McCall's Quilting May/June 2020

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.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
plan b

It’s that time of year in most of the country when flowers are beginning to bloom, the grass is turning a lovely green, we’re putting away our winter clothes, opening the windows and doors at home, and thinking about what we want to do for our summer vacation. What does all of this mean for our quilting time? Plan A — our fall and winter schedule — gives lots of indoor time when we can be making quilts. But for some of you, with the changing of the seasons, there are major adjustments as you are looking at children being home from school, or a garden to tend, or lots of out-of-town company. You need a Plan B. Here’s my best advice to keep your creativity going; find something that you…

1 min
fresh picks

• trends • tools • cool stuff E-Z Miter Tool Sew perfect mitered corners every time! This simple yet unique tool can be used for mitered corners on square or rectangular quilts and blocks. Patti Carey’s E-Z Miter Tool also includes detailed instructions and links for YouTube tutorials with the template. This tool is also ideal for Lone Stars, Lemoyne stars and any star block with 45° angles! A Country’s Call Reach back in time and visit 14 heroines of the Civil War and create an array of beautiful quilts inspired by the stories of these courageous women in A Country's Call by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene. There is everything from a simple string quilt to spectacular antique quilts from the era. Authentic photos and true accounts of Civil War history will draw in quilters…

1 min
we are quilting daily

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 on 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. The McCall’s Quilting Staff…

1 min

• your questions • our answers Anissa Arnold Managing Editor My bucket list quilt is La Passacaglia. I’ve purchased the book and the paper pieces and now just have to find the time to get started on it. Tracy Mooney Editor I love traditional quilts made with modern fabrics. My bucket list is long but it includes a Pineapple quilt, Storm at Sea, a Drunkard’s Path, a rainbow string quilt possibly utilizing my selvedge collection, and at least one fussy-cut hexagon quilt. This list is always getting added to—I save photos on Instagram and Pinterest for inspiration. Lori Baker Acquisitions Editor My bucket list quilt is a bed-size quilt with many appliquéd flowers and vines and a whole lot of negative space for some out-of-this-world quilting. Eileen Fowler Associate Editor I jumped into my first English Paper Piecing project just a few months…

3 min
glowing topaz

Quilt Designed & Made by Jessica Dayon Machine Quilted by David Hurd Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 87" x 87" Finished Blocks 16 Block Y 12" x 12" 9 Block Z 6" x 6" Planning Designer Jessica Dayon loves traditional red-and-white quilts and blue-and-white quilts. But lately she has been enthralled with yellow-and-white quilts. The piecing in this quilt is simple, consisting of only triangle-squares and squares. Strip piecing makes quick work of the small Nine-Patches in block Z. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • White solid 5⅝ yds. for patches, blocks, and border 2 • Yellow solid 3½ yds. for patches, blocks, border 1, and binding • Backing 8½ yds. • Batting 95" x 95" NOTE: Fabrics…

2 min
twist about

Quilt Designed by Deborah Richmond Made by Sue Weber Machine Quilted by Deborah Richmond Skill Level Easy Finished Size 60" x 75" Finished Blocks 20 Blocks 15" x 15" Planning This easy quilt is made from traditionally pieced blocks, yet because it is made with solid fabrics, with no borders or sashes, it has a modern flair. You can use 80 pre-cut (5”) squares for the assorted blue solids if you prefer. The secondary pattern is reminiscent of cheerful flowers seen in summer gardens. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Handle all bias edges carefully to avoid distortion. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • White solid 3⅞ yds. for blocks • Assorted blue solids 1⅝ yds. total for blocks • Medium blue solid ¾ yd.…