Today's Quilter 76

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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Summer is almost here... though, as I am writing this and looking out the window at the grey clouds looming, it seems a long way off! However, rainy days give quilters the perfect excuse to head to their sewing room and work on any of the several projects most have on the go at one time. This issue is filled with inspiration and ideas to keep you busy, from small projects to large quilts. Find curves galore in Jo Avery’s Flowering Snowball quilt, as well as Lynne Goldsworthy’s fresh take on the Dresden Plate. Both projects are great for showing off fabric collections or using up some of your stash. We also love Nicola Dodd’s Summer Baskets design, featured on the cover in all its glory, which has been designed…

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in this issue, we’re delighted to feature…

Jo Avery BOLD AND BRIGHT Sew a stunning fusion of colour and pattern with Jo’s joyful curved design (page 48) that’s sure to brighten up any room in your home. Debbie von Grabler-Crozier PRETTY & PRACTICAL Find Debbie’s bag project on page 71, featuring a colourful seaside scene, that’s perfect for days out at the beach! Yasmeen K Branton SEASONAL SERIES Yasmeen is back with another appliquéd beauty to hone your skills with. Find the next instalment in her seasonal cushion series on page 64.…

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THE BOOK STITCHES OF TIME Flora and fauna abound in Deborah Dorward’s new book, as shown in this stunning Pomegranates and Peacocks design, one of the 14 projects featured in her book, using both appliqué and Broderie Perse. Compositions are designed around favourite classics like Medallions and Dresden Plates, and a technical chapter is included to help you with her go-to techniques – foundation and curved piecing, needle-turn and reverse appliqué, hand piecing and more! Stitches of Time by Deborah Dorward (32,00€) is available from Quiltmania THE QUILT CHOCOLATE MINT SUNDAE With a delicious name like this, what’s not to love? Australian designer Irene Blanck’s gorgeous four block medallion quilt features reverse appliqué as well as two-toned leaves. One border is machine pieced whilst the rest of the quilt consists of needle-turn appliqué. Measuring 50in…

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fresh picks all the latest quilting news

Gardenlife by Tilda Open up your sewing studio to the gorgeous colours and patterns of summer with Tilda’s brand-new collection, Gardenlife. Featuring fresh pinks, teals, mustards, mints, lilacs and corals, this beautiful fabric family will have you swooning over its vintage botanicals in modern hues and iconic blooms such as poppies, nasturtiums, peonies and petunias. Perfect for all those quilting projects you’ve been dreaming of for months! For stockist information, email New! Hemline Gold Collection Treat yourself (and your sewing box!) to some new sewing notions… because you can never have too many, right? The luxurious Hemline Gold Collection features premium sewing accessories for you to swoon over! Inspired by the rich history of haberdashery, the collection draws its influence from traditional Victorian aesthetics and craftsmanship, with elegant and timeless designs, all in…

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Scraps galore! While the country was stuck in lockdown over winter, I needed something to keep me busy, which was when I remembered reading Mary Mayne’s column in issue 70 about using your scraps, and decided to have a go! I didn’t set out to match any blocks, just to do a random knee quilt, and here is the final result! Jane, via email We’ve been trying to follow Mary’s example too; it’s amazing what you can make with the scraps and odd blocks in your stash, isn’t it? We simply adore what you’ve made with yours. CURVACEOUS CLAM SHELLS! When I saw Lin Clements’ handy Essential Guide on Clamshells in issue 70, I knew I had to have a go. It’s far from perfect but I learnt a lot along the way and, overall,…

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bring me sunshine

You will need One (1) Layer Cake plus three (3) fat quarters OR forty-eight (48) 10in squares Sashing fabric – 1yd Background fabric – 2yds Batting – 66in x 66in Backing – 3¾yds Binding – ½yd Finished size 58in square Cutting out 1 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the petals and cut the following from each: Eight (8) 2½in squares. One (1) 4in square. Four (4) 2in squares. 2 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the baskets and cut the following from each: One (1) 5in square. One (1) 3½in x 5in rectangle. One (1) 3½in x 2in rectangle. 3 Choose sixteen (16) 10in squares* for the stems and sepals and cut the following from each: Two (2) 3½in squares. One (1) 4in square. * Cut additional sets from the print fat quarters as required. 4…