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Oct 30, 2015

Today's Quilter Magazine, Issue No. 1

Oct 30, 2015
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Jenny of Love Patchwork and Quilting contacted me to see if I was interested in looking at their new magazine, Today's Quilter.  I'm always interested to see what's going on in the magazine world, so I jumped at the chance.  Today's Quilter is a brand new magazine from the UK publisher that targets the traditional quilter.  And not just any traditional quilter - the intermediate to experienced one at that. 
Since most of what I see daily is modern quilting, looking at this traditional magazine was quite refreshing.  The patterns look challenging and very exciting honestly!  The above quilt, Soothing Sunflowers, has a center Dresden plate that is then made into a star using set-in seams (Y-seams).  Absolutely gorgeous in the color palette shown.  And I'd love to try this combination of techniques.

There is also a very detailed guide about using templates.  It showcases making your templates symmetrical, adding seam allowance (for curved templates too), and enlarging/reducing templates.  A nice resource if you work with templates frequently.
If you're a fan of Jen Kingwell, you'll definitely be interested in her new Block of the Month, Star Baker.  The first month (in Issue #1) features a Star Flower block with string blocks.  Plenty of template and y-seam practice.
If you consider yourself an intermediate quilter, this would be a great magazine for you.  After all, what I love about quilting is that there is always something more to learn.

To take a look at a preview of Today's Quilter, go here.
 
Subscriptions available here and the magazine is also found at Barnes & Noble, and JoAnns.
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2 comments:

  1. I have subscribed to this as it seems to be a more interesting magazine with more patterns I can see myself making than some of the new modern quilt magazines which I have been sampling over the last few months. I liked the style and also the section on techniques - as say you can always learn newer ways to do things.

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  2. I picked one up at the local Joanns. I was very impressed. Not a lot of projects but very detailed projects with great instructions. I've only read it quickly but will be studying it a lot more closely.

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