Nothing speaks to our souls quite like traditional blocks and units, salvaged scraps and classic floral prints, which is why we’ve filled this issue with all three! In issue 88, you will find a HST and appliqué design, featuring Flower and Star blocks, in sumptuous Sanderson prints; a geometric delight that combines the Ohio Star, Churn Dash and Shoo Fly blocks to complement your home all year round; a realistic tile-inspired design to hone your appliqué skills with; and a joyful, scrappy project to use even your smallest ‘crumb’ fabrics. Enjoy the latest issue of your favourite quilting magazine, arriving in the UK from 12 May.
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The Field of Flowers
Stitch our magnificent cover quilt this issue; Lynne Goldsworthy’s charming design that radiates the beauty of summer!
Combine a delectable fabric bundle of Emily Belle Brights from iconic brand, Liberty, with three classic quilting blocks to make a geometric beauty whose prints shine through on a crisp, white background.
Appliqué your way through Lynne Edwards MBE’s Set in Stone design for some soothing slow stitching, featuring gorgeous fabrics and meticulous accuracy.
Make a dent in your stash and create a prismatic, appliquéd ‘crumb quilt’, designed by Emily Bailey, where even the tiniest of scraps get put to good use!
- Become a master of the glorious Mariner’s Compass design under Lin Clements’ expert wing.
- Deirdre Bond-Abel welcomes us into her creative space for a sneak peek at her workflow.
- Anne Williams joins Manjit Jheeta and our very own Technical Editor, Paula Hope, to chat about a fantastic community project, the Guru Nanak Tapestry.
- Explore magnificent African fabrics with the fabulous Kena Tangi Dorsey’s Maker’s Guide!
- Sew the latest instalments of Nicola Dodd’s sweet Primrose Hill BOM series, Street Lamp and Bouquet.
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It’s our favourite time of the month –Issue 87 of Today’s Quilter has arrived! In our brand-new issue, we’ve got a stunning medallion quilt that’s perfect for spring; a delightful floral quilt that perfectly embodies the delights of the season; a charming mini quilt that features exquisite quilting detail; and a traditional Welsh frame quilt that’s steeped in history and is sure to make a dent in your stash! Not only that, but Issue 87 also comes with a fantastic set of quilt labels that are perfect for adding that special finishing touch to your quilts. Plus, Diary Dates has finally returned with info on quilting shows and exhibitions near you!
- Maypole Medallion Stitch our sensational cover quilt this month and hone your Y-seams skills in the process with Lynne Goldsworthy’s magnificent medallion.
- Gillyflower Sew a mesmerising carnations design using a Layer Cake in Nicola Dodd’s vintage-inspired design!
- Little Beauty Create a striking and satisfyingly symmetrical miniature quilt with Kumiko Frydl’s delicate project, featuring a palette of bold fuchsia and crisp white.
- Cariad Mawr Discover the history and tradition of a design that transcends time with Carolyn Forster’s Welsh beauty!
- Master single shape appliqué with Lin Clements’ fabulous Essential Guide.
- Discover the wonderful world of miniature quilts with Anne Williams.
- Fall in love with embroidered Welsh wholecloth quilts with Lynne Edwards MBE’s spectacular Maker’s Guide.
- Get a sneak peek of designer Karen Lewis’ sewing station in our Creative Spaces feature.
- Stitch the latest instalment of Nicola Dodd’s Primrose Hill BOM, Delicatessen and Post Box.
Issue 86 is here! That’s right, along with beautiful, lighter evenings, wildlife awakening from their winter slumber, and the promise of warmer weather in the air, the latest issue of Today’s Quilter arrives on shelves in the UK from 17 March. In our brand-new issue, you’ll find a magnificent medallion in perfect countrified shades; a classic, timeless design to master; a sweet appliquéd cushion to stitch over a long weekend; and a bright and bold Jelly Roll quilt in Anna Maria Horner prints.
- Aunt Ella’s Quilt Stitch this month’s glorious cover quilt – a beautiful combination of medallion setting and appliqué detail – Deirdre Bond-Abel’s gorgeous farmhouse beauty.
- Vintage Beauty Fall in love with the traditional Double Wedding Ring; a design that has stood the test of time. And with Lynne Goldsworthy’s project, you can avoid all those tricky Y-seams!
- Spring Badger Welcome in the new season with Bernard the Badger and Bob the Blue Tit on Andrea Walpole’s gorgeous cushion project.
- Festival Lights Sew Pam and Nicky Lintott’s incredible and vibrant Jelly Roll project, perfect for showing off a favourite collection!
- Master creating the illusion of curves in Lin Clements’ excellent Essential Guide.
- Stitch Nicola Dodd’s latest designs in her Primrose Hill BOM; Park Railings and Bookshop! Plus, catch Nicola in conversation with Anne Williams in our Designer Profile!
- Become a sustainable stasher with Carole Lyles Shaw’s expert tips!
- Get a sneak peek into Carolyn Forster’s sewing haven!
January is over and spring is in our sights! And as TQ Editor, Fiona, mentions in her welcome letter to you this month, we hope that our latest issue brightens your day and is a welcome distraction to these gloomy winter days! So, why not discover all the stunning projects, inspiring news and more quilt-y delights in issue 85, out in the UK from 17 February.
- Regent Star Put your favourite fabric collection to good use with Emma Newman’s kaleidoscopic and cheerful quilt, our gorgeous cover project this issue.
- Lady of the Lake Combine pinks, greens, blues and neutrals and put a fresh twist on a classic design with Lynne Goldsworthy’s latest beauty!
- Signs of Spring Prepare to be blown away by Fi Bowman’s stunning Morris-inspired design, featuring impeccably detailed appliqué and beautiful blocks.
- Marblled Belle
Pick from your stash with Carolyn Forster’s scrappy delight that’s sure to help you hone your curved piecing skills!
- Discover simple band quilts with Lin Clements’ expertise in her jam-packed Essential Guide.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with the brilliant Alice Beasley as they chat about her striking figurative creations
- Explore Set in Stone quilts with Lynne Edwards’ masterclass!
- Get an exclusive behind the scenes peek at Nicola Dodd’s creative space.
- Plus, stitch the latest in our Primrose Hill BOM series –Clematis Trellis and Park Gates.
Published January 2022
A new year has arrived, quilters! We hope you’ve had a lovely start to 2022 – and it’s about to get even better with the arrival of issue 84, on sale in the UK from 20th January! With Jack frost working his magic throughout the winter season, you’ve got no excuse not to put on a pot of tea, grab yourself your cosiest, snuggest quilt to hunker down into with our latest issue.
- Norwegian Nights Stitch our breath-taking, folk-esque cover quilt this issue, designed by Lin Clements, in an array of beautiful prints on a solid and strong royal blue background.
- In the Night Sky Show off a favourite fabric collection in Lynne Goldsworthy’s out-of-this-world Pineapple block quilt!
- Mix and Match Make a dent in your stash with Carolyn Forster’s majestic scrappy design, made up of a variety of simple strips!
- Ohio in Springtime Breathe a new lease of life into the classic Ohio Star block with Karen Lewis’ cheerful and countrified quilt.
- The next in the Primrose Hill BOM series! Spend a weekend with the Market Basket and Clematis Vase blocks.
- Explore working with hexagons in Lin Clement’s expert Essential Guide that’s full to the brim of her top tips!
- Discover beautiful world fabrics with the wonderful Lynette S. Warren.
- Find your new favourite podcast to listen to as you sew with Anne Williams in Inspiration: Online Talks.
- Enjoy your exclusive gift with this issue; a brilliant set of 120 paper hexagons for English paper piecing!
Published December 2021
Can you believe it’s the final TQ issue of the year! Where has the time gone? As we hunker down to welcome in the new year and all the exciting possibilities it holds, why not gather inspiration for 2022 from issue 83 – out in the UK from 22 December!
- Colourful Compasses Stitch a showstopping compass pattern in a cheerful, rainbow palette for a quilt that will look darling anywhere in your home!
- Star Bright Put a fresh twist on the traditional Star design in a charming one-block-wonder project that’s sure to hone your y-seams skills!
- Baskets of Joy Sew Sally Ablett’s colourful Basket block design to show off a favourite fabric collection – perfect for some spring quilting!
- Vintage Diamonds Make a dent in your stash with Carolyn Forster’s scrappy, hand-pieced World Without End quilt!
- It’s the finale of Sarah Ashford’s Creating Connections column, and to finish off in style, she’s exploring how quilts are good for the soul.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with the fabulous Sujata Shah about her life, work and passion for fabrics and quilting.
- Sew the next instalment in Nicola Dodd’s Primrose Hill BOM.
- Discover pictorial Tree blocks with Lin Clement’s Essential Guide.
- Read all about the intriguing history behind The Quilters’ Guild Collection’s Scott Log Cabin quilt!
Published November 2021
Christmas is well and truly knocking on our door, and here at Today’s Quilter HQ, we’re already planning on which festive quilts are going where, when we can finally put the tree up and where the best places to hide the presents are! And after a long day, there’s nothing we’re looking forward to more than making a cup of cocoa, putting our feet up and getting cosy with issue 82 of Today’s Quilter.
- Softly Falling Snow Capture the spirit of winter in Fi Bowman’s masterful cover quilt that incorporates much of William Morris’ signature style.
- Soaring High Create a mélange of harmonious blue and cream HSTs in Lynne Goldsworthy’s tranquil, symmetrical design.
- Cross My Heart Dig through your scrap basket to make a variety of HSTs for Carolyn Forster’s colourful, vintage-inspired Crosses quilt.
- Warm Winter Wishes Hone your appliqué skills and get cosy over a long weekend with Yasmeen K. Branton’s winter cushion, the latest in her seasonal series.
- Tobias and the Angel Sew a beautiful frame quilt that’s sure to become a family heirloom, inspired by a quilt hidden behind a painting in a London antique shop.
- Primrose Hill’s next block in the BOM series! Take a stroll with a coffee and a pastry through Primrose Terrace.
- Reminisce on summer with Lin Clements’ Hawaiian appliqué Essential Guide!
- Explore how we infuse our personal beliefs into our work alongside Sarah Ashford in her Creating Connections column.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with the brilliant Adaku Parker, as they chat about Adaku’s incredible work and passion for African Wax Print fabric.
- Enjoy your gift with this issue – two handy pieced flower templates.
Published October 2021
As we’re heading closer to the new year, clinking glasses of fizz, thinking up our resolutions and prepping for celebrations, take some time to sit down, put your feet up and peruse the fantastic projects and features on offer in our brand-new issue.
- Chestnut Cabin Kindle a little Log Cabin love for our showstopping cover star this month, Alison Wood’s one-block-wonder in a red and gold colourway.
- Winter Stars Combine two sumptuous blocks for Lynne Goldsworthy’s charming stars design.
- Hanger Projects Stitch our three beautiful mini quilts to go with your hanger gift – No Place Like Home, Winter Glow and Under the Mistletoe.
- All Squared Up! Gather some of your most treasured scraps and fabric collections from your stash to stitch Carolyn Forster’s geometric beauty.
- Christmas Morning Join Benjamin and Hazel mouse under the tree on Christmas day with Andrea Walpole’s sweet, festive scene.
- Our brand-new BOM designed by Nicola Dodd, Primrose Hill – stitch the first block now (see below)!
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with the wonderful Susie Koren, chatting all about her landscape-inspired work.
- Sarah Ashford highlights different quilting organisations that enhance our brilliant community.
- Hone your EPP skills and create mesmerising, kaleidoscopic designs with Lin Clements’ master fussy-cutting EPP workshop in her Essential Guide.
Published September 2021
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Made even better by the arrival of issue 80, full of projects inspired by the magic and wonderment of the Yuletide. Pull your festive fabrics from your stash, light the fire and pop some uplifting jingles on as you sew your way through the season!
- Cranberries and Cream Would it really be Christmas without a red and white beauty? We think not! Stitch Lynne Goldsworthy’s delicious HST design.
- Rustic Dishes Breathe a new lease of life into a pattern that has stood the test of time with Alison Wood’s latest project in a quintessentially countrified colour palette.
- Mill and Stars Fall in love with the vintage, 1930’s inspired look of Carolyn Forster’s scrappy design – a project that’s sure to make a dent in your stash.
- Christmas Cracker Sew the perfect quilt to snuggle up with on Christmas Eve with Julie Taylor’s festive project in an array of sumptuous Liberty prints.
The final instalment of Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea BOM is here! So, grab all your blocks and get stitching them all together.
- Read all about this year's winners at The Festival of Quilts with a very special feature from Anne Williams.
- Discover or rekindle your love for English paper piecing with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide.
- Find out how Sarah Ashford is influenced by the seasons in her work.
- Explore The Quilters’ Guild Collection with curator Heather Audin; this month we’re looking at a 19th century patchwork Huswif!
Published September 2021
We’ve officially stepped over the threshold into September, and it seems that the golden trees, crisp mornings and cosy evenings of Autumn are approaching fast, and with its arrival comes the latest issue of your favourite magazine.
- Célestine Quilt Stitch an appliquéd medallion that’s sure to become a family heirloom to cherish for years to come with Véronique Diligent’s showstopping cover project.
- Butterfly Garden Celebrate the last of the summer haze with Sally Ablett’s beautiful flower and butterfly blocks quilt in a melange of Liberty’s Flower Show Midsummer prints.
- Rosehip Sew Nicola Dodd’s elegant precuts project that exudes the style of the Arts and Crafts era –a one-block-wonder inspired by a William de Morgan tile.
- Sunset Silhouette Pick out some colourful solids from your stash for Jo Avery’s serene wall-hanging, perfect for honing your improv piecing skills.
- Autumn Bounty Appliqué Yasmeen K Branton’s sweet, harvest-themed cushion, the third in our seasonal series, to help you welcome in the new season!
- Anne Williams catches up with the co-curators of the exciting QUILTS: Resurgence exhibition.
- Master undulating seams under Lin Clements’ expert guidance in this issue’s Essential Guide.
- Read all about The Quilters’ Guild Collection’s New Look jacket by Winifred Childs, a stunningly unique garment that has stood the test of time.
- Explore the fantastical world of colour with Sarah Ashford.
- Stitch the latest instalment of Karen Styles’ BOM series, the lovely Violet block.
Published August 2021
This month, we’ve got a delectable Dresden Plate reimagination in the form of our glorious cover quilt; a classic Schoolhouse with a twist Layer Cake project; a rosy, garden-themed quilt that’s just perfect for the current season; and a duo of quilts from the quilting world’s very own dynamic duo!
- Flowering Dresden Prepare to be blown away by Jo Avery’s stunning cover quilt this issue: her intricate and refreshing Dresden daisies beauty!
- Back to School Put your favourite Layer Cake to good use with Nicola Dodd’s sweet row-by-row quilt, featuring scenes of happy school children.
- Fun of the Fair Use just two units in Pam and Nicky Lintott’s mesmerising, kaleidoscopic project in a rainbow spectrum of beautiful colours!
- Petunia Trellis Combine blues, greens, pinks and yellows in Victoria Carrington’s delightful design to create a magical garden reverie in fabric and stitch.
- Step Into Spring Use all your spare HSTs from Fun of the Fair to make a wonderful diamonds design with Pam and Nicky Lintott’s bonus project.
- Conquer sewing curves and circles with Lin Clements’ expert guidance in her latest Essential Guide.
- Take a whistle-stop tour of stitching styles across the world with Sarah Ashford.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with the wonderful Sheila Frampton-Cooper and hear all about her quilting journey.
- Sew the eleventh instalment of Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea BOM – the gorgeous Ivy Border.
Published July 2021
In this issue, you will find a wondrous heirloom-in-the-making, full of intricate appliqué work; a 3D-illusion in fabric in the form of a Tumbling Blocks quilt; a dreamy row quilt featuring a variety of flower blocks; a scrap-busting hexagon beauty; and a delectable bag project that’s as pretty as it is practical!
- Orange Sherbert Hone your appliqué skills and make something magical with our glorious cover project by Irene Blanck – a design that’s as delicious as its namesake!
- Royal Blue Breathe new life into the traditional Tumbling Blocks design and allow yourself to be mesmerised by the 3D qualities of Lynne Goldsworthy’s quilt.
- Secret Garden Create a rosy row-by-row quilt by Lynne Goldsworthy that’s sure to look absolutely darling in your conservatory, summer-house or any room in your home!
- Hexagon Daisies Master pieced hexies with Carolyn Forster’s cheerful project that is bound to make a dent in your treasured scraps stash.
- Blossom and Bird Use your exclusive appliqué templates that come with issue 77 to stitch Heather Nugent’s delightful tote bag over a slow weekend.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with beloved designer, Petra Prins.
- Celebrate the act of quilting for a cause with Sarah Ashford.
- Take a masterclass in Basket Blocks with Lin Clements.
- Uncover the story of the QGBI Collection’s Wellington Quilt.
- Sew the latest instalment of Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea Block of the Month series, Water Lily.
Published June 2021
This month, we have a delightful, summery pre-cuts project that’s perfect for picnic outings and for wrapping up in for the cooler evenings; a soothing and symmetrical Dresden design that’s ideal for using up fat quarters; a tantalising curved-piecing project in an eclectic colourway; a sumptuous cushion project to get stuck into over a long weekend; and a handy bag project to top it all off!
- Bring Me Sunshine Joyful by name, joyful by nature is Nicola Dodd’s beautiful Baskets quilt – our wonderful cover quilt this issue, featuring retro blooms and gingham prints.
- Dresden Delight Put your most treasured scraps to good use in Lynne Goldsworthy’s colourful beauty – a beloved design amongst quilters!
- Flowering Snowball Combine a delectable palette of corals and blues with a traditional design in Jo Avery’s stunning project.
- Strawberry Tea Appliqué your way through a sweet cushion project, designed by Yasmeen K. Branton, in time for summer – the latest instalment of our seasonal series!
- Shoreline Bag Sew Debbie von Grabler-Crozier’s pretty and practical beach bag – perfect for those daytrips to the seaside – featuring twee beach huts in an array of colours all in a row.
- Join Sarah Ashford on a trip down memory lane as she explores quilts and practices of yesteryear and how they shape our view of quilting today.
- Learn all about Barbara Brackman, author of Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, her life, work and love of quilting blocks.
- Master diamonds and the tessellating designs they can create in quilts with Lin Clements’ expert guidance.
- Sew the ninth instalment of Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea BOM – Daisy Chain.
Published May 2021
This month, find a scrapbusting quilt as well as one featuring Snowball units and Bowtie blocks in a two-tone palette; a kaleidoscope design with stunning secondary designs; and a sweet wall-hanging project to create a portrait of your favourite furry friend.
- Web of Stars Stitch a beautiful and scrap-tastic project by Carolyn Forster, using the Star and Spider’s Web design, that’s sure to make a dent in your stash!
- Prism of Light Fall in love with the kaleidoscopic symmetry of Lynne Goldsworthy’s multicoloured project.
- French Lace With just a Jelly Roll, create an elegant quilt in a traditional red and white colourway to complement any room in your home.
- Pet Portrait Get creative with Katie Essam’s unique and personalised project that will hone your applique and freehand machine-embroidery skills!
- Join Anne Williams in an exciting feature all about The Festival of Quilts to celebrate its return for 2021.
- Uncover the fascinating history of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles Collection’s Hermann Korf’s Wool Coverlet with curator, Heather Audin.
- Explore the influences the great outdoors can have on our quilting practices with Sarah Ashford.
- Master machine-quilting at home with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide.
- Stitch the eighth block in our Rippon Lea series – Camellia.
Published April 2021
This month, we have a sumptuous Pickle Dish project in a medley of blues, greens, reds and yellows; a sparkling star design that dances across the quilt to magnificent effect; a wonderful Eight-Pointed Star and Double Monkey Wrench block project; a tranquil take on a traditional design and a lovely cushion project to brighten up your living room.
- Garden Games Stitch this month’s cover quilt; a cheerful and lively Pickle Dish design from Lynne Goldsworthy. It’s sure to add a touch of joy to any room in the house!
- Shimmer Star Fall in love with colour and pattern with a kaleidoscopic masterpiece from the brilliant Kaffe Fasset.
- Hilltop Meadow Delve into your favourite summery fabrics for Sally Ablett’s delightful two-block beauty in a bright and breezy colourway.
- River Cabin Sew Karen Lewis’ serene Irish Chain design and Log Cabin variation in a calming palette of blues, lilacs and golds.
- Window Box Blooms Appliqué your way through a sunny weekend with this whimsical cushion project from Jo Avery – perfect for getting some slow stitching in!
- Join Ann Williams on her exploration of North Country quilts.
- Master machine quilting at home with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide.
- Discover The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles’ fascinating Inlaid Patchwork Coverlet.
- Sarah Ashford is back with her Creating Connections column to talk all about how we commemorate and celebrate people and events in our quilts.
- Stitch the latest instalment of the Rippon Lea BOM, Rose.
Published March 2021
This month, we’ve got a stunning ‘stitch and flip’ project on a background of sumptuous navy fabric that allows its unique units to pop; a traditional two-block beauty in a balanced colourway of both warm and cool tones across the board; a breathtaking chain quilt in an explosion of colour; and a delightful spring-themed cushion – the first in a seasonal series – that will have you honing your appliqué skills! Your issue also includes a magnificent mini-quilts supplement with 9 designs from Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts – this is not one to miss!
- Berries and Birds Sew Nicola Dodd’s stunning ode to William Morris’ beloved print, Strawberry Thief, in her unique design with a contemporary twist.
- Sunny Schoolhouse Combine two popular blocks in Lynne Goldsworthy’s joyous design that will look fabulous draped on any bed or sofa this season!
- Daisy Chain Stitch a rainbow-toned chain quilt and practise your curved piecing with this beautiful project from Brigitte Giblin that will help you make a dent in your stash.
- Sweet Seedlings Hone your appliqué skills with the first in a seasonal series from Yasmeen K Branton. This darling cushion in a pink and purple colourway is the perfect way to welcome spring into your home!
- Join Lin Clements as she continues her exploration of colour in her latest Essential Guide, all about using colour schemes and wheels to find the perfect shades for your quilts.
- Discover the 19th century Sheriff Hutton quilt with Curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection, Heather Audin.
- Catch up with Sarah Ashford in her Creating Connections column as she explores the impact of quilting for family and friends.
- Anne Williams chats with the designer of this months’ project, Daisy Chain, Brigitte Giblin.
- Stitch the sixth block in Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea BOM – Spring Baskets.
Published February 2021
This issue, we’ve got a stunning rosy design that’s just as geometric in its style as it is in its dimensions; a mesmerising, multicoloured quilt that provides a myriad of colourway variations to play with; a delectable EPP project featuring adorable appliquéd birds; and an endearing home accessory project that will have you falling in love with new techniques over a cosy weekend indoors.
- The Walled Garden Gracing our cover this month is Victoria Carrington’s beautiful scrappy quilt in a blooming palette of pinks and greens that exudes charm with its unique dimensions.
- Love-lock Chains Challenge yourself to stick to solid fabrics with Sally Ablett’s rainbow-coloured quilt that is sure to become an evergreen piece to decorate your home with.
- Hexi Birds Hone your English Paper Piecing skills with Lynette Anderson’s beautiful heirloom-in-the-making in a sweet palette of blues, indigos and lilacs.
- A Visit to Pincushions Practise the art of thread sketching with Katie Essam’s delightful draught excluder and doorstop project, featuring the quaint Pincushions haberdashery shop!
- Become a colour connoisseur with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide on understanding colour.
- Join Anne Williams in conversation with textile artist, Christine Green, on her liberated approach to quilting.
- Our new columnist, the fabulous Sarah Ashford, chats social media and explores how it can bring us together now more than ever.
- Uncover the fascinating history behind Ina MacRae’s Mosaic Coverlet.
- Stitch the latest instalment of Karen Styles’ Rippon Lea BOM – Sweet Pea.
Published January 2021
We're bringing a burst of fresh inspiration to your quilting with this stunning issue for the new year ahead, as well as some delightedly chintz and traditional knot quilt patterns. With a new year comes fresh ideas to conjure up, new fabric collections to fawn over and the latest issue of your favourite quilting magazine! This month, we have an elegant diamonds quilt in a palette of rich reds and blues; a vintage-style hand-piecing project, inspired by a treasured quilt from yesteryear; a calming and nautical foundation paper pieced wall-hanging and a stunning teapot quilt that’s will perfectly decorate your home in time for spring’s upcoming arrival.
- Cashmere Diamonds Showcase a favourite fabric collection in this beautiful quilt, featuring a trio of dazzling diamonds that create a truly mesmerising design.
- Vintage TeapotsLet your favourite ditsy prints sing in Tilda’s World’s gorgeous teapots quilt that has us dreaming of summertime street parties.
- Calm WatersFoundation paper piece the hours away with Diane Morrison’s stunning wall-hanging design that encapsulates a nautical, fresh coastal scene.
- Lover’s Promise Fall in love with Carolyn Forster’s hand-pieced beauty that was inspired by a much-loved vintage quilt that this project brings to life.
- Sarah Ashford kicks off her brilliant new column, Creating Connections
- Take a masterclass in tessellations under the expert guidance of Lin Clements in her latest Essential Guide
- Join Anne Williams as she chats with quilter and designer, Sarah Hibbert, about how she’s breathing new life into old traditions
- Discover Eleanor Skinner’s Carpet Patchwork with Heather Audin
- Complete Karen Styles’ latest instalment of her Rippon Lea BOM series, Hyacinth.
Published December 2020
This issue, we have an earthy-toned beauty inspired by Australian interiors; a kaleidoscopic one-block-wonder in a palette of raspberry and blue; a scrappy borders project to delve into your stash for; and a wonderful fabric birthday book, ideal for storing all your cards, envelopes and stamps so you never miss a loved one’s special day!
- Launceston Tiles: This month’s majestic cover project is Deirdre Bond-Abel’s tile-inspired quilt in a harmonized terracotta and blue colourway.
- Angel Cottage: Sew a stunning medallion quilt in all your most treasured scraps with Judy Newman’s project, inspired by a real life 400-year-old cottage!
- Block Magic: Rotate a single block to create a mesmerising design with minimal effort in a rosy palette that’s sure to brighten up January’s dark evenings!
- Birthday Book: Hone your appliqué skills over a weekend of stitching with Anne Varley’s beautiful and unique project that’s just as practical as it is pretty!
- Mary Mayne is back to complete her three-part Scrap Bag series and leaves us with her best scrap-salvaging tips and a delightful cushion project
- Anne Williams chats with textile artist, Magenta Kang, about how she puts her own twist on an ancient Korean tradition
- Master Clamshell Patchwork with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide
Published November 2020
- Medallion magic: Lynne Goldsworthy’s technicolour medallion quilt
- Two-block design: Sew an abundance of HST’s and QST’s in Sally Ablett’s two-block beauty
- Master curved piecing as you go with Julie Taylor’s elegant wedding ring quilt.
- Hand-stitched: Find some time to do some soothing hand-stitching with our festive, yet evergreen, wall-hangings
- Pictoral quilts: Anne Williams explores what makes pictorial quilts so magical with a beautiful selection of example
Published October 2020
- Star Bright: sew our magical cover quilt, Lynne Goldsworthy’s festive two-block design
- Joyeux Noël: Stitch a quilt that sings with yuletide cheer with Amanda Little’s comforting Christmas star design
- Folded Fancies: Add some fabric pizzazz to your décor.
- The Grape Thieves: Fall in love with the stunning motifs and prints in Fi Bowman’s delectable William Morris design
- Tiddlywinks: Show off your curved piecing with Susan Ache’s minimalist, two-toned, festive quilt.
- ’Twas the Night Before Christmas supplement
- New Block of the Month: The stunning Rippon Lea by Karen Styles, starting with her first instalment, Petunia.
Published October 2020
- Stars and Dashes: Get into the Christmas spirit with our stunning cover project by Lynne Goldsworthy
- Austen Heirloom: Sew Sally Ablett’s glorious design based on the iconic Jane Austen coverlet
- Sweetbriar: Piece a unique, geometric design from Nicola Dodd in rosy prints and soft greens.
- Perfect Poinsettia: Stitch a satisfying weekend project with Yasmeen K. Branton’s appliquéd cushion
- Anne Williams delves into the BAMPFA’s unparalleled collection of African American quilts
- Master working with wool fabrics under the expert guidance of Lin Clements
- Finish your very own Spoondrift quilt by gathering all your blocks from the series and choose
Published September 2020
- Handy hexagon tool!
- Lynne Goldsworthy’s kaleidoscopic quilt pattern
- Sally Ablett’s striking geometric quilt in Liberty prints.
- Give your home a little New York style with a one-block, showstopping design in Bari J fabric
- Settle down at your sewing station to make a delightful sewing purse
- Appliqué a pretty village of houses with Sallieann Harrison’s wonderful wallhanging!
Published August 2020
- Wedding Bells: Appliqué Jo Avery’s Double Wedding Ring quilt
- Waves of Colour: Stitch Alison Wood’s calming Bargello quilt in a serene blue and lilac colourway
- Rustic Rainbow: Add a colourful twist to the traditional Half Log Cabin with Amanda Little’s latest creation
- Nouveau Roses: Hone your reverse appliqué skills and stitch a decorative cushion in stained-glass style.
- Essential Guide: Become an expert of corded quilting with Lin Clements masterclass.
Published July 2020
- Garden of Roses: Stitch Sharon Keightley’s enchanting two-toned quilt featuring a bloom of darling appliqué florals.
- Liberty Lone Star: Show off your favourite fabric collection in this delightful strip-pieced Lone Star from Jenni Smith. She has used a set of luscious Liberty prints to really make the design shine.
- Tulips of Amsterdam: Get inspired by the beautiful city of Amsterdam as Nicola Dodd has done in her stunning pictorial quilt, featuring the city’s signature flowers and canals!
- Cosy Carnations: Stitch this satisfying weekend project: a cushion inspired by Baltimore album quilts.
- Learn all about disappearing blocks: with Lin Clements in her latest Essential Guide
Published June 2020
- Tulip Bouquets: Add a little floral flair to your home with Victoria Carrington’s stunning fabric folding project in Tilda and Makower Bijoux prints.
- True Blue: Gather shades of serene blue to feature on a contrasting white background adorned with a flock of Flying Geese to create Sally Ablett’s latest quilt.
- String-Sane: Sew up strips of your most treasured scraps and make a dent in your stash as you create Sarah Fielke’s pretty strings quilt.
- Friendship Braid: Showcase a sumptuous Liberty fabric collection in Amanda Little’s variation of the French braid that will shine no matter the season.
- Spring Bunny Tea Cosy: Hone your appliqué skills with Anne Varley’s delightful tea cosy, featuring a sweet spring bunny, and add a bit of quilted magic to your kitchen.
Published May 2020
Issue 62 is full of fabric inspiration, latest quilt-y news and projects galore! We have a sweet Log Cabin quilt in beautiful, pastel shades for you to show off some of your favourite prints; a striking fat quarter project in a beautiful sunset palette; an enchanting, Venetian-style millefiori project to delve into your stash for; and a sweet, retro-themed oven glove and potholder set with appliqué detail to give your kitchen a little makeover!
Published April 2020
This issue included a beautiful vintage-style project for you to stitch up while making a dent in your scraps stash; a modern take on the stunning Sunflower and Hearts heritage quilt in a Springtime palette of pinks and greens; a bright and airy design made entirely of half-square triangles; a delightful, Midwestern-inspired quilt in Sharon Holland’s Spirited collection; and a cheerful Hawaiian-themed tote bag to whip up over a weekend.
Published March 2020
This issue we have a clever Union Square variant in pretty pastels; a satisfying weekend project in a myriad of blues and pinks that will spruce up your dining-room; a beautiful, sun-kissed North Country Quilt inspired quilt; a speedy ‘Magic 8’ project that will help you make a favourite fabric collection shine; and a glorious row-by-row project straight from the intricate interiors of Morocco. Order your copy today in our online store.
- Paradise Found: Our gorgeous cover quilt this issue is Nicola Dodd’s spring themed quilt, featuring two variants of the Union Square block!
- Meriwether Meadow: From Art Gallery Fabrics comes this stunning Magic 8 method design, perfect for infusing a little colour into your home.
- Moroccan Magic: Jo Avery combines red, white and blue with aqua in her evocative Moorish tile project that’s bursting with summer tones.
- Paved with Gold: Carolyn Forster gets inspired by North Country Quilts in this radiant quilt in yellows and golds!
- Amethyst Appliqué tablerunner: Put your appliqué skills to the test and decorate your dining-room table in the process with Yasmeen K Branton’s pretty table runner.
- Lin Clements makes sense of equilateral triangle techniques with her expert advice
- Block of the month: Janet Clare is back with her sixth block of the month in her Spoondrift series, Mariner’s Compass.
Published February 2020
We have a bright and breezy Milkmaid’s Star quilt in a calming blue and white colourway; a satisfying floral weekend project, a show-stopping Lonestar quilt; an appliqué project to put your hand-piecing skills to the test; and a glorious foundation paper pieced beauty to get stuck into! Order your copy today in our online store!
- Blue Belle quilt: Carolyn Forster’s Milkmaid’s Star beauty
- Primrose Parade: Lin Clements’ foundation paper pieced masterpiece
- Garden Trellis: Deirdre Bond-Abel is back with yet another beautiful appliqué quilt
- Fruit Starburst: Jo Avery combines Lonestar blocks with lively colours
- Oh, Petal: Wear your work with pride with this delightful floral tote bag
- Lin Clements dishes out her knowledge on the delicate practice of kantha quilting
- Jane Rae flies us to Alabama for her next travelling quilter adventure
- Janet Clare introduces the next Spoondrift block, Seaweed.
Published January 2020
Savour the last few weeks of Winter and cosy up with issue 58 of Today’s Quilter, packed with delectable projects to inspire you for your first projects of 2020! We’ve got Spring-themed projects to get you on track to welcoming a new season; scrap-friendly designs to make a dent in your stash; geometrical showstoppers, including a pineapple block quilt; a layer cake project to get stuck into and a sweet appliqué cushion to freshen up your sofa. Anne Williams discovers the surprising repurposing of the feed sack of America’s yesteryear while Lin Clements helps you perfect your Bargello patchwork skills with our Essential Guide.
In July the quilting community was saddened to learn that Quilters Newsletter, the beloved magazine started by Bonnie Leman 47-years-ago, was being shut down by F+W Media. Leman founded Quilters Newsletter in 1969 and published the first issue in September of that year from her kitchen table.
On average, you can expect to pay anywhere between 3 cents to 15 cents per square inch for quilting services with the average total cost around $175 for a 50" x 70" quilt. The price of quilting can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code).
The US Basic annual rate is $198.87 which includes event issues (issues charged higher than standard cover price) published in a 12 month period.
Quilts are officially making a comeback. Grandma chic is a design trend that's been making a comeback for a while now: You can see it in the range of the viral aesthetics that have taken over Instagram and TikTok, from cottagecore to grandmillennial style.
- Quilters World Magazine. ...
- American Patchwork And Quilting Magazine. ...
- Quiltmaker Magazine. ...
- Quilters Companion Magazine. ...
- Patchwork And Quilting Magazine. ...
- Love Patchwork And Quilting Magazine. ...
- Art Quilting Studio Magazine. ...
- Quiltfolk Magazine.
Some other publications recently no longer in print include: O magazine, Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Popular Science, Shape, Air & Space Smithsonian, and ARTnews.
Quilts are expensive because of the labor required to make them. Quilts require pieces of fabric to be evenly cut and sewn together to get the basic shape of a blanket. Then that piece must be sewn together with batting, backing, and binding to create a finished blanket.
How much profit can a longarm quilting business make? Total annual profit depends upon your fee structure and the number of orders you complete. If you charge by the square inch, a basic longarm service on a queen size quilt will earn you just under $100, with a king size coming in at $125.
Sewing is Cool states that a queen size quilt starts around $350 and can go as high as $1,500. A baby quilt will run between $150 and $400. There is a lot of competition. Visit online marketplaces and see how your competition is pricing.