New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August ’17

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QM1708 COVER 500 New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Quiltmaker July/August 2017 | On the cover: Sweet Twisters designed by Denise Russart

Quiltmaker’s July/August 2017 issue hits newsstands soon, and this issue is sizzling! Seriously, just look at that red-hot cover. Isn’t it a beauty? This edition is chock-full of 14 fun new quilt patterns to keep you busy all summer long (and then some). Sew a darling little summer camper, or get a jump start on winter sewing with two different holiday designs. Combine a flowering vine with pieced stars, or try your hand at foundation piecing miniature Flying Geese. We also have coloring pages so you can design your own color palettes and a new Bonnie Hunter block. Plus, continue with managing editor Tricia Patterson’s journey into learning to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine, and learn different methods for loading a quilt on a longarm machine with ZJ Humbach.

Sweet Twisters:  The sparkling cover quilt designed by Denise Russart is a great project for batiks or any scraps you’ve been saving! The wall quilt pattern finishes at 36″ x 36″, and we’ve also included an alternate size chart to make a throw, twin or king-size quilt.

Let’s take a look inside at a few more of the quilt patterns:

QM1708 GARDEN 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Garden Path Daisies quilt

Garden Path Daisies: An appliqued flowering vine is the perfect addition to the collection of stars featured on this quilt designed by the team at Bound to Be Quilting. The enchanting and easy-to-make design finishes at 61″ x 78″. Kits are available.

QM1708 BACK 450flat New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Back Track quilt pattern

Back Track: Dig into your stash to make this quick and easy throw quilt designed by Scott Flanagan. The finished size is 70″ x 94″. For some extra fun, we’ve also included a pattern for Mini Tracks, a wall-sized version that finishes at 28 1/2″ x 37 1/2″.

QM1708 CAMPER 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Happy Camper quilt pattern

Happy Camper: Terri Vanden Bosch brings the magic of camping to this special appliquéd wall quilt. Isn’t it sweet? It finishes at 16″ x 16″ and a kit is available.

QM1708 SANTA 450flat New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Santa Crossing quilt pattern

Santa Crossing: Get a head start on your holiday quilting with this creative quilt designed by Wendy Sheppard. The finished size is 69″ x 83″. Kits are available! Bonus: Get to know Wendy in our designer spotlight featured with the pattern in this issue.

QM1708 BERRY 450style New Issue: Quiltmaker July/August 17

Berry Mint Starburst quilt pattern

Berry Mint Starburst: This quilt designed by Pam Boswell is bursting with texture! From florals to plaids, Pam’s fabric choices work perfectly with the design. It’s based on a single block design using only two patch sizes; the blocks are placed in different orientations to create a unique overall arrangement. The quilt finishes at 80″ x 80″.

Browse our online gallery to preview all the quilt patterns included in this issue.

Keep an eye out for the issue at newsstands! Print and digital copies will also be available soon in our online shop. You can also subscribe to Quiltmaker and never miss an issue.

Happy Quilting,
Natalie

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Quilty Pleasures Blog

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First, the crotch height is um, high. Like, the highest draft I’ve ever seen. This almost reached to the bottom of my bra. I don’t understand it. At all. How can the draft be this high? Can you see the faint white chalk marks where the rear pockets go? The pocket flap would start on my back!!
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Look, you can actually see the bottom of my black and white sports bra. The top of the pants go way above my ribs. And the seam allowances are 3/8” on this pattern. Even if you took that into account, the height on these is crazy.
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So then I had an ah-ha moment. Maybe it’s NOT the pattern. Maybe I need to make a larger size? And pull them down more?? Maybe my hips are not letting the fabric settle down where it should be? So I loosened the pins holding the CF together and ended up with the weirdest low, pointy crotch ever. No, it’s not me. It’s definitely the pattern. When it is pulled up to rib-ville, the crotch curve actually fits okay. At least, it really felt like that is where it is supposed to be.
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On the plus side, I used crappy muslin fabric and didn’t spend too much time on this.
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Anyone want to buy a pattern? I won’t be using it. I bought it because I love my Jalie Vanessa pants (which I’m wearing right now) and thought these might be similar. Hahahhahahahahhaa. Maybe, instead, I will add the details I like (the pieced and topstitched legs and the large pockets) to my Jalie pants instead. They never let me down. The Hot Patterns tally is 1 for 2 now. I have one more pattern to try out. Oh, and I did email Hot Patterns last week about the missing pattern piece on my HP t-shirt. No response. It’s been a week.

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