOL Best for straight lines and delicate fabrics. Plastic marking tools remove the risk of marks not disappearing from the fabric.…

1 min
gift guide

1. NOTEBOOK COVER WITH PEN HOLDER For work, school, or journaling, a composition notebook gets personal with novelty fabrics. Designer: Andra Walker 2. COMFY WRAP Made of double gauze, this cozy wrap has lovely drape and is warm on a cold winter’s night. Designer: Jackie Hillman 3. PINCUSHION CADDY Ideal for any sewers in your life, this cute tray has a removable pincushion. Designer: Melissa Mortenson (polkadotchair.com) 4. ORNAMENT AND GIFT CARD HOLDER After the gift card has been used, this snowman ornament decorates trees for years to come. Designer: Kathleen Berlew (flossandfleece.blogspot.com) Instructions for projects are on Pattern Sheet 1. For more ways to customize these gifts, such as using plush fabric for the wrap or constructing a removable pen holder, go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/788.…

12 min
festive foundations

QUILT Finished size: 25½" square Finished blocks: Sleigh–10×7" Friendship Star–3¾" square Tree–6½×9½" Cottage–12" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❏ 1 yard aqua polka dot (block backgrounds)❏ ¼ yard red tone-on-tone (sleigh block, cottage block)❏ 10" square total assorted white novelty prints (sleigh block, cottage block) (Designer Charise Randell fussy-cut motifs for the present, door window, and upstairs window.)❏ ⅜ yard red gingham (sleigh block, cottage block, binding)❏ 10" square mint green bow print (sleigh block, cottage block)❏ 10" square pink print (sleigh block)❏ 10" square gray tone-on-tone (sleigh block, cottage block)❏ 10" square white polka dot (Friendship Star blocks)❏ 10" square gray floral (tree blocks)❏ 10" square mint green floral (tree blocks)❏ 9×21" piece (fat eighth) white floral (tree blocks, cottage block)❏ ⅜ yard white tone-on-tone (cottage block, sashing)❏…