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Crumbs Block Cot Quitt
Finished quilt size: 105.5cm x 96.5cm (41½in x 38in) Patchwork FUNdamentals Chris Jurd patchworkfun • Assorted small scraps to total about 1m (1 ⅛ yd) (crumb blocks)• Four rectangles, 9in x 6in of assorted print fabrics (half triangles)• 1m (1 ⅛ yd)
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Easter Parade
Finished size: 165cm x 137cm (65in x 54in) Finished block size: 8in square • 15cm (¼yd) each of nine assorted fabrics (blocks)• 2m (2¼yd) solid white fabric (background)• 10cm (⅛yd) pink/red print fabric (cornerstones)• 20cm (⅛yd) red tone-on-tone pr
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COVID QuiltWest Exhibition
The annual QuiltWest exhibition by the West Australian Quilters’ Association (WAQA) is usually held in May. In 2020 it was postponed twice due to COVID-19. When the second postponement occurred, WAQA planned a members’ exhibition to be held over the
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Editor’s Journal
As you read this, the crazy Christmas period will be done and dusted and a new year begun. Lives and routines across the globe have been affected by the pandemic, and it is imperative that communities such as ours stay connected and supportive. Many
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Bee Happy Table Runner
Finished size: 53cm x 108cm (21in x 42½in) Little Red Jug Little Red Jug ittleredjug susancarr@live.com.au • 60cm (¾ yd) natural colour linen• 49 squares, 3 ½ in of assorted print fabrics (hexagons)• 30cm (⅜ yd) mustard print fabric (binding)• 60cm (
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Quilters Companion
Editor Deborah Segaert Technical Editor Megan Fisher Contributors Anita Ellis, Casey Ioannau Michelle Marvig Pattern Artist Susan Cadzow Designer Bianca de Ocampo Photographer Ken Brass Stylist Sandra Hinton Advertising Production Brendan Alder Adver
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Summer STITCHING IDEAS
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Quilty Treasures
Here is a sweet little project — practical too — to use up some of those smaller scraps in your stash. You can find the tutorial and pattern to make this patchwork coin purse by Handmadiya.com at http://www.handmadiya.com/2019/09/patchwork-coin-purse
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Cherry Blossom
Finished size: 210cm (82½in) square Finished block size: 10½in square • 6.7m (7⅜yd) cream print fabric (background)• 20cm (¼yd) or one fat eighth each of 25 different pink print fabrics (blocks)• 40cm (½yd) cheddar print fabric (appliqued vine)• 30cm
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Festival of Quilts UK
The Virtual Competition of 2020 was a new initiative launched by the organisers of The Festival of Quilts. Given that the normal quilt competition couldn’t go ahead due to the pandemic, it ‘simply’ moved online and continued to offer the standard com
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Summer Song
Finished quilt size: 92.5cm x 87.5cm (36½in x 34½in) wattlebirdvero veronique@wattlebird.com.au • 90cm (1yd) green print fabric (background and Border 2)• Fat quarter green fabric (stems)• Large scraps or fat eighths of print fabrics in a variety of
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IN THE Market
Create perfect 6, 8, or 10in finished Pineapple blocks with this Creative Grids ruler. Each round of strips is squared up before the next set is added, ensuring perfectly square blocks. The template comes with fully illustrated step-by-step instructi
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Floral Stars
Finished quilt size: 147cm x 119cm (58in x 47in) Finished block size: 8in keryn@kerynemmerson.com quiltingtwin.blogspot.com • Assorted black floral print fabrics to total about 1m (1 ⅛ yd) (star points and cornerstones)• 20 squares, 4 ½ in of assorte
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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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Lyn Keogh
More than 20 years ago, Lyn was encouraged by a friend to enrol in a beginner patchwork class at the local high school. Over the term of the course, the ladies each made 12 hand-pieced traditional blocks using English paper piecing to complete a samp
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Diary Dates
Please check dates and venues It is hoped that the quilting events planned for 2021 will proceed as planned and provide the joy and motivation that they usually do. Organisers will be incorporating Civil Safe Plans, larger space for displays and easy
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Sage Advice
Finished quilt size: 189cm (72½in) square Finished block size: 12in square fimch2@gmail.com cherylfilby • 2.5m (2 ¾ yd) navy print fabric (Block 2 and binding)• 2.5m (2 ¾ yd) white print fabric (Blocks 1, 2 and 3)• 2m (2 ¼ yd) blue flower print fabri
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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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Simple Shapes To Complex Designs
Anita Ellis www.hillsidequilting.com.au Hi there everyone, I’m back again with more fun quilting ideas. Each time we explore a new way of quilting, I hope you can add it to your own quilts, building up a repertoire of ideas for the future. This issue
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Stockists & Contacts
A1 Craft and Quilting Ph: 0438 877 664, website: www.a1craftandquilting.com.au Apple Patch Quilting & Craft Ph: (03) 6431 2854, website: www.applepatch.com.au A Little Patch of Country Ph: (03) 5633 2311, website: www.littlepatch.com.au Be Be Bold Ph
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Chelsea Park House
Michelle Marvig – Pieceville www.pieceville.com.au michellemarvig Chelsea Park at Burradoo in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales is one of only two Art Deco mansions in the area, and it is currently run as a bed & breakfast located in one acre
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Whirly Gig
Finished size: 207cm (81½in) square Finished block size: 24in Quilt Amour quiltamour wendyenutt@icloud.com • 60cm (¾yd) each of nine green, blue and teal mottled print fabrics (block backgrounds)• Assorted fabric scraps in a variety of colours, value
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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 Mandy Pattullo Transform old and vintage textiles into beautiful new art as Mandy Pattullo demonstrates
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Machine Binding
Most of us have done, and still do, our binding by hand. That is, we machine stitch it to the front of the quilt and then fold it to the back and hand stitch it in place. This method is preferred when completing quilts that will be entered into quilt
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Ocean Spray
Finished size: 202cm x 232cm (79½in x 91½in) quiltingtwin.blogspot.com keryn@kerynemmerson.com • Scraps of assorted blue print fabrics to total 4m (4½yd) (blocks)• 3.3m (3⅝yd) white mottled print fabric (blocks and Border 1)• 1.8m (2yd) blue mottled
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Diary Dates
Seed Stitch Textiles Australian Design Centre Exhibition Tamworth Regional Gallery, 466 Peel Street, Tamworth More information: (02) 6767 5248 Quiltopia Rosehill Events Centre, Sydney Open: 9.30am-4pm More information: www.craftalive.com.au The New Q
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Creating Unique Designs
Anita Ellis www.hillsidequilting.com.au What does ‘unique’ really mean to you? Unique can mean several things to different people in different situations. The most obvious one is the personal choices you make when creating a quilt. You may have creat
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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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Trip Around the World
Finished quilt size: 193cm (76in) square @deborahdorward • 10cm (⅛yd) each of three different print fabrics (Fabrics ¼, 4 and 5)• Large scrap of a print fabric (Fabric 2)• 15cm (¼yd) each of five different print fabrics (Fabrics 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10)• 2
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