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Medium 9781607056430

Choosing Fabrics

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Amy Walsh

People often ask us if we get tired of making quilts out of squares and rectangles. The answer is a resounding no! If you love fabric as much as we do, sewing straightforward patterns with simple lines is the most direct and fastest way to get from having yardage to having a finished quilt. Many people think that only beginners sew quilts with squares and rectangles. Not true! When you make a quilt in which the piecing does not give you angst, you are free to explore many possibilities with color, different types of fabrics and prints, different block sizes and layouts, and so on. These quilts can be achieved with a minimum of fuss in terms of materials. You need only the basics, an adventurous spirit, and an open mind.

If we have learned anything in our years of designing and publishing patterns, it is that most quilters have a desire to branch out, explore things outside of their comfort zone, and create works of art that reflect their personality. Janine and I are constantly looking at our environment and auditioning elements for possible patterns. I find, however, that I am more apt to make a pattern out of a variation of something I have seen. In this same spirit, we meet many quilters who express a desire to change patterns. They’ll frequently ask us if we’d be offended if they set the blocks differently or change a square block into a rectangular block. We’re never offended by a “morph” of our designs. In this book, we’ve tried to provide you with not only inspiration in the form of finished quilts but also the tools needed to make these quilts your own. Use the color and design information, as well as the variations provided at the end of each chapter, to make changes as you see fit.

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Medium 9781617450242

Curving Lines

Cameli, Christina C&T Publishing ePub

  CURVING LINES

Lines with gentle curves provide great texture and frequently get us from one place to the next in our designs. These lines don’t need to be precise or perfect. Just head in the direction you want to go and let your line wiggle as much or as little as you’d like.

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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 9781571206220

Freeze Frame

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZES: 10″ × 10″, 5″ × 5″ FINISHED LAP QUILT: 79½″ × 79½″

Rich, textured solids in a variety of colors make this quilt lusciously vibrant. The pieced border frames the quilt top for a traditional look. Leave off the border for a more modern-looking quilt top.

4¼ yards total assorted brights for pieced blocks

¾ yard teal for inner border

1¾ yards total assorted brights for pieced border blocks

1⅛ yards brown for lattice in pieced border

7¼ yards backing and binding

84″ × 84″ batting

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced blocks:

36 squares 3½″ × 3½″

72 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

144 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

144 rectangles 1½″ × 7½″

72 rectangles 2″ × 10½″

Cut from the teal for the inner border:

2 strips 3″ × 60½″ for the side borders*

2 strips 3″ × 65½″ for the top and bottom borders*

* Cut 7 strips 3″ × fabric width, piece the strips end to end (see page 9), and cut the border pieces.

Cut from the assorted brights for the pieced border blocks:

144 squares 1½″ × 1½″

192 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

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Medium 9781571205797

Triangle Charm

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

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