McCall's Quilting

McCall's Quilting March - April 2019

Written for hand and machine quilters, McCall's Quilting publishes original projects of both heirloom patterns and seasonal designs with beautifully illustrated directions that easy to expert skill level quilters can follow. Throughout the year, McCall's Quilting also features patterns inspired by the holidays and seasons, as well as gift ideas for baby showers, weddings, and more! Its complete how-to projects include bed-size quilts, wearables, wall hangings and small projects.

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1 min.
ready for spring

I’m not much of a gardener. My siblings may have gotten the master gardener gene from my dad, but that doesn’t mean flowers can’t surround me. It’s just that my flowers come in the form of floral fabric prints, appliquéd quilts and quilting motifs. Oh, I can keep plants alive in a pot (generally), but when it comes to planning a garden—planting bulbs in the fall, weeding and pruning—well, I leave that to others. However, this is the time of year where I long for the pop of color that fresh blooms bring to a dreary landscape, bringing with them the promise of warmer weather. If this describes you too, well, then you will love this issue of McCall’s Quilting. We packed this issue full of floral appliqué, gorgeous floral print…

2 min.
fresh picks

• trends• tools• cool stuff Trim-A-Tip The Trim-A-Tip trims off the excess fabric tips when using templates or using quick rotary cutting method. Each corner has a different angle; 30, 45, 60, and 67½ degrees. Trimming off the tips makes for easy, accurate, and fast piecing. Piece a huge variety of angled designs. For more instructions check out the tutorial on “How to use Trim-A-Tip with Templates and Rotary Cutting”. cmdesignsonline.com Child’s Play Quilts Improve your quilt designs by learning how to organize fabric by size and color, while making adorably sophisticated quilts (both pieced and appliquéd) for babies and children. Each of the 20 bright, happy quilts is shown in warm and cool color-ways to spark the imagination and use up your stash. Stacey Day’s friendly voice and great advice make it easy…

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fresh books

Modern Patchwork Home, Dynamic Quilts & Projects for Every Room Edited by Vivika Hansen DeNegre Bold quilts, fun home accessories, statement pillows, and even a yoga mat—Modern Patchwork Home offers something new and interesting for quilters who like the modern aesthetic and want to expand their quilting style. Big, confident color choices used in graphic quilt designs is what makes this book a must have for your library. QuiltingCompany.com Weekend Quilting, Quilt And Unwind With Simple Designs To Sew In No Time Written by Jemima Flendt Traditional designs, contemporary fabrics, and unique quilt settings, Weekend Quilting is the perfect book for a young quilter who is looking to add some creativity and fabric therapy into their life. Her designs are fun and fresh, and she uses traditional blocks in ways that make her quilt designs…

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quilter to quilter

• your photos• ideas• stories Marsha Kistner of Clinton, New York was looking for a new way to use her block of the month quilt blocks, made from her local quilt shop's pattern. She modified the pattern Fall Stars (McCall’s Quilting, Sept/Oct 2017), by replacing the leaf blocks with a BOM quilt block. Since she only has few quilts at home, this one is a keeper and it will keep her and her husband warm on those cool fall nights. Jeannie M. Bush of Litchfield, Minnesota dubbed this past summer as the “Summer of the Stash”, challenging herself to make quilt tops and backings with only fabric from her stash, and to not buy any patterns! She has always wanted to make a two-color quilt, so Jeannie used Pinwheel Puzzle (McCall's Quilting,…

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• your questions• our answers Annette Falvo Technical Editor At times I like to incorporate a little texture and dimension into my quilts. I find flowers are the perfect place to do this. I’ve created flowers using Yo-yo’s. I also enjoy adding origami-like folded flowers. My all time favorite technique is giving a little pop to my appliquéd flowers using trapunto. Carrie Sisk Social Media Manager I like bright and fun floral prints for baby and kid quilts. I’m not a huge fan of florals in throw or bed-size quilts, unless they’re 1930’s reproduction prints or modern, abstract prints. Of course, how I use them in a quilt depends on the quilt top arrangement. So much to consider! Erin Russek Associate Editor Is there such a thing as too many flowers? I don’t think so. My dad was an…

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let inspiration bloom: the secrets of designing floral fabric

Floral fabrics are a mainstay of quilting. Whether large, showy blooms or small, scattered posies, there are flowers in your fabric stash and your quilts. Why are they so perennially popular? Jackie Robinson, who has been designing quilting fabric for many years, currently with Benartex, is well known for her floral fabric collections. “My customers are 50 years old or over, and we simply want pretty,” says Jackie. “That’s where the flowers come in.” Debbie Beaves, art director at Maywood and longtime fabric designer, thinks that flowers have an evocative, nostalgic power. “Time and time again, I will hear quilters say something like Oh, my mother loved this flower. She planted them every year,” Debbie says. “The combination of flowers and mood through color and style can bring quilters to a gentle…