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Medium 9781617450426

Embellish/Remake: Colorblock Sweater Makeover

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub


Colorblock Sweater Makeover

Put together two sweaters or tees to make the best of each of them. I used the sleeves from a sweater I was no longer crazy about, and the body of a sweater I liked but wished had full-length sleeves.

If you like this technique, make several and play around with where you place the colorblocks. How about contrast sweater cuffs, or a colorblock band under the bust, in the middle of the torso, or halfway down the sleeves? You could even experiment by combining three tees!

You Will Need:

•Two sweaters, knit tops, or tees (both should be the same size, gauge, and weight)

•Standard sewing supplies

•Walking foot (recommended)

Get It Done

1. Try on the main body sweater and mark with a pin the place on the sleeve where you want the colorblocking to begin. Place both sweaters flat on a surface. Align the sweaters at the neck edge and both shoulders. The arms, laid flat, should be the same width and size. Press them flat if necessary.

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Medium 9781571205797

Horizontal Rows

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF



7˝ × 8˝




Fabric Requirements

Black: ⁄ yard or scraps

Dark blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Medium blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Light blue: ⁄ yard or scraps

Off-white: ⁄ yard or scraps

Burgundy for inner border and foundation triangles: ⁄ yard

Beige for outer border and foundation triangles: ⁄ yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: ⁄ yard

Desert Sand, 11¼˝ × 12¼˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the Pyramid

Triangle—Horizontal Rows variation, right.


You may want to add an extra ½˝–1˝ to each strip length for minor cutting adjustments.

Cut a 1½˝ × 2˝ rectangle for each patch. Use the Pyramid Triangle patch template on the pullout to trim the rectangles to size.

Black (I): Cut a strip 1½˝ × 12˝.

Crosscut into 6 patches.

Burgundy (B, H, O): Cut a strip

1½˝ × 40˝. Crosscut into 20 patches.

Off-white (A, G, J, P): Cut strips 1½˝ wide for a total of 52˝ in length.

Crosscut into 26 patches.

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Medium 9781571208330

May—Flower Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

    yard total assorted tans for pieced background and appliqué pieces

   1 yard total assorted greens for pieced border andappliqué pieces

    yard total assorted yellows for appliqué pieces

   ¼ yard total assorted reds for appliqué pieces

   ¼ yard total assorted oranges for appliqué pieces

   Scrap of black for appliqué pieces

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

   1½ yards paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P5. 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 greens for the pieced border.

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–24.

Cut 1 each and 1 reverse each of appliqué pieces 25–27.

Cut 17 of appliqué piece 28.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

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Medium 9781571209603

Log Cabin

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub


Crib: 40″ × 50″

Lap: 60″ × 60″

Twin: 68″ × 86″

Queen: 92″ × 88″

Log Cabin blocks are one of the indisputable classics of traditional quilting. If we take this simplicity and go big, we end up with this scrappy skyscraper of log cabins using a variety of strip widths and prints.

When choosing the fabrics, pick 8 unique prints that vary in color and design. You want to have as much contrast as possible among the large concentric loops of color that ring the quilt.

If the Sew First column is checked, then sew together the first cut strips end-to-end and press seams open before making the second cut. A 40″ width of fabric is assumed for calculations. Label your cut pieces with the loop number and size. Be sure to use the Quilt Size column to establish which strips to cut for the size quilt you are making.

∗C = crib, L = lap, T = twin, Q = queen ∗∗wof = width of fabric

Use a precise ¼″ seam allowance while sewing the strips together. Slight variations in the seam width can multiply quickly in this quilt. Press all seams to the outside.

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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 9781617455063

Flirty Feathers

Natalia Bonner Stash Books ePub


Swirled Flirty Feather

The Swirled Flirty Feather is very forgiving, making it a great place to start practicing your feathers. This design is shown on a single solid block, but the pattern is great in the negative space of a modern quilt or even as a border design. Have fun with this playful feather design.

STEP 1 Beginning in the lower left corner, stitch a single swirl spine with a feather on the end.

tip At this point, if you are comfortable and feel like you have good control over your machine, you can stitch back down the spine to the lower left corner. If you do not feel like you are ready to do that, simply stop, and then start stitching again in the lower left corner.

STEP 2 At the bottom left corner, bottom of the spine, begin stitching feathers. Stitch a single feather on the right side of the spine. Continue stitching feathers on the right side of the spine, filling in the block as much as possible.

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Medium 9781571203236

2. Getting Started

Judy Sisneros C&T Publishing ePub

Beyond the Reef, 64" x 74" Judy Sisneros, 2005.

The preparation for making this type of quilt is simple. Just cut some squares and rectangles from your focus fabric, along with strips of the focus and companion fabrics, and you are ready to sew! The cutting suggestions and guidelines that follow are for a typical wallhanging six blocks across and seven or eight blocks long. The block sizes are all based on multiples of 6". The size is about 45" × 51" or 57", including a 1¼" finished inner border and a 3" finished outer border. Projects begin on page 22.

Cutting Instructions

Always start with a new blade in your rotary cutter. It will save you time and headaches.

Before cutting the squares or rectangles, trim the selvage edge. Also, be sure to cut all pieces on the straight of grain; you don’t want bias edges.

Focus Fabric

1. Cut 2 squares 12½" × 12½", being careful not to cut both pieces from the same position on the fabric. These squares will be an important part of the design. (For example, do not have the same large flower in the same place in both squares.)

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Medium 9781607054863


Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

45″ × 60″

This cute baby quilt with a boxy pattern will be loved by both parent and child. A simple graphic pattern like this goes well in any modern and cool nursery.

I chose to frame one of the boxes in a polka dot brown fabric. I thought this pattern would add a bit of interest and youthfulness to the baby quilt. Feel free to frame any or all of the boxes in a different fabric!

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (blue): 2¼ yards for background

Fabric B (brown): ¼ yard

Fabric C (ivory): ½ yard

Fabric D (brown print): 1½″ × WOF (selvage to selvage)

Backing: 3 yards

Binding: ¾ yard

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

Fabric A (blue)

1. Cut 1 strip 11½″ × WOF; trim A1 and A3.

2. Cut 1 strip 9½″ × WOF; trim A4 and A5.

3. Cut 1 strip 8½″ × WOF; trim A6 and A7.

4. Cut 1 strip 9½″ × WOF; trim A8 and A9.

5. Cut 1 strip 11½″ × WOF; trim A10.

6. Cut 1 strip 12½″ × WOF; cut and sew a 6″ × 12½″ scrap to the strip; trim A11.

7. Cut A2.

A1: 3½″ × 11½″

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Medium 9781617450457


Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub



Coasters are simple and fun to make and add to your holiday decor. Choose from eight different designs. They make a great gift-giving idea.

Materials (per coaster)

•2 fabric squares 4½˝ × 4½˝ for coaster front and back

•1 fabric square 4˝ × 4˝ for appliqué background

•Assorted scraps for appliqué pieces and pieced coaster

•1 square 4½˝ × 4½˝ fast2fuse

•Template plastic

•⅛ yard paper-backed fusible web

Make the Coaster

Circle pattern is on pullout.

1. Sandwich the fast2fuse squares between the wrong sides of the coaster front and back squares. Press and fuse the fabrics to the fast2fuse square.

2. Make a plastic template of pattern piece 1. Trace and cut 1 of pattern piece 1.

Appliquéd Coaster

Refer to Appliqué as needed. Circle and appliqué patterns are on pullout.

1. Trace and cut 1 of pattern piece 2 for the appliqué background.

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Medium 9781571205520

Sugar 'n' Spice

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF




⁄2 yard of solid fabrics in each of 4 colorways for

Nine-Patch blocks

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄4˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

⁄4 yard total of assorted prints which coordinate with each of the 4 colorways for squares

Side sets:

Middle sets:







Make 2.

Make 1.


15⁄8 yards for outer border

Assorted scraps for appliqué pieces



23⁄4 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)






Make 2.

Make 1.

Batting: 47˝ × 56˝







Make 2.

Make 1.







Make 2.

Make 1.

⁄8 yard for first border

⁄2 yard for binding


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

From each solid fabric:

Cut 9 strips 11⁄4˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks.

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

Squares, page 13.)

From each colorway of assorted prints:

Making the Nine-Patch Blocks

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

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

Make a few extra blocks for design alternatives.

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Medium 9781611691450

Part One: Planning Your Art Quilt

Ann Loveless Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Part One:

Planning Your Art Quilt


Port Oneida Barn

Port Oneida Barn

42" x 56"

Inspirational photo

“Port Oneida Barn” uses various light blue fabrics for the sky. Dark Green batiks were used for the distant hills. Bright and light green fabrics were selected for shadows from the trees and barn. The barn was a photo transfer onto cotton fabric. The barn was placed to the side for good composition and enhanced by free-motion machine quilting, adding lines to the barn wood, roof, doors and windows. Large trees and a small clump of birches in the distance were fused on to take viewers’ eyes in. Green fabrics were fused and cut into small chips to form leaves. The leaves were then placed and free-motion machine quilted in a circular motion.


When designing a new quilt, it has to be a subject matter that “speaks” to me or excites me. There is nothing worse than working on a scene or using a color combination you do not like.

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Medium 9781571208330

April—Umbrella Quilt

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

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

   ½ yard total assorted light blues for pieced background and appliqué pieces

    yard total assorted rainbow colors for pieced border and appliqué pieces

    yard black for umbrella

    yard for umbrella handle

   ¼ yard yellow for galoshes

   1 yard for backing and binding

   24˝ × 32˝ batting

    yard paper-backed fusible web

Appliqué patterns are on pattern page P4. Refer to page 3 for preparing the appliqué.

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

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

Cut 1 each of appliqué pieces 1–17.

Cut 5 of appliqué piece 18.

Refer to page 3 for general piecing and appliqué instructions.

1. Make the pieced background.

2. Make the pieced borders, and sew them to the quilt top.

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Medium 9781607058861

Chapter 5. Blossom Fairies

Salley Mavor C&T Publishing ePub

Make a collection of fairy dolls, from the tiniest 1½˝ baby to a full-grown 3½˝ fairy. These dolls have floss-wrapped arms and legs, which require more skill and dexterity than the children’s fairy project. Construct their wrapped wire bodies (see Step-by-Step Directions for Doll Bodies) and dress them in bright petal petticoats and embroidered wool felt tunics. After the glue dries, they are ready to fly!

For more specific directions, see these sections:

Basic Materials for Most Dolls

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



Additional Materials

Makes 1 doll.

Wooden bead head 10mm–16mm

Embroidery floss

Wool felt for tunic

Faux flower petals for skirt and wings

Wool fleece for hair

Acorn cap for hat


1. Add the flower petal skirt (see Faux Flowers, Skirts).

2. Embroider the felt tunic and poke the neck through the neck opening.

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Medium 9781617452826

Midsummer Night’s Dream

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

PIECED BY Emily Breclaw
QUILTED BY Amy Jameson

Fabrics: Handcrafted and Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to explore the difference that color and arrangement can make. All the large, bright units are the same pieced medallion, but color choices make each one different. The rosettes surrounding the medallions are identical blocks, with the center rosettes in the inverse color arrangement of the outer rosettes.


NAVY: 7 yards

TURQUOISE: 1⅜ yards

YELLOW: ⅝ yard

ORANGE: ⅜ yard

RED: ½ yard

DARK RED: ⅜ yard


LAVENDER: ⅜ yard

GRAY: ¼ yard

DARK GRAY: ¼ yard

FUCHSIA: ⅝ yard

TEAL: ¼ yard

LIGHT BLUE: ⅜ yard

DARK BLUE: ⅜ yard

GREEN: ⅜ yard

WHITE: ⅜ yard

BORDERS: 1⅛ yards

BACKING: 3 yards of 108˝-wide backing

BINDING: ⅞ yard

BATTING: 94˝ × 106˝


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Medium 9781607059974

Stitchy Stripy Watchband

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Stitchy Stripy Watchband

What Do I Need?

An old watch face with a watchband bar or a watch face from a craft store (I used a watch face with a 1˝ bar. The watch bar is the little bar on each side of the watch face where a strap is normally attached. Use a tape measure or ruler to measure the length of the bar; that will help you decide how wide your fabric should be.)

4˝ × 22˝ strip of fun fabric

4˝ × 22˝ strip of featherweight fusible interfacing

Fun-colored thread to coordinate with the fabric

Snap kit (which includes a snap tool and size 15 or 16 snaps)

Hammer (to use with the snap tool)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

Prepare the Pieces

1.Measure your wrist by wrapping the measuring tape around your wrist twice. The watchband will be super long, so you can wrap it around your wrist twice! Decide on a length that is not too tight and will allow the 2 ends to overlap at least 1˝ and still feel comfortable. Write down that measurement.

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