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Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
$10.94(Incl. tax)
$100.41(Incl. tax)
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome!

January has come and gone, and with a new month comes the hope of brighter days ahead, and I am not just talking about the weather. However, this time gives quilters a great opportunity to use up some of the fabrics in their stash, and Victoria Carrington has shown that you can create a gorgeous design “from scraps under your machine”! We love her design, The Walled Garden, featured on the cover, as it has us dreaming of long, sunny days outdoors. But Victoria’s design is not the only one in this issue that is great for using up scraps. New to the TQ design team, Katie Essam has created a charming doorstop and draught excluder set that even the smallest pieces of fabric can be used in. Plus, the…

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1 min
inspired by…

THE BOOK QUILTS FOR LIFE 2 After the success of her first book, Judy Newman has designed Quilts for Life 2. Featuring 15 elegant, bright and traditional quilts of varying difficulties, there is something for everyone! Her delightful fabric play brings colourful vintage and modern prints together, along with her love of Medallions, stars, hexagons, EPP, fussy cutting and appliqué. The new book is complete with pattern instructions, details about techniques and gorgeous photos. Quilts For Life 2 by Judy Newman ($43), published by Quiltmania. To find out more and buy a copy, visit www.quiltmania.com THE FABRIC SOPHIE The new collection from Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda features a fresh palette of delicate, soft pinks and greens and rosy reds all grounded by an earthy cobblestone grey. Perfect for summer or spring projects... these fabrics would…

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4 min
fresh picks

BLOOMING FOR SPRING MAGNOLIA Michael Miller has stolen our hearts again with the airy, floral prints of the stunning Magnolia fabric collection. Showcasing muted tones of blue, green, pink and, of course, featuring magnolias, this is the perfect collection to entrust when you have a serene and calming quilt in mind. With its whimsical, misty patterns and complementary companion pieces, the collection is reminiscent of springtime meadows with golden ferns and blossoming bouquets. We can’t wait to get our hands on it! www.eqsuk.com READING NOOK LIBRARY ADDITIONS When we aren’t obsessing over our current WIP or dreaming of exciting new fabric collections, we can often be found curled up in our favourite spot with a warm cup of tea and a good book to draw inspiration from. So, we were so excited to hear about these titles…

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1 min
show & tell

Community matters This is a quilting community quilt, made by over 40 ladies/girls as we were coming out of the main lockdown. I put all the final blocks together and was amazed how well they all worked together considering we had never met, and still haven’t, and had a vast range of skills and styles! Christine, via email What a beautiful way to commemorate such a troublesome year and encapsulate the quilting community spirit. Well done to you all! A hug from home Here is my quilt that I made during lockdown – I saw Jo Morton’s Hearth and Home book in issue 57 of TQ and so wanted to make one of her vintage quilts. I had bought the fabric at our Spring show here in Harrogate, little knowing that I would have plenty…

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10 min
the walled garden

You will need Background fabrics – equivalent to 4¾yds* Light pink fabric – one (1) fat quarter Medium pink fabric – one (1) fat quarter Dark pink fabric – one (1) fat quarter Green fabrics – equivalent to ½yd Blue fabrics – equivalent to ½yd Yellow fabrics – equivalent to ½yd Binding fabric – ¾yd Inset binding fabric – ¼yd Batting – 76in square Backing fabric – 4¼yds FPP template – see Templates section Finished size 68in square Notes *Pattern is written as if using various scraps of light background fabric as well as print scraps, but can be followed the same if using one fabric for each colourway. Read pattern in full before starting. Press all fabrics well before cutting. Seam allowance is ¼in unless stated otherwise. HST = half-square triangle.…

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1 min
sublime scraps

“This quilt is definitely one of my favourites, particularly as it was made completely from scraps that were under my sewing table! I used different cream and white tone-on-tone fabrics for the background, as it gives a vintage feel and adds interest (particularly as there is a considerable amount of background on this quilt). “The construction looks quite complicated but the actual blocks themselves are quite straightforward. I’d even go as far to say they are quite quick to put together once you’ve made the half-square triangles. You could appliqué a few butterflies or bees to add additional interest or give it lots of texture with some different coloured hand quilting. The cut off corners make the quilt look a bit different so would be great for a throw or lap…

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