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YOUR FAVOURITE MAGAZINE PACKED WITH PROJECTS, INSPIRATION & EXPERT ADVICE

LYNNE EDWARDS MBE shows her love for quilt labels ISSUE TWENTY SEVEN

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Embrace the gorgeous colours of Autumn

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COLOUR JOURNEY USE FABRICS AND THREADS TO CREATE ARTWORK

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DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ART QUILTS

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TRY NEW FABRICS FOR EXQUISITE RESULTS

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TWO BLOCK PROJECT

BATIK BEAUTY A riot of hot colour punches out from a serene background in this cosy, welcoming quilt that’s perfect for snuggling under on an autumn day. Designed and made by JULIE YATES Quilted by THE BRAMBLE PATCH www.bramblepatchonline.com

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WALLHANGING PROJECT

PAINTBOX QUILT Use fabrics and thread as your “paints” to create a gorgeous piece of artwork for your home. Designed and made by KATHARINE GUERRIER Quilted by LYNN COOKE

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P R OJ E C T l

Meet the designer Katharine Guerrier has been making quilts since 1980 and teaching Patchwork and Quilting workshops since 1985. Her work draws on the traditional motifs of pieced patchwork, developing them to give a contemporary feel and using colour as an important part of the design process. She has featured in various magazines, and in several books.

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Bright colours against a grey background really makes this quilt stand out

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FAT QUARTERS PROJECT

WRITTEN IN THE STARS Take a walk down memory lane with Sally’s Friendship Star quilt made from pretty checked and floral fabrics. Designed and made by SALLY ABLETT

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FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING Designer Lynne Goldsworthy has created eight intricate FPP blocks for you to piece and sew today!

LET US KNOW! Drop us a line – an email, letter, tweet or Facebook post – letting us know about your quilting. Whether it’s a new project, treasured heirloom, favourite fabric or imaginative mood board, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to and hear your stories!

CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE GIFT!

HERE AT TODAY’S QUILTER, we love a good

challenge, especially one that expands our quilting repertoire and teaches us new skills. So we were excited to receive Lynne Goldsworthy’s eight intricate circle and star blocks filled with points and curves. At first glance, this can look daunting, but we were ready for the challenge, and the results are show-stopping! Our points have never been so sharp, our curves all fitted so well... and we were converted foundation paper piecing (FPP) addicts. And that is the

wonderful thing about FPP, it’s a great technique to use when working with unusual or awkward shapes while achieving crisp, clean lines. So we do hope you give foundation paper piecing a try if you’ve never done so before. It takes a little time to get used to the technique, but once you’ve mastered it you’ll never look back. Read through the booklet, photocopy and cut out your full-size templates from the template sheets (download and print out extra copies from the website), choose your fabrics and then get sewing.

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WRITE TO US Today’s Quilter, Immediate Media, Tower House, Fairfax Street, Bristol, BS1 3BN. EMAIL: todaysquilter@immediate.co.uk

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DESIGNER PROFILE l

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Sarah’s creative space is multifunctional, with every available surface being used to audition ideas and designs

Designer profile – Sarah Campbell

GRAND DESIGNS In this issue, Jane Rae and Jo Avery join forces to explore the vibrant work of internationally-acclaimed textile designer Sarah Campbell as she starts a new chapter in her creative story.

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IRISH CHAIN PROJECT

ARGYLE CHAIN Two different types of Irish Chain blocks are combined in this design to give the effect of an Argyle plaid, making for a visually arresting quilt. Designed and made by JO AVERY

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COMPASS BLOCKS

NEW DIRECTIONS Set your course to navigate curves and points with Carolyn’s fresh take on a classic block.

Designed and made by CAROLYN FORSTER Quilted by CHRIS FARRANCE FOR THE QUILT ROOM www.quiltroom.co.uk

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ESSENTIAL GUIDE 0DNLQJ 'UHVGHQ 3ODWHV ZLë 5XOHUV In this month’s Essential Guide, we continue last issue’s exploration of Dresden designs. This time we look at using commercial rulers, discover the best way to create partial plates and make round-topped wedges. Dresden rulers are durable, easy to use and available in a variety of sizes and with different shaped tops

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Zanzibar Seascape, 16 x 12in: Inspired by a photograph Linda took near The Rock restaurant in Zanzibar, the colours were manipulated on the computer and the image then phototransferred onto fabric. The quilt was machine and hand quilted and embroidered, and further embellished with beads and seashells

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LINDA SEWARD To introduce our brand new series on art quilters, Anne Williams quizzes quilter, writer and quilt judge Linda Seward to try to pin down what art quilting is. 78

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FOUNDATION PAPER PIECING souvenir supplement The Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Eight stunning designs by with Lynne Goldsworthy Celebrate theA fabric collection steeped inGuild heritage! An exclusive design supplement

TAKE YOUR FPP TO THE NEXT LEVEL Master advanced techniques Get accurate results even with curves Achieve sharp points every time


WELCOME This issue, we asked the talented Lynne Goldsworthy to design eight gorgeous blocks using Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP). For those unfamiliar with FPP, this technique is a very accurate method of patchwork, which is especially useful for piecing unusual or awkward shapes and achieving crisp, clean lines in your projects. And Lynne’s blocks, with their curves and points, certainly benefit from accuracy! FPP can take a little more time to get your head around than other piecing techniques, but it’s really easy once you know how, and well worth the effort. Read through Lynne’s tips and when you’re comfortable with the technique, choose some fabrics, cut out the corresponding templates from the free template sheets and get sewing. You can mix and match the blocks to create a stunning quilt, or choose your favourite and make a cushion.

Fiona Smith Deputy Editor

Commissioning Editor Jenny Fox-Proverbs Deputy Editor Fiona Smith Art Editor Sue White Technical Editor Laura Pritchard Designer Tina Prior Advertising Manager Penny Stokes Editorial Production Coordinator Lizzie Ayre Printed in the UK. Presented with Issue 27 of Today’s Quilter magazine. © Immediate Media Co. Not to be sold separately. To subscribe to Today’s Quilter call 03330 162 154 or go to www.buysubscriptions.com

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“If you love perfect points and precisely pieced blocks, then you’ll love foundation paper piecing.” Fiona Smith Deputy Editor

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