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Love Patchwork & Quilting 72

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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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United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
13 Issues

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1 min.
quilting stars

As much as I love my creative little hub (aka my desk!), I also enjoy venturing out of the office from time to time to see what's happening out in the quilting world. The LP&Q team have just returned from one of our event highlights of the year, the British Craft Awards, which takes place annually at CHSI Stitches trade show at the NEC. It's a fab opportunity to see all the latest fabric releases and catch up with talented designers (both old and new), as well as celebrate the people, stores and products that you, our lovely readers, voted for (see page 71 for the winners). And, on the subject of stitching excellence, have you seen our Deco Fans cover quilt by Lo & Behold Stitchery? It's one of…

1 min.
perforated perfection

PREPARING YOUR TEMPLATES All of these shapes can be used together to make endless combinations of tessellating patterns. Use the templates as whole pieces to make hexagons, or simply fold and tear along the perforated lines to make patterns with all the other shapes. Once you’ve decided which templates you’ll be using, place one paper template on the wrong side of a piece of fabric and secure with a pin or a dab of glue. Trim the fabric around the template, leaving a ¼in – 3/ 8 in seam allowance all the way around (Fig 1). Swipe a small amount of glue along one side of the paper template and fold the fabric over along that side (Fig 2). Repeat on each side (Fig 3), working around the shape, until all sides are…

7 min.
out there

EPP envy For nearly 250 years, quilters have been combining patchwork and paper in a technique known as English Paper Piecing, but – we ask – have any of them come up with a design quite as stunning as Tales of Cloth’s new release, Alexandria? Paying homage to an Australian quilt made in the 1800s from British soldiers' uniforms, it comes with ¾in hexagons and jewels, and 1½in hexagons and 6-point diamonds. Find the acrylic templates and paper shapes to make this masterpiece at talesofcloth.com, and follow the #alexandriaquilt Insta hashtag! OFF MENU To most, ‘sandwich’ evokes bread, cheese – maybe some pickle. To us quilters, it’s the holy trinity of quilt top, batting and backing. Make sure your quilt sandwich has the finest filling around, and treat yourself to some Legacy batting.…

7 min.
deco fans

YOU WILL NEED Fabric A (white) 6¾yds Fabric B (light pink) 1yd Fabric C (coral) 1yd Fabric D (red) ›/ yd Fabric E (mustard) ›/ yd Fabric F (light blue) 1›/ yds Fabric G (teal) / yd Fabric H (dark teal) ›/ yd Batting: 96in x 116in Backing fabric: 8yds FINISHED SIZE 90in x 110in approx. NOTES Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Press seams to one side, unless otherwise instructed. HST = Half-square Triangle. QST = Quarter-square Triangle. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. Quilted by Jess Zeigler (threadedquilting.com) FABRICS USED Fabrics are all Birch 100% Organic Cotton Poplin in White, Shell, Peachy, Havana, Marigold, Mineral, Slate and Teal. CUTTING OUT 1 From Fabric A cut: Three (3) 4½in x WOF strips. Subcut into twenty seven (27) 4½in squares. Eight…

5 min.
shape studies

YOU WILL NEED Mint fabric: 1yd Pink fabric: 1yd (includes binding) White fabric: 1 1/ 8 yd Peach fabric: one (1) fat quarter Grey fabric: ¾yd Lime fabric: one (1) fat quarter Backing fabric (at least 45in width) 1¼yds Batting: 45in square One copy each of the Semicircle and Arc templates FINISHED SIZE 42in square PRACTISE SEWING CURVES AND MATCHING SEAMS BEFORE YOU START FOR A FLAWLESS FINISH! NOTES Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted. Press seams to one side, unless otherwise instructed. Templates include seam allowances, where necessary. For templates, see p84. RST = right sides together. WOF = width of fabric. Fabrics supplied by Robert Kaufman (robertkaufman.com) FABRICS USED Solids are all Kona Cotton Solids in White, Watermelon, Ice Peach, Ice Frappe, Haze and Wasabi by Robert Kaufman. Backing fabric is…

4 min.
ll hands on deck

These hands are made for sewing. And that’s just what they’ll do. After those two lines, if you don’t have a certain song stuck in your head, I suggest you take a quick YouTube detour and check out Nancy Sinatra. She’ll get you in the right mood for what we’re talking about today. Sassy hand quilting is the name of the game! Throughout this series we’ve covered great ways to spark your love of quilting again and now we’re diving deep into the soft and textured world of hand quilting. Hand quilting is a lot like a good wine or stinky cheese -it's an acquired taste, but once you've acquired it, it's what you really want most days Before you back away saying, “No, no, Suzy. Not for me”. Let’s listen to some age…