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Medium 9781571209603


Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub


Crib: 40″ × 50″

Lap: 50″ × 60″

Twin: 70″ × 90″

Queen: 96″ × 96″

Pinwheels, already a bit of a whimsical pattern, have in this version finally come unstuck entirely and flown away under their own power.

Fabrics from 3 different colorways are used in the pinwheels. Each colorway has 3–5 different prints using similar colors while still contrasting with each other. (They should contrast with the other colorways but not too much within the colorway.)

The neutral fabric used in the pinwheels can be a solid or a subtle print. It should contrast with all colorways and the background.

The background fabric can be a solid or a subtle tone-on-tone print. It should contrast with all colorways and the neutral in the pinwheels. If you are making the lap-, twin-, or queen-size, avoid large, bold, or other prints that will make the seams obvious when pieced.


An Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter makes cutting circles easy (see Resources, page 63).

∗Minimum 40½″ wof (width of fabric) required.

∗wof = width of fabric ∗∗Background assembly instructions follow.

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Medium 9781617452826


Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

PIECED BY Emily Breclaw
QUILTED BY Amy Jameson

Kites in the background blocks accent the prismatic effect of the bejeweled sprockets scattered on this lap-size quilt.


DARK BLUE: ¼ yard

DARK PINK: ¼ yard


DARK GREEN: ¼ yard


LIGHT BLUE: ¼ yard

LIGHT PINK: ¼ yard




LIGHT GRAY: 1⅝ yards

ASSORTED GRAYS: To total 1¾ yards

BORDERS: ⅞ yard

BACKING: 3¾ yards

BINDING: ⅝ yard

BATTING: 65˝ × 76˝


Use the 3˝ hexagon family of patterns. Refer to Cutting and Preparing Patchesas needed.


•Cut 1 strip 3⅛˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 6 thirds.

•Cut 1 strip 213/16˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 15 kites.


•Cut 1 strip 3⅛˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 6 thirds.

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Medium 9781607059974

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Finished Size: 9˝ × 10˝

What Do I Need?

Various sizes of fabric scraps

⅓ yard of Peltex One-sided Fusible 71F interfacing (very stiff)

5˝ × 5˝ mirror plate or thrifted small mirror (You can find mirror plates in the candle section of arts and crafts stores.)

9˝ × 10˝ piece of felt

Approximately 15˝ of thick twine for hanging

Bright fun-colored thread

Hot glue gun

Cardstock or cardboard

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using a hot glue gun

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of fusible interfacing each to measure 9˝ × 10˝.

2.Cut a few strips of fabric in different widths between 1˝ and 2½˝ and several inches long. You won’t need to worry about exact widths or lengths at this point. We will be following the idea of a Log Cabin quilting block for this. We will be working from a central piece and then adding strips to build outward.

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Medium 9781617450426

Bonus: Simple Fix for Mending Jeans

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Bonus Tutorial

Simple Fix for Mending Jeans

This tutorial is the most popular one on my blog, and I’ve used this essential technique many, many times on several pairs of jeans. Here’s a summary of my Simple Fix for Mending Jeans, plus some tips on how to use it for particularly tricky holes.

We all have favorite jeans, the pair that is so perfectly worn in that you can’t duplicate the softness and fit—but what happens when you wear a hole through them? It’s time to do a little patchwork.

You Will Need:

•Beloved jeans with a hole

•Thread to match the denim color

•Fusible interfacing—enough to cover holes

•Standard sewing supplies

Get It Done

1. Gather your interfacing. I recommend the nicer polyester Pellon type. Scraps from larger projects work well for this.

2. Turn the jeans inside out and assess the damage. Cut a piece of interfacing large enough to generously cover the hole and place it on top.

3. Set the iron for cotton and fuse the interfacing to the inside of the jeans. Make sure the entire hole is covered. If the jeans have spandex in them or are stretched out around the hole, you may want to pin them to the ironing board when you press the interfacing so you maintain the original shape of the jeans leg.

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Medium 9781617450150

Pocket Pals

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Pocket Pals

Finished Size: Pocket: approximately 4˝ × 4˝; pals: 2˝–3˝ × 3˝–3½˝

Always have a friend in tow with a playful Pocket Pal. These pals travel well in their very own keepsake pocket. Take any simple outfit, attach a pocket with a pal inside, and away your little one goes!


Quilting-weight cotton: ⅛ yard, a fat eighth, or a fat quarter

Wool-blend felt: 1 sheet 12˝ × 18˝ each of a variety of colors for pals

Stuffing material: very small amount for each pal

All-purpose sewing thread in coordinating colors

8½˝ × 11˝ paper: 1 sheet for each template (pocket or pal)

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

Appliqué glue (I like Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.)

Hand-sewing and embroidery needles

Embroidery floss or crewel wool that coordinates with felt

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Medium 9781607059912

Drop of Golden Sun

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 63½˝ × 63½˝



By Karen Anderson-Abraham

This quilt was such fun to create! I love how it allows the quilter to combine improv design, my personal first love in quilting, with some more precise and measured sewing techniques in the wonky stars and the clean overall construction of the quilt itself. I really enjoy the whimsy of the stars contrasted with the super clean, modern minimalism of the rest of the design.



Note: Specific fabric names/colors are included, but feel free to select different fabrics/colors.

Dark green (Kona Everglade) solid: 4½ yards for background

Light gray (Kona Ash) solid: 1¼ yard for borders

Variety of coordinating fabrics: ½–¾ yard for wonky stars

Variety of coordinating color fabric scraps (yellow, teals, blues, grays, lilacs, pinks, white): Use remaining fabric from wonky star blocks and small scraps from stash for center medallion and improv border bits

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Medium 9781571204042

Pony Express Star

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF

I love this block! The Pony

Express Star uses six fat quarters to create a 36-patch square in the center of each star. The fabrics are staggered in a Streak of Lightning format. Sashing with cornerstones separates the blocks.

A theme is a great starting point for this project. My quilt Deputy

Sheriff is a reminder of my visit to a guild in San Antonio, Texas. My daughter, Adrienne, and I also visited the Alamo, and the fabrics

I used reflect the history of the era.

For a while, I considered calling my quilt Texas Ranger, but my husband, the sheriff of our county, insisted on its current title.


Fat quarters require 171⁄2˝ × 20˝ of usable fabric. All other yardages are based on 40˝-wide fabric. See

Creative Options (page 68) for additional border options.

■ Fat quarters of 6 assorted

fabrics for block centers

■ 1 yard of fabric for star points

■ 2 yards of fabric for block backgrounds

■ 7⁄8 yard of fabric for sashing

■ 1⁄4 yard of fabric for lattice cornerstones

■ 1 yard each of 2 fabrics for outer border

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Medium 9781617455063

Diamond Feathers

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub


Feathered Center Diamond

The Feathered Center Diamond is a fun, playful design that works for many different types of quilts.

tip My favorite curved rulers for machine quilting and marking are the curved templates available at The Quilted Pineapple (thequiltedpineapple.com). I have the complete set because they are so useful for so many block sizes.

STEP 1 Use a water-soluble marker to mark the center point on all four sides of the block. Use those marks to draw straight lines horizontally and vertically through the center of the block. Then mark curved lines from center point to center point.

STEP 2 Start quilting at the bottom of the block. Stitch along the curved lines from point to point.

STEP 3 Start stitching feathers at the bottom on the left side of the curved line. Continue stitching the outside feathers around the entire block.

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Medium 9781611690477

Roll Roll, Cotton Boll

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Roll Roll, Cotton Boll


One October morning my hubby Dave and I were driving from Smithfield, Va. back to our home in Wallburg, N.C., just outside of Winston Salem. We happened to be stuck on an impassable stretch of country road, following a truck just packed with cotton bales. I watched stray fluffs of raw cotton dropping and rolling off the back of that truck for miles – finding their place to land at the side of the road, leaving a path of cotton trailing behind. These blocks with their directional triangles remind me of the motion of those cotton bolls – watch them roll!

Fabric Requirements

5 yards of light/neutral scraps and strings. Look for a wide variety of prints, stripes, plaids and novelties ranging from white to cream to beige to tan. May include small figures, leaves and flowers as long as the fabric ground reads as neutral.

1 ¾ yards of red print for blocks

2 yards of pink scraps for block centers and pieced border

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Medium 9781617452826

Meteor Shower

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

MADE BY Emily Breclaw

Fabrics: Laurel Burch for Clothworks

This wallhanging highlights the fun ways you can manipulate hexagons when combining singles and sprockets. The diamonds radiating from the center could never touch point to side like this in a traditional Tumbling Blocks quilt. Use a gradation of colors for the diamonds to create an illusion of depth and movement.


BLUE: 2⅝ yards


WHITE: ⅜ yard

YELLOW: ¼ yard

ORANGE: ¼ yard


DARK PINK: ¼ yard

BORDERS: ⅝ yard

BACKING: 3⅓ yards

BINDING: ½ yard

BATTING: 60˝ × 61˝


Use the 3˝ hexagon family of patterns. In the instructions that follow, large shapes measure 3˝ on a side and small shapes measure 1½˝ on a side. Refer to Cutting and Preparing Patchesas needed.


•Cut 8 strips 5¾˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 44 large hexagons.

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Medium 9781935362593

World Events

Julia Icenogle Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Mrs. Bobbins likes to keep up on what’s happening in the world, and sometimes a little quilt flair sneaks in!

“3 minutes, 23 seconds…and she’s on pace to shatter the Olympic record!”

Doing her part to stimulate the economy, Mrs. Bobbins engages in another wild night of online shopping.

“I’ll vote for any candidate that supports my right to carry a concealed seam ripper.”

The year the Quilt Guild was in charge of the Westridge precinct.


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Medium 9781571208330

December—Tree Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Tree Quilt, 20½˝ × 28½˝, made by Kim Schaefer, quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

    yard total assorted golds for pieced background

    yard total assorted reds for pieced border and appliqué pieces

   ½ yard green for tree

    yard total assorted greens for presents

   Scraps of light for pot and bows

   Scrap of gold for star

   Scrap of brown for trunk

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1 yard paper-backed fusible web

   10 buttons (optional)

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P12. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

Cut 15 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted tans for the pieced background.

Cut 20 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted reds for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–14.

Cut 3 each of appliqué pieces 15 and 16.

Cut 17 of appliqué piece 17.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

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Medium 9781571206220

Four Square

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZES: 10″ × 10″, 5″ × 5″ FINISHED LAP QUILT: 79½″ × 79½″

Rich, textured solids in a variety of colors make this quilt lusciously vibrant. The pieced border frames the quilt top for a traditional look. Leave off the border for a more modern-looking quilt top.

4¼ yards total assorted brights for pieced blocks

¾ yard teal for inner border

1¾ yards total assorted brights for pieced border blocks

1⅛ yards brown for lattice in pieced border

7¼ yards backing and binding

84″ × 84″ batting

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced blocks:

36 squares 3½″ × 3½″

72 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

144 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

144 rectangles 1½″ × 7½″

72 rectangles 2″ × 10½″

Cut from the teal for the inner border:

2 strips 3″ × 60½″ for the side borders*

2 strips 3″ × 65½″ for the top and bottom borders*

* Cut 7 strips 3″ × fabric width, piece the strips end to end (see page 9), and cut the border pieces.

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced border blocks:

144 squares 1½″ × 1½″

192 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

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Medium 9781617450150

Go Fish Mobile

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Go Fish Mobile

Finished Size: Approximately 25˝ × 28˝

Watching fish swim is known to have a calming effect on a person’s mood, so let’s go fish! I list the lengths of the finished mobile strings just as a basic reference point. Don’t worry about matching the exact measurements of the sample. There are no hard-and-fast rules here…just have fun with it!


Quilting cotton: 2 fat eighths in coordinating colors

fast2fuse HEAVY double-sided fusible interfacing: 1 sheet

Coordinating thread

8½˝ × 11˝ copier/printer paper: 1 sheet

Fabric-marking pen (Always test on a scrap of fabric before using. I recommend FriXion pens.)

¼˝-diameter wooden dowel (4 lengths needed):

A: 1 piece 13˝

B: 1 piece 9˝

C: 1 piece 6½˝

D: 1 piece 5˝

Hand drill with 5/64˝ (0.078125˝) drill bit

12-pound fishing line

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Medium 9781571205797

Everlasting Tree

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF



6¾˝ × 8¼˝




Full-size Everlasting Tree foundation pattern is on the pullout. Note: Foundation is rotated 90° after sewing is completed.

Portal, 11½˝ × 13˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Fabric Requirements

Dark purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Cream: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Teal print: 1⁄8 yard or scraps


Pale purple print: ⁄8 yard or scraps


Dark purple print: ⁄8 yard or scraps

Mottled: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Turquoise inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Dark green outer border: 1⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄8 yard

Cutting Instructions

There is no quilt layout diagram for this miniature. As you place your triangle patches, alternate light and dark.


Sashing strips

You may want to add an extra ½˝ to each half-square triangle strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Pale purple print: Cut a strip

11⁄4˝ × 83⁄4˝.

Trim the half-square triangle dog ears using either The Ruler Method:

Trimming Half-Square Triangles, page 50, or the ¾˝ Finished Half-Square

Triangle patch template on the pullout.

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