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Quilters Companion Issue #105 - 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

4 min
log cabin variation

Finished quilt size: 183cm x 137cm (72in x 54in) Finished block size: 18in square patforsterblog.wordpress.com pat.forster@iinet.net.au Materials • 60cm (⅝yd) each of three coordinated print fabrics • 60cm (⅝yd) each of three solid green medium-value fabrics and three solid green light-value fabrics • Scraps of four or five solid fabrics in assorted colours (block centres) • 45cm (½yd) green tone-on-tone print fabric (binding) • 3.2m (3½yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 200cm x 155cm (78in x 60in) • Rotary cutter, ruler and mat • Sewing machine with ¼in foot • General sewing supplies Cutting From each of the three print fabrics, cut: • eight strips, 2.in x width of fabric From each of the solid green medium and light-value fabrics, cut: • eight strips, 2.in x width of fabric From the squares of assorted solid fabrics, cut: • a total…

4 min
aloft: an exhibition of studio art quilt associates (saqa)

Steampunk Selfie Kestrel Michaud, West Melbourne, Florida 61cm x 91.5cm (24in x 36in) Artist’s statement: “In this steampunk fantasy world, men and women have taken to the skies on massive, steam-powered ships held aloft by hot air, ingenuity and luck. Most people would be satisfied to soar above the clouds, but not Faith! Her favourite pastime is bungee jumping off the side of her airship, accompanied by Bubo, her pet mechanical owl. This quilt depicts the photo Faith took on her latest jump to test her new camera and selfie stick.” Cotton, ink, liquid sealant, glue sealant. Free-motion quilted, fused appliqué, digitally printed. Dezi’s Joy Julie A. Bohnsack, Carbondale, Illinois 104cm x 76cm (41in x 30in) Artist’s statement: “My grandson had just learned to pump himself on a swing. He realised he could make himself go ‘aloft’. When…

2 min
block of the month programs & kits

Kits and block of the month programs are popular choices for quilters for a number of reasons. How many times has a quilt caught your eye and you think “Wow I would love to make that exact same quilt with the same fabrics and colours”? When you buy a kit for a quilt you see you can do just that – make it exactly in the colours and fabrics you see. Kits also take the often difficult job of select fabrics and colours out of the equation. The hard part is done for you so you can just enjoy the sewing. TULA PINK HOMEMADE 2.5” x WOF STRIP PACK Contains 22 coordinating fabrics from the range $75. Does not contain the main focus fabrics these can be purchased separately as Fat Quarters…

2 min
quilt tales from around the mountain

City Limits Wendy Sorrensen 100cm (39½in) square Artist’s statement: “City Limits allowed me to experiment with a simple abstract design and a bright colour palette. My work is influenced by quilt artist Melody Johnson.” A Leap of Faith Cindy Dobbin 66cm x 61cm (26in x 24in) Artist’s statement: “This work is a continuation of the study I have been doing looking at how, after dyeing fabric, I can embellish quilts with construction techniques, stamping, painting, couching, use of templates and quilting designs. I love to add interest to my quilts and continually explore ways of doing this.” A Taste of Liberation Paula Cole 30cm (11¾in) square Artist’s statement: “Water carriers celebrate a moment of liberation by dancing in the moonlight.” Omata Church, Taranaki, New Zealand Rae van’t Hof 43cm x 42cm (17in x 16½in) Artist’s statement: “I was struck by the fact that the early…

7 min
colonial flowers

Finished quilt size: 155cm (61in) square Finished block size: 12in square Jedi Craft Girl www.jedicraftgirl.com jedicraftgirl Materials • One Jelly Roll or at least 17 strips of assorted red print fabrics, 2½in x width of fabric (blocks) • 1m (1⅛yd) aqua floral print fabric (block centres and border) • 2.2m (2½yd) white dot print fabric (background and sashing) • 1.3m (1½yd) dark blue tone-on-tone print fabric (sashing and binding) • 3.6m (3⅞yd) backing fabric • Batting at least 175cm (69in) square • Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat • Sewing machine with ¼in foot • General sewing supplies Cutting From the assorted 2½in red print strips, cut: • 108 rectangles, 2½in x 4½in • 36 squares, 2½in From the aqua floral print fabric, cut: • one strip, 4½in x width of fabric. Cross cut it to yield nine squares, 4½n (block centres) •…

1 min
sewing machine repairs

QLD Open Monday to Saturday (occasional Sundays) Street, Kingaroy Qld 4610 | Phone: (07) 4162 2040 Like us on Facebook Somethings Country - My Quilting Shop www.somethingscountry.com.au VIC Established in 1974 and family owned since 2005, we are situated in the main street of Gawler. With over 20 demonstration machines in store covering the ranges of Janome, Brother and Elna you can test sew to find your perfect quilting partner which we back with lessons and after sales support. We carry a wide range of machine and quilting accessories. 108 Murray Street, Gawler SA 5118 Email: sales@kornacraft.com.au Phone: (08) 8522 3246 Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Thu 9am-7.30pm, Sat 9am-4pm…