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Winter 2017 Volume 39, No. 4

Creative Pieces Projects to inspire your creative spirit.

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A traditional quilt with lots of options.

A quilt for the star lover.

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50 Winter WelcomeA V A I L A B L E Wall Hanging Try an appliqué project with felted wool.

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Christmas Mug Rug Set

Use those leftover holiday scraps!

Just for Kids 74 Triangle Affair

Departments

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Tradition With a Twist 77 O Christmas Tree! Make a family heirloom to last.

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Editor’s Letter Reader Letters Favorite Finds Marketplace Quilting Basics Project Gallery

Quilting on Your Machine 80 Choosing Thread for Machine Quilting

On the Cover

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Around the House 84 Winter Batik Runner

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“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt Winter is a great time of year to plan and quilt projects. In many regions, the weather is cold and snowy, and time indoors is plentiful. This Quilter’s World winter issue bridges the time from the holidays into an exciting new year. There are small and large projects that will give you inspiration for creative and new quilting ideas and techniques. This is the time of year for new beginnings—a time to try something you haven’t done before. New doesn’t necessarily mean running out and shopping for more fabric and a pattern, but it could mean revisiting something you’ve previously set aside with a different outlook. It could mean reevaluating what is already available to you and actually seeing the possibilities. I, for one, have rediscovered so much in my studio this past year. I’ve begun to see all the gadgets, rulers, fabrics and threads as assets instead of clutter, and I’ve rediscovered many tools long forgotten. In this issue you will find three projects with optional AccuQuilt® cutting charts. If you own an AccuQuilt system take a look. It may inspire you to blow the dust off it and start using it again. Check your rulers to see if you could use them on whatever project you are considering. And what about all those lovely fabrics you have stashed away? Could they be the perfect fit for that pattern on page 46? I hope you enjoy this issue, and I hope you take another look around your sewing area. You never know what you’ll rediscover. Enjoy!

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Snowy Evening I wanted to share the quilt I based off of your Quilter’s World winter 2013 issue’s On a Snowy Evening design by Gina Gempesaw. This was a wedding gift, and I incorporated the bride’s

I wanted to share my quilt that I made from Quilter’s World spring 2016 cover design, Soul Blossoms, by TailorMade by Design. My 5-yearold grandson Linc helped me machinequilt it. I told him he had to keep his hands on top of my hands, and he sat on my lap and quilted for almost an hour. I stitched his name on the back where we worked. I will remember that moment fondly.

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Editor Carolyn S. Vagts and Managing Editor Barb Sprunger share their views on products that are available for quilters. Please check AnniesCraftStore.com or your local quilt shop for products. If you can’t find a product, contact the manufacturer directly to find a shop in your area.

Hand-Crafted Artisan Bags

Jardi Jar Hangers

These handmade bags, created in rich displays of unique patterns and designs, come from the Hmong tribe of Thailand. The extra-large 21" x 25" bag with 10" handle shown here is the perfect

take-along accessory and is available in aqua, lime, purple and orange. Whatever your destination is, you can carry your quilt supplies in style while supporting a small craft-loving Thai hill tribe. Plymouth Yarn Co. suggested retail—$60 X-Large Bag

Discover an easy and convenient way to access your smaller quilt notions using 3"-diameter widemouthed mason jars and Smartneedle’s Jardi hangers. Made of quality silicone, Jardi hangers hold jars neatly and securely. Just select a convenient spot in your craft area and screw the hanger to the wall. Jardi jar hangers come in packs of two— one pink and one purple—and include mounting hardware. Add a little organizing fun to your quilting area. Available at Annie’s, Jardi Jar Hangers, $13.99, AnniesCraftStore.com

Log Cabin Variations Log Cabin quilts are as traditional as they come, but add some imagination from seven very inspiring quilt designers and the results are 10 stunning Log Cabin quilts displaying different variations. From table runners to bed quilts you will find the design for your next quilt project. Each design is beautifully photographed and includes easy-tofollow instructions and figure drawings. Annie’s (2017), $12.99, 48 pages, paperback, AnniesCraftStore.com

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Iris Multi-Colored Head Pins Now available to quilters are Iris pins with an easy-togrip multicolored head. Made in Switzerland, these extralong 11/2" plastic-head steel pins with a super-sharp point have a smooth finish and are compatible with fine fabrics. The 250-per-package Iris Multi-Colored Head Pins are attractively packaged in a Clic-Clac tin. This is a Christmas stocking stuffer that is sure to please any quilter. SCHMETZ suggested retail—$10.95


Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites

Quilted Cats & Dogs By Chris Malone Celebrate your favorite cat or dog and stitch up some fun from this delightful collection of appliquéd and pieced quilts, pot holders, tea towels, pillows, place mats, ditty bag, and dog and cat mats. You’ll enjoy all 13 furry-friend designs even if you are not a cat or dog lover. Fullsize patterns are included in an insert for your convenience, and detailed instructions with helpful tips and tricks can be found throughout Chris’ latest book. Annie’s (2017), $14.99, 80 pages, paperback, AnniesCraftStore.com

By Carrie Nelson Presenting 12 favorite quilts from Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co., curated for the first time in a single collection. If you enjoy scrappy piecing, you’ll love popular designer Carrie Nelson’s showcase of her most beloved creations. Carrie’s innovative tips for fabric selection, placement and piecing mean successful stitching from the get-go. Get inspired by colorful traditional quilts presented in fresh settings. Martingale/That Patchwork Place (2017), $26.99, 96 pages, paperback

EQ Mini Quilt Design Software Design your own quilt patterns with the EQ Mini Quilt Design Software. Great for the beginner quilt designer, EQ Mini comes stocked with 3,500 fabric choices, 300 blocks and lots of layout and border options. With guided help, the user can easily browse the libraries to create any quilt design. The pattern can be printed directly from the software, including print templates, foundation patterns and rotary-cutting charts—all with seam allowance. Plus, the fabric yardage estimates are tabulated for you and included on the printout for you to take to your favorite quilt store. The EQ Mini Design Software is compatible with Windows and Mac computers. The Electric Quilt Company suggested retail—$89.95

Mini Wonder Clips

The Quilter’s Planner 2018 Now you can keep all your creative thoughts and sketches right by your side in The Quilter’s Planner 2018. Everything you will need to stay organized and creative is included in this 12-month planner created by Stephanie Palmer, Ph.D., who is a psychologist, quilter, blogger and mother of four. This 8" x 10" spiral booklet features weekly and monthly calendar pages, gorgeous photography to inspire, project-planning pages, quilt patterns by top designers, weekly block designs and much more. The Quilter’s Planner suggested retail—$48.95 (shipping fee included)

Find a great alternative to pins, especially when working with heavy-weight fabrics, vinyls and pile fabrics. Mini Wonder Clips work well with miniature patchwork, doll clothes and all work that requires holding pieces together in tight sections. The small and strong 1"-long clip opens wide and has a firm grip. The clip base is flat for easy feeding to the presser foot. Mini Wonder Clips come in five bright, vibrant colors and are available in 20- and 50-count packages. Available at Annie’s, Mini Wonder Clips, 20-count package, $12.99, AnniesCraftStore.com Clover Needlecraft Inc., Mini Wonder Clips, 50-count package, suggested retail—$29.95

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D E S I G N BY B A R B A R A G AV L I C K H A R T N E T T Q U I LT E D BY B A R B A R A T I B U S O F Q U I LT S TO T R E A S U R E

Moroccan Weave Create a quilt that resembles Moroccan floor tiles.

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Intermediate Quilt Size: 51" x 59"

M AT E R I A L S

From dark blue tonal:

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• Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 52 (21/2") L squares. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 28 each 41/2" A squares and 21/2" x 41/2" M rectangles. • Cut 1 (47/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 8 (47/8") N squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

3/8 yard purple tonal 5/8 yard medium blue tonal 13/4 yards light blue tonal 17/8 yards dark blue tonal Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies

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From purple tonal:

1. Select one each G and L square and one M rectangle. 2. Sew G to L and add M to make a G-L-M unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a total of 10 G-L-M units.

• Cut 2 (47/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 (47/8") E squares, 4 (41/2") B squares and 4 (21/2") F squares.

From medium blue tonal: • Cut 1 (47/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 (47/8") K squares and 4 (41/2") D squares. • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 8 (41/2") D squares (to total 12 D squares). • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 28 (21/2") J squares.

From light blue tonal: • Cut 1 (47/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 6 (47/8") H squares and 4 (21/2" x 41/2") I rectangles. • Cut 2 (41/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 16 (41/2") C squares. • Cut 3 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 36 (21/2") G squares. • Cut 5 (6" by fabric width) O/P strips.

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3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 10 reverse G-L-M units, again referring to Figure 1. 4. Repeat step 2 with J and L squares and I rectangles to make two each I-J-L and reverse I-J-L units referring to Figure 2.

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I enjoy the woven effect created by the positioning of the blocks and colors.” —Barbara Gavlick Hartnett


2. Join the rows to complete the pieced center; press. 3. Join the O/P strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 6" x 401/2" O strips and 6" x 591/2" P strips. 4. Sew O strips to the top and bottom, and P strips to opposite long sides of

9. Referring to Figure 6, place a marked L square right sides together on the E corner and a marked J square on the N corner of an E-N unit and stitch on the marked lines. Trim seam allowances to 1/4" and press L and J to the right side to complete one E-J-L-N unit. Repeat to make a total of eight E-J-L-N units. /4"

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the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 6. Quilt as desired. 7. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

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Moroccan Weave Assembly Diagram 51" x 59"


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Boys & Bow Ties A simple yet elegant quilt that’s perfect for the quilter on a time budget. M AT E R I A L S

From black geo metallic:

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• Cut 1 (55/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 6 G2 triangles using the G template referring to Figure 1.

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1 fat quarter cream geo metallic* 1 fat quarter cream/gold/black print* 1 fat quarter cream butterfly print* 1/4 yard black geo metallic* 1/4 yard black butterfly print* 1/2 yard cream-with-gold specks* 3/4 yard black/cream/gold vertical stripe* 22/3 yards black-with-gold specks* 31/3 yards cream/black/gold vertical stripe* Backing to size Batting to size Thread Template material Basic sewing tools and supplies

*New Tradition fabric collection by Kanvas for Benartex used to make sample.

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From black butterfly print: • Cut 1 (55/8" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 G3 triangles using the G template referring again to Figure 1. • Cut 10 (11/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 6 (11/4" x 291/2") F strips and 12 (11/4" x 13") D strips.

From black/cream/gold vertical stripe:

From cream/black/gold vertical stripe: • Cut 2 (55/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 10 G1 triangles using the G template and referring again to Figure 1. • Cut 20 (43/4" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 20 (43/4" x 261/2") H strips.

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From black-with-gold specks:

• Cut 1 (51/4" x 20") strip. Subcut strip into 2 (51/4") A squares.

From cream/gold/black print:

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• Cut 8 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From cream butterfly print:

• Cut 1 (51/4" x 20") strip. Subcut strip into 2 (51/4") A squares.

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From cream-with-gold specks:

• Cut 1 (51/4" x 20") strip. Subcut strip into 2 (51/4") A squares.

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• Cut 1 (51/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 6 (51/4") B squares. • Cut 1 (261/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 10 (2" x 261/2") I strips and 18 (21/8" x 13") C strips. • Cut 1 (291/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 12 (21/8" x 291/2") E strips and 6 (21/8" x 13") C strips (24 C strips total). • Cut 8 (3" by fabric width) J/K strips.

Prepare a template for G using pattern given. From cream geo metallic:

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 67" x 79" Block Sizes: 10" x 10" finished and 4" x 4" finished Number of Blocks: 5 and 12

Small Bow Tie 4" x 4" Finished Block Make 12

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B I G B O W T I E B LO C K S

1. To complete one Big Bow Tie block, select two each G1 and G2 triangles. 2. Sew a G1 triangle to a G2 triangle along one short side to make a G triangle unit as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a second unit. G Triangle Unit Make 2

G1 G2 G

Figure 2


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3. Join the two triangle units as shown in Figure 3 to complete one Big Bow Tie block; press.

Figure 3

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of three Big Bow Tie blocks using G2 triangles and two blocks using G3 triangles. CO M P L E T I N G T H E S M A L L B O W T I E B LO C K S

1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each A square. 2. Referring to Figure 4, place an A square right sides together with a B square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut on the line and open to make two A-B units; press. B

/4"

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A

G

5. Sew an H-I sashing strip to opposite sides of a Big Bow Tie block to make a Big Bow Tie row; press. Repeat to make a total of five Big Bow Tie rows. 6. Join the Small Bow Tie rows with the Big Bow Tie rows to complete the pieced center; press. 7. Join the J/K strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 3" x 741/2" J strips and 3" x 671/2" K strips. 8. Sew J strips to opposite long sides and K strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press. 9. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 10. Quilt as desired. 11. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for completing the sashing units and strips, and joining blocks and units in rows to complete the pieced center. 1. Sew a D strip between two C strips with right sides together along length to make a C-D sashing unit; press. Repeat to make a total of 12 C-D sashing units. 2. Sew an F strip between two E strips with right sides together along length to make an E-F sashing strip; press. Repeat to make a total of six E-F sashing strips. 3. Sew an I strip between two H strips with right sides together along length to make an H-I sashing strip; press. Repeat to make a total of 10 H-I sashing strips. 4. Join two Small Bow Tie blocks with an E-F sashing strip and add a C-D sashing unit to each end to make a Small Bow Tie row; press. Repeat to make a total of six Small Bow Tie Rows. K

F D

C

E

A B

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Figure 4

3. Referring to Figure 5, place the two A-B units right sides together with an A triangle matching to a B triangle. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of top unit perpendicular to seam and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to complete two matching Small Bow Tie blocks.

G3

J

/4"

1

Figure 5 G

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining A and B squares to complete a total of 12 Small Bow Tie blocks.

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Boys & Bow Ties Assembly Diagram 67" x 79"


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Boys & Bow Ties G Cut 6 G2 from black geo metallic as per instructions Cut 4 G3 from black butterfly print as per instructions Cut 10 G1 from cream/black/gold vertical stripe as per instructions

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City View

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

This fun pattern can be made with any style of fabrics. It’s quick and easy. M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • •

1/2 yard medium green tonal* 1/2 yard medium blue tonal* 5/8 yard dark green tonal* 11/3 yards navy blue tonal* 21/3 yards light blue tonal* Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Harmony fabric collection from Quilting Treasures used to make sample.

• Cut 14 (2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 82 (2" x 61/2") G strips. • Cut 6 (21/2" by fabric width) I/J strips.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 471/2" x 621/2" Block Size: 6" x 6" finished Number of Blocks: 48

A F

CO M P L E T I N G T H E A - B - F B LO C K S

1. Measure and mark 31/2" from the bottom left corner of an A rectangle as shown in Figure 1. Cut from the mark to the top left corner to make an A chiselshape piece, again referring to Figure 1. Repeat with all A and B rectangles to make 24 each A and B chisel-shape pieces.

B

A-B-F 6" x 6" Finished Block Make 24

A

CUTTING

From medium green tonal:

A

• Cut 3 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (31/2") D squares.

From dark green tonal: • Cut 5 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (31/2" x 67/8") B rectangles.

From navy blue tonal: • Cut 5 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (31/2" x 67/8") A rectangles. • Cut 2 (2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 35 (2") H squares. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

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C

2. Sew an F triangle to the trimmed edge of each A and B piece to make 24 each A-F and B-F units as shown in Figure 2; press. Make 24 each A-F Unit B-F Unit

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C-D-E 6" x 6" Finished Block Make 24

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F

Figure 2

3. Join one each A-F and B-F unit as shown in Figure 3 to complete one A-B-F block; press. Make 24

CO M P L E T I N G T H E C - D - E B LO C K S

1. To complete one C-D-E block, select one each C and D square and two E squares. 2. Sew C to E and D to E to make C-E and D-E rows as shown in Figure 4; press. Make 24

From light blue tonal: • Cut 5 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 48 (31/2") E squares. • Cut 3 (37/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (37/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 48 F triangles.

E

Figure 1

From medium blue tonal: • Cut 3 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (31/2") C squares.

D

31/2" Make 24 each

D

Figure 3

4. Repeat step 3 to complete a total of 24 A-B-F blocks.

E C

Figure 4

3. Join the rows referring to the block drawing to complete one C-D-E block; press.


I love quick winter quilts, and the geometric design of this quilt reminds me of a city view.” —Gina Gempesaw

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4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 24 C-D-E blocks. CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for row assembly and joining block rows with sashing rows. 1. Arrange and join three each A-B-F and C-D-E blocks with five G strips, starting with an A-B-F block to complete an X block row; press. Repeat to make a total of four X rows.

2. Arrange and join three each A-B-F and C-D-E blocks with five G strips, starting with a C-D-E block to complete a Y row; press. Repeat to make a total of four Y rows. 3. Join six G strips with five H squares to make a sashing row; press. Repeat to make a total of seven sashing rows. 4. Join the X and Y rows with the sashing rows starting with an X row and alternating rows to complete the quilt center; press. 5. Join the I/J strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 21/2" x 59" I strips and 21/2" x 48" J strips. 6. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the top and bottom of the quilt center to complete the quilt top; press. 7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 8. Quilt as desired.

9. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

Alternate Cutting with AccuQuilt

These days, many quilters are using quick-cutting methods and tools. AccuQuilt provides a cutting system that is popular among quilters today. The pieces for this quilt were all cut using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block set plus the GO! Chisel shape and GO! 21/2" and 61/2" strip cutters. You will need more fabric for cutting because the strips used are cut larger than actually needed so that they can be positioned correctly for the cutting process.

City View Quilting Diagram Diagram Quilting J

G

Increase Size With Additional Blocks Make 32 each block for a twin-size quilt.

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I

City View Assembly Diagram 471/2" x 621/2"

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City View Alternate Assembly Diagram 55" x 70" Make 32 each block for a twin-size quilt.


City View

ACC U Q U I LT C U T T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S :

The GO! Qube Mix & Match 12" Block (#55778) and Companion Set Classics (#55782) and other single dies were used to cut the pieces. The die numbers from these sets and other dies are listed. FABRIC COLOR

YARDAGE

GO! DIE SHAPE

NUMBER OF SHAPES TO CUT

FABRIC COLOR

YARDAGE

GO! DIE SHAPE

NUMBER OF SHAPES TO CUT

Medium green tonal

1/2 yard

3" finished Square (die 2 set #55778)

Cut 3 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 24 (31/2") D squares.

3" finished Half Square Triangle (die 5 set #55778)

Cut 4 (41/4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 43/4". Cut 48 F triangles.

Medium blue tonal

1/2 yard

3" finished Square (die 2 set #55778)

Cut 3 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 24 (31/2") C squares.

11/2" finished Strip Cutter (#55025)

Cut 1 (36" x WOF) strip.

6" finished Strip Cutter (#55086)

Fan-fold to make 4 (81/2" x WOF) sections. Cut 17 (2" x WOF) strips from the folded strip. Fan-fold these strips to 7". Cut strips into 82 (2" x 61/2") G strips.

2" finished Strip Cutter (#55017)

Cut 1 (20" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 81/2". Cut 6 (21/2" x WOF) I/J strips.

Dark green tonal

2/3 yard

3" x 6" finished Chisel (die 9 set #55782)

Cut 5 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 71/2". Cut 24 B pieces.

Navy blue tonal

11/2 yards

3" x 6" finished Chisel (die 9 set #55782)

Cut 5 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 71/2". Cut 24 A pieces.

11/2" finished Square (#55022)

Cut 1 (41/2" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 61/2". Cut 25 (2") H squares.

2" finished Strip Cutter (#55017)

Cut 1 (20" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 81/2". Cut 6 (21/2" x WOF) binding strips.

3" finished Square (die 2 set #55778)

Cut 5 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 48 (31/2") squares.

Light blue tonal

31/8 yards

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Fan-fold strips to the sizes given using up to six layers of fabric before cutting. • WOF stands for “width of fabric.”

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Color Wakes Up ScRa This lovely quilt-as-you-go Bargello PRECUT F R IE N DpLYVIDEO PERFECT PROJEC T wall hanging has a touch of appliqué to really make it pop.

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Skill Level: Intermediate Wall Hanging Size: 281/4" x 47"

M AT E R I A L S

CUTTING

From white tonal squares & dots:

• 1/8 yard multicolored squares on black (fabric 6)* • 1/8 yard red leaf print (fabric 8)* • 1/8 yard large floral on black (fabric 9)* • 1/8 yard white squares/dots on black (fabric 3)* • 1/4 yard white-with-black dots and squares (fabric 10)* • 1/4 yard black circles on white (fabric 11)* • 1/4 yard swirling dots on white (fabric 1)* • 1/4 yard black discs (fabric 2)* • 1/3 yard black circle tonal (fabric 5)* • 5/8 yard white tonal squares and dots (fabric 12)* • 3/4 yard white floral (fabric 7)* • 1 yard red-with-black swirling dots (fabric 4)* • 2" gridded flannel 32" x 51"* • Backing 32" x 51" • Batting 32" x 51"* • Thread • Basting spray (optional) • Machine walking foot • 1/2 yard fusible web • Basic sewing tools and supplies

Cut a small swatch of each fabric left after straightening edge before cutting strips. Glue the fabric swatches to a piece of paper and number to keep each one accurately labeled for piecing. From multicolored squares on black:

• Cut 6 (21/2" by fabric width) strips for fabric 12.

*Anything Goes fabric collection by Ann Lauer for Benartex; Hobbs Thermore® batting; Creative Grid 54" fabric by Maywood Studio used to make the sample.

• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 6.

From red leaf print:

From white floral: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 7. • Cut appliqué motifs as per instructions.

From red-with-black swirling dots: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 4. • Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) C/D strips. • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

• Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 8.

From large floral on black: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 9.

From white squares/dots on black: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 3.

From white-with-black dots & squares: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips for fabric 10.

From black circles on white: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips for fabric 11.

From swirling dots on white: • Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips for fabric 1.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E PIECED STRIPS

1. Join 21 (21/2"-wide) strips with right sides together along length to make a strip set, using the fabric number order shown in Figure 1 and referring to Preventing Bowing in Strip Sets on page 31. Cut in half to make two strip sets. Fabric Number

Row Number 1

1

2

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3

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4

4

From black discs:

5

5

• Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips for fabric 2.

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7

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8

8

9

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10

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From black circle tonal: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip for fabric 5. • Cut 4 (1" by fabric width) A/B strips.

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I designed the Anything Goes fabric collection so that the black-and-white fabrics make a careful transition in value and scale from white to black, and so that all the fabrics are unusual and interesting. Color Wakes Up illustrates that perfectly— the blacks and whites flow smoothly with nothing to stop the viewer’s eye. The splashes of color are fun and playful.” —Ann Lauer


2. Join the top and bottom strips of one strip set to make a tube as shown in Figure 2. Repeat with the second strip set to make a second tube. Press the joining seams in the same direction as the other seams in the tube.

5. Cut the 2"-wide segment 1 from the Odd Tube; remove seam between strips 21 and 1 as shown in Figure 3. 1

Segment 1 2"

Figure 2

3. Label one tube the Odd Tube. All oddnumbered segments will be cut from this tube. Label the remaining tube the Even Tube. All even-numbered segments will be cut from this tube. 4. Lay the Odd Tube on the cutting mat wrong side out, aligning all seam allowances. Using the vertical lines on the mat as a guide, trim the left edge of the tube perpendicular to the seams to straighten edge.

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6. Continue cutting segments from the Odd Tube and Even Tube and removing seams between strips referring to the Segment Cutting & Seam Separation Chart below.

Odd Tube

Even Tube

Segment No.

Cut Width

Remove Seam Between Strip Nos.

Segment No.

Cut Width

Remove Seam Between Strip Nos.

1

2"

21 & 1

2

2 "

1&2

3

3"

2&3

4

3"

3&4

5

2 "

2&3

6

2"

1&2

7

2"

21 & 1

8

1 "

20 & 21

9

1 "

19 & 20

10

1 "

18 & 19

11

1"

17 & 18

12

1"

16 & 17

13

1"

15 & 16

14

1 "

16 & 17

15

1 "

17 & 18

16

1 "

18 & 19

17

2"

19 & 20

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2"

20 & 21

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CO M P L E T I N G T H E WA L L H A N G I N G

1. Refer to Making a Grid below to mark the batting if not using gridded flannel. 2. Place the backing right side down with the batting and then the gridded flannel on top. Note: If the grid is too dark and may show through the white fabrics, place the gridded flannel with the grid side facing the batting. Be sure that you will still be able to see the grid lines. 3. Position the grid so that a horizontal line is even with the top of the backing and batting, and a vertical line is even with the left edge. 4. Secure the layers with safety pins on the grid/batting side or use basting spray. Remove pins as you sew.

Making a Grid If you are not using gridded fabric, you may mark a grid on the batting. Draw a line from top to bottom 2" in from the left edge of the batting, making sure the line is perpendicular to the top and bottom edges as shown in Figure A.

2"

Figure A

Continue drawing lines parallel to the first line every 4" across the batting. Draw a horizontal line across the top, 2" down from the edge and every 4" below it to complete the grid.


5. Fit your machine with a walking foot. 6. Lay segment 1 (with fabric 1 at the top) on the grid 4" in from the left vertical grid line and 4" down from the top horizontal line as shown in Figure 4; pin to hold. Machine-baste 1/8" from the left edge.

11. Repeat step 10 with the C/D strips to complete the quilt top. Trim excess grid, batting and backing edges even with the C and D strips. 12. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94.

2. Refer to Raw-Edge Fusible AppliquĂŠ on page 30 to cut out and apply the motifs to the background and finish the edges of the motifs to complete the wall hanging. QW Kit Available for Color Wakes Up for $50 postage paid. Backing may be included for an additional $14, postage paid. Order from www.GrizzlyGulchGallery.com or Grizzly Gulch Gallery, 4974 Prospector Gulch, Helena, MT 59601, (406) 443-2694.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E A P P L I Q U É 4" 4" /8"

1

1. Select leaf and flower motifs from the white floral. Apply fusible web to the wrong side of the fabric behind the motifs.

Figure 4

7. Lay segment 2 right sides together with segment 1, matching seams as shown in Figure 5; pin at each seam. Stitch along the pinned edge, removing pins as you sew. Gently press segment 2 to the right side.

11 12 13 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 9 10

14 15 16 17

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Figure 5

8. Referring to Figure 6, continue adding segments in numerical order, checking often that the segments align with the grid lines to keep the design straight. Make slight adjustments on the wider strips as necessary if any bowing occurs. 9. Machine-baste 1/8" from the right edge of the last segment to secure. 10. Join the A/B strips on the short ends to make one long strip. Measure the quilt top vertically and cut two strips to that measurement for A. Sew A strips to the long sides; press. Measure the quilt top horizontally and cut two B strips; sew to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press.

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Raw-Edge Fusible Appliqué One of the easiest ways to appliqué is the raw-edge fusibleweb method. Paper-backed fusible web individual pieces are fused to the wrong side of specified fabrics, cut out and then fused together in a motif or individually to a foundation fabric, where they are machine-stitched in place. CHOOSING APPLIQUÉ FA B R I C S

Depending on the appliqué, you may want to consider using batiks. Batik is a much tighter weave and, because of the manufacturing process, does not fray. If you are thinking about using regular quilting cottons, be sure to stitch your raw-edge appliqués with blanket/buttonhole stitches instead of a straight stitch.

5. Again following fusible web manufacturer’s instructions, arrange and fuse pieces to quilt referring to quilt pattern. Or fuse together shapes on top of an appliqué ironing mat to make an appliqué motif that can then be fused to the quilt. Buttonhole or blanket stitch

S T I TC H I N G A P P L I Q U É E D G E S

Machine-stitch appliqué edges to secure the appliqués in place and help finish the raw edges with matching or invisible thread (Photo 1). Note: To show stitching, all samples have been stitched with contrasting thread.

Straight stitch

Buttonhole or blanket stitch

Photo 2

Practice turning inside and outside corners on scrap fabric before stitching appliqué pieces. Learn how your machine stitches so that you can make the pivot points smooth. 1. To stitch outer corners, stitch to the edge of the corner and stop with needle in the fabric at the corner point. Pivot to the next side of the corner and continue to sew (Photo 3). You will get a box on an outside corner.

CUTTING APPLIQUÉ PIECES

1. Fusible appliqué shapes should be reversed for this technique. 2. Trace the appliqué shapes onto the paper side of paper-backed fusible web. Leave at least 1/4" between shapes. Cut out shapes leaving a margin around traced lines. Note: If doing several identical appliqués, trace reversed shapes onto template material to make reusable templates for tracing shapes onto the fusible web. 3. Follow manufacturer’s instructions and fuse shapes to wrong side of fabric as indicated on pattern for color and number to cut. 4. Cut out appliqué shapes on traced lines. Remove paper backing from shapes.

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Photo 1

Invisible thread can be used to stitch appliqués down when using the blanket or straight stitches. Do not use it for the satin stitch. Definitely practice with invisible thread before using it on your quilt; it can sometimes be difficult to work with. A short, narrow buttonhole or blanket stitch is most commonly used (Photo 2). Your machine manual may also refer to this as an appliqué stitch. Be sure to stitch next to the appliqué edge with the stitch catching the appliqué.

Photo 3

2. To stitch inner corners, pivot at the inner point with needle in fabric (Photo 4). You will see a Y shape in the corner. Pivot point

Photo 4


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3. You can also use a machine straight stitch. Turn corners in the same manner, stitching to the corners and pivoting with needle in down position (Photo 5).

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Photo 5

GENERAL APPLIQUÉ TIPS

1. Use a light- to medium-weight stabilizer behind an appliqué to keep the fabric from puckering during machine stitching (Photo 6).

Color Wakes Up Placement Diagram Approximately 281/4" x 47"

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2. To reduce the stiffness of a finished appliqué, cut out the center of the fusible web shape, leaving 1/4"–1/2" inside the pattern line. This gives a border of adhesive to fuse to the background and leaves the center soft and easy to quilt. 3. If an appliqué fabric is so light colored or thin that the background fabric shows through, fuse a lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric. You can also fuse a piece of the appliqué fabric to a matching piece, wrong sides together, and then apply the fusible web with a drawn pattern to one side.

Preventing Bowing in Strip Sets To help keep strip sets from bowing, sew a set of two fabric-width strips together along length placing strip 2 on top of strip 1 and sewing with strip 2 on top. Repeat with all strips to make 10 pairs, adding strip 21 to the last pair of strips. Always lay the evennumbered strip on top of the oddnumbered strip as you sew. Join the pairs to make sets of four, again sewing with the evennumbered strip on the top—place pair 1/2 on top of pair 3/4 and sew with strip 2 on top of strip 3. As you sew the pairs and then the sets of four, keep the strips even at one end. Do not pull the strips as you sew.

After all strips are joined to make a large pieced unit, place the strip set on a cutting mat with the seam side facing up. Measure the width of the strip set from the straight side and cut in half, top to bottom, to yield two equal strip sets approximately 20" wide. Press seams in one strip set toward fabric 1 and press seams in the other strip set away from fabric 1. Note: When pressing, press first from the back and then on the front. Be careful not to press in any pleats.

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• 1/2 yard navy blue/white dots* • 5/8 yard red-with-white print* • 2/3 yard white-with-red print (1 yard for directional print)* • 1 yard white solid • 11/8 yards white print* • 11/8 yards dark blue print (17/8 yards for directional print)* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies

• Cut 6 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 72 (27/8") D squares. • Cut 5 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 72 (21/2") E squares.

*Dear Stella fabric collection from Timeless Treasures used to make sample.

CUTTING

From navy blue/white dots: • Cut 5 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 72 (21/2") B squares.

From red-with-white print: • Cut 6 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 72 (27/8") C squares.

From white-with-red print: • Cut 3 (61/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 18 (61/2") A squares. Note: For directional fabric, fussy-cut 18 (61/2") A on-point squares.

From white solid: • Cut 2 (153/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 3 (153/8") F squares and 2 (77/8") G squares. Cut each F square on both diagonals to make 12 F triangles and each G square in half on 1 diagonal to make 4 G triangles. Set aside 2 F triangles for another project.

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Starry Eve 10" x 10" Finished Block Make 18

3. Cut apart on the marked line and press the stitched units open to complete two C-D units as shown in Figure 2. C-D Units Make 144

You can use a Strip Tube ruler to make the C-D triangle units. The basic method involves joining two fabric width strips of different colors along the length and then using the ruler to cut the unopened strip into triangles using the ruler. This method results in units that have bias outside edges, so you have to be very careful not to stretch them when using in your project. You will find instructions for this method with the ruler, should you decide you would like to try it.

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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of 144 C-D units. 5. Sew a C-D unit to opposite sides of a B square to make a side unit as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a total of 72 side units. Side Unit Make 72 B

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1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each D square. 2. Place a D square right sides C /" together with a C square and D stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Figure 1. 1

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6. To complete one Starry Eve block, select one A square and four each E squares and side units.


I remember lying on the grass to watch the stars with my oldest son, who was about 12 at the time, one December night long ago. This quilt depicts the sky we saw that cold winter night.” —Denise Russell


9. Sew an end unit to opposite sides of the center row as shown in Figure 6 to complete one Starry Eve block; press.

7. Sew a side unit to opposite sides of A to make the center row as shown in Figure 4; press.

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into two each 21/2" x 57" H strips and 21/2" x 47" I strips. Note: If using directional fabric, H strips do not require piecing. 4. Sew H strips to opposite long sides and I strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 6. Quilt as desired. 7. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

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Refer to the Assembly Diagram for all construction steps. 1. Arrange and join the Starry Eve blocks in diagonal rows with the F and G triangles; press. 2. Join the rows to complete the pieced center; press. 3. Join the H/I strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip

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7/8 yard light gray batik* 15/8 yards dark gray batik* 4 yards white-with-gray batik* Backing to size Batting to size Thread* Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Solstice fabric collection by Fourth & Sixth Designs for Island Batik; Superior Threads So Fine! thread used to make sample.

CUTTING

From light gray batik: • Cut 4 (37/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 32 (37/8") C squares and 5 (21/2") H squares. Cut each C square in half on 1 diagonal to make 64 C triangles. • Cut 3 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 32 (31/2") D squares.

From dark gray batik: • Cut 6 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 64 (31/2") E squares. • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 12 (21/2") I squares. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From white-with-gray batik: • Cut 9 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 96 (31/2") A squares. • Cut 4 (37/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 32 (37/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 64 B triangles.

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1. Sew A to E to make an A-E unit as shown in Figure 1; press. Repeat to make a total of 64 A-E units. A-E Unit Make 64 A

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3. Sew B to C along the diagonal to make a B-C unit as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a total of 64 B-C units.

2. Join two A-E units to make a dark corner unit as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make 32 dark corner units.

B-C Unit Make 64 C

Dark Corner Unit Make 32

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After joining two A-E units, spin the center seam allowances all in the same direction to reduce bulk as shown in Figure A.

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4. Sew a B-C unit to D to make a B-C-D unit and a B-C unit to A to make an A-B-C unit as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make a total of 32 each B-C-D and A-B-C units. B-C-D Unit Make 32 Light Corner Unit Make 32

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5. Join one each B-C-D and A-B-C unit to make a light corner unit as shown in Figure 5; press. Repeat to make a total of 32 light corner units.


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Drawing on the Nordic home-decor trend, I wanted to find a softer look than the classic red and white. The low contrast of the white and light gray lets the bolder dark gray chains act as the main graphic design while, at the same time, creating a timeless yet modern quilt.� —Terri Vanden Bosch


6. To complete one Silver Frost block, sew one light corner unit to one dark corner unit to make a row as shown in Figure 6; press. Repeat to make a second row.

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7. Join the rows as shown in Figure 7 to complete one Silver Frost block; press. 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to complete a total of 16 Silver Frost blocks. CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram as needed for all piecing. 1. Arrange and join four Silver Frost blocks with five F strips to make a block row; press. Repeat to make a total of four block rows. 2. Join two I squares and three G squares with four F strips to make the top sashing row; press. Repeat to make the bottom sashing row.

3. Join two H squares and three I squares with four F strips to make the second and fourth sashing rows; press. 4. Join one H square with two each G and I squares and four F strips to make the center sashing row; press. 5. Join the block rows with the sashing rows to complete the pieced center; press. 6. Join the J/K strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 61/2" x 581/2" J strips and 61/2" x 701/2" K strips. 7. Sew J strips to the top and bottom, and K strips to opposite sides of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press.

8. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 9. Quilt as desired. 10. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

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The GO! Qube Mix and Match 12" Block (#55778), GO! Strip Cutters and other GO! dies were used to cut the pieces. The die numbers from these sets and individual dies are listed. FABRIC COLOR Light gray batik

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3" finished Square (die 2 set #55778)

Cut 4 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 32 (31/2") D squares.

3" finished Half-Square Triangle (die 5 set #55778)

Cut 4 (41/4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 41/4". Cut 64 B triangles.

3" finished Half-Square Triangle (die 5 set #55778)

Cut 4 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 43/4". Cut 64 C triangles.

2" finished Strip Cutter (#55017)

2" finished Square (#50124)

Cut 1 (3" x WOF strip). Fan-fold to 3" sections. Subcut into 5 (21/2") H squares.

Cut 1 (421/2" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 81/2". Cut 14 (21/2") strips. Subcut strips into 40 (21/2" x 121/2") F strips.

2" finished Square (#50124)

Cut 1 (3" x WOF) strip. Subcut strip into 12 (21/2") I squares.

21/2" Strip Cutter (#55017) 2" finished Square (#55022)

Cut 1 (3" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold strip to 3"-square sections. Cut 8 (21/2") G squares

3" finished Strip Cutter (#55032)

Cut 3 (8" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 64 (31/2") E squares.

61/2" Strip Cutter (#55086)

Cut 1 (56" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 7". Cut 7 (61/2" x WOF) J/K strips.

2" finished Strip Cutter (#55017)

Cut 1 (26" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 81/2". Cut 7 (21/2" x WOF) binding strips.

3" finished Square (die 5 set #55778)

Cut 10 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 96 (31/2") A squares.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: • Fan-fold strips to the sizes given using up to six layers of fabric before cutting. • WOF stands for “width of fabric.”


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Skill Level: Beginner Coaster Size: 51/2" x 51/2", including binding

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Materials given are for 4 coasters. • Scraps white, red, green, blue and turquoise felted wool* • 3/8 yard black-with-gray dots • 1/2 yard gray snowflake print • Cotton batting scraps • Thread • Embroidery floss to match wool • Appliqué pins or appliqué glue (optional) • Basic sewing tools and supplies

1. Arrange and pin five white dots on a mitten shape referring to motif for positioning. Using 1 strand of white floss and an overcast stitch, stitch all around each dot as shown in Figure 1.

*One-hundred percent felted wool from Moda used to make sample.

5. Using 2 strands of floss to match mitten fabric and a blanket stitch, stitch all around the cuff piece to secure.

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CUTTING

Cut appliqué pieces as per instructions using patterns given. From black-with-gray dots:

Blanket Stitch 6. Layer a backing square right side down, two cotton batting squares and the appliquéd A square right side up; baste layers together. 7. Quilt as desired. 8. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. 9. Repeat all steps to complete a total of four coasters. QW

• Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From gray snowflake print: • Cut 2 (51/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 4 (51/2") A squares and 4 (51/2") backing squares.

From cotton batting scraps: • Cut 8 (51/2") squares.

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2. Fold an A square in half vertically and horizontally, and crease to mark the center. 3. Center and pin the mitten on the A square; stitch in place all around using 2 strands of embroidery floss to match the mitten color and an overcast stitch. 4. Pin the cuff on the top of the mitten referring to the motif for positioning.

Woolly Mittens Coaster Set Quilting Diagram


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Winter Welcome Wall Hanging Nothing says “welcome” like a cute wall hanging by the door. M AT E R I A L S • Scraps black, pink and orange felted wool* • 12" square each white and blue felted wool* • 4" x 14" scrap red felted wool* • 3/8 yard light gray tonal • 1/2 yard dark gray tonal • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Embroidery floss to match felted wool • Appliqué pins or appliqué glue (optional) • Basic sewing tools and supplies *One-hundred percent felted wool from Moda used to make sample.

CUTTING

Cut appliqué pieces as per instructions using patterns given. From red felted wool:

CO M P L E T I N G T H E WA L L H A N G I N G

1. Sew B strips to opposite short ends and C strips to opposite long sides of A as shown in Figure 1; press. B

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Figure 1

• Cut 2 (2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 2" x 231/2" C and 2" x 91/2" B strips. • Cut 3 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

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From light gray tonal:

From dark gray tonal:

5. Arrange and pin the head piece 1" above the seam between the bottom B strip and A as shown in Figure 3. Stitch in place using 1 strand of white embroidery floss and an overcast stitch.

2. Arrange and pin the snowflake circles on the bordered background referring to the Placement Diagram for positioning. 3. Stitch in place using 1 strand of white embroidery floss and an overcast stitch.

• Cut 1 strip each 11/4" x 51/4" and 11/2" x 12" for scarf pieces. • Cut 1 (91/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 1 (91/2" x 201/2") A rectangle.

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Skill Level: Confident Beginner Wall Hanging Size: 12" x 23"

Overcast Stitch Overcast Stitch

4. Arrange and pin the “Welcome” letters through the vertical center, extending the top of “W” into the top B border strip, referring to Figure 2. Stitch each letter in place using 1 strand of blue embroidery floss and an overcast stitch.

6. Arrange and pin the eye, cheek and nose pieces to the head as per motif. Stitch each piece in place with 1 strand of matching embroidery floss and an overcast stitch. 7. Using 2 strands of white embroidery floss, work a running stitch 1/4" from each long edge of each scarf piece. 3 3

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Scrappy 8. Place the shorter scarf strip at the snowman’s neck, overlapping the snowman’s head 1/4" and placing the bottom edge at seam between A and B. 9. Stitch edges in place using 1 strand of red embroidery floss and an overcast stitch. 10. Tie a loose knot in the center of the longer scarf strip; set aside. 11. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 12. Quilt as desired. 13. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. 14. Tack the scarf knot to the left side of the snowman neck to finish. QW

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Winter Welcome Wall Hanging W&M Cut 1 each from blue felted wool

Winter Welcome Wall Hanging E Cut 2 from blue felted wool

Winter Welcome Wall Hanging C, L & O Cut 1 each from blue felted wool

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Christmas Mug Rug Set Here’s you’ve been waiting for. Put those PRECUTthe project VIDEO PERFECT holiday scrap fabrics to use and create lots of seasonal mug rugs both for your home and for gifts.

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CUTTING

From red tonal: • Cut 5 (27/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 10 E1 triangles. • Cut 2 (21/2") E2 squares red tonal.

From white Christmas print: • Cut 2 (21/2") F squares and 1 each 21/2" x 41/2" G and 23/4" x 81/2" H rectangle white print.

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Skill Level: Intermediate Star Mug Rug Size: 101/4" x 8"

M AT E R I A L S • 41/2" D square with Christmas motif centered • Scrap red tonal • Scrap white Christmas print • 10" x 12" backing rectangle • 10" x 12" batting rectangle, plus scraps* • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies

1. Place two E1 triangles right sides together and sew along one short side and the long edge, leaving one short side open as shown in Figure 1.

E1

Figure 1

2. Trim point and turn right side out; press edges flat. 3. Using the stitched unit as a pattern, cut a piece of scrap batting slightly smaller than the unit. Insert into the stitched unit through the opening to complete one star point as shown in Figure 2.

4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of four star points. 5. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each E2 square. 6. Referring to Figure 3, place an E2 square right sides together on one end of the G rectangle; stitch on the marked line. Trim seam allowance to 1/4" and press E2 to the right side. /4"

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E2

E2

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Figure 3

7. Repeat step 6 on the opposite end of G to complete the E2-G unit as shown in Figure 4. /4"

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Figure 4

8. Sew an F square to each end of the E2-G unit; press. Add H to the G side of the stitched unit to complete the end unit as shown in Figure 5; press. End Unit H F

*Nature-Fil batting from Fairfield used to make sample.

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14. Turn right side out through the opening; press edges flat. 15. Turn in opening edges; hand-stitch opening closed. 16. Machine-quilt as desired to finish. F

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10. Sew the stitched section from step 9 to the end unit as shown in Figure 7; press.

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1. Measure over 31/2" from the lower left corner of B and mark. Cut from the top left corner to the mark to create the B piece as shown in Figure 10.

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Figure 7

11. Pin and baste two star points to the left top and bottom corners, 1/4" from left edge as shown in Figure 8a. Pin and baste remaining star points to left edge, 1/4" from top and bottom edges as shown in Figure 8b. a.

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Figure 11

3. Fold the C rectangle in half to make a 1" x 13/4" piece and stitch across one short end and up the longer side as shown in Figure 12.

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12. Layer the backing piece right side up on the batting piece. Layer and pin the stitched unit right sides together with the backing piece. 13. Stitch all around the layered unit, leaving an opening on the H end as shown in Figure 9. Trim excess backing and batting even with the edges of the pieced top.

2. Sew A to B as shown in Figure 11; press.

A

/4"

Figure 8

Figure 10

Skill Level: Intermediate Tree Mug Rug Size: 12" x 8"

M AT E R I A L S • 13/4" x 2" C rectangle tan tonal • 8" square green tonal • 93/8" x 71/4" B rectangle red/cream/ green plaid • 10" x 14" backing rectangle • 10" x 14" batting rectangle* • Thread • Template material • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Nature-Fil batting from Fairfield used to make sample.

C

Figure 12

4. Trim corners and turn right side out to complete the trunk; press edges flat. 5. Pin the trunk with the open raw edge at the bottom of A as shown in Figure 13; baste to hold in place.

Figure 13


6. Layer the backing piece right side up on the batting piece. Layer and pin the stitched unit right sides together with the backing piece. 7. Stitch all around the layered unit, leaving an opening on the B end. Trim excess backing and batting even with the edges of the pieced top. 8. Turn right side out through the opening; press edges flat. 9. Turn in opening edges; hand-stitch opening closed. 10. Machine-quilt as desired to finish.

M AT E R I A L S • • • • • • • • • •

Scrap red tonal 10" square red bell print 10" square gold tonal 8" x 12" backing rectangle 8" x 12" batting rectangle* Thread Basting spray Small paintbrush or makeup brush Template material Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Nature-Fil batting from Fairfield used to make sample.

CUTTING B A

C

Christmas Mug Rug Set Tree Placement Diagram 12" x 8"

Christmas Bell Mug Rug

New England 2018 Manchester, NH The Center of NH / Radisson

• Prepare bell, clapper, I and J templates using patterns given. Cut as directed on each piece.

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1. Fold under the seam allowance on the right edge of the bell shape. Using a small paint or makeup brush, dab a small amount of the basting spray inside the turned-under edge, being careful to keep the liquid between the layers as shown in Figure 14. Let dry.

Figure 14

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

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2. Iron the edge to heat-set. 3. Open seam and stitch to I on the creased line on the bell shape as shown in Figure 15; open, clip curves as necessary and press with the seam toward the bell shape.

Skill Level: Intermediate Bell Mug Rug Size: 103/4" x 61/2"

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Figure 16

6. Repeat steps 1–3 with the J piece, turning under only one long edge and

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stitching to the bottom of the bell piece to complete the pieced top; press. 7. Layer the backing piece right side up on the batting piece. Layer and pin the stitched unit right sides together with the backing piece. 8. Stitch all around the layered unit, leaving an opening on the I end. Trim excess backing and batting even with the edges of the pieced top. 9. Turn right side out through the opening; press edges flat. 10. Turn in opening edges; hand-stitch opening closed. 11. Machine-quilt as desired to finish. QW

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Christmas Mug Rug Set Star Quilting Diagram

Christmas Mug Rug Set Bell Quilting Diagram

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M AT E R I A L S • 40 assorted 5" A squares including 8 sets of 2 squares of the same fabric* • 1/2 yard teal print* • 12/3 yards cream tonal* • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies *Ava Rose fabric collection from Riley Blake used to make sample.

CUTTING

3. Cut the stitched unit apart on the marked line and press open to complete two A-B units as shown in Figure 2. A-B Units Make 80 B

A

Figure 2

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of 80 A-B units. 5. Select four same-fabric A-B units. Join to make two rows as shown in Figure 3; press.

From teal print: • Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips. • Cut 5 (5" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 40 (5") B squares. • Cut 5 (41/2" by fabric width) C/D strips.

Figure 3

6. Join the rows to complete one Triangles block as shown in Figure 4; press.

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1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each B square. 2. Place a B square right sides together with an A square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Figure 1. AA

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Figure 4

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to complete a total of eight Triangles blocks. 8. Join the remaining A-B units in sets of two matching units to make 24 A-B rectangle units as shown in Figure 5; press. A-B Rectangle Unit Make 24

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From cream tonal:

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Skill Level: Confident Beginner Quilt Size: 41" x 491/4" Block Size: 81/4" x 81/4" finished Number of Blocks: 8

Triangles 81/4" x 81/4" Finished Block Make 8

CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for joining blocks and units in rows. 1. Arrange and join two Triangles blocks with six A-B rectangle units to make a vertical row; press. Repeat to make a total of four rows. 2. Join the rows to complete the pieced center; press. 3. Join the C/D strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Subcut strip into two each 41/2" x 413/4" C strips and 41/2" x 411/2" D strips. 4. Sew C strips to opposite long sides and D strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 6. Quilt as desired. 7. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW


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O Christmas Tree! Make this fun Christmas tree and embellish it with buttons, bows and family treasures if you’re looking to make a family heirloom. M AT E R I A L S

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S

• Scrap brown tonal • 3/8 yard red-with-white dots • 1/2 yard total assorted green tonals, prints and solids • 12/3 yards cream solid • Backing to size • Batting to size • Thread • Basic sewing tools and supplies

1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each A square. 2. Place an A square right sides together with a B square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line as shown in Figure 1.

CUTTING

From brown tonal:

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Skill Level: Confident Beginner Wall Hanging Size: 35" x 39" Block Size: 6" x 6" finished Number of Blocks: 15

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• Cut 1 (21/2" x 41/2") J rectangle.

From red-with-white dots: • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From green scraps: • Cut 15 (21/2") D squares. • Cut 30 (27/8") B squares.

From cream solid: • Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 30 (27/8") A squares. • Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 60 (21/2") C squares. • Cut 4 (3" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 3" x 341/2" K strips and 3" x 351/2" L strips. • Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 2 (41/2" x 141/2") I strips. • Cut 2 (61/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 61/2" x 121/2" E strips, 61/2" x 91/2" F strips, 61/2" G squares and 31/2" x 61/2" H strips.

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with a twist 3. Cut the stitched unit apart on the marked line and press open to complete two A-B units as shown in Figure 2. A-B Units Make 60 A

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4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a total of 60 A-B units. 5. To complete one Shoofly block, select one D square and four each A-B units and C squares. 6. Sew a C square to opposite sides of the D square to make the center row as shown in Figure 3; press.

6. Sew I to opposite sides of J to make row 6; press. 7. Join the rows in numerical order to complete the pieced center; press. 8. Sew K strips to opposite long sides and L strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center to complete the quilt top; press. 9. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 10. Quilt as desired. 11. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW

CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for joining blocks and background pieces in rows. 1. Sew an E rectangle to opposite sides of one Shoofly block to make row 1; press. 2. Join two Shoofly blocks with two F rectangles to make row 2; press. 3. Join three Shoofly blocks with two G squares to make row 3; press. 4. Join four Shoofly blocks with two H rectangles to make row 4; press. 5. Join five Shoofly blocks to make row 5; press.

Center Row C

D

Figure 3

7. Sew an A-B unit to opposite sides of a C square to make the top row as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make the bottom row.

O Christmas Tree! Quilting Diagram

Make 2

L

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Figure 4

8. Join the rows as shown in Figure 5 to complete one Shoofly block; press.

F

G K

Figure 5

G H

9. Repeat steps 5–8 to complete a total of 15 Shoofly blocks.

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I’m not a super over-the-top ‘Christmassy’ person/decorator. This simple tree is elegant without being overstated. It is another in my series of Christmas tree wall hangings.” —Nancy Scott


Quilting

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Choosing Thread for Machine Quilting BY DEBBY BROWN

Your thread choice can be as important as your fabrics. Neutral-color threads.

I love thread. There is a rumor that I have purchased pretty machinequilting threads and then purchased matching fabric and made a quilt just so I could use that thread. That rumor is absolutely true. This is a great time to be a quilter because there are so many gorgeous threads on the market. The choices are seemingly endless, which is great, but that can also be overwhelming. I often hear, “Which thread should I use to quilt my quilt?” While quilters might be consoled by the fact that there is no one right thread for a quilt, they always want more information about how to choose between fiber contents, weights and colors.

Thread Quality Many high-quality threads are on the market so I won’t recommend a single one, but I will mention a few things to avoid. Threads that are made for serger machines are not meant for machine quilting. Threads that are sold “four for a dollar” might not be the best for machine quilting. Threads that have been in the family sewing box for an unknown number

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of decades may be beautiful, but might not be the best for machine quilting.

Fiber Content While some quilters believe that cotton thread is the only thread that is appropriate for quilting a quilt, I am very comfortable using a variety of threads on my quilts. If a quilter feels that cotton is best, then cotton is the right choice for him or her. When comparing polyester threads to cotton threads, polyester threads may be less expensive, may be stronger, may have less lint, and may be shiny, which could add a decorative look on a quilt. There are some beautiful metallic threads on the market. They add sparkle and shine to the quilting, but some quilters find them difficult to use. It is really important to use a metallic needle when quilting with a metallic thread; it has a larger eye and keeps the thread from splitting when it passes through the eye. Quilters might choose invisible threads when they can’t decide on a thread color. Invisible threads are made from nylon or polyester, and allow the quilting texture to show

without any thread color competing with the fabrics. Typically, the most expensive thread choice is silk. Silk thread is luxurious and beautiful. Often, threads for machine embroidery are made from rayon. These threads are not a popular choice for machine quilting.

Thread Color If a quilter wants to quilt a single design on a pieced quilt, and the fabrics are highly contrasting (black fabric and white fabric, for instance), picking a single thread color for machine quilting can induce a headache. “If I use white thread, it will show up too much on the black fabric, but if I use black thread, it will show up too much on the white fabric!” What’s a quilter to do? One way to choose a thread is to choose a neutral color that reads in the middle of the fabric colors that contrast. If the quilt is black and white, consider a gray thread. If the quilt is light blue and dark blue, consider a medium blue thread. Some quilters reach for variegated threads when they have multicolored quilts. I absolutely adore variegated


threads, but not on every quilt. If a quilt is red, white and blue, and the thread also is red, white and blue, the red thread can contrast with the white fabric and the white thread can contrast with the blue fabric. It’s hard to know how a variegated thread is going to look on a quilt until the thread is unspooled and puddled over the quilt top.

The variegated threads I use without hesitation are threads that are multiple tones of the same color (ombré) and pastel variegated threads. If a thread is many shades of blue, it quilts like a solid blue thread but appears richer and more vibrant. Pastel variegated threads are my secret weapon, and not just for baby quilts. The color changes are so subtle that, time after time, they work well on quilts and have surprised me. But, “What colors of threads are neutral and will go with most quilts?” The answer will be different depending upon personal color preferences, but I do have a few favorites: red, burgundy, medium pink, light yellow, light gray green, olive green, navy/ black, off-white, light tan, medium taupe (brown/gray), light gray and dark gray.

If you are confident and want to take some chances, consider picking a contrasting color to make a beautiful statement on your quilt.

Thread Weight Threads come in different thicknesses. Most quilting threads range from size 12 (rather thick) to size 100 (quite thin). When choosing a thread for basic quilting, start in the middle with a 40- or 50-weight thread. The 40-weight thread will show up a little more, and the 50-weight thread will blend in more and show up a little less; they are both in the middle of the thread range and should be the least fussy. Once you are comfortable with the mid-size threads, try other sizes. If the thread needs to make a statement, choose a lower-numbered thread. If the project demands a

Thread puddling.

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Left to right: 80-weight thread, 50-weight thread and 12-weight thread.

thinner thread so that the thread shows less and only the quilting texture is apparent on the quilt, choose a higher-numbered thread.

Know Your Thread When I am trying a specific brand and type of thread, I typically buy a white spool to test at home. I practice quilting with it to see how it runs through my machine and how it works on my fabrics. If I like quilting with that type of thread, I will have confidence buying other colors of it

for my quilting projects; if I am not pleased with how that thread works for me, I will use it somewhere else in my sewing room—for piecing, in embroidery bobbins, for basting, in my serger, etc. I now own many different brands and types of threads, and I am able to quilt with them confidently, but I’ve learned how best to use each type over many years, one at a time. Are you ready to select a thread and practice quilting? Practice with this free-motion quilting design.

Stitch snowflakes all over your quilt for a fun winter design!

Finished snowflake design.

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Snowflake When stitching a snowflake, all points start and end in the middle of the snowflake. Stitch to the middle of the snowflake. Stitch a few stitches up and then retrace back to the center. Stitch up and back to the center on one diagonal. Retrace in the opposite direction. Stitch up and back to the center on the other diagonal. Retrace in the opposite direction. Stitch out from the snowflake. QW


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Winter Batik Runner This gorgeous table runner can grace your table all through the winter. M AT E R I A L S

From medium blue print batik:

• • • • • • • •

• Cut 1 (41/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 16 C triangles. • Cut 3 (2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 (2" x 251/2") I strips and 2 (2 x 161/2") J strips.

1/4 yard dark blue tonal batik* 1/2 yard light blue tonal batik* 1/2 yard medium blue print batik* 5/8 yard dark blue print batik* Backing to size Batting to size Thread Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Zen Batik collection from Island Batiks used to make sample.

CUTTING

From dark blue tonal batik: • Cut 1 (41/4" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 4 (41/4") squares. Cut each square on both diagonals to make 16 D triangles.

From light blue tonal batik: • Cut 2 (23/8" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 24 (23/8") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 diagonal to make 48 B triangles. • Cut 2 (2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 32 (2") F squares. • Cut 2 (1" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 (1" x 241/2") G strips and 2 (1" x 131/2") H strips.

From dark blue print batik: • Cut 2 (31/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 16 (31/2") A squares and 8 (23/8") E squares. Cut each E square in half on 1 diagonal to make 16 E triangles. • Cut 3 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S

1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of each F square. 2. Referring to Figure 1, place an F square right sides together on opposite corners of an A square and stitch on the marked lines. Trim seam allowances to 1/4" and press F to the right side to complete one A-F unit. A-F Unit Make 16

/4"

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A A

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F

C B

A D E

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3. Repeat step 2 to complete a total of 16 A-F units. 4. Sew an E triangle to the right angled edge and a B triangle to the left angled edge of D to complete one B-D-E unit as shown in Figure 2; press. Repeat to make a total of 16 B-D-E units. B-D-E Unit Make 16 B

E

Figure 2

5. Sew a B triangle to each angled edge of C to complete a B-C unit as shown in Figure 3; press. Repeat to make a total of 16 B-C units. B-C Unit Make 16

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I love the QUBE sets from AccuQuilt, and making this runner from their smallest 6" QUBE set was so much fun.” —Bea Lee

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around THE HOUSE 6. To complete one Winter Batik block, select two each A-F, B-C and B-D-E units. 7. Join one each B-C and B-D-E unit to complete a block quarter as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make a second block quarter.

Alternate Cutting With AccuQuilt These days many quilters are using quick-cutting methods and tools. AccuQuilt provides a cutting system that is popular among quilters today. The pieces for this quilt were all cut using the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block set. You will need more fabric for cutting because the strips used are cut larger than actually needed so that they can be positioned correctly for the cutting process.

Make 2

Figure 5

9. Join the rows to complete one Winter Batik block referring to the block drawing; press. 10. Repeat steps 6–9 to complete a total of 8 Winter Batik blocks.

Block Quarter Make 2

Figure 4

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8. Sew a block quarter to an A-F unit to make a row as shown in Figure 5; press. Repeat to make a second row.

Refer to the Assembly Diagram for joining blocks in rows and adding border strips. 1. Arrange and join four Winter Batik blocks to make a row; press. Repeat to make a second row. 2. Join the rows to complete the pieced center; press. 3. Sew G strips to opposite long sides and H strips to the short ends of the pieced center; press.

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4. Sew I strips to opposite long sides and J strips to the short ends of the pieced center to complete the runner top; press. 5. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 6. Quilt as desired. 7. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW Winter Batik Runner Winter Quilting Diagram

Winter Batik Runner

ACC U Q U I LT C U T T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R 28" X 1 6 " R U N N E R :

The GO! Qube Mix & Match 6" Block (#55775) and Companion Set Classics (#55779) were used to cut the pieces. The die numbers from these sets are listed. FABRIC COLOR Dark blue tonal batik

Light blue tonal batik

YARDAGE 1/4 yard

1/2 yard

GO! DIE SHAPE

NUMBER OF SHAPES TO CUT

3" finished QuarterSquare Triangle (die 4 set #55775)

Cut 1 (5" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 5". Cut 16 D triangles.

11/2" finished Half-Square Triangle (die 5 set #55775)

Cut 3 (3" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 51/4". Cut 80 B triangles. Note: Some of these are F squares in the traditional instructions method. Cut G and H strips as per instructions.

Medium blue print batik

1/2 yard

3" finished QuarterSquare Triangle (die 4 set #55775)

Cut 1 (5" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 5". Cut 16 C triangles.

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NUMBER OF SHAPES TO CUT Cut I and J strips as per instructions.

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3" finished Chisel (die 10 #55779)

Cut 2 (4" x WOF) strips. Fan-fold to 4". Cut 16 A pieces.

11/2" finished Half-Square Triangle (die 5 set #55775)

Cut 1 (3" x WOF) strip. Fan-fold to 51/4". Cut 16 E triangles. Cut binding strips as per instructions.

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Picket Fence Table Runner Make a unique statement for your table with this pattern and your choice of colors. M AT E R I A L S

From white-with-black print:

• • • • • • • • • •

• Cut 1 (181/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 1 (181/2" x 271/2") A rectangle, 1 (37/8") L square, 14 (11/2" x 3") J/JR rectangles and 2 (11/2") K squares. Cut the L square in half on 1 diagonal to make 2 L triangles.

1/8 yard pink tonal* 1/8 yard blue tonal* 1/8 yard green tonal* 2/3 yard white-with-black print* 3/4 yard gray tonal* Backing to size Batting to size* Thread Straightedge with 45-degree-angle line Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Me+You fabric collection from Hoffman California; Fusi-Boo™ batting from Fairfield used to make sample.

CUTTING

From pink tonal: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 2 (21/2" x 61/2") B rectangles and 1 (21/2") C square.

From blue tonal: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 1 each 21/2" x 101/2" H and 21/2" x 41/2" G rectangle.

From green tonal: • Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip. Subcut strip into 1 each 21/2" x 101/2" F and 21/2" x 41/2" E rectangle.

S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Confident Beginner Runner Size: 441/4" x 18"

and press J to the right side to make a J-M unit. Repeat to make a second J-M unit. J-M Make 2 /4"

1

J

J M

M

Figure 2

From gray tonal: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fabric width) strips. Subcut strips into 2 each 21/2" x 141/2" R, 21/2" x 121/2" Q, 21/2" x 101/2" P, 21/2" x 81/2" O, 21/2" x 61/2" N and 21/2" x 41/2" M rectangles, and 4 (21/2") I squares. • Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E P I E C E D SECTIONS

1. Referring to Figure 1, mark 11/2" down from the top left corner on the wrong side of a J rectangle. Draw a diagonal line from the mark to the top right corner. Repeat to mark a total of 12 J rectangles. Repeat to mark two JR rectangles, measuring from the top right corner and marking to the top left corner. Mark 12

3. Repeat step 2 with the remaining marked J rectangles and N–R rectangles to make two of each unit as shown in Figure 3. Make 2 each J-P J-O J-N J O

N

P

Q

4. Join one of each pieced unit and add L to the J-M end to make a triangle unit as shown in Figure 4; press. Repeat to make a second triangle unit. Triangle Unit Make 2

11/2" J

JR

Figure 1

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A neutral-color table runner is easy to decorate around. Your special color scheme can be carried into the center section of the runner.” —Bev Getschel

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done IN ONE 5. Repeat step 2 with a marked JR rectangle on one end of E to complete an E-JR unit as shown in Figure 5; press. E-JR Unit Make 1 /4" JR J JR

9. Sew C between two I squares and add a B-K unit to each end to complete a pink strip as shown in Figure 9; press. Pink Strip

13. Sew the blue strip to the second triangle unit to complete the blue unit, matching the I square with M as shown in Figure 13; press. Blue Unit

1

E

E

I

Figure 5

C

6. Join the E-JR unit with an I square and an F rectangle to make a green strip as shown in Figure 6; press. Green Strip

I

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Figure 9

Figure 13

10. Sew the pink strip to the green strip on the triangle unit from step 7 to complete the pink/green unit, matching the I squares and one end of the pink and green strips as shown in Figure 10; press.

14. Place the straightedge with the 45-degree-angle line on the blue unit with one long edge aligned with the edge of the L triangle and the 45-degreeangle line on the blue short edge of the unit as shown in Figure 14. Trim excess from each unit, again referring to Figure 14. Repeat to trim the pink/ green unit.

Pink/Green Unit

Figure 6

7. Sew the green strip to one triangle unit, matching the I square with the end of M as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 10

L L

11. Sew the remaining JR rectangle to G as in step 5 to make a G-JR unit as shown in Figure 11. Figure 7

8. Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the K squares. Repeat step 2 with K on one corner of B to make a B-K unit as shown in Figure 8; press. Repeat to make a second unit. /4"

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K B

B-K Unit Make 2

G-JR Unit Make 1

Figure 14

G

Figure 11

12. Join the G-JR unit with I and add H to L complete a blue strip as shown in Figure 12. Blue Strip

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15. Join the two trimmed units as shown in Figure 15; press.

Figure 15

16. Trim the remaining pink corner even with the edge of the blue unit to complete the pieced center as shown in Figure 16.

Figure 16

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1. Measure and mark a dot 41/2" from the upper left and lower right corners 4/" of the right side of A as shown in A Figure 17. Cut from dot to dot to make two 4/" Figure 17 A pieces. 1

Picket Fence Table Runner Placement Diagram 441/4" x 18"

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2. Sew an A piece to opposite angled ends of the pieced center to complete the runner top, referring to the Placement Diagram; press. 3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on page 94. 4. Quilt as desired. 5. Bind edges referring to Quilting Basics on page 94 to finish. QW


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Quilting Basics The following is a reference guide. For more information, consult a comprehensive quilting book. BASIC TECHNIQUES Appliqué Fusible Appliqué All templates in Quilter’s World are reversed for use with this technique. 1. Trace the instructed number of templates 1/4" apart onto the paper side of paperbacked fusible web. Cut apart the templates, leaving a margin around each, and

A LWAYS : • Read through the entire pattern before you begin your project. • Purchase quality, 100 percent cotton fabrics. • When considering prewashing, do so with ALL of the fabrics being used. Generally, prewashing is not required in quilting. • Use 1/4" seam allowance for all stitching unless otherwise instructed. • Use a short-to-medium stitch length. • Make sure your seams are accurate.

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Rotary cutter and mat Scissors for paper and fabric Nonslip quilting rulers Marking tools Sewing machine Sewing machine feet: 1/4" seaming foot (for piecing) Walking or even-feed foot (for piecing or quilting) Darning or free-motion foot (for free-motion quilting) Quilting hand-sewing needles Straight pins Curved safety pins for basting Seam ripper Iron and ironing surface

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fuse to the wrong side of the fabric following fusible web manufacturer’s instructions. 2. Cut the appliqué pieces out on the traced lines, remove paper backing and fuse to the background referring to the appliqué motif given. 3. Finish appliqué raw edges with a straight, satin, blanket, zigzag or blindhem machine stitch with matching or invisible thread. Turned-Edge Appliqué 1. Trace the printed reversed templates onto template plastic. Flip the template over and mark as the right side. 2. Position the template, right side up, on the right side of fabric and lightly trace, spacing images 1/2" apart. Cut apart, leaving a 1/4" margin around the traced lines. 3. Clip curves and press edges 1/4" to the wrong side around the appliqué shape. 4. Referring to the appliqué motif, pin or baste appliqué shapes to the background. 5. Hand-stitch shapes in place using a blind stitch and thread to match or machinestitch using a short blind hemstitch and either matching or invisible thread. Borders Most Quilter’s World patterns give an exact size to cut borders. You may check those sizes by comparing them to the horizontal and vertical center measurements of your quilt top. Straight Borders 1. Mark the centers of the side borders and quilt top sides. 2. Stitch borders to quilt top sides with right sides together and matching raw edges and center marks using a 1/4" seam. Press seams toward borders. 3. Repeat with top and bottom border lengths.

Mitered Borders 1. Add at least twice the border width to the border lengths instructed to cut. 2. Center and sew the side borders to the quilt, beginning and ending stitching 1/4" from the quilt corner and backstitching (Figure 1). Repeat with the top and bottom borders. 1

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Figure 2

3. Fold and pin quilt right sides together at a 45-degree angle on one corner (Figure 2). Place a straightedge along the fold and lightly mark a line across the border ends. 4. Stitch along the line, backstitching to secure. Trim seam to 1/4" and press open (Figure 3). /4"

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Quilt Backing & Batting We suggest that you cut your backing and batting 8" larger than the finished quilt-top size. If preparing the backing from standard-width fabrics, remove the selvages and sew two or three lengths together; press seams open. If using 108"wide fabric, trim to size on the straight grain of the fabric. Prepare batting the same size as your backing. You can purchase prepackaged sizes or battings by the yard and trim to size.


Quilting 1. Press quilt top on both sides and trim all loose threads. 2. Make a quilt sandwich by layering the backing right side down, batting and quilt top centered right side up on flat surface and smooth out. Pin or baste layers together to hold. 3. Mark quilting design on quilt top and quilt as desired by hand or machine. Note: If you are sending your quilt to a professional quilter, contact them for specifics about preparing your quilt for quilting. 4. When quilting is complete, remove pins or basting. Trim batting and backing edges even with raw edges of quilt top. Binding the Quilt 1. Join binding strips on short ends with diagonal seams to make one long strip; trim seams to 1/4" and press seams open (Figure 4).

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2. Fold 1" of one short end to wrong side and press. Fold the binding strip in half with wrong sides together along length, again referring to Figure 4; press. 3. Starting about 3" from the folded short end, sew binding to quilt top edges, matching raw edges and using a 1/4" seam. Stop stitching 1/4" from corner and backstitch (Figure 5). Stop 1/4"

Figure 5

4. Fold binding up at a 45-degree angle to seam and then down even with quilt edges, forming a pleat at corner, referring to Figure 6.

Figure 6

5. Resume stitching from corner edge as shown in Figure 6, down quilt side, backstitching 1/4" from next corner. Repeat, mitering all corners, stitching to within 3" of starting point. 6. Trim binding end long enough to tuck inside starting end and complete stitching (Figure 7).

Advertiser Index AccuQuilt

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American & Efird Inc.

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American Quilter’s Society www.american quilter.com

Aurifil USA

(312) 268-5817 www.aurifil.com

Benartex

(212) 840-3250 www.benartex.com

Bosal Foam & Fiber Figure Figure 77

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7. Fold binding to quilt back and stitch in place by hand or machine to complete your quilt.

Brother International

Q U I LT I N G T E R M S • Appliqué: Adding fabric motifs to a foundation fabric by hand or machine (see Appliqué section of Basic Techniques). • Basting: This temporarily secures layers of quilting materials together with safety pins, thread or a spray adhesive in preparation for quilting the layers. Use a long, straight stitch to hand- or machine-stitch one element to another holding the elements in place during construction and usually removed after construction. • Batting: An insulating material made in a variety of fiber contents that is used between the quilt top and back to provide extra warmth and loft. • Binding: A finishing strip of fabric sewn to the outer raw edges of a quilt to cover them. Straight-grain binding strips, cut on the crosswise straight grain of the fabric (see Straight & Bias Grain Lines illustration on page 96), are commonly used. Bias binding strips are cut at a 45-degree angle to the straight grain of the fabric. They are used when binding is being added to curved edges. • Block: The basic quilting unit that is repeated to complete the quilt’s design composition. Blocks can be pieced, appliquéd or solid and are usually square or rectangular in shape.

Clover

www.brother-usa.com

Clothworks

www.clothworks.com (888) 234-5450 www.clover-usa.com

Colonial Needle Company

(800) 963-3353 www.newleesneedle arts.com

CraftOptics

www.craftoptics.com

Daylight Company LLC www.daylight company.com

Deflecto

www.deflecto.com

DeNiece’s Design Fabric Organizers (713) 530-9425 www.thefabric organizer.com

Line Cutterz LLC dba Thread Cutterz

www.threadcutterz.com

Lockwood Enterprises

www.lockwoodquilts.com

Michael Miller Fabrics

www.michaelmiller fabrics.com

Microsun Lamps www.microsun lamps.com

Midwest Embroidery Supplies

www.midwestthread.com

Moda Fabrics

(972) 484-8901 www.modafabrics.com

MQX Quilt Festivals www.mqxshow.com

Northcott

(201) 672-9600 www.northcott.net

PFAFF

www.pfaff.com www.pfaffcreative icon.com

Plymouth Yarn Co. Inc.

www.plymouthyarn.com

QT Fabrics

(800) 876-2756 www.qtfabrics.com

The Quilt Company

(858) 538-3534 www.quiltcompany.com

Quilter’s Dream Batting

www.quiltersdream batting.com

Quilting Made Easy

Dream World Northwest

(208) 676-8689 www.quiltingmade easy.com

Euro-Notions

Reliable Corporation/ Home Ironing

(541) 653-9121 www.sewsteady.com (800) 527-2408 www.creativedrawings.com

F.A. Edmunds

(773) 586-2772 www.faedmunds.com

The Grace Frame Company

(800) 264-0644 www.graceframe.com

Handi Quilter

www.reliable corporation.com

SCHMETZ

www.SCHMETZ needles.com

Siesta Silver Jewelry www.siestasilver jewelry.com

Spring Creek NeedleArt

www.handiquilter.com

(972) 669-3021 www.thepatternco.com

Hoffman California Fabrics

Sulky of America

(949) 770-2922 www.hoffmanfabrics.com

Imagination International

www.imagination internationalinc.com

www.sulky.com

Wichelt Imports Inc. www.wichelt.com


• Border: The frame of a quilt’s central design used to visually complete the design and give the eye a place to rest. • Fabric Grain: The fibers that run either parallel (lengthwise grain) or perpendicular (crosswise grain) to the fabric selvage are straight grain. Bias is any diagonal line between the lengthwise or crosswise grain. At these angles the fabric is less stable and stretches easily. The true bias of a woven fabric is a 45-degree angle between the lengthwise and crosswise grain lines.

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• Mitered Corners: Matching borders or turning bindings at a 45-degree angle at corners. • Patchwork: A general term for the completed blocks or quilts that are made from smaller shapes sewn together. • Pattern: This may refer to the design of a fabric or to the written instructions for a particular quilt design. • Piecing: The act of sewing smaller pieces and/or units of a block or quilt together. Paper or foundation piecing is sewing fabric to a paper or cloth foundation in a certain order. 1

String or chain piecing is sewing pieces together in a continuous string without clipping threads between sections.

String or Chain Piecing

Pressing: Pressing is the process of placing the iron on the fabric, lifting it off the fabric and placing it down in another location to flatten seams or crease fabric without sliding the iron across the fabric. Quilters do not usually use steam when pressing, since it can easily distort fabric shapes. Generally, seam allowances are pressed toward the darker fabric in quilting so that they do not show through the lighter fabric. Seams are pressed in opposite directions where seams are being joined to allow seams to butt against each other and to distribute bulk. Seams are pressed open when multiple seams come together in one place. If you have a question about pressing direction, consult a comprehensive quilting guide for guidance. • Quilt (noun): A sandwich of two layers of fabric with a third insulating material between them that is then stitched together with the edges covered or bound. • Quilt (verb): Stitching several layers of fabric materials together with a decorative design. Stippling, crosshatch, channel, in-the-ditch, free-motion, allover and meandering are all terms for quilting designs.

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• Quilt Sandwich: A layer of insulating material between a quilt’s top and back fabric. • Rotary Cutting: Using a rotary cutting blade and straightedge to cut fabric. • Sashing: Strips of fabric sewn between blocks to separate or set off the designs. • Subcut: A second cutting of rotary-cut strips that makes the basic shapes used in block and quilt construction. • Template: A pattern made from a sturdy material which is then used to cut shapes for patchwork and appliqué quilting. Q U I LT I N G S K I L L L E V E L S • Beginner: A quilter who has been introduced to the basics of cutting, piecing and assembling a quilt top and is working to master these skills. Someone who has the knowledge of how to sandwich, quilt and bind a quilt, but may not have necessarily accomplished the task yet. • Confident Beginner: A quilter who has pieced and assembled several quilt tops and is comfortable with the process, and is now ready to move on to more challenging techniques and projects using at least two different techniques. • Intermediate: A quilter who is comfortable with most quilting techniques and has a good understanding for design, color and the whole process. A quilter who is experienced in paper piecing, bias piecing and projects involving multiple techniques. Someone who is confident in making fabric selections other than those listed in the pattern. • Advanced: A quilter who is looking for a challenging design. Someone who knows she or he can make any type of quilt. Someone who has the skills to read, comprehend and complete a pattern, and is willing to take on any technique. A quilter who is comfortable in her or his skills and has the ability to select fabric suited to the project. QW


CALIFORNIA

Heyde Sewing Machine Co. 5451 S. Lindbergh Saint Louis, MO 63123

Sew-Ezy Sewing Studio 11427 Lebanon Road Cincinnati, OH 45241

OKLAHOMA

ILLINOIS

Hickory Stick 326 N. Main Hannibal, MO 63401

A to Z Quilting 826 State St. Quincy, IL 62301

Phil’s Sewing Machine 401 E. Fifth St. Washington, MO 63090

INDIANA

Quilts & Quilts Country Store 3500 N. Gretna Road Branson, MO 65616

Judy’s Sewing & Vacuum 806 Ocean St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Fabrics and Friends 126 W. Second St. Roanoke, IN 46783

Your Quilt Shop 2051 Southway Drive Arnold, MO 63010

Stone Soup Batiks 2520 Miracle Lane Mishawaka, IN 46545

MONTANA

IOWA

OREGON Jane’s Fabric Patch 1110 Main Ave. Tillamook, OR 97141

PENNSYLVANIA Amy Baughman Sew & Quilt 20215 Route 19, Ste. 106 Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Cactus Quilts 1811 Sixth St. N. Texas City, TX 77590

Patchwork Plus 17 Killdeer Lane Dayton, VA 22821 Suzzie’s Quilt Shop 10370 Portsmouth Road Manassas, VA 20109

WASHINGTON

Loving Stitches Quilt Shop Country Girl Fabrics 2916 Hewitt Ave. 11684 Farm-to-Market Road 114 Everett, WA 98201 Avery, TX 75554 Moondancer Crafts Crafts & Quilting, Etc. 204 Pacific Ave. N. 715 S. College Ave. Kelso, WA 98626 Tyler, TX 75701 The Quilt Shoppe Fabrics Carousel 19020 Front St. N.E. 1101 12th St. Poulsbo, WA 98370 Huntsville, TX 77340

PM Quilting 307 Second Ave. W. Sunburst, MT 59482

BeeHive Crafts & Framing 406 Grand Ave. Spencer, IA 51301

Trackside Quilting 109 E. Main St. Laurel, MT 59044

Forest Mills Quilt Shop 650 Forest Mills Road Postville, IA 52162

NEW HAMPSHIRE

KANSAS

Bits ‘n Pieces 70 Bridge St., Unit 6 Pelham, NH 03076

Hen Feathers Quilt Shop 110 N. Rock Road Wichita, KS 67206

Haphazard Quilting 49 Route 118 Canaan, NH 03741

KENTUCKY Must Stitch Emporium 128 Market House Square Paducah, KY 42001

The Sewing Diva Quilt & Gift Shop 123 Nashua Road #21 Londonderry, NH 03053

Quilter’s Square 140 Moore Drive Lexington, KY 40503

NEW MEXICO A Quilting Stitchuation 1715 Sudderth Drive Ruidoso, NM 88345

MAINE Sew Orchid Design 316 Main St. Norway, ME 04268

Homestead Quilting 2701 Highland Drive Alamogordo, NM 88310

MINNESOTA

NEW YORK

Gruber’s Quilt Shop 310 Fourth Ave. N.E. Waite Park, MN 56387 Quilt Cove 1960 Cliff Lake Road, Ste. 134 Saint Paul, MN 55122

Sew What’s New 400 Main St. Islip, NY 11751

OHIO

Quilted Treasures of Rogers 14178 Northdale Rogers, MN 55374

Country Fabrics 6142 Ganges Five Points Road Shiloh, OH 44878

MISSOURI

Quilt Beginnings 6591 Sawmill Road Dublin, OH 43017

By The Yard 16587 Highway C Rayville, MO 64084

Sew & Sews 5125 N. Portland Oklahoma City, OK 73112

TEXAS Austin Sewing & Vacuum 1401 S. Interstate Highway 35, Ste. 170 Round Rock, TX 78664

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TENNESSEE Heavenly Stitches Quilt, Embroidery & Sewing 4219 Fort Henry Drive, Ste. 100 Kingsport, TN 37663 Hyderhangout Quilting Fabric & More 219 First St. N.E. Cleveland, TN 37311

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Honey Bee Quilt Store 9308 Anderson Mill Road, Ste. 300 Austin, TX 78729

Regal Fabrics & Gifts 5620 S. Regal St. #8 Spokane, WA 99223

WEST VIRGINIA

Made With Love Quilt Store & More 6324 Edgemere Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925

Bolts & Quarters Quilt Shop 1809 Dupont Road, Ste. 1 Parkersburg, WV 26101

Patty's Heart 4249 34th St. Lubbock, TX 79410

Gabby's Sewing & More 2777 Pennsylvania Ave. Charleston, WV 25302

The Quilt Room 11515 Farm-to-Market Road 1960, Ste. B Huffman, TX 77336 Rocking Bobbin Quilt Shop 9090 Skillman St., #A166 Dallas, TX 75243 The Sewing Cottage 102 S. Main Andrews, TX 79714

VI RG I N IA Ms. Audre's Fabrics-N-Fellowship 206 Main St. Narrows, VA 24124

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WYOMING Around the Block Quilt Shop 453 Vandehei, Ste. 120 Cheyenne, WY 82009

CANADA Ultimate Sewing Centre 191 Bloor St. E. Oshawa, ON L1H 3M3 Canada


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Moroccan Weave, 10

Color Wakes Up, 26

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Boys & Bow Ties, 14

Starry Eve, 32

Silver Frost, 40

Woolly Mittens Coaster Set, 46

Winter Welcome Wall Hanging, 50

O Christmas Tree!, 77

Winter Batik Runner, 84

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City View, 20

Christmas Mug Rug Set, 54

Triangle Affair, 74

Picket Fence Table Runner, 88


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