Our new issue hits the shops this Thursday, with subscriber copies already hitting doormats across the UK. As well as helping you to hone your EPP and appliqué skills, you’ll find a fun fashion project inside plus Mandy’s Shaw’s organiser and (of course) the latest in Jo Avery’s A Month in the Country BOM series. We’ve filled every page with our usual mixture of quilting heritage, pretty fabrics and new tricks to up your quilt skills. You can order issue 23 in our online store today or see our Find Us page for your nearest stockist. Here’s what’s inside…
2 free gifts!
Or if we’re being exact, perhaps we should say 202 free gifts! Prepare to be hooked on kaleidoscope EPP as issue 23 comes with 200 paper pieces PLUS our Fussy Cut Kaleidoscope EPP pattern booklet. It’s packed with tips and tricks for getting best results from your EPP, plus this stunning wall hanging, designed (and meticulously stitched!) by our very own Laura Pritchard.
Beautiful projects for you to sew
Dancing with Daisies: Stitch some flower power with Jo Colwill’s irresistible appliqué masterclass. Cowslip workshops are putting together a kit containting all the fabric you need to sew the quilt top – you can order your kit here.
Square to Square: Make clever use of fabric patterns to create Carolyn Forster’s classic one-block quilt top.
High Fashion: Try your hand at improv cutting with Pam & Nicky Lintott’s handbag quilt.
The Quilter’s Friend: Never lose your needles again when you sew up Mandy Shaw’s appliqué wallet to hold all your quilting essentials!
Blossom & Shine: Show off your favourite fabric scraps wth Sharon Keightley’s appliquéd mini quilt and table runner.
Block of the month: Jo Avery’s ‘A Month in the Country’ series continues with FPP Wild Flowers Quilt Block.
Plus curl up with a cuppa and these must-reads…
- Essential Guide: Take Linda Clements masterclass in Bias Strip Appliqué
- Singers & Suffragettes: Jane Rae explores the history of the sewing machine
- Call the Midwife: Talking Quilts interviews Helen Baston
- “Develop your own quilting style” Pippa Moss chats to us about hand quilting
- Get Lynne Edwards’ top tips for making a mixed-sized block quilt