Quilts and More Fall 2016

Quilts and More promises simple, fresh, and fun projects. Make easy quilts, bags, pillows, and pincushions using clearly written instructions.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editors

LINDA: I love taking a detour from a direct route and exploring during this time of year. You never know when you’re going to find something wonderful or exciting when you venture off the beaten path. JODY: I couldn’t agree more! Speaking of taking a new route, we’ve got some great projects that let you do just that in this issue of Quilts and More™ magazine! Try using templates to stitch up the low-volume Pilot’s License quilt on page 72. Or make Corn Maze, a soft and comfy flannel throw on page 32. The innovative take on a Rail Fence design will inspire so many adaptations, as will the color option on page 37. LINDA: I love the tips that designer Theresa Porter provides in her Memory Maker T-shirt quilt on page…

1 min
social life

GET “SEWCIAL” Connect with our online community to learn, inspire, and share. WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS: WHICH QUILTING TECHNIQUE IS YOUR FAVORITE? “When sewing quilt tops that have bulky seams intersecting, like when creating pinwheel blocks, press those seams open. This will help the quilt lay flatter and make it easier for the machine to glide over the quilt when it’s being quilted.” —Natalia Bonner of Piece N Quilt “I resisted for a long time, but I really am finding that starching and ironing fabrics does make for more accurate piecing, especially with mini quilts and small piecing.” —Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life See more Aha Sewing Moments from our designer friends at AllPeopleQuilt.com/309. FALL QUILTS Feature rich colors and autumn motifs in quilts that are perfect for the season. Get 40+ free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/310. SPOOKY…

2 min
stuff we love/good reads

Paper Piecing 1 Utilize written instructions and step-by-step illustrations in Paper Pieced Modern by Amy Garro to make 13 stunning quilts. $26.95; Stash Books;ctpub.com2 Pair fussy cutting and foundation piecing to showcase fabric designs, selvages, stripes, and more in Intentional Piecing. $28.95; Lucky Spool Media;luckyspool.com3 Follow author Elizabeth Dackson’s lead and build skills (and confidence) to stitch 18 paper-pieced projects from four chapters—practice, rookie, adventurous, and daring—in The Quilter’s Paper-Piecing Workbook. $25.99; F+W;interweavestore.com Hand Stitching 4 Merge hand embroidery and mixed media materials including stamps, paint, and paper to create the fun and funky projects in Knot Thread Stitch. $22.99; Quarry Books;quarrybooks.com5 Embroider 300 floral, leaf, and border motifs using designs from Stitched Blooms. $16.95; Lark Crafts;larkcrafts.com6 Use Anna Maria’s Needleworks Notebook to combine crossstitch, needlepoint, embroidery, and crewel techniques to expand your…

1 min

NOW Trending! WANT MORE? Visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/320 to download free kid-theme patterns using Crossroads Denim. TO DYE FOR Dabble in color with the Crossroads Denim collection by Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction, available by the yard (54" wide) or in seasonal-palette bundles of five ½-yard cuts. Learn 10 fabric manipulation techniques to try in 10 projects from Indygo Junction’s Dimensional Denim book. $19.99 (book); Visit indygojunction.com for fabric retailers. SO MANY SELECTIONS Opt for black, bleached, denim, and indigo hues featuring designs woven in chambray and denim fabrics from the House of Denim collection by Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Visit robertkaufman.com for retailers. CUTTING EDGE Utilize the outer edge of the Charming Circles ruler from June Tailor to mark or rotarycut denim (or other fabric) circles. Also use the slots inside the ruler to frame, mark, and fussy-cut 5" fabric…

1 min
one block, 3 ways

DOUBLE NINE-PATCH: The perfect pattern for the beginning quiltmaker. We show you how to make this classic design with three different looks. The featured block finishes at 9" square. Go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/312 for instructions to make this block. For added impact, isolate a motif and fussy-cut the large (3 ½") squares. For more tips on fussy-cutting, see AllPeopleQuilt.com/313. The black squares create an X and link the smaller units together. FABRICS: Optical Illusions collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott (northcott.net). Produce spectacular results with just two fabrics? Yes, you can! A multicolor leaf print with gold metallic accents and a tan tone-on-tone are combined for an autumn-inspired interpretation. FABRICS: Into the Woods collection by Paintbrush Studio (fabri-quilt.com). Five different gold prints are used in the small (1 ½") squares of this controlled scrappy version of…

6 min
scrap lab

We offered a challenge to three designers: Use 12 fat quarters and ½ yard of solid light gray from the Bella Solids collection, left, by Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com) to create something. Our designer friends—Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company, Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts, and Megan Pitz of Canoe Ridge Creations—showed off their personal styles and created the projects you see here. Instructions for Sherri’s throw and Monique’s wall quilt are on the following pages; visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/314 to get instructions for Megan’s wall quilt. MEET THE DESIGN TEAM: Sherri K. Falls This & That Pattern Company thisandthatpattern.com Monique Dillard Open Gate Quilts opengatequilts.com Megan Pitz Canoe Ridge Creations canoeridgecreations.com KIT: To order 12 fat quarters and 1∕ 2 yard solid light gray for $40.50 plus shipping (Iowa residents $43.34 plus shipping) contact Hen and…