McCall's Quilting January/February 2022

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

2 min
from the editor

Vintage Valentine What it is that you love about quilting? We all know quilts and quilting have a rich, dense, and fascinating history, and the quilts of the past are an endless source of inspiration for those we make today. The materials, methods, and motifs have been enthralling quilters for generations and will continue to do so as long as people make quilts. Do we love quilting for its tactile connection to that history, or do we love quilting for connecting us to the future through our handiwork? Not to be morbid, but most of the quilts we make will outlast us, bringing comfort, coziness, and delight to people for decades, maybe longer. They’re works of art that will endure (even when washed regularly!) whether one enjoys them on the bed,…

1 min

Deidre Carver Diedre’s love of fabric, color, creating, and math led her to quilt pattern design. Jen Daly Jen is a quilt designer, author, and Etsy shop owner who lives in New Hampshire. Diane Harris A former Quiltmaker editor, Diane continues to be a prolific quilter and pattern designer. Anne Hein Anne’s passion for all things in quilting, embroidery, and digitizing started in a Home Economics class. Joanie Holton Born and raised in Minnesota, Joanie comes from a family of sewers and makers. Terrie Peterson Terrie lives in Utah and has been designing quilts for over 25 years. Kim Ratchford Kim is a longarm quilter, passionate about collaborating with clients, who also loves to design and piece quilts. Gerri Robinson In addition to being a prolific quilt designer, Gerri is also a fabric designer for Riley Blake Designs. Nancy Scott Nancy is an author, quilt designer, and…

1 min
fresh picks

• trends • tools • cool stuff Magic Quilting & Crafting Spray If you’ve ever wished for a magic bottle to improve your cutting, sewing, and pressing experience, look no further! This fragrance-free, flake-free starch alternative makes fabric much easier to handle, from start to finish. It provides just enough additional structure to the fabric, making for flatter, crisper seams, improved cutting and sewing accuracy, and minimized distortion, especially on tricky bias seams. Flea Market by Lori Holt This pattern book is just like browsing a favorite flea market—there are delightful treasures found in every corner! Flowers, baskets, stars and more are featured in the mix-and-match patterns. There’s a medallion quilt, several runners for the wall or table, and a charming pillow sham. Clover Wonder Pins Anyone who quilts on a home sewing machine knows that basting is…

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Vivika DeNegre Director of Content I have a sterling silver 6-piece sewing set that was found in my husband’s grandmother’s sewing box. Each tool fits into a velvet-lined box, and they are lovely to behold. When I use them, and I do use them, I feel a real connection to the women who came before me. Gigi Levsen Editor of McCall’s Quilting I have a vintage Bernina that was my primary sewing machine for many years; I got it for $5. It’s missing the case it came in, it only does straight stitch and zigzag, but it works so smoothly and beautifully—and I’ll never part with it. Also, my mom recently gave me a big collection of vintage yo-yos made by either her mom or one of her aunts. There are hundreds of yo-yos; she…

3 min
be still my heart

Quilt Designed & Made by Nancy Scott Skill Level Beginner Finished Size 68" x 68" Finished Blocks 13 Block Y 12" x 12" 12 Block Z 12" x 12" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for appliqué template, which is printed without a seam allowance. Planning Nancy loves quilts that have star blocks set with simple chain blocks. She wanted to design something for Valentine’s Day and came up with the cute idea of adding a heart to the center of her star blocks. This quilt is not only perfect for your favorite Valentine; it also would make a great wedding or engagement quilt. Be sure to use an accurate ¼ " seam allowance to ensure all elements fit together well. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • Pink print 3⅝ yds. for blocks…

2 min
garden star

Quilt Designed & Made by Kim Ratchford Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 63" x 81" Finished Blocks 32 Block Y 9" x 9" 31 Block Z 9" x 9" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for foundation section. Planning Kim combined her two favorite blocks to make a fun two-block quilt. With three different techniques this quilt is a perfect way to practice your piecing. Be sure to use an accurate ¼ " seam allowance to ensure all elements fit together well. Fabric Requirements Fabric yardage assumes 40" usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • White solid 45/8 yds. for blocks • Red print 3 yds. for blocks • Pink dot 1 yd. for blocks • White print ½ yd. for blocks • Red dot 3/4 yd. for binding • Foundation paper • Backing 53/8 yds. • Batting 71" x 89" (Although fabric amounts are adequate for…