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Quiltmaker November - December 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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United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Peak Media Properties, LLC
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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in this issue

1 min.
holiday happenings

The year is coming to a close and the holidays are upon us. Are you ready to finish up the year with some last-minute projects? From vintage to modern, we have got fun in our pages. Let’s get started! If you love vintage designs, we have a few to get you excited. Grandma’s Lace by Elaine Theriault uses heirloom crocheted doilies (but you can use store-bought if you prefer) so you can see and enjoy those family memories every day. Christmas Cactus was an unfinished quilt top that was completed by Jennifer Strauser. In her designer profile, she offers tips for finishing these neglected vintage quilt tops. Nine-Patch Wreaths by Abigail Dolinger has a delightful retro feel, though it is made with current fabrics. If you are looking for a small project…

1 min.
sew to speak

Frosty Friends My 90-year-old mother made me the most adorable Frosty Friends placemats from Quiltmaker November/December ‘18. I typically decorate with lavenders and purples, so she even used these colors and they turned out beautifully. They are also reversible for the springtime, with lavender prints as the backing. Shelley J. Peterson • Boise, Idaho Modern Mandala When I saw the pattern Modern Mandala in Quiltmaker May/ June ‘19, I knew it would be a great project to get my mind on a creative track. I even challenged a friend so that we would have motivation to finish. The pattern was straightforward and I was able to use fabrics from my stash. The pattern took me a week and I really love the end result! Colette Click • Arab, Alabama Dinosaur Games My friend, Fran Flavelle, and I…

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@peakmediaproperties.com .…

1 min.
find your inspiration

Wire Frame Cosmetic Case Kit With a secure zipper closure and simple piecing, the Wire Frame Cosmetic Case from Zakka Workshop is ideal for that special print or bit of improvisational scrap piecing with quilted accents you've been saving! This 8” wide x 6¼” tall x 4¾” deep bag is the ideal size for purse or travel. The kit includes the pattern, one 7” x 2” internal wire frame set, and one 16” white zipper to make the case. zakkaworkshop.com Wild Wool and Colorful Cotton Quilts Mix cotton and wool with abandon! Erica Kaprow has designed three eccentric, bright, and whimsical wool and cotton wall hangings full of vines, houses, floral patterns and plenty of decorative embroidery accents in her new book Wild Wool & Colorful Cotton Quilts. She provides clear instructions and fun…

2 min.
fleur

Intermediate Finished Size: 84” x 84” Finished Blocks: 9” materials Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. Cream Print 2 ⅞ yards for blocks and bands Black Metallic Print 3 yards for blocks and border 1 Green Metallic Print ⅜ yard for blocks Cream Leaf Print 1 ¾ yards for blocks Red Print ⅞ yard for blocks Black Holiday Print ⅝ yard for blocks Red Holiday Print 1 ⅜ yards for border 2 Backing 8 ¼ yards Batting 92” x 92” 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 foundation patches at least 1" larger than the corresponding foundation area. = cut in half once diagonally = cut in half twice diagonally Cream Print 6 strips 1 ⅝” x WOF for bands 48…

3 min.
designer spotlight

Design Process: Quilting a Vintage Quilt Top A professional quilter and quilt teacher, Jennifer Strauser loves finishing long abandoned vintage quilt tops. Here she talks a bit about the process of quilting these often challenging projects, tips for getting them to lay flat, and the joy she feels when she presents the finished quilt to its owner. Her Roots I grew up in Connecticut, and spent a lot of time on the beach and with my grandmother. She taught me to embroider, knit, and clean up the beach. My mother sewed her own clothes a lot when I was young. I never developed the ability to sew clothing, but I did manage to break her sewing machine every time I touched it. We have some antique quilt blocks, but we don’t know who…