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Quilts & Gifts to Give

Quilts & Gifts to Give

Quilts and Gifts to Give

The makers of gifts are always on the lookout for projects that look great and don’t take forever to finish. With that in mind, we collected gift ideas for birthdays, graduations, weddings, babies, and special holidays in Quilts & Gifts to Give.

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United States
Idioma:
English
Editor:
Meredith Corporation
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1 min.
get gifting!

Ahandmade gift is an expression of love and thoughtfulness. And makers of gifts are always on the lookout for projects that look great and don’t take forever to finish. So for this issue of Quilts & Gifts to Give™, we collected gifts for birthdays, graduations, weddings, babies, and special holidays that fit that criteria. Many of the projects in this issue are small enough to be portable, which means you can work on them year-round, wherever and whenever you please. If you wish to customize a project to suit the recipient’s style, be sure to use the tips we’ve sprinkled throughout the magazine. You’ll gain knowledge that will help you put your personal touch on projects, finish faster, and get better results. Pull out your list of the special occasions ahead and…

1 min.
to better serve you

More for you: Purchase the Fall 2017 issue of Quilts and More™ magazine to get instructions for 23 seasonal quilts, wool projects, and autumn decor. Put your scraps to use in projects that range from table topper to bed size and from vintage to modern in the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting®. Buy these magazines at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or at AllPeopleQuilt.com/shop. Letters & comments: apq@meredith.com Find us online: Website: AllPeopleQuilt.com Instagram: instagram.com/allpeoplequilt Facebook: facebook.com/apqmagazine Pinterest: pinterest.com/apqmagazine Twitter: twitter.com/allpeoplequilt Retailers: To order American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler®, Quilts and More, and other quilting magazines, e-mail apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. Note to readers: It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive winnings up to $1,000, so long as visible credit is given to…

3 min.
to the letter

for teen’s room (shown at right) materials ▪ Purchased 13"-square frame (or one large enough for desired number of letters) with mat and cardboard insert ▪ Purchased chipboard letters: Our “e” is 4×4"; “t” is 3×6" (available at scrapbook supply stores) ▪ 10" square black-and-white cat print (mat) ▪ 10" square black-and-white batik (background insert) ▪ 10" square pink floral (letters) ▪ Assorted rickrack, ribbon, and rhinestones ▪ Spray adhesive ▪ Glue stick (clear drying) ▪ Crafts knife and rotary-cutting mat Finished framed art: 13" square Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics. assemble framed initials 1. Lay black-and-white cat print 10” square right side down on rotary-cutting mat. Using spray adhesive, spray front of frame mat and place sticky side down onto wrong side of fabric square. (Cover work surface with newspaper to protect from overspray.) Using a crafts knife, trim outer edges of…

4 min.
get organized!

materials for journal slipcover ▪ Purchased 7 1/2×9 3/4" composition journal, ruled or graph paper (available at office supply stores) ▪ 4 or 5—18×22" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints (journal exterior, inside flaps) ▪ 14×19" piece muslin (backing) ▪ 14×19" batting ▪ 1 yard 1"-wide grosgrain ribbon: pink ▪ 18×22" piece (fat quarter) coordinating print (journal lining) ▪1 1/2"-diameter decorative button (optional) Finished journal slipcover: 7 1/2×10" (closed); 15×10" (open) Quantities are for 100% cotton fabrics. cut fabrics From assorted prints, cut: ▪ Enough 18"-long strips in widths varying from 2" to 5" to total 15" wide ▪ c2—4 1/2×10 1/2" strips for inside flaps From coordinating print, cut: ▪ 1—10 1/2×15 1/2" lining rectangle quilt cover 1. Sew together assorted print 18"-long strips; trim to make a 12×18" pieced rectangle. 2. Layer muslin rectangle, batting, and pieced rectangle right side up (Diagram 1). Baste or pin layers. 3. Quilt…

5 min.
noteworthy

geometric note cards materials for two cards ▪ 2—5×7" black greeting cards with envelopes ▪ Scraps of solid green and solid purple (appliqués) ▪ Heavyweight fusible web ▪ Decorative machine-embroidery thread ▪ Pressing cloth ▪ Gel pen: silver or gold Finished size: 5×7" appliqué cards 1. Lay fusible web, paper side up, over wrong side of solid green scrap. 2. Following manufacturer’s instructions, press fusible web onto solid green scrap; let cool. 3. Cut three 1 1/8" squares from fused solid green scrap. 4. Referring to photo, above left, center squares on card. Cover card with pressing cloth (to protect fabric and card from heat); fuse in place. 5. Stitch across centers of squares with decorative thread, leaving tails to dangle, to make one note card. 6. Referring to photo, above right, and using solid purple scrap, repeat steps 1 through 5 to make a…

4 min.
on a roll

materials ▪ Assorted colors wool roving (1 ounce makes about 30 beads) ▪ Liquid hand or dish soap ▪ 12"- to 18"-long clear elastic .7-mm bead-and-jewelry cord (stringing beads) ▪ Purchased metal beads (spacers between wool beads) ▪ Long doll maker’s needle or long sharp needle with large eye ▪ Finished beads: 3/4" diameter what is wool roving? Wool roving is a slightly twisted roll or strand of cleaned, carded, and combed wool fiber. It may be dyed in a variety of colors. Small bags of wool roving are available in most crafts supply stores. Larger amounts can be found at yarn and weaving stores. Start with wool roving, add a little water, soap, and pressure from your hands, and you’ve got the makings for felted balls and beads. how felting works If you’ve ever machine-washed a dry-clean-only wool sweater and…