Our new issue 28 hits the shops today, and we’re in the mood for some cosy festive quilting! We’ve packed issue 28 with beautiful quilts and some expert tips for creating Christmas patchwork projects to treasure for years. Get your copy today in our online store (or download your issue 28 shape templates here). Here’s our top 10 things to look forward to in issue 28…
1. Discover the joys of fussy cutting
Issue 28 comes with a handy set of Fussy Cut Template Set to help you sew up eye-catching effects from those treasured prints in your fabric stash. Our Technical Editor talks you through how to get the best results from fussy cutting with her top tips here.
2. Stay cosy with Christmas curves
Lynne Goldsworthy’s stunning cover quilt is the perfect project to curl up with and get stuck into during the chilly Autumn evenings.
3 Sew up a sweet stars quilt
Create the perfect quilt for any bedroom and sleep under a cover of sparkling stars with Pam & Nicky Lintotts’ Dancing Stars quilt.
4. Oh Christmas tree…
We’ve got a wonderful weekend patchwork project to create a festive focal point for your home this Christmas – sew Sheila Donnachie’s Festive tree skirt and don’t be surprised if you find yourself humming Jingle Bells while you sew…
5. Sew EPP tree decorations
While you’re in the mood for Christmas sewing, transform fabric scraps into this clever patchwork star using English Paper Piecing techniques.
6. Enjoy some slow stitching…
Our very own Laura Pritchard shows you how to sew this fussy-cut cushion using your free fussy cut shape templates to make an eye-catching design.
7. Curl up with great reads
Ramp up your creativity with our Essential Guide to piecing wedges to give a whole new dimension to Dresden designs. Curl up with a cuppa and our Meet the Artist feature about Pauline Burbidge (one of the UK’s foremost quilt artists), and discover the story of Aunt Martha’s quilt – and one lady’s journey from slavery to freedom.
8. Explore our Festival of Quilts galleries!
We’ve loved bringing together all the winning quilts from this summer’s festival into a ‘Best in Show’ gallery for you to explore the designs that wowed the judges… and had us spending hours studying all their glorious detail in person at the Festival!
9 Experiment with lattice blocks
Designer Fi Bowman is inspired by the 19th centre practice of crossed letters to create this beautiful Crossed and Recrossed quilt (made by Julie Yates, quilted by The Bramble Patch). Find out how to make your own version inside the issue!
10 Revealed! Block of the month – the finished quilt
She’s been sharing a new design in her A Month in the Country series for the past year, now Jo Avery’s bringing all her quilt block designs together to make one beautiful quilt. Sewalong and assemble your blocks… and don’t forget to share a photo with us of your finished quilt!