Quilts and More Spring 2018

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

1 min
from the editors

It’s officially a new year, and for many people that means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. Personally, I love making resolutions, even if I know I will forget all about them by March. As you’re making your resolutions, remember to add some quilting ones. Want to learn a new-to-you technique? Try Playtime on page 64; it is a great introduction to improvisational piecing. You also can use the new year as the impetus for brushing up on your sewing skills. Our redesigned Back to Basics section, page 96, provides more skill-building content and tips than ever before. If you are resolved to get more involved in the quilting community in 2018, join the Star Search Quilt- Along, page 50, and the AllPeopleQuilt.com 2018 UFO Challenge (AllPeopleQuilt.com/resolution). I happen to have so…

2 min
stuff we love

THE SMART CLIP-ON LAMP Clip the adjustable, lightweight LED lamp from Daylight Company onto a work surface, book, or needlework frame for late-night or on-the-go sewing projects. $30; daylightcompany.com LIL HOLSTER Keep small sewing items close at hand with the “Any” holder from Holster Brands. The silicone material attaches to smooth surfaces and can hold hot irons and sharp tools without damaging your table. Choose from nine colors. $12.99; holsterbrands.com THE SEW STACK MACHINE FEET BOX Store your machine feet in a stackable container from Noble Notions. Slots for labeling make sorting and locating sewing feet by different machines easy, while precut foam inserts hold them firmly in place. $29.95; noblenotions.com SEWING TOTE BAG Display your passion for sewing with a cute canvas bag from Joyful Moose. Measuring 14½×15", it’s the perfect size to carry sewing essentials…

1 min
1 block 3 ways

SOFT AND SUBTLE Ribbons of four different fabrics float against a neutral background. Fabrics are from the Natural Beauty collection by Ro Gregg for Paintbrush Studio (fabri-quilt.com). STARRY CENTER The star shape shines in a version using only three prints from the Tiny Treasures Hipster on the Go collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott (northcott.com). BRIGHT AND SCRAPPY Make a multicolor block by pairing different bright prints with a single black dot print. Fabrics are from the Kimberbell Basics collection by Kimberbell Designs for Maywood Studio (maywoodstudio.com). Go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/525 for instructions to make an 8"-square-finished Ribbon Star block.…

2 min
jera brandvig

check it out! quiltingintherain.com @quiltingintherain search: Quilting in the Rain WHAT/WHO INSPIRED YOU TO START QUILTING? I’m the first quilter in my family, so, honestly, a fabric shop did! I walked into a local fabric shop and left all starry-eyed. I kept returning to buy fabric even though I didn’t own a sewing machine. My husband thought I was nuts. That Christmas he bought me a sewing machine, and the rest is history! WHEN I FIRST STARTED QUILTING I WISH I KNEW... That it’s okay to break the rules sometimes because that’s how we let our inner creativity shine! In my first book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern, there’s a quote that says, “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist!” This mind-set allowed me to write my two books. HOW…

4 min
stitch & switch pillow: spring

CORIANDERQUILTS.COM PILLOW Finished size: 24½" square Finished block: 18" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❑ ½ yard cream text print (block) ❑ ½ yard green print (block, binding) ❑ ¼ yard pink print (block) ❑ ⅛ yard pink dot (border) ❑ ¼ yard pink floral (border) ❑ ¾ yard backing fabric ❑ 27" square muslin (lining) ❑ 27" square batting ❑ 24"-square pillow form FABRICS are from the Farmer's Daughter collection by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. If you prefer to make triangle-squares larger than needed and then trim them to size, cut 4" squares instead of the 3⅞" squares specified in cutting instructions. From cream text print, cut: ▪ 1—6½" square ▪ 4—3⅞" squares ▪ 8—3½" squares From green print, cut: ▪ 3—2½×42" binding strips ▪ 4—3⅞" squares ▪ 12—3½" squares From pink print, cut: ▪ 4—6½" squares ▪ 4—3½"…

1 min
project option

Traditional barn quilts are made in solid colors. When Corey Yoder designed a variation of her pattern using solids instead of prints, quilt tester Jan Ragaller was eager to make the pillow in the more traditional color palette. The fact that the pattern looks just as stylish in solids as it does in prints is a testament to the timeless appeal of barn quilt star blocks. Fabrics are from the Painter's Palette Solids collection by Paintbrush Studio (fabri-quilt.com). FREE PATTERN! AllPeopleQuilt.com/526…