You put a lot of love, time and money into making a quilt. Quilters want their quilts to be cuddled and used, which makes it important to know how to care for our quilts. In Issue 5 we are diving into all things quilt care. Did you know there’s a way to fold a quilt to help it stand the test of time longer? Are you washing your quilts by hand because you’re afraid of bleeding colors or damaging the quilt? We have the top tips for machine washing quilts without the worry of damaging them.
Of course this issue is packed full of amazing articles, tutorials, and our favorite; patterns. Take a peek inside to start planning what you want to make next.
Diving into the new year many quilters are looking to try a new skill. Issue 5’s featured pattern is the Palette Quilt. This quick pattern guides you through the process of sewing inset circles. If you’ve never sewn inset circles before it might look intimidating, but we help to make is easy. Check out our reel for a quick view of the process.
Designed by Rachelle Craig of Rachelle Handmade, Quake is a beginner friendly pattern. Quake is amazing because the design naturally makes your eye travel around the quilt, creating movement. This pattern is the perfect pattern to play with color gradient, or pick 4 of your favorite fabric prints.
City Gardens Quilt
In this issue we are embracing sewing curves. Mara of Mara Quilt Designs has created the City Gardens pattern. The City Garden’s quilt pattern uses the technique of piecing Orange Peel blocks. This longtime favorite block creates a modern impact in the way it plays with negative space. The pattern gives quilters the ability to play with full fabric collections and colors.
Willow Dale Quilt
Designed by Kelley of Wild Oak Quilting Co, Willow Dale is the perfect weekend project. Willow Dale is a beginner friendly pattern, which is a great skill builder in strip piecing. The large center offers endless possibilities for showcasing a favorite motif, or your free motion quilting skills.
Placemat setting pattern
Issue 5 offers lots of opportunities to practice sewing curves, including our Placemat pattern. The Placemat is a fun way to teach your children how to set the table. Also, it’s a fun modern placemat that you can make to match your dining room style. This pattern sews together so quickly that you’ll have a set of 4 or 12 in no time.
Of course you expect amazing patterns, but we’re also delivering priceless content. In this issue we interviewed the Founder of Art Gallery Fabrics, Pat Bravo, where she shares her favorite quilting trick and more. Since we’re discussing quilt care in Issue 5 we’ve included ‘Caring For Your Quilt’ gift tags, so your quilt recipients get long lasting use from your quilt. Taralee of Taralee Quiltery guides you through how to addd a quilt back patch to your favorite jacket or hoodie. We’ve also added more inspiration on how to apply this technique. Inside you will also find 8 color palettes using Art Gallery Pure Solids that are inspired by Pantone’s new Color of the Year. You will find all of this and so much more inside Issue 5: Quilt Care.
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