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Simple Quilts & Sewing – Winter 2012

If you’re like us, you love to be creative, and sometimes you only have time to make a quick project or gift. That’s why we not only picked easy quilts for you to make, but many smaller projects for your home, your family, and your friends. And if you are like many quilters and sewists, most of what you make is given away. Right? Why not make something for yourself this time? You deserve it!

Maybe you would like a new quilt for your bedroom or a throw to wrap up in while watching television or reading in the family room. There are lots of great quilts to choose from. This issue is also stuffed full of quick-to-make gifts for the holidays, accessories for decorating, and fun projects to make for kids.

We know you have busy lives and creative time is scarce. Try this—give yourself ten minutes at a time to sew. Sit down at your sewing machine while dinner is cooking, or wake up early and take a few minutes for yourself in the morning before the rush begins. Remember, a little sewing at a time is better than none at all!

Happy stitching!

Debra Finan, Editor-in-Chief

Lisa Swenson Ruble, Managing Editor


  • Mary Ellen says:

    Posted September 26, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    ONLY 4 quilts I MUST MAKE….and I’m only on page 60!!! Love this issue!!!

    cannot find the directions for the yellow game boards on the website. please direct me. will be perfect for Trunk and Treat. thanks.

  • Connie Reed says:

    Posted October 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    How can you subscribe to simple quilts?

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted October 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Simple Quilts & Sewing is only available on the newsstand. Winter and Spring issues.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Betty says:

    Posted October 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Are you kidding me!!! This issue is AWESOME! Am planning on making the “car cozy” for 2 grand nephews for Christmas. The “clam bake” is another winner. Actually I don’t really know where to begin. Thank you for a wonderful issue.

  • peggy boyd says:

    Posted October 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Looking to buy shades of purple quilt-tula pink

  • cece says:

    Posted October 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    it is ok to say how much the mags cost. I turned to the page and no price is listed if I want to subscribe. got to hunt!!

  • Sarah says:

    Posted October 26, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I just bought the Simple Quilts and sewing magazine. I am wondering where I can get the fabric that was used in the Diamonds in the Rought quilt. It is made with flannel fabric and I just love it. I want to make one..ty

  • Anna Overland says:

    Posted November 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I would like to subscribe to your “Simple Quilts & Sewing” magazine.

    Anna Overland
    (210) 684-0442

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted December 2, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Simple Quilts & Sewing is only available at your local stores and newsstands. It can also be ordered online by going to

    Keep Quilting!

  • val says:

    Posted December 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Hi; Could you possibly direct me to who would sell the simple quilts magazine here in Waterloo region Canada. Thanks Val

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted December 3, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I don’t have that information, but you can always go on our website and order a copy from our home office.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Bobbie Andrews says:

    Posted December 7, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I want the Simple Quilts & Sewing magazine that has the small owl pincushion that is shown on page 86 in the Quilt magazine I received yesterday. I live in a small town and don’t have a sewing store here I have to drive 60 miles just to buy fabric. Please help me find this pattern. Thanks

  • Kim says:

    Posted December 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Can you tell me if this was the issue with the sewn owl and scarf pattern?

    Thank you

  • Mary Nykanen says:

    Posted December 12, 2012 at 1:12 am

    I am interested in purchasing Simple Quilts and Sewing Winter 2012 and Quilt Almanac 2012.
    Are these back issues available? Also I would like to know if I can order Quilt Almanac 2013 and when does it come out. Thank you.

  • Amy Souza says:

    Posted December 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I’m desperate to locate a shop that sells the Whirlybird fabric! All I seem to find is the navy helicopter print. I want these exact fabrics. My husband flies a helicopter and this is a perfect little boys quilt. Thanks for any help.

  • Lisa Reichenberg says:

    Posted December 27, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Wow, I love this magazine. I made the casserole to go for Christmas presents and they were a hit! I have requests for more and I haven’t had time to make myself one yet. They really like the serving spoon idea because you either forget to bring one or get it back home.

    Can’t wait to have time to make the owls and some of the quilts.

  • Margaret says:

    Posted January 6, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    I love “Simple Quilts & Sewing”. Although I know this magazine is only available 2x’s per year, I with you published it more.

    My questions is can I purchase back issues?

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted January 7, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Go to the home page of and in the top right corner click on “Back Issues”. There you can order any back issues that are still available.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Deb Jarritt says:

    Posted January 22, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    I would like to know where I can purchase the “Simple Quilts and Sewing” magazine here in Australia.
    When I try to subscribe on this website I can only seem to purchase the “Quilt” magazine.
    Your help would be much appreciated.

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted January 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Simple Quilts & Sewing is not available at this time by subscription. Go to our homepage at and click on the “Back Issues” link. There you can order any of our available issues including Simple Quilts & Sewing.

    Keep Quilting!

  • SQ Price says:

    Posted February 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Is Simple Quilts & Sewing available for iPad or ebook readers? Thought I would hate that format for craft/quilting books and mags, but turns out that I love it! Don’t go anywhere or do anything without my iPad! Please consider making it available…it speaks to the more “modern” quilter, I think.

  • Sharon says:

    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:12 am

    This is an answer to Amy Souzaon the helicopter material, I just saw tonight this material on the following, just put in to the right helicopter material and u will find it, hope this helped u:
    A few helicopter materials

  • Sharon says:

    Posted February 28, 2013 at 2:18 am

    When does the Spring issue come out??? Just love this issue, so many patterns and quick ones and also mostly quilting and not a lot of ads to go thru and when I buy a magazine I want sewing info and patterns, your Simple Quilts & Sewing is so great, hope u decide to print it like the others and not only two a year, think I speak for all of us for sure!!!!!!! Even if u do each season would b great….Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter and that way we would have a little of every season to enjoy in your book, please, please pass this on for all of us!!! Anything in the future mayb????? Great magazine and cannot wait for the spring issue.

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted March 4, 2013 at 11:34 am

    The Spring 2013 issue of Simple Quilts & Sewing goes on sale 3/19/13! Pick one up!

    Keep Quilting!

  • Jillian Anderson says:

    Posted August 18, 2013 at 1:41 am

    I have a subscription and wonder how long I have left? Also trying to order Simple Quilts without success. Please help

    Jilly Anderson

  • Quilt Magazine says:

    Posted August 19, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Pleae call our subscription department at 800-866-2886 and they can help you with your questions.

    Keep Quilting!

  • Brenda C says:

    Posted September 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I have the pattern from Quilt Magazine for Stepping Stones by Lisa Swenson Ruble but I am missing a page of instructions. Is there some place I can find the pattern again?

  • Kandee Koehler says:

    Posted May 15, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I am looking to either obtain copy of the Simple Quilts and Sewing issue Winter 2012 for the owl pincushion pattern…or if you could send this to me???

    Kandee Koehler

  • Linda Cole says:

    Posted August 6, 2015 at 4:16 am

    I am interested in buying a back issue from Winter 2012 of Simple Quilts and Sewing. I have read multiple requests regarding the stuffed owl pin cushion pattern. Despite multiple requests to provide detailed instructions.. I cannot tell that any of these emails have been answered. As the editor suggested I am requesting a copy if the back issue. Please answer my email with detailed directions on how to obtain this elusive back issue/pattern. Thank you. Linda

  • lisacase says:

    Posted October 28, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Hi, You can reach back issues here:

  • lisacase says:

    Posted October 28, 2015 at 11:23 am

    Hi, You can reach back issues here:

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