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Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

What Do I Need?

Cotton clothesline (can be found in a hardware store)


¼ yard of quilting-weight fabric

Fun-colored thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Prepare the Pieces

Cut strips of fabric ½˝ × the full width of the fabric, selvage to selvage. You should only need around 4 or 5 strips.

Let’s Make It

Cut a piece of clothesline approximately 75˝ long.

Apply some glue to the tip of a fabric strip.

Glue the strip to the cotton clothesline and begin wrapping the fabric around the clothesline on an angle, making sure to wrap tightly and with the fabric strip overlapping each time around the clothesline.

1.When you get to the end of a fabric strip, simply apply some glue and then start on a new strip.

2.Continue wrapping until you have filled the length of clothesline.

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November—Turkey Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

    yard total assorted lights for pieced background

   ½ yard total assorted golds for pieced border

    yard each of 2 browns for turkey head and body

    yard total assorted reds, rusts, golds, and greens for appliqué pieces

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1½ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P11. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

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

Cut 20 squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ from the assorted golds for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–11.

Cut 2 each of appliqué pieces 12 and 13.

Cut 15 of appliqué piece 14.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

1. Make the pieced background.

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Intimate Connections

Nancy Lee Murty C&T Publishing ePub

Finished blocks: 12″ × 12″

Finished quilt: 72″ × 72″

Skill level: Intermediate

One of the first things my sister, Peg, did after moving to her new home out of state was visit her local shop and join the quilt guild. It was a simple way to connect to her new community and meet great people with whom she had plenty in common. Quilting groups, whether a small circle or a large guild, are typically generous, caring groups offering support—not only to other quilters and their families, but also to their communities. Who wouldn't want to be associated with that sisterhood!

I designed Intimate Connections with these strong and growing bonds in mind. Think of the individual stars as quilters, families, or the community. The flowing leaf appliqué surrounding each star joins them together, creating a growing, flowering connection that unites us all.

Light yellow: 2 yards for background

Yellow: 1 yards for background

Rose: ¾ yard for star points

Blue floral: ½ yard for star centers

Paisley: ½ yard for star centers

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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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Red Square

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

60″ × 75″

This incredibly simple quilt is the ideal gift for that friend who is a lover of neutrals. This throw will add just the smallest pop of color, but a lot of sophistication, to any couch. For the background fabric, I used some lovely natural linen that has a wonderful texture and adds a great weight and drape to the quilt.

Quilting with linen can prove to be a touch difficult. It doesn’t “stick” to cotton batting the way quilting cottons do, and it can shift more as you quilt through the layers. I pin baste more densely than normal to compensate for this shifting. This could be an opportunity to try spray basting to see if you like it (page 133).

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (light brown): 2¾ yards (60″-wide linen)

or 3 yards (42″-wide cotton) for background*

Fabric B (tan): yard

Fabric C (red): 14½″ × 13½″

Backing: 4¼ yards

Binding: yard

*Because linen comes wider than quilting cottons, fabric requirements and cutting instructions for both are included here.

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

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