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Medium 9781607059912

One Step at a Time

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 54˝ × 54˝

ONE STEP

AT A TIME

By Melissa Richie

The majority of the fabrics used in this quilt are from Michael Miller and Robert Kaufman.

In life, we often face difficult situations. How do we get through them? By taking one step at a time. Just like this quilt, a sampling of different chevron designs, you can make it if you just take it one step at a time.

—Melissa

ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR QUILT

White solid: 2 yards

Aqua solid: 1⅛ yards

Ice blue print: ⅓ yard

Navy blue prints: a variety totaling at least 2 yards

Green prints: a variety totaling at least 1 yard, including ⅓ yard of 1 print for the quarter-circle blocks

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 1⅞ yards 108˝-wide fabric, or 3⅝ yards standard quilting-width fabric

Batting: 62˝ × 62˝

Card stock or Templar (heat-resistant plastic for hexagon template)

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Medium 9781571206220

Blueberries and Butterscotch

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 9781607058649

The Ugly Fabric Challenge

Becky Goldsmith C&T Publishing ePub

the ugly fabric challenge

FINISHED QUILT: 52˝ × 60˝

Pieced by Becky Goldsmith. Machine quilted by Angela Walters.

I made this quilt with ugly fabric given to me by quilters who read my blog. Who knew there was so much ugly fabric in the world? Refer to Using Colors You Don’t Like to read about the fabric I used in this quilt.

The traditional name for this block pattern is Broken Dishes.

MATERIALS

Half-square triangles can be made many different ways, and you are free to use the method you like best. I calculated the yardage using the method shown in Making Half-Square Triangles. If you use a different method, it may require more fabric and affect the cutting instructions.

Ugly fabric: A variety to total 2½ yards

Background fabric (white): 2½ yards

Binding: ⅞ yard

Backing and sleeve: 3⅞ yards

Batting: 60˝ × 68˝

CUTTING

Ugly fabric:

•Cut 30 strips 2⅞˝ × width of fabric from a variety of fabrics. If your fabric is in small pieces, cut strips 2⅞˝ wide × the length available.

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Medium 9781607051923

Pulling Weeds

Nancy Lee Murty C&T Publishing ePub

Finished block: 12″ × 12″

Finished quilt: 67″ × 67″

Skill level: Intermediate

If you're like me, childhood memories are full of time spent doing chores with family. I recall, quite vividly, pulling weeds in the garden, feeding the chickens, collecting the eggs, helping with the laundry, and the indent goes on. I didn't realize it at the time, but during all of these chores, we were talking, sharing, and even laughing. Indeed, they are some of the fondest memories I have.

As you choose your fabrics, put all of them together on your sewing table or even in a pile on the floor. Then pull the fabrics that don't fit with the others—these are your “weeds.” Just like the garden, your quilt will be that much better from the little bit of time you spend “weeding” your fabrics.

Pale green: 1½ yards for border

Light green: 1⅓ yards for blocks and border corners

Greens: ¾ yard each of 4 for blocks

Reds: ½ yard each of 4 for blocks and flowers

Turquoise blue: ¼ yard for flower hearts

Green: ½ yard for main bias stem

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Medium 9781571201478

Rolling Rosebuds

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

Rolling Rosebuds

Finished size: 72" x 72"

Blocks: Rolling Pinwheel and Rosebud

Choose a bold color for the Rosebud block since it plays such a dominant role and captures our attention. The dark blue and purple triangles in the corners of the blocks form a strong diagonal connection.

Materials: 42"-wide fabric

Rolling P inwheel

33⁄4 yards

21⁄8 yards

3⁄4 yard

11⁄4 yards

1⁄4 yard

11⁄8 yards

41⁄4 yards

76" x 76"

White

Blue (includes binding)

Lavender

Floral print

Purple

Red

Backing

Batting

Cut the following 42"-long strips and pieces. Cutting sizes are given in inches.

Rosebud

C U T T I N G C H A RT

Fabric

Number of strips

ROLLING PINWHEEL BLOCK

White

Blue

Lavender

Floral print

Purple

Red

First Cut

4

4

13

4

4

4

27⁄8

41 ⁄ 2

21 ⁄ 2

27⁄8

41 ⁄ 2

41 ⁄ 2

Make 13

52

52

208

52

52

52

Finished size 12"

6

3

3

2

4

3

27⁄8

47⁄8

41 ⁄ 2

27⁄8

27⁄8

47⁄8

Size

Number

Finished size: 12"

ROSEBUD BLOCK

White

Size

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

Make 12

72

24

48

24

48

24

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

47⁄8 x 47⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

47⁄8 x 47⁄8

Rolling Rosebuds

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Medium 9781607051985

Gold Coast

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mini-Quilt

{Show off some favorite buttons with this fun-to-make mini-quilt.}

Quilted by Kim Schaefer.

Finished mini-quilt: 11″ × 13″

¼ yard total assorted lights for piecing and middle border

yard black for inner and outer borders, backing, and binding

15″ × 17″ batting

35 buttons (optional)

Cut from assorted lights:

• 63 squares 1½″ × 1½″

• 2 strips ¾″ × 10½″ for 2 side middle borders

• 2 strips ¾″ × 9″ for top and bottom middle borders

Cut from black:

• 2 strips 1″ × 9½″ for 2 side inner borders

• 2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for top and bottom inner borders

• 2 strips 1½″ × 11″ for 2 side outer borders

• 2 strips 1½″ × 11″ for top and bottom outer borders

Refer to Putting It All Together diagram (at right).

Arrange and sew together the squares in 9 rows of 7 squares each. Sew together the rows. Press.

1. Sew the 2 side borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

1. Sew the 2 side borders to the mini-quilt. Press toward the borders.

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Medium 9781571208330

July—Star Flowers Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

    yard total assorted dark blues for pieced background

    yard total assorted reds for pieced border and appliqué pieces

   ½ yard total assorted lights for pieced border and appliqué pieces

    yard green for leaves and stems

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

    yard paper-backed fusible web

   6 buttons (optional)

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P7. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

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

Cut 40 rectangles 1˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted reds for the pieced border.

Cut 20 rectangles 2˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted lights for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–19.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

1. Make the pieced background.

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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 9781607051985

Retro Squares

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Wall Quilt

{Simple, framed squares are surrounded by a wide border, giving this quilt a look of timeless appeal. In each block, the center Four-Patch is framed by sets of four rectangles of contrasting colors.}

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

Finished block size: 10″ × 10″

Finished wall quilt: 64½″ × 64½″

yard each of light gray, pink, teal, light yellow, and tan for pieced blocks

yard red for pieced blocks

3 yards black for pieced blocks, lattice strips, and border

4 yards for backing and binding

½ yard for binding if different from backing

69″ × 69″ batting

CUTTING

The pieces for each set of rectangles are listed together.

Cut from light gray, pink, teal, light yellow, and tan for pieced blocks:

• 32 squares 2½″ × 2½″ for centers

• 32 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″ and 32 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

• 32 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″ and 32 rectangles 1½″ × 10½″

Cut from red for pieced blocks:

• 32 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″ and 32 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

Cut from black (first cut border and lattice pieces on the lengthwise grain):

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Medium 9781607053583

THROW: Clematis

Emily Cier C&T Publishing PDF

Clematis Throw quilt assembly diagram

A: 6½˝

A: 7½˝

A: 19½˝

A: 61½˝

A: 61½˝

A: 61½˝

A: 18½˝

A: 8½˝

A: 7½˝

A: 6½˝

C: 3½˝

A: 9½˝

G A: 3½˝

B A: 3½˝

E F C F C F E A: 5½˝

G H G A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A: 2½˝ F E F C F E F A: 4½˝

G: 2½˝ E G: 2½˝ B: 3½˝

A C: 2½˝ F: 2½˝ E F: 2½˝ C: 2½˝ A: 3½˝

B D: 3½˝

A: 7½˝

B: 2½˝ A: 2½˝

B A: 2½˝

B A: 3½˝

F G F A: 3½˝ B: 2½˝ A: 2½˝

H G E G H A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A: 2½˝

F G: 2½˝ H G: 2½˝ F A B: 4½˝

G H G A: 3½˝

G A: 5½˝

C: 3½˝

A: 4½˝

B A: 13½˝

F C F C F E A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A: 3½˝

G A: 8½˝

E F C F E F A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A B G H G B: 2½˝ A: 5½˝

F: 2½˝ E F: 2½˝ C: 2½˝ A B: 3½˝ G: 2½˝ E G: 2½˝ A B: 2½˝ A: 3½˝

C E: 3½˝

C F C B A: 2½˝ G H E: 3½˝

H G A B: 2½˝ A: 2½˝

F: 2½˝ E F: 2½˝ C: 2½˝ A: 4½˝

G: 2½˝ E G: 2½˝ A: 2½˝ B: 4½˝

F E F C F E F A: 6½˝

E F C F C F E A: 7½˝

C: 3½˝

A: 18½˝

A E

A F

C: 2½˝

C F

C: 2½˝

B A: 4½˝

F A: 5½˝

B A: 3½˝

D: 3½˝

A: 14½˝

H F G F H A: 2½˝ B: 2½˝ A H G D F D G H A: 6½˝

H E G H G E H A B: 2½˝ A G H E C E H G A: 5½˝

F G: 2½˝ D G: 2½˝ F B: 3½˝ D: 2½˝ E: 2½˝ D E: 2½˝ D: 2½˝ A: 3½˝

H G E G H B: 4½˝

A H E F C F E H A: 2½˝ B A: 2½˝ H G E G H A: 5½˝

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Medium 9781617450327

Suite 3: Shaggy Leaves

Judith Baker Montano C&T Publishing ePub

SUITE 3: Shaggy Leaves

JSBK3001 Shaggy Leaves Block (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3002 Shaggy Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3002V1 Shaggy Leaves Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3003 Shaggy Leaves Border Block

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBK3003V1 Shaggy Leaves Frame

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBKPANTO3001 Shaggy Leaves P2P Panto

For all printable patterns or digital content: http://tinyurl.com/11090-pattern-download

JSBKPANTO3002 BNC Shaggy Leaves Corner & Border (Available from the link in computer-assisted quilting and embroidery formats)

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Medium 9781607059974

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Patchy Sewn Mirror

Finished Size: 9˝ × 10˝

What Do I Need?

Various sizes of fabric scraps

⅓ yard of Peltex One-sided Fusible 71F interfacing (very stiff)

5˝ × 5˝ mirror plate or thrifted small mirror (You can find mirror plates in the candle section of arts and crafts stores.)

9˝ × 10˝ piece of felt

Approximately 15˝ of thick twine for hanging

Bright fun-colored thread

Hot glue gun

Cardstock or cardboard

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using a hot glue gun

• Using an iron

• Making and using templates

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the pieces

1.Cut 2 pieces of fusible interfacing each to measure 9˝ × 10˝.

2.Cut a few strips of fabric in different widths between 1˝ and 2½˝ and several inches long. You won’t need to worry about exact widths or lengths at this point. We will be following the idea of a Log Cabin quilting block for this. We will be working from a central piece and then adding strips to build outward.

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Medium 9781617453366

Making Scrap Quilts

Amanda Jean Nyberg Stash Books ePub

MAKING

Scrap Quilts

When I start making a quilt, especially a scrap quilt, I rarely have a vision or a plan of how the whole quilt is going to look at the end. I like to start sewing and see where the project takes me. It’s exciting and unpredictable—but in the best way for me. I discover new ideas when working in this manner, and it is never boring. It also means that there is a lot (a lot) of decision making and editing that goes on during the process.

Choosing a Color Scheme

Just because you are making a scrappy quilt doesn’t mean that you have to use all of the colors in every quilt. It is fun to do that, definitely, but sometimes it’s good to choose a few to work with and limit the color palette. For the projects in this book, I did some of each. I went all-out scrappy, as I like to call it, in Mini Nines, All Sizes, and June. For Scrap Happy Rails, I used a warm color palette of pinks, oranges, yellows, and reds. I separated the scraps into warm and cool colors for Hot & Cold, and I used cool colors almost exclusively in Slopes. Subtle is a scrappy twist on a red-and-white quilt.

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Medium 9781617451867

Harvest

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

harvest

A pieced center is surrounded by appliquéd pumpkins and leaves in this fall table topper.

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished table topper: 48½˝ × 48½˝ | finished block: 24˝ × 24˝

materials

Black: ⅓ yard for pieced center block

Assorted greens: ⅛ yard total for pieced center block and appliquéd leaves

Assorted golds, oranges, and rusts: 1 yard total for pieced center block and appliquéd leaves, pumpkins, and acorns

Black tone-on-tone: 2 yards for appliqué backgrounds and corner triangles

Brown: ½ yard for appliqué block borders

Assorted tans and browns: ⅛ yard total for appliquéd stems

Paper-backed fusible web: 1½ yards

Batting: 53˝ × 53˝

Backing and binding: 3⅛ yards

cutting

Cut from black:

1 square 4½˝ × 4½˝

20 squares 2½˝ × 2½˝

Cut from assorted greens:

4 rectangles 2½˝ × 4½˝

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Medium 9781571204462

Rectangles Behind Bars

Judy Sisneros C&T Publishing PDF

Fabric Requirements

(Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.)

FLORAL FOCUS FABRIC: 13 ⁄ 4 yards

GREEN: 11 ⁄ 2 yards for Card Trick blocks, border, and binding

LIGHT PRINT: 2 ⁄ 3 yard for Card Trick blocks

BRIGHT GREEN:

PINK:

1⁄ 4

1⁄ 2

yard for inserted bars

yard for border around center strip sections

BACKING: 11 ⁄ 2 yards *if your fabric is not wide enough, you may need an additional yard

BATTING: 44˝ × 56˝

Cut diagonally twice.

FROM THE GREEN FABRIC, CUT:

2 strips 47⁄ 8˝ × wof

Subcut into:

11 squares 47⁄ 8˝ × 47⁄ 8˝; then cut each square diagonally once for 22 triangles.

1 strip 51 ⁄ 4˝ × wof

Subcut into:

6 squares 51 ⁄ 4˝ × 51⁄ 4˝; then cut each square diagonally twice for 24 triangles.

Cutting Instructions

(wof = width of fabric)

FROM THE FLORAL FOCUS FABRIC, CUT:

2 strips 12˝ × wof, centering the design you want to feature. Cut each strip from a different part of the fabric. Each strip provides more than enough for a strip set.

5 strips 3 1⁄ 2˝ × wof (for border)

5 strips 2 1⁄ 2˝ × wof (for binding)

FROM THE LIGHT PRINT FABRIC, CUT:

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