Quilts and More Spring 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: While the world outside might be wintry gray, the world within the pages of this issue of Quilts and More™ magazine is bright and filled with color! JODY: Yes, color is actually the theme of this issue! The throw With Flying Colors explodes with a rainbow of solids on page 60. We also are partnering with our sister publication American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine and our website HowToSew.com to offer four different projects with a plus-signinspired motif. We invite readers to pick any of the four projects and quilt along with us. One of the projects, Easy Addition on page 26, is fat-quarter-friendly. I’ve already dreamed up several color options and hope you will join us in the fun. LINDA: I can’t wait to see all the exciting color combinations everyone…

1 min
social life

GET “SEWCIAL”! Connect with our online community to learn, inspire, and share. 71% The percentage of our Facebook fans who have more than 10 unfinished projects. * Join our 2016 UFO Challenge for the motivation to finish more projects at AllPeopleQuilt.com/resolution. GET OUT YOUR SCRAP BAG Use your little and big scraps in beautiful tabletop quilts. See free scrappy patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/225. ORGANIZE YOUR FABRIC No matter what your definition of organization is, get tips for sorting and storing your fabric stash at AllPeopleQuilt.com/224. WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS HOW THEY SORT THEIR FABRIC SCRAPS. THEY SAID: “I separate them by color on an IKEA shelf.” —Sandi “I have one bin for scraps that can be cut into squares or rectangles and one for strips. Bigger pieces get separated by lights, mediums, and darks.” —Lynn “They’re all in a huge resealable…

2 min
stuff we love

TOTAL TRANSFORMATION Put a pretty print panel to work. With a few snips and stitches, you can convert a one-yard preprinted Blooming Tote Panel from designer Ellen Medlock into a bright, functional 14½×13×4½" bag. $11.99; ellenmedlockstudio.com A CLEAN SLATE Stash fat-quarter bundles or group fabrics by color in the Better Homes and Gardens. Wooden Decorative Crate available at Walmart. Customize a message on the chalkboard side of the 14¾×12½×11" crate to get and stay organized. $15.88; walmart.com GOOD READS ANOTHER ANGLE Use precut fabrics or strippiece units to make 12 dynamically different quilts with a kaleidoscope effect. Use the Triangler ruler and patterns from Angles With Ease 2 by Heather Peterson to cut trees, diamonds, hexies, stars, pinwheels, and more. $19.50 (book) and $14.95 (ruler); Anka’s Treasures; ankastreasures.com JUST DO IT Take a flexible approach to quilting by following…

1 min
color crush

FILL IN THE BLANKS Choose your own palette and color the black-and-white Floral Fantasy print from Color Me by Hayley Crouse for Michael Miller Fabrics with Graffiti Fabric Markers. michaelmillerfabrics.com for retailers (fabric) and $6.99 (markers); uchida.com A SOLID MATCH Looking for a specific solid fabric color? Bella Solids Moda Match Maker Book contains removable 2½×5" swatches of every Bella Solid fabric. The back of each swatch features white cardstock with stock number, color name, and space for note-taking. $89.98; fatquartershop.com THE WHOLE SPECTRUM Take a deep dive into color with the Simply Color series by Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. Each 8×8" book features color theory and instructions for quilts showcasing the highlighted hue. $16.95 each or $70 for the six-book set; luckyspool.com DABBLE IN THE ARTS Paint more than 30 pieces of line art…

1 min
one block, 3 ways

Use the same fabric for all four strips in a round. Concentric bands of color emphasize the square shape of the block. FABRICS: Strawberry Fields Revisited collection by Fig Tree & Co. for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). Choose a focus fabric first, then select prints based on the colors in the focus fabric. A random placement of the dark prints complements the swirling florals in the light focus fabric and keeps the eye moving around the block. FABRICS: Fantasia collection for Paintbrush Studio (fabri-quilt.com). A blast from the past. Romantic, muted florals in various scales were popular during the 19th century. These reproduction fabrics are the perfect choice for a traditional half light, half dark version of the Log Cabin block. FABRICS: Southern Vintage collection by Sara Morgan for Washington Street Studio (pbtex.com).…

7 min
scrap lab

THE DESIGN TEAM Sherri K. Falls and Monique Dillard, plus guest designer Kari Nichols We offered a challenge to three designers: Use the seven 18×21" pieces (fat quarters) left, from the Little House on the Prairie— Walnut Grove collection by Andover Fabrics (andoverfabrics.com) to make something. Our designer friends—Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company, Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts, and Kari Nichols of Mountainpeek Creations—showed off their personal styles and created the projects you see here. Instructions for the journal cover, pencil pouch, and pillow are on the following pages; visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/227 to get instructions for Kari’s throw. KIT: To order seven fat quarters (18×21" pieces) for $31 ppd. ($32.65 for Colorado residents), contact Holly’s Quilt Cabin at thequiltcabin.com; 720/529-9659. 1 Writing in a journal is more fun with a…