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Quilters Companion

Quilters Companion Issue #109 2021

Quilters Companion is the definitive patchwork and quilting magazine. Published since 2001, Quilters Companion provides readers with exciting quilting projects. These projects are accompanied by easy-to follow instructions and accompanying pattern sheets, stunning styled shots and interesting stories about the featured projects. We pride ourselves not just on being an instructional publication — we are a good read as well! Purchase includes the Digital Edition and News Service. Please stay in touch via our Facebook Page.

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in this issue

5 min
hang glide

Finished quilt size: 183cm x 138.5cm (72in x 54½in) GE Designs gequiltdesigns.com @gedesignsgudrun Materials • 40 strips, 2½in x width of fabric of white, cream and other light-value/neutral print fabrics (blocks)• 70cm (⅞yd) solid red fabric (block sashings)• 70cm (¾yd) solid grey fabric (cornerstones and binding)• 90cm (1yd) solid aqua fabric (sashings)• 3.3m (3⅝yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 200cm x 155cm (80in x 61in)• Template plastic and fine-point permanent-making pen• Pencil or erasable fabric-marking pen• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Preparation and cutting From the solid red fabric, cut: • 10 strips, 2½in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 48 rectangles, 2½in x 7¼in From the solid grey fabric, cut: • two strips, 2½in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 32 squares, 2½in (cornerstones)•…

9 min
hampstead dutch heritage quilt

Finished quilt size: 221cm (87in) square Patchwork on Pittwater www.patchworkonpittwater.com.au (02) 9999 6159 Materials • 1.1m (1¼yd) coral pin dot print fabric (DHER 1503) (centre triangles)• 1.1m (1¼yd) green floral print fabric (DHER 2044) (centre triangles)• 95cm (1⅛yd) pink tone-on-tone print fabric (DHER 1021) (Borders 1 and 3)• 1.25m (1⅜yd) grey floral print fabric (DHER 2045) (Border 2)• 65cm (¾yd) red floral print fabric (DHER 1025) (Border 2)• 65cm (¾yd) yellow floral print fabric (DHER 1022) (Border 2)• 3m (3⅜yd) large-scale floral border stripe (DHER 2035) (Border 4)• 65cm (¾yd) green grey pin dot fabric (DHER 1503) (binding)• 2.5m (2¾yd) extra-wide (275cm/108in) backing fabric• Batting at least 240cm (95in) square• 8in 60-degee triangle ruler• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Note: Read the instructions all the way through…

8 min
flying north

Finished size: 135cm (53in) square Patchwork FUNdamentals Chris Jurd patchworkfun Materials • 35cm (⅜yd) black and pink spot print fabric (compass points)• 80cm (⅞yd) beige print fabric (compass outer background)• 30cm (⅜yd) yellow and lime print fabric (compass inner background)• 20cm (¼yd) aqua print fabric (split compass points)• 20cm (¼yd) red print fabric (split compass points)• 40cm (½yd) purple print fabric (Flying Geese background)• 45cm (½yd) black and white print fabric (Flying Geese)• 20cm (8in) square of print fabric (compass centre)• 1.1m (1¼yd) dark grey print fabric (compass block surround)• 80cm (⅞yd) mustard print fabric (Border 1)• 1m (1⅛yd) white print fabric (Border 1)• 1.45m (1⅝yd) large-scale print fabric (Border 2)• 50cm (½yd) blue stripe print fabric (binding)• 3.1m (3⅜yd) backing fabric• 2.5m (2¾yd) purple jumbo ricrac, 35mm (1⅜in) wide• Batting at least 150cm (59in)…

1 min
russian quilters association online exhibition

2 min
diary dates

Please check dates and venues It is hoped that the quilting events planned for 2021 will proceed and provide the joy and motivation that they usually do. Organisers will be incorporating Civil Safe Plans, larger space for displays and easy access. However, please check with the individual organisers to ensure that the event is going ahead on the dates printed here. New South Wales July 31 – August 1 Camden Country Quilters’ 31st Annual Quilt Exhibition Camden Civic Centre Oxley Street, Camden More information: Call Chris 0413 762 028 or email boardmanc612@gmail.com June 30 – July 4 Sydney Quilt Show Sydney Showgrounds Homebush More information: office@quiltnsw.com, www.quiltnsw.com September 9–11 Wauchope Patchwork Quilters’ Patchwork Treasures Exhibition Various venues in Wauchope More information: FB: @Wauchope Patchwork Quilters or call Clare: 0488 221 790 Tasmania October 15–17 Tasmanian Quilting Guild’s annual showcase, Island Quilts The Goods Shed Macquarie Point Evans Street, Hobart More information: www.tasquiltguild.com.au Victoria May 1–28 Australia Wide Seven Kyabram Town Hall Gallery, 199 Allan Street, Kyabram More information: admin@ozquiltnetwork.org.au July 22–5 Victorian Quilters’ Quilt…

7 min
in the market

Memory Craft 550E Embellish your quilt projects with embroidery using the MC550E. This is the latest embroidery-only mode, with 180 built-in designs and fonts you can start embroidering immediately. The machine comes with four different sized embroidery hoops, with the largest offering an embroidery area of 200mm x 360mm. Find your local authorised Janome retailer at http://janome.com.au/find-a-dealer JANOME AUSTRALIA Phone: 1300 526 663 Email: enquiries@janome.com.au Website: www.janome.com.au Summer Holiday The Summer Holiday quilt by Country Hart measures 117cm × 117cm (46in × 46in) The kit includes a pattern with 13 transfers, fabrics* for the quilt top and DMC threads. The *fabrics are mainly from the Tilda Lemontree range. The kits cost $138.95. Dragonfly Fabrics Phone: (08) 8948 0691 Email: dragonfabric@bigpond.com Website: www.dragonfabric.com.au Riding the Rails Quilt This beautiful steam train panel, with sunset colours all around, makes a magnificent quilt for boys young and old. Finished quilt…