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March/April 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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6 Issues

In this issue

1 min.

EDITORIAL Interim Art and Editorial Director Denise Starck Managing Editor Anissa Arnold Editor Tracy Mooney Acquisitions Editor Lori Baker Special Projects Editor Vanessa Lyman Associate Editor Eileen Fowler Technical Editor Annette Falvo Acquisitions Assistant Kelly Eisinger CREATIVE Contributing Photographer Matt Graves Contributing Stylist Emily Smoot ADVERTISING Advertising Director Cristy Adamski cadamski@peakmediaproperties.com BUSINESS Director of Content Tiffany Warble Group Art Director Emily Simpson Media Sales Director Julie Macdonald Sr. Director of Marketing and Operations Kim Greenlee PEAK MEDIA PROPERTIES, LLC Chief Executive Officer Gregory J. Osberg SVP, Group Publisher David Pyle VP, Magazines John Phelan VP, Digital Melanie Darienzo VP, Product and Strategy Josiah Klebaner VP, Controller Jordan Bohrer Newsstand Sales Scott T. Hill scott.hill@pubworx.com…

2 min.
use your pre-cuts!

If you are anything like me, you spot those delicious jelly rolls and layer cakes and you simply can't resist! I am talking about 2½ inch strips and 10" squares you find at your local quilt shop, of course, and not their calorie-laden namesakes you find at the bakery—but equally irresistable! When I simply must have a designers entire collection, they make it very easy to indulge. But then what? Sometimes I find that they sit on my shelf when I get them home because I am just not sure what to do with them (and honestly have a hard time breaking them open). If you feel the same, then this issue is for you. We have several patterns that are perfect for using up your favorite pre-cuts. Rainbow Ridge by…

1 min.
sew to speak

Kites in Flight I have been wanting to make a quilt using lavender and green fabrics for quite some time. When reading through Quiltmaker May/June ’15 I came upon Kites in Flight. The design is simple enough to showcase my fabrics, yet it also has a very dynamic aesthetic. I was finally able to put my collection of lavender and green prints and basics to good use! Colleen Mace • Sun City, Arizona Red, White and Glory It was time to make my granddaughter Lily a quilt and she requested the pattern Red, White, and Glory from Quiltmaker November/December ‘13, in bright colors. The lily fabric in the middle and the four corners is the same fabric I used in her very first baby quilt. The quilt turned out a bit bigger than anticipate…

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 images with adequate lighting. Digital photo requirements can be found at QuiltingCompany.com. 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

Enchanted Paper Dolls Mix and match to make your own foundation pieced paper dolls. This spritely pattern pack includes twelve full-size foundation template figures with their own hairstyle, arm position, dress, bodice, hands, wings, and crowns. The pattern pieces are also interchangeable so that you may make hundreds of different angels, fairies, and princesses! These are a true delight as individual blocks or sewn together as a quilt. easypatchwork.de Bee in My Bonnet Stitch Cards, Set B Stitch away those winter blues with four new cross stitch designs by Lori Holt. Set B includes corn and tomatoes, a tractor, a scarecrow, and a radiant star block. They are tied together with a traditional nine-patch border setting. The Bee in My Bonnet Stitch Cards come with full-color instructions, diagrams, and supply list, including suggested…

5 min.
vintage vibe

Intermediate Finished Size: 96” x 96” Finished Blocks: 15” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. White Solid 4 ⅜ yards for blocks and border 3 Light Green Print 1 ¼ yards for blocks Dark Pink Floral Print 1 ⅞ yards for blocks Light Blue Print ¾ yard for blocks Dark Pink Print 1 ⅞ yards for blocks and border 1 Dark Pink and Blue Print 1 ⅜ yards for blocks Blue Print ¼ yard for blocks White Print ½ yard for blocks Dark Pink Large Floral Print 2 ⅝ yards for border 5 and binding Backing 9 ¼ yards Batting 104” x 104” 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 = cut in half twice diagonally White…