Our new issue is hitting the doormats of subscribers around the UK as we type this, and will officially hit UK newsstands this Thursday, 17 August. We’re sharing a sneak peek of some of our issue highlights below. (And yes, that cover quilt IS made with Kaffe Fassett fabric! We’ll show you how…)
Up your free-motion quilting game!
We quilters know only too well the impact that the quilting design you choose can make on your finished quilts. Free-motion quilting can create beautiful effects, but it can be daunting when you’re starting out…
Whether you’re quilting on your domestic sewing machine or are lucky enough to have access to a longarm variety, we’ve made this 44 page free supplement for you! It’s full of tips, projects and designs to inspire you from expert Angela Walters (author of some of our favourite free motion quilting books). Let us know how you get on!
Look inside issue 26!
Here are a few of our favourite highlights from our new issue…
When it comes to colour-pros, two of our favourites have joined forces for our cover star quilt, above! Jo Avery created it using Kaffe Fassett fabric and the result is a quilt to treasure. Use up all those bold, big patterns in this playful design, complete with a clever machine appliqué technique that gives this design a twist of tendrils, creeping over a patchwork wall.
Fill your bedroom with classic star blocks in various sizes with this gorgeous sampler quilt that is sure to become an heirloom.
Ship ahoy! Enjoy a patchwork voyage with this jolly boat-themed quilt.
Sew a gorgeous quilt inspired by pieces from yesteryear with our In Full Bloom quilt: vintage themes and patterns abound and you get to have lots of fun with appliqué leaves and florals!
Let your quilting do the talking with this classic quilt design on hand-dyed fabric by Trudi Wood.
All this, plus great reads…
- Lynne Edwards MBE discovers miniature blocks can be just as fun to make as bigger ones
- Essential Guide: Linda Clements shares her tips and tricks for perfect Dresden Plates
- Block of the Month: Harvest time inspired Jo Avery to create this month’s basket blocks
- Blue Sky Thinking: our lovely Features Editor Jane Rae chats to Edyta Sitar (of Laundry Basket Quilts, pictured below).
- Quilt as Desired: Meet free motion quilting expert Angela Walters