Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine Fall 2017

The industry's only magazine dedicated to the primitive artisan. At least 15 full patterns in each issue from quilting to rug hooking - all primitive/folk art style.

United States
Homespun Media, LLC
6,41 €(VAT inclusa)
18,32 €(VAT inclusa)
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2 min
warm homespun greetings

When was the last time you had a good old-fashioned picnic? The kind where you spread out a quilt on the grass, ate simple home-made sandwiches, and poured Kool-Aid from a thermos into an aluminum tumbler? Mom and Dad had a knack for managing five kids, keeping us happy, and nurturing our ability to entertain ourselves. They figured out that a no-frills picnic at a state park created priceless experiences for their sizable family. For food, all they had to do was make a dozen or so ham sandwiches (each wrapped in waxed paper), stir up a double batch of Kool-Aid, and buy a family-sized bag of potato chips. They'd toss it all in our 1960s model Rambler station wagon, round up their five children, and drive to a dreamy state…

3 min
about the projects

We would like to thank Jennifer and Sheila at Marietta Blueprint of Marietta, Ohio, for assisting us in enlarging and testing patterns in our template insert. We have given them a complete set of our magazines so that they can help you enlarge any of the necessary templates. For assistance, contact them at: Marietta Blueprint 309 Putnam St., LL Marietta, OH 45750 Open Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 740-373-6312 (phone and fax) Templates You will notice the format of the templates varies from project to project. The primitive style is all about personal expression and individuality, and whenever possible, we have used the original hand-drawn artwork of our project designers to preserve its primitive charm. General Guidelines Before starting each project, keep these basics in mind: Yardage requirements are based on 43/44"-wide 100% cotton…

6 min
mrs. mayflower

I love hand work and large quilts. This quilt combines both. The quarter square triangles and color placement helps to give the quilt a look of complexity. However it is very easy and goes together quickly! Material Requirements For blocks and borders: 3 5/8 yards black print 2 7/8 yards brown print 1 1/8 yard cream print ¾ yard red print 5/8 yard black solid for binding 8 yards fabric of choice for backing 13" x 16" off white wool for leaves 15" x 20" red wool for flowers 15" x 19" orange wool for large leaves and flower centers 7" x 10" dark orange wool for flowers 6" x 12" gold wool for mitten flowers and flower center 12" x 20" brown wool for stems 2 skeins black floss 1 skein cream floss Freezer Paper Appliqué Preparation and Cutting Instructions See page 7 for general appliqué preparation instructions. From…

3 min

Whether you are a new quilter or seasoned sewer, we all encounter challenges during the creative process. Send your questions to, and longtime quilter and rug hooker Jeni Gaston might address them in a future issue. Letters may be edited for style, space and clarity. Dear Mom, Lately, I’ve noticed a few brighter colored quilts and projects in your magazine. I love primitive, but I’m not sure if the bright projects can really be called primitive. Can you tell me why these projects are showing up in a primitive magazine? Thank you, Nellie Dear Nellie, Thank you for noticing the difference, and I would love to explain this to you! When you look up the words “Primitive” and “Folk Art” in the dictionary, it doesn’t say anything about color. The definitions are all…

6 min
moonlit garden

I love fall and Halloween and have made many quilts over the years that are fall-themed. I am always trying to come up with ideas that are a bit different from what I have already done, and when I came across this pretty, brown-print fabric I felt it was the perfect backdrop for a unique, night-themed design. Material Requirements 3½ yards brown print for background and outer border 1/3 yard green stripe for inner border ½ yard black print for binding 37/8 yards fabric of choice for backing ½ yard total of assorted orange wool for pumpkins 5" x 10" blue wool for pumpkin Fat quarter total of assorted gold wool for stars, moon, and owl beak 1 yard total of assorted black wool for trees, spiders, bat, owl wings, owl eyes, and mouse tail 3" x 4" gray wool…

2 min
charitable causes

Chronic homelessness is a fact of life for over 83,000 Americans (National Alliance to End Homelessness. The State of Homelessness in America 2015), yet it’s an unfamiliar thought for the fortunate and sheltered among us. In Hartford, Connecticut, “Journey Home CT” is a team of innovative problem solvers who are passionate about ending homelessness in their community. Founded in 2007, Journey Home focuses on solving the problem of chronic homelessness with housing, employment, and support services, rather than managing it with emergency shelter. From 2011-2016, the area saw a 20% decrease in homeless population. In less than two years they have matched 72% of those experiencing chronic homelessness to housing, which means they are already housed or will be housed very soon. Drive southwest for about two hours, and you’ll find yourself…