Quilts and More Winter 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

As cliché as it sounds, when I was a kid, my favorite part of the holidays was getting presents (well, that and my mother’s Italian Christmas cookies). Once I was older, the presents became less important than simply being with the people giving them. Nowadays, my favorite part of the holidays is the joy of coming home to see family—regardless of whether “home” is across the country or just down the street. In many ways, becoming editor of Quilts and More magazine also feels like coming home. I started my publishing career as an editor at a publisher of quilting books, before life took me in a different direction. I found that I missed my vibrant quilting family, and I couldn’t wait to return. I’m thrilled to have joined the American…

1 min
social life

FESTIVE TABLE TOPPERS Set a merry holiday table with cute, simple-to-make table toppers and runners. AllPeopleQuilt.com/496 WELCOME WINTER The weather outside may be frightful, but these quilts are ohso delightful! AllPeopleQuilt .com/497 The percentage of our Facebook fans who make handmade gifts for the holidays. 83% BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENTS Stitch easy ornaments that are perfect for decorating a Christmas tree or giving as a gift. AllPeopleQuilt .com/498 WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS HOW EARLY THEY START SEWING FOR CHRISTMAS: “Last year—all the stuff that didn’t get finished!” —Pat D. “March, at a quilt retreat.” —Elaine M. “August at the latest.” —Nancy C. “Christmas in July.” —Carol C. “I thought September was early until I read others’ answers.” —Jay M. See handmade gift ideas at AllPeopleQuilt.com/499. connect with us facebook.com/quiltsandmore instagram.com/allpeoplequilt pinterest.com/apqmagazine AllPeopleQuilt.com/podcast twitter.com/quiltsandmore…

1 min
stuff we love

1. The Plan to Quilt, Quilt to Plan journal by Shannon Gillman Orr helps keep track of works-in-progress, shopping lists, and quilt planning. $38; evabmakery.com 2. Sip hot cocoa from this sewinginspired mug from Primitive Gatherings. The microwave- and dishwasher-safe mug is available in three colors. $19.50; primitive gatherings.us 3. Dress up bags, clothes, or sewing machine cases with enamel pins from Colette Patterns. Pin designs range from cute to snarky. $10 each; colettepatterns.com 4. Use Creative Notion’s Cookie Cutter 3 Piece Set to bake treats for your sewing friends. The set includes scissors, spool, and sewing machine shapes. $14.25; missouriquiltco.com 5. Wrist Ruler is a leather wristband with engraved inch and centimeter measurements— perfect for measuring on the go. $19.95; ilovehandles.com 6. A tiny package of Aurifil cotton thread is a fab gift! Each…

1 min
1 block 3 ways

BE POSITIVE A blend of ultradark and super light batiks form a central plus sign in this block using the Art Inspired: A Mermaid collection from Anthology Fabrics (anthologyfabrics.com). COOL BLUE For the traditional placement of lights and darks in a Sister’s Choice block, we used the Shimmer On collection by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (robertkaufman.com). Dark stars stand out from the calm background in this fourblock group. A secondary pattern of muted stars appears when multiple blocks are joined. X-CELLENT The small motifs of the Woof Woof Meow collection by Stacy Iest Hsu for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com) fit perfectly in the squares of this block whose coloration brings out an X shape. Overlapping diagonal and straight-set grids are formed here. Go to AllPeopleQuilt.com/500 for instructions to make a 10"-square-finished Sister’s Choice block.…

2 min
getting to know...

thetattooedquilter.com instagram.com/the_tattooed_quilter facebook.com/thetattooedquilter MY FIRST SEWING/QUILTING PROJECT WAS: I grew up in a traditional quilting family. Before I could walk and talk, I was sitting under the quilting frames of master quilters. I made my first quilt for a church talent show. I machine-pieced and hand-quilted it. I used two thimbles while quilting because I was (still kind of am) a wimp. It was, of course, made with blue and white fabric. I did the worst job, but I’m so proud of myself and the blue ribbon I won. I still have it and take it out every once in a while to remind myself of where I started. WHAT/WHO INSPIRED YOU TO START SEWING/ QUILTING? My great-grandmother, my great-aunts, and my grandmother. They were also my first exposure to a quilt guild. I wish they…

5 min
top your table: winter

JACQUELYNNESTEVES.COM TABLE RUNNER Finished size: 461⁄2×141⁄2" Finished block: 8" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. □ 3⁄4 yard total assorted light print scraps in white, cream, ivory, and tan (crazy-pieced block backgrounds) □ 5 — 8" squares assorted red prints (poinsettia appliques) □ Scraps of assorted green prints (leaf appliques) □ 1⁄2 yard black print (inner border, binding) □ 1⁄3 yard cream print (outer border) □ 1⁄8 yard each red-andcream print and greenand- black dot (scallop appliques) □ 11⁄2 yards backing fabric □ 21×53" batting □ Lightweight iron-on fusible web □ 3⁄4 yard lightweight fusible interfacing □ 30 — 3⁄8"- to 1⁄2"-diameter buttons: white CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. Patterns A–C are on Pattern Sheet 1. To use fusible web for appliqueing, complete the following steps. (For more information on fusible applique, see Piece and Applique, page 98.) 1)…