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Star Of Wonder
“We love Christmas in our house! It was actually a Christmas quilt that ignited my passion for quilting many years ago – my dream was to make a quilt for our daughter’s first Christmas. I imagined a beautiful heirloom piece, to be kept in a big woode
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Twist On Traditional Green
“Whenever I hear the statement, ‘but it’s just a gentle curve’, I think to myself, ‘Well, it may seem that way to you, but it certainly looks like a [race course] curved speedway to me!’, but there are tons of tutorials and videos on how to piece a g
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Darling Dala
• One (1) Jelly Roll or twenty (20) 2½in x WOF strips• Taupe fabric for the roof – one (1) Fat Quarter• Red fabric for the stuga – one (1) Fat Eighth• Border fabric – ¾yd• Background fabric – 3yds• Binding fabric – ½yd• Batting – 60in x 72in• Backing
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Meet The Designer
Previously the Technical Editor at Sewing Quarter, Amanda Little now runs a long-arm quilting business from her studio in Staffordshire. Amanda has been dressmaking and quilting for more than 35 years and specialises in custom quilting. www.littlequ
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Meet The Designer
Susan Ache finds colour inspiration in her native Florida surroundings. She’s always searching for new and fun ways to show off as many colours as she can in a quilt. Most of her quilts are a creative impulse inspired by a trip to the garden centre,
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The Dala Horse
“Once upon a time, deep in the timeless forests of Dalarna, a cabinet maker and his family lived in a little red cottage made of wood. One winter evening before Christmas, as the snow drifted down and frost sparkled on the pine trees, he sat by the s
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Folded Fancies
• Two (2) fabrics – 5in x 14in of each for small bell OR 8in x 21in of each for large bell• Ribbon for hanging loop – 8in-10in length• Narrow ribbon for clapper – 5in-9in length• Small decorative beads plus a bell or large bead for clapper• Folded sh
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Hemline mini folding scissors Fiskars scissor sharpener Create Every Day enamel pin Gütermann creativ threads gü Quilting with Liberty www.lucky
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Special Delivery
• Background fabric – 1¼yds• Contrasting fabrics for trees – four (4) 2½in x WOF strips• Lining fabric – 1yd• Fusible batting – 21in x 57in piece• Cord or ribbon – 2½yds• Templates – see Templates section ■ 20in x 28in ■ Juniper by Kate & Birdie for
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With Bells On
“A couple of years ago in Today’s Quilter, I offered a wreath made from folded fabric shapes stitched together to make a stylish decoration, as a Christmas project. This proved very popular, not only with the readers of the magazine, but also with my
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Welcome to our new quilt-a-long series designed exclusively for Today’s Quilter by the internationally-renowned quilter, Karen Styles. Get your fabrics lined up, it’s going to be a beauty... • Background fabric 1 – 2yds (used in months 1-8)• Backg
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Among The Trees
“I chose the pine tree motif to adorn a matching quilted gift sack to the Darling Dala quilt (page 17), using the cream prints from the Jelly Roll. Perfect for gifting the unwrappable or leaving out for Santa.” ■
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Traditions are a big part of Christmas, and that is what makes this holiday so special. Year after year, you and your family follow certain traditions, and not only does it bring joy, but comfort too. That’s why the Today’s Quilter team love the fest
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Meet The Designer
Lynne Edwards MBE is an internationally-known quilt designer, teacher and author. She has presented exhibits, classes and lectures in numerous locations around the world. Some years ago, Lynne began developing and teaching structured learning course
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Meet The Designer
Karen Styles has been quilting for more than 20 years and is the owner of Somerset Patchwork in Melbourne, Australia. Her online store specialises in antique reproduction fabrics from the 19th century and features quilt designs also inspired by that
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Juniper Joy
• Dark teal prints – four (4) fat quarters*• Light teal prints – four (4) fat quarters• Red prints – four (4) fat quarters• Background fabric – 3¾yds• Border fabric – 1¼yds• Binding fabric – ½yd• Backing fabric – 4½yds• Batting – 80in square• Templat
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In This Issue, We’re Delighted To Feature…
In a 3-part series, Mary is going to share some of the secrets she’s learnt over the years for using up all your precious scraps (page 25). Curator of The Quilters’ Guild Collection, Heather, reveals some of the treasures they have. Find the first i
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Designer Profile JE
Growing up, quilt-maker Jenni Smith was surrounded by creativity. “My parents and grandparents were always making things so, invariably, I was encouraged to have a go too,” she says. “Then, when I was a teenager, a friend of my mother’s taught me dre
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Striped Petunia
For the variation block I have chosen to use a fine pink-stripe fabric to experiment with the design. Repeat the cutting and piecing steps for the main Petunia block, but make sure you draw your pencil line in the same direction on all pink-stripe sq
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Let It Snow
“I made two projects (see page 37 for the second) using Juniper, a beautiful Christmas fabric line by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. This project is in a traditional style and combines a Christmas Star block with Jacob’s Ladder-style detail running betwee
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Today's Quilter
Editor Fiona Lawrence Deputy Editor Laura Pritchard Art Editor Rachel Bullen Production Editor Jessie Doughty Digital Editor Zoe Williams Features Editor Anne Williams Technical Consultant Lin Clements Susan Ache • Heather Audin • Fi Bow
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Further Information
Quilting with Liberty Fabrics: 15 quilts celebrating 145 years in fabric by Jenni Smith, Lucky Spool Media, 2020 In this beautifully -llustrated book, Jenni Smith shares her passion for Liberty prints, which have now been produced for 145 years. Fir
Today's Quilter1 min lettiCrime & Violence
ENLARGE 200% Includes seam allowances ACTUAL SIZE PLEASE NOTE: Hand-piecing templates do NOT include seam allowances ACTUAL SIZE Includes seam allowances ACTUAL SIZE PLEASE NOTE: Appliqué templates do NOT include seam allowances ENLARGE 200% Incl
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Technical Tip
The repeated blocks in this quilt lend themselves well to a restrained colour palette. Lynne has balanced her two colours beautifully, but for a different look you could make either the Star or Jacob’s Ladder blocks more dominant by choosing fabrics
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’twas The Night Before Christmas
Christmas is one of our favourite times of year, from decorating the house to cooking up a storm in the kitchen, plus, of course, warm mince pies with clotted cream – just the thought of the jolly season puts us in a good mood. So, we asked three pop
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Meet The Designer
Jenni Smith has been sewing for the last 25 years and her goal is to share her knowledge and enthusiasm, and to inspire a new generation of makers. She teaches in her Ilkley studio as well as online via her educational platform
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The Betsy Cope Quilt
This interesting double Irish Chain patchwork is made from a variety of cotton dress prints, and uses Turkey Red squares to accentuate the central block, which contains the embroidered name and details of the maker “Betsy Jane Cope, Hunmanby, Aged 13
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Glad Tidings
■ Dark teal prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth ■ Light teal prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth ■ Red prints – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth ■ Background – scraps equivalent to one (1) Fat Eighth ■ Binding fabric
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When I first saw Mandy Shaw’s The Nutcracker Collection supplement in issue 54, I knew I had to have a go! It has taken all through lockdown to make and I have learnt a lot along the way – I thought you might like to see my effort. Some of it is hand
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The Grape Thieves
• Cream solid or tone-on-tone background fabric – 4yds• Red prints – three (3) fat quarters• Ochre/gold prints – three (3) fat quarters• Green prints – five (5) fat quarters• Blue prints – four (4) fat quarters• Dark/charcoal prints – four (4) fat qu
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