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FRESH & FUN PROJECTS TO START A CREATIVE YEAR!

Winter 2013
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MEET THE
DESIGNER:
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Art Quilter
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Winter 2013 Volume 35, No. 5

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Fresh, New
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10 Scrappy Quilters
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Use your scraps while learning a
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28 BFF & LOL Ornaments

This wall hanging has lots of possibilities.

These techy message ornaments are


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for more great projects!

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122 Starry Snowball Runner


Showcase a holiday print fabric.

Inspiration Page

71 Pinwheel Pizzazz

Kathy McNeil turns fabric pieces


into works of art.

Kathy McNeil turns fabric into art.

Stitch a traditional but sophisticated


bed quilt.

Stash Management

6 Editors Letter
7 Reader Letters
8 Favorite Finds

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82 On a Snowy Evening

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piecing quilt.
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96 A Christmas Gift Legacy

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Traditional Piecing
With Fresh Fabrics

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MEET THE
DESIGNER:
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Art Quilter
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Just for Kids

117 Crazy-Patchwork

STARRY
SNOWBALL
RUNNER
A New Look
For Your Table

Stocking

Volume 35, No. 5

Start a new tradition with


holiday scraps.

FRESH & FUN PROJECTS TO START A CREATIVE YEAR!


Winter 2013
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PINWHEEL
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Ideas from Christmas past.

Pinwheel Pizzazz, page 71


Meet the Designer, page 100
Starry Snowball Runner, page 122

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126 Quilting Basics
129 Project Gallery

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91 Waves

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88 E-Reader Tech Bag

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105 Diamonds in the Rough

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What great thing would you attempt if you


knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
I love it when Im inspired by something I see. I always
want to try a new quilting technique, especially if it
can be used to make last-minute gifts for the holidays.
This is the time of the year when Im finishing up my
holiday preparations, adding those special touches and
enjoying my family. Then, after Jan. 1, Im looking for
fresh new things to begin. I love to start the New Year
out with a plan of action. I make my list of things I
would like to accomplish in my personal and professional life. Sometimes Im successful and sometimes I
have to reevaluate, but I always learn and grow. I love to
challenge myself to learn new techniques for quilting, or at least different ways
to achieve the same end result. Quilting is an ever-changing field. Theres always
something new to learn or try.
In the winter issue of Quilters World we have several fast and really fun small
projects that are perfect for last-minute gift-giving or just to motivate and inspire
you. If youre looking for a new project for the new year, you may want to read
A Christmas Gift Legacy on page 96. Now could be the time to start thinking
for the next holiday season. Give a gift of your time and talentsone that will
stand the test of time and make memories.
Tea for Two on page 61 is wonderfulfull of techniques and possibilities.
If you are looking to try something new, this may be your best choice.
All in all, youre sure to find what youre looking for in this issue. We have table runners, small gift items, baby quilts and even large bed quilts. We have the
inspiration and projects to make this a fabulous quilted Christmas and beyond.
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easy to make, and it was my first attempt


at free-motion quilting. I added an extra
row of Bow Tie blocks so Olivias mom
could snuggle with her too.

Hilda

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Butterflies Bring Hope


Members of the Nelson Quilters
from Lovingston, Va., proudly display
this quilt we lovingly made to honor
the daugher-in-law of one of our members. We used the quilt pattern The
Colors of Butterfly Wings by Joyce
Stewart from the Quilters World August
2011 issue. This quilt raised $650 to
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Lynchburg, Va.

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decided to make it. You did a beautiful
job, and I think youll have little trouble
conquering machine quilting. It looks wonderful. Carolyn

Baby Bliss
When I saw the Baby Bliss design
by Tricia Lynn Maloney in the Quilters
World December 2012 issue, I knew
I had to make it for my granddaughter Olivias first Christmas. The quilt
shown here with Olivia was fast and

Prairie Points Mastered


I did it! I learned how to make
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from the All Aflutter design by Beth
Helfter featured in the Quilters World
February 2013 issue. I wanted to learn
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Favorite

Finds

FROM THE EDITORS

Editor Carolyn Vagts and Managing Editor Barb Sprunger share their views on
products that are available for quilters. Please check Annies catalog or your local
quilt shop for products. If you cant find a product, contact the manufacturer
directly to find a shop in your area.

Original Big Board


Do you need a larger area to press your quilting projects? The Original Big
Board is your answer. You will be able to easily press yards of fabric and quilt tops
on this 22" x 59" board made of fine natural wood. The Big Board inside railings
are 16" wide and fit on top of any standard ironing board. Youll find other uses
for the Big Board such as using it as a buffet station or craft table. The Big Board
comes with a pad and cover. This makes a great Christmas gift for any quilter.
Available at Annies, $129.98, AnniesCatalog.com

Paverpol
Quilters are always looking for more ways to experiment with their stash of
fabrics. Paverpol is a textile hardener/fiber-sculpting medium that brings a whole
new dimension to your creativity. You can make beautiful wire sculptures,
statues, figurines, garden statues, dolls, jewelry and many different kinds of
other decorations. Just dip fabrics into Paverpol, drape
or wrap the fabric and leave it to dry. It dries slowly
enough to allow plenty of open working time.
Environmentally friendly, Paverpol adheres to
almost all materials except plastic. Combine with
fabric, paper, silk, metal, baked polymer
clay, glass, pottery, on canvas and more.
Paverpol is available in transparent,
bronze, gray and black.
Paverpol USA, suggested retail
for 1,000g container $15.95

OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter

Fat Quarter Shuffle

Get ready to cut clean, perfect


circles out of fabric in a flash!
The OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter, a
one-step circle maker, is so easy to
use. The handle design creates a
stirring the soup cutting motion
to effortlessly cut circles from
11/2" to 83/4". The circle cutter cuts
fabric, leather, paper, vinyl, film,
wallpaper and more, and works
best when used on a self-healing
cutting mat. This tool uses OLFA
18mm replacement blades and was
created for both right- and lefthanded users.
OLFA, suggested retail $29.99

Like most quilters, you probably have a stash of fat quarters


just waiting to be used. Fat Quarter
Shuffle is a book totally dedicated
to the use of fat quarters. Just
group up six fat quarters you like,
select one of the 12 quick and easy
projects created by talented quilt
designers, and you are on your way
to quilting fun. This book is full of
beautiful photography and easyto-read instructions with tips and
tricks to aid any quilter.
Annies (2013), $14.95,
48 pages, paperback, available
at AnniesCatalog.com

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StoryPatches
Doll Quilts, Minis & More
By Sally Behrend
Now you can try miniature quilts
with no risk. Each of the eight designs includes the option to make a
miniature and a larger quilt. Each
project also has an alternate color option to help you visualize additional
color choices. There are tips on quilting and seven technique tutorials to
improve and advance your skills
bias stems, hand- and machine-appliqu, fussy cutting, paper piecing
and more. The patterns in this book
share some great ways to use your
stash of scraps.
Annies (2013), $14.95, 48 pages,
paperback, AnniesCatalog.com

We have often heard the


statement, If quilts could only
talkand now they can with
StoryPatches. Turn each quilt into
a keepsake by recording a special
message from you in the form of
audio, photos and videos. Its easy
just scan the StoryPatch code with
the stkr.it APP or enter the code at
the stkrit.com website, and you are
ready to personalize anything. After
you are finished, just sew the patch
to your project. You may view your
message by scanning the code or
entering the letter code at the website. StoryPatches are available as
sew-ons, iron-ons and stickers.
Stkrit.com, suggested retail
$2.99 each

Quint Measuring Systems


Reverse-A-Rule & True Angle
Quilters are always looking for easy-to-use measuring
tools. Reverse-A-Rule tools come in a variety of square- and
rectangle-size rulers that are specially made for both righthand and left-hand cutting. Each template has printing on
both sidesyellow on one side and black on the other side
with lines and dots in 1/4" incrementsand has rounded
corners for easy use with rotary cutters. The True Angle
360-degree adjustable protractor is ideal for measuring and
has pivoting straight edges
so it accurately duplicates or
measures any angle with
just a turn of the dial.
Available at Annies,
$13.99$23.99,
AnniesCatalog.com

Jumbo Wonder Clips by Clover


Keeping several layers of fabric in
place can be difficult, but with Jumbo
Wonder Clips its easy to do. These
clips open wide and work well with
vinyls, piles and heavyweight fabrics.
The flat back of the clips have seam
allowance markings of 1/4", 1/2", 3/4" and
1" for sewing accuracy. Each package
contains 24 Jumbo Wonder Clips.
Available at Annies $19.99,
AnniesCatalog.com

Quilting on the Go
By Jessica Alexandrakis
Beginners and experienced quilters will find this
144-page book very helpful
in learning how to make
10 English paper-pieced
projects on the go. Quilting
on the Go is filled with stepby-step color photographs
to guide you through your
quiltmaking experience.
From getting your travel kit together to completing your
project, Jessica gives easy-to-read instructions. This book
features patterns that combine hexagons, half-hexagons,
diamonds, stars, squares and triangles to make a sewing kit,
shoulder bag, laptop bag, photo frame, pillow and more.
Potter Craft (2013), $21.99, 144 pages, paperback

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FRESH, NEW

beginnings

D E S I G N BY C H R I S M A LO N E

Scrappy
Quilters Bowl
All PRECUT
quilters should have one of these
PERFECT
whatnot bowls in their sewing area.
Use your scraps and learn a new technique.

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M AT E R I A L S
4" diameter red tonal fabric circle
Approximately 20 (3/4" by fabric width)
strips assorted bright prints
Approximately 14 yards 3/16"-diameter
cotton clothesline rope
Thread
Small amount of fiberfill
Tacky fabric adhesive or glue stick
90/14 or 100/16 sharp sewingmachine needle
Basic sewing tools and supplies

3. Fold the excess fabric over the top


and the side of the rope and start spiral
wrapping the fabric strip around the
rope at an angle so each wrap overlaps
the previous wrap and the fabric is snug
against the cord as shown in Figure 2.

P R O J E C T N OT E S

Fabric strips do not have to be 42" long.


This is just an equivalent measure to
determine the amount of fabric needed.
Any length from about 12"42" is usable.
Width does not have to be exactly 3/4";
1/2" 7/8" will work as well.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E B O W L

1. To begin wrapping the clothesline,


apply a drop of adhesive to the end of the
wrong side of one fabric strip.
2. Place the clothesline rope end on the
glue as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

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Figure 2

4. When you reach the end of the strip,


apply a drop of glue on the fabric strip,
overlap the end of the next fabric strip
and use a pin to hold the junction until
the glue sets if necessary.
5. Wrap about 2 feet of rope before
starting to sew. Pin through the fabric
and rope where you
stopped to hold the
wrap in place.
3/"
6. Measure up from the
end of the wrapped rope
about 31/2" and fold the
wrapped line back against
itself as shown in Figure 3.
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Bowl Size: Approximately 8" x 101/2" x 21/2"
excluding handles

7. Set your sewing machine to


a zigzag stitch about 1/4" wide
and begin sewing the two
lines together with the needle
centered between the two
cords and stitching into each
side as shown in Figure 4. Sew
with the long tail to the right
of the needle referring again
Figure 4
to Figure 4.
8. Stop the machine with the needle
down and lift the presser foot. Coil the
rope around the end, keeping the cords
snug together and continue stitching.
9. Continue coiling and stitching until
you are almost to the end of the wrapped
section of the cord. Stop stitching leaving
the needle down.
10. Wrap more rope and continue sewing,
changing colors every few feet. When the
oval base is about 31/2" x 61/2", stop at one
narrow end as shown in Figure 5.
61/2"

31/2"

Figure 3

Figure 5

This is a gift that is as much


fun to make as it is to give! You can
make it even better by adding a few
fat quarters and bright spools of
thread. Chris Malone

FRESH, NEW

beginnings
11. To build up the sides of the basket,
use your left hand to lift the base up at
an angle on the left side until it touches
the edge of the machine bed and stitch
(Figure 6). Continue to wrap, coil and
stitch the rope in this angled position.

12. When the sides of the basket are


about 21/2" high, stop near one narrow
end to start the handle. Extend the
wrapped rope 1/2" from the basket; place
a pin at both ends of the handle as shown
in Figure 7.
Figure 6

/2"

Figure 7

Scrappy Quilters Bowl


Placement Diagram 8" x 101/2" Excluding Handles

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Figure 8

13. Stitch to the first pin and continue


the stitching on the rim of the basket
only until you reach the second pin.
Continue stitching, catching the new
row as before referring to Figure 8.
Repeat at the other end.

14. Continue stitching around to the


first handle and add another row to
the handle; stitch the two handle
rows together.
15. Coil and stitch around to the
other handle and repeat. When you
are halfway back to the first handle,
stop coiling. Leaving a 14" tail, cut
the rope and continue the stitching
only on the single cord as shown in
Figure 9.

14"

19. Pull the thread to gather the edges


up and stuff firmly with fiberfill. Gather
tightly to close the ball; knot and clip
the thread.

20. Apply glue to the gathered bottom


side of the pincushion and press to the
basket inside the coiled circle to finish. QW

Looking for the perfect fit?


Try Little Big Quilts

Figure 9

16. Remove the basket from the


machine.
17. Referring to the photo, wrap
the tail into a circle about 13/4" in
diameter on the inside of the basket
wall; glue in place referring to
Figure 10.

13/4"

Figure 10

18. To make the pincushion, fingerpress a 1/8" hem along the edge of
the red tonal circle and hand-sew a
gathering stitch all around as shown
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Craft Box
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Box Size: 6" x 6" x 6"

This craft box with multiple pockets would


make the perfect gift for any crafter or soon-to-be mom.

M AT E R I A L S



3 coordinating fat quarters


1/4 yard fusible fleece
Thread
61/4" x 61/4" stiff interfacing or plastic
needlepoint canvas
2 (7/8") cover buttons
Basic sewing tools and supplies

2. Quilt each piece as desired.


3. Sew C to D along the 41/2" edges;
press seam open. Fold in half right sides
together to make a 41/2" square for pocket
as shown in Figure 2.
D
D

CUTTING

Prepare a template for the 4" circle using


the pattern given. Choose fat quarters for
the box exterior, lining and trim.
From box exterior fat quarter:
Cut 2 (61/2" x 121/2") A rectangles for sides.
Cut 1 (61/2") B square for bottom.

From lining fat quarter:


Cut 2 (61/2" x 121/2") A1 rectangles.
Cut 1 (61/2") B1 square.
Cut 2 (41/2" x 4") C pocket rectangles.

41/2"

Figure 2

4. Sew the side seams, leaving the


bottom edge open as shown in Figure
3; trim corners and turn right side out.
Press edges flat to complete one pocket
as shown in Figure 4. Note: The trim fabric
will form a border at the top edge.
Make 2

From trim fat quarter:


Cut 2 (41/2" x 51/2") D pocket rectangles.
Cut 2 (31/4" x 13") binding strips.
Cut 2 (4") circles for yo-yos.

From fusible fleece:


Cut 2 (61/4" x 121/4") rectangles.
Cut 1 (61/4") square.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B OX

1. Center and fuse the fleece to the wrong


side of the exterior A rectangles and B
square referring to the manufacturers
instructions and Figure 1.

7. Fold the B square in half and crease


lightly to mark the center of two
opposite sides.
8. Match the crease mark to the center
bottom of each A rectangle and sew
with right sides together, starting and
stopping stitching 1/4" from the corners of
the B square; backstitch at these points to
secure stitches referring to Figure 6.

Figure 3

/4"

Figure 6

9. Fold the A/B/A unit in half, matching


the A short ends. Stitch the short ends
together as shown in Figure 7 and press
seam open. Do not turn right side out.

Figure 4

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to complete a


second pocket.
6. Place a pin on the lengthwise center
of one side of each A rectangle; place a
pocket, D side down on the right side of A
with bottom center of pocket aligning with
the center of A as shown in Figure 5. Repeat
with the remaining A piece and pocket.
Stitch the side edges of the pockets in
place, again referring to Figure 5.

Figure 7

10. To make the box bottom, fold one


side seam down to match the center of
the B bottom (fold line) on the same side
as shown in Figure 8; pin and stitch. Note:
This is easier if the bottom side is up.
A

A
B

Figure 1
Figure 5

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Anybody can find a use for a


cute box in their favorite colors.
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Figure 9

Figure 11

C R A F T B OX
T E M P L AT E

22. Follow manufacturers instructions to


cover the two cover buttons using a scrap
from either of the two fabrics not used for
the yo-yo.
23. Use the thread end left on the yo-yos
to attach the buttons to the center of the
yo-yos and to attach the yo-yos to the
center of the pockets to finish. QW

Craft Box
Placement Diagram 6" x 6" x 6"

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/2 "

Figure 10

Heres a Tip

When you are covering a button and


want to center a motif, apply a drop
of glue on the button and position the
fabric circle so it doesnt move out of
place as you complete the process.

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12. Turn the box right side out. Insert the


stiff interfacing square into the bottom of
the box. Trim to fit, if necessary.
13. Complete the box lining as in steps
712 using the A1 and B1 lining pieces.
14. Insert the lining inside the box
with wrong sides together, matching
side seams and corners; baste together
around top edge to hold.
15. Join the two binding strips on the
short ends to make a long strip; press
seam open. Fold the strip in half with
wrong sides together along length.
16. Pin the binding to the outside of the
box matching raw edges. Sew around using a 1/2" seam allowance, stopping when
you are about 4" from the starting point.
Remove the box from the sewing machine
and overlap the ends of the binding.
17. Trim the binding so there is a 1/2"
overlap. Unfold the ends of the binding
and join with a 1/2" seam allowance as
shown in Figure 10; press seam open.
Refold the binding strip and press flat.

18. Fold the binding over the edge and


pin to the inside of the box. Hand-stitch
the folded edge in place.
19. Fold each corner of the box and
steam-press to define the box shape.
20. To make the yo-yos, finger-press a
1/8" hem around the edge of a fabric circle.
21. Referring to Figure 11, sew gathering
stitches all around the finger-pressed
edge; pull the thread to gather the edges
into a tight circle with a hole in the center.
Knot, but do not clip the thread. Repeat
with the second fabric circle.

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and bottom edges as shown in Figure 9.

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Meli Melo
Make a quilt with your fat quarter stash.
This one is perfect for large-scale prints
you find hard to cut.

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M AT E R I A L S





5 coordinating tonal fat quarters


6 coordinating large-print fat quarters
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

From each of the 6 large-print


fat quarters:
Refer to Figure 2 for suggested
cutting layout.
Cut 2 (81/2") A squares (12 total).
Cut 4 (41/2") B squares, cut 1 less from
3 fat quarters of choice (21 total).
Cut 1 (41/2" x 81/2") C rectangle, cutting
1 extra from 1 fat quarter of choice (7 total).

From each of the 5 tonal fat quarters:


Refer to Figure 1 for suggested
cutting layout.
Cut 6 (41/2" x 81/2") D rectangles, plus 1 extra
from fabric of choice (31 total).
Cut 2 (41/2") E squares, cutting 1 less from
1 fabric of choice (9 total).
18"

21"

41/2" x 81/2"

41/2" x 81/2"

D
41/2" x 81/2"

D
41/2" x 81/2"

D
41/2" x 81/2"
D
41/2" x 81/2"

E
41/2" x
41/2"
E
41/2" x
41/2"

21"

A
81/2" x 81/2"

B
B
41/2" x 41/2" x
1
4 /2"
41/2"
B
B
41/2" x 41/2" x
41/2"
41/2"

Heres a Tip

Arrows given in the drawings indicate


the direction to press the seam
allowance to reduce bulk.

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CO M P L E T I N G T H E B O R D E R U N I T S

1. Sew a B square to a D rectangle to make


a B-D unit as shown in Figure 4; press.
Repeat to make a total of seven B-D units.

Figure 2

Make 7

From leftover fat quarters:

Cut 21/4" binding strips to total 215"


when joined.

1. Select one each A and B square and


two D rectangles to complete one Meli
Melo block.
2. Sew D to A; press.
3. Sew B to D; press.
4. Join the A-B unit with
D
A
the B-D unit to complete
one block referring to
B
D
Figure 3; press.
Figure 3

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5. Repeat steps 14 to complete a total


of 12 Meli Melo blocks.

C
41/2" x 81/2"

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B LO C K S
Figure 1

Skill Level: Beginner


Quilt Size: 44" x 56"
Block Size: 12" x 12" Finished
Number of Blocks: 12

Meli Melo
12" x 12" Finished Block
Make 12

18"

81/2" x 81/2"

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

Figure 4

2. Sew an E square to a C rectangle to


make a C-E unit as shown in Figure 5;
press. Repeat to make a total of seven
C-E units.
Make 7
C

Figure 5

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

1. Arrange and join the blocks in four


rows of three blocks each referring to
the Assembly Diagram for positioning of

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Large-scale prints are sometimes too


pretty to cut into small pieces. Use them in this
easy quilt. Once the fabric placement is done,
it can be pieced in a day. Claire Haillot

blocks; press seams in adjoining rows in


opposite directions.
2. Add the B-D and C-E units to the ends
of the rows referring to the Assembly
Diagram for positioning of units; press.
3. Join the rows to complete the pieced
center; press.
4. Arrange and join the remaining B-D
and C-E units with the remaining B and
E squares in the corners to make the
top and bottom rows referring to the
Assembly Diagram for positioning of
units and squares.

5. Sew the rows pieced in step 4 to the


top and bottom of the pieced center to
complete the quilt top; press.
6. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
7. Quilt as desired.
8. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Heres a Tip

Deciding on fabric placement in blocks


is the hardest part of making this quilt.
A design wall is very helpful during this
process. If you dont have a permanent
design wall, use a 4' x 8' sheet of plastic
foam with batting applied to one side.
Audition the fabrics by arranging
them on the design wall. Take a digital
photo of the arrangement. Move
the fabrics around and take another
photo. Continue until you have several
arrangements. View the photos to
select your favorite option.

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Meli Melo
Assembly Diagram 44" x 56"

Meli Melo
Quilting Diagram

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Twist & Turn


Whether youre looking for a modern or
traditional project, this is itsolids say
modern or contemporary while a nice
floral says traditional.

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Quilt Size: 40" x 40"
Block Size: 10" x 10" Finished
Number of Blocks: 16

M AT E R I A L S

From gray solid:

Cut 1 (5" by fabric width) strip.


Subcut into 16 (11/2" x 5") C rectangles.
Cut 1 (101/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 16 (11/2" x 101/2") D strips.
Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

1/2 yard white solid


5/8 yard red solid
3/4 yard black solid
1 yard gray solid
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

4. Repeat steps 13 to complete a total


of four Block A blocks.
5. Repeat steps 13 to complete four
Block A Reversed blocks referring to the
block drawing.
6. Select two B squares and one each C, D
and E piece and join as shown in Figure 2
to complete one Block B. Repeat to make
a total of four blocks.

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

CUTTING

From white solid:


Cut 1 (101/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 4 (5" x 101/2") G rectangles
and 4 (5") F squares.

1. Select one each A, B, C, D and E piece


to complete one Block A.
2. Sew C between A and B squares; press.
Sew D to E; press.
3. Sew the A-B-C unit to the D-E unit
to complete one Block A referring to
Figure 1; press.

From red solid:

Make 4

B
E

Make 4

Cut 3 (5" by fabric width) strips.


Subcut into 20 (5") B squares.

Figure 2

From black solid:

Cut 2 (101/2" by fabric width) strips.


Subcut into 12 (5" x 101/2") E strips
and 8 (5") A squares.

7. Select one each B, F, C, D and G piece


to complete Block C.
8. Sew C between the B and F squares;
press. Sew D to G; press. Join the B-C-F

C
B

Figure 1

Block A
10" x 10" Finished Block
Make 4

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Block A Reversed
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Make 4

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Make 4

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Make 4

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making a quilt with only solid
fabrics, because solid fabrics
are anything but boring.
Tricia Lynn Maloney

unit with the D-G unit to complete one


Block C as shown in Figure 3; press.
Make 4

F
G

Figure 3

9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 to complete a


total of four Block C blocks.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

1. Arrange and join the pieced blocks in


four rows of four blocks each referring to
the Assembly Diagram for positioning of
the blocks; press.
2. Join the rows to complete the pieced
top; press.
3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
4. Quilt as desired.
5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Twist & Turn


Quilting Diagram

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Twist & Turn


Assembly Diagram 40" x 40"

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Twisted Gift Bags


Give a special gift in one of these fast and
easy bags made with fabrics of your choice.
M AT E R I A L S
Small Bag
1 fat eighth each 2 coordinating
fabrics (A and B) for outer bag
and lining*
Large Bag
1/2 yard each 2 coordinating fabrics
(A and B) for outer bag and lining*
Wine Bag
1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip each
2 coordinating fabrics (A and B)
for outer bag (no lining)*
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Small Bag Size: Approximately 4" x 31/2" x 3"
Large Bag Size: Approximately 7" x 11" x 6"
Wine Bag Size: Approximately 3" x 12" x 2"

to the end; press seam open. Repeat


with second set of A and B rectangles.
A

/4"

4. Open the stitched unit and press.


5. Snip a small cut 1/8" deep at the 1/4"
seam allowance on the long end of each
seam as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 1

/4 "

3. Referring to Figure 2, place the stitched


units right sides together, nesting seams
in the center, and stitch, starting and
stopping 1/4" from edges of A pieces.

/8 "

*Holiday Dreams Collection from


RJR Fabrics used to make samples.

CUTTING

/4 "

For Small Bag:


Cut 4 (3" x 9") rectangles each fabric for
outer bag and lining.

Figure 2

/4 "

Figure 3

6. Twist an A rectangle so the long edge


matches up with the adjacent B edge
with right sides together and stitch from

For Large Bag:


Cut 4 (51/2" x 21") strips each fabric for outer
bag and lining.

For Wine Bag:


Cut 2 (21/2" x 21") strips each fabric.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B AG S

1. Select pieces for the small bag; label


pieces from one fabric A and the pieces
from the other fabric B.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place one B
rectangle at a 90-degree angle right sides
together on one end of A. Start stitching
1/4" in from the edge, backstitch and stitch

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the 1/4" end of the seam to the end of the
A rectangle as shown in Figure 4. Press.

7. Repeat step 6 with the three remaining


sides to create a bag with a jagged
chevron top as shown in Figure 5.

Sew around the top edge, leaving a 2"3"


opening as shown in Figure 7.
23"

B
B

Figure 7

A
A

Figure 5

Figure
Figure 4
4

8. Align the points and trim off the top of


the bag at the ends of the seams to make
a straight edge as shown in Figure 6.

11. Turn the outer bag right side out


through the opening, press top edge flat
and stitch the opening closed.
12. Topstitch close to the top edge of
the bag. Note: For wine bag, turn top
edge under 1/4" and press before topstitching
to hem.
13. Press to form creases for sides and
bottom, letting the bag fold itself along
natural fold lines to finish. QW

Figure 6

9. Repeat steps 18 with lining pieces.


10. Turn the lining wrong side out; insert
the outer bag inside the lining bag with
right sides together, matching top edges.

Small Twisted Gift Bag


Placement Diagram Approximately 4" x 31/2" x 3"

Create bags
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These bags are great to add a
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and have on hand instead of using gift paper.
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Wine Twisted Gift Bag


Placement Diagram
Approximately 3" x 12" x 2"

Large Twisted Gift Bag


Placement Diagram Approximately 7" x 11" x 6"

I make these fun little bags in all types of


fabric and have them on hand for all occasions.
You never know when youll need a gift bag. Its a
great way to use your scraps. Carolyn S. Vagts

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BFF & LOL


Ornaments

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Ornament Size: 6" diameter finished

Create last-minute ornaments with special messages.


M AT E R I A L S
1 square each felted wool:*
6" red
6" green
12" white
Red and white No. 8 pearl cotton*
11/2 yards 3/8"-wide red satin ribbon
Polyester fiberfill
Freezer paper
Basic sewing tools and supplies

5. Place the stitched circle together with


an unstitched circle with stitched letters
on the outside.
6. Hand-stitch edges together all around
using white pearl cotton and a blanket
stitch, starting about 1" away from the
top center and stopping 2" from the
starting point as shown in Figure 1. Stuff
with polyester fiberfill. Note: See Blanket
Stitch diagram on page 39.
1"

*Basic wools from Moda, DMC #8


pearl cotton used to make samples.

CUTTING

2"

7. Cut a 12" length of ribbon and fold in


half to make a loop; tie a knot about 1"
from the ends.
8. Insert the knotted end into the
opening at the top of the ornament and
pin in place.
9. Finish stitching the opening closed.
10. Cut a second length of ribbon 13"
long. Tie into a bow around the looped
ribbon close to the ornament to finish.
11. Repeat steps 210 stitching the BFF
letters in place with red pearl cotton to
complete the BFF Ornament. QW

Figure 1

Prepare template for circle and cut


as directed. Prepare letters as per
instructions.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E O R N A M E N T S

1. Trace the letter patterns given onto


the unwaxed side of the freezer paper
referring to patterns for number to trace;
cut out leaving a margin around traced
lines. Iron the waxy side of the letters
onto the felted wool referring to patterns
for color. Cut out each letter on the
traced lines.
2. Select one felted wool circle and the
set of LOL felted wool letters.
3. Arrange and pin the letters on the
circle referring to the Placement Diagram
for positioning.
4. Hand-stitch letters in place using white
pearl cotton and a blanket stitch.

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BFF Ornament
Placement Diagram 6" Diameter

LOL Ornament
Placement Diagram 6" Diameter

I love wool scraps and


the idea of turning them into
something fun and personal.
Carolyn S. Vagts

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BFF & LOL Ornaments


BFF Letters
Cut 1 B & 2 Fs red felted wool

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Preparing Your
Quilt for Quilting
One of the most important things I have learned
is that taking the time to prepare quilt tops

B Y T E R R I WAT S O N

and backings before beginning the quilting process can make a real
difference in the look of the finished quilt.
Whether you are hand quilting,
machine quilting or sending your top
out to a longarm quilter, there are a
few simple things you can do to make
the quilting process easier and improve
the look of your final project. These are
not rules. I am not a badge-carrying
member of the Quilt Police. These are
suggestions, thoughts and ideas that
can make the path to a finished quilt a
little smoother.

for quilt tops with pieced borders. In


fact, if you have a heavily pieced border (or no border at all), I recommend
that you also run a line of basting
stitches around the outside edge of
the top within the area that will be

Pressing
Pressing, squaring up and trimming threads as you are putting your
blocks or sections together are some
of the best habits you can get into as
a quilter. These habits will make sewing your quilt blocks or sections into a
quilt top easier and more relaxing. We
have all known the frustration of trying to align blocks or rows that are not
quite perfect.
Taking an extra couple of minutes
to press (not iron, press) and square
up as you go eliminates many of those
frustrations.
As you are putting the final borders
on your quilt top, secure all of the
seams that lead to the outside edge of
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Secured seams at edges of quilt top.

covered by the binding. Both of these


actions will add stability and keep the
seams from pulling apart as you handle, fold and quilt the top.
A final and careful pressing of the
finished quilt top allows you to inspect

it before the quilting process begins.


As you press the back or wrong side

Heres a Tip

I use Fiskars blunt-tip childrens


scissors to avoid accidentally snipping
the fabric when snipping threads.

of the quilt top you can clip threads


that you may have missed in the piecing process. Dark or medium shades
of piecing thread can show through
lighter portions of the quilt top when
the top is pushed against the batting
during quilting. Check for open or
scant seams and make sure seam allowances are pressed in the direction
you intended.

Many of us who learned to quilt in


the last 25 or 30 years were taught to
press our seam allowances to one side;
usually toward the darker fabric. This
creates a ditch or low side along the
seam. If this is your regular method
of pressing, and you intend for the
quilting to include stitch-in-the-ditch,
you want to make sure that you are
pressing all of those seams in the same
direction. If the seam allowance flips
back and forth, the ditch will change
sides making it very difficult to stay in
the ditch while quilting. Consistent
pressing of the seam allowance to the
same side will also help keep the seam
lines looking straight, especially the
longer seams of sashings and borders.

Good quality, blunt-tipped childrens scissors by Fiskars.

Stitch-in-the-ditch quilting.

Well-pressed back of quilt top. Threads trimmed.

You can then turn the quilt top


over and press the front or right side.
Here you can check for possible pleating along the seams, shadow of dark
fabrics behind light ones, and see if
there is any fullness within the quilt
top or borders. Pressing from the front
also allows you to see if there are any
misplaced blocks. It is much easier to
fix these issues now than during the
quilting process.

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Example of obvious shadow through an appliqud top.

A Big Board or extra-large homemade pressing surface can help make


this last pressing easier and more enjoyable. For more information see the
Favorite Finds on page 9. I bought an
extra-large, heavy-duty ironing board,
but it still had an annoying pointy end
that cramped my style when trying to
press yardage, backings and quilt tops.

I had my husband cut a piece of plywood to measure 50" x 22". I wrapped


it in heavy-duty plastic (in case I want
to use steam sometimes), two layers of
cotton batting and some extra cotton fabric I happened to have lying
around that was large enough. I used
a staple gun to secure these layers of
materials to the bottom of the board.
I laid my new handy-dandy pressing
surface on my extra-sturdy ironing
board and voila large, efficient
pressing surface was born! I can easily
remove it if I ever decide to iron something other than quilts. My cousin has
her pressing board set up on top of her
washer and dryer.

Creating Backings

The Big Board ironing surface is perfect for


pressing quilt tops.

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If you send your quilt to a longarm


quilter for quilting, she/he will likely
tell you your backing and batting need
to be 68" larger than your quilt top.
She/he needs this extra fabric along

the top, bottom and sides because of


the way the quilt sandwich is loaded
onto the quilting system. The edges of
the backing need to be pinned, zipped
or clamped to the fabric leaders of
the quilting system and the sides are
clamped and re-clamped as the quilt
sandwich is advanced for quilting.
It is also a good idea to have these
extra backing inches if you are hand
or machine quilting the top yourself.
Safety pinning the extra backing fabric
over the edge of the batting and quilt
top will help keep it from fraying as
you quilt.
It is important to be aware that
if the backing is pieced it should be
stitched and pressed just as carefully as
the quilt top. This can help eliminate
pleats and puckers on the back during
the quilting process.
Often backs are pieced with two
or three lengths of fabric. Remove the
selvage edges on the edges you are
seaming to avoid extra bulk. I encourage my clients to leave the selvage edge
on the outside edges of the backing as
it usually makes for a straight, sturdy
edge on which to attach to my leaders.
If you send your quilts out for quilting
you should ask your quilter what she/
he prefers.
The bit of extra time and attention
you take when preparing your quilt for
longarm quilting not only makes for a
less frustrating quilting experience and
a better-looking completed quilt, it also
gives you time to think about how you
want to quilt your top. QW

Heres a Tip

If you do find a dark thread shadowing


through your finished quilt, you can
often slip a No. 12 or smaller crochet
hook in the closest seam, snag it
and pull it out, or push it under the
darker fabric.

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How to properly arrange and layer pieces
Successful fusing tips and tricks

Minimum allowed sizes


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This exclusive
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4 color process (below)

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4 color process (below)

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Time to Sew!
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Make this fun clock in an afternoon to suit any Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Clock Size: 12" x 12"
decor. This is the perfect scrap project. Make
one for your sewing room and another for a fellow quilter.
M AT E R I A L S
Scraps coordinated prints
1 fat quarter aqua/purple print
1 fat quarter each black-with-white
and white-with-black prints
18" square backing
18" square batting
Thread
Embroidery floss to match large circle
Template material
No-fray solution
Spray adhesive for fabric
Masking tape
1 (12" x 12") square black
scrapbooking frame with
backing board
1 quartz clock movement kit
(runs on AA battery)
Basic sewing tools and supplies

2. Turn the stitched A1 and A2 pieces


right side out on the stitched ends.
Flatten stitched ends and press seams
open referring to Figure 2.

Figure 5

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

Figure 2

3. Arrange the A1 and A2 pieces in a


circle, referring to Figure 3.
A2

Cut 2 (8") B squares.

From white-with-black print:

1. Fold the A1 and A2 pieces


in half along length with
right sides together and
stitch across the wider end
as shown in Figure 1. Trim
folded corner.

Figure 3

4. Join the A2 pieces in pairs as arranged.


Then join the pairs to make four units
referring to Figure 4; press seams in
one direction.

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2. Center the joined circle on the B-C background with the points of the A1 pieces on
the B-C seams; baste to hold in place.
3. Turn under the edges of the E circle all
around; center on the basted unit and
baste in place.
4. Using a blanket stitch and three strands
of embroidery floss, stitch around the
edges of the E circle referring to Figure 7;
remove basting from E.

/4"

E
A1

Figure 4

Figure 1

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Figure 6

Cut 2 (8") C squares.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E
FA N U N I T S

A1

CUTTING

Prepare templates for A, D and E pieces


using patterns given; cut as directed on
each piece.
From black-with-white print:

1. Join the B and C squares to make the


background as shown in Figure 6; press
seams toward B and in one direction.

5. Join the four units with the A1 pieces


to complete the joined circle referring to
Figure 5.

Figure 7

5. Center and baste the D circle on the


E circle.

This project was created for a guild challenge in


which we could do anything, but it had to be framed.
I had leftover Dresden plate fan blades from another
project in my favorite fabrics that I couldnt bear to
throw away. I have limited wall space in my sewing
room, so whatever I hang has to be functional. Im
happy with the result! Tonya Alexander

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Cut 4 aqua/purple print
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1. Create a quilt sandwich with the


completed block, backing and batting
referring to Quilting Basics on page 126.
2. Machine-quilt around
/"
the outer edge of the
joined circle 1/4" from
inside V seams as shown
in Figure 8 and as desired
Figure 8
in the B, C and D pieces.
3. Snip a small hole in the center of the
quilted piece for the clock apparatus arm
and apply no-fray solution to the edges.
4. Prepare backing board following
manufacturers instructions for mounting
clock apparatus.
5. Apply a light layer of spray adhesive to
the front-facing side of the backing board
and attach the quilted piece, wrapping
the fabric around to the back. Trim fabric
on the back, if necessary, and cover
edges with masking tape to secure and
prevent fraying.
6. Mount the clock apparatus from the
back, through the hole in the face,
adding the clock arms and pieces on
the front in the order shown in the
manufacturers instructions.

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Time to Sew!
D
Cut 1 dark scrap

Time to Sew!
E
Cut 1 medium scrap

Time to Sew!
Placement Diagram 12" x 12"

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7. Place the backing board in the frame


and add the back hardware to hang. QW

B
A

Blanket Stitch

Time to Sew!
Quilting Diagram

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Angels in Red
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From cream solid:

Cut 1 (10" by fabric width) strip.


Subcut into 2 (10" x 13") A rectangles.

2 fat quarters cream-with-red prints*


2 fat quarters red-with-cream prints*
1/4 yard cream tonal
3/8 yard cream solid
5/8 yard red tonal
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
2 (10" x 13") rectangles woven fusible
fabric stabilizer
Red No. 8 pearl cotton*
Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Midwinter Reds fabric from Moda; DMC
#8 Pearl Cotton used to make sample.

CUTTING

From cream-with-red prints:


Cut 1 (41/4" x 21") strip each fabric.
Subcut into 4 (41/4") squares each fabric;
cut each square on both diagonals
to make a total of 12 B triangles each
fabric (24 total).

From red-with-cream prints:


Cut 1 (41/4" x 21") strip each fabric.
Subcut into 4 (41/4") squares each fabric;
cut each square on both diagonals
to make a total of 12 C triangles each
fabric (24 total).

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From red tonal:


Cut 3 (11/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 4 (11/4" x 91/2") D strips and
4 (11/4" x 121/2") E strips.
Cut 3 (41/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 (41/4" x 141/2") H strips and
2 (41/4" x 37") I strips.

From leftover fabrics:


Cut 21/4" strips to total 130" when joined
for binding.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E E M B R O I D E RY

1. Fuse the woven stabilizer rectangles to


the wrong side of each A rectangle. Mark
rectangle centers.
2. Center and trace the angel embroidery
designs given on the A rectangles using a
water-soluble marker.
3. Using the red pearl cotton, stitch the
outlines of the angel designs using a
backstitch. Add buds to the bottom of
each angels skirt using French knots and
Lazy-Daisy stitches.
4. Trim each embroidered rectangle
to 91/2" x 121/2" to complete the
embroidered blocks.

From cream tonal:

COMPLETING THE WALL HANGING

Cut 3 (11/2" by fabric width) strips.


Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 121/2") F strips and
2 (11/2" x 291/2") G strips.

1. Fold and press each D and E strip in


half with wrong sides together along the
length to make flange strips.

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Wall Hanging Size: 211/2" x 361/2"
Block Size: 9" x 12"
Number of Blocks: 2

Angel 1
9" x 12" Finished Block
Make 1

Angel 2
9" x 12" Finished Block
Make 1

I love having a
project ready to work
on at a moments notice,
one that I can take with
me or have handy to
work on while watching
television. Redwork is
a perfect choice.
Carolyn S. Vagts

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2. Fold each end of each D and E strip at
a 45-degree angle and press. Stitch the
D strips to the short sides and E strips to
the long sides of each embroidered block
with folded edges toward the center
and raw edges matching as shown in
Figure 1. Hand-stitch folded angled edges
together at corners.
D

Figure 1

3. Sew a B triangle to a C triangle on a


short side to make a B-C unit as shown
in Figure 2; press seam toward C.
Repeat with all 24 B and C triangles.
I

Sew the B-C strip to the left edge of


the Angel 2 block as shown in Figure 4;
press seam toward the B-C strip.

Make 24

Figure 2

4. Join four B-C units to make a


B-C square as shown in Figure 3;
press. Repeat to complete a total of
12 B-C squares.
Make 12

Figure 3
Angels in Red
Assembly Diagram 211/2" x 361/2"

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5. Join four B-C squares to make a B-C


strip; press seams in one direction.

Figure 4

6. Repeat to make a second B-C strip


and sew to the right edge of the Angel
1 block referring to the Assembly
Diagram.
7. Join the remaining four B-C squares;
press. Join the two bordered units with
the strip to complete the pieced center;
press seams toward the B-C strip.

8. Sew F strips to the top and bottom


and G strips to opposite long sides of the
pieced center; press seams toward the F
and G strips.
9. Repeat step 8 with H and I strips to
complete the pieced top; press seams
toward H and I strips.
10. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.

11. Quilt as desired.


12. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

A fabric kit is available for the quilt top and


binding for $36.95 shipping included. (Michigan
residents add 6 percent sales tax.) Please contact
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Cuppa Coaster
Every coffee or tea drinker needs
at least one of these.
M AT E R I A L S





11/2" x 7" strip each 5 orange prints


1 fat quarter turquoise solid
11" square cotton batting
Thread
8 (1/2") orange buttons
Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

Makes 4 coasters. Prepare a template for


the cup bottom using pattern given.
From turquoise solid:



3. To complete one coaster, sew A to


one side and B to the other side of one
C segment as shown in Figure 2; press
seams open.

Cut 4 (11/2" x 51/2") bias strips for handles.


Cut 4 (11/2" x 51/2") B rectangles.
Cut 4 (31/2" x 51/2") A rectangles.
Cut 4 (51/2") squares for backing.

/2 "

4. Trace the prepared template onto the


A end of the A-B-C unit and trim as shown
in Figure 3. Repeat with a backing square.
Figure 6

CO M P L E T I N G T H E CO A S T E R S

1 /2"

31/2"

Figure 2

Cut 4 (51/2") squares.

7. Pin one end of the handle strip to the


right side of the cup shape about 1/2"
down from the top and the other end
31/2" down from the top edge; stitch in
place to secure and trim off extending
corners as shown in Figure 6. Note: The
handle may bow upward, so use a steam
iron to press the curve.
1

From fusible fleece:

1. Join the five orange print strips along


the 7" sides to make a 51/2" x 7" pieced
rectangle; press seams open.
2. Subcut the pieced rectangle into four
(11/2" x 51/2") C segments as shown in
Figure 1.

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Coaster Size: 5" x 5"
excluding handle

Figure 3

5. Fold one bias strip in half along length


and press. Open the strip up and fold each
side edge in to the crease on the wrong
side and press as shown in Figure 4.

8. Layer one batting square, the prepared


cup backing right side up and the cup
front right side down and pin to secure.
9. Sew all around using a 1/4" seam
allowance, leaving a 21/2" opening at the
top edge as shown in Figure 7.
/4"

21/2"

C
51/2"

Figure 4

Figure 1

6. Refold the strip in half along the length


and topstitch close to each long edge to
complete the handle as shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5

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Figure 7

10. Trim the batting close to the seam


and trim the corners. Turn right side out
through the opening. Fold in the seam
allowance at the opening and slipstitch
the folded edges together to close. Press.

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are quick and easy, but still cheerful
and special. These coasters can
be easily personalized by making
them in colors that will match the
recipients home. Chris Malone

11. Topstitch all around the coaster close


to the edge.
12. Quilt as desired.
13. Add buttons as desired, referring to
the Placement Diagram and photographs
for positioning on samples.
14. Repeat steps 313 to make a total of
four coasters. QW

Cuppa Coaster
Placement Diagram 5" x 5"
excluding handle

C U P PA CO A S T E R
T E M P L AT E

Cuppa Coaster
Cup Bottom
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Tea for Two


Its time to play! Break the rules. Let this
project be a guide to your own imagination.
M AT E R I A L S

From dark wine tonal:

6" x 8" scraps light, medium and dark


blue tonals, light blue print, brown
solid, pale purple tonal and dark
pink tonal
1 fat quarter each light, medium and
dark purple tonals, and wine solid
1 fat quarter each light, medium and
dark green tonals
1/8 yard dark wine tonal
3/8 yard green leaf print with at least
6 leaves 11/2"2" in size
1/2 yard pansy print with at least
10 (3"4") pansy motifs*
5/8 yard dark green tonal
5/8 yard cream solid
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Appliqu pressing sheet, optional
11/4 yards fusible web, optional
Template material
Basic sewing tools and supplies

Cut 2 (1" by fabric width)


strips.
Subcut into 4 (1" x 17") C
strips. Trim the strips
with a wonky curve
along both sides
referring to Figure 1.

*Perfect Pansy fabric collection by Faye


Burgos for Marcus Brothers used to
make sample.

1. Fold and crease the A square to mark


the vertical and horizonal centers.
2. Prepare pieces for your favorite
method of appliqu. Note: The pattern
sections are given in reverse for use in
fusible appliqu. If hand-appliquing, trace
shapes on the wrong side of the fabrics to
result in the same design orientation in
your finished project.
3. Transfer the design to the creased
A square.
4. Appliqu pieces in place using your
favorite appliqu method.
5. Trim the appliqud A square to
151/2" x 151/2".

From green leaf print:

Figure 1

Fussy-cut leaves as needed to complete


the design referring to the pattern.

From pansy print:


Fussy-cut pansy and leaf shapes as
needed to complete the design referring
to the pattern.

From dark green tonal:


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

From cream tonal:


Cut 1 (17" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 1 (17") A square.

Meet
the Designer

Kathy McNeil
On page 100
of this issue.

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

Skill Level: Intermediate


Wall Hanging Size: 19" x 19"

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

1. Center and stitch B strips to each side


of the appliqud center, mitering corners;
press seams toward B strips.
2. Center and pin a C strip on opposite
side seams and the top and bottom
seams between A and B, overlapping
at corners referring to the Placement
Diagram. Using a narrow, close satin
stitch, machine-stitch the strips in place.
Note: The C strips are overlapped differently
at each corner, giving a woven look.
3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
4. Quilt as desired.
5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

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

CUTTING

Use the pattern to cut flowers from


scraps using flower motifs given on the
pattern or fussy-cut flower shapes from
the pansy print.
From scraps:
Cut appliqu pieces as per pattern for your
favorite appliqu method.

From fat quarters:


Cut appliqu pieces as per pattern for your
favorite appliqu method.

Tea for
for Two
Tea
Two
Quilting Diagram
Diagram
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While shopping for flowers, I saw


this adorable arrangement in a tea cup.
Hummingbirds always fill in wonderfully,
and I thought Tea for Two would be perfect.
Kathy McNeil

Heres a Tip

Consider mixing appliqu techniques. For


example, prepare large leaf pieces for hand
appliqu and iron fusible web to the wrong
side of the pansy print before fussy cutting
pansy shapes. Cut around the shapes and
fuse to the background in numerical order
as shown on the pattern. Your pansy shapes
will vary from those shown in the pattern,
but you are making a one-of-a-kind type
of design.
Use turned-under edges to add a more
dimensional look. In the sample, the cup
and saucer pieces were hand-appliqud
with turned-under edges as were the larger
leaf fronts. The pansies were fussy-cut
and machine satin-stitched in place. The
small leaves were fussy-cut, adding a seam
allowance for turning under, and were handstitched in place. The stems were fused and
machine straight-stitched or satin-stitched.

Tea for Two


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D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY L E A N N A S PA N N E R

Pinwheel
Pizzazz
Two blocks in an alternating pattern
will make a quilt that has many
possibilities with your choices in
fabricsfun or sophisticated.
M AT E R I A L S








7/8 yard medium violet tonal*


7/8 yard medium blue tonal*
11/2 yards light cream tonal*
43/4 yards sky blue tonal*
5 yards dark blue tonal*
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Batting to size
Thread
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S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Skill Level: Intermediate


Quilt Size: 871/2" x 100"
Block Size: 121/2" x 121/2" Finished
Number of Blocks: 56

*Stonehenge fabric collection from


Northcott; Nature-Fil bamboo batting
from Fairfield used to make sample.

CUTTING

From medium violet tonal:


Cut 2 (21/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 28 (21/8") J squares.
Cut 10 (13/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 224 (13/4") H squares.

From medium blue tonal:


Cut 2 (21/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 28 (21/8") K squares.
Cut 10 (13/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 224 (13/4") L squares.

Pinwheel
121/2" x 121/2" Finished Block
Make 28
G1

G2

From light cream tonal:


Cut 2 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 28 (3") A squares.
Cut 14 (13/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 336 (13/4") G1 squares.
Cut 6 (13/4" by fabric width) G2 strips.

X
121/2" x 121/2" Finished Block
Make 28
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I was trying to create something


fun for the younger generation by
using a pinwheel design. The surprise
is the difference you can get from the
fabrics you choose. Leanna Spanner

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From sky blue tonal:


Cut 3 (21/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 56 (21/8") I squares.
Cut 32 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 448 (3") M squares.
Cut 19 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 448 (13/4" x 3") N rectangles.

6. Sew a G1 square to each end of two


each D, E and F strips referring to Figure 4;
press seams away from G1.
Make 2 each
G1

51/2"

Figure 4

7. Sew a D rectangle to opposite sides


and a D-G unit to the top and bottom of
the block center as shown in Figure 5;
press seams toward the D and D-G units.
G1

Block Center
C
A

Figure 2

Figure 3

5. Sew a B-G unit to opposite sides of the


A-C unit to complete the block center as
shown in Figure 3; press.

Figure 7

3. Repeat step 2 with I and K squares to


make a total of 56 I-K units referring to
Figure 8.
K

/4"

Make 56

I
K

Figure 8

4. Select and join two I-J and two I-K units


to make a pinwheel unit as shown in
Figure 9; press. Repeat to make a total of
28 pinwheel units.

Figure 5

Make 28

8. Repeat step 6 with E and E-G units and


then F and F-G units to complete one
X block referring to Figure 6; press.
Figure 9

F
E

Figure 1

3. To complete one X block, select one


A square, two C rectangles, two B-G units,
four each D, E and F strips and 12 G1 squares.
4. Sew a C rectangle to opposite sides
of the A square to make an A-C unit as
shown in Figure 2; press seams toward C.

Make 56

Cut 56
13/4"
G2

/4"

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

1. Sew a G2 strip to opposite sides of a


B strip to make a B-G strip set; press
seams toward B. Repeat to make a total
of three B-G strip sets.
2. Subcut the B-G strip sets into 56
(13/4" x 51/2") B-G units as shown in Figure 1.

From dark blue tonal:


Cut 3 (3" by fabric width) B strips.
Cut 3 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 56 (13/4" x 3") C rectangles.
Cut 5 (51/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 51/2") D strips.
Cut 5 (8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 8") E strips.
Cut 5 (101/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 112 (13/4" x 101/2") F strips.
Cut 10 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

two I-J units. Repeat to make a total of


56 I-J units.

Figure 6

5. Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side


of each H square.
6. Place a marked H square right sides together on one end of an N rectangle; stitch
on the marked line. Trim seam allowance
to 1/4" and press H to the right side to complete one H-N unit as shown in Figure 10.
Repeat to make a total of 224 H-N units.
/4"

9. Repeat steps 38 to complete a total of


28 X blocks.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E
P I N W H E E L B LO C K S

1. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side


of each I square.
2. Referring to Figure 7, place an I square
right sides together with a J square and
stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line;
cut apart on the marked line and press
open with seam toward J to complete

Make 224
H
H
N

Figure 10

7. Join two H-N units to make an H-N


square as shown in Figure 11; press.
Repeat to make a total of 112 H-N squares.
Make 112
H

Figure 11

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8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 with L and N to


make a total of 224 L-N units and join to
make 112 L-N squares as shown in Figure 12.
/4"

Make 224

each to complete one Pinwheel block


referring to Figure 13; press seams in
adjacent rows in opposite directions.

Make 112

L
L
N

Figure 12

9. To complete one Pinwheel block, select


one pinwheel unit, four each H-N and
L-N squares and 16 M squares.
10. Arrange and join the units and
squares in five rows of five units/squares

Figure 13

11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 to complete a


total of 28 Pinwheel blocks.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT

1. Arrange and join the X blocks and the


Pinwheel blocks in eight rows of seven
blocks each referring to the Assembly
Diagram for positioning of blocks in rows;
press seams toward the Pinwheel blocks.
2. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
3. Quilt as desired.
4. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Decrease Size
With Less Blocks

Reduce the number of blocks by 1 for the width and length


to decrease the size of the quilt. Remember to purchase less
fabric to make a smaller-size quilt.
Pinwheel Pizzazz
Pinwheel
Pizzazz
Quilting Diagram
Diagram
Quilting

Pinwheel Pizzazz Alternate Size


Assembly Diagram 75" x 871/2"
Reduce the number of blocks by 1 for the width & length
to decrease the size of the quilt. Remember to purchase
less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt.
Pinwheel Pizzazz
Assembly Diagram 871/2" x 100"

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Elephant Walk
Pieced chevrons and appliqud elephants
placed in rows make a fun quilt that any
youngster would love.
M AT E R I A L S

From pink medallion print:

Scraps red and blue prints for small


elephant
1/3 yard gold large floral*
3/8 yard pink elephant print*
3/8 yard blue/yellow diamond print*
5/8 yard pink medallion print*
5/8 yard blue tonal*
5/8 yard pink large floral*
3/4 yard green/yellow diamond print*
11/2 yards white tonal*
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Blue and black embroidery floss
Basic sewing tools and supplies

Prepare the medium elephant for appliqu


method of choice.
Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 32 (27/8") B squares.

*The Shades Basic Collection and


Madhuri fabric collections from Riley
Blake Designs; Tuscany Silk Batt from
Hobbs; Mako 50 cotton thread from
Aurifil used to make sample.

Prepare the large elephant and medium


heart shapes for appliqu method
of choice.
Cut 4 (1" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 4 (1" x 321/2") G strips.
Cut 5 (1" by fabric width) M/N strips.
Subcut into 2 (1" x 351/2") N strips.
Set aside 3 remaining strips for M.

From pink large floral:


Cut 5 (31/2" by fabric width) O/P strips.
Subcut into 2 (31/2" x 411/2") P strips. Set
aside 3 remaining strips for O.

From green/yellow diamond print:


Cut 4 (11/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 4 (11/2" x 321/2") E strips.
Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

CUTTING

From white solid:

From scraps:

Cut 5 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.


Subcut into 64 (27/8") A squares.
Cut 8 (1" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 8 (1" x 321/2") H strips.
Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 1 (81/2" x 321/2") I strip.
Cut 2 (11/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 321/2") J strips.
Cut 5 (11/2" by fabric width) K/L strips.
Subcut into 2 (11/2" x 341/2") L strips. Set
aside 3 remaining strips for K.

Prepare the small elephant and small heart


pieces for appliqu method of choice.

From gold large floral:


Cut 2 (4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 (4" x 321/2") F strips.

From pink elephant print:


Cut 3 (27/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 32 (27/8") C squares.

From blue/yellow diamond print:


Prepare the large heart for appliqu
method of choice.
Cut 2 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 (21/2" x 321/2") D strips.

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Quilt Size: 41" x 56"

CO M P L E T I N G T H E
APPLIQUD STRIP

1. Prepare the small, medium and large


elephant motifs for your favorite method
of appliqu referring to Appliqu in
Quilting Basics.
2. Appliqu the motifs to the I strip
starting the large elephant 21/4" in from
the right end and 7/8" up from the bottom
edge, leaving 1/2" between the large and
small motifs and 3/8" between the medium
and small motifs referring to Figure 1.
/8"

/2 "

21/4"
7

/8"

Figure 1

3. Using three strands of blue or black


embroidery floss as desired, backstitch
tails on the elephants referring to the
appliqu patterns for positioning.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E
PIECED STRIPS

1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to


corner on the wrong side of each A square.
2. Referring to Figure 2, place an A square
right sides together with a B square and
stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line.
B

/4"

Figure 2

P
N
L

H
D

3. Cut the stitched unit apart on the


marked line, open and press seams
toward B to complete two A-B units as
shown in Figure 3.
Make 64
A
B

Figure 3

J
E

F
O

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a


total of 64 A-B units.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with A and C
squares to make a total of 64 A-C units
referring to Figure 4.

Make 16

Make 64
A
C

Figure 4

Figure 5

6. Join four A-B units to make an A-B


square as shown in Figure 5; press seams
open. Repeat to make 16 A-B squares.
7. Arrange and join eight A-B squares to
make an A-B strip referring to Figure 6;
press seams open. Repeat to make a
second A-B strip.
Make 2

Elephant Walk
Assembly Diagram 41" x 56"

E L E P H A N T WA L K
T E M P L AT E

Figure 6

8. Referring to Figure 7, repeat steps


6 and 7 with the A-C units to make two
A-C strips.
Make 2

Small Heart
Cut 1 blue print scrap
Figure 7

Use patterns in reverse for fusible appliqu

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

1. Arrange and join the A-B and A-C strips


with the appliqud I strip and the D, E,
F, G, H and J strips referring to the
Assembly Diagram to complete the
pieced center; press.

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Small Elephant Motif
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2. Join K strips on short ends to make a


long strip; press. Subcut strip into two
11/2" x 471/2" K strips.
3. Sew K strips to opposite long sides
and L strips to the top and bottom of the
pieced center; press.
4. Join M strips on short ends to make
a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two
1" x 491/2" M strips.
5. Sew M strips to opposite long sides
and N strips to the top and bottom of the
pieced center; press.
6. Join O strips on short ends to make a
long strip; press. Subcut strip into two
31/2" x 501/2" O strips.
7. Sew O strips to opposite long
sides and P strips to the top and
bottom of the pieced center to
complete the quilt top; press.
8. Create a quilt sandwich
referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126.
9. Quilt as desired.
10. Bind referring to Quilting
Basics on page 126 to finish. QW

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T E M P L AT E

Medium Elephant
Cut 1 pink medallion print

Use patterns in reverse for fusible appliqu

Medium Heart
Cut 1 blue tonal

B
Elephant Walk
Medium Elephant Motif

Elephant Walk
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Large Elephant
Cut 1 blue tonal

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Large Elephant Motif

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On a Snowy
Evening
Capture the tranquility of a winters evening
with this blue and white wall quilt. Nine-Patch
blocks and a bit of curved piecing are all thats
needed to make this beauty.
M AT E R I A L S







11/4 yards blue tonal


13/8 yards navy tonal
21/3 yards white tonal
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Template material
Basic sewing tools and supplies

Cut 6 (23/4" by fabric width) L strips.


Cut 1 (14" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 3 (14") squares; cut each
square on both diagonals to make
12 M triangles.
Cut 1 (71/4" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 2 (71/4") squares; cut each
square in half on 1 diagonal to make
4 N triangles.
Cut A pieces as directed on pattern.

CUTTING

Prepare templates for A and B pieces


using patterns given.
From blue tonal:
Cut 4 (5" by fabric width) F strips.
Cut 4 (23/4" by fabric width) G strips.
Cut 1 (21/4" by fabric width) H strip.
Subcut into 1 (21/4" x 21") H strip.

From navy tonal:





Cut 2 (5" by fabric width) C strips.


Cut 2 (41/8" by fabric width) D strips.
Cut 2 (23/4" by fabric width) E strips.
Cut 6 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From white tonal:


Cut 1 (21/4" by fabric width) I strip.
Cut 1 (41/8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut strip into 2 (41/8" x 21") J strips.
Cut 5 (23/4" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 18 (23/4" x 91/2") K rectangles.

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

Skill Level: Intermediate


Quilt Size: 51" x 51"
Block Size: 9" x 9" Finished
Number of Blocks: 25

Blue Uneven Nine-Patch


9" x 9" Finished Block
Make 12

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

1. Sew an F strip between an E strip and


an L strip to make an E-F-L strip set; press.
Repeat to make a second strip set.
2. Subcut the E-F-L strip sets into 24
(23/4" x 91/2") E-F-L units as shown in Figure 1.
Cut 24
23/4"

White Uneven
Nine-Patch
9" x 9" Finished Block
Make 9

E
F

A
91/2"

Figure 1

3. Sew a G strip to opposite sides of a


C strip to make a G-C-G strip set; press.
Repeat to make a second strip set.
Melon Nine-Patch
9" x 9" Finished Block
Make 4

I wanted to have a large wall hanging that


could be used for winter. This quilt has just enough
curved piecing to make it really interesting; at
the same time, the Nine-Patch blocks make
it a quick project.Gina Gempesaw

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4. Subcut the G-C-G strip sets into 12


(5" x 91/2") G-C-G units as shown in Figure 2.
Cut 12
5"
G
C

91/2"

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

1. Sew an I strip between two D strips


to make a D-I-D strip set; press seams
toward D.
2. Subcut the D-I-D strip set into eight
41/8" x 91/2" D-I-D units as shown in Figure 6.

7. Center and stitch an A piece to each


side of a Nine-Patch unit to complete
one Melon Nine-Patch block referring to
Figure 10; press. Repeat to complete a
total of four blocks.
A

Cut 8
41/8"

Figure 2

5. Sew an E-F-L unit to opposite sides of a


G-C-G unit to complete one Blue Uneven
Nine-Patch block referring to Figure 3;
press. Repeat to make a total of 12 blocks.
Make 12

D
I

91/2"

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

Figure 6

3. Sew an H strip between two J strips


to make a J-H-J strip set; press seams
toward H.
4. Subcut the J-H-J strip set into four
21/4" x 91/2" J-H-J units as shown in Figure 7.

Figure 3

6. Sew an F strip between two L strips


to make an L-F-L strip set; press seams
toward F. Repeat to make a second
strip set.
7. Subcut the L-F-L strip sets into nine
5" x 91/2" L-F-L units as shown in Figure 4.
Cut 9
5"
L
F

91/2"

Cut 4
21/4"
J
H

Figure 10

91/2"

1. Arrange and join the pieced blocks in


diagonal rows with the M and N triangles
referring to the Assembly Diagram for
positioning of blocks; press.
2. Join the pieced rows to complete the
quilt top; press.
3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
4. Quilt as desired.
5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Figure 7

5. Sew a D-I-D unit to opposite sides of


a J-H-J unit to make a Nine-Patch unit as
shown in Figure 8; press. Repeat to make
a total of four units.
Make 4

Figure 4

8. Sew a K rectangle to opposite long


sides of one L-F-L unit to complete one
White Uneven Nine-Patch block as shown
in Figure 5; press seams toward K. Repeat
to make a total of nine blocks.
Make 9

Figure 5

Figure 8

6. Center the B template on each corner


of one unit, matching the placement lines
to H. Mark both curved edges of B and
trim as shown in Figure 9; repeat on each
of the remaining three units.

On a Snowy Evening
Quilting Diagram

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Assembly Diagram 51" x 51"

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E-Reader Tech Bag


Carry your e-reader in style. This sassy bag
will become every teens favorite.
M AT E R I A L S

CO M P L E T I N G T H E P O C K E T

1. Fold C in half across width with right


sides together; stitch 1/2" side seam and
across one end, leaving the opposite end
open referring to Figure 2.

1/2 yard aqua batik print


2/3 yard coordinating batik solid
Batting to size
Thread
Fabric basting spray
Basic sewing tools and supplies

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

Skill Level: Beginner


Bag Size: 9" x 11"

3. Edgestitch along the folded center


edges with a straight or decorative stitch
to make the strap handle as shown in
Figure 5.

61/2"
/2"

Figure 5

CUTTING

From aqua batik print:

7"

Cut 1 (13" by fabric width) strip.


Subcut into 1 (13" x 21") A rectangle.

/2"

From coordinating batik solid:


Cut 1 (13" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 1 (13" x 21") B rectangle
and 1 (7" x 13") C rectangle.
Cut 1 (3" by fabric width) D strip.
Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) binding strip.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E B AG B O DY

1. Lay B right side down on a flat surface.


Layer batting and A, right side up, on B.
Referring to manufacturers instructions,
spray-baste the layers together.
2. Quilt as desired.
3. Trim the quilted A/B rectangle to
12" x 19" for bag body.
4. Finish all edges using a zigzag/overcast
stitch or serger.
5. Referring to Figure 1, mark in 11/4" from
the left short side and 3" from the bottom
edge of A to mark pocket position.
19"

12"

3"

4. Trim the strap handle length to 40",


trimming off selvage ends.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E
E - R E A D E R T E C H B AG

Figure 2

2. Turn right side out and press flat.


3. Close open bottom edge using a
zigzag/overcast stitch or serger.
4. Referring to Figure 3, mark a line on
the back side of the pocket 1/2" from the
bottom edge. Turn pocket to front side
and mark 1" in from the right edge of the
pocket; set aside.

Back side

Front side

1. Referring to Figure 6, position and pin


the bottom edge of the pocket to the
bag body along pocket position line with
right sides together.

1"

/2"

Figure 6
Figure 3

COMPLETI NG THE
S T R A P HANDLE

1. Press the D strip in half along


length with wrong sides together.
2. Fold and press
again in thirds along
D
length, folding the
folded edge over raw
edges as shown in
Figure 4.

2. Stitch along the marked 1/2" line on


pocket, securing beginning and end of
seam. Press pocket over the seam and pin
pocket sides to the bag body as shown in
Figure 7.

1 /2"
1

Figure 1

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Figure 4

Figure 7

3. Edgestitch pocket sides to the bag


body, securing beginning and end of
seam. Stitch along the second marked
line in the same manner to create a
stylus pocket as shown in Figure 8.

8. Fold the bag body in half, matching the


12" sides with the B side out. Stitch
1/2" seam along side and bottom of bag
body, keeping the strap handle out of the
seam as shown in Figure 10.

Figure 8

4. Pin and baste the strap handle 8" and


17" from the right edge on the B lining
side referring to Figure 9.

/2"

17"
8"

Figure 10

9. Turn the bag right side out.


10. Pull the strap out of the bag and tack
ends to binding to finish. QW

Figure 9

5. Fold and press the binding strip in half


along length with wrong sides together
to make a double- or French-fold
binding strip.
6. Pin the binding strip on the lining
side to one end of the top of the bag,
matching top edges. Stitch 1/2" from top
edge to opposite end; trim excess.
7. Fold the binding to the right side of
the bag to cover the stitching line. Stitch
in place with straight or decorative stitches.

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E-Reader Tech Bag


Placement Diagram 9" x 11"

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Waves

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

This wonky Four-Patch gives the illusion


of soft waves as it travels from row to row.
M AT E R I A L S










1/2 yard blue dot


1/2 yard pink solid
1/2 yard gold solid
1/2 yard white-with-chenille dots
1 yard white solid
11/4 yards pale yellow solid
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Template material
Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

Prepare templates for A and B pieces


using patterns given.
From blue dot:
Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern.

From pink solid:


Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern.

From gold solid:


Cut 24 B pieces as per pattern.

From white-with-chenille dots:


Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

From white solid:


Cut 1 (7" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 30 (11/4" x 7") C strips.
Cut 6 (11/4" by fabric width) D strips.
Cut 5 (21/2" by fabric width) E strips.

From pale yellow solid:


Cut 72 A pieces as per pattern.

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

1. Select two blue dot B pieces and


two pale yellow solid A pieces for one
blue block.

Skill Level: Intermediate


Quilt Size: 463/4" x 463/4"
Block Size: 61/2" x 61/2" Finished
Number of Blocks: 36

2. Sew B to A as shown in Figure 1; repeat.


Press seams toward B.
A

Figure 1

3. Join the two A-B units to complete one


blue block referring to Figure 2; press.
Make 12

Waves
61/2" x 61/2" Finished Block
Make 36
(12 each blue, pink & gold)
Figure 2

4. Repeat steps 13 to complete a total of


12 blue blocks.
5. Repeat steps 13 with gold B and pale
yellow A pieces and with pink B and
pale yellow A pieces to complete a total
of 12 each gold and pink Waves blocks
referring to Figure 3.

ending stitching 1/4" from each corner


referring to Figure 5.
E
/4"

Make 12 each

Figure 5
Figure 3

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

1. Arrange and join two blue Waves


blocks with a C strip as shown in Figure 4;
press seams toward C.

9. Fold the quilt top in half diagonally


with wrong sides together. Place the ends
of two borders right sides together and
pin to hold. Align the 45-degreeangle
line of a rotary-cutting ruler on the border

seam line. Mark a line from the end of


the stitching line to the outer edge of the
layered border strip ends. Stitch on the
marked line. Trim 1/4" beyond the stitched
line. Unfold the quilt top. Press the
mitered corner seam open to complete a
mitered corner as shown in Figure 6.
10. Repeat step 9 on each corner of the
quilt top. Press the border seams toward
the quilt center to complete the top.
11. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
12. Quilt as desired.
13. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

45-degreeangle line

Make 6 each

/4 "

Figure 6
Figure 4

2. Repeat step 1 to make a total of six


blue block units.
3. Repeat with gold and pink Waves
blocks to make six each gold and pink
block units.
4. Join the D strips on the short ends to
make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into
five 11/4" x 431/4" D strips.
5. Referring to the Assembly Diagram for
positioning, join the block units in rows
with C strips; press seams toward C.
6. Join the rows with the D strips to
complete the pieced center, again
referring to the Assembly Diagram for
positioning of rows and strips; press
seams toward D.
7. Join the E strips on the short ends to
make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into
four 50" E strips.
8. Center and sew an E strip to each
side of the pieced center beginning and

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Waves
Assembly Diagram 463/4" x 463/4"

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Waves
A
Cut 72 pale yellow solid

Waves
B
Cut 24 each pink & gold
solids & blue dot

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Waves
Quilting Diagram

Waves Alternate Size


Assembly Diagram 54" x 611/4"
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A Christmas
Gift Legacy
Heres your chance to create a memory and an
heirloom that will stand the test of time.
The Story
The small, flat package was
wrapped in brown paper and tied with
twine. It looked insignificant lying
underneath the sparsely decorated
Christmas tree. There were few presents for the children this Christmas.
Little did anyone know that Doris
thin gift would outlive them all, along
with their small town, Athelstan, Iowa.
Times were still rough in 1934. The
unemployment rate was still at 22 percent. The Depression, years of drought
and record-breaking heat, coupled
with the horrendous dust storms
across the nation, had taken their toll.
Doris mother, Nellie Morris, had
a dilemma that year that her quilting
guild helped solve.
Earlier that summer they had
scrounged up 15 cents so Doris could
join her friends to go to the theater in
Bedford to see Little Miss Marker. That
amount of money would pay for two
loaves of bread at Olders general store.
Fortunately, Nellie made her own
bread and didnt have to pay so dearly
for a loaf.
Ever since the movie outing, all the
girls talked about was Shirley Temple
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In October, Ideal announced a


new Shirley Temple doll in Playthings
magazine. News spread fast amongst
the young girls. Doris, eight years old
that September, proclaimed, I want a
Shirley Temple doll for Christmas.
We cant afford it, Mother replied.
Nellie wanted to get Doris something special for Christmas. But it
wouldnt be that doll, or any other
doll for that matter. She thought about
the problem as she fixed biscuits and
gravy for supper again. She pondered as she sat mending the boys
torn shirts in the evening. She worried
about a solution as she gathered eggs
in the morning.
At Saturdays quilt guild meeting,
Nellie joined the others at the quilting
frame. The older girls sat in Delilahs
bedroom practicing their stitches. The
younger girls played jacks in the corner. The toddlers teetered in and out
amongst the quilters legs.
Nellie shared her worries with her
quilting friends. After all, 70 years ago
Quilters World or Pinterest didnt exist
for inspiration.
Make her a friendship quilt,
Minnie Weese suggested. We can all
make her a square. Id happily make
one with Madelyns name on it.

B Y T R I S H A FAY E

Madelyn Weeses quilt block.

Nellie pulled her needle up


and neatly tied a knot. Its almost
December, I dont have time to make
a quilt.
Dont make the whole quilt, just
collect squares. Doris can piece them
together to make her own quilt. Shes
old enough to learn the basics, Eva
Marie Byrnes added. She scooped her
little one up on her lap and laughed.
Ill make a block for Leona since shes
only 18 months old and cant sew yet.
I think its a wonderful idea, Susie
Bownes said. Evelyn and Maxine will

want to make a square, Im sure. Do


you want them all the same?
Not necessarily, Nellie answered.
Doris did admire the Sunbonnet Sue
and Overall Bill patterns that were in
the newspaper a few weeks ago.
Georgia Older sat on the far side of
the frame, her needle flashing in and
out of the fabric leaving a trail of even,
precise stitches. I have several yards of
muslin left over from my last quilt. If you
want, you can have that for the base.

Georgias daughter was already


married, so she made a square for
herself and one for her mother, Eliza
Jane Bownes.
The ladies stitched away. Zelma
Weese couldnt decide which pattern
she wanted to use, so she made two
squares for 2-year-old Dean. Eva Marie
Byrns made Leonas block and added
her age to it. Mrs. Yoder made a set of
three for her family using solid fabrics
in the typical Amish colorsred, black
and bluebut she wouldnt sign their
names. Everyone else stitched their
names on their squares.
One by one the stack got higher,
one colorful block at a time. Nellie
made a square with Overall Bill
and signed it Rex Morris, for Doris
younger brother. She made one with
a Sunbonnet Sue and signed it From
Mother, To Doris. She stitched 1934
in the bonnet. A set of 30 squares, all
representing family and friends from
Athelstan, was collected. It was a good
number to make a quilt. These 30
blocks of embellished calico figures
were a magical gift for Doris.

blocks came about is unknown. Mrs.


Yoder, of the three unsigned blocks,
may or may not have been a Yoder.
Whether or not Doris wanted a Shirley
Temple doll for Christmas is pure fabrication on my part.
The truth is that these 30 quilt
blocks exist. Doris block has From
Mother, To Doris and 1934. Leonas
block has 18 months stitched, along
with her name. Leonas age (she was
born in June 1933) dates the quilt in
December of 1934. The people behind
these 30 muslin blocks lived, loved
and left a calico remnant behind as a
footprint in the sands of time.
I acquired this set at a yard sale in
Palm Springs, Calif., in 2005 or 2006.
Several years of on and off research
has traced most of the names on these
squares. The first clue I discovered
was several names listed on the 1925
Athelstan, Iowa, census. Five or six
names remain elusive.

Georgia Olders quilt block.

Id be much obliged, Nellie said,


fighting tears of joy about how her
friends were ready to jump in to create this present for Doris. Everyone
should have enough scraps to piece
out a block.
When you all come in for your
mail, pick up a square, Georgia announced to the group. If Im not
there, ask Melvin for one. Ill leave a
stack in the store.
The women spent the next few
weeks plotting and planning. The
older girls, including Darlene, Evelyn,
Maxine and Delilah, made their own
squares. Several quilt guild members
made squares for the younger girls,
Norma Jean, Madelyn and Jean Marie.

Thelma Weavers quilt block.

Doris mother made this block.

The Truth
The story of Doris special
Christmas gift is largely fictional. How
the idea for a set of 30 friendship quilt

Nellie Morris lived to be 90 years


old. She died in 1977 and is buried beside Doris father, Charles, who died in
1947. Doris siblings, Rex, Gerald, and
half sister Vivian, have all passed also.
Doris died Jan. 10, 2005, at the age
of 78. She never did piece the squares
together into a quilt. But, she kept
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squares truly did outlive the immediate Morris family.

your quilt blocks. Blocks can vary


in size from 4" to 18". A square in
between these two extremes is best,
usually 6"14".
What quilt size do you want? Do
you want a wall hanging? Or, do you
want a full bed-size quilt?
How many people will be memorialized with a block? A wedding
memory quilt may have 100 or more
blocks. These blocks will need to be
smaller to accommodate the large
number of squaresusually 4"6". A
friendship quilt for a sports team may
only have 10 or 12 members. These
blocks can be larger, up to 12"18".

Katie Kemerys block.

The quilt blocks also outlived


Athelstan. It never was a large town. In
1925, the population of this tiny town
straddling the Iowa/Missouri border
was 146. A slow decline left only 18
residents in 2000. The town was unincorporated in 2004.
The quilt blocks remained together 79 years later. They will soon
be on their way to the Taylor County
Historical Museum in Bedford, Iowa,
20 miles from where they were created.

Making Your Own


Friendship Quilt
Make a friendship quilt of your
own! Create your own memories and
a legacy for your loved ones. Its easy
to do.
Friendship quilts (also called album
quilts or signature quilts) commemorate family ties. They also provide
memories of classmates, teams, or other
community or social groups. They are
frequently used as a guest book at weddings. Family reunions, anniversaries,
retirement parties and birthday parties
are all excellent occasions to collect
signatures for posterity.
Block Size: A number of variables
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Materials needed for a wedding friendship memory


quilt: precut fabric blocks (iron freezer paper to the
back for extra stability), templates, permanent fabric
marker, fabric for sashing and backing and batting
(not shown).

Materials for a family reunion quilt: Precut quilt blocks,


template, permanent fabric marker, iron-on fabric
paper, sashing, backing and batting (not shown).

Will there be sashing between


the blocks? The blocks can be sewn together to create rows and then pieced as
a whole. Or, you may place 2" or 3" sashing strips between the blocks. If sashing
is used, it will add to the final size.
What size border do you want
framing the quilt? A border, anywhere from an inch to several inches
wide will set off the interior pieces.
Materials: Most quilters prefer 100
percent cotton fabrics. Pre-wash all
fabrics before cutting your squares.
Light-colored fabrics work best for
the base square. The signatures will
show in greater contrast if on a light
background. Avoid white tonal fabrics;
they are embossed and will not
sign easily.
In the early 1980s I made a friendship quilt for my Grandma Jones.
I collected squares from my aunts,
uncles and cousins, representing all
the children and grandchildren. The
backing and sashing was red polyester.
I was young, newly married and broke.
The fabric was cheap, possibly even
donated from my mothers fabric stash.
Red was my grandmas favorite color.
Thirty years later, I shudder when I
think of the red polyester. (Grandma
loved it though. Sometimes it truly
is the thought that counts, even if it
wont win any quilting awards.)
Signatures: Signatures can be written
directly on the square or embroidered.
Guests need to sign the block at the
event. Good markers to use are: Fabrico
markers by Tsukineko (heat-set for added permanence), ZIG Memory System
pens and EZ Permanent Markers from
EZ Quilting. Pigma markers are good,
but the tip can drag. Sharpies are not
always permanent on fabric and can
bleed. If in doubt, check your marker
on a scrap piece of fabric first.
On the smaller squares for a quilt
with many signatures, make sure that
signatures dont extend to the edge.
Many guests signing wont be aware

of the need for seam allowances. Cut a


template and trace on the squares with
a removable fabric marker. This allows
a safe interior space on which to sign.
A heart-shaped template is a nice complement for a wedding memory quilt.

A heart-shape template makes a nice complement for


a wedding memory quilt. Using a template to sign the
blocks leaves room for seam allowances.

For friendship quilts with a longer


lead time, the signatures may be embroidered on the blocks. Allow plenty
of time to get the blocks back to you
for piecing. If other people are stitching their own blocks, they do not
always have the same priority for this
project as you do. You dont want to be
too close to your deadline and still be
missing blocks from several people.

Using a template to sign the blocks saves room for an


iron on photo (taken at the reunion) to be added later.
It also saves seam allowance room, so guests dont
sign the edge.

Theme: A theme unifies blocks into


a cohesive whole. The theme may be
dictated by the group youre commemorating. A cooking club or a soccer team has its own theme suggested.
For a family reunion or other diverse
group, you may choose a complementary theme, such as flowers, trees or
a favorite color, such as my grandmothers favorite red.
Photographs: With the technology
of printing onto fabric, photographs
are easy to add to friendship quilts.
Fabric sheets are available that anyone
with a personal printer can use. Sheets
are available as iron-on or sew-in.
Create your own friendship quilt to
commemorate a loved one, or a group
of beloved friends. Your quilt is sure
to be cherished and treasured, possibly living longer than the people it
honors, much as Doris Christmas gift
from 1934 did. QW

Take a set of signed blocks, add a dash of sashing,


a heap of backing and a pinch of batting. Beautiful
wedding memories ready to serve.

After the family reunion, print photos onto iron-on fabric paper. Cut out and iron the photos to the signed blocks.
It is ready to assemble as a treasured family keepsake.

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Meet

THE DESIGNER

Kathy McNeil
Her otters are sassy. Her polar bears reflect melancholy. Her turtles
evoke concern. Award-winning quilt artist
Kathy McNeil possesses the innate ability to give

B Y DAW N G O L D S M I T H

personality to her quilts. Even her landscapes take on a dimension


of hope or yearning through her use of color, light and shadow, and
subtle arrangement of images.
Perhaps nearly 60 years in the
Pacific Northwest has given quilt designer Kathy a deeper understanding
of nature and its struggles. She came
of age with the Mount Baker National
Forest as her childhood backyard
and now creates quilts in a studio
with Puget Sound and the Olympic
Mountain Range visible from her window. Certainly 36 years as a criticalcare nurse has provided insight into
human frailties as well as resilience.

Greeting the Golden Child: Quail Grandparents greeting their first grandchild with proud parents looking on.
38" x 24", hand-appliqud and hand-embroidered.

Kathy McNeil

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Her success can be measured in


awards, commissions, articles and accolades that have continued unabated
for her quilts since she garnered first
place in a magazine contest in 2001.
But Kathy measures success a different
wayin freedom of creativity
and expression.
Push yourself out of your comfort
zoneit is only fabric, she says. If you

screw it up you, will have learned something along the way. More often than
not, a happy accident will occur, and you
have figured out something new.

Celebrating Life
With Quilts
With every quilt, Kathy offers up
a bit of herself. Not only does she
devote around 800 hours to the

making of each quilt, but, as she explains, The quilts are always about
something that touches my heart or
happens in my life.
This Washington native cares deeply
about what is happening to the environment; that is evident in her series
of quilts featuring endangered animals. But look at her quilt Greeting the
Golden Child. It personifies the quail
family at a moment when happy grandparents welcome a first grandchild.
Does the grandma quail look a bit like
Kathy? Maybe around the topknot.
My Venetian, her 66th quilt shown
on page 130, is a departure from sea
turtles, jellyfish and disappearing
polar bears. It depicts a gondolier in
Venice, where Kathy and her husband,
Bruce, spent their 40th anniversary.
It won second place in the wall hanging category at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt
Festival show.
One of her earlier quilts, Last Dance
in the Arctic, depicts a disappearing
polar bear cub. It speaks of the plight
of the polar bears disappearing habitat
as the polar ice cap melts. But it also
reflects Kathys experiences as a caregiver. Working as a nurse, up to her

Last Dance in the Arctic: 51" x 66". Hand-appliqud,


machine-embroidered and machine-quilted.

A scene from Kathy McNeils childhood, More than a Memory, 62" x 52", made in 2012.

elbows in every kind of human tragedy, like any compassionate caregiver,


she begins to disappear while helping
others get their lives back. Although
she was dedicated to her profession,
Kathy admits, I dont miss getting up at
2 a.m. to go take care of a trauma case
coming out of the operating room that
is sure to break your heart.
For more than 16 years, quilting has
brought balance back into her life. In
2011, Kathy made the decision to retire from nursing and turn to full-time
quilting and teaching. Now, shes able
to give her creativity free reign. Once
again she is that child running in the
forest. There she explored, read books,
and drew pictures of her favorite fairy
tales. Recently, Kathy made a quilt,
More Than a Memory, to pay tribute to
that child and her childhood. She also
stitched a few ghosts of the forest into
the scene.

Detail of More than a Memory showing the forest


ghosts that Kathy included in the quilting. Five
different ghost images in threada couple under the
heart carved into the tree, a homesteader picking corn,
a Native American and a dog.

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Meet

THE DESIGNER

Kathy says, I dreamed about a


tree whose memories spanned several
hundred years. It had seen lovers and
pioneers come and go. My own childhood dreams were nurtured under the
boughs of a big old tree. I still need
to touch them, to feel the calm that
comes from facing storms and sunny
days with equal joy. Techniques include hand appliqu, free-form thread
embellishments and ghost images
in thread.
Look even closer and hidden among
the appliqu in all of her quilts are unexpected surprisesembellishments
that add another dimension of fun and
depth. Whether its embroidery, beading, trapunto or even a pieced skyline,

Kathy always has another surprise waiting for the keen observer.

Giving Back
Kathy generously shares what she
has learned. She teaches full time,
finding time to hit the road to visit
guilds and lots of big shows.
What is important to me as a
teacher is to help students find a way
to express their own personal images
with whatever techniques work best
for them, Kathy says. I am passionate about creativity and the benefits to
our lives.
She posts free YouTube tutorials
and also sells patterns for several
of her popular quilts. A few of her

award-winning quilts are for sale.


Natural Wonders, which won Best
of Show at the Road to California
International Quilt Show and first
place in the Nature category at the
International Quilt Festival in Houston
in 2012 (among other awards), is for sale.
She says, Its the process of working on a quilt that I love, even the
times when I want to rip my hair out.
When its done and has taught me everything it can, then I am ready to let
it go out into the world like giving a
child its wings.

Detail of Natural Wonders. Note the many fabrics that


are used in one rock and the embellishments that bring
the rocks to life.

Her most often shared tips concern


details, right down to snipping and
dealing with loose threads. If a dangling dark appliqu thread gets caught
in the machine-quilted stippling, it is
going to show.

The Making of a Quilt

Natural Wonders, 60" x 63", is about the simple magic of discoveryand exploration.Hand-appliqud, using 123
different fabrics to create the seascape. Kathy is selling this award winner.

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Kathy begins a quilt based upon an


idea or an image or photo. Then she
researches. When she reaches a certain
point, she makes a sketch. That sketch
will be complete with posture, scale
size and a value study, Kathy explains.
Once satisfied with the sketch, she enlarges it to the size of the finished quilt
and pins it to her design wall. Now, I
am ready to start making templates for
all of my individual pattern pieces,

she says. And each quilt has a variety


of fabric in ithundreds of fabrics.

The drawing Kathy made and worked from that became


My Venetian.

Medium-weight Dupioni silk ranks


as Kathys fabric of choice. She also
prefers a 100 percent wool batting. The
wool allows for a trapunto look without adding padding, Kathy says. As for
the Dupioni, It has a nubby irregularity to the weave that makes it more
stable for quilting than lighter-weight
silks (which may need to be fused with
lightweight interfacing).
For precision piecing, Kathy recommends pinning silk to tissue paper
first. Lay your template over the tissue and silk, creating a sandwich. She
adds, Dupioni has a color nap, so
adjust your pattern layout to prevent
color variations.

Kathy McNeil at work on More than a Memory in her studio overlooking Puget Sound in Washington.

Her go-to method for less precise appliqu involves sizing, starch and/or
freezer paper.
When it comes to small circles,
Kathy uses masking or painters tape.
She advises, Trace circles on the tape
[cut out] and adhere it to the quilt,
then quilt around it.

Appliqu Kathys Way


Appliqu is her technique of choice.
I am passionate about hand appliqu,
Kathy explains. Ninety-nine percent
of my quilts are hand appliqu.
Needle turn is the only way to
deal with tiny, complex edges, Kathy
explains. Fused saves time and may
be the only reasonable way to make
a tiny eye or little branch that is too
small to turn under your edges.

Fussy cutting is another of her


techniques. For example, she used
decorative fabrics for trim on the
buildings in her My Venetian quilt.
Two wire racks contain her fabric
collection as she rarely buys more than
a quarter yard of anything. Using
small pieces from lots and lots of different prints is my usual method of
operation. She adds, You should see
my stash. It all looks like the mice have
been into it.
This passion has led her to share
her appliqu knowledge via the DVD
Multiple Ways to Appliqu. It is available
through her website. Kathy advises
not to limit oneself to just one form
of appliqu. Use whatever gets the
job done.
And, as Kathy says, work toward
that moment when the magic that
inspired the artist reaches out and
touches someone else. QW

My Venetian detail that keeps viewer seeking for


Kathys hidden treasures.

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stash
MANAGEMENT

AY R

D E S I G N BY J E N N Y R E K E W E G
Q U I LT E D BY C I N D I F L E TC H E R O F CO M F O R T S O F H O M E

Diamonds
in the Rough
Make
PRECUTthis design in two sizes and
PERFECT
clean out your stash at the same
time. Theres no need to measure until
youre ready to square up your blocks.

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

Skill Level: Beginner


Quilt Size: 81" x 90"
Block Size: 9" x 9" Finished
Number of Blocks: 90

ScRa
F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T

M AT E R I A L S
Assorted scraps
90 assorted near solid, small-print
10" squares
7/8 yard dark-color binding fabric
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

scrap on top and A on the bottom, sew a


diagonal line across the scrap as shown in
Figure 2.

Figure 2

Diamonds in the Rough


9" x 9" Finished Block
Make 90

6. Place the square wrong side up on a


flat surface; trim excess scrap even with
the square corners of A as shown in
Figure 5.

4. Flip the scrap open to make sure it


covers the corner of the square referring
to Figure 3; press.

CUTTING

From binding fabric:


Cut 9 (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. Select one 10" square; cut the square


into four 5" A squares as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 5

5"

Figure 3
A

5"

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 on the opposite


corner of A referring to Figure 4.

Dont be afraid to use scraps that


include the selvage edge. These are
often colorful and it is a shame to
throw them away.

Figure 1

2. Select one A square and two scraps.


3. Place one scrap piece right sides
together on one corner of A. With the

Heres a Tip

Figure 4

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MANAGEMENT
7. Turn right side up, flip the scrap back
on one corner and trim 1/4" beyond the
stitching line as shown in Figure 6; press
the scrap to the right side. Repeat on
opposite corner to complete one A unit.
/4" 1/4"

Figure 7

Diamonds in the Rough


Quilting Diagram

10. Repeat steps 19 to complete a total


of 90 Diamonds in the Rough blocks.

Heres a Tip

Make no attempt to match or


coordinate the scraps with the
background squares. If this is hard for
you because you are a quilter who likes
to coordinate everything, place the
scraps in a paper bag and simply reach
in and grab one as needed. Follow this
ruleyou must use the selected scrap.
You cannot exchange it for another
one. After a while, you will get the hang
of it. Nothing could be easier!

CO M P L E T I N G T H E Q U I LT
Figure
Figure
6 6

8. Repeat steps 27 with the remaining


three A squares.
9. Join two A units to make a row as
shown in Figure 7; repeat. Press seams
in opposite directions. Join the rows to
complete one Diamonds in the Rough
block; press.

1. Arrange and join the Diamonds in the


Rough blocks in 10 rows of nine blocks
each; press.
2. Join the rows to complete the quilt top.
3. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
4. Quilt as desired.
5. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Decrease Size
With Less Blocks

Reduce the number of blocks by 3 for the width and


length to decrease the size of the quilt. Remember
to purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt.

Diamonds in the Rough


Assembly Diagram 81" x 90"

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Diamonds in the Rough Alternate Size


Assembly Diagram 54" x 63"
Reduce the number of blocks by 3 for the width &
length to decrease the size of the quilt. Remember to
purchase less fabric to make a smaller-size quilt.

I set out to make this quilt from my desire


to use up the tiny scraps of some of my favorite
fabrics. Most pieces used for the wonky triangles
were no bigger than 3" square or even just a
long, thin strip. This design allows you to use
even the smallest scrap. Jenny Rekeweg

Heres a Tip

Using near solid, small-print 10"


squares allows the scrap triangles
stitched to the corners to pop out.

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TRADITIONS
Meet
with a twist

D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY T R I C I A LY N N M A LO N E Y

THE DESIGNER

Heart Tangle
Two hearts tangled together make an
interesting quick and easy table topper or
wall hanging that can be pieced in a day.
M AT E R I A L S






7/8 yard burgundy tonal


7/8 yard pink tonal
7/8 yard white solid
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

Cut 1 (93/8" by fabric width) strip.


Subcut into 1 (93/8") square; cut the
square on both diagonals to make
4 H triangles.
Subcut the remainder of the strip into
2 (7") squares; cut each square in half
on 1 diagonal to make 4 I triangles.
Cut 4 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut strips into 4 (3" x 257/8") L strips.

CUTTING

From burgundy tonal:

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

Cut 2 (33/8" by fabric width) strips.


Subcut into 4 (33/8") F squares,
2 (33/8" x 61/4") D rectangles and
2 (33/8" x 91/8") G rectangles.
Cut 2 (3" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 4 (3" x 207/8") J strips.
Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

1. Using a partial seam, sew D to A,


stopping stitching 2" from end of seam
on A as shown in Figure 1; finger-press
stitched end of seam toward D.

From pink tonal:


Cut 2 (33/8" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 4 (33/8") B squares,
2 (33/8" x 61/4") E rectangles,
2 (33/8" x 91/8") C rectangles and
4 (3") M squares.
Cut 4 (41/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 (41/2" x 307/8") N strips
and 2 (41/2" x 387/8") O strips.

From white solid:


Cut 1 (33/8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 5 (33/8") A squares and
4 (3") K squares.

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Quilt Size: 381/2" x 381/2"

5. Complete the first partial seam to


complete the A-D-E unit as shown in
Figure 4; press.

Figure 4

6. Sew A between two B squares and add


C to complete one A-B-C unit as shown in
Figure 5; press seams toward B and then C.
Repeat to make a second unit.

Make 2

Make 2

Figure 5
Figure 2

Figure 1

2. Sew a second D rectangle to the


stitched edge of the A-D unit as shown
in Figure 2; press seam toward D.
3. Sew an E rectangle to the stitched edge
of the A-D unit referring to Figure 3; press.
4. Holding the unstitched end of D out
of the way, stitch an E rectangle to the
remaining edge of A, again referring to
Figure 3; press.

Figure 6

7. Repeat step 6 with A and F squares


and G rectangles to make two A-F-G units
referring to Figure 6.
8. Arrange and join the stitched units in
diagonal rows with the H and I triangles
to make two corner units and the center
row referring to Figure 7; press seams
away from H and toward I.
I

E
E

Figure 3

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2"

Figure 7

I am always fascinated by how fabric


placement can totally change a quilt
design. A solid white background adds a
nice contrast to the careful placement
of two contrasting fabrics to create
a center heart design in this quilt.
Tricia Lynn Maloney

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TRADITIONS

with a twist
9. Join the rows to complete the pieced
center; press seams toward the center row.
10. Sew J strips to opposite sides; press.
Sew a K square to each end of each
remaining J strip and sew these strips
to the top and bottom of the pieced
center; press.
11. Repeat step 10 with L strips and
M squares.

12. Sew N strips to opposite sides and


O strips to the top and bottom of the
pieced center to complete the quilt
top; press.
13. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
14. Quilt as desired.
15. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW
O

L
K

Heart Tangle
Assembly Diagram Approximately 381/2" x 381/2"

Pages 108 & 110

Heart Tangle
Quilting Diagram

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little
PACKAGES

D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY J A C K I E W H I T E

Poinsettias
PRECUT
PERFECT

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

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Magnet Size: 41/2" x 41/2"

Let these gorgeous scrappy refrigerator magnets brighten your


kitchen. Imagine how many you can make from your scraps.

M AT E R I A L S

CO M P L E T I N G T H E M AG N E T S

1. Prepare template for petal using the


pattern given.
2. Pin two red print squares right sides
together. Place the template on top and
trace all around.
3. Sew on the traced line all around. Trim
close to the stitched line; clip into curves.
4. Cut a 1"-long slash through only one
layer of the stitched unit as shown in
Figure 1. Turn right side out through
the slash. Push out corners and press
edges flat.

4 (5") squares red print*


4 (5") squares light green tonal*
Thread
Template material
1 sheet each red and green craft foam
Template material
2 (3/4") round strong magnets
Hot-glue gun
12 (4mm) plastic yellow beads
Basic sewing tools and supplies

*The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake


Fabrics used to make sample.

P O I N S E T T I A S T E M P L AT E

1"

Figure 1

5. With the slit side up, select the


matching color sheet of craft foam. Place
the stitched flower on top of the craft
foam and cut around.
6. Roll two sides in on the craft foam
flower and insert into the slit in the back
of the petal and move around until the
rolled sides have unrolled and lay flat in
the fabric flower.
7. Repeat steps 16 to complete two each
red and green flowers.
8. Pin one red flower on top of one green
flower with slit sides together, offsetting
petals as shown in Figure 2.

Poinsettias
Petal
Cut as per instructions

Figure 2

AVAI LA B L E

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W OU
AY R

UR
YO UILT
Q

WEB
BONUS

Go to QuiltersWorld.com
and FABRIC
log in using your
subscriber
KIT email address or
newsstand code QQ6838
AVAI LA B L E
to download
templates for
easy printing.

ScRa
F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T

AILA BLE

9. Machine-quilt through all layers


referring to Figure 3.

Figure 3

10. Heat iron to the highest cotton


setting with no steam; press flower with
red side up for 15 seconds, moving the
iron constantly.
11. Place the center of the flower over a
round object, such as a golf ball, and hold
for 30 seconds until cool.
12. Stitch six yellow beads to the center,
if desired.
13. Glue magnet to the center of the back
using a hot-glue gun.
14. Repeat steps 813 to make a second
magnet to finish. QW

Y
W OU
AY R

UR
YO UILT
Q

ABRIC
KIT

I had all these boring magnets on


my refrigerator in my kitchen, which is
probably the room in our house most
used by our family. I decided it needed
a bit of life, so I created these fun
fridge magnets. Jackie White

You can change the appearance of these adorable floral


ScRapPRECUT
F Rsimply
magnets
the fabrics. Make these
IE N D by changing
PERFECT
PROJECLTY
flowers in shade of each season. Bring a bit of color to your
personal space.

Poinsettias
Placement Diagram 41/2" x 41/2"
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D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY T R I C I A LY N N M A LO N E Y

Russian Garden
A great focal fabric and row-by-row piecing
will create a quick gift to have on hand.
M AT E R I A L S






1/2 yard large focal print


11/8 yards geometric print
11/3 yards circle print
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

From large focal print:


Cut 1 (121/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 1 (121/2" x 241/2") A rectangle.

referring to Figure 1 for positioning of


squares; press seams toward the L squares.
L

K
L

From circle print:


Cut 10 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 strips each in the following
sizes: 21/2" x 121/2" C, 21/2" x 321/2" F,
21/2" x 201/2" G and 21/2" x 361/2" I.
Subcut into 4 (21/2" x 241/2") B strips.
Subcut remainder of strips into 24
(21/2") L squares.
Cut 5 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.

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

1. Select four K and five L squares.


2. Arrange and join the K and L squares
in three rows of three squares each

Figure 1

3. Join the rows to complete one NinePatch block referring to Figure 1 and the
block drawing; press seams away from
the center row.
4. Repeat steps 13 to complete a total
of four Nine-Patch blocks.

From geometric print:


Cut 11 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 2 strips each 21/2" x 281/2"
D and 21/2" x 161/2" E.
Subcut into 4 strips each 21/2" x 361/2"
H and 21/2" x 241/2" J.
Subcut remainder of strips into 24
(21/2") K squares.

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

Skill Level: Beginner


Quilt Size: 36" x 48"
Block Size: 6" x 6"
Number of Blocks: 4

Nine-Patch
6" x 6" Finished Block
Make 4

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

1. Sew B strips to opposite long sides


of A; press seams toward B.
2. Sew a K square to each end of each
C strip; press seams toward C.
3. Sew the C-K strip to the top and
bottom of the A-B unit; press.
4. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with D and
E strips with L squares.
5. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with F and
G strips and K squares.
6. Sew an I strip between two H strips;
press seams toward I. Repeat. Sew an
I-H strip set to opposite long sides of the
pieced center; press.
7. Sew a B strip between two J strips;
press seams toward B. Repeat to make a
second strip set.
8. Sew a Nine-Patch block to each end
of each B-J strip set referring to the
Assembly Diagram; press.

9. Sew the Nine-Patch/B-J strip sets to the


top and bottom of the pieced center to
complete the quilt top; press.
10. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
11. Quilt as desired.
12. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Russian Garden
Quilting Diagram

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done
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I was inspired to create this quilt design


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book, A Russian Journey in Quilts: The Story
of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff, published by
Kansas City Star Quilts. Eye-popping fabric
can make the most amazing quilts if you give
the fabric the space it needs to shine.
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JUST FOR

kids

D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY S A N D R A L . H ATC H

Crazy-Patchwork
Stocking

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

Create
PRECUT a fun and
PERFECT
stylish stocking for
every family member this
year with your holiday scraps.
Start a new tradition.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner


Stocking Size: 141/2" x 19"

ScRa
F R IE N DpLYPROJEC T

M AT E R I A L S









Scraps coordinating holiday prints


1 fat quarter lime green dot
5/8 yard lining print
5/8 yard red holiday print
2 rectangles cotton batting 18" x 22"
1 (51/2" x 10") rectangle cotton batting
Thread
Gold metallic thread
Paper for pattern
Basic sewing tools and supplies

CUTTING

From scrap coordinating holiday print:


Cut 1 (2" x 7") rectangle for hanging loop.

From lime green dot:


Cut 2 (51/2" x 10") cuff rectangles.

CO M P L E T I N G T H E
C R A Z Y PATC H W O R K

1. Using the toe pattern given, and


referring to Figure 1 on page 119, make a
paper pattern for the stocking shape. Use
a cup or small bowl to create a curved
heel as desired.
2. Cut two pieces of batting using the
stocking pattern; set one aside for
stocking back.

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JUST FOR

kids

191/2"

My first quilt was made with crazy-patchwork


squares. Once in a while its fun to use that technique
to make other things. This Christmas stocking uses lots
of scraps or scrap units left over from other projects.
The contemporary holiday colors of pink and lime
green work with traditional red and green to make a
flashy Christmas stocking. Sandra L. Hatch
10"

Figure 1

3. Select a fabric scrap and pin to the


center area of the batting stocking piece
as shown in Figure 2.

5. Flip the stitched piece to the right side


and press flat. Note: If using polyester
batting, do not touch a hot iron to the batting.
6. Continue to add pieces around the first
piece and on subsequent pieces until the
entire batting stocking piece is covered.
7. Trim excess even with the edges of the
batting stocking shape.
8. Using gold metallic thread in the top
of the machine and all-purpose thread
in the bobbin, machine topstitch along
edges of seams between pieces using a
variety of built-in decorative stitches from
your sewing machine to complete the
stocking front piece.
CO M P L E T I N G T H E S TO C K I N G

Figure 2

4. Select a second scrap longer than the


first and place it right sides together with
the beginning scrap; stitch along one
shared raw edge as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

1. Lay the stitched stocking front right


sides together with the red holiday print
and cut a stocking back piece.
2. Lay the stocking back piece right side
up on the remaining batting piece and
quilt as desired.
3. Place the stocking front right sides
together with the quilted backing piece;
stitch all around, leaving the top edge open.
4. Fold the lining print with right sides
together and cut out two more stocking
shapes using the stocking front as a pattern.
5. Repeat step 3 with lining pieces, except
leave a 4" opening in the bottom of the
stocking to use for turning later.
6. Clip curves and turn stitched units right
side out; press edges at seams flat.
7. Place a 51/2" x 10" cuff piece right side
up on the same-size batting piece; place
the remaining cuff piece right sides

together with the fabric piece. Stitch


around three sides, leaving the top 10"
edge open as shown in Figure 4; trim
batting close to stitching.
10"

Figure 4

8. Turn right side out; press flat. Topstitch


3/8" from edge using gold metallic thread.
Topstitch a second line 3/8" from the
first line.
9. Pin the cuff to the top edge of the
stocking front with raw edges even; baste
to hold in place.
10. To make hanging loop, fold 2" x 7"
strip in half with right sides together
along length and stitch to make a tube as
shown in Figure 5. Turn right side out and
press flat with seam at the side.
1 4
/

"

Figure 5

11. Fold the tube to make the hanging


loop and pin to the heel side of the top
corner of the stocking next to the cuff
piece as shown in Figure 6; baste to hold
in place.

Figure 6

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JUST FOR

kids

C R A Z Y - PATC H W O R K
S TO C K I N G T E M P L AT E

AVAI LA B L E

Figure 7

Crazy-Patchwork Stocking
Stocking Toe Pattern

Crazy Patchwork Stocking


Placement Diagram 141/2" x 19"

Heres a Tip

Use leftover strip-pieced units to


add small pieced units to the crazypatchwork mix. This allows you to
cover a larger area at one time while
using up more scraps from your stash.

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12. Turn lining wrong side out. Place the


stocking shell inside the lining with right
sides together; pin to hold. Stitch around
top edge.
13. Turn right side out through the
opening in the bottom of the stocking
lining; stitch opening closed. Push lining
into stocking and smooth. Press top edge
and topstitch through stocking layers, not
including cuff and loop in the stitching as
shown in Figure 7. QW

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THE HOUSE

D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY S A N D R A L . H ATC H

Starry Snowball
Runner
S P E C I F I C AT I O N S

Showcase a holiday print fabric in this lovely


table runner and again in fabrics for everyday
living. This project is perfect for both.

Skill Level: Beginner


Runner Size: 44" x 16"
Block Size: 12" x 12" Finished
Number of Blocks: 3

M AT E R I A L S









1/3 yard green/gold metallic print*


3/8 yard coordinating stripe*
3/8 yard Christmas floral*
1/2 yard cream/gold print*
5/8 yard burgundy paisley*
Backing to size
Batting to size
Thread*
Gold metallic thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies

*Holiday Flourish fabric collection from


Robert Kaufman and Star Machine
Quilting thread from Coats distributed
by YLI used to make sample.

CUTTING

From burgundy paisley:


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

1. Draw a diagonal line from corner to


corner on the wrong side of 24 D squares
and each B and E square.
2. Referring to Figure 1, place a marked
D square right sides together on one end
of a C rectangle and stitch on the marked
line; trim seam to 1/4". Press D to the
right side.

From coordinating stripe:


Cut 4 (21/4" by fabric width) binding strips.
From Christmas floral:
Cut 1 (81/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 3 (81/2") A squares.

From cream/gold print:


Cut 3 (21/2" by fabric width) strips.
Subcut into 36 (21/2") D squares.
Cut 1 (27/8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 12 (27/8") E squares.

/4"

/4"

Make 12
D

Starry Snowball
12" x 12" Finished Block
Make 3

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

Subcut into 12 (21/2") B squares.


Cut 1 (27/8" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 12 (27/8") F squares.
Cut 1 (121/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 10 (21/2" x 121/2") G strips.

From green/gold metallic print:


Cut 1 (41/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 12 (21/2" x 41/2") C rectangles.
Cut 1 (21/2" by fabric width) strip.
Subcut into 8 (21/2") H squares.

Figure 1

3. Repeat step 2 on the opposite end of


C to complete one C-D unit again
referring to Figure 1.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to complete a
total of 12 C-D units.
5. Referring to Figure 2, place a marked
E square right sides together with an
F square; stitch 1/4" on each side of the
marked line. Cut apart on the marked

line and press the units open with seam


toward E to complete two E-F units.
F

/4"

Make 24
E

Figure 2

6. Repeat step 5 to complete a total of


24 E-F units.
7. Referring to Figure 3, place a marked
B square on each corner of A and
stitch on the marked lines; trim seam
allowances to 1/4" and press B to the right
side to complete an A-B unit.
/4"

Make 3
B

Figure 3

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8. Repeat step 7 to make a total of three
A-B units.
9. To complete one Starry Snowball block,
select one A-B unit, four C-D units, eight
E-F units and four D squares.
10. Sew an E-F unit to opposite short
ends of a C-D unit to complete a side row
referring to Figure 4; press seams toward
the C-D units. Repeat to make a total of
four side rows.

to complete one block; press seams away


from the center row.

Figure 4

Figure 6

11. Sew a D square to each end of two


side rows to complete the top and
bottom rows referring to Figure 5; press
seams toward D.

13. Repeat steps 912 to complete a total


of three Starry Snowball blocks.
H

CO M P L E T I N G T H E R U N N E R

1. Join the three Starry Snowball blocks


with four G strips to complete the runner
center; press seams toward G.
2. Join three G strips with four H squares
to make a border strip; press seams
toward G. Repeat to make a second
border strip.
3. Sew a border strip to opposite sides of
the pieced center to complete the runner
top; press.
4. Create a quilt sandwich referring to
Quilting Basics on page 126.
5. Quilt as desired.
6. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on
page 126 to finish. QW

Figure 5

12. Referring to Figure 6, sew a side row


to opposite sides of the A-B unit to make
the center row; press seams toward the
A-B unit. Add the top and bottom rows

Starry Snowball Runner


Assembly Diagram 44" x 16"

I love holiday colors and often find


fabrics I like so much I have to design
something in which to use them. This runner
is one of those projects. Sandra L. Hatch

Starry Snowball Runner


Quilting Diagram

Heres a Tip

The center of the Starry Snowball


block is the perfect place to showcase
a panel or other print with large
motifs. Fussy-cutting specific motifs
for the 81/2" center square requires
a bit more fabric, but its worth the
effort and expense when you find the
perfect fabric.

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Quilting Basics
The following is a reference guide. For more information,
consult a comprehensive quilting book.
BASIC TECHNIQUES
Appliqu
Fusible Appliqu
All templates in Quilters 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 " seam allowance for all stitching
unless otherwise instructed.
Use a short-to-medium stitch length.
Make sure your seams are accurate.

Q U I LT I N G TO O L S & S U P P L I E S





126

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 manufacturers instructions.
2. Cut the appliqu pieces out on the
traced lines, remove paper backing and
fuse to the background referring to the
appliqu motif given.
3. Finish appliqu raw edges with a
straight, satin, blanket, zigzag or blindhem machine stitch with matching or
invisible thread.
Turned-Edge Appliqu
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 appliqu shape.
4. Referring to the appliqu motif, pin or
baste appliqu 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 Quilters 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.
/4"

Figure 1

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"

Figure 3

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).

Figure 44
Figure

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).

Figure
Figure 77

7. Fold binding to quilt back and stitch in


place by hand or machine to complete
your quilt.
Q U I LT I N G T E R M S
Appliqu: Adding fabric motifs to
a foundation fabric by hand or machine (see Appliqu 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 128), 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 quilts design
composition. Blocks can be pieced,
appliqud or solid and are usually
square or rectangular in shape.

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Border: The frame of a quilts 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.

crosswise grain

selvageselvage

selvageselvage

lengthwise
lengthwise
grain grain

crosswise grain

as

bi
as

bi

Straight & Bias Grain Lines


Straight & Bias Grain Lines

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.

Meandering
MeanderingStitch
Stitch
in the
in ditch
the ditch
Meandering
Stitch-in-the-ditch
Meandering
MeanderingStitch
Stitch
in the
in ditch
the ditch

3
4

Foundation Piecing

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Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel
Channel

Outline
Outline
Outline
Outline
Outline

Quilt Sandwich: A layer of insulating


material between a quilts 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 appliqu 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

Project

Gallery

Scrappy Quilters Bowl, 10

Craft Box, 14

Meli Melo, 18

Twist & Turn, 22

BFF & LOL Ornaments, 28

Time to Sew!, 36

Angels in Red, 40

Cuppa Coaster, 46

Tea for Two, 61

Pinwheel Pizzazz, 71

Elephant Walk, 76

On a Snowy Evening, 82

E-Reader Tech Bag, 88

Waves, 91

Diamonds in the
Rough, 105

Heart Tangle, 108

Poinsettias, 112

Russian Garden, 115

Crazy-Patchwork
Stocking, 117

Twisted Gift Bags, 25

Starry Snowball
Runner, 122

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inspiration
PAGE

D E S I G N E D & Q U I LT E D BY K AT H Y M C N E I L

My Venetian
A 40th anniversary trip to the magical city of Venice
was the inspiration for this fabulous memory quilt made by
Kathy McNeil. It measures 41" x 45" and was made with a
combination of several techniques. Hand appliqu, machine
and hand embroidery, embellishments, trapunto and machine quilting are just a few of the many techniques used.
Kathy is an internationally award-winning quilt artist,

judge, teacher and designer. Sewing thousands of little


scraps of fabric together by hand, she creates quilts that
look like paintings. Her pictorial and traditional quilts are
frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars
and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private
collections. Contact Kathy at www.kathymcneilquilts.com
for more information. QW

Quilters World would like to invite you to submit inspirational pieces for others to see. If you have an exceptional quilt
you would like to share on our new Inspiration Page, please send a photo of the quilt and a short statement about the quilt
to: editor@QuiltersWorld.com.
If your quilt is selected, you will be contacted about how to submit the original quilt with a short biography and a
paragraph about what inspired you to make your quilt.

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