Quiltmaker September/October 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
quilting makes the quilt

Quilt as desired. Three words that strike fear in the hearts of quilters across the globe. When I started quilting in the early 90s, hand quilting was the norm. As freemotion quilting gained in popularity, I learned here and there how to quilt—but even today, I am just average in my quilting skills...but I happen to know some quilters who are experts! This issue is all about the quilting. Our Artist Q & A written by Jenni Grover is an interview with Karen McTavish. She is a master quilter by trade, and a musky fisherman for hobby. Talk about a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a true artist! Our covergirl Debby Brown shares her pattern Autumn Wreath, but then shows us exactly how to quilt that quilt block in her article…

2 min
sew to speak

Flip Flop Flakes This quilt is called Flip Flop Flakes from the January/ February ‘10 issue of Quiltmaker. The pattern called for 9 blocks but I made 72 blocks for a quilt measuring 80" x 90". My husband is a meteorologist and interested in all things weather. To make this quilt for him, I needed 36 different fabrics with a snowflake design plus a white on white with a snowflake design. Every time we saw a quilt shop, we stopped to look for snowflake fabric, even finding some on a trip to New Zealand. Jean Doell • Hoffmeister, New York Hometown I’m sharing photos of the Hometown quilt by Jen Daly featured in the January/ February ‘21 issue of Quiltmaker. When I opened the magazine to that page I knew I had to make…

1 min

Precision Machine Quilting Rulers The new Precision Machine Quilting Rulers from Quilters Select® will take your ruler work to the next level. The half-circle arcs and easy to see markings offer endless design possibilities and they make clamshells, scallops, circles, and more a breeze to create. This 6mm thick ruler is designed to be used with a ruler work quilting foot. Look for four new rulers to be re-leased this year from Quilters Select.quiltersselect.com Cricut Mini-press Iron Designed for heat-transfer on unusual items like baseball caps and shoes, the Cricut Mini-Press Iron is the perfect addition to your quilting studio. The ceramic-coated heat plate is ideal for dry, even, edge-to-edge heat and is perfect for all of your quilting projects, especially appliqué. It features three heat settings, a precision tip, and a silicon…

2 min
pineapple patchwork

Easy Finished Size: 20” x 20” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Burgundy Print scrap for block Sage Print 1 fat eighth for block (a fat eighth is approximately 9” x 20”) Gold Print ⅜ yard for block Green Print 1 fat quarter for block (a fat quarter is approximately 18” x 20”) Light Blue Print 1 fat quarter for block Red Print ½ yard for block and binding Backing ¾ yard Batting 24” x 24” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Backing and Batting Cut from each: 1 square 24” (A) Burgundy Print 1 square 4½” (B) Sage Print 2 rectangles 2½” x 8½” (D) 2 rectangles 2½” x 4½” (C) Gold Print 16 squares 4½” (B) Green Print 2 rectangles 2½” x 12½” (E) 2 rectangles 2½” x 8½” (D) Light Blue…

2 min
cactus bloom

Intermediate Finished Size: 35” x 35” materials Fabric yardage assumes 40” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. White Solid ¾ yard for sections Pink Dot ½ yard for sections Green Dot ⅜ yard for sections Purple Dot ¾ yard for sections and binding Backing 1¼ yards Batting 39” x 39” cutting Patches are lettered in order of use. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. White Solid 12 rectangles 4½” x 8” (A) 4 rectangles 4” x 7½” (D) 12 squares 4” (C) Pink Dot 12 rectangles 4½” x 8” (A) 4 squares 4” (C) Green Dot 8 rectangles 4½” x 8” (A) Purple Dot 4 strips 2½” x WOF for binding 1 square 7½” (B) 12 squares 4” (C) This fresh modern design is fun to make with a slick rectangle technique. 1 About This Quilt Pieced rectangles create the look of a flowering cactus in…

1 min
creative spark

Unique Designs from Existing Blocks The Create Serendipity options in EQ8 create new block designs from the blocks in your Sketchbook. Using the block from this quilt as a starting point, we can create some really fun and interesting designs, no drawing required!…