Get ready for some serious fall sewing, Quiltmaker’s September/October ’17 issue hits newsstands this coming week! Learn something new, such as curved or string piecing, while making thrilling Halloween designs. Are you looking for a creative and improvisational project but struggle with making a plan? No plan, no problem! We offer inspiring tips on how to make improvisational piecing easy and fun. Continue your quilting journey by following along with Managing Editor Tricia Patterson and longarm professional ZJ Humbach as they offer inspiring tips on finishing your quilting projects on domestic and longarm machines.
Hocus Pocus: Get into the Halloween spirit with this Spook-tacular design. Follow along with Content Director Carolyn Beam as she demonstrates curved piecing step-by-step. This twin size quilt finishes at 68”x 88” and would be beautiful in a variety of fabrics.
Let’s take a look inside at a few more quilt patterns:
Around Town: Transport your little one around town wrapped in this quilt to see these exciting vehicles on the road and in the air. Denise Stark, Quiltmaker Art Director, designed all of the vehicle blocks in this quilt for Quitlmaker’s 100 Blocks. This is a perfect throw size quilt for a young child, finishing at 54”x 54”.
Punkin Patch: Enjoy fall all year round with this delightful, scrappy pumpkin quilt! Bonnie Hunter’s charming pumpkin patch reflects her fun and festive scrappy style, all while busting your stash for this 56”x 70” design.
Tumbling Tiles: Time to get creative with this enchanting quilt. Finishing at 42”x 58”, this quilt has a variety of different sized Courthouse Steps blocks in a unique on-point setting. The blocks are quilted using embroidery floss and a large running stitch. The cream background is quilted with an assortment of hand-drawn motifs stitched in red.
Spook Out: Get ready for Trick-or-Treaters with Margie Ullery’s whimsical wall quilt. This boo-rific wall hanging is a perfect addition to your Halloween decorations. Finishing at 14”x 27”, this wall hanging takes a small amount of scraps to make and is quickly finished with fusible applique. Kits are available.
Jamaican Stars: Stitch this vibrant collection of stars from an assortment of pretty batiks or prints. This stunning beginner friendly quilt is pre-cut friendly, using 2 ½” strips and finishes at 86”x 86”. Need a smaller project? Try the bonus mini quilt Sizzle Stars. Kits are available.
Browse our online gallery to preview all the quilt patterns included in this issue.
We are giving away print copies of Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct ’17 to three lucky winners!
Leave a comment about what you find most inspiring from the Sept/Oct ’17 issue preview, by midnight August 31st. Winners will be chosen and notified on Tuesday, August 1st.
Winner’s of the Sept/Oct ’17 giveaway are: Ria van Duuren, Pauline Sawatsky and Nancy A. Winners have been notified by email.
The Quiltmaker Team