Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter 76

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.

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5 min.
bring me sunshine

You will need One (1) Layer Cake plus three (3) fat quarters OR forty-eight (48) 10in squares Sashing fabric – 1yd Background fabric – 2yds Batting – 66in x 66in Backing – 3¾yds Binding – ½yd Finished size 58in square Cutting out 1 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the petals and cut the following from each: Eight (8) 2½in squares. One (1) 4in square. Four (4) 2in squares. 2 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the baskets and cut the following from each: One (1) 5in square. One (1) 3½in x 5in rectangle. One (1) 3½in x 2in rectangle. 3 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the stems and sepals and cut the following from each: Two (2) 3½in squares. One (1) 4in square. * Cut additional sets from the print fat quarters as required. 4…

5 min.
strawberry tea

You will need Cream floral fabric – 13½in x 9½in Coral fabric – 12in x 4in Dark purple fabric – 7½in x 7½in Mid purple fabric – 6½in x 6½in Light purple fabric – 5in x 5in Indigo fabric – 2½in x 2½in Red fabric – 4½in x 2½in Green fabric – 4½in x 3½in White fabric – 7½in x 6½in Yellow fabric – 3in x 3in Background fabric (faded blue) – 17in x 17in Backing fabric (turquoise) – 23in x 16½in 18in cushion pad Erasable fabric marking pen/pencil Purple and green embroidery thread Basting thread Embroidery transfer paper Templates (see templates section) Finished size 16in x 16in Notes Templates do not include seam allowances. Add a scant ¼in seam allowance around each shape for needle-turn appliqué (unless otherwise noted). Refer to…

2 min.
rose rhodes' hexagon coverlet

This neat hexagons mosaic patchwork coverlet features a wonderful array of everyday printed cotton dress fabrics, randomly arranged in-between a very striking and unusual red and white hexagons design of four red six-pointed stars and a six-lined star (alternating white rosettes and red rosettes) in the centre. The Coverlet is also two sided, featuring a strippy design on the reverse. This has been done in an unusual way, as the strips have not been seamed together, but sewn in a ‘stitch and flip’ method to the hexagon patchwork front by sewing machine, so that lines of machine sewing can be seen on the front. It was made by Rose Rhodes (née Kaye), most probably in her 20s or early 30s, before her marriage to Ellis Rhodes in 1904. Rose was one…

1 min.
technical tip

When cutting shapes A and B, position the straight edges of the templates on the straight grain of the fabric as much as possible. This will avoid having stretchy bias edges around the outside of the block, which can lead to distortion. Use a pin through the seams at the intersections to help you get matched-up points. If you are still struggling with them, try starting to stitch the seam just before the first point at the intersection of the centre square. Finish the seam in that direction before flipping over and returning to the starting point and finishing the rest of the seam.…

1 min.
pre-cuts and scraps

“It’s always fun to create a new quilt design using popular quilting motifs. The Dresden Plates block always looks good and is a great way to pull together lots of scrappy fabrics! I have combined whole, half and quarter Dresden blocks with joining strips of HSTs in chevron sections to add an extra element to the quilt design. Turning a design on-point then creates new interest to the whole quilt top, so you end up falling in love all over again! “I used Prim by Lori Holt, which comes in a lovely rainbow of feed-sack style, small-scale prints that are perfect for this sort of scrappy design. This quilt could just as well be made from all your scraps.”…

1 min.
in this issue, we’re delighted to feature…

Jo Avery BOLD AND BRIGHT Sew a stunning fusion of colour and pattern with Jo’s joyful curved design (page 48) that’s sure to brighten up any room in your home. Debbie von Grabler-Crozier PRETTY & PRACTICAL Find Debbie’s bag project on page 71, featuring a colourful seaside scene, that’s perfect for days out at the beach! Yasmeen K Branton SEASONAL SERIES Yasmeen is back with another appliquéd beauty to hone your skills with. Find the next instalment in her seasonal cushion series on page 64.…