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McCall's Quilting

July - August 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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F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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challenge accepted!

What is the most challenging quilt you have ever attempted? Do you enjoy a challenge, or shy away from it? These are the questions that we contemplated for this issue. For me, it’s a little of both. I was really curious to learn what other quilters think, so I asked our staff about the most challenging project they have ever attempted in McQ & A. Can you relate to their successes and failures?WIth challenging quilts as a goal, our pages are filled with quilts that look complicated, but many of them are easier than you might think. Filigree by Pam Boswell has a stunning woven look, yet it is made of simple patches and units. Connie Kaufman’s Walk Among The Stars also looks incredibly complex. Award-winning Claudia Pfeil graces…

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mccall's quilting

EDITORIAL Group Editorial Director Tricia PattersonEditor Tracy MooneyAcquisitions Editor Lori BakerSenior Content Developer Vanessa LymanAssociate Editors Anissa Arnold, Erin RussekAcquisitions Assistant Kelly EisingerCREATIVE Art Director Denise StarckPhotography Matt GravesStylist Allie LiebgottMARKETING & ADVERTISING Advertising Director Cristy Adamski cristy.adamski@fwmedia.com BUSINESS Director of Content, Craft Tiffany Warble Group Art Director, Craft Emily SimpsonDirector of Media Sales Julie McDonald Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Osberg SVP, General Manager F+W Crafts Group David Pyle Managing Director-F+W International James Woollam VP, Consumer Marketing John Phelan VP, Digital Jason Revzon VP, Product Management Pat Fitzgerald Newsstand Sales Scott T. Hill scott.hill@procirc.com OPERATIONS Retail Sales Wholesale Meghan Sommer sales@fwmedia.com…

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fresh picks

• trends• tools• cool stuff Bee’s Knees Book StandLori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet designed a timeless and sturdy book stand for all of your quilting and stitching needs. It holds your patterns and books right in front of you so you can stay on track! fatquartershop.com HeatnBond EZ PrintHeatnBond EZ Print 8½" x 11" sheets are paper backed, iron-on, sewable, double-sided adhesive sheets for bonding fabric without extra weight or stiffness. Sheets are available in four different strengths: Ultrahold, Lite, Feather Lite and Soft Stretch. Print appliqué shapes directly on the sheets to use in place of pinning or basting for quilts and attire. thermowebonline.com Labors of Love - Secret Sewing SistersAntique quilts recall a timeless style of elegance, storytelling, and beauty. Labors of Love, Secret…

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quilter to quilter

• your photos• ideas• stories Jeanet Wilson of Marion, North Carolina made a modern and enlarged version of Icicles (McCall’s Quilting January/ February 2019) for her nephew. She enlarged the pattern to be queen-sized, finishing at 96” x 96”. Crystal Dennis of Maricopa, Arizona revised Lotus (McCall’s Quilting March/April 2019) to a nine block setting to make a baby quilt for her friend Jane’s grandchild. Crystal also modified the assembly of the blocks by machine appliquéing the blocks with green backgrounds, cutting them into quarters, mixing the quarters and reassembling the blocks into the quilt top. She then finished the quilt with stippling and petal motifs. When Janice Duprey of Ogdensburg, New York saw To Do List (McCall’s Quilting March/April 2019) she knew it would be perfect for…

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• your questions• our answers Tricia PattersonGroup Editorial DirectorAlthough I love foundation piecing, English paper piecing, and hand appliqué, I’m really not a fan of quilts that require a lot of cuts using templates. I don’t have the patience for all that cutting, even with the help of a ruler and rotary cutter. I started a wonderful quilt with a favorite William Morris fabric a year ago. I stashed the project away for another day after cutting out the 20th template. Eileen FowlerAssociate EditorOne of my first quilts was full of feathered stars. Lots of tiny patches, complex assembly instructions, and queen-size--I must have been out of my mind. What I learned from the experience? Purchasing a little extra fabric can save your sanity. A test block is helpful…

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Quilt Designed & Made by Pam BoswellSkill Level Intermediate Finished Size72" x 72"Finished Blocks16 Blocks 15" x 15" Planning Just five fabrics are all you need to make this lovely traditional quilt. Shades of gray lend a tranquil feeling to the design. Speed-piecing techniques make this large throw fast to assemble. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Bee Joyful by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted.• Cream print1⅝ yds. for blocks• Yellow tone-on-tone1⅜ yds. for blocks• Dark gray tone-on-tone2⅜ yds. for blocks and border 1• Medium gray tone-on-tone1¾ yds. for blocks and binding• Light gray tone-on-tone1…