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Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.

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This issue is all about celebrating fabrics. Be it a small piece of precious fabric you’ve been keeping for years, or a big splash out, where you’ve bought an entire fabric collection that has caught your eye. The allure of fabric cannot be underestimated when it comes to quilters. Whether you’re drawn to a particular print, a collection’s colourway or you are just a fan of the designer who created it, there is always a reason to add more fabric to your stash (not that we ever need one)! The pages of this magazine are filled with projects showing off textile collections, from Lynne Goldsworthy’s cover project, using Super Bloom by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts fame, to Sally Ablett’s Tumbling Blocks quilt on page 36, which features gorgeous…

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inspired by… shades of autumn

THE PROJECT MAPLE FARM LEAF QUILT Nothing says autumn like leaves, so it’s no surprise that we fell in love with this quilt design from Tilda the minute we saw it. The pattern is being released to celebrate the new collection Maple Farm - Autumn. With beautiful, earthy fall pastels and a mix of patterns, Maple Farm is a versatile collection that’s perfect for soft autumn quilts. Berries and leaves mixed with classic and retro florals in toned-down shades such as Umber, Slate, Dijon, Mauve and Rosehip give the collection a romantic farm look that inspired its name. To download the Maple Farm Leaf quilt pattern for free, visit www.tildasworld. com/free-patterns To find out more about the Maple Farm - Autumn collection from Tilda, visit www.tildasworld.com THE BOOK SIMPLE SAMPLER Designer Kim Diehl’s quilting journey began…

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fresh picks

SKILL BUILDING Quick & Easy Does it This series takes all the stress out of quilting calculations for stress-free skill building... Quick & Easy Triangle Block Tool Sheila Christensen Discover the myriad combinations using straight or 60° triangle rulers creating diamonds, jewels, parallelograms, hexagons, half hexagons, lozenges and more. The quilt layout ideas and the visual index of blocks are great for quilters looking to create their own, unique designs. £16.99 www.searchpress.com Quick & Easy Quilt Block Builder Catherine Dreiss Learn how to make a range of classic blocks in a variety of ways, Each method is carefully explained and illustrated with comprehensive sizing information, so you can build your blocks with confidence, free of stressful calculations. £8.99 www.searchpress.com BUTTERFLY GARDEN COLLECTION BOTANICAL BLISS! Alice Caroline’s new collection features classic Liberty prints re-worked in their own exclusive colourways and includes 15 Tana…

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show & tell

Hearts and flowers Here is my Nesting Birds quilt by Nicola Dodd in issue 48! I used scraps of lovely Tilda fabric for the hearts and birds. I had it long-arm quilted by Sandy Chandler at The Quilting Company, who is near to me, here in Cornwall; her work is stunning, as always, and really enhances the design. I am absolutely thrilled with it! It is a present for my sister, who I know will love it. Thank you so much for a wonderful magazine, I always find inspiration in it and I keep and treasure all my copies. Bridget, via email We simply adore your fabric choices in this quilt, Bridget. Stellar work! Love in technicolour Here is a picture of a quilted wall-hanging I made in the first few weeks of lockdown. I…

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wheel of mystery

BEHIND THE QUILT PRETTY PRINTS “I used Edyta Sitar’s beautiful Super Bloom fabric line and picked out the dark and light blues, the dark reds and pinks and the cream prints. Sometimes, editing the fabrics or colours you choose from a whole fabric line can create a quilt with colours that you really love. To give the quilt a more traditional, scrappy feel, add in scraps from your stash that blend with those colours, giving the quilt a more organic feel. Templates are used to cut out the triangles in each block and the half triangles that appear in the blocks around the edge. We have also provided templates to cut the edge blocks containing half-square triangles as those are not a standard size (e.g. 3in). This quilt uses traditional, simple piecing…

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jo avery creative corner

As we slowly emerge from our enforced springtime hibernation, I have been taking stock of the last few months and trying to hang on to the positive aspects. One of these has been a renewed connection with nature, which I know many have felt during the months of lockdown. The decrease in artificial noise has made us more aware of natural sounds such as bird song and, with little other distractions, many of us have been paying more attention to the flowers, trees and insects that surround us in our parks and gardens. To be honest, this hasn’t been a huge change for me, as I live in the countryside and am blessed with a large field to play in. Shangri la Farm, as we call it, has been providing me…