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McCall's QuiltingMcCall's Quilting

McCall's Quilting

November - December 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
F+W Media, Inc. - Magazines
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6 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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a toast to 2019!

It seems like it was just yesterday we were toasting to 2019, and now 2020 is almost here. Can you believe how this year flew by? My goal for 2019 was to get more quilts finished, and I am pleased to say I did get more projects done. By the time you are reading this, I am guaranteed to be frantically finishing up several projects to place under the tree. For this issue, we wanted big, cozy quilts—and boy, did our designers come through! Charisma Horton designed the delightful Home Again using fabrics from the Home for Christmas collection by Dan DiPaolo for Clothworks Fabrics. She even stitched up the Christmas stockings that were part of the panel in that collection. Holiday Hearth by Krisanne Watkins is a vision to behold.…

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mccall's quilting

EDITORIAL Interim Art and Editorial Director Denise Starck Editor Tracy Mooney Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker Special Projects Editor Vanessa Lyman Associate Editor Erin Russek Managing Editor Anissa Arnold Acquisitions Assistant Kelly Eisinger CREATIVE Contributing Photographer Matt Graves Contributing Stylist Allie Liebgott ADVERTISING Advertising Director Cristy Adamski cadamski@peakmediaproperties.com BUSINESS Director of Content Tiffany Warble Group Art Director Emily Simpson Media Sales Director Julie Macdonald Sr. Director of Marketing and Operations Kim Greenlee PEAK MEDIA PROPERTIES, LLC Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Osberg SVP, Group Publisher David Pyle VP, Magazines John Phelan VP, Product and Strategy Josiah Klebaner VP, Finance Jordan Bohrer Newsstand Sales Scott T. Hill scott.hill@pubworx.com…

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fresh picks

• trends• tools• cool stuff MINI Oh...Sew! Organized Stash 'n Store The Stash ‘n Store organizer is now available in a sweet new size! The Mini Stash ‘n Store is perfect for the smallest spaces. We love them because they hold small scissors, marking pens, and our trusty seam ripper at the ready—and this new pocket-sized version is perfect to take with you for stitching on the go! Itssewemma.com Havel’s Non-Stick Scissors Get ready for clean and smooth cuts with Havel’s Teflon coated scissors, ideal for cutting fusibles, fabrics or adhesive tapes without sticking! These scissors come in 5½” and 8½” blades. The ergonomic handle is easy on tired hands and the non-slip serrated blades make for smooth cutting on small and large projects alike. havelssewing.com Doodle Quilting Mania Doodle Quilting Mania is a wonderful resource for quilters…

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quilter to quilter

• your photos• ideas• stories Gwen Kilops loves making scrappy quilts! She made a beautiful pink and fuscia version of the McCall’s Scrappy Anniversary pattern (McCall’s Qutiling January/February 2019) for her daughter Amber. The design was a large undertaking and Amber is thrilled with her new quilt! Anne Powell of Douglas, Wyoming, had so much fun piecing and quilting Flabbergast (McCall’s Quilting July/August 2019). She used a beautiful variety of earth tone batiks, and incorporated a timeless horse print batik as well. Joanne Jerome of Fresno, California made her granddaughter Emily a special To Do List quilt (McCall’s Quilting, March/April 2019) as a high school graduation gift. She added sashes to the squares, machine embroidered the words and flowers, and added small buttons to the flowers. The center square reads “Sparkle” and is…

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mcq&a

• your questions• our answers Eileen Fowler Associate Editor About 20 years ago, I found an intriguing pattern for a pleated pineapple block. I thought this would make the perfect quilt for our soon-to-be-purchased queen-size bed. The design is heat-transferred to a muslin foundation. Wide strips are folded in half before sewing to the foundation to create a dimensional pleat-like edge. A warning alarm should have sounded off in my head as I purchased fabrics by the bolt, as well as a several yards of muslin. My long-armer must have thought I had lost my mind when I walked in with this beast. She begged me not to add batting between the massively heavy quilt top and backing...but I insisted. The sad ending to this story: the “Pineapple Monster” occupies a closet shelf.…

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holly star

Quilt Designed & Made by Jo Moury Skill Level Challenging Finished Size 54 ½" x 54 ½" Finished Blocks 5 Block Y 12" x 12" 4 Block Z 12" x 12" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for appliqué templates, which are printed without seam allowances. Planning Jo’s spectacular design is a showcase for your appliqué skills. The pieced blocks blend nicely with the complex floral design, making this a true holiday heirloom to be enjoyed for years. Take a closer look at the way Jo used the assorted reds for the appliqué flower in block Z. She kept the lightest reds in the center and used darker red fabrics towards the edges. Do the same to get the lovely glow that’s created by the value placement. Decide whether you want to use fusible appliqué or turned-edge appliqué before cutting…

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