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Medium 9781571205520

Red Romance

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

2 yards each of 4 lighter to darker fabrics for NinePatch blocks and squares

From outer border fabric:

Cut 4 strips 10˝ × length of fabric.

From binding fabric:

Cut 11 strips 21⁄4˝ × width of fabric.

2 yards for interior border

1

3

Sewing

31⁄4 yards for outer border

Refer to Perfect Piecing, pages 11–13. Press in the direction of the arrows indicated in the illustrations.

81⁄2 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)

7

Batting: 100˝ × 112˝

⁄2 yard for first border

⁄8 yard for second border

⁄8 yard for binding

Cutting

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

From each of the 4 fabrics:

Cut strips 11⁄2˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks, as follows:

Fabric 1: Cut 23.

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄2˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Make 6.

Make 3.

3

4

4

3

3

4

Make 6.

Make 3.

4

1

1

4

4

1

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

Fabrics 2 and 4: Cut 25 from each.

Fabric 3: Cut 27.

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

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 15. Doubt

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

GIN BLOSSOMS GUITARIST SCOTTY JOHNSON OFTEN SITS AT HIS PIANO WHEN HE WANTS TO WARM UP AND GET INTO THE FLOW. BECAUSE THE PIANO IS HIS SECOND INSTRUMENT AND NOT HIS FIRST LOVE, HE FEELS FREE TO PLAY AROUND AND EXPLORE.

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”

ANONYMOUS

Many of us hold on to doubt so we don’t allow ourselves to build a ladder with duct tape and backyard twigs to get us to the moon. But you can, you know. You can build that ladder with your own two hands, sheer excitement, and intention if you trust the process and take the first step.

One of the most important ways we can overcome self-doubt is to make peace with it. Befriend your doubt. Notice when it shows up. Gently honor it like an old friend. Maybe even nicely ask your doubt to leave. When we are busy trying to get rid of something, we expend a lot of energy and we are unwittingly feeding it.

FOUR WAYS TO REMOVE DOUBT

Rituals

We don’t have enough rituals in our modern culture, but our ancestors did. Use ritual to honor the transition into your creative activity. A ritual can be a simple thing we use as a tool to step into a more personal, internal space. It may be dark chocolate. It may be a moment of gratitude for the blessings of today. It may be a simple prayer in which you ask for strength and courage and that you work to your highest and best good. Maybe you say, “Today I will make a mess, play, and have fun.” I burn sage (smudge) before I work (a Native American ritual), to clear the energy and start fresh.

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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 9781571201478

Tippecanoe Mosaic

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

Tippecanoe Mosaic

Finished size: 72" x 72"

Blocks: Mosaic and Tippecanoe

Using bright, vibrant colors in the Mosaic blocks will bring them to the forefront, and soft colors in the Tippecanoe blocks will cause them to recede into the background.

Materials: 42"-wide fabric

Beige

Purple

Bright pink

Dark green (includes binding)

Pink/green

Green/yellow

Purple/green

Lavender

Medium green

Backing

Batting

3⁄4

yard

21⁄ 2 yards

5⁄ 8 yard

2 yards

23⁄ 8 yards

1⁄ 3 yard

1⁄ 2 yard

1⁄3 yard

11⁄ 3 yards

41⁄ 4 yards

76" x 76"

Tippecan oe

Cut the following 42"-long strips and pieces.

Cutting sizes are given in inches.

Mosaic

C U T T I N G C H A RT

Fabric

Number of strips

Size

3

3

5

3

3

5

5

37⁄8

MOSAIC BLOCK

Beige

Purple

Bright pink

Dark green

Pink/green

Finished size: 12"

37⁄8

31 ⁄ 2

37⁄8

37⁄8

31 ⁄ 2

61⁄ 2

TIPPeCANOe BLOCK

Beige

Pink/green

Green/yellow

92

1 5 Tw o - B l o c k Q u i l t s

First Cut

37⁄8

61⁄ 2

37⁄8

Make 13

24

26

52

28

26

52

52

Finished size 12"

3

5

2

Size

Number

24

48

12

37⁄8 x 37⁄8

37⁄8 x 37⁄8

31⁄ 2 x 31⁄ 2

37⁄8 x 37⁄8

37⁄8 x 37⁄8

31⁄ 2 x 31⁄ 2

31⁄ 2 x 61⁄ 2

Make 12

37⁄8 x 37⁄8

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Medium 9781617450112

Nicaea Table Runner

Harvey, Tamsin C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED SIZE: 40˝ × 20˝ (102cm × 51cm)

Nicaea is the ancient city now known as İznik, located only a few hours from Istanbul. Throughout history it has been an important town, hosting the First Council of Nicaea by Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325 and the Second Council of Nicaea, which are regarded as the first and seventh ecumenical councils in the early history of the Christian church. It was the interim capital city of the Byzantine Empire between 1204 and 1261. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 resulted in the town losing importance until the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it became the center for ceramic creations.

MATERIALS

Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.

■Light blue: ⅞ yard (70cm) for appliqués

■White: ½ yard (45cm) for border and appliqués

■Dark blue: ⅜ yard (35cm) for background

■Backing: ¾ yard (55cm)

■Binding: ⅜ yard (35cm)

■Batting: 24˝ × 44˝ (61cm × 112cm)

■Fusible web: 48˝ (122cm) of 18˝ wide (46cm)

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Medium 9781617450457

Tree Skirts

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Place Mats

Snowman Place Mat

FINISHED PLACE MAT SIZE: 18˝ × 12½˝ oval

Materials

•¾ yard teal for background, backing, and bias binding

•⅓ yard light for snowman head and shoulders

•⅛ yard black for neck, arms, mouth, and eyes

•Scrap of orange for nose

•½ yard paper-backed fusible web

•22˝ × 16˝ batting

Cutting

Pattern pieces are on pullout.

CUT FROM THE TEAL

2 of pattern piece 1 for the front and back

Appliquéing

Refer to Appliqué as needed. Appliqué patterns are on pullout.

1. Using the appliqué patterns:

•Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 2 through 8.

•Cut 2 of appliqué piece 9.

2. Refer to the putting it all together diagram as you appliqué the pieces to the background.

Finishing

1. Layer the place mat with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

2. Quilt as desired and bind with bias binding.

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Medium 9781617455063

Small/Stop Borders

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub

SMALL/STOP BORDERS

Half–Hook Feather Border

The Half–Hook Feather is a beautiful little feather for a border.

STEP 1 Stitch a single hook feather.

STEP 2 Stitch a second hook feather and continue around the border.

Curl Feather Border

The Curl Feather Border is a fun variation of a curl. This curl has a little feather included that is really a beautiful detail.

STEP 1 Stitch a single curl feather.

STEP 2 Stitch a second curl feather facing the opposite direction.

STEP 3 Then stitch back to the base of the second curl. Stitch 2–3 small feathers on the inside of that curl.

STEP 4 Continue stitching curl feathers facing opposite directions and adding small feathers to fill in the border.

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Medium 9781617450426

Let It Down: Lengthen a Skirt with a Hem Facing

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Let It Down

Lengthen a Skirt with a Hem Facing

Sometimes you need to make a skirt or pants just a little longer. If the garment has a deep hem (at least 1˝–2˝ [2.5–5cm]), you can do it. I made this miniskirt not so mini by opening up the hem and adding a hem facing on the inside so I could extend the skirt fabric to its fullest length. An inch or two may not sound like a lot, but sometimes it can make all the difference.

You Will Need:

•Too-short skirt (or pants) with a deep hem

•⅛ yard (12cm) coordinating prewashed fabric for inside facing

•Standard sewing supplies

Get It Done

Refer to Removing Stitches for guidance.

Like the facings used at armholes on sleeveless garments or along necklines when there is no collar, a hem facing finishes the edge of the skirt or pant leg with a seamline rather than a folded edge.

1. Using a seam ripper, carefully pick out the original hem from the inside of the skirt. Press open the old hem.

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Medium 9781607054412

Ladora

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 11″ × 14″ | finished wall quilt: 59½″ × 60½″

Concentric rectangles are the focal point of this quilt, which was made with brown and blue batiks with backgrounds of soft warm grays and off-whites. The quilt has a casual yet elegant feeling.

•  1½ yards total assorted white batiks for pieced backgrounds

•  1¼ yards total assorted gray batiks for pieced background and pieced blocks

•  1¼ yards total assorted brown batiks for pieced blocks

•  1 yard total assorted blue batiks for pieced blocks

•  3¾ yards for backing and binding

•  64″ × 65″ batting

Cut from assorted white batiks for pieced backgrounds:

•  16 rectangles 4½″ × 6½″

•  16 rectangles 3½″ × 4½″

•  10 rectangles 3½″ × 7½″

•  10 rectangles 3½″ × 14½″

Cut from assorted gray batiks for pieced backgrounds:

•  23 rectangles 3½″ × 6½″

•  8 squares 3½″ × 3½″

Cut from assorted gray batiks for pieced blocks:

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

•  12 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

Cut from assorted brown batiks for pieced blocks:

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Medium 9781571205797

Square-in-a-Square: Nine Star

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

Square-in-a-Square: Nine Star

1.

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7˝ × 7˝

◆ TIME:

7 HOURS

Full-size Square-in-a-Square: Nine Star foundation pattern is on the pullout.

Red and Black, 12˝ × 12˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

This is the most challenging quilt in the book. I recommend that you try your hand at two or three of the simpler quilts before tackling this one!

The key difference between the Square-in-a-Square: Nine

Star and your basic Square-in-a-Square foundation is that not all of the blocks on the Nine Star are full Square-in-aSquare patterns. Instead, the number of corner triangles in each block ranges from zero to four. This allows the look of a more intricate pattern without adding unnecessary seams.

You’ll use the Nine Star template to cut the center square to the correct shape. Other than using the template to create different shapes, the construction method is the same as for the other Square-in-a-Square patterns. You will skip over more sections, because some squares do not need to be sewn. However, the basic pattern of sewing across the foundation on the diagonal remains the same.

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 21. Fear

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

Fear has been my companion since I was young. It is part of the reason I am an artist. Creativity is my own version of antianxiety meds. It’s a self-made panacea and it’s usually effective. The creative act is a resounding yes to life and everything in it. With each yes you beat back the fear—yes to this moment and to beauty, yes to witnessing and recording this life, yes to strength, ability, and willpower. You can’t stay stuck in your fear if you are already wandering to your next creative project. Creativity is hope. There are really only two emotions—love and fear. We slip between the two.

FEAR IS THE BOILER ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF YOUR CREATIVITY.

Fears will come. They always do. They are, in part, the furnace for your creative urges. Fear is the boiler room in the basement of your creativity. The same logs of imagination that fuel the fire of your fears also fuel your creativity. Those wildly scary stories you tell yourself that give you anxiety attacks come from the same source (your imagination) that helps you create wildly imaginative works of art.

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Medium 9781571209580

Blazing Star: Prism

Helen Frost C&T Publishing ePub

Quilt size: 48” × 48” • Cut strip widths: 1½”, 1¼” • Finished diamond widths: 1”, ¾”

Nine fabrics are placed in the radiating arrangement to make a quilt that truly radiates color. All fabric choices were based on the wonderful border print.

Machine pieced and quilted by Helen Frost, 2009.

Materials

Fabric 1 is for the center of the star points. Fabric 5 is for the widest part of the star points. Fabric 9 is for the outer tips of the star points.

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

Cutting

Fabric 1

Cut 1 strip 4½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 4½” for center star.

From the remainder of the strip:

Cut 1 strip 3½” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 1¼” × 3½” for corner stars.

Fabric 2

Cut 1 strip 6½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 6½” for center star.

From the remainder of the strip:

Cut 1 strip 5½” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 1¼” × 5½” for corner stars.

Fabric 3

Cut 1 strip 8½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 8½” for center star.

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Medium 9781617455063

Pod Feathers

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub

POD FEATHERS

Paired Center Pod Feather

This fun Paired Center Pod Feather design is a twist on modern and traditional. The heavy quilting in the center of the design adds contrast and makes the feathers pop.

STEP 1 Use a water-soluble marker and a curved ruler or template to mark a curved line from the lower left corner of the block to the upper right corner of the block. Move in about ½˝ and mark a second pair of curved lines.

STEP 2 Begin stitching on the upper right corner and stitch down to the lower left corner.

STEP 3 From the lower left corner, stitch feathers up the left side of the block to the upper right corner.

STEP 4 From the upper right corner, stitch along the outer curved line back to the lower left corner. From there stitch feathers up the outer right side of the curved line.

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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!

Materials

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 9781617452826

Confetti in Times Square

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

MADE BY Emily Breclaw

Kite shapes twirl and twinkle around the center of this medallion-style wallhanging. The almost-round border surrounding the sprocket is made up of kite triples and singles. Clever piecing of the triples allows some kites to touch at the sides and others point-to-point, all in the same quilt.

materials

BLACK: 2¼ yards for blocks and borders

GRAY: ¼ yard for blocks

WHITE: ⅛ yard for blocks

ASSORTED BRIGHTS: Scraps to total ⅝ yard; each scrap should measure at least 2½˝ × 5˝.

BACKING: 2½ yards

BINDING: ½ yard

BATTING: 46˝ × 44˝

cutting

Use the 2˝ hexagon family of patterns. Refer to Cutting and Preparing Patchesas needed.

BLACK

•Cut 9 strips 4˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 68 hexagons.

•Cut 4 strips 3˝ × width of fabric for the borders.

•Cut 1 strip 2½˝ x width of fabric; subcut 6 house half-hexagons.

•Cut 8 strips 2¼˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 10 half-hexagons, 36 kites, 36 triangles, and 6 thirds.

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