- Up Front - November/December 2011

- Up Front - November/December 2011

Best Ever Holiday Patterns and Gift Ideas

Get ready for the winter holidays with enchanting felted wool ornaments, last-minute gifts to make from your stash, a Hanukkah banner, and more holiday and winter themed lap, bed and wall quilts. Make modern whimsical stockings, then watch the Web Bonus demonstration video to see how to make yo-yos to embellish the stockings. Learn how to make cuddly chenille scarves from quilters' cottons, and try a fast, easy technique to combine appliqué and quilting in the same step. America the Beautiful 2011 series quilt pattern concludes. 20 terrific projects in all, from modern to classic!

Editor's Letter

Editor-in-Chief Beth Hayes talks about the season of giving.

Quilter to Quilter

Vernon Silver Star Quilters guild shares four of their member's versions of Scrappy Star Sampler from McCall's Quilting America Quilts for Christmas, 2010. See readers' versions of Roberts's Floral Garden, Antique Rose, and Jeweled Forest. Click Quilter to Quilter to take a look!


The Ultimate Repro by Margo Krager of ReproductionFabrics.com, Big Apple Must-See at The ArtQuilt Gallery•NYC, More Quilting Fun than Ever Before!

Fresh Picks

NEW! Click Fresh Picks to see highlights of our editors' newest favorite finds.


If you could spend a week with a nationally known quilt designer, who would it be, and what would you like to learn?

Layer, baste, quilt!

Sherri Bain Driver gives you tips on quilting with yarn.

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What's happening on our website:

Facebook Fabric Giveaway:

  1. "Like" us on facebook (you must have a facebook account).
  2. Leave a comment on our Editors' Blog telling us you've done so between October 1 and November 30, 2011, and you'll be automatically entered for a chance to win this scruptious pack of 9 cotton velveteen fat quarters from Windham Fabrics. Winner will be randomly selected from all qualifying entries on December 1, 2011, and will be announced in our Editors' Blog, as well as on facebook®.
Facebook Fabric Giveaway contest ended 11/30/11 - thanks for playing, and congratulations to our winner, Tracy Johnson!


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