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Medium 9781607059714

No Longer Disposable

Montilone, Jenelle C&T Publishing ePub

NO LONGER DISPOSABLE

Do your little bit of good where you are. It’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
— Desmond Tutu —

I don’t recall being taught to recycle or reuse. My first introduction to the concept was sometime in elementary school when as first graders we would collect paper for recycling throughout the school. It was one of those privileges you were given to leave the classroom with a buddy … unsupervised by the teachers! Even then I didn’t actually understand what it all meant.

My commitment to reuse before recycling is something that is practiced daily in my home. It’s my hope for my children, your family, and future generations alike that we’re able to instill the values and ideas now so that it’s not a habit that needs to be learned—it becomes their way of life.

I’ve included simple and fun ways to practice in your everyday lives and create a happy and healthy home in this last section of projects.

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Medium 9781571209603

Trip Around the World

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED QUILT SIZE

72″ × 84″

The traditional Trip Around the World is striking but a touch too straightforward. Add in a few more worlds, though, and things start to get interesting.

Pick 3 contrasting colorways. Within each colorway, select 4 prints that vary slightly for texture. Solids or very small prints work best for this quilt.

Cut each fabric into the specified number of 2½″-wide strips. Subcut the 2½″ strips into second-cut pieces, cutting the longest pieces first, then the next longest, and so on until all the pieces have been cut.

∗wof = width of fabric

1. Working with the pieces of the first section shown in the quilt assembly diagram (below), sew each row together. When all 7 rows of the first section are complete, sew the rows together. Press the seams open as you go along. Be careful to line up the ends of the rows so the section stays rectangular.

Note: It’s important to have an accurate ¼″ seam when sewing the rows so the quilt doesn’t end up skewed. Make sure you don’t pull the fabric when pressing.

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Medium 9781571205797

Diagonal Rows

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

DIAGONAL ROWS

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7˝ × 8˝

◆ TIME:

3

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Cream: ⁄ yard or scraps

Pale green: ⁄ yard or scraps

Light brown: ⁄ yard or scraps

Four dark browns: ⁄ yard or scraps of each

Dark brown inner border: ⁄ yard

Light to medium green outer border: ⁄ yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: ⁄ yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the Pyramid

Triangle—Diagonal Rows variation, right.

Patches

You may want to add an extra ½˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Cut a 1½˝ × 2˝ rectangle for each patch. Use the Pyramid Triangle patch template on the pullout to trim the rectangles to size.

Cream (H, M): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 32˝. Crosscut into 16 patches.

Light brown (A, B, I, L, S, T):

Cut a strip 1½˝ × 44˝. Crosscut into

22 patches.

November Rain, 11¾˝ × 12¾˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Dark brown (G, N): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 28˝. Crosscut into 14 patches.

Pale green (C, F, O, R): Cut a strip 1½˝ × 36˝. Crosscut into 18 patches.

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Medium 9781571205520

Neapolitan

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

25⁄8 yards total of each of 3 different colorways for the

Nine-Patch blocks and squares (use assorted fabrics; minimum 1⁄4-yard cuts)

Making the Strip Sets

1. Treat each colorway of assorted strips as if it were a

1

⁄2 yard for first border

single fabric. In order for the quilt to be truly scrappy, you will be making more strip sets than usual and will have leftover portions. Don’t try to plan it too much— just let it be very scrappy.

3 yards for outer border

2. For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the

8 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)

11⁄2˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

3

⁄4 yard for binding

Batting: 94˝ × 106˝

Cutting

Refer to Measure Twice, Cut Once, pages 9–10.

From each of the 3 colorways:

Cut 36 assorted strips 11⁄2˝ × width of fabric, for

Nine-Patch blocks.

(Note: Make the Nine-Patch blocks first and measure the blocks before cutting the squares; see Measuring the

Squares, page 13.)

Cut 9 assorted strips 31⁄2˝ × width of fabric. Cut into 31⁄2˝ × 31⁄2˝ squares as follows:

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Medium 9781607054863

Cell Service

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

70″ × 75″

This large lap quilt is perfect for cuddling under while on the couch. The bright colors have a strong impact and complement a room with simple, contemporary design.

The big panels of fabric that make up this quilt cause it to sew up quickly and easily. Make sure you cut carefully so that the design lines up correctly.

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (red): 2¾ yards

Fabric B (aqua): 1¾ yards

Fabric C (ivory): 1¾ yards for background

Backing: 4¾ yards

Binding: yard

Please be sure to read Notes on Making the Quilts in This Book (page 6). Label the pieces as you cut.

Fabric A (red)

1. Cut 2 strips 7½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A1.

2. Cut 2 strips 9½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A2.

3. Cut 2 strips 13½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A4.

4. Cut 1 strip 15½″ × WOF; trim A5.

5. Trim the leftover strip from Step 3 to 11½″ wide.

6. Cut 1 strip 11½″ × WOF; sew it end to end with the strip from Step 5; trim A3.

A1: 7½″ × 75½″

A2: 9½″ × 68½″

A3: 11½″ × 62½″

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Medium 9781617453366

The Flip Side

Amanda Jean Nyberg Stash Books ePub

THE

Flip Side

I love two-sided quilts. Making pieced backs presents a wonderful opportunity to use even more scraps. The front of a quilt is just the beginning; when you turn it over, the back can be a pleasant surprise—another quilt entirely. It’s a place where you can let loose and get even more creative. Also, making a two-sided quilt is a great way to stretch your batting dollar.

I like to think of the back side of the quilt as an empty canvas. When it comes time to make a backing, I assess the leftover pieces and parts that were not used on the front and see how I can fit them together, with the addition of any stash fabrics I have on hand. This can be a great place to incorporate leftover or test blocks. On several occasions, I found that I liked the back of my quilt equally as well as (or sometimes even better than) the front of my quilt.

Scrap Options

The following quilts are not included as projects in this book, except for Slopes, Subtle, and Donuts (The Size of Your Head).

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Medium 9781617452826

Starburst

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

PIECED BY Emily Breclaw
QUILTED BY Amy Jameson

Changing the colors of one rosette and the surrounding singles creates an interesting off-center focal point for this cheerful quilt. Create a completely different look by substituting a different choice of singles and rosettes. See Design Primerfor an example with different rosettes and singles.

materials

ORANGE: 3⅝ yards

PINK: ⅞ yard

YELLOW: ½ yard

LAVENDER: ⅜ yard

DARK PINK: ⅜ yard

PURPLE: ¼ yard

DARK YELLOW: ⅛ yard

ACCENT DARK PINK: ¼ yard

DARK PURPLE: ¼ yard

BORDER: ⅞ yard

BACKING: 4¾ yards

BINDING: ⅝ yard

BATTING: 65˝ × 85˝

cutting

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.

ORANGE

•Cut 5 strips 5¾˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 28 large hexagons.

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Medium 9781607058649

Ode to Fred and Put a Bird on It

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

ode to fred and put a bird on it

FINISHED QUILT: 60˝ × 71½˝

Ode to Fred: Pieced by Becky Goldsmith. Machine quilted by Angela Walters.

When I travel, I always visit a grocery store. On a trip to Bellingham, Washington, I visited a Fred Meyer store. The floor tiles immediately caught my eye. I especially liked the placement of the small dark squares with the extra-large squares. Both quilts began with this very simple, yet interesting, design.

FINISHED QUILT: 42½˝ × 51˝

Put a Bird on It: Pieced by Becky Goldsmith. Machine quilted by Angela Walters.

The large squares in both of these quilts are the perfect place for a big print. In Ode to Fred, the big print is exuberant and colorful, and it is lighter and more airy than the other fabrics. Those more solid, darker squares come forward, putting the big print in the background.

Ode to Fred was so fast and easy to make that I decided to make a smaller version in neutral fabrics.

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Medium 9781607058861

Chapter 9. Woodland Folk

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

Camouflaged in shades of green, a multigenerational family gathers in a mossy corner of the forest floor. What is it like for them living in the woods? Make the Woodland Folk grandparents, parents, and children with the materials listed.

For more specific directions, see these sections:

Basic Materials for Most Dolls

Faces, clothing, and accessories: See Making Wee Folk and Fairies.

Stitches

Patterns

grandmother

Grandmother (4˝ doll)

Additional Materials

Makes 1 Grandmother doll.

1 sturdy 4˝ doll armature

1 unvarnished 20mm wooden bead for head

8 size 6/0 beads for hairpiece

Cotton fabric for skirt

7 faux leaves each 2˝ long for skirt

2 faux flower petal disks 1½˝ in diameter for sleeves

MAKE IT

Sleeves

1. Slip the hands through the center hole of the flower petal disks and slide the petals up the arms.

2. Sew the centers of the petal circles to the body’s shoulders. (The felt bodice will hide the raw ends.)

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 29. Leave It on the Field

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

THIS QUOTE IS WRITTEN ON THE FLOOR OF KALEIDOSCOPE JUICE. WHEN THE BUSINESS WAS YOUNG AND GROWING, THE OWNER, ALEXANDRA, HAD TO MAKE A BIG DECISION: PAY THE UTILITY BILL OR BUY A NEW JUICER. ALEXANDRA SAID, “I GUESS I’LL JUST LEAP AND A NET WILL APPEAR.” HER FRIEND DUSTI REPLIED, “NO, LEAP AND YOUR WINGS WILL APPEAR!” SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO DO MORE THAN HOPE AGAINST FEAR. YOU HAVE TO STEP INTO GRACE AND FLY. HOW CREATIVE TO PAINT HER INSPIRATION ON THE FLOOR! TALK ABOUT STANDING IN YOUR TRUTH.

Said the soccer coach to my son’s second-grade soccer team: “I am proud of what you did out there. You did your best. You left it all on the field.”

Leave it on the field. Make yourself proud. Give it your all. Do your best. Don’t hold back, waiting for some special moment to shine your brightest. Right now is when you should shine. Right now is when you step up into the fullness of your potential. Leave it on the field. Leave it in the dance, on the canvas, in the pie, in the clay, in the song. Know that you can and you will.

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Medium 9781607051985

All Framed Up

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub
Medium 9781571205254

So Simple

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

Wall/Crib: 401 ⁄2 ˝ × 401 ⁄2 ˝; 3 blocks × 3 blocks

Twin: 641 ⁄2 ˝ × 881 ⁄2 ˝; 5 blocks × 7 blocks

Queen: 881 ⁄2 ˝ × 1001 ⁄2 ˝; 7 blocks × 8 blocks

Finished block size: 8˝ × 8˝

materials

Yardages are based on 42˝-wide fabric.

Fabric

Wall/Crib

Twin

Queen

Fabric #1

1 yard

21 ⁄4 yards

31 ⁄8 yards

1

3 yards

1

Fabric #2

1 yard

Fabric #3

3

2 ⁄4 yards

⁄4 yard

1 ⁄2 yards

21 ⁄4 yards

Fabric #4

3

⁄4 yard

15 ⁄8 yards

21 ⁄4 yards

Backing

45˝ × 45˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

69˝ × 93˝ (Use leftovers and 93˝ × 105˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.) supplement as necessary.)

Binding

Leftovers* or 1 ⁄2 yard

Leftovers* or 3 ⁄4 yard

Leftovers* or 3 ⁄4 yard

Batting

45˝ × 45˝

69˝ × 93˝

93˝ × 105˝

* There will be enough left over to create a multifabric binding.

cutting

Write the fabric name on masking tape and attach to each strip.

Wall/Crib

Fabric

Size of Strips

Fabric #1

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

Fabric #2

1

4 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

1

Twin

Number of Strips

8

3

Size of Strips

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

1

4 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

1

Queen

Number of Strips

27

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Medium 9781571209580

Star of Bethlehem: Lazy Afternoon

Helen Frost C&T Publishing ePub

Quilt size: 82¾” × 82¾” • Cut strip widths: 2”, 1¾” • Finished diamond widths: 1½”, 1¼”

Machine pieced by Helen Frost. Machine quilted by Kris Neifeld, 2009.

Material

Fabric 1 is for the center and outer tips of the large star points. Fabric 9 is for the widest part of the large star points.

¼ yard of Fabric 1

5/8 yard of Fabric 2

½ yard of Fabric 3

1 yard of Fabric 4

5/8 yard of Fabric 5

1¼ yards of Fabric 6

1¼ yards of Fabric 7

11/8 yards of Fabric 8

1 yard of Fabric 9

1½ yards for background

½ yard for first border

1/3 yard for second border

2½ yards for third border

¾ yard for binding

7¾ yards for backing

Batting: 91” × 91”

Read pages 7–24 before starting. Refer back to those pages as needed when constructing the quilt.

Cutting

Fabric 1

Cut 1 strip 6” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 2” × 6” for large star.

Fabric 2

Cut 1 strip 9” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 2” × 9” for large star and 4 strips 1¾” × 5” for small star.

Cut 2 strips 5” × width of fabric; subcut into 44 strips 1¾” × 5” for small star.

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Medium 9781935362760

Bricks in the Barnyard

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Bricks in the Barnyard

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE: 6”

FINISHED QUILT SIZE:

APPROXIMATELY 62 1/2” X 75 1/2”

PIECING DIAGRAMS.

Simple shapes such as bricks, squares and triangles combine in a dynamic design perfect for using up the leftovers from other recycled projects! I find myself time and time again gravitating toward bold colors to mix with my recycled fabrics in the time honored tradition of mixing solids, prints, stripes and plaids together. Solid fabrics pack a lot of punch! In this case, the red just glows with warmth against the myriad of other cherished recycled pieces.

Pieced braids are a fun way to frame a quilt, and I love how the scraps seem to flow in motion around the outside edge like arrows. No mitering, no centering, the braids are built simply until they are “long enough” and cut where needed to fit. It’s a perfect relaxed solution with no stress required!

Fabric requirements

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Medium 9781607059974

Scrappy Patchy Pencil Cup

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Scrappy Patchy Pencil Cup

What Do I Need?

Scraps at least 7˝ long of fun fabric

Mason jar (We used a jar measuring 6½˝ tall, but you can use any size for this project.)

¼ yard of plain canvas fabric for the backing

Fun-colored sewing machine thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use a tape measure to measure the jar from the base to just under the lid area. Now add ½˝ and write that measurement down. It will be the height of your cover. (My jar measures 5½˝, with the addition of ½˝ to make a measurement of 6˝.)

2.Measure around the circumference of the jar. Add ¾˝ and write down the measurement. (Mine is 12¼˝, with the addition of ¾˝ to make a measurement of 13˝.)

3.Cut the canvas the height and width of the measurements that you wrote down in Steps 1 and 2. (In my case, 6˝ × 13˝.)

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