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This issue is chock-full of heartwarming projects you don’t want to miss! The one thing all projects have in common is to warm up the winter season, and your heart! A quilted checkerboard and other toasty quilts are only a portion of the projects included in this winter issue. Start now, make scarves, mug rugs, cowls, hats, sweaters and a teapot cozy, to mention a few from the plethora of stitching ideas for gift giving. It’s never too early to start!
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"Who wouldn’t love to be cozy on the most beautiful snowy day of the year?
Enjoy every moment of machine embroidery felting to create your own all seasonal cape. When you select your fabric of choice, explore the various roving yarns, wool or craft felt, or any wool fabric remnants for the most exquisite results. Explore all of your ideas."
Designed by Cheryl Stranges
Product & Event Specialist
You’ve Got to Move It, Move It Knitted Tie
This knitted tie has both a certain charm and a sense of humour. Inspired by some left over variegated yarn, I thought a knitted tie would tie in perfectly in a winter issue. As I was knitting it up, it quickly occurred to me how it looked so much like the tail of a Ring-tailed Lemur. Before I knew it, I had visions of King Julien XIII shaking it to the hit song, I Like to Move It, Move It, from the movie Madagascar.
Designed by Lynn Swanson
Winter Warmth Quilt
Not much can compete with a flannel quilt and good friends to bring comfort and warmth to a long cold winter. Use minky fabric for the backing to boost the comfort level to 100%!
Designed by Shelley Zeleniak
1 Dufferin Street
Cookstown, Ontario L0L 1L0
3 Snowflake Hot Pads
These nifty hot pads are quite an oxymoron! Since when is a snowflake able to resist the heat?! When they’re crochet of course. Consider starching them for home décor.
Designed by Laura Gebhardt
Banish Winter Blahs Cushion
This abstract appliqué design was cut on the Brother ScanNCut using built in flourish designs in green and red batik fabric. The flourish pieces were artistically arranged and appliquéd to the charcoal linen background that was matchstick quilted – to give this cushion a modern look. The back of the cushion cover closes with a lapped closure and 3 buttons.
Designed by Lynn Swanson
Sardinian Knot Stitch Snowflake Ornament
This counted thread embroidery style, called Punt’e Nù (poont-ay-new) in Sardinian, comes from the town of Teulada (tay-oo-lah-dah), which is located along the southern coastline of the Italian island of Sardinia. It’s done exclusively in the town and not taught to outsiders often. The technique uses knots to create sets of traditional geometric designs in high relief on only the vertical threads of the fabric.
Designed by Jeanine Robertson
Jack Frost Scarf
With Carla's request for a beaded scarf project, came the perfect opportunity for combining beads with knit lace using a technique that adds beads during the knitting process. No pre-stringing is required for this style of beaded knit. A fine crochet hook that fits into the hole in the bead is used to pull the bead onto the yarn stitch. After some experimenting, the Jack Frost scarf was created.
Designed by Brenda Franklin
Joys of Winter
Comfort in winter lies in the cherished memories of the holiday season and how the brightest lights are found on the Christmas tree, and the North Star – ever watching over us.
Designed by Maria E. Gollek
Aspiring to inspire before I expire
Purple in Winter Wonderland
This pattern can be made in either sock/ fingering/ light weight yarn or lace weight yarn. A lace yarn will produce a looser, more open tension than light/ sock yarn. The panels have little or no ease; they are designed to stretch to fit the shape of your figure.
Designed by Anna Stoklosa
Corrugated Hat and Cowl
Shaded yarn has the ability to add texture and pattern with such little effort. This yarn is not only colourful but amazingly soft and the perfect choice for warm comfy accessories. This hat and cowl are easy to crochet and wonderful to wear!
Designed by Ann Regis
Modern Table Runner
Here's a table runner inspired by our busy lives. Quick to make in an afternoon, it is elegant, moder, and has an element of interest. Make it in the colours that match your décor.
Designed by Wendy Burton
The Quilt Store
17817 Leslie Street, Unit 40
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 8C6
Oh-Bla-Di, Oh-Bla-Da Quilt
This quilt was inspired by long winters, to keep you quilting happily as you create this this stunning piece! Make it in your own colour scheme.
Designed by Deb Luttrell for My Sewing Room
My Sewing Room Inc.
Canada’s Largest Quilt Shoppe
148-8228 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, Alberta T2H 2B8
Quilt-as-you-go Reversible Table Runner
A reversible mat is so cool. Make it in 2 of your favourite colours, and turn it to the colour that best suits the day’s mood, or your mood. Most of the time, a room will have 2 colours in its colour scheme. To beat winter doldrums, make it in two lively colours that match the room, and turn this reversible mat daily.
Designed by Donna Housley
You Had Me at …Woof!
Working with over-dyed floss is always fun – the trick is to complete both legs of each stitch as you go, so the colour changes flow through the design. The direction you stitch (horizontal or vertical) can change the entire look of a piece! In this design and the one featured in our nwext issue (Spring 2015) Jo Gatenby used floss colours that remind us of the animals they represent – and how cute is that paw print fabric?
Designed by Jo Gatenby
An easy-knit top-down hat that should appeal to youngsters. Made in Patons Decor, with acrylic for ease of care and wool for warmth. Choose a variegated colour for added interest, or use up stash with random stripes.
Designed by Denise Powell
The Dragon’s Tail Scarf
When I knit something for someone, I want to make sure that the pattern I choose for them reflects their personality. I couldn’t imagine knitting the item without knowing what their favourite colour is either. In 2011 I decided to make a scarf for each of my girlfriends of the Soccer Moms Club – it’s not an actual club. Although our boys stopped playing rep soccer long ago, we still get together to enjoy each other’s company.
I found the perfect scarf pattern for each of the ‘girls’, but couldn’t find one that suited my friend Judy perfectly, despite my search.
Since her cultural background is Asian, I thought of the dragon and the colour red, and came up with the Dragon Tail Scarf, which sports an awesome cable.
Sometimes, when you can’t find the pattern you want, you just have to sit down and create it yourself.
Designed by Carla A. Canonico