Primitive Quilts and Projects Magazine Summer 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)
4 Numeri

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2 min
warm homespun greetings

To stay connected with us between issues, check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Blogger, YouTube and Instagram. If you'd like to purchase the digital version of our magazine, we are on Apple Newsstand, Magzter and Zinio. Want to submit a project for consideration? Contact Jeni at While every issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects is exciting to produce, it seems the summer edition comes at a time when most of us experience a lot of excitement in our lives. There are myriad occasions to celebrate (think Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, graduations and weddings), picnic and vacation plans to fill the calendar, and countless opportunities to get outside and play. As a matter of fact, Judy began writing this letter while sitting outside on her patio in February—wrapped in a quilt! Always…

2 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 fabric Sew with…

4 min
little blessings

Finished quilt size: 39" x 54" Finished block size: 13" x 13" Material Requirements 1 yard light shirting 1 for block backgrounds ½ yard light shirting 2 for outer border 1/3 yard yellow print for one star block and inner border 1/3 yard each of 8 assorted color prints for star blocks and scrappy binding (Laurel used pink, green, red, baby blue, navy, orange, burgundy and purple) ¼ yard muslin for appliqué stars and animals Size 8 black perle cotton Freezer paper Appliqué Preparation and Cutting Instructions Templates in the template insert do not include a seam allowance. If doing needleturn appliqué, you will need to add a seam allowance. 1. Trace the templates in the template insert the number of times noted, below, onto the dull side of freezer paper, leaving approximately ½" between tracings. 2. Cut out each shape just outside…

3 min
ask mom

Whether you are a new quilter or seasoned sewer, we all encounter challenges during the creative process. Send your questions to us at, 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, Can you give me some pointers on using wool thread for machine embroidery and wool appliqué? Thank you, Ester Dear Ester, I would love to give you some pointers, not because I’m an expert by any means but because I love playing around with machine embroidery and wool appliqué when I have time to sew! I recently made a special project and decided to incorporate some embroidery with wool thread into the design. I find that loosening my tension just a bit, lengthening my stitches and…

4 min
folk art flora

Finished size: 14" x 16" Material Requirements 5" x 6" soft pink or coral felted wool for flowers 3" x 13" dark yellow green felted wool for stems and leaves 4" x 6" dark green tweed or plaid felted wool for leaves 3" x 3" medium yellow green textured felted wool for leaves 2½" x 3" light yellow felted wool for daisy 2" x 2" yellow textured felted wool for daisy 1½" x 3" black textured felted wool for daisy centers 1½" x 1½" light gold felted wool for flower bulb 1" x 1" brown felted wool for flower bulb center 2" x 4" gray or taupe plaid felted wool for stamens 3" x 9" red brown felted wool for earth mound 18" x 22" taupe felted wool for background 14" x 16" fabric of choice for backing Embroidery floss, size 12 perle cotton or…

13 min
town square

Machine-quilted by Theresa Ward Finished quilt size: 81" x 81" Reminiscent of the center courtyards found in small towns across rural America, this design celebrates communities that revolve around their squares. Material Requirements This quilt features fabrics from Barb’s Waddington Road Primitives collection for Paintbrush Studio. 1/8 yard red button print for center block and 3rd border cornerstones 1/8 yard green print for center block 11/8 yards tan plaid for center block and 6th and 10th borders 1/3 yard red plaid for 7th border cornerstones and 1st border Fat quarter gold print for 2nd border Fat quarter tan floral for 2nd border 1/3 yard blue tonal for 3rd border ¼ yard tan calico print for 4th border 3/8 yard tan and blue print for 4th border ½ yard red tonal for 5th border 1/8 yard brown starburst print for 5th border cornerstones 5/8 yard blue floral…