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Medium 9781617454820

Bone Appétit

Riel Nason C&T Publishing ePub

Stylish skulls definitely fit in with the scary chic feel of the projects here. Simple bold skulls made in just two fabrics work perfectly with busier Halloween prints in large blocks.

basic skull block

FINISHED BLOCK: 6¾˝ × 8¾˝

FINISHED BLOCK WITH BORDERS: 9¾˝ × 11¾˝

Instructions are for making a single skull block.

MATERIALS

Yardages are based on fabric at least 40˝ wide.

Skull fabric: ¼ yard

Background fabric: ¼ yard

Marking pen

CUTTING

To keep everything easy and organized, cutting and construction instructions are organized by section.

Forehead

Background fabric

• Cut 1 square 2½˝ × 2½˝.

Skull fabric

• Cut 1 square 2½˝ × 2½˝.

• Cut 1 rectangle 2˝ × 4¼˝.

• Cut 1 rectangle 1½˝ × 7¼˝.

Eyes

Background fabric

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Medium 9781571205520

April Skies

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

1

Sewing

1 ⁄2 yards each of 3 lighter to darker fabrics for

Nine-Patch blocks and squares

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

2 yards for first and outer borders

Making the Strip Sets

1

35⁄8 yards for backing

5

Batting: 64˝ × 64˝

⁄3 yard for second border

⁄8 yard for binding

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 5.

Make 21⁄2.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Cut 23 strips 11⁄4˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks.

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

3

1

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

Squares, page 13.)

1

3

3

1

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

Cutting

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

From each of the 3 fabrics:

Cut 6 strips 23⁄4˝ × width of fabric. Cut into 23⁄4˝ × 23⁄4˝ squares as follows:

Making the Nine-Patch Blocks

1. Cut each strip set into 11⁄4˝ sections.

Fabric 1: Cut 76.

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

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Medium 9781607059790

Traveling with Your Sewing

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Make Something Bigger: Projects for Time and Travel

I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. —Golda Meir

While there will always be occasions that call for quick projects, it’s good to leave room in your life for the occasional challenge. There’s going to be a moment when you’re browsing online and a new pattern catches your eye. It’s gorgeous and interesting, and it already has a growing following among the blogs. Your fingers are itching to get started. “But how,” you ask, “am I going to find time for something that big? Small finishes I can do, but that? No way.”

All that is about to change.

Splitting a Big Project into Manageable Pieces

As far as I’m concerned, a project is “big” if …

+It means a lot of hand sewing. This includes projects involving English paper piecing, embroidery, or hand quilting.

+It’s made up of quilt blocks that are difficult to piece or have lots of small pieces.

+The quilt itself is physically large, calling for a large number of blocks.

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Medium 9781571206220

Bubble Gum

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE: 10″ × 10″ FINISHED WALL QUILT: 50½″ × 50½″

Brighten any room with this graphic wall quilt with a contemporary twist. Super simple cutting and piecing make this quilt go together quickly and easily. This is a great project for beginning quilters.

¼ yard black for pieced blocks

2½ yards total assorted brights for pieced blocks

3½ yards for backing and binding

54″ × 54″ batting

Cut 25 squares 2½″ × 2½″ from the black for the pieced blocks.

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced blocks:

25 squares 2½″ × 2½″

25 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″

25 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″

25 rectangles 6½″ × 10½″

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 19 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

2. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 6 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

1. Arrange and sew together the blocks in 5 rows of 5 blocks each. Press.

2. Sew together the rows to form the quilt top.

1. Layer the quilt top with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

2. Quilt as desired and bind.

Putting It All Together

Quilted by Diane Minkley

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Medium 9781607053583

CRIB: Fishbowl

Emily Cier C&T Publishing PDF

PIXEL PLAY

18

A: 23½˝

B C: 3½˝

B D: 8½˝

E: 3½˝

A

C D: 4½˝

E: 8½˝

A: 2½˝ C: 2½˝ F: 5½˝

A: 13½˝

B C A: 3½˝

C: 4½˝

E: 5½˝

A C A: 2½˝ C F: 6½˝

A: 10½˝

B: 2½˝ C G A: 2½˝ C D: 3½˝

A C G A C F B F: 5½˝

A: 10½˝

B C A: 3½˝

C D: 2½˝ C: 7½˝

E: 3½˝

A F C: 2½˝ F: 5½˝

B F: 3½˝

A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A: 6½˝

B C: 3½˝

D: 3½˝ H: 2½˝ C: 6½˝

E: 2½˝

A: 2½˝ F: 3½˝

F: 6½˝

A F: 4½˝

B A: 3½˝

B D: 6½˝

H: 5½˝

E

C: 3½˝

C: 4½˝

A: 2½˝ F: 2½˝ B C: 5½˝

F: 2½˝ B F: 3½˝

A: 2½˝ F: 3½˝

B A: 2½˝ D: 6½˝

C: 2½˝ H: 5½˝

C: 3½˝

A: 2½˝ F: 3½˝

F: 6½˝

A: 5½˝

F: 2½˝ B A: 2½˝ D: 5½˝

H: 5½˝

C: 4½˝

E C: 4½˝

A: 3½˝

F: 3½˝

A F: 2½˝ A: 5½˝

F B A: 4½˝

D: 4½˝

H: 2½˝

C: 2½˝ F: 5½˝

E: 3½˝

C: 4½˝

B F: 2½˝ A: 3½˝

F B A: 11½˝

D: 3½˝

I: 2½˝ A: 2½˝ F: 5½˝

E: 4½˝

C: 5½˝

J: 3½˝

A: 3½˝

F: 5½˝

A: 4½˝

F: 2½˝ B A: 14½˝

J: 5½˝

A: 11½˝

F: 3½˝

B A: 14½˝

J: 6½˝

A: 12½˝

F: 2½˝ B A: 15½˝

J: 5½˝

F: 2½˝ A: 7½˝

E: 2½˝ A: 12½˝

J: 2½˝ E: 7½˝

A: 13½˝

K: 8½˝

E: 6½˝

L: 2½˝ E: 3½˝

A: 9½˝

K: 11½˝

A: 6½˝

K: 13½˝

E: 5½˝

L A: 2½˝ L E: 3½˝

A: 4½˝

K: 14½˝

E B E: 3½˝

L A G L E: 4½˝

B: 3½˝

A K: 2½˝ B: 4½˝

K: 10½˝

E: 3½˝

L: 2½˝ E: 7½˝

B K: 9½˝

E B E: 11½˝

L E A B: 2½˝ H: 4½˝

E: 4½˝

E: 3½˝

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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 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 9781571208330

October—Pumpkin Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

   ½ yard total assorted blacks for pieced background and appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted oranges and rusts for pieced border and appliqué pieces

   ½ yard orange for pumpkin

    yard total assorted golds for stars

   Scrap of brown for stem

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1 yard paper-backed fusible web

   2 buttons (optional)

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P10. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

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

Cut 20 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted oranges and rusts for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–6.

Cut 5 of appliqué piece 7.

Cut 15 of appliqué piece 8.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

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Medium 9781617450457

Gift Tags

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Squares Pillow

FINISHED PILLOW SIZE: 16˝ × 16˝ square

Materials

•⅔ yard total assorted green solids for pieced background

•½ yard total assorted red solids for raw-edge appliqué squares

•2 each 16½˝ × 16½˝ batting

•16˝ × 16˝ pillow form

•⅞ yard paper-backed fusible web

•Pinking shears

Cutting

CUT FROM THE ASSORTED GREENS

32 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝

CUT FROM THE ASSORTED REDS

32 squares 3½˝ × 3½˝

CUT FROM THE FUSIBLE WEB

32 squares 3½˝ × 3½˝

Putting It All Together

1. Fuse the paper-backed fusible web squares to the backs of the red squares.

2. Use pinking shears to cut the outside edges of the red squares.

3. Peel off the paper backing from the red squares.

4. Center and fuse the red squares onto the green background squares.

5. Arrange and sew together 2 sets of 4 rows of 4 squares each.

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Medium 9781571204042

Embroidered Windows

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF
Medium 9781607059974

Kitty Catnip Toy

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Kitty Catnip Toy

What Do I Need?

6˝ × 8˝ piece of felt for each fish body

5˝ × 5˝ piece of felt for the scales of 1 fish

Colored embroidery floss for the eyes

¼˝ or ½˝ dowel (can be purchased at a craft or hardware store)

Dried catnip (can be purchased at a pet supply store)

Polyester stuffing

Approximately 24˝ of twine

Fun-colored sewing machine thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing a Vicki knot

Prepare the Pieces

1.Use the patterns to make templates (Kitty Toy patterns).

2.Cut 2 fish bodies for each fish.

3.Cut 8 sets of scales for each fish.

Let’s Make It

Measure 2˝ from the top point of the fish body and draw a line.

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Medium 9781571205254

Just So

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

Wall/Crib: 461 ⁄2 ˝ × 461 ⁄2 ˝; 4 blocks × 4 blocks

Twin: 581 ⁄2 ˝ × 821 ⁄2 ˝; 5 blocks × 7 blocks

Queen: 701 ⁄2 ˝ × 821 ⁄2 ˝; 6 blocks × 7 blocks

Finished block size: 10˝ × 10˝

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

51˝ × 51˝

63˝ × 87˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

75˝ × 87˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

Binding

1

Leftovers* or 3 ⁄4 yard

Leftovers* or 3 ⁄4 yard

Batting

51˝ × 51˝

63˝ × 87˝

75˝ × 87˝

⁄2 yard

* 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

Twin

Fabric

Size of Strips

Fabric #1

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

1

Number of Strips

9

Queen

Size of Strips

Number of Strips

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

Number of Strips

18

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

21

Fabric #2

2 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

11

2 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

24

21 ⁄2˝ × fabric width

29

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Medium 9781607056430

Projects

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

Berry Patch, machine pieced and quilted by Amy Walsh

Over the years, I have learned a lot about color and how to use it to manipulate the look of a quilt. Lately, I have been particularly drawn to monochromatic and analogous palettes. I also have grown to appreciate working with palettes that are a little out of my comfort zone. Pink and purple are not necessarily colors that I wake up in the morning thinking about. However, I love the way they come together in this quilt!

By the way, don’t skimp on fabrics for this quilt—the greater the variety of batiks, the more depth and movement the quilt will have!

MATERIALS

The yardage given here makes a twin-size quilt. Refer to Alternate Sizes and Yardage Requirements (page 17) for other sizes and fabric requirements.

Assorted pink/fuchsia batiks: 27 strips 7″ × 40″ or 5½ yards total (Note: Each strip will yield enough pieces for 3 Berry Patch blocks.)

Assorted purple/plum batiks: 13 strips 2½″ × 40″ or 1 yard total

Backing: 4 yards (41″ wide)

Batting: 82″ × 82″

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Medium 9781617450150

Sail Away Tote

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Sail Away Tote

Finished Size: 13˝ × 15½˝

If you’re like me, you can never have enough totes to tote things around in. This bag features two simple outer pockets inspired by the many sailboats out on the water this time of year.

Materials

Coordinating cotton fabrics:

Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): ½ yard

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): ⅝ yard

Fabric 3 (sail pocket 2 lining): ⅞ yard

Coordinating all-purpose sewing thread

Rotary cutter, ruler, and self-healing cutting mat

Sew-on hook-and-loop dots: 2 pairs

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

Shell buttons: 1 large (25mm) and 1 small (20mm)

Cutting

Fabric 1 (main front and back panels): Cut 2 rectangles 14˝ × 17˝.

Fabric 2 (sail pocket 1 and straps): Cut 1 rectangle 14˝ × 17˝ and 2 strips 2˝ × 28˝. (Feel free to cut the straps longer or shorter based on your preferences.)

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Medium 9781607054863

Choppy Waters.

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

65” × 87”

This twin-size quilt is made from six shades of blue fabrics. A random mix of strips in different colors and sizes, the simple design has a surprising amount of movement because of the different color tones.

The quilt comes together very easily. Feel free to mix up the order in which you piece the strips. This pattern is straightforward, so put your own spin on it!

Based on 42” fabric width.

Fabric A: 1 yards

Blue print: 3½″ × 11″ (optional)

Fabric B: 1 yards

Fabric C: 1¾ yards

Fabric D: yard

Fabric E: 1¼ yards

Fabric F: 1¼ yards

Backing: 5¼ yards

Binding: yard

Choose 6 shades of blue-any that you think are pretty together. As long as there is variety in their tones, they will work.

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 the strips to 65”. Instead, piece the entire quilt top using the extra- long strips, and then trim it to 65”.

Fabric A

1. Cut 2 strips 4½″ × WOF (selvage to selvage) and sew end to end; trim A1.

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