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Love Patchwork & Quilting 69

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Love Patchwork & Quilting is the brand new magazine from the makers of Mollie Makes and Simply Crochet. Every issue features fresh, modern, step-by-step projects for quilts, cushions, home style and gifts, with something for every skill level. In addition there are fascinating features and interviews, the latest fabric and trends, plus news, reviews and ideas to inform and inspire you. Essential reading for every modern quilter! ****Note: This digital edition is not printable and does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies***

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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
sewing goals

Where did 2018 go?! I started this year with so many good intentions: WIPs I had vowed to finish, scribbled designs I wanted to see come alive in fabric... but as always, time just got the better of me. So, I’ve decided to give myself a shorter and more sensible set of sewing goals for 2019. And at the top of that list? To brush up on my techniques. It's true that you can never have too many skills in your quilting bow. Even if you've dabbled in a technique before, there’s always something new you can gain from visiting an old friend (or indeed foe). Just as well then that this month's issue is packed with a heap of different skills for you (and I) to learn, re-learn and…

1 min.
flying high

USING YOUR TEMPLATES 1 Choose your required finished size, and use the same marked line on each template when cutting your pieces. Cut strips of fabric to size from the top of the ruler to your chosen size line. 2 Align the marked line with the bottom of your strips, and trim along both sides of the large triangle template (Fig 1). Turn your template around to cut the next piece, matching up the diagonal edges (Fig 2). Keep working in this way until you have cut the required number of centre triangles for your project. 3 Use the bottom corners of the template to cut the bottom corners for the large triangle pieces (Fig 3). 4 Fold a strip of fabric in half, and use the small template to cut pieces two at…

7 min.
out there

To die for! Need a reason to love the Gemini machine by Crafter's Companion? Let us give you three. 1. The Build-a-Block Patchwork System comes with dies (clever metal shapes, for those of you not fluent in papercraft lingo) that cut squares, Half and Quarter-square Triangles from fabric in a multitude of sizes. 2. Trim through more layers than your rotary cutter can handle with just the click of a button! 3. Make dog ears a thing of the past, thanks to the dies' handy clipped corners. So, kick back with a cuppa and let your machine do the work for you. crafterscompanion.com CUT ONCE! A wise person once said ‘measure twice, cut once’, and you know what? They were probably a quilter. That's why we have our eyes on this clever Sliding…

3 min.
fruit punch

YOU WILL NEED Fabric A (white) 3yds Fabric B (pink) 1¾yds Fabric C (peach) ¾yd Fabric D (purple) ½yd Binding fabric: ½yd Backing fabric: 4½yds Batting: 74in square FINISHED SIZE 68in square approx. NOTES Seam allowance are ¼in throughout, unless otherwise noted. Press seams to one side, unless otherwise instructed. WOF = width of fabric. Fabric supplied by Robert Kaufman (robertkaufman.com) NOTICE HOW THIS CLEVER DESIGN SPINS THE BLOCKS FOR AN ON-POINT PATTERN FABRICS USED Solids are all Kona Cotton Solids by Robert Kaufman, as follows: Fabric A: White Fabric B: Punch Fabric C: Melon Fabric D and binding: Gumdrop Backing fabric is from Penned Pals collection by Ann Kelle, also for Robert Kaufman. CUTTING OUT 1 From Fabric A cut: Six (6) 4½in x WOF strips. Subcut into forty two (42) 4½in squares. Thirty (30) 2½in…

3 min.
rainbow blooms

YOU WILL NEED Low volume fabrics: 2¾yds total Selection of rainbow scraps: thirty two (32) 10in squares (see cutting out for colours) Binding fabric: ½yd Backing fabric: 3yds Batting fabric: 54in square One (1) copy each of the Petal and Background templates FINISHED SIZE 48in square NOTES Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Templates include seam allowances, where necessary. For templates, see p86. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. Low volume fabric supplied by Windham Fabrics (windhamfabrics.net) SIMPLE REPEATS OF THE SAME BLOCK WILL BUILD YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SEWING CURVES CUTTING OUT: 1 From the low volume fabrics cut: Thirty two (32) pieces using the Petal template. Sixty four (64) pieces using the Background template. 2 From the red fabrics cut: Two (2) pieces using the Petal template. Six (6) pieces…

4 min.
that loving feeling

Have you ever listlessly walked by your sewing machine and thought, “The excitement is gone. Where’s the romance? Have we lost our spark?” If so, you are not alone. Many sewists suffer from these same relationship lows. Does it mean that your sewing machine is doomed to the closet and your relationship put permanently on ice? Ask any quilter worth their fat quarters and they'll tell you that to keep the relationship alive between you and your machine it takes work and pretty fabric Oh no, no, no. All it means is that you’re in a rut. A sewing rut. Ask any quilter worth their fat quarters and they’ll tell you that to keep the relationship alive between you and your machine it takes work, commitment and communication. Oh, and a lot…