Celebrate spring with issue 48

Today's Quilter issue 48 cover

Get ready for a fresh batch of quilting inspiration with our brand new issue! Issue 48 is out this week and it’s filled with fresh quilt patterns for you to try. Read on for our issue preview…

This month’s quilts are infused with seasonal shades and a good dose of traditional patchwork for you to play with. Inside you’ll find everything from striking Lone Star quilt tops to top tips for your Log Cabin Blocks and a stunning garden-inspired cover quilt from Lynne Goldsworthy.

What’s inside the issue?

Today's Quilter issue 48 covergift

We can’t WAIT to see what you all make with your mini block rulers!

Your gift this month: Cut perfect squares, triangles and hexagons from 212in strips with this issue’s gift – a set of 3 Mini Block Rulers. They’re great for fussy cutting with marked lines to help you centre them when snipping into your favourite prints.

Quilt gallery: inside issue 48…

TQ48 bed of roses quilt

Bed of Roses: Sink into a mix of warm cosiness with contrasting hues of pinks and blues – Lynne Goldsworthy’s cover design pairs pretty prints with two blocks in a chequerboard pattern to create a garden-inspired heirloom quilt.

Radiating SparklesUse scraps from your stash alongside a contemporary solid to create Julie Taylor’s strip-pieced version of a Lone Star.

TQ48 nesting birds quilt
Nesting Birds: Nicola Dodd’s traditional frame quilt combines cooing birds with romantic hearts and flowers. Embroider a special date at the centre to turn it into a personalised heirloom.

TQ48 star quilt block
Block of the Month: Carolyn Forster’s Hand-pieced sampler continues with this Unfolding Star quilt block.

TQ48 Table runner
Homeward Bound: Combine quick-pieced Half-square Triangles and fractured Flying Geese units to make Joy Edgington’s table runner that celebrates birds flying home for spring.

TQ48 Dresden Carnival quilt

Dresden Carnival: Bring joy and cheer to any room with a fiesta theme! Pam and Nicky Lintott show you how to mix large and small Dresden Plates, pieced from jelly roll strips into a vibrant coloured palette.

TQ48 Sewing Tidy project

Use your Mini Block Rulers and a handful of Jelly Roll strips to sew this sewing room tidy!

Oh Sew Tidy: Keep your favourite notions close Laura Pritchard’s hanging storage project.

All this, plus great reads…

  • Quilting Heritage: Go behind the scenes at The American Museum with Kaffe Fassett’s Quilting in America exhibition
  • Essential Guide: Get to grips with Log Cabins and perfect your technique with Lin Clements’ Essential Guide
  • Countryside Quilting: Jo Colwill shares her love of quilting houses and seaside scenes
  • World wide whispers Discover a unique, collaborative quilting project that spans the globe.

Get stitching with issue 48 today! It’s available in our UK online store or if you’re overseas you can order your copy here.