Today's Quilter 73

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.

United Kingdom
Immediate Media Company London Limited
R 127,66
R 1 171,95
13 Issues

in this issue

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Sitting at my desk, at home of course, looking out the window, the sky is blue, the sun is shining and immediately my spirits are lifted. It’s amazing what a little sunlight can do! And with it the promise of warmer, longer days, hopefully spent outdoors. So with this in mind, we chose the projects in this issue to celebrate the new season. Our cover quilt, by the talented Nicola Dodd, was inspired by the iconic William Morris print, the Strawberry Thief. We love how Nicola used a dark background to add a bold touch to her design. We are also excited to share the first design in our new seasonal cushion series. Yasmeen K Branton has created a spring cushion that will have you dreaming of long days in…

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inspired by…

THE BOOK TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS Author, Annette Plog, shows you how to make 13 scrappy reproduction quilts that look just like the antique quilts that inspired them in this gorgeous new book. With plenty of detailed photography and facts about fabric, Annette covers everything from authentic colour combinations to building a fabric stash that includes all the perfect colours and prints, plus tips and tricks for making all of your quilts sparkle. THE FABRIC BOTANICALS Inspired by her husband’s grandad’s collection of illustrated natural history books, Janet Clare spent happy days drawing birds and wildflowers to create this gorgeous collection for Moda. From the speckles on eggshells to the marbling of feathers, Janet’s attention to detail can be seen in this timeless collection in muted greys and charcoals, perfect for nature-loving quilters or naturally-inspired projects. THE PROJECT STORYBROOKE…

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little quilts collection

When designer, Deirdre Bond-Abel, approached me with the idea of doing a supplement of mini/little quilts, I fell in love with the idea. Not only had Deirdre already come up with a plan for nine “little quilts” as she likes to call them, but a whole back story to them and why they were made too. And so The Gallagher Girls were born! Nine sisters who wanted to make a quilt for the wedding anniversary of their parents. They each made a small quilt to test their pattern to keep for themselves. They then remade their small quilts, using different fabrics, and combined them into one large quilt to present to their parents. Of the nine quilts, five feature a combination of piecing and appliqué, and four are made from…

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fresh picks

SPRING ARRIVALS GINGHAM GARDENS From My Mind’s Eye comes this gorgeous, vintage-style fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs. Featuring stunning fabrics in floral, gingham and lettered patterns, this collection is perfect for spring-themed quilts to welcome in the new season and brighten up your home. We just love the subtle yet effective combination of soft corals, blues, yellows and greens alongside the use of black to really make the colours pop and add a new dimension to the designs. Available in a variety of sizes and bundles, we can’t wait to get our hands on it and get stitching – we’re thinking a sweet medallion quilt to adorn a conservatory or summer house! STRENGTHENING STITCHING VLIESELINE EMBROIDERY SET The secret to accurate, detailed embroidery often lies within the type of stabiliser used when working on…

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show & tell

Mesmerising diamonds The government lockdown put an end to my 60th birthday plans in March 2020, but my spirits were lifted when my son’s gift was an annual subscription of Today’s Quilter! I have always loved William Morris designs, and the William Morris fat quarters that came as a subscription welcome gift went beautifully with the few that had already been bought by my other son. Being fairly new to quilting, I am really pleased with my Diamond Irish Chain quilt, which I finally managed to finish last week. It feels like my birthday is never ending with the surprise of each monthly issue arriving through the letter box, full of inspiration for my next project! Janet, Darlington We’re so glad you love your TQ mags, Janet! Your quilt is delightful. Nouveau lotus buds! I…

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berries and birds

You will need • Cream prints – 1½yds in total or three (3) ½yd pieces• Green – 1yd• Light blue – five (5) fat quarters• Tan prints – two (2) fat quarters*• Pink print – one (1) fat quarter• Red prints – four (4) fat eighths• Background fabric (indigo blue) – 6yds• Backing – 7¼yds• Batting – 86in x 99in• Binding fabric – ¾yd Finished size 78in x 91in Fabrics used Best of Morris by Moda Fabrics Linen Texture in Bluestone by Makower Notes Please read through the pattern before you begin. Assume a ¼in seam allowance and a WOF of 42in unless otherwise stated. WOF = width of fabric. FQ = fat quarter. FE = fat eighth. RS = right side. WS = wrong side. * You will use almost all of…