Quilts and More Summer 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

2 min
from the editors

During the summer, as the bright sunshine beckons you outside, it can be difficult to devote any time to sewing. This season encourages on-the-go projects, the kind that can travel along wherever the warm weather welcomes you. The definition of on-the-go projects can change for quilters at different points in their lives. For example, last summer I moved from California to Iowa with my sewing machine and a shoebox of my favorite fabrics, thread, and notions wedged behind the driver’s seat of my car. (My dog even slept on top of them for most of the trip.) I knew the movers would not arrive with my belongings for several weeks, so I brought everything I would need to be able to sew. It wasn’t until I unboxed my sewing machine that…

1 min
keep in touch!

Start your summer sewing with the colorful quilts in the June 2018 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine (on sale now). Or plan your vacation using our guide to select shops, Quilt Sampler® Spring/Summer 2018 (on sale May 15). Buy the magazines at local quilt shops, on newsstands, or as digital issues (AllPeopleQuilt.com/shopping). FIND US ONLINE: AllPeopleQuilt.com facebook.com/allpeoplequilt instagram.com/allpeoplequilt pinterest.com/allpeoplequilt twitter.com/allpeoplequilt RETAILERS: To order Quilts and More, American Patchwork & Quilting, Quilt Sampler, and other quilting magazines, e-mail apq2@meredith.com or call 866/378-1064. LETTERS & COMMENTS: apq@meredith.com NOTE TO READERS: It is permissible to make and publicly display a single finished product of any project in this issue, including for purposes of competitive prizes up to $1,000, as long as visible credit is given to the designer and Quilts and More magazine. our promise Prior to publication we cut, sew, and…

2 min
stuff we love

1. LUNCH-HOUR EMBROIDERY Learn 10 basic stitches, then mix and match more than 75 designs and the entire alphabet to create one-of-a-kind embroidery. $21.99; shopmartingale.com 2. DMC FLOSS Build your embroidery floss stash with a skein each of 35 new shades of floss, which are colorfast and fade resistent. $0.73 each; dmc.com 3. UNICORN THREAD GLOSS Condition your thread with a trendy unicorn wax to help your thread glide easily through fabric for embroidery, binding, and handwork projects. $6; etsy.com/shop/robotmomsews CONSTELLATIONS Authors Amber Platzer Corcoran and Jaime Jennings share pieced block patterns for the 12 signs of the zodiac in their 80-page book. Use them in eight personalized patterns or translate them into embroidery designs. $18.95; luckyspool.com FELT PENNANTS These felt pennants from designer Christopher Thompson measure 4×10". Featuring fun phrases, they make bright sewing room decorations or gifts…

1 min
1 block 3 ways

SHADES OF GRAY The black and dark gray prints emphasize the center Square-in-a-Square unit and the large on-point square that surrounds it. Fabrics are from the Artisan Spirit Ambience collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott (northcott.com). A secondary, three-dimensional pattern emerges where the arrows in the blocks’ corners meet. FOR THE BIRDS Fussy-cut motifs for the center square and side units to make a personalized block. Fabrics are from the Bird Watchers collection by Norman Wyatt for P&B Textiles (pbtex.com). The center X creates a lattice effect when multiple blocks are sewn together. PATRIOTIC ARROWS Scrappy red arrows pointing outward draw the eye away from the center square. Fabrics are from the Collection for a Cause: Compassion collection by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). The red arrows recede into the background, highlighting the blue and cream plus…

3 min
getting to know…

Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter check it out! diaryofaquilter.com @diaryofaquilter search: Diary of a Quilter WHAT/WHO INSPIRED YOU TO START QUILTING? My mom. She learned to sew from her mom and made a lot of her own clothes growing up. Later, she took up quilting and taught me hand piecing. When I was a recent college grad, she let me use her sewing machine and fabric stash. Eventually she gave me the machine, when I had my first baby. WHEN I FIRST STARTED SEWING/QUILTING I WISH I KNEW… that perfection is overrated. Creating something for creating’s sake is so therapeutic and inspiring. My best work comes from this mind-set. HOW DID YOU GET STARTED BLOGGING? My husband talked me into starting a family blog in 2006 so we could share pictures of our kids with out-of-state family. Soon…

6 min
stitch & switch pillow: summer

CORIANDERQUILTS.COM PILLOW Finished size: 24½" square Finished block: 18" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❑ 1 yard cream polka dot (block, border) ❑ ¼ yard red floral (block) ❑ ⅜ yard red gingham (block, binding) ❑ ¼ yard blue small floral (block) ❑ ⅜ yard blue large floral (border) ❑ ¾ yard backing fabric ❑ 27" square muslin (lining) ❑ 27" square batting ❑ 24"-square pillow form FABRICS are from the Victoria collection by 3 Sisters 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 3¼" squares instead of the 3⅛" squares specified in cutting instructions. From cream polka dot, cut: ▪ 4—1¼ ×18½" rectangles ▪ 1—5¾" square, cutting it diagonally twice in an X for 4 medium triangles total ▪ 1—5" square ▪ 8—2¾…