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Quiltmaker March - April 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.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

1 min.
dreaming of spring

As the warmer weather approaches, we begin to see the signs of spring—the glimmers of hope after a cold winter. If you love to garden, this may mean starting seeds or planning plots and flower beds. For quilters, we are craving brighter fabrics and floral inspired quilts. It’s fascinating how we gravitate towards color palettes and patterns that reflect the seasons, isn’t it? Our issue theme is “Garden quilts: Growing your skills and your quilts like a garden”, so naturally we had to find quilts that would challenge and inspire you. We have quilts that are pieced, quilts that are appliquéd, quilts with hand-embroidery, quilts with challenging triangles, and one quilt that features almost all of those techniques. Whether you love machine work or handwork, this issue has something you will…

2 min.
sew to speak

Bitty Boo My 4 year old son saw the Sept/Oct ‘18 issue of Quiltmaker in the grocery store and said that I HAD to make him the quilt on the cover. It was our first Halloween in our new house and I thought it would be a great quilt to commemorate it. We love the toddler friendly size and the bold but cute design for my crew of 3 boys, who are all 4 years and younger. My oldest son held it up for photograph at our local playground, and then promptly brought it down the slide with him right after! Anya Zhovmiruk • Littleton, Colorado Family Farm My cousin grew up on a farm, which was an oasis for us city kids when we were growing up. He is expecting his first grandchild…

3 min.
find your inspiration

GO! Me™ Easy Fabric Project Maker This addition to the AccuQuilt product line includes everything kids and tweens need to have wildly inventive fun creating great projects from start to finish. Each kit includes the GO! Me cutter, two GO! dies (GO! Owl and the GO! Owl Accessories), 6"x 6" cutting mat, patterns and fabric. There is no limit to what children can create and make their own. These projects range from beginner to more challenging which is a great way to teach new techniques as skill-levels advance. They will learn about fabric cutting, stitching techniques, seams, sewing on buttons, reading patterns, appliqué, and quilting. accuquilt.com Artisanal kraft-tex Wait until you get your hands on this sampler pack of the vibrant, rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather, but sews, cuts, and…

3 min.
designer spotlight

The Prolific Designer With 14 books, 15 fabric collections, and a hefty teaching and travelling schedule, Nancy estimates that she has made 500-600 quilts to date. Her first published quilt pattern in a magazine was in Quilters Newsletter in 1996. Since then, she has published 240 quilt patterns in magazines. With such a rich quilting life, we wanted to know how she does it! Get ready to swoon when you see Nancy’s amazing quilt studio. A large space with plenty of room to work that overlooks a picturesque lake clearly equates to abounding and inexhaustible creativity! Where do you sew? My sewing space is located in the lower level of my home. The lower level is a walkout basement, so it doesn't feel like a basement. This level includes two bedrooms, two large living…

2 min.
flower crown

Intermediate Finished Size: 80” x 80" Finished Blocks: 15" materials White Dot 4 yards for block backgrounds and units Green Dot Batik 1 ⅞ yard from for appliqué, border and binding Assorted Bright Batiks 1 ½ yards total for petals Assorted Green Batiks ½ yard from each for leaves Green Tone-on-Tone Batik 3 ⅜ yards for units and sections White Solid 2 ¼ yards for sections Backing 7 ½ yards Batting 88" x 88" Fusible web (Although fabric amounts are adequate for foundation piecing, you may need more if you cut very generous patches.) cutting White Dot 16 squares (A) 16 ½" x 16 ½" 25 squares (I) 3 ½" x 3 ½" Green Dot Batik 9 strips 3" x 40" for border 9 strips 2 ½" x 40" for binding 64 pattern B 16 pattern C Assorted Bright Batiks 32 sets of 16 matching pattern D Yellow Batik 64 pattern E 64 pattern H Assorted Green Batiks 64…

1 min.
color option

Harvest Blossoms. I thought Nancy's pretty floral block would look nice in fall colors too. These peaches and greens were the perfect choice to go with my dark brown background. I also reduced the size of the block to 9" and simplified the sashing to give a smaller star pattern. This will make a cozy table topper for Thanksgiving. Erin Russek • QM Associate Editor Experimenting with Sashing The sashing between blocks can sometimes be overlooked, but it’s a great opportunity for creativity! EQ8 has over 200 blocks in the library specifically designed to use in sashing space.…