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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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Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Immediate Media Company London Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
welcome!

Another year has flown past, though I think many people will be glad to see the end of this year and, hopefully, move on to brighter and better times! But no matter what is going on around us, the one place you can depend on for getting away from it all and taking your mind off life is your sewing space – for here is where you can dive into piles of gorgeous fabrics, filled with patterns and colours that delight. After choosing and then re-choosing your selection, you get to start creating something wondrous, cutting up and sewing pieces of fabric together until you have a quilt top. We hope that this issue’s projects help take your mind off life, even if only for a few hours, and lets…

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

Deirdre Bond-Abel LAUNCESTON TILES The lovely Deirdre has come up with another gorgeous design for you to make. Head to page 22 to check it out, then start choosing fabrics! Judy Newman ANGEL COTTAGE Turn to page 36 to find Judy’s charming design inspired by a real life cottage. It’s sure to put a smile on your face while sewing it up. Anne Varley BIRTHDAY BOOK Anne has created a whimsical birthday book (page 58) for storing cards, envelopes and, importantly, remembering special people’s birthdays!…

2 min.
inspired by…

THE BOOK LOG CABIN: THE 100,000 PIECES PROJECT Amy Pabst launches her first book with 19 visually stunning quilts selected from her audacious project of 100,000 fabric pieces! Amy walks you through her techniques, shares her favourite materials and explains her creative process. Each quilt is carefully explained and illustrated, leaving no stone unturned. THE FABRIC SANCTUARY A sanctuary is a place of refuge, and in this new collection by 3 Sisters it’s filled with a mix of bold and dainty flowers, which create a feeling of harmony with shades of blush and rose, crystal and tranquil blue. Vintage chic, country sophistication and an appreciation for the simple elegance of life are just a few of the stylistic threads that are woven into the 3 Sisters designs, and this is clear in their latest offering.…

6 min.
fresh picks

BLOCK-INSPIRED Mind those needles! An essential item for quilters, textile artist, seamstresses and embroiderers alike – make sure your needle stays exactly where you need it when you’re hand-quilting! Quilters will love these patchwork-themed magnetic needle minders from Etsy shop, Crafty Snail. With a variety of blocks, from the Pinwheel Star and Jacob’s Ladder to Hexagon Windmill, these colourful pins make the perfect gift for your quilting friends or for yourself to build a collection! From £6.32 www.etsy.com/shop/ craftysnailshop FOR YOUR STASH TILDA WOODLAND Featuring hand-drawn flora and fauna as well as woodland creature designs, the latest Tilda Collection encapsulates a sense of fairy-tale magic that transcends storybooks. Inspired by the forest, Tilda’s Woodland collection proves to be the perfect fabric for your winter wonderland themed quilting. The collection comes in a choice of colourways…

4 min.
show & tell

A Morris dream I thought you might like to see my ‘lockdown quilt’. It was made using the pattern from the William Morris supplement in issue 32. My husband bought me the latest William Morris collection for Christmas last year and when I saw Sally Ablett’s design, I knew I had to make it. It’s been such a great thing to do during lockdown; the hardest pattern I’ve tackled. There is so much movement with the Jacob’s Ladder part of the design. Thank you, Sally! I’ve put this year’s Christmas order in with my husband for the new Jane Austen at Home collection and I’m looking forward to tackling Sally’s beautiful Austen Medallion quilt featured in issue 67. Jeni, West Yorkshire We are certain that Mr Morris himself would be as proud of…

6 min.
launceston tiles

You will need Fabric 1 (cream print) – 1½yds Fabric 2 (light teal print) – ¾yd Fabric 3 (ochre print) – ¼yd Fabric 4 (terracotta print) – 1yd Fabric 5 (dark grey/blue) – ½yd Fabric 6 (brown paisley print) – ¼yd Fabric 7 (brown squares print) – 1yd Fabric 8 (dark teal print) – ½yd Fabric 9 (dark blue/grey) – ½yd Fabric 10 (orange print) – ¼yd Fabric 11 (light grey/blue) – ¼yd Batting – 60in square Backing fabric – 60in square Appliqué paper Appliqué pattern (see Templates section) Glue pen/stick Finished size Quilt – 51in square Block – 12in square Notes FG = Flying Geese. RS = Right side. WS = Wrong side. Cutting out 1 From Fabric 1 (cream), cut the following pieces: Six (6) 2½in x WOF strips, subcut into fifty-two…