McCall's Quilting

McCall's Quilting November - December 2018


Written for hand and machine quilters, McCall's Quilting publishes original projects of both heirloom patterns and seasonal designs with beautifully illustrated directions that easy to expert skill level quilters can follow. Throughout the year, McCall's Quilting also features patterns inspired by the holidays and seasons, as well as gift ideas for baby showers, weddings, and more! Its complete how-to projects include bed-size quilts, wearables, wall hangings and small projects.

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deck the halls

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! In addition to the holiday sewing preparations, it’s also time to make your sewing wish list. Our staff got into the holiday spirit with the staff ornament challenge (page 26) and by sharing the one thing we want from Santa this year. To get you into a festive mood, we’ve gathered a nice batch of patterns to help you surround yourself and your loved ones with beautiful things this Christmas, from small, quick projects to luxurious quilts that will keep you warm all winter long. Our row quilt patterns can be made as they are, or you can break them up into smaller pieces to make fast, easy gifts for everyone on your list. However you like to celebrate the season, you’ll…

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fresh picks

• trends• tools• cool stuff Santa Scissor Charm Created by combining a glass bead and a pewter charm, these little beauties from Suzanne’s Art House are a fun way to mark your scissors. They are available in many other year-round and seasonal styles. suzannesarthouse.com Christmas Figs If you are ready to make a Christmas quilt for next year and want to do it a block a month, this might be just the book for you. Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree & Co. designed a pretty sampler quilt with 20 traditional blocks. She included 10 coordinating projects to make decorating your home for the holiday season easy. figtreequilts.com Snowman Applique This kit by Tracy Trevethan Designs has all the hand-dyed wool pieces, wool thread and the pattern for stitching a cute little snowman coaster. tracytrevethan.com Wooly Wonder Pincushion This wool pincushion is…

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quilter to quilter

• your photos• ideas• stories Rita Kuenne of Littleton, Colorado, loved Evergreen & Gold (McCall’s Quilting, Nov/Dec 2017) as soon as she saw it. To make it a Colorado-themed quilt, she used blue in honor of the sky and mountain lakes, gold for the aspen trees, and a tiny floral print to represent wildflowers. Sheila Schaffer of Sew Motion in Palmer Lake, Colorado, longarm quilted it with swirling motifs inspired by mountain breezes. Linda Arant of Martin, Tennessee, had just finished making her version of Sherri’s Scrappy Stars (McCall’s Quilting, Nov/Dec 2010) a few days before her May/June 2018 issue arrived. She was surprised to see that the new issue included Anniversary Stars*, our 25th anniversary remake of Sherri’s Scrappy Stars. Linda says that when she’s not in the garden, she’s at…

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• your questions• our answers Erin Russek Associate Editor When I was just learning to sew I had a small group of friends that did an angel ornament exchange every Christmas. A friend of mine was teaching me heirloom sewing and smocking and she came up with this ornament as a way to practice using scraps. I made several of these every Christmas for years. It’s always so fun to get this out every year and remember how much fun I had making and giving these. Anissa Arnold Associate Editor My good friend of 22 years, Lois Lenorovitz, made these adorable doggie ornaments for me several years ago and I just love them. They are some of my favorite things to see on my tree every year. We both love dogs so these ornaments hit home…

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decorating for the holidays

I love the holidays and I am an admitted Christmas “decorating-aholic”. There are so many wonderful ways that you can decorate your home for the holidays, creating a warm and festive feeling in the cold of winter. I try to start my holiday sewing over the summer to give myself plenty of time to leisurely sew and enjoy the process. Decorating with holiday quilts is the most obvious way. Small quilts can be made and displayed as wall hangings as seen with A Bitty Christmas (page 44). Larger quilts can be draped over the back of a sofa, or several quilts can be rolled up and displayed in a basket near the fireplace. One of my favorite things to make for Christmas is hand-embroidered pillows. They are really cute and make great,…

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glitter blossom

Quilt Designed & Sewn by Patty Clayton Machine Quilted by Anga Christy Skill Level Intermediate Finished Size 46 ½" x 46 ½" NOTE: See Pattern Pull-Out Section for foundation masters, which are printed at 50% size. Planning You won’t even need gifts under the Christmas tree this year if you make this glittery, glitzy tree skirt—it will command all the attention! Gorgeous fabric dusted with sparkles and metallic accents add a fun and festive touch to your holiday decorating. This tree skirt is made entirely with foundation piecing. Since the foundation masters are oversize, the best way to use them is to make a master copy by taping the Master sections together, using the alignment line as a guide. Then make the required number of copies of the joined Foundation Master on 11" x 17" paper to…