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Medium 9781617455063

Square and Straight-Line Feathers

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub


Parallel Single Feather

The Parallel Single Feather is a linear feather pattern. Shown here on just one block, this pattern could be quilted edge-to-edge on a modern or even on a traditional quilt.

STEP 1 Stitch parallel horizontal lines across the block every 1˝.

STEP 2 Beginning in the upper left corner of the block, stitch one row of single feathers.

STEP 3 After one row of feathers is complete, move to the second row and stitch a second row of feathers. Repeat this process until you have filled in the block completely.

Parallel Single-Feather Corner

With the Parallel Single-Feather Corner design, the use of straight lines with single feathers adds a modern feel to a traditional feather pattern. It’s perfect for corners, but why not use it as an allover design?

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Medium 9781611690477

Talkin’ Turkey!

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Talkin’ Turkey!

QUILT SIZE: 84˝ x 97 ½˝


I love red! I am drawn to red fabric at every turn, especially when found in antique quilts. If I’m browsing for fabric, without anything particular in mind, I gravitate toward red. When I spent time digging through my strings, I found I had more red strings than any other color – even when compared to blue!

This presented a challenge – how far could I go with just these strings and scraps in every shade of red I could find- from pinky rosy red to orange rusty red to juicy tomato, fire engine and all the way to burgundy and everywhere in between? This is the result. I used every kind of fabric in here as long as it was red. You’ll find funky Maryland crabs, Lucky Cows, Christmas fabrics, and even a gifted piece of Central Michigan Chippewas!

The neutral side is just as varied, including some “I dare ya” prints – as in “I dare ya to throw in those hideous Sun Bonnet Sues!” And I did. I even threw in some Millennium fabric. The more you throw in, and the more it clashes, the better it is. Believe me – though the design is based on a traditional Turkey Tracks block, this quilt is no turkey!

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Medium 9781617450099

Chapter Five: Gallery

Kate Carlson Colleran C&T Publishing ePub



Rebecca’s Quilt
Pieced by Alyssa Colleran DesRosier and quilted by Connie White (from the project Bella)

Winter Garden Path
Pieced by Virginia Charmion Ganucheau and quilted by Linda Forsyth (from the project Down the Garden Path)

Evelyn with Crayons
Pieced by Sharon Jarvis and quilted by Sally Mowers (from the project Sassy 16)

Not a Plain Jane
Pieced and quilted by Kate Colleran (from the project Plain Jane)

Wendy’s Line Dance
Pieced and quilted by Wendy E. Arend (from the project Line Dance)

Picturesque Holiday
Pieced by Sandra Carminati and quilted by Mary Ellen Ruhling (from the project Picturesque)

Irene’s Quilt for Wayne
Pieced by Irene Markman and quilted by Dorothy Gionet (from the project Wayne’s Quilt)

Martinis Make Me Dance
Pieced by Karen Ayotte and quilted by Michelle Eno (from the project Dance Party)

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Medium 9781617453366

Projects Using Triangles

Amanda Jean Nyberg Stash Books ePub

Projects Using

T r i a n g l e s

Chain of Diamonds

Finished block: 2˝ × 2˝    •    Finished quilt: 50˝ × 60˝

This quilt uses binding triangles: the little corners that are cut off when mitering strips of binding together. The triangles are pieced onto the background blocks in a free-form manner. When the blocks are assembled, the points won’t necessary align, but that is intentional. There is no need to be concerned with precision until it’s time to assemble the blocks.

Pieced and quilted by Amanda Jean Nyberg


White and cream-colored scraps: about 3½ yards total

960 binding triangles (see project introduction), or scraps of pink, red, orange, yellow, green, aqua, gray, and black: about ⅓ yard total of each color

Backing: 3½ yards

Binding: ⅝ yard

Cotton batting: 58˝ × 68˝


WOF = width of fabric


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Medium 9781617451867

Scattered Leaves

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

scattered leaves

This runner will be the perfect addition to your fall decor. Scattered appliquéd leaves are framed by a simple pieced border.

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished runner: 24½˝ × 48½˝ | finished block: 8˝ × 8˝


Assorted tans: ¾ yard total for appliqué backgrounds

Assorted browns: ½ yard total for appliquéd frames and pieced borders

Assorted greens: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Assorted oranges and rusts: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Assorted yellows and golds: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Paper-backed fusible web: 2 yards

Batting: 29˝ × 53˝

Backing and binding: 1¾ yards


Cut from assorted tans:

10 squares 8½˝ × 8½˝

Cut from assorted browns, greens, oranges, rusts, yellows, and golds:

64 rectangles 2½˝ × 4½˝

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Medium 9781617452826

Stardust and Moonbeams

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

MADE BY Emily Breclaw

The charm of this mini-quilt lies in the irregularity of the tiny pieced singles. Use leftover scraps from Hello, Orionor any small bits of special fabric.


INDIGO: Scraps to total ⅝ yard (Each scrap should measure about 2¾˝ × 1¾˝.)

YELLOW: ¼ yard

TAUPE: ½ yard

LIGHT GRAY: ⅝ yard

BORDER: ¼ yard

BACKING: ¾ yard

BINDING: ⅓ yard

BATTING: 26˝ × 28˝


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


•If using yardage, cut 6 strips 2¾˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 114 rectangles, 2¾˝ × 1¾˝.


•If using scraps, select 114 scraps approximately 1¾˝ × 2¾˝.


•Cut 1 strip 2¾˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 6 rectangles, 2¾˝ × 1¾˝.

•Cut 1 strip 2¼˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 6 triangles.


•Cut 2 strips 4˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 9 hexagons.

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Medium 9781571206626

Geometric Explosion

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

Wall/Crib: 40˝ × 40˝

Twin: 64˝ × 84˝

Queen: 84˝ × 92˝


Yardages are based on 42˝-wide fabric.





Fabric #1

1¼ yards

3⅞ yards

5¼ yards

Fabric #2

⅜ yard

¾ yard

1 yard

Fabric #3

¾ yard

2¼ yards

3½ yards

Fabric #4

½ yard

1¼ yards

1⅝ yards

Fabric #5

½ yard

¾ yard

1 yard

Fabric #6

¾ yard

1½ yards

2¼ yards

Paper-backed fusible adhesive (based on 12˝ width)

3 yards

7⅞ yards

9⅞ yards


44˝ × 44˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

68˝ × 88˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

88˝ × 96˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)


Leftovers or ⅝ yard

Leftovers or 1 yard

Leftovers or 1⅛ yards


44˝ × 44˝

68˝ × 88˝

88˝ × 96˝




Number of Pieces*

Fusible Adhesive

Fabric #1


Size of Pieces


Number of Pieces*

Size of Pieces

Number of Pieces*

Size of Pieces

4 of each

5˝, 6˝, 7˝, 8˝ circles

4 of each

5˝, 6˝, 7˝, 8˝, 9˝ circles

4 of each

5˝, 6˝, 7˝, 8˝, 9˝, 10˝ circles

4 of each

3˝, 4˝, 5˝ squares

4 of each

3˝, 4˝, 5˝, 6˝ squares

4 of each

3˝, 4˝, 5˝, 6˝, 7˝ squares


7˝ squares

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Medium 9781607054412


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 9781935362760

Rectangle Wrangle

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Rectanglel Wrangle

Rectanglel Wrangle





Bargello style quilts have always appealed to me. Scrappy ones of course, are a favorite! This one is another take on Bargello in Plaid which appeared in the original Scraps & Shirttails book. My mind often plays with options, and this one soon followed. What would happen if I cut the constructed panels into rectangles instead of squares? Could I arrange them some way that the design would emphasize the diamond pattern I had in my head? Solid black on the diagonal was the ticket, and this is the result!

Fabric requirements

For the blocks and borders

2 yards black solid

10 1/2 yards assorted light and dark shirting scraps

Uphill and Downhill blocks

Make 42 Uphill blocks and 42 Downhill blocks – 6 1/2” x 12 1/2” unfinished, finishing at 6” x 12”.

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Medium 9781607058861

Chapter 10. Royal Family

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

Shiny metallic thread and gold acorn cap crowns help make the king, queen, prince, and princess look impressively regal. In addition to the royal family, a crew of characters including a jester, knight, and wizard add to the medieval entourage.

For more specific directions, see these sections:

Basic Materials for Most Dolls

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




Legs and Arms

Wind metallic thread around the arms and legs after the dolls’ armatures have been wrapped with embroidery floss. Crisscross the thread up and down, making a pattern on top of the original layer of floss wrapping.


Use a combination of floss and metallic thread to decorate the felt clothing with embroidery stitches.


Spray paint the acorn caps, covering only the outside, because glue will adhere better to the unpainted inside surface.

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Medium 9781607059790

Starlet Mini Quilt

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Mini Quilt

QUILT SIZE: 28˝ × 28˝

BLOCK SIZE: 24˝ × 24˝

I love making a project with giant quilt blocks. It gives me the chance to make something a little more intricate, and it only takes a few blocks to make a good-sized project. One block makes a lovely mini quilt for your wall or table, but don’t stop there. Check out Bright Idea! for more variations.


Starlet Mini Quilt

28˝ × 28˝

Making the Quilt


1Right sides together, pair the following 6˝ squares:

+1 pair of white/black

+2 pairs of red/black

+4 pairs of white/red

2Refer to Half-Square Triangle Quartet to make 4 half-square triangles from each pair of squares, for 28 total. Trim each to 3½˝ square.

Make 4 half-square triangles from each pair of squares.

3Follow the Block Unit Assembly diagram to make 1 center unit, 4 corner units, and 4 side units.

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Medium 9781571206220

Pastel Picnic

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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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 9781617450150

Swedish Tomte Softie

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Swedish Tomte Softie

Finished Size: 5˝ × 12˝

Tomtes are mischievous little spirits in charge of protecting the home and the people who live there. They don’t ask for too much, just that we believe in them and offer them a steamy bowl of Christmas porridge with a dab of butter on Christmas Eve.


Red and white cotton print 1: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Red and white cotton print 2: 1 fat quarter or ¼ yard

Wool-blend felt: 4 squares 6˝ × 6˝ (1 square each of red, white, pink, and brown)

Muslin or other scrap fabric: 1 fat quarter or 2 pieces 4½˝ × 5½˝

Polyester filling: 2 ounces

Dry beans: ½ cup

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

Fine-tip permanent marker

White printer/copier paper, 8½˝ × 11˝: 6 sheets (or 1 sheet 14˝ × 17˝ tracing paper)

Basting glue (I recommend Roxanne Glue-Baste-It.)

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Medium 9781571209603

Trip Around the World

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub


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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