Quiltmaker November - December 2018

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.
holiday hustle

Sipping hot cocoa by the fire, watching the snowfall, gorgeous holiday tables surrounded by our loved ones and no one is fighting… This is what December looks like in my mind. In actuality, it’s that time of year when I marvel at where the year went and spend the month frantically making quilts in every spare moment I can steal away. It’s like I have some kind of project amnesia where I forget how many hours I really need to complete a sewing project and how much stress I cause myself by not starting earlier. As we were planning the projects for this issue and knew that gifts would be a theme, we chose several projects that were on the smaller size. Frosty Friends (page 44) is perfect to make for…

1 min.
sew to speak

Celestial Fracture I made the Celestial Fracture quilt from the Fall 2017 Quilts from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks edition. I enjoyed foundation paper piecing the quilt, which I made for my son's 40th birthday in June. Lin Hampton • Lacey, Washington Jamaican Stars I love working with batiks, and when I saw Jamaican Stars (Sept/Oct 2017, No. 177) I knew I had to make it. I made it larger than the original pattern so it would fit a king-size bed. Carolyn Hedrick • Española, New Mexico Can You Find It? From cowboy hats to cupcakes to candy and cats, they are all shown in my take on Can You Find It? (May/June 2017, No. 175). Made exclusively from scraps, it was fun to sort through them and select the ones I thought my grandchildren would have fun “spying.”…

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 or Spotlight. 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@quiltmaker.com .…

1 min.
find your inspiration

Piece N Quilt 4-N-1 Machine Quilting Ruler The acrylic 4-N-1 ruler created by Natalia Bonner is great for quilting large curves and small curves as well as straight lines. The straight line edge measures 8”, the large curve is 2” and the smaller curves are 1¼”. pieceandquilt.com Santa Scissor Charm Mark your scissors with these fun little scissor charms made with glass beads and a pewter charm. Suzanne's Art House creates the scissor charms in a multitude of styles for every season. suzannesarthouse.com Cozy Wool Applique Author Elizabeth Ann Angus gives patterns and instructions for 11 folk art projects for all seasons. There are spring lambs, flowers, pumpkins, snowmen and much more. Hand embroidery stitches are nicely illustrated to make stitching a pleasure. ctpub.com Alphabitties A cute way to keep track of which pattern piece is which; Alphabitties are plastic…

4 min.
sew exhausted

“It was Christmas Eve 1998. I am a young mom with meager sewing skills and a few small quilts under my belt, and then I decide that it would take me no time to whip up a few Christmas stockings for my kids—complete with appliquéd names, naturally! I finally get the kids off to bed and start stitching. Of course, I had to cut the names out twice because I didn't know about reversing the letters on the fusible web. At 2 a.m., I am in tears because I am so tired, but I can't stop because I am halfway done. I get them basically stitched (I’m pretty sure the lining wasn't finished, but hey, done is better than perfect, right?), stuffed and hanging on the mantel just in time…

3 min.
zippy gifts

Intermediate Approximate Finished Size: 4”x 8” materials Outer Print 1 fat quarter for bag and zipper tab (a fat quarter is approximately 18”x 20”) Lining Print 1 fat quarter for lining Fusible interfacing (medium weight) ¼ yard 10" nylon zipper cutting Outer Print 2 rectangles (A) 4 ½” x 9” 1 rectangle (B) 2” x 2 ½” Lining Print 2 rectangles (A) 4 ½” x 9” Fusible interfacing 4 rectangles (A) 4 ½” x 9” Whip up some last minute gifts with this super easy zippered bag pattern. 1 Assembling the Bag Fuse an interfacing A to the wrong side of each of the multicolor print and lining print A rectangles. Arrange an outer print A right side up. Place the opened zipper right side down with the top of the zipper against the left side of the A as shown. Align the fabric edges and the…