McCall's Quilting

McCall's Quilting January - February 2020

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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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United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
US$ 21,98
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2 min.
new year’s resolutions

Do you struggle to make time for your favorite hobby? Maybe you work full-time, or have a young family (or parent) that needs care. Or maybe you have plenty of time to quilt, however tops pile up because you love to piece, but don’t enjoy freemotion quilting. If your life is anything like mine, you are constantly struggling to make more time to quilt. Well, this issue is just the thing to get you motivated and inspired! Our pages are chock full of tips and projects that will spur you to get more quilting done in 2020. Whether it is using up your stash, finding ways for more comfortable and productive cutting, or ideas for quilting and binding your quilt, our contributors share their best tips. Look for sidebars and articles…

1 min.
fresh picks

• trends• tools• cool stuff Bernette 70 Series BERNINA of America is excited to launch a new line of sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. The new Bernette 70 Series sewing machines include the b79, b77, and b70. Each machine features a 5-inch color touch screen, an automatic thread cutter, 9-inches to the right of the needle, and a 7mm stitch width. This line offers a full product range including sewing, overlocking, and embroidery machines at a lower price point, offering customers their best value.mybernette.com Bonnie Hunter’s Smith Mountain Morning Quilt Eco Tote This stylish carry all—featuring a wonderful quilt design from Bonnie Hunter—is the perfect size to use for fabric, books, projects, or groceries. This environmentally conscious tote has a reinforced bottom, allowing it to stand on its own, and is made from recycled…

2 min.
quilter to quilter

• your photos• ideas• stories Dear Lori, Tracy, and Ginger, You all make a great quilting podcast with interesting and educational topics that have inspired me to push my own boundaries and try new things. The Quilt for a Cause episode left me questioning how I could give back in a way similar to what Terry Grahl of Enchanted Makeovers does when she refurbishes women’s shelters. Terry inspired me because she accomplishes so much. I reached out to three of my friends, Marta Sigmund, Angela Moreno, and Trisha Schulz, asking if they would be interested in a summer volunteer project and they all unanimously said, yes! Within a few hours the stars aligned, and our volunteer project was set. We decided to update and refurbish a shelter for homeless families at Family…

2 min.

• your questions• our answers Annette Falvo Technical Editor I really like using the square 14¼” plastic project boxes. They stack, they’re see-through, and they travel well if I want to take the project to a group sew. In each box, I place the pattern, fabric, thread, etc, plus the original invoice(s) from the fabric purchase—that way I can easily identify the SKU’s if I need more fabric later on. I include a small notepad for jotting notes and ideas to be revisited later on. If I’m feeling really organized I label the box and all its components with some small circle stickers (the kind used for garage sales) with the quilt name. Anissa Arnold Managing Editor I use a plastic box for each project. I tape a color copy of the project on the front…

3 min.
crimson goose

Quilt Designed & Made by Nancy Mahoney Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 84" x 84" Finished Blocks 16 Blocks 16" x 16" Planning Nancy Mahoney is back with a vision in red and white. To make her design visually interesting, Nancy used an assortment of fabrics. Easy Flying Geese units and oversized blocks make quick work of putting this design together. The strip of Flying Geese in the blocks are made using a foundation to ensure accuracy, but you can use your favorite method to make Flying Geese if you prefer. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Handle all bias edges carefully to avoid distortion. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Assorted white prints 7 yds. total for blocks and…

3 min.
churning along

Quilt Designed & Made by Abigail Dolinger Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 72" x 91" Finished Blocks 12 Blocks 16" x 16" Planning Abigail string-pieced 7” squares then cut them in half on the diagonal and trimmed them to make the half-square triangles. She used a 2½” strip for the center strip in each square. Read Making String-pieced Fabric on the next page before beginning. For the rest of the strips to piece the square, you can use varied strip widths. If you have lots of scraps, make the strips narrower (1”-1½”) to use more fabric; if you have a limited amount of scraps, cut most of them at 2” to 2½”. Remember that more strips make more seams which may be a challenge when quilting, especially for the hand quilter. Use an accurate ¼" seam…