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Quiltmaker March/April 2021

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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2 min
a token of appreciation

As Covid 19 hit early in 2020, many industries were hit hard. All theater, dance, opera, and concerts were shut down. Meanwhile, with the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, essential employees, and the average person who wanted to buy groceries, makers across America turned to their sewing machines to make masks. R. Jay Duckworth is a professor at Pace University and a props master who witnessed this call to arms firsthand. “I'm a props master in theater and when Covid hit we were shut down. Backstage makers were hit pretty hard. A lot of my costumer friends started sewing masks and we props folk were using our 3D printers to make face shields. A lot of the costumers were using and loaning out their sewing machines.…

11 min
basic lessons

Getting Started About our Patterns We recommend that you read all of the instructions before starting a project and that you cut and sew one block before cutting all of your fabric. Using a rotary cutter, mat and an acrylic ruler, cut the shape to the size indicated in the cutting list. Pressing tabs indicate the direction to press the seam allowances. Our patterns list finished block sizes, which are typically ½" smaller than unfinished block sizes because they do not include seam allowances. Basic Quilting Supplies • Rotary cutter and mat• Acrylic ruler: Many shapes and sizes are available; a good one to start with is 6"x 24" with ¼" and 1/8" markings• Scissors: A separate pair for paper and fabric• Sewing machine• ¼" foot• Walking foot• Darning foot• Pins• Ironing board & iron• Marking pencils/markers/etc.•…

6 min
copyright and the quilter

So, you’ve created something. It has enough creativity to gain copyright. And you are excited about what you have accomplished. What does owning a copyright mean? In this article, we are going to look briefly at the spectrum of copyright ownership, including who is the author, the strength of the copyright, ways to protect your work, and what happens when someone potentially has infringed your work. Authorship = Control Once you create a work, you are the author and owner of the work, usually. That gives you the control to copy, create derivative works, and distribute the work, to name a few. But you may have done the work as part of your employment. Or you may have been hired to create a work (like right now, as I write this article).…

3 min
bunny treats

Intermediate Finished Size: 50” x 60” Finished Blocks: 10” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Cream tonal 3⅜ yards for blocks White tonal 1⅝ yards for blocks Dark Pink Tonal ¾ yard for blocks Dark Green Tonal, Orange Tonal, Light Yellow Tonal, Light Pink Tonal, Lavender Tonal, and Medium Purple Tonal 1 fat quarter from each for blocks (a fat quarter is approximately 18” x 20”) Light Blue Tonal, Medium Blue Tonal, Medium Yellow Tonal, and Medium Turquoise Tonal 1 fat eighth (a fat eighth is approximately 9” x 20”) Light Turquoise Tonal ⅞ yard for blocks and binding Backing 3¼ yards Batting 54” x 68” Foundation Paper (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. Measurements include ¼"…

1 min
planting seeds

There is something inspirational about spring. The smell in the air, the first buds popping through the soil, and the warmer days offer hope that the cold winter is over. It also inspires a new color palette and different projects in my sewing room. As I started planning this issue, I thought about planting seeds and how that translates to quilting. Do you get inspired by seeing new techniques? Sometimes I don’t even need to try the technique for it to spark ideas for the projects I want to try. In this issue, How Does Your Garden Sew? by Phyllis Meiring was one of the first projects chosen. I love how she used hand embroidery and sewing-themed buttons to make her creative wall hanging. I also loved that she framed her project.…

4 min
flowers for mama

Intermediate Finished Size: 58” x 58” Finished Blocks: 12” Quilts from Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks remains one of our most popular publications. Due to the longevity and appeal of these projects, we thought it would be fun to publish some of our favorite designs. We hope that you enjoy seeing—and making—these stunning quilts. materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Cream Batik 2½ yards for blocks and border 2 Assorted Pink, Blue and Green Batiks ½ yard total for blocks Dark Purple Batik 1⅛ yards for blocks Green Batik #1 ½ yard for sashes and border #2 Dark Pink Batik ⅞ yard for sashes, border 1 and 2 Dark Blue Batik 2¼ yards for setting triangles, border 3, and binding Green Batik #2 ⅝ yard for border 2 Light Pink Batik ⅜ yard for border 2 Backing…