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Serenity

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

5

1

7

1

Assorted scraps for appliqué pieces

11⁄4 yards for backing

1

Batting: 41˝ × 41˝

⁄8 yard each of 3 lighter to darker fabrics for

Nine-Patch blocks and squares

⁄4 yard for first border

⁄8 yard for outer border

⁄2 yard for appliqué background

⁄2 yard for binding

Cutting

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

From each of the 3 fabrics:

Cut 9 strips 11⁄4˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks.

Sewing

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

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄4˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 2.

Make 1.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Make 2.

Make 1.

3

1

1

3

3

1

Make 2.

Make 1.

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

Squares, page 13.)

Making the Nine-Patch Blocks

Cut 2 strips 23⁄4˝ × width of fabric. Cut the strips into 23⁄4˝ × 23⁄4˝ squares as follows:

2. Arrange and sew the sections into Nine-Patch blocks.

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 22. Find Your Voice

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

I CULTIVATED THIS FABRIC DESIGN FROM MY LIFE AS A PAINTER. THE PAINTBRUSHES BECAME THE ARTISTIC STORYLINE OF MY FABRIC LINE PAINT! FOR WINDHAM FABRICS. USE FAMILIAR ICONS TO TELL YOUR STORY.

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”

ALAN ALDA

Living as a creative person calls on you to be exactly who you are. No matter what you do in your creative life, you will bring all of you to it. Creativity needs a subject. The subject of your creative life is you. You bring your senses, awareness, experience, and story with you.

As you figure out your preferences and desires, you will be cultivating what is called your creative voice. Your voice is a combination of your style, experience, work, and subject matter.

People will feel your joy, love, and excitement in your creations. They will also feel your pain, confusion, struggle, and fear. The things you make speak for you in the world. Why bother making a painting or a song if you could just say it with words? Art picks up where words stop. Creative expression is there to communicate the stuff in your heart that is so tender that you don’t have a voice for it. The creative product, whether a poem or clay bowl, is infused with your spirit. Everything you create is a self-portrait. The richness you mine for your subject is your own psyche. As Bono of U2 so beautifully put it, “the great songs kind of write you,” not the other way around. Let your work move through you; let it use you to speak. Staying open to it will allow you to become kind of like a pitcher. The water will pour from you.

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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 9781607059912

Drop of Golden Sun

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 63½˝ × 63½˝

DROP OF

GOLDEN SUN

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.

—Karen

ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR QUILT

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 9781607059608

Spark 12. Go Window Shopping

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

Retail, in our capitalist society, has cornered the market on creativity in so many ways. Big business means big money. Big retail brands have dollars and creative interns (armies of talented, unpaid college kids) and think tanks and more dollars and control groups and idea labs and more creative interns. Forget the actual goods—just think of merchandising, branding, and marketing. Stores are the new galleries. The creative aspect of consumerism is that we are all curating our own story through the things we buy. Whether we are conscious or unconscious of these choices, they tell a story about us to the world.

YOU ARE SURROUNDED BY A TAPESTRY OF RICHES EVERY DAY.

I, as a creative person, feel inspired just by getting dressed—just by which scarf I choose to wear with which pants. When I wander around my city and the world, I am looking at materials, relationships between things, objects, ideas. I am curious about the pageantry of this beautiful life—not just the beauty of the natural world (which inspires me daily), but also the pageantry of what we humans do here, the stuff that we make, sell, and buy. I have always been a huge fan of package design and international grocery stores. I love seeing the cultural differences in packaging and colors, the psychology of commerce.

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Medium 9781611690477

Pfeffernusse

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Pfeffernüsse

QUILT SIZE: 84 H” SQUARE

BLOCK SIZE: 12˝

A trip to Germany in February of 2011 sparked a love of my family heritage on my mother’s side of the family. As we drove through the winter countryside, I was filled with a longing for family members long past, that I had never gotten to know. Did they travel these same areas? Did they cook Pfeffernusse (pepper-nut) cookies at holiday time? I’ll never know, but I like to dream they did! The warm browns and reds in this quilt bring to mind the delicious smells of spice cookies baking in my oven. See the end of the pattern for the recipe!

Fabric Requirements

3 yards of brown scraps and strings in a wide variety of spicy brown hues from light to dark for string blocks

4 yards of neutral/light scraps and strings in a wide variety of shades of white to cream to beige for hour glass and string blocks.

Note: All of these fabrics can have other colors playing on them. There may be red hearts on a white background, but it will still read as neutral/light. There may be green leaves and pink flowers on a cream background, but it will still read as light. Don’t think that these have to be tone-on-tone! Look at the background color of the fabric and let it play!

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Medium 9781607054412

Playtime

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block sizes: block a 20″ × 20″ block b 20″ × 5″ block c 10″ × 10″ block d 5″ × 5″ finished runner: 20½″ × 60½″

Contrasting colors and simple pieced blocks are combined to create this whimsical runner.

•  1¾ yards total assorted purples, greens, and teals for pieced blocks

•  1 yards for backing and binding

•  25″ × 65″ batting

The pieces for each matching set of squares and rectangles are listed together.

Cut from assorted colors:

•  1 square 8½″ × 8½″

•  2 rectangles 3½″ × 8½″ and 2 rectangles 3½″ × 14½″

•  2 rectangles 3½″ × 14½″ and 2 rectangles 3½″ × 20½″

Cut from assorted colors:

•  2 rectangles 1½″ × 16½″

•  4 rectangles 2½″ × 16½″ and 4 rectangles 2½″ × 5½″

Cut from assorted colors:

•  4 squares 2½″ × 2½″

•  8 squares 2½″ × 2½″ and 8 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″

•  8 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″ and 8 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″

Cut from assorted colors:

•  8 squares 1½″ × 1½″

•  16 rectangles 2½″ × 5½″ and 16 rectangles 1½″ × 2½″

Piece Block A as shown. Press.

Piece Block B as shown. Press.

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Medium 9781607059974

Sewn Gift Bags

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Sewn Gift Bags

Finished Size: Approximately 7¾˝ × 9⅝˝

What Do I Need?

Fat quarter of fun fabric (see Fat Quarter)

Approximately 24˝ of fun-colored twine

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 8½˝ × 12˝ using the diagram as your guide.

Let’s Make It

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

Place the 2 fabric pieces right sides together and pin down a long (12˝) side.

Sew down that side with the edge of the presser foot on the edge of the fabric.

With these fun fabric gift bags, wrapping your gift can be almost as much fun as making it. They have a great dual purpose of holding your gift and then being a useful little bag for storing special things!

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Medium 9781617450150

Felt Cup Warmer

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Felt Cup Warmer

Finished Size: 3¼˝ × 16˝

This no-sew project makes it easy to warm hands and hearts—just by filling the felt-wrapped mugs with treats for family and friends.

Materials

White mug with straight sides (Mine was 11 ounces and 3˝ across.)

Felt: 2 sheets 12˝ × 18˝ in different colors (You will have enough left over to make 2 additional cup warmers.)

2 buttons, ½˝

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

White printer/copier paper: 2 sheets 8½˝ × 11˝

Spray adhesive

Embroidery floss: 1 skein (I used white.)

Cutting

Felt color 1: 4˝ × 10¼˝ (for pattern A)

Felt color 2: 4˝ × 18˝ (for pattern B)

TIP

If your mug is larger than 3˝ in diameter, cut pattern pieces A and B where indicated and tape a piece of paper wide enough to accommodate your mug. You may need a larger piece of felt to accommodate the larger pattern.

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Medium 9781571204042

Dedication, Acknowledgments

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF

Dedication

To my parents, Josephine Walsh and Kenneth Ray Frandsen,

I lovingly dedicate this book.

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank—both personally and professionally— the following people and companies, who share my vision, enthusiasm, and love of quilting, and to express my gratitude for their contributions to the industry.

C&T Publishing: Amy Marson, Jan Grigsby, Darra Williamson,

Teresa Stroin, Christina D. Jarumay, Rose Sheifer-Wright,

Zinnia Heinzmann, and all the dedicated staff who continue to create wonderful books

Husqvarna Viking: Stan Ingraham and Nancy Jewell

Hoffman Fabrics: Sandy Muckenthaler

Quilters Dream Batting: Kathy Thompson

Robison-Anton Textile Company

The Electric Quilt Company: Penny McMorris

Peggy Johnson, the Keeper of the Blocks, who helped draft the patterns in the book with The Electric Quilt Company software

Friends Vicki, Peggy, Susie, and John and my sister, Erin, for the last-minute help with piecing and bindings

Tony Kowal, for continuing to be a source of inspiration and support, as well as a wonderful friend

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Medium 9781571209603

Nine Patch

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE

7½″ × 7½″

FINISHED QUILT SIZE

Crib: 37½″ × 52½″

Lap: 52½″ × 60″

Twin: 75″ × 90″

Queen: 90″ × 90″

The traditional Nine-Patch block’s strict simplicity can be a pleasant showcase for fabrics. This version injects some whimsy and texture by scattering a second block with stacked circles randomly across the quilt. The print fabric pieces can be cut from yardage or 10″ × 10″ layer cake squares. Requirements for both options are listed in the yardage and cutting charts (page 10).

A 40″ width of fabric is assumed for yardage. You can randomly choose which prints to use in each of the two block types, but make sure to have a variety of prints and colors in both types. Be sure to label the sets of your fabric squares with their size.

∗Use either yardage or layer cakes for print fabric pieces. ∗∗wof = width of fabric

1. Sort the 9″ × 9″ print blocks into sets of about 8 blocks each. When sorting, make sure to evenly distribute the patterns, colors, and design styles. You want each set to be as diverse as possible.

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Medium 9781607054863

Forest Curve

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

76″ × 80″

This quilt will fit a full bed—or a twin bed with a lot of overhang. A quilt this big is always great to have around the living room to wrap up in while watching a movie.

The most basic of designs, this pattern simply involves sewing together long vertical strips in varying widths. The gradual decrease in size of the dark green strips creates the illusion of a curve.

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (dark green): 3¾ yards

Fabric B (light green): 1 yards

Fabric C (optional yellow print): 21½″ × 10½″

Backing: 5 yards

Binding: yard

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

If you find it easier, don’t trim your strips to 80″. You can piece the entire quilt top using the extra- long strips, and then trim the top to 80″.

Fabric A (dark green)

1. Cut 2 strips 21½″ × WOF (selvage to selvage) and sew end to end; trim A1.

2. Cut 2 strips 16½″ × WOF and sew end to end; trim A2.

3. Cut 2 strips 10½″ × WOF and sew end to end; trim A3.

4. Cut 2 strips 6½″ × WOF and sew end to end; trim A4.

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Medium 9781571205254

So Woven

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

Wall/Crib: 441 ⁄2 ˝ × 441 ⁄2 ˝

Twin: 681 ⁄2 ˝ × 921 ⁄2 ˝

Queen: 841 ⁄2 ˝ × 961 ⁄2 ˝

Finished size: 4˝ grid

materials

Yardages are based on 42˝-wide fabric.

Fabric

Wall/Crib

Twin

Queen

1

31 ⁄8 yards*

Fabric #1

1 yard

2 ⁄4 yards*

Fabric #2

1 yard

21 ⁄4 yards*

3 yards*

Fabric #3

3

⁄4 yard

11 ⁄2 yards

21 ⁄4 yards

Fabric #4

3

⁄4 yard

15 ⁄8 yards

21 ⁄4 yards

Backing

49˝ × 49˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

73˝ × 97˝ (Use leftovers and 89˝ × 101˝ (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

49˝ × 49˝

73˝ × 97˝

89˝ × 101˝

* Add yardage to match even-stripe fabrics.

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

cutting

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

Place the pieces cut from each strip in a separate stack for easy arranging.

Wall/Crib

Fabric

Size of Strips

Fabric #1

41 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

Fabric #2

1

4 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

1

Twin

Number of Strips

6

5

Size of Strips

41 ⁄2˝ × fabric width*

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Medium 9781935362593

Mr. Bobbins

Julia Icenogle Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Mrs. Bobbins’ DH. He just can’t quite wrap his mind around his wife’s obsession.

“You know, their arms look pretty normal to me.”

Mrs. Bobbins asks her husband to bring her the rotary cutter.

“Mitered corners always do this to her.”

“Oh.THIS fabric stash…”

“This isn’t really what I had in mind when you asked if I wanted to see the fall colors.”

“Oh, your quarters aren’t that fat, dear.”

“Laying out a quilt top over the mess doesn’t count as spring cleaning.”

“People are starting to stare, Dear…”

Some people just aren’t cut out for paper piecing.

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Medium 9781571206220

Vanilla Crème

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZES: 10″ × 10″, 5″ × 5″ FINISHED TABLE RUNNER: 20½″ × 60½″

Going green is easy when you whip up this table runner from a smorgasbord of greens. This scrappy runner is sure to brighten any tabletop.

2 yards total assorted greens for pieced blocks and pieced border

2¼ yards for backing and binding

24″ × 64″ batting

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced blocks:

5 squares 6½″ × 6½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

20 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 10½″

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced border blocks:

84 squares 1½″ × 1½″

112 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

56 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 5 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

2. Piece the border block as shown. Press. Make 28 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

1. Arrange and sew together 5 blocks to form the center of the table runner. Press.

2. Arrange and sew together 2 rows of 10 border blocks to make the side borders. Press.

3. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

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