Quiltmaker January - February 2019

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

2 min.
recharge your creativity

The holiday hubbub is over and I find myself reflecting upon the past year while also dreaming of what 2019 has in store. 2018 held so many huge changes for me including joining The Quilting Company and coming on as Editor of Quiltmaker. I am finally settling in to my new home, my new job, and happy that I got to spend time with my family over the holidays. It is finally starting to feel like I can take some time for me, which includes doing some quilting. This issue is all about self-indulgence after the holidays. How do you like to treat yourself when you are quilting? Do you splurge on a beautiful thread, specialty fabric, or a new technique? Maybe you choose a design, project or block of the…

1 min.
sew to speak

Sodalite Cabins I knew immediately that I wanted to make Sodalite Cabins featured in Quiltmaker Jan/Feb ’18, for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corp fundraiser auction. I added a row on each end of the quilt and used a star edge to edge quilting motif, to represent the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corp. Completed, my version measured 94" X 109". Amy Hanson • Stoddard, Wisconsin Cabin Fever I’ve just finished hand quilting Cabin Fever from Quiltmaker Nov/Dec ’09. My two children had been discussing who would get the other Christmas quilt that I've made. So I made another so they could have two to choose from. Patty Knepp • Wichita, Kansas Floating Palette I made Floating Palette from Quiltmaker September/October ’17. I decided to use a lighter background and love the way it turned out.…

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 quiltmaker.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.…

1 min.
find your inspiration

Unicorn Magic From Robot Mom Sews comes the delightful Unicorn Thread Gloss. Choose from a selection of seasonal and standard scents, then simply glide your thread across the top of the gloss to help your thread stay tangle free as you hand-sew. Choose from a Unicorn tin or a molded design with optional Tin Toppers in the shape of flowers that can be used as a pincushion.robotmomsews.bigcartel.com Press Seams and Sew Much More! We love the Clover Press Perfect Iron Finger by Joan Hawley. This multi-tool does so much! Besides keeping you burn-free while pressing seams, it finger presses, pushes out corners, flattens seams, and you can use the handle to roll open seams by placing it under the seam as you press.clover-usa.com Sew Silly The latest book from Megan Dougherty, the author of Quilting…

2 min.
quilts we love

Curious minds want to know: do designers have favorite quilts? Or, are they like children and they don’t pick favorites? We asked The Quilting Company staff if they had a favorite quilt they designed for the pages of our magazines. Here is what they shared. Mountain Lil, Quiltmaker May/June 2017 I don't think I could live with myself as a grandmother if I didn't choose Mountain Lil. I designed this quilt for the May/ June 2017 of Quiltmaker. The design was inspired by the flowers we find in the high country mountains of Colorado in the summer and spring, and thinking about the love of all the rainbow colors that attract my youngest granddaughter, Lily. – Tricia Patterson, Group Editorial Director Go Fish, McCall’s Quick Quilts April/May 2014 This quilt was a remake of a…

4 min.
love is in the air

Easy Finished Size: 94 ½”x 94 ½” Finished Blocks: 4”, 6”, 8”, 12" materials Assorted Pink and Red Prints 8 ½ yards total for blocks Dark Red Print 1 ⅝ yards for border 1 and binding Cream Floral 3 ¼ yards for border 2 Backing 9 ⅛ yards Batting 103”x 103” cutting Red Print 11 strips 2½” x 40” for binding 9 strips 1¾” x 40” for border 1 Cream Print 9 strips 10½” x 40” for border 2 1 About This Quilt Color classes in school may have suggested that pink and red should never go togther, but they happily intermingle in this design. Cutting information is given within each block’s assembly directions to make arranging your fabrics easier. 2 Making the Blocks Refer to cutting instructions and the block assembly diagrams to make each block. Block U Assorted Prints 3 matching sets of: 12 squares (B) 3 ⅞” x 3…