Quiltmaker July/August 2020

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.

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
stay in-spiration!

As I write this letter, we are under a state-wide stay-at-home order. These are uncertain times for our country and the world at large, and it has been challenging to say the least. To be perfectly honest, I fluctuate from feeling calm to being in tears. I worry about my kids, family, and friends. I limit the time I spend watching TV because it causes more worry and fear. Luckily, there are things I can do to take control of my wellbeing—and you can too! Stay Home and Create . I am a quilter. I make things with my hands. The act of quilting is something that has a noticeable effect on both our mental and physical health. Studies show crafting helps lower blood pressure, releases pleasure-inducing endorphins, and keeps our mind…

1 min
sew to speak

Happy Hearts I loved the pattern Happy Hearts from Quiltmaker January/ February ’20! The colors in the fabric of this fun quilt were so bright and striking! I chose to make my quilt scrappy and the Stitch-and-Flip technique was fun to do! I used a purple binding and a pink backing fabric. I was able to get it done just in time for Valentine’s Day! Carol Flanigan • Corona, California Swoopers The QM spotlight in the March/April ’18 issue of Quiltmaker magazine, regarding the Swoopers pattern, provided the spark needed to design a quilt around some Dr. Seuss panels in my stash. Over a year later, my Seuss Goose is finally completed. Thank you for the inspiration! The quilt is 48 inches by 66 inches. Denice Korcal • Chicago, Illinois Christmas in Evergreen I used the pattern…

1 min
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, high-res images with adequate lighting. 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@goldenpeakmedia.com .…

1 min
find your inspiration

The Tidy Tote by Anita Australian designer Anita Ellis of Hillside Quilting has a great pattern for a tote bag you will use every day. The Tidy Tote by Anita allows you to pack all the things you need for class or retreat, keeping everything in one place, right where you need them. The pattern includes two height options, large 17” or small 13.5” tall.hillsidequilting.com.au Select Precision Machine Quilting Ruler Practice your ruler work with this 2" x 8" ruler specifically designed for machine quilting from Alex Anderson and Quilters Select. The Select Precision Machine Quilting Ruler is 6mm thick, features finger grips for ease of movement, and the Quilters Select signature non-slip coating. Works with both domestic sewing machines and longarms.quiltersselect.com Gingham on the Go 3 Piece Project Bag Set This collection of three…

3 min

Intermediate Finished Size: 70” x 90” Finished Blocks: 10” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. White Print 2¾ yard for blocks Orange Print ⅞ yard for blocks Dark Blue Floral 2⅝ yards for blocks, border 2, and binding Medium Blue Print ⅝ yard for blocks Pink Gingham 1¼ yards for blocks and border 1 Blue Gingham ⅞ yard for blocks Medium Blue Floral ⅝ yard for blocks Backing 5⅞ yards Batting 78” x 98” The quilting motif is found on the pattern sheet. cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. 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 White Print 6 strips 2½” x WOF for bands 144 squares 2⅞” (A) 48 squares 2⅞” cut to make 96 triangles (C) 192 squares 2½” (B) Orange Print 96…

4 min
designer spotlight

A Second Grandma A retired occupational therapist, Karen Sears has a deep love for children. After her daughter died in 2012, a chance meeting with a woman who needed childcare, turned the emptiness in her heart into an opportunity to work with children again. Read on as we talk to Karen about how her quilt Windmill Attitudes came to be. Passing on Creativity I am retired from a career as an occupational therapist working in schools. I grew up in Rhode Island and enjoyed a close relationship with my Swedish grandmother, great-aunt, and great-grandmother who lived together in a multifamily house. My grandmother would embroider stamped designs on pillowcases, table runners, and tablecloths. My great-aunt would crochet the edges of the table runners, and she also liked to make small dolls. My great-grandmother…