Start a fresh year of quilting with us: issue 18 out now

Today's Quilter issue 18

Our new issue is out today. Well, technically it’s been gracing the doormats, living rooms and coffee tables of subscribers for a few days now, but you can now get your copy in the shops. If you’ve already got your hands on a copy, remember you can download our issue 18 templates full size here. If not, here’s what we’ve got in store for our first new issue of 2017…

Lynne Edwards Cathedral Windows quilt

Let’s start with your free gift this month! Master the art of Cathedral Windows with our exclusive free supplement. Or if you’re already a fan, discover Lynne Edwards’ new technique to help you achieve faster and stronger results. Once you’ve practised this new machine method, we’ve got five stunning projects to show off your skills and create beautiful Cathedral Window quilts and accessories with a three-dimensional twist.

Pickle Dish Delight Jo Avery quilt

Once you’ve managed to put down your new Cathedral Windows blocks, we’ve got a jam-packed selection of quilts and the best of quilting heritage to keep you busy well into the new year. Begin your year with Jo Avery‘s kaleidoscopic Pickle Dish Delight quilt – it’s a great excuse to play with curves and Foundation Paper Piecing. We’re in awe of Jo’s design skills and colour wizardry!Firecracker patchwork quilt

Start the new year with a bang (and save time on prepping your fabric by using a Jelly Roll) with this Firecracker quilt by Pam & Nicky Lintott. You’ll get to have fun playing with 60-degree triangles to create this bold star pattern.

Red & White medallion quilt

Two-tone quilts are here to stay this year, and it’s no surprise when you can achieve eye-catching effects like those in Mandy Shaw‘s Red & White Medallion quilt. There’s plenty to keep you busy with this charming design that gives an instant country cottage feel to any room.

The Rose Star quilt

Go large this January with Carolyn Forster‘s one block project – The Rose Star quilt. Carolyn was inspired by a 1930’s quilt to create this stunning design that isn’t too complicated.

Snowflakes quilt block

If you’re sewing along with our Block of the Month series (Jo Avery’s A Month in the Country  serires), then capture a little winter magic with block 4, this beautiful snowflake design.

Also in issue 18

  • Quilting heritage: discover the magical world of Lucy Boston.
  • Quilt as desired: find out more about award-winning quilter Philippa Naylor
  • Back story: did you know that Jane Austen was an accomplished seamstress too?
  • Lynne Edwards MBE: answers your quilting queries
  • Essential Guide: Linda Clements shows you all you need to know about marking tools
  • Half-inch needle book: show off even the tiniest scraps with Ali Burdon’s quick-piece project.

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