McCall's Quilting March/April 2021

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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welcome, spring!

It doesn’t matter whether the winter was a long, cold, hard winter or an easy one with few storms and little bitter cold, I’m always up for the arrival of spring and March means spring is on the way. I am so very ready! Ready for warmer weather, ready to be outside, ready to see the plants in the garden poking up their little heads. It just can’t happen too soon to suit me. In an effort to be ready to go outside and enjoy the wonderful spring weather, I’ve been busy sewing; trying to get a jump on spring cleaning by using up bits and pieces, by completing projects that were begun long ago, by making patterns that have been laying around too long. The good news is that because…

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fresh picks

• trends • tools • cool stuff Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns Electric Quilt is introducing an updated version of this must-have book for quilters. This 3rd edition of Barbara Brackman's classic book contains 4000+ full-color block patterns. It's full of ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Piping Foot As you consider taking your quiltmaking up a notch by adding new things (ribbon, piping, pearls, buttons, etc.), check at your local dealer for specialty feet that will make those additions easier. Baby Lock's piping foot is a good example. It has a channel that guides the piping for accurate placement. Most machine brands have lots of specialty feet to choose from. Piping Hot Binding Tool Susan Cleveland's tool makes adding piping to your quilts so easy. You sew the piping in the accent fabric, then cut it…

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Denise Starck Editorial Director I made a quilt for a black and white plus one color challenge that my guild was hosting. The entire top is fused appliqué and because of the unusual edges, I needed to find an alternate finishing solution. I layered and quilted it as usual, then I used satin cord and couched it with a zigzag stitch along the edge to provide a more finished appearance. This quilt currently hangs in my office! Annette Falvo Technical Editor Sometimes I like adding machine-embroidered features to my quilts. I find that I have more control over the placement of embroidered motifs on a quilt top if I stitch out the designs on water-soluble stabilizer, remove the stabilizer, then appliqué the motifs to my quilt with matching thread. This way I don’t have hooping…

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cabins by the sea

Quilt Designed & Made by Ramona Sorensen Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 92" x 92" Finished Blocks 36 Blocks 14" x 14" Planning Ramona made this quilt with Log Cabin blocks redesigned to use partial seaming to make cutting the patches easier. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Light green print 1⅝ yds. for blocks and border• Purple print and blue print ¾ yd. each for blocks• Medium pink print and green floral 1½ yds. each for blocks• Dark pink print and white print 1⅞ yds. each for blocks• Medium green print 1 yd. for binding• Backing 8⅞ yds.• Batting 100" x 100" NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Crescendo collection…

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ramona said

“A few weeks ago, a customer brought in a quilt for me to quilt. As I was working on it, I noticed a few of the blocks used partial seams. I’ve been longarm quilting for 16 years and I can say I rarely see partial seaming. Partial seaming is not a difficult technique. It isn’t used much, however. But, it is a good place for taking ‘the next step.’ I chose a traditional log cabin block and reworked it to use partial seaming. It makes the rotary cutting easier—each round has only 1 patch size, rather than the 3 or 4 that a traditional log cabin has. Go ahead. Try partial seaming. It’s not hard. Really.”…

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sheep in the garden

Quilt Designed & Made by Bev Getschel Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 60" x 85" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for template. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Assorted wools 6⅛ yds. total for blocks• Gray flannel ¾ yd. for binding• Embroidery thread• Backing 5⅝ yds.• Batting* 68" x 93" *Bev did not put batting in her quilt in order for it to be a lighter weight. NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Bev’s personal collection of assorted fabrics. Cutting Instructions Patches are lettered in order of use. • Assorted wools 218 Template A• Gray flannel 8 strips 2½" x WOF for binding Planning Bev designed her quilt as a long-range take-along project to use wool scraps. She purchased about 10% new wool in order to have some light colored patches. Bev used…