Quiltmaker January/February 2021

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
love your scraps

Scraps. We all have them—wonder what to do with them, feel guilty for getting rid of them–don’t we? Some people have systems, others have a bin (or bins) busting at the seams. However you feel about scraps, they are a part of quilting. Scrap quilts are probably the most requested style of quilts that I hear about from readers. Some quilters don’t want to buy more fabric, they want to use what they have on hand. Especially in this last year, when going to quilt shops wasn't an option in some areas or for some quilters. So, scrap quilts and Valentine’s Day it is for this issue! Quarantine by Rachel Hayes is aptly named for the time it was made. This particular quilt is on my bucket list. I just love…

1 min
sew to speak

Pumpkin Forest Hello to all, this is Jill MacDougall from beautiful Niagara Falls. This is my version of the Pumpkin Forest by Jennifer McClanahan. I saw it on the front page of Quiltmaker September/October 2020 and just had to make it. I love how it turned out. Jill MacDougall • Niagara Falls, New York Zoe Zebra and George Giraffe I have been wanting to create these two quilts since they came out in 2016. I finally had some time to create them during Covid-19. Zoe Zebra is from Quiltmaker March/ April 2016, She is 42" x 52" and was given to my great-nephew for his first baby, Bonnie, in June of 2020. George Giraffe is from Quiltmaker September/October 2016. He went to my niece and her first baby, Kai, also in June 2020. I…

3 min

Custom Apple Watch Bands and Touchless Pusher by Hope Yoder Designs Hope Yoder makes accessories that are pretty, practical, and show off your personality. From her watch bands that are laser engraved and personalized with your name to the acrylic keychain that props up your phone or helps you stay germ-free while you push buttons on a credit card keypad—why not do it in style? Designs are custom made to order and can boast your favorite quilty pastime or just your obsession with coffee. Use code hope10 for 10% off your order.hopeyoder.com Premium Hand-Appliqué Paper from Masako Wakayama The new Premium Hand-Appliqué Paper from esteemed sewing instructor Masako Wakayama is a semi-transparent rayon-polyester blend paper that is perfect for use with appliqué. Easily transfer designs to the single-sided fusible with pencil then press…

2 min
scrappy hearts pillow

Intermediate Finished Size: 22” x 22” Finished Block: 18” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Assorted Cream and Pink Prints ⅝ yard total for appliqué or 20 (5") charm squares Muslin 1 yard for heart lining and pillow front lining Dark Gray Tonal ⅞ yard for pillow front and binding Black Dot scrap for zipper tabs Cream Print ¾ yard for pillow back Batting 23” x 23” and 10 squares 5” 24" Zipper Basting Spray 22" Pillow Form cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Assorted Cream/Pink Prints 10 squares 5” (A) 40 squares 2½” (C) Muslin 1 square 23” 10 squares 5” (A) Dark Gray Tonal 3 strips 2½” x WOF for binding 1 square 19½” (B) Black Dot 2 rectangles 1” x 4” (D) Cream Print 1 rectangle 16” x 22½” (E) 1 rectangle 6½”…

2 min
diamond in a square

Easy Finished Size: 72” x 88” Finished Blocks: 8” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Assorted Red Prints 3⅛ yards total for blocks Assorted Gray Prints 3⅞ yards total for blocks Black Solid 2 yards for blocks Assorted Blue Prints 1¼ yards total for blocks Red Solid ¾ yard for binding Backing 5¾ yards Batting 80” x 96” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. = cut in half once diagonally = cut in half twice diagonally Assorted Red Prints 50 squares 5¼” cut to make 200 triangles (C) 99 squares 4½” (A) Assorted Gray Prints Cut 49 matching sets of: 2 squares 4⅞” cut to make 196 triangles (D) Cut 99 matching sets of: 4 squares 2½” (B) Black Solid 100 squares 4⅞” cut to make 200 triangles (D) Assorted Blue Prints 49 squares 5¼” cut…

5 min
designer spotlight

Infinitely Curious Rachel Hayes is a quilter, designer, memory quilt maker, runner, rock painter, woodworker...you could call her infinitely curious. We call her creative and giving. Read along to learn more about Rachel. Tell us a little about yourself I’m a 61 year old, semi-retired lifelong learner. I retired after 35 years in the Nuclear Materials Accounting/Analysis field but ended up going back to work part-time supporting other nuclear material work. I am still doing this part-time. I grew up in Kingston, Tennessee, and all my life I’ve lived within 50 miles of this little southern town. I traveled some to Europe in my career as well as visiting my son and family in the UK, but there’s no place like home. I am married to Jim and we enjoy our home with a…