Quiltmakers Jan/Feb Highlights

The Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker is now available and its a beauty!

Dont you just love it when a new magazine comes out and its cover is fresh and clean and completely inspiring?! We sure do, and this one fits the bill.

See the top right corner with the big THREE-O? Thats right, Quiltmaker turns 30 in 2012 and were planning all kinds of things in celebration. There will be a special quilt, special remakes of classic QM patterns, interviews with special people and more. Its going to be a great year.

coverdown1 Quiltmakers Jan/Feb HighlightsSee the top left corner where it says New!? Thats because we have a new Project Linus pattern in this issue. Heres a little preview.

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A portion of Up, Up and Away; fabrics by Timeless Treasures.

Its called Up, Up and Away and this year, I had the privilege of designing it. The brightly-colored fabrics are from Timeless Treasures, arent they perfect?

For more than a decade now, we have annually designed a foundation-pieced pattern and made it available free.

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Here’s the whole quilt with the cutest little boy getting some tummy time

Anyone, anywhere is invited to use the free pattern for a charity quilt for Project Linus or any other good cause.

All of the patterns from past years are also online, and they are all free. The patterns make great baby quilts for your favorite little people, too. Here are previews of two more.

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Dances with Waves was the 2010 Project Linus pattern. Find it free online.

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Kite ‘n’ Kaboodle was the 2009 Project Linus pattern. It is free online.Play Ball! was the 2008 Project Linus pattern. It is also free online.

Are you inspired to sew yet?! I sure am!

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Prickly Patch

Other Jan/Feb highlights include the next pattern in the Patch Pals Collection. This guy is called Prickly Patchhes a hedgehog! His name may be Prickly but he is definitely warm and fuzzy! We have convenient kits for him, too.

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Hearts Afloat from the Jan/Feb Quiltmaker cover

And how about that Valentine cover quilt? Hearts Afloat makes mine go pitter patter! The fabrics are Smitten by Barb Tourtillotte for Clothworks.

Those are just a few of the things to like in this issue. Pour a cup of coffee and browse your copy today!

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