Best of Special Issues


Best Christmas Quilts 2016

26 patchwork quilt patterns, from traditional to modern, are featured in this special issue. These quilts for Christmas range from bed quilts to home décor projects. Whether you make traditional quilts or modern quilts, or enjoy quilt panels, red and white quilts or quilted table toppers, this collection of Christmas quilts is for you! Also included are six quilting how-to's: quick triangle squares, curved piecing, set-in seams, choosing fabric, using quilt panels and tips on personalizing a pattern.


Best Kids Quilts 2015

This issue includes quilt patterns for kids of all ages, including baby quilts, quilts for pre-teens, quilts perfect for college students and more. Patterns range from fast-and-beginner friendly to more challenging. No matter your skill level or experience, the end result will be appreciated and well worth the effort.

  • 22 quilt projects to make
  • 6 designer tips
  • Complete patterns
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Additional general directions for various quilting techniques, including a variety of applique methods, foundation piecing, double-fold binding, adding borders, using templates and much more

Best Tradition with a Twist Quilts 2015

Are you looking for ideas to add a twist to traditional quilt designs? In this issue you’ll see many familiar quilt elements, such as log cabin blocks, bow tie blocks, Ohio stars, hexagons, Dresden plates and more presented with a design twist to give familiar quilt patterns a fresh look.
•    21 quilt patterns
•    Modern quilter Victoria Findlay Wolfe offers insights for looking beyond traditional blocks
•    Designer Tips
•    Step-by-step instructions
•    Pull-out pattern section
•    General directions for a variety of quilting techniques

Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2014

Most quilters have fabrics they're saving for just the right quilt, and many of those fabrics are fat quarters.  Now, with the latest edition of Best Fat Quarter Quilts, it's time to break out those fabrics you've been saving and make one ... or more ... of these innovative quilts.

  • 25 Quilts to Make, including bed size, throws, kids and home dec projects
  • Bonus Pattern! Make a quilt with 10" precut squares!
  • Designer Tips
  • Step-by-step Instructions
  • General Directions for a variety of techniques
  • Pull-out Pattern Section

Best Christmas Quilts 2014

We’ve packed Best Christmas Quilts 2014 with patterns and projects we know you’ll want to make, no matter your skill level. In addition to quilts done in traditional red, green and cream, we included quilts made in jewel tones, neutrals, blues and greens, shimmering metallics and even tropical batiks!

•    11 warm & cozy throws and bed quilts
•    9 projects to decorate your home
•    9 quick & easy holiday gifts
•    10 Designer Tips to help take your skills to the next level
•    Bonus: Kid-friendly fabric printing how-to
•    Stocking stuffer ideas for quilters: fabric, books and notions
•    Full-size pull-out pattern sheets for applique, templates and quilting motifs
•    General directions with all the basic techniques you need

Best Scrap Quilts 2014

Quilters Newsletter presents a terrific selection of 28 quilt projects that are sure to inspire you to dig deep into your own stash.

• 9 Bed Quilts
• 9 Cozy and Comfy Throws
• 10 Projects to Decorate Your Home
• Bonus Technique Feature: Scrappy Reverse Applique
• 7 Helpful Designer Tips
• Step-by-Step Instructions
• Pull-out Full-size Pattern section

Best Modern Quilts 2014

Pinning down a definition of modern quilting is difficult, but that's what's so appealing about it! In this issue you'll find quilts that are colorful, easy, challenging, fun, sophisticated, current and inspired by the past.

· 29 Trendy Projects
· 13 Quick & Easy Quilts
· 5 Designer Tips
· 5 Questions for 5 Modern Quilters
· Step-by-Step Instructions
· Special Pull-out Pattern Section

Best Christmas Quilts 2013

Quilters Newsletter is giving you a jumpstart on all your holiday projects with Best Christmas Quilts 2013! From pillow cases to wall hangings, tree skirts to bed quilts, we’re bringing you everything you need to get ready for Christmastime.

  • 27 patterns for every skill level.
  • Designer tips for quality results.
  • Panels for projects you need done in a snap.
  • Best gifts for quilters.
  • General directions for quick reference.
  • And so much more!

Best Weekend Quilts 2013

How much can you finish in a weekend?

Get the most out of your free time with Best Weekend Quilts 2013! With a variety of patterns that come together quickly, this special issue will have you diving into your fabric stash in no time. Whether it's a dull guest bed or that white wall in your kitchen you've been waiting to dress up, the editors atQuilters Newsletter have what you're looking for. With the General Directions and Designer Tips you've come to expect from QN, quilters of all skill levels will find quality projects with highlighted tips and techniques to help keep things moving quickly and accurately.

Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2012

Are you a fat-quarter collector or a fat-quarter quiltmaker?

With 27 exclusive projects, Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2012 will give you the motivation and inspiration you need to start using up those fat quarters. Whether you're looking to make a new throw to snuggle under or a bright table runner to liven up the dining room, this issue is packed with patterns for all skill levels and tastes that are sure to please any quilter.

Take a look inside this issue and you're sure to find a gift for a baby shower, a bed quilt for the new college student, a wall hanging for the office; and once you read our Precut Block Bonus, you'll find yourself collecting more and more precuts in no time. Plus, don't forget – Designer's Tips and General Directions from the Quilters Newsletter editors to help guide you to your best possible results.

Best Christmas Quilts 2012

Christmas in August!

It's that time when quilters start thinking of presents for loved ones. Giving of ourselves usually means sewing up a storm in the months leading up to the holidays. This year's issue of Best Christmas Quilts will help you focus on what you want to make with inspiration from an array of designers!

This issue includes all the extras you expect from QN, like our Designer Tips, Stocking Stuffer gift suggestions and ideas for making family memory ornaments, Christmas string, and a winter delights pillow. There is lots to enjoy in this issue – a wide variation of projects with the complete and expert instructions you expect from Quilters Newsletter.

Best Quilts for Kids 2011

Whether you're sewing for a newborn, a high school senior or someone in-between, Best Quilts for Kids from the editors of Quilters Newsletter has the pattern you need. The "Welcome, Little One" section features patterns to suit every nursery, from cuties like Snips and Snails to the sophisticated Butterfly Graphique. For the child with definite likes (and dislikes), check out the "Not So Little" section. Black and White and Read All Over will thrill the Dr. Seuss lover, while Fifi la Chatte will lend a continental flair to a youngster's bedroom. And for the "I'm not a kid anymore" young person, head to the "My Style" section. The modern Annabel and Buttercream Icing patterns can make use of fabric to suit any taste, and Red-Hot Hearts is tailor-made for kids who want to try their hand at making their own quilts. Be sure to read our "Kid-Proof Quilts" article for tips on how to make sure your labor of love survives the challenges of childhood and beyond.
With 30 patterns and projects for quilters of all skill levels, Best Quilts for Kids includes patterns for fusible applique, foundation piecing, and wonky piecing in addition to traditional methods. Full-size patterns, quilting motifs, basic instruction pages and 15 Designer Tips are provided to help you make the best quilt possible for the special kid in your life.

Best Christmas Quilts 2011

Christmas in August!

It's that time when quilters start thinking of presents for loved ones. Giving of ourselves usually means sewing up a storm in the months leading up to the holidays. Best Quilts for Christmas will help you focus on what you want to make with inspiration from designers like Nancy Mahoney, Heidi Pridemore, Kathryn Wagar Wright, Angie Hodapp, Jen Daly, and Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth.

If you're looking for quick-to-make smaller items, start with the "Simple Gifts" section. Little Trees, Let's Bake! potholders and Folk Art Snow Ornaments are fun, stash-busting projects you can complete in just hours. If you're ready to make a larger quilt to adorn a couch or bed, look at the 12 patterns in the "Comfy Cozy Are We" section. From the elegant At the Chalet to the cool blues of Crystal to the signature quilt Home Circle, you'll find a pattern the size and skill level you're looking for.

Our "Deck the Halls" section features 8 patterns for quilts to decorate your house in holiday style. Picture the stunning tree skirt, Star of Wonder, under your tree. Music of the Season shows how easy it is to add a festive touch to a guest room with a holiday bed runner.

We've also included the extras you expect from QN, like our Designer Tips, Stocking Stuffer gift suggestions and ideas for making collage wall hangings. With full-size patterns and myriad quilting motifs, there is lots to enjoy in this issue – a grand total of 28 projects with the complete and expert instructions you expect from Quilters Newsletter.

Best Fat Quarter Quilts 2011

Do you love fat quarters, but aren't sure what to do with them?

One or more of the 26 projects in Best Fat Quarter Quilts is the answer.Quilters Newsletter has gathered and patterned quilts that will open your eyes to the possibilities fat quarters offer. Learn to design your own quilts with these bundles and tips from our featured designer, M'Liss Rae Hawley.

Do you know a new quilter? Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend can get her started. If you need an heirloom quilt, consider the hand-embroideredLegacy to My Family. Do you want to send your child to college with a modern looking quilt? Try Square Dance or Confetti Parade. Hand and machine applique devotees will like Purple Posies, Autumn Leaves and Hawai'ian Punch.

If you want to jump right into a project, grab a stack of fat quarters and makeRaspberry Pie, My Happy Place or Citrus Splash. The elegant Circle of Friends and summery Woven Ribbons will challenge you to use stripes.Monkey Shines can be made in a weekend!



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