Quilts and More Winter 2015

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

LINDA: ’Tis the season for giving and receiving handmade gifts. Not that you can’t give them year-round, but it seems like those of us who sew and quilt make an extra effort this time of year. JODY: Isn’t that the truth? I’m so excited about the gift ideas and projects we’ve included in this issue—I’d love to make everything for someone on my list. My first project will be the Bitty Bots felt robot keychains on page 58. The details are so much fun, such as the snaps used as robot parts! LINDA: I’m such a fan of snowmen, it’s difficult for me to choose which I’ll make first—the embroidered Indigo Girls tea towels on page 72 or Mr. Snowjangles on page 54. I know I need new stockings this year, so…

1 min
social life

Pinterest Fave! WINTRY MIX The weather outside may be frightful, but these quilts are oh, so delightful! See patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/200. MAKE GIFTS EXTRA SPECIAL WITH A QUILT LABEL. HERE ARE IDEAS FOR WHAT TO INCLUDE: • Who made the quilt. • Date and place where it was completed. • To whom the quilt was given. • The occasion for the gift. • The quilt pattern name. • Care instructions. * Get more tips for writing and printing on fabric at AllPeopleQuilt.com/202. 75% The percentage of our Facebook fans who love making mini quilts. Get free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/201. Turn to pages 15 and 36 to see mini quilts in this issue! FESTIVE TABLE DECOR Set a merry holiday table with cute (and simple) table toppers and runners. Get free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/203. connect with us facebook.com/quiltsandmore instagram.com/allpeoplequilt pinterest.com/apqmagazine AllPeopleQuilt.com/podcast twitter.com/quiltsandmore…

1 min
stuff we love

PIN PAL Keep pins and hand-sewing needles within arm’s reach with a wrist pincushion. The sewing-theme canvas pincushion is mounted on an elastic band. $3.99 each; sewingandcraftclub.com SAVE THE DATE Bask in a year of hand-painted geometric shapes adorning the desk-size 2016 calendar Pieces & Patterns by 1canoe2. Each month features a quilt-theme design (including Flying Geese, triangle-squares, and stars) and a monthly grid with space to write appointments and notes. $12.99; 1canoe2.com GAME ON For the competitive set: Collect fabric cards and exchange them for quilt block tiles in the Quilt Show board game by Rio Grande Games. Use the tiles to construct and arrange quilts with hopes to earn virtual money in a quilt show. $34.95; riograndegames.com Good Reads STYLE SWITCH Revitalize any bedroom with quick-to-piece bed runners from a collection of top-notch designers in Quick Change. Choose from…

1 min
trending: jewelry

A Frame a special scrap of fabric in a tiny (1-inch and larger) wooden embroidery hoop necklace by Dandelyne. Customize to your liking: Add a chain for a pendant, create a brooch, combine with an embroidery kit, and more. from $7.95; dandelyne.com B Add a splash of sparkle with sterling silver mini earrings and a matching charm from Siesta Silver Jewelry. Choose from quilt-theme patterns, including Dresden Plate, Friendship Star, and Dutchman’s Puzzle. $37/mini earrings and $27/mini pendant; siestasilverjewelry.com C Showcase precision piecing in the form of a 1½-inch Pineapple pendant from Me & My Stitches. Other designs include Crazy Patch, Flying Geese, Log Cabin, and flower blocks in a variety of colors. from $19.50; meandmystitches.com D Proclaim your love for hexies with a sweet necklace featuring dainty six-side medallions from Elm Avenue Shop. Styles range…

1 min
one block, 3 ways

1 A touch of teal. Four prints mix and match beautifully because they contain designs in different scales (or sizes) and all have a bit of the same shade of teal. Stripes, stars, and a patchwork-inspired reindeer combine for a whimsical block. FABRICS: Christmas 2015 Festive collection by The Henley Studio for Makower UK (andoverfabrics.com). 2 Got the blues? Use shades of the same color for a soothing, low-contrast block. A dash of silver metallic adds sparkle to the block made from medium and dark wintry blue prints. FABRICS: Stonehenge Reindeer Prance collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott (northcott.net). 3 Focus on an image and produce dramatic results with just two prints. A fussy-cut cardinal stands out in the center square, while fussy-cut star points show off the tree trunk portion of the same…

6 min
scrap lab

FABRICS are from the Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints c. 1880-1910 collection by Barbara Eikmeier for Paintbrush Studio fabri-quilt.com KIT: To order 42 assorted print 5" squares for $11.00 ($12.01 for Kansas residents) plus $3.50 shipping, contact Quilting Bits and Pieces at eudoraquiltshop.com, 785/542-2080. 1 A solid black binding frames a blue-and-white mini quilt. DESIGNER SHERRI K. FALLS OF THIS & THAT PATTERN COMPANY (THISANDTHATPATTERNS.COM) PHOTOGRAPHER ADAM ALBRIGHT QUILT HANGERabove, is a 12×14" table stand with 12" Snowflake removable header from Ackfeld Manufacturing (ackfeldwire.com). MATERIALS FOR MINI QUILT 6—5" squares assorted medium blue prints (blocks, sashing) ¼ yard solid cream (blocks, sashing) 4—5" squares assorted light blue prints (blocks) 4—5" squares assorted dark blue prints (blocks) ¼ yard solid black (binding) 16" square backing 16" square batting FINISHED MINI QUILT: 113⁄4" square FINISHED BLOCK: 4½" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of…