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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.

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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

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1 min.

It might be chilly outside, but don’t worry! The Today’s Quilter team is here to keep you feeling cosy and inspired this month, with lots of fantastic quilts to sew, columns and features to read, and of course, a clever new tool to try. To start off, we are thrilled to introduce Janet Clare’s brand new Block of the Month, Spoondrift. This stunning coastal-inspired series will give you two beautiful blocks to sew and join together each issue using Janet’s new nautical-themed fabric line for Moda, Ebb and Flow. We can already hear the waves crashing and the salty wind whipping our hair! And, speaking of new fabric lines, have you seen the dreamy Morris & Co. Bloomsbury collection from FreeSpirit? Angela Attwood has delved into this gorgeous range to…

2 min.
inspired by… frosty hues

THE BOOK BLUE & WHITE QUILTS When in doubt, we like to keep things simple, and that goes for our colour combinations too! Blue and white is one of our all-time favourite pairings and, luckily for us, it is also the focus of a beautiful new book from Martingale called Blue & White Quilts. Bringing together thirteen stunning patterns from famed designers and collectors, it will captivate and inspire you to work with this humble two-colour palette to create harmonious quilts, just like many generations of quilters have done before us. Blue & White Quilts is published by Martingale and will be available to buy from the 2nd December 2019. For more information go to, www.shopmartin gale.com THE QUILT STARDUST Capture the beauty of a crisp, winter walk in fabric with Amanda Murphy’s perfectly pieced Stardust…

6 min.
fresh picks

GIFTED HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS The Quilters’ Guild's exclusive Red Manor House collection includes a range of gorgeous gifts, under £10, that are perfect for your quilt group's ‘Secret Santa’ celebrations or for a quilting friend. The Red Manor House Coverlet was acquired by The Quilters’ Guild Collection from a private collector in 2013. The central motif of the manor house surrounded by a series of frames depicting rural life is especially festive in seasonal red. To add to the festive theme, this special range of gifts was created to commemorate The Guild’s 40th birthday this year. By shopping at QShop, you’re not only supporting a worthy cause, but you’re also taking home an exclusive gift available for a limited time only. Coaster £3 Tote Bag £5 Tea Towel £8.50 Glasses Case and Lens Cloth…

4 min.
diary dates

Treasured Threads, Unpicking Gunnersbury’s Quilts Until 12th January 2020, London Discover quilts from Gunnersbury’s collection including one of their most remarkable items – a pieced and appliquéd top created by a local Acton family in 1825. Open Tuesday to Sunday. 10:00-16:00 / Free Gunnersbury Park Museum, Gunnersbury Park House, Popes Lane, London W5 4NH www.visitgunnersbury.org Pilgrim Quilters 23rd Exhibition 1st-2nd November, Surrey Demonstrations, Thread Bear trader stall, a raffle, crafts, a sales table and more. 10:00-16:30 / £3 St Ann’s Catholic Church Hall, 4 Brighton Road, Banstead SM7 1BS pilgrimquiltersinfo@gmail.com Stalybridge Patchwork & Quilting Group 9th Patchwork & Quilting Exhibition 2nd November, Cheshire A display of the groups’ work including traders, raffles and a tombola. 11:00-16:00 / £2 St Paul’s Church, Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge SK15 2PT Anne 01457 765 493 Hawkinge Village Hall Bi Annual Quilt and Craft Exhibition 2nd November, Kent A display…

2 min.
show & tell

Quilting for a cause This is a quilt I made for a raffle to bring awareness to Rett Syndrome. It is a rare disease that affects one in 10,000 infant girls, for which there is no known cure. My grandniece, Ella, who has recently been diagnosed with this disease, inspired me to do this. Most of the fabric I used to make the quilt is from the lovely collection, Little Sweetheart, by Edyta Sitar. Helen, via email We love your creativity and your dedication to raising awareness of Rett Syndrome with your quilt, Helen. What a beauty! Edyta Sitar’s Little Sweetheart collection gives the design a wonderful, sumptuous feel too – such gorgeous, rosy shades. Home sweet home Here is my first attempt at appliqué, I used a Mandy Shaw’s Heart of the Home pattern…

10 min.
frosty morning

You will need Light fabrics – 2yds in total Dark fabrics – 2yds in total Cornerstones/binding fabric – 1yd Inner frame fabric – 1yd* Outer frame fabric – 1¼yds* Backing fabric – 4¼yds Batting – 75in square Finished size 65in square Notes HST = half-square triangle. QST = quarter-square triangle. WOF = width of fabric. * You could use a Jelly Roll for the frames. Cutting out 1 From the cornerstones and binding fabric, cut fifty (50) 2½in squares and seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips for the binding. 2 From the inner frame fabric, cut twenty-five (25) pairs of 2½in x 9½in rectangles, fifty (50) in total. 3 From the outer frame fabric, cut twenty-five (25) pairs of 2½in x 11½in rectangles, fifty (50) in total. 4 Cut the backing fabric into two (2) equal lengths, remove…