Today's Quilter 80

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 129,37
R 1 187,62
13 Issues

in this issue

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Our first festive issue is here! Not wanting to overwhelm you too much so early in the year, we have filled the pages with a mixture of Christmas makes and traditionally-inspired designs. Julie Taylor’s nostalgic Liberty quilt is sure to be a favourite the night before Christmas, while Lynne Goldsworthy’s classic red and white/cream Lone Star design (cleverly made using HSTs for the Lone Stars so it can be machine pieced) will look stunning with any festive home decorations. Moving away from Christmas makes, Alison Woods’ gorgeous Double X project has a setting based on a quilt at the Virginia Quilt Museum. Carolyn Forster shows you how to use up your scraps in a charming Stars and Octagons design, with tips for big stitch quilting it. You might have noticed,…

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inspired by…

THE FABRIC BEST OF MORRIS 2021 Quilter, quilt historian and author, Barbara Brackman’s latest offering for Moda, Best of Morris 2021, returns to William Morris’ garden for inspiration. The prints feature florals and leafy branches as well as the birds and rabbits that shared the garden. Patterns include long-time favourites from the master of translating nature to cloth, coloured with subtle shades that echo the natural dyes that were so important to Morris’ Arts and Crafts vision. Best of Morris 2021 by Barbara Brackman for Moda is available now.) To see the collection, visit THE PROJECT DEAR JANE Celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of Dear Jane! Whether you have made The Quilt or are ready to make your first block, there’s something new in this book for you. Author, Brenda Manges Papadakis, delves into history,…

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the world of tula pink

Discover the beautiful, rainbow aesthetic of popular designer Tula Pink! Get a special insight into Tula’s iconic work with your fantastic collector’s edition supplement, along with this issue of Today’s Quilter. Take a peak through the pages and sprinkle a little technicolour magic into your home with marvellous projects and block designs, including Tula’s astounding statement quilt, Opening Night. Comprising of just one block in different sizes, by mixing it up with various prints and rainbow colours, it creates a striking effect! We also love the monotone background, that does a wonderful job of making the colours in the foreground really shine. There is also a stunning medallion design, scrapbusting pineapple throw and striking Irish Chain quilt to make, plus more! Infuse your work with a healthy dose of bright and bold colour…

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fresh picks all the latest quilting news

Christmas at Buttermilk Acres Ho, ho, ho! Riley Blake are ramping up for Christmas with their quaint and traditional vintage-themed fabric collection, Christmas at Buttermilk Acres! The cosy collection, designed by Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin, is sure to add an extra helping of festive magic to your quilting project this Yuletide, with prints featuring sweet illustrations of Father Christmas with that all important twinkle in his eye, holly sprigs, reindeers, snowflakes and more! The collection also boasts a handful of beautiful panels depicting the big man himself hard at work on Christmas Eve! Sew festive! It’s that time of year again! Hemline are back with a new fantastic advent calendar for 2021! The Hemline advent calendar makes a brilliant gift for fellow quilters, budding stitchers and family of all ages… and,…

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show & tell join in and be part of our community

Willpower, wildlife and wonderment Here’s what I’ve been doing during the last lockdown – it has been a lifeline for me, especially since last September when I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my hands and wrists and couldn’t even pick up a pin, let alone use a rotary cutter! At that time, I was convinced I would never sew again, but after physiotherapy, medication and determination not to give up, I gradually improved and am now almost fully recovered. I just have to be careful not to do too much at a time. I was given Elizabeth Hartman’s Forest Friends pattern by a friend and, as I have lots of small pieces of batiks, I set about making the quilt for my granddaughter who is 8 years old and has a lifelong…

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cranberries and cream

You will need Dark red fabrics – Five (5) to six (6) fat quarters* Light red fabrics – Seven (7) to eight (8) fat quarters* Cream (BKG) fabrics – 3¾yds* Binding fabric – ½yd Backing fabric – 4½yds Batting – 81in square Templates – Twenty-seven (27) 2in and sixteen (16) 1½in HST templates (See Templates section) Finished size Approx. 72in x 72in Fabrics used ‘Cranberries and Cream’ by 3 Sisters for Moda – Other materials used Batting: 279 Cotton Mix 80:20 Threads: Aurifil 50wt for piecing and 40wt for quilting Basting: Odif 505 spray HST templates: If you would like templates to make other HST sizes, go to lilysquilts for a resource containing templates in nine different sizes, together with two patterns each in three different sizes Notes *Lynne used…