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Quilters Companion Issue #102 - 2020

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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
R 37,51
R 157,55
6 Issues

in this issue

3 min
kyra

Finished size: 203cm x 162.5cm (80in x 64in) Finished block size: 16in square Mount Vincent Quilts mtvincentquilts@yahoo.com leanne_mountvincentquilts Materials • 3.5m (4yd) aqua print fabric• 30cm (⅜yd) each of five yellow print fabrics• 30cm (⅜yd) each of five dark yellow/light orange print fabrics• 30cm (⅜yd) each of five dark orange print fabrics• 30cm (⅜yd) each of five red print fabrics• 60cm (¾yd) yellow and orange stripe print fabric (binding)• 3.6m (4yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 220cm x 180cm (86in x 70in)• Template plastic and fine permanent-marking pen• Fine fabric-marking pen• Rotary cutter, ruler and mat• Sewing machine with ¼in foot• General sewing supplies Preparation and cutting 1 Trace Templates A–E onto template plastic using a permanent-marking pen. Cut them out on the lines. To use these templates, place them face down on the wrong side of…

1 min
for mum in a million

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1 min
drafting a hexagon

There are a few ways that you can draft your own hexagon shape. Some require a compass or round object. Here we share a method that requires only a ruler and pencil. 1 Decide the size of the hexagon you wish to draft: this is the length of one side. In this instance, we are drafting a 2½in hexagon. Draw a line of this length. This will be the first side. 2 Draw two perpendicular lines, top and bottom, 5in in length. 3 Draw a line between these two points. This creates the second, 2½in, side (C and D). 4 Draw a line between C and B, and between D and A. Where they intersect is the centre. 5 From the centre, draw a vertical 2½in upwards (E), and 2½in downwards (F). 6 Connect the points…

8 min
baskets in bloom

If, like Nicola, you love to bring flowers into the house, whether it’s a bowl of garden roses, pots of bulbs or a flower-filled quilt, then you will love this quilt! The featured block combines two traditional favourites, the Flower Basket and the Nosegay, but it is pieced in an innovative way that avoids the inset seams and on-point setting of the originals. Nicola chose the fabric range Flower Mill by Corey Yoder for Moda as it included printed wovens, suggesting a basket weave, and brightly coloured prints on a rich charcoal grey. This project is one of 13 from well-known UK quilters that can be found in the book Love Jelly Roll Quilts: A Baker’s Dozen of Tasty Projects for All Skill Levels. Finished size: 171.5cm x 157.5cm (67½in x 62in) Finished block…

5 min
in the market

Clover Sliding Gauge Multipurpose, sliding gauge, useful for marking. Convenient for drawing seam lines, hem lines, tucks, pleats, buttonholes and other markers where the seam dimensions need to be used repeatedly. Clover Email: info@clover-mfg.com Website: www.clover-mfg.com Blog: www.clover-mfg.com/blog MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool wadding is made to high and exacting standards in Adelaide, South Australia. Buying Nu-Wool supports Australian jobs and Australian farmers. Our wool batting is simply the best there is and provides great drape and gives natural temperature regulation. Available from all good craft stores. Quality Always Phone: (08) 8349 0200 Email: reception@qualityalways.com Website: www.minijumbuk.com.au/wadding Vintage Market Bag This beautiful carry bag with simple embroidery includes Luccello fabrics in kit; threads and lace extra. Pattern only $25 plus $4 p&h. Kit $59 plus $9 p&h. Faeries in my Garden Phone: (07) 3869 0808 Email: shopatfaeries@bigpond.com Website: www.faeriesinmygarden.com.au Continental Memory 7 Professional (CM7P) Largest workspace 343mm (13½in); precision, strength and…

9 min
quilting with rulers

Anita Ellis www.hillsidequilting.com.au There are buzz words at any time, in any industry, and the quilting world is no exception. Right now, that are ruler quilting. Ruler quilting, however, is not new: long-arm quilters have been using rulers on their quilting frames for a long time. What is different now is that, with the introduction of the ruler foot for domestic machines, more people can use rulers in their quilting than ever before. I have been fortunate enough to work with Leonie and Bill West from Westalee Design, an Australian company, for many years. They were the first to develop a foot that fits onto many domestic sewing machines today. Along with that first foot, they also designed literally hundreds of templates to create limitless patterns for machine quilting. Moving on a few years, they…