Quiltmaker September/October 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.

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in this issue

1 min
fabric lovers, welcome!

Fabric. We love it, don’t we? The colors, the textures, the inspiration it offers—it is all just delicious. In this issue of Quiltmaker, I wanted you to not only be inspired by the quilts and patterns within, but also think about the fabric used to make the quilts. Behind the Bolt is a special feature in this issue that focuses on four fabric designers. From a young designer at the famous Liberty of London, to the designer giving reproduction fabrics an updated look, a Norwegian designer giving us a glimpse into the world she created, and a designer who is revolutionizing batik design, get ready to look at fabric in a different way—through the eyes of the people creating it. Of course, October means Halloween, my favorite holiday. We have four spooktacular…

2 min
sew to speak

Mandala Betsy Vinegrad’s Modern Mandala in the May/June ’19 issue of Quiltmaker was one that called to my heart. I made her paper-pieced quilt a bit bigger than her original by enlarging the paper pieces by 200% with mine finishing at 55” x 55”. It certainly does have the impact the article alluded to. Marie Amthauer • Junction City, Kansas Magical Squares As a math teacher, the idea of varying the number of squares in Abigail Dolinger’s Magical Squares (Quiltmaker May/June ‘20) intrigued me. Working with graph paper, I increased the pattern from 40 to 50 blocks and needed a third cut-move-sew to make this square quilt. The one in Quiltmaker was rectangular. This quilt, which is 51 inches square, was made during the Covid-19 outbreak. I used what I had, ugly precut 5-inch…

1 min
find your inspiration

Applipops Thinner than a dime, Applipops create perfectly turned appliqué circles in 90 seconds. Creator Ellen Rosenbach wanted a product that would make dozens of perfect circles, quickly and easily, that would last forever. Made in the USA by a female manufacturer, this innovative and sturdy new product is absolutely foolproof! applipops.com Free Fuse by Quilters Select Free Fuse by Quilters Select gives you a new alternative to smelly basting sprays and tedious pin basting. Simply sprinkle a small amount of Free Fuse on each layer of your quilt sandwich and iron in place as you go. It holds your quilt top in place like magic and is repositionable if you mistakenly iron in a tuck. Life changing! quiltersselect.com Foolproof Color Wheel Set by Katie Fowler Truly foolproof, this color wheel set by Katie Fowler…

2 min
star depot

Intermediate Finished Size: 72” x 72” Finished Blocks: 18” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. White Tonal 2¼ yards for blocks and border 1 Gray Tonal 2⅝ yards for blocks and border 2 Blue Tonal 2⅜ yards for blocks, border 2, and binding Backing 4⅞ yards Batting 80” x 80” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips will be pieced and cut to exact length needed. = cut in half once diagonally = cut in half twice diagonally White Tonal 7 strips 3½” x WOF for border 1 4 squares 10¼” cut to make 16 triangles (F) 4 squares 7⅝” (B) 6 squares 7¼” (A) 12 squares 6½” (E) Gray Tonal 4 squares 10¼” cut to make 16 triangles (F) 4 squares 7⅝” (B) 26 squares 7¼” (A) 7 squares 6½” (E) 24 squares 3⅛” (C) 8 squares 2¾” (H) Blue Tonal \8 strips 2½” x WOF…

2 min
raspberry delight

Easy Finished Size: 36 x 36” Finished Blocks: 6” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Dark Pink Batik ¾ yard for blocks and border 3 Purple Batik ⅜ yard for blocks Medium Teal Batik ½ yard for blocks Dark Teal Batik 1 yard for blocks, border 1, and binding Light Multicolor Batik ½ yard for blocks and border 2 Backing 1¼ yards Batting 40” x 40” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips will be cut to exact length needed. You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Dark Pink Batik 3 strips 4½” x WOF for border 3 24 squares 2⅞” (A) 16 squares 2½” (B) Purple Batik 26 squares 2⅞” (A) Medium Teal Batik 44 squares 2⅞” (A) 4 squares 2½” (B) Dark Teal Batik 5 strips 2½” x WOF for binding 3 strips…

3 min
beyond the bolt

After meeting Tone Finnager, I can say that Tone is just what you would imagine when you see her sweet, whimsical designs. She describes her brand, Tilda as a “cozy, sometimes comical and feminine world, with bright fabric designs and naïve figures as the main theme”. With sweet florals, textured linens, adorable patterns, books, and housewares, Tone has built her business from a book and four products to a successful and recognized international brand. A little about Tone I was born in 1973, and grew up in Oslo near Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park). I studied art, graphic design, and business, and I worked as an interior decorator and illustrator. The need to be creative has always been present, a need that has always been supported by family and friends. My grandmother was…