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Quilters Companion

Quilters Companion Issue #108 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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Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Universal Wellbeing PTY Limited
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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8 Issues

in this issue

1 min
rainbow of jewels bom

Finished Size 99 12/" x 99 1/2" $45/month for 12 months (Includes all fabric for quilt top, binding and pattern) (price includes postage) Full Kit $460 (Includes all fabric for quilt top, binding and pattern) (free postage) Pattern $58.00 26 Fairway Close, Howlong NSW 2643 p. 02 6026 5489 | m. 0428 577 957 e. info@whateverwhereever.com.au www.whateverwhereever.com.au FREE POSTAGE ON ORDERS OVER $100 AUSTRALIA ONLY Daughter-in-Law Cushion (Finished Size 13" x 22 1/2") Kit $42.00 Pattern $12.00 Little Ladybug Cushion (Finished Size 14 1/2” x 21 1/2”) Kit $42.00 Pattern $12.00 Sweet Granddaughter Cushion (Finished Size 14” x 22”) Kit $39.00 Pattern $12.00 Precious Daughter Cushion (Finished Size 13” x 21”) Kit $40.00 Pattern $12.00 Sleep Tight Cushion (Finished Size 13 1/2” x 15 1/2”) Kit $32.00 Pattern $12.00…

1 min
editor’s journal

A few tentative months into 2021 and we are still holding out hope for the world to get on top of the pandemic. We continue to live new-normal lives and wonder when, if ever, our old normal will return. Fortunately, the normal of needle and thread, and the way that creating can soothe our souls, still belong to us, no matter what. In this issue, the quilt projects are colourful, striking and happy — the perfect antidote to the worries of the world. Colours range from 1930s to sweet and sultry red and maroons, happy scrappy and the soothing combination of grey, green and blue. The quilts have been designed and made by some of our favourite quilters, and we are pleased to share a project from last issue’s In The…

4 min
quilty treasures

A Century of Sewing In 1921, Janome Sewing Machine Co Ltd was founded as Japan’s first domestic sewing-machine manufacturer. Yosaku Ose, a pioneer in Japanese sewing manufacturing, came up with the idea of replacing the conventional oblong ‘shuttle-type’ bobbin with an unprecedented round bobbin design. This new shape was thought to resemble the eye of a snake, hence, as the new machine gained ground, it was affectionately referred to as Janome (pronounced: Ja-No-Mey), meaning ‘the snake’s eye’ in Japanese. Janome changed the world of sewing with the invention of the round bobbin and continues to challenge tradition and establish new benchmarks in sewing-machine technology. To celebrate the 100th anniversary, Janome Australia has begun a year-long festival with stories, interviews, giveaways and projects. Looking ahead, Janome plans to continue refreshing its current sewing machine…

2 min
the virtual great wisconsin quilt show

Best of Show Spring Breeze, 203cm x 203cm (80in x 80in), Barbara Clem, Illinois Artist’s statement: “I had a basket full of freezer-paper motifs that I decided to use one day. This quilt ended up being my travelling quilt and has been everywhere, from Pennsylvania to California, Minnesota to Arizona, and everywhere between. She is hand appliquéd, hand quilted, trapuntoed and embroidered.” Machine Quilted Pictorial Wall Quilts — First The Perfect Nanny, 127cm x 127cm (50in x 50in), Cathy Geier, Wisconsin Artist’s statement: “I both pieced and appliquéd my imaginary scene of London on the morning Mary Poppins left. Chimney sweeps are still dancing and kites are flying as she turns back to the viewer with a sweet smile. I made this for the National Quilt Museum’s Bow Tie Block contest.” Machine Quilted Appliquéd Wall Quilts…

10 min
sweet candy

Finished quilt size: 167.5cm (66in) square Finished block sizes: 10in and 8in square janellenoack@gmail.com countrymattersdesign Materials • Fat eighth or 20cm (1⁄4yd) each of seven red print fabrics (blocks and Border 3)• 20cm (1⁄4yd) each of eight pink print fabrics (blocks and Border 3)• 10cm (1⁄8yd) pale red print fabric (block centres)• 85cm (1yd) pale pink on cream print fabric #1• 65cm (3⁄4yd) pale pink on cream print fabric #2• 50cm (5⁄8yd) pale pink on cream print fabric #3• 60cm (5⁄8yd) beige print fabric (Borders 1 and 5)• 1.1m (11⁄4yd) large floral print fabric (Border 6)• 55cm (5⁄8yd) red floral print fabric (binding)• 3.9m (41⁄4yd) backing fabric• Batting at least 185cm (74in) square• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with 1⁄4in foot• General sewing supplies Note: Janelle used fabrics from the Sweet 16 range…

3 min
hope

Finished quilt size: 162.5cm (64in) square Finished block size: 16in square Mount Vincent Quilts mtvincentquilts@yahoo.com 0422 537 080 Materials • Fat quarter each of 16 print fabrics• 2.1m (23⁄8yd) white tone-on-tone print fabric• 55cm (5⁄8yd) blue print fabric (binding)• 2m (21⁄4yd) extra-wide (275cm/108in) backing fabric• Batting at least 180cm (70in) square• Rotary cutter, quilter’s ruler and mat• Sewing machine with 1⁄4in foot• General sewing supplies Cutting From each of the fat quarters, cut: • five squares, 47⁄8in• two rectangles, 21⁄2in x 41⁄2in• two rectangles, 21⁄2in x 81⁄2in From the white tone-on-tone print fabric, cut: • 10 strips, 47⁄8in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 80 squares, 47⁄8in• six strips, 41⁄2in x width of fabric. Cross cut them to yield 48 squares, 41⁄2in From the blue print fabric, cut: • seven strips, 21⁄2in x width of fabric (binding) Rocky Mountain Puzzle blocks 1…