Today's Quilter provides a fresh take on traditional quilting with 100 glorious pages of projects, features, techiniques and news for intermediate to expert quilters. The quilt projects are exquisitely photographed, while technical features improve skills. There's quilting news, events to visit, designer profiles and quilt heritage, plus chat and fun from the quilting community.
QUILTING PAST & PRESENT SUPPLEMENT • Designer Karen Lewis takes a look at different quilting styles from the past, and how many are still popular today!
INSPIRED BY… The new year
FRESH PICKS ALL THE LATEST QUILTING NEWS • From floral fabrics and must-have toolbox essentials to new ideas to try, dive head first into your making with our latest picks that are sure to inspire!
SHOW & TELL JOIN IN AND BE PART OF OUR COMMUNITY • The only thing better than putting the finishing touches to your latest quilt is showing it off! So let’s see what you’ve been up to this month…
TREE OF LIFE • Use time-saving templates to cut out HSTs in batches and create this traditional design with blocks on point for a forest of geometric trees!
Finding solace through stitch • Jane Rae explores the past, present and future of stitching for its restorative powers to our physical and mental health and wellbeing
JEWEL BOX • Use rich and vibrant en vogue colours to create a stunning medallion sampler to add warmth to any room.
PERFECT PATCHWORK • Anne Williams considers the obsession with achieving perfection in our patchwork
LOVELY LOZENGES • Be inspired by vintage designs with hexagons arranged into bold diamond blocks around low-volume centres.
ESSENTIAL GUIDE Creating Tilted Blocks
DIRECTORY • Find the fabrics, accessories and more that you want from this month’s issue!
TEMPLATES • All the templates you’ll need from issue 97...
Notes from the Classroom with Renée Fleuranges-Valdes AUDITIONING FABRIC! • Renée Fleuranges-Valdes looks at the questions you need to ask when choosing the perfect fabric for each project
NEXT MONTH • ISSUE 98 ON SALE 15th of February 2023
Intro LINKS TO THE PAST • Karen Lewis takes a look at how quilters who went before us used many of the same techniques we use today
BIBLIOGRAPHY • Your guide to the books referenced in this magazine
THEN & NOW • Many quilters today may be surprised to learn how far back modern techniques and designs can be traced, and wonder why some have fallen out of fashion
MEDALLION QUILTS • A quilting style that’s been popular for centuries, the intricacies of medallion quilts and the variety of possibilities has ensured their lasting appeal
STRIPPY QUILTS • Once popular but less common now, strippy quilts were ideal for mixing stitch patterns and using up narrow lengths of spare fabric
APPLIQUÉ QUILTS • With a long history of use in heraldry as well as quilting, appliqué patchwork offers quilters a never-ending source of creative opportunities
MILITARY QUILTS • Whether made by soldiers or army tailors, military quilts were exceptional in the quality of their manufacture
MOSAIC EPP QUILTS • Thought to be an activity of the middle and upper classes because of the time required to make them, mosaic quilts were characterised by intricate piecing
POPULAR BLOCKS • Some old favourites never go out of style, like Pinwheels, Log Cabins and Hourglass blocks – they’re loved today as much as they ever were
QUILTING • Whether functional or decorative, quilting designs were often inspired by the end use of the quilt – sometimes simple motifs, sometimes ornate patterns
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