This issue is all about having a Merry Little Christmas with a go-to collection of small quilting projects. During a traditionally busy time of year, treat yourself with delightful designs that let you explore and expand your quilting skills while making gifts for friends and family or enhancing your home for the holiday season. And you won’t want to miss the cozy, colorful Frayed Fanfare lap quilt, where you get all the beauty of curved piecing—without curved piecing! The Midnight Frost bed quilt is a true playground to explore your quilting creativity. Enjoy making a cheerful wall quilt or table topper (psst…we show you how using a multicolor batik in small patches makes it easy to add eye-catching detail). Let those fancy embroidery stitches built into many sewing machines shine to make elegant Silk Splendors dupioni silk ornaments. Keep up with the goings-on in the quilting world with the Community Sampler, Shop Hop, and Sew Many Tips departments. Find inspiration in Amy Chappell’s Trunk Show and creative quilted postcards from readers just like you. Download your digital issue to experience: • 10 quilt patterns (plus limited-time FREE pattern download) • 2 sneak-peek quilt patterns to be featured on Love of Quilting TV series 4300! • 1 Fat Quarter Friendly project • 3 scrap friendly projects • A patriotic Quilt of Valor® featuring a mesmerizing design in red, blue, and gold on a white ground with just one block pattern in two colorways. • A bonus pattern option ideal for making a 1-year Bowtie block-a-day quilt from scraps! • Judy Halberg’s heartwarming poem, A Quilter’s Guy • Step by step instructions for folding fabric strips into traditional Scandinavian Stars • Professional longarm quilter Leah Day shares 4 Popular Styles of Longarm Quilting • Quilting books and products to look for at your Local Quilt Shop • Sew Easy Lessons™ used in this issue: Making Bands, Paper Foundation Piecing, Quick-Pieced Flying Geese, Stitch-and-Flip Corners • And more!
A little reversible quilt to decorate dolly’s bed for the holidays and beyond. Scraps of sparkly silver and blue fabrics make festive Bowtie blocks on one side; when the winter holidays have passed, turn the quilt over for a scrap quilt of many colors. Because the quilt is small, the patchwork and thin cotton batting allow you to use the pillow-turn method for a quick finish (no binding needed!). And turn the pages for a year-long “block a day” lap quilt option. Scrap Friendly.
Embellish luxurious dupioni silk scraps for elegant ornaments. Denise cleverly designed these shimmery ornaments to use up her beautiful dupioni silk scraps. Here’s a chance to explore and stitch out all those beautiful decorative stitches available on many sewing machines! You could also substitute cotton, felted wool, or other fabric types to suit your style. Denise’s expert tips for success are included! Scrap Friendly.
Quilting Techniques & Tutorials
Binding & Finishing
Interactive Workshop: Walking Foot Quilting- Beyond the Ditch!Take your quilting skills beyond the ditch with this interactive workshop.