McCall's Quilting September/October 2020

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.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
$10.74(Incl. tax)
$33.77(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
sorting and quilting

I’ve been on a mission lately to clean and organize my sewing studio. It’s a huge task—I have so much stuff. Last weekend, we moved the furniture around a bit so my floor space feels bigger. It’s the same amount of space; it’s just a nice-sized square instead of being a long, skinny rectangle. I’ve sorted through books and tools and given the excess to a new quilter in my neighborhood. Now, I’ve moved on to clearing out the fabric. And I can’t just get rid of it. Why do I find it so difficult to give away fabric?? I’m too frugal (cheap) to do that. So I’m working madly at sewing scrappy projects. I’m looking at every pattern I see and thinking, can I make that with fabric I already have? I’ve not been…

1 min
mccall’s quilting

EDITORIAL Editorial Director Denise Starck Managing Editor Anissa Arnold Editor Tracy Mooney Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker Special Projects Editor Vanessa Lyman Associate Editor Eileen Fowler Technical Editor Annette Falvo Acquisitions Assistant Kelly Eisinger CREATIVE Photographer Molly Stevenson ADVERTISING Advertising Director Cristy Adamski Advertising Director Diane Kocal BUSINESS Executive Director of Content, Craft Tiffany Warble Director of Content Vicika Hansen DeNegre Group Art Director Emily Simpson Media Sales Director Julie Macdonald GOLDEN PEAK MEDIA Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Osberg SVP, Consumer Marketing Paula Backer VP, Finance Jordan Bohrer VP, Digital Melanie Darienzo VP, Product and Strategy Josiah Klebaner Newsstand Sales Scott T. Hill…

1 min
fresh picks

• trends • tools • cool stuff Bloc Loc Flying Geese Ruler These rulers let you square up Flying Geese for more precision. Available in finished sizes of ½" x 1" up to 5" x 10" AccuQuilt GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block The Go! Qube Mix & Match 6" die set by AccuQuilt includes 8 dies, a cutting mat, a pattern book, and instructions on a DVD. You’ll love the accuracy and speed of Add-An-Eighth Plus Ruler The Add-An-Eighth Plus ruler by CM Designs is a good way to get those smaller seams you want when foundation-piecing tiny blocks and miniature The Big Book of Little Quilts This book by Martingale, a collaborative of many designers, features 51 patterns for small quilts; all 40" x 40" or smaller. The projects range from easy to challenging. Techniques…

2 min
quilter to quilter

• your photos • ideas • stories This page is usually a place where we share photos of our readers quilts, ones they made with patterns from McCall’s Quilting. But we recently received a message from a podcast listener we’d like to share with you. On the podcast, Lori talked about a quilt her sister made for her surfer son featuring jellyfish fabric. Lori explained that she quilted the quilt with an edge-to-edge jellyfish design. Then Tracy added her story about being at an event surrounded by award-winning quilters and making a wall hanging of a Japanese floral arrangement with circles of tulle. The circles reminded her of jellyfish and she decided if she made jellyfish, she wouldn't be competing with those other quiltmakers in the room. Here is the first email from our listener. Hello, I really enjoy…

1 min

Anissa Arnold Managing Editor Hocuspocusville, designed by Meg Hawkey of Crabapple Hill Studio, is one of my favorite quilts. I loved embroidering all of the haunted shops. Denise Starck Editorial Director I made Ghoulish Fantasy by Pine Tree Lodge Designs in 2001. It’s probably my only Halloween quilt, but I do love it. I made this wall hanging in a class at my local quilt store with my good friend Lisa, early on in our quilting journey. The cattail is dimensional, and the spider web was created using dissolvable stabilizer. I cut off the ring part of a plastic spider ring and added it just for fun. It makes me smile to look at it! Tracy Mooney Editor I love teaching kids to make pillowcases. I think once they master sewing in a straight line, it’s a quick…

3 min
an apple a day

Quilt Designed & Made by Jen Daly Skill Level Challenging Finished Size 15" x 19½" Finished Blocks 2 Block Y 4" x 6" 5 Block Z 3" x 3" Planning Easy piecing makes the majority of Jen’s quilt. Foundation-pieced apples finish it off nicely. Jen used 5 different prints for her assorted reds so she could make each of her apples from a different print. 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 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Assorted red prints ½ yd. total for Flying Geese, sections, and blocks • Cream print ¾ yd. for Flying Geese, sections, and blocks • Brown print and dark red print ⅜ yd. blocks and section…