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September - October 2019

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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EDITORIAL Interim Art and Editorial Director Denise Starck Editor Tracy Mooney Contributing Editor Kathryn Patterson Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker Senior Content Developer Vanessa Lyman Associate Editor Erin Russek Managing Editor Anissa Arnold Acquisitions Assistant Kelly Eisinger CREATIVE Photography Matt Graves Stylist Allie Liebgott MARKETING & ADVERTISING Advertising Director Cristy Adamski cristy.adamski@fwmedia.com BUSINESS Director of Content, Craft Tiffany Warble Group Art Director, Craft Emily Simpson Director of Media Sales Julie MacDonald 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…

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make it your own

Do you design your own quilts? When I think back over the 25+ years that I have been quilting, I can see my progression. At first, I made the quilts exactly like the pattern, then using my own color palette, and then I wanted the block to be a different scale, or I wanted the quilt to be a different size. Can you relate? In this issue, we are exploring design through medallion quilts. This classic layout is an easy way to dip your toe into the world of quilt design because anything goes! And the quilts we feature certainly prove that, including three medallion quilts, a sampler, and a few designs that feature pieced borders. My article Considering Medallions describes the concept and offers considerations for layouts and planning. As…

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sew to speak

Sweet Starbursts When I saw Sweet Starbursts in Quiltmaker March/April ‘19, I knew it would be perfect for a baby quilt for my new granddaughter. I can't wait to see my daughter's face at the baby shower! Liz Anderson • Pine Knot, KY Royal Patch A friend from church was expecting and I knew I wanted to make her new little son a quilt! He was born premature and gained the nickname “Lincoln the Lion” as he grew stronger in the NICU. As soon as I heard the nickname, I searched the internet for inspiration on how to incorporate a lion into a quilt. I found the pattern for Royal Patch from Quiltmaker March/April ’14 and fell in love! I made him completely from my scrap pile and added a Bible verse on the…

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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@quiltmaker.com .…

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find your inspiration

Paint-By-Number Quilts Kerry Foster guides you on how to bust your stash by stitching dynamic animal portraits with clear color guides. These contemporary pictorial quilts can be put together more easily than you may think using Kerry’s unique appliqué method. Perhaps after completing Kerry's designs you will be inspired to use her techniques to create your own animal portraits! ctpub.com New York Beauty Quilts Electrified Create 12 fun, skill-building quilts using Linda’s new paper-piecing technique and Deb’s Jazz It Up Embellishments. These techniques make constructing gorgeous New York Beauty blocks easier than ever before! landauerpub.com Finesse Thread The Grace Company has partnered with Wonderfil to produce Finesse thread, a 50wt 3-ply 100% polyester thread. Finesse thread is quilter-friendly and designed for an emerging audience of quilters that are transitioning from a domestic machine to a…

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the great pumpkin

Intermediate Finished Size: 57” x 78” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Assorted Medium Orange Prints 1 ¾ yards total for pumpkin Assorted Dark Orange Prints ¾ yard total for pumpkin Taupe Print 1 ½ yards for background and border 1 Assorted Brown Prints ¼ yard total for stem Assorted Green Prints ¼ yard total for leaf Black Tone-on-Tone ⅝ yard for border 3 Green Print ½ yard for border 2 Orange Print 1 ⅝ yards for border 4 and binding Backing 5 yards Batting 65” x 86” cutting 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. = cut in half once diagonally Assorted Medium Orange Prints 3 strips 6½” x WOF 2 rectangles 8” x 24½” (H) 6 squares 6 ⅞” cut to make 12 triangles (A) 6 squares 6½” (G) Assorted…