Today's Quilter 77

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

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Just like that, it’s July! Six months of the year have gone past in a blink of an eye, and I can’t quite believe it. July to me means sunny days spent outdoors with family and friends (fingers crossed we don’t go back into lockdown). There’s also the growing excitement of The Festival of Quilts being just around the corner. As it stands, the show is going on, and I am starting to get excited about seeing all the wonderful contributors from the mag. It’s so lovely to meet some of them in person for the first time. We joke as we have sent so many emails to each other that it feels like we are old friends, even if we’ve never set eyes on each other! I know it’s…

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Carolyn Forster PRISMATIC BEAUTY Sew Carolyn’s kaleidoscopic design (page 57) – originating from the 1930s – that’s perfect for showing off a favourite fabric collection! Irene Blanck SUMMER ZEST Hone your stitching skills in a magnificent appliqué design (page 22) that encapsulates the many delights of summer in its palette and pattern. Lynne Goldsworthy DYNAMIC DUO Lynne is back with not one but two beautiful quilts this issue. Find Royal Blue on page 38 and turn to page 44 for her Secret Garden quilt!…

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THE BOOK HANDHELD PATCHWORK TREASURES Japanese master quilt artist, Yoko Saito, presents 26 small and pretty projects to make in her new book. With step-by-step photos and detailed instructions, patterns include clever pouches, house-shaped boxes, a dragonfly mini quilt, a sewing kit, a mobile phone case and much more! Handheld Patchwork Treasures by Yoko Saito ($32.95) is available from Martingale THE QUILT FLAGSTAFF REPRISED Master appliqué with help from Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts. The design has the basic shapes of most appliqué projects – leaves to practice your points, circles to master curves and flowers that have inward and outward curves, as well as sweeping, symmetrical vines. Once this design is completed, you can progress to pretty much any appliqué design! Originally made using wool appliqué, Deirdre liked the design so much she…

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fresh picks all the latest quilting news

Tea with Bea Don your favourite summer dress and pack a basket of treats because you’re invited to Tea with Bea! From designer Katherine Lenius for Riley Blake Designs comes this stunning collection, capturing all the delights that summer has to offer. Fall in love with delicate and beautifully-decorated china teacups of all shapes and sizes, little bumble bees, wild sprigs and floral buds, as well as a breath-taking main print depicting a prairie meadow of perennial favourites. On the inspiration behind the collection, Katherine explains, “My china hutch holds a small assortment of teacups of varying sizes and colours, some with intricate floral designs and some with simple patterns. Each teacup is a little memorial to a special person. I inherited these teacups from my two grandmothers and my husband’s…

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Terracotta dream I was inspired by the slow, meditative stitching of Deirdre Bond-Abel’s lovely appliqué and piecing project from issue 70, Launceston Tiles, so made it for my brother-in-law. I put my own twist on the design by changing the large edging triangles on the original design to crosses! Elizabeth, Droitwich Spa It’s clear to see in your beautiful quilt what a fantastic stitcher you are, Elizabeth. Your vivid colourway really gives this design a fresh, summery look! TRICKS OF THE TRADE I have recently been wondering how I can work on my patchwork and quilting skills – I love Today’s Quilter and knew something would come along to challenge me! So, when I saw Deirdre Bond-Abel’s Glenora Road quilt in issue 51, I knew I had found it! It took me a long time…

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orange sherbert

You will need • Fabric A (neutral) – 1¼yds• Fabric B (neutral) – ½yd• Fabric C (grey stripe) – 1yd• Fabric D (orange) – ⅓yd• Fabric E (blue stripe) – 1½yds• Fabric F (bias binding) – 1yd• Assorted bright print scraps – approx. 1¼yds in total• Assorted green fabrics – approx. 1yd in total• Assorted orange scraps – approx. ½yd in total• Fabric glue pen• Templates (see templates section) Finished size Approx. 61in square Fabric used Grunge Hits the Spot #30149 by Basic Grey for Moda (Fabric A) Medium dots light grey #13008 by Tilda (Fabric B) Classic Basics Pen Stripe Grey #130033 by Tilda (Fabric C) Lucky by Lotta Jansdotter #40680 for Windham Fabrics (Fabric D) Blue stripe by Day in the Country (Fabric E) Bubble Pop by American…