Craft Focus - Page number 73 - October/November 2021 (Issue 87)

Pretty patches Quilting materials perfect for winter makes GROVES As 2021 draws to a close and we look forward to the new year, there’s no better time to refresh your core quilting tools. Hemline Gold, exclusively from Groves, provides premium quality tools, which not only deliver in performance but style too with a contemporary colour palette of brushed gold, matt black, kraft brown card and clear acrylic; here are a couple of our favourites. Firstly, the 4-in-1 quilters multi-mat, covered in the Hemline Gold signature print featuring a self- healing cutting mat with metric and imperial guidelines; an anti-slip layout sheet; sandpaper pattern marking surface and finally it opens up to A3 size to create a padded ironing mat. Next, the Rotary Cutter; with a premium quality, brushed gold blade made from ground hardened steel, an ergonomic, soft grip handle for a comfortable grip, this will quickly become your ‘I couldn’t live without’ tool. Last but not least, the humble patchwork ruler has been given a golden makeover. In the most popular size (24in x 6.6in) the ruler is made from tough and durable acrylic with easy to read gold printed measurements. Features 30, 45, 60 and 90-degree angle lines − designed for both left- and right-hand use. Not only does this gorgeous collection have no single use plastic, but a contribution towards SewAid is made with every purchase. You can read more about the wonderful work SewAid does at SEARCH PRESS Quilts for Autumn, 11 Seasonal Projects for Autumn Inspiration by Annie’s Quilting is perfect for the seasons ahead. As colder weather sets in and the garden is harvested, countless quilters are inspired to create. Images of fresh pumpkins and falling leaves beg to be turned into warm and cozy quilts for every room of the home. The book features 11 creative projects that embody the autumn season. Whether you’re a new or experienced quilter, you’ll be sure to love stitching the traditional and contemporary designs within these pages. From kitchen projects and wall hangings to full-size quilts, this collection will spark your creativity for many seasons to come. +44 (0)1892 510 850 F.A. EDMUNDS & CO., INC. The F.A. Edmunds Adjustable Craft Stand hold most hoops and frames and what’s great is that it folds away so easily for storage. Frank A. Edmunds Co. is a sewing accessories company specialising in stitchery frames, stitching floor stands, scroll frames, quilting hoops, embroidery hoops, and more.  73 PATCHWORK & QUILTING