Today's Quilter

Today's Quilter


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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meet the designer

Karen Styles has been quilting for more than 20 years and is the owner of Somerset Patchwork in Melbourne, Australia. Her online store specialises in antique reproduction fabrics from the 19th century and features quilt designs also inspired by that era. Karen has taught throughout Europe, the USA and Australia for several years and can be found at many international show events too. If you would like to follow Karen’s adventures, visit her website, www.somersetpatchwork.com.au karen@somersetpatchwork.com.au karenatsomerset karenatsomerset…

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other cutting methods

ROTARY CUTTING It is useful to know how many pieces can be cut from certain amounts of fabric. Here are some calculations for how much fabric you may need for your quilt. Template C • 3½in strip – Twelve (12)• Long quarter – Twenty-four (24)• Fat quarter – Thirty (30)• Half metre – Sixty (60)• Metre – One-hundred-and-twenty (120) Template K • 3⅜in strip – Twenty (20)• One (1) long quarter – Forty (40)• One (1) fat quarter – Fifty (50)• Half metre – One-hundred (100)• Metre – Two-hundred (200) Template T • 2¾in strip – Twenty (20)• Long quarter – Sixty (60)• Fat quarter – Sixty (60)• Half metre – One-hundred-and-twenty (120)• Metre – Two-hundred-and-forty (240) When cutting from large pieces of fabric, it is sometimes easier to cut a strip first and then cut your templates…

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bright and breezy

“This stunning quilt design originated in the 1930s and is a great way to take hexagon quilts to the next level. I’ve used a typical fabric placement in my quilt, but if you reverse the positions of the white and prints, you can again change the whole look of the overall quilt pattern. The blocks are surprisingly quick to make and somewhat addictive! You will find that your quilt grows fast. “It’s a great project for using up your scraps or to showcase a favourite fabric range that you have been saving for a special design. The templates fit onto 2½in wide strips, so also can be used with any Jelly Rolls. The blocks can be sewn on the machine for speed, but if you prefer slower stitching, they can be…

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in this issue, we’re delighted to feature…

Carolyn Forster PRISMATIC BEAUTY Sew Carolyn’s kaleidoscopic design (page 57) – originating from the 1930s – that’s perfect for showing off a favourite fabric collection! Irene Blanck SUMMER ZEST Hone your stitching skills in a magnificent appliqué design (page 22) that encapsulates the many delights of summer in its palette and pattern. Lynne Goldsworthy DYNAMIC DUO Lynne is back with not one but two beautiful quilts this issue. Find Royal Blue on page 38 and turn to page 44 for her Secret Garden quilt!…

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hexagon daisies

You will need • White BKG fabric – 3⅝yds• Assorted scraps – 2⅞yds total• Blue fabric – 1½yds*• Binding fabric – ¾yd• Backing fabric – 4½yds• Batting – 78in x 88in• Templates (see template section) – One (1) each of templates K, T and C• Thin card for templates• Freezer paper or lightweight sew-in interfacing for the appliqué centres• Fine matching thread for needle-turn appliqué Finished size 68in x 78in Notes • Rotary Cutting templates for this quilt are available from Carolyn for £10.95 carolynforster@hotmail.co.uk• Use a ¼in seam throughout.• BKG = background.• WOF = width of fabric.• WS = wrong side.• RS = right side.• SA = seam allowance. *Although this is a great scrap quilt, using the same colour or print for the appliqué centres will help ‘pull’ everything together. Cutting out 1 From the…

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designer profile petra prins

For as long as she can remember, Dutch quilter, Petra Prins, has adored fabrics. An enduring favourite is Liberty’s Tana Lawn cottons. “The colourful, vibrant prints are fabulous, and the cloth is amazingly soft and silky to touch. I also love the heritage and stories behind the designs. I don’t think I will ever get bored of them,” Petra tells us. Inevitably, from her love of fabric came a love of sewing. In fact, in 1990 Petra opened her first shop in the village of Brummen in the eastern Netherlands. Here, she made women’s clothes to order using fabrics such as silks and Liberty prints. Around this time, she saw an exhibition of antique Dutch quilts at the Netherlands Open Air Museum in nearby Arnhem. “I was struck by the beauty…