Quiltmaker January - February 2020

In every issue you will get 9+ brand new quilt patterns for quilts of all sizes and skill levels. We also give you a bonus download with three quilts that follow the popular red-and-white quilt trend! AND, when you subscribe, you will get the digital version of the current issue so you can start enjoying all the great tips and tricks.

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1 min
new year, new you

This issue hits just when many of us are thinking about what we want to accomplish in 2020. Whether you want to start working out more, try something new, or simply use up your stash, we chose projects that inspire those goals. For many quilters, the idea of turning our favorite hobby into a profitable career is a dream fantasized about often. While some professionals may make it look easy, there is a lot to consider as you embark on crafting a business (see what I did there?) from the ground up. We asked professional quilters for advice, and they came through for our feature “The Business of Quilting”. To go further, Vivika DeNegre discusses diversifying revenue streams in this month’s “Modern Musings”. If you just want some fun patterns to make,…

1 min
sew to speak

The Little Quilt That Could This is the second time I have made the pattern, The Little Quilt That Could, from Quiltmaker Spring/Summer ‘89. I decided to scale the original size down to be 44”x 32”, to allow for more time to add Christmas themed embellishments. I added a Santa ringing a bell, a tree full of beaded ornaments, and an elf in the caboose! I also hand quilted this quilt, which is my preferred method, as it is so relaxing. Vicki Bell • Smyrna, Georgia Puppy Luv I made Puppy Luv from Quiltmaker’s January/February ‘19, for my young granddaughter. This cute puppy pattern and bright fabrics were the perfect fit and so much fun to make! Stephanie Lawrence • Shelton, Washington Snowflake Star I loved the pattern Snowflake Star from Quiltmaker November/ December ‘18 and wanted…

1 min
share your projects!

We love to see quilts made from our patterns! Send us your digital images for publication consideration in Sew to Speak. Please send clear, focused images with adequate lighting. Digital photo requirements can be found at QuiltingCompany.com. Include a photo of the entire quilt and a close-up of any interesting details. Include your full name and complete contact information, the name of the pattern, the size of the quilt, a short note about why you made the quilt, any awards received and any other details our readers might enjoy. Email to: sewtospeak@peakmediaproperties.com .…

1 min
find your inspiration

Festival of Quilts Jigsaw Puzzle Let your love of piecing take on a whole new format with this 1,000-piece quilty puzzle, featuring designs from Bonnie Hunter. Enjoy it yourself, or share your love of quilting with the puzzle aficionado in your life! ctpub.com 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 Triangles on a Roll Quilts Half-square triangles are a timeless design element for…

2 min
quilting intentions 2020

Tip: Telling your intentions to friends and family goes a long way to keeping you committed. Even better, invite a quilt buddy to join you in achieving your goals—it makes it so much more fun! DEFINE Your Values Free associate a list of five words that spring to mind when you think of quilting. Do your goals for the year tie in with why you love quilts? For example, if quilts make you think of ‘family,’ what does that look like? You may want to make time to quilt with your grandchildren, or make a quilt for your new daughter-in-law. It will make the act of quilting even more fulfi lling. - Learn Something New - Family - Giving - Creativity - Inspiration EMPOWER Yourself With New Skills Whether it’s learning to longarm, tackling that sampler quilt, trying…

3 min
stars align

Easy Finished Size: 61½” x 73½” Finished Blocks: 12” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Dark Brown Tone-on-Tone 2 ⅞ yards for blocks, border 2, and binding Lavender Tone-on-Tone and Dark Blue Tone-on-Tone ¼ yard of each for blocks Dark Taupe Tone-on-Tone 1 ⅜ yards for blocks Cream Tone-on-Tone and Medium Blue Tone-on-Tone ½ yard each for blocks Light Taupe Tone-on-Tone ⅝ yard for blocks Light Blue Tone-on-Tone ⅝ yard for blocks and flange Light Brown Tone-on-Tone ⅞ yard for blocks and border 1 Backing 4 ¼ yards Batting 70” x 82” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips will be pieced and cut to exact length needed. You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Dark Brown Tone-on-Tone 7 strips 6 ¼” x WOF for border 2 8 strips 2 ½” x WOF for binding 5…