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Snowball Cushion
Finished size: 56cm (22in) square Patchwork FUNdamentals patchworkfun chris.jurd@bigpond.com • 30cm (⅜yd) orange print fabric • Fat quarter black print fabric • Fat quarter aqua print fabric • 3in square pink print fabric • 40cm (½yd) each of four lo
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KEEP UP YOUR QUILTING IN 2021 WITH THIS Special Offer
ONE YEAR (6 ISSUES) Quilters Companion magazine RRP $77.70 PLUS SPECIAL EDITION Great Australian Quilts RRP $12.95 PLUS YOUR CHOICE OF one 2021 diary (Quilters Companion, WellBeing or Australian Country Gardens) and one 2021 wall calendar (Our Austra
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A Quilt For The Litt Le One
Finished quilt size: 184cm (72½in) square Finished block size: 6in and 12in square Made by Slade madebyslade@hotmail.com • Two Jelly Rolls or at least 69 strips of assorted print fabrics, 2½in x width of fabric (large blocks) • Two Honey Buns or at l
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IN THE Market
MiniJumbuk Nu–Wool wadding is made to high and exacting standards in Adelaide, South Australia. Buying Nu-Wool supports Australian jobs and Australian farmers. This wool batting is simply the best there is and provides great drape as well as providin
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Elizabeth Humphreys
Elizabeth started working on her first-ever quilt in 1968 using surplus materials from her dressmaking, and applying sewing skills learned from her mother, who used a Singer treadle machine that had belonged to her mother. It wasn’t until 1975 that s
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ON THE Road
During these unprecendented times some of the businesses listed on these pages may be operating in a different way. Most are ‘open’ for business, but they may be offering less hours, online only, mail order and/or virtual shopping. Go online or call
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Heartfelt
Finished quilt size: 186.5cm (73½in) square fimch2@gmail.com cherylfilby • 1.65m (1 ⅞yd) large floral navy print fabric (Border 10 and binding) • 1.5m (1⅝yd) cream print fabric (quilt centre background and Borders 1, 2 and 3) • 65cm (¾yd) red print f
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Diary Dates
Please check dates and venues It is hoped that the quilting events planned for the second half of 2020 will be able to proceed as planned and provide the joy and motivation they usually do. However, please check with the individual organisers to ensu
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Domestic MACHINE QUILTING
Anita Ellis www.hillsidequilting.com.au Hello again. We have been discussing heaps of things to do with ruler quilting in the last couple of articles. The last article explored how to combine ruler work with free-motion designs. This issue I am going
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The Basics Guide
The Basics Guide provides information and explanations about tools and techniques required to make a quilt. Many of the items needed are general sewing supplies, and the specialist quilting tools can be found at your favourite patchwork shop. The Bas
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New Traditions Christmas Wreath
Finished quilt size: 113cm (44½in) square Finished block size: 5in square Lilabelle Lane Creations lilabellelane sharon@lilabellelanecreations.com • Scraps of assorted red print fabrics to total about 20cm (¼yd). Sharon used Liberty prints • Scraps o
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Stockists & Contacts
A1 Craft and Quilting Ph: 0438 877 664, website: www.a1craftandquilting.com.au A Little Patch of Country Ph: (03) 5633 2311, website: www.littlepatch.com.au Batik Oetoro Ph: (02) 4943 8808, website: www.dyeman.com Bellarine Sewing Centre Ph: (03) 522
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Off the Shelf
Available from Search Press Australia. Please go to searchpress.com.au for details, email: sales@searchpress.com.au or call at Tel: 02 47228323 By Teri Lucas There have been a lot of books published in recent years to help quiltmakers improve their s
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Outback Australia Western Victoria to Alice Springs
Let’s consider combining a few major destinations, seeking out local patchwork shops and related museums, and heading off with likeminded souls on a road trip with Michelle Marvig as your tour leader! Grab a coffee and get comfy on your coach as you
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Log Cabin Variation
Finished quilt size: 183cm x 137cm (72in x 54in) Finished block size: 18in square patforsterblog.wordpress.com pat.forster@iinet.net.au • 60cm (⅝yd) each of three coordinated print fabrics • 60cm (⅝yd) each of three solid green medium-value fabrics a
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Technique Tutorial Binding
While the binding is a fairly simple part of the construction of a quilt, there are a few considerations to keep in mind, including choosing the fabric, deciding if you want straight of grain or bias, and the method you use to attach the binding to t
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Linen and Logs Scarf
Finished size: 28cm x 122cm (11in x 48in) michelle@pieceville.com.au www.pieceville.com.au michellemarvig • 45cm (½yd) lightweight charcoal linen (140cm/55in) wide • Assorted fabric scraps in a range of teal, grey and taupe prints • 20cm (¼yd) dark s
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Quilt Tales from Around the Mountain
Wendy Sorrensen 100cm (39½in) square Artist’s statement: “City Limits allowed me to experiment with a simple abstract design and a bright colour palette. My work is influenced by quilt artist Melody Johnson.” Cindy Dobbin 66cm x 61cm (26in x 24in) Ar
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Editor’s Journal
It has been so disappointing and frustrating that we haven’t had the opportunities to visit local and state quilt and craft shows and exhibitions for most of this year. The organising groups have been saddened and frustrated too, as all the planning
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The City That Never Sleeps
Finished size: 217cm (85½in) square Block size: 5in • Wide assortment of print fabrics to total about 9m (10yd) (New York Beauty blocks) • 3.6m (4yd) plain white fabric (block backgrounds) • 2.3m (2½yd) print fabric (border) • 70cm (¾yd) plain fabric
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QC No. 105 Vol.19 No.5 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2020 Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Contributors Anita Ellis Pattern Artist Susan Cadzow Designer Bianca de Ocampo Photographers Ken Brass, Joe Filshie Stylists Georgie Dolling, Sandra Hi
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Colonial Flowers
Finished quilt size: 155cm (61in) square Finished block size: 12in square Jedi Craft Girl www.jedicraftgirl.com jedicraftgirl • One Jelly Roll or at least 17 strips of assorted red print fabrics, 2½in x width of fabric (blocks) • 1m (1⅛yd) aqua flora
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Quilty Treasures
With pandemic impacts including closed borders and a halt on international travel, Australians are turning to our regional, outback and coastal destinations. The highway beckons! Consider combining a few major destinations, seeking out the local patc
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Block Of The Month Programs & kits
Kits and block of the month programs are popular choices for quilters for a number of reasons. How many times has a quilt caught your eye and you think “Wow I would love to make that exact same quilt with the same fabrics and colours”? When you buy a
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Aloft: An Exhibition of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
Kestrel Michaud, West Melbourne, Florida 61cm x 91.5cm (24in x 36in) Artist’s statement: “In this steampunk fantasy world, men and women have taken to the skies on massive, steam-powered ships held aloft by hot air, ingenuity and luck. Most people wo
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Sewing Machine Repairs
QLD Open Monday to Saturday (occasional Sundays) Street, Kingaroy Qld 4610 | Phone: (07) 4162 2040 Like us on Facebook Somethings Country - My Quilting Shop www.somethingscountry.com.au VIC Established in 1974 and family owned since 2005, we are situ
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Editor’s Journal
It is with a sigh of relief, and a dose of fear, that Australians have entered the phase of relaxed COVID-19 restrictions that have been in place for the past few months. Good hygiene and physical distancing measures are still in place, however some
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Bell Bird
The lilting tones of the bellbird, familiar and loved hexagons and the cosy Minky backing make this a divine quilt for a baby or toddler. The naive appliqué shapes, designed by Marilyn’s husband, add another sweet element. These instructions are for
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Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Contributors Michelle Marvig, Anita Ellis Pattern Artist Susan Cadzow Designer Bianca de Ocampo Photographers Ken Brass, Joe Filshie Stylists Georgie Dolling, Sandra Hinton Advertising Rob Jordan (
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Virtual Quilt Show
The first-ever Virtual Quilt Show was held online from April 27 through to May 3. During this time of social distancing, the Virtual Quilt Show (VQS) was an opportunity for quilters from all over the world and all industry professionals to come toget
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