Quiltmaker May/June 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
dream big

This issue of Quiltmaker coincides with two personal milestones—my 2nd anniversary as editor of Quiltmaker and my 50th birthday. If you told me even five years ago that I would be the editor of such an iconic quilting magazine, I would have laughed. You just never can tell where your passion can take you, so dream big! For my birthday, I decided to celebrate with my friends. Teri Lucas joins us with her quilt Reminders. Christina Cameli shows off her new fabric collection Moongate in her design High Score. Karen Gibbs from Banyan Batiks shows us a really cool technique with her quilt Twisted Stick Candy. Finally, I polled my friends on the most unusual fabric they ever put on the back of their quilt in Watch Your (Quilt) Back!. Over the…

1 min
the quiltmaker staff

Welcome to the New Home of the Quilting Company! We are so excited to reveal our new name and new look to you. Over the last several months we have been working hard to bring you this exciting change. Building off the tradition and excellence of established brands, including Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, and Quilting Arts, the NEW Quilting Daily is dedicated to quilters of all interests and skill levels. Our team lives to serve and meet the needs of all quilters, wherever they may be. From online education programs, video services, and live events, to magazines and videos. We’ve got quilting covered.. We are excited to introduce you to this new brand. In the meantime, head over to the new site and start browsing. www.quiltingdaily.com/grand-tour-quilting-daily…

1 min
find your inspiration

Acrylic Hexi Basics Stamp Set Lavonne Jackson of Sew-N-Quilt has created a way to achieve the look of English Paper Piecing in a fraction of the time. Quilt stamps place a solid cutting line and a dashed sewing line directly onto fabric, then you sew along the dashed line with your sewing machine. The stamps are also clear, making them the ideal tool for achieving consistent fussy cut designs.sewnquiltshop.etsy.com Log Cabin Quilt Block Foundation Paper Create perfect Log Cabin quilt blocks every time with Log Cabin Foundation Paper Piecing Pads from It’s Sew Emma. The pads come in 6” and 12” block sizes and work perfectly with 2½” strips. These are ideal for beginners and experienced quilters alike—just tear off a sheet and sew! itssewemma.com TrueGrips For straight, accurate cuts, you need to keep your…

2 min
magical squares

Intermediate Finished Size: 45 x 53” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. White Solid 1 yard for patches and border 1 Assorted Prints ⅞ yard total for patches or 40 (5") charm squares Orange Tonal ¾ yard for cornerstones and binding Black print ¾ yard for border 2 Backing 3 yards Batting 49” x 61” 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. White Solid 5 strips 2” x WOF for border 1 80 rectangles 2” x 5” (A) Assorted Prints Cut a total of: 40 squares 5” (B) Orange Tonal 6 strips 2 ½” x WOF for binding 40 squares 2” (C) Navy Print 5 strips 4 ½” x WOF for border 2 Sew quick and easy straight rows that…

3 min
designer spotlight

Colorful Fun! Teri Lucas is a quilting powerhouse whose amazing microquilting draws the viewer in to wonder, "How did she do that?" She uses color with abandon and ensures us that anyone can quilt with a little practice—just look for her book Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting: Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon (C&T Publishing) coming out this July if you have any doubts. Here she talks about her inspiration for her quilt design, Reminders, which is perfect for beginners and seasoned quilters alike. What was your source of inspiration for this quilt? Every now and again I go back to the basics, the place where I started quilting to prime the pump of inspiration. This was one of those days. I needed to design a quilt for an event I'm taking part…

5 min

Easy Finished Size: 60” x 60” Finished Blocks: 15” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Yellow #1 Tonal ¼ yard for blocks Orange #1 Tonal 1 ¼ yards for blocks and binding Light Green #1 Tonal ⅝ yard for blocks Magenta Tonal ¾ yard for blocks Medium Green Tonal ¼ yard for blocks Orange #2 Tonal ½ yard for blocks Light Blue #1 Tonal ½ yard for blocks Light Blue #2 Tonal ⅝ yard for blocks Purple Tonal ⅜ yard for blocks Gray Tonal ⅝ yard for blocks Dark Pink Tonal ½ yard for blocks Light Green #2 ⅞ yard for blocks Peach Tonal ½ yard for blocks Olive Green Tonal ⅜ yard for blocks Teal Tonal ½ yard for blocks Yellow #2 Tonal ½ yard for blocks Backing 4 ⅛ yards Batting 68” x 68” (Although fabric amounts are adequate for foundation piecing, you may need more if you cut very generous patches.) cutting Patches are lettered in order of use.…