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Medium 9781571206220

Rainbow Twist

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 9781571204042

Danish Square

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF

One afternoon last year, while my daughter, Adrienne, and I were in Copenhagen, I looked out our hotel room window onto the old town square. The fading sunset struck the uppermost rooflines of the buildings, reflecting golden sunlight. The view was so beautiful I immediately wanted to capture the image in a quilt.

Just about any fabric palette or theme will work for this quilt. Just be sure to keep contrast in value— lightness and darkness—in mind when you select the background and fat-quarter fabrics.

Materials

Fat quarters require 171⁄2˝ × 20˝ of usable fabric. All other yardages are based on 40˝-wide fabric.

■ Fat quarters of 7 assorted

fabrics, ranging in value from medium to dark, for blocks

■ 7⁄8 yard of light fabric for blocks

■ 1⁄4 yard of fabric for inner border

■ 11⁄8 yards of fabric for outer border

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■ ⁄8 yard of fabric for binding

■ 1⁄2 yard of fabric for hanging sleeve

■ 35⁄8 yards of fabric for backing

■ 47˝ × 63˝ piece of batting

Cutting

From each fat quarter:

Cut 6 strips, 21⁄2˝ × 20˝; crosscut into:

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Medium 9781607059974

Beautiful Bow-Tie Belt

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Beautiful Bow-Tie Belt

What Do I Need?

⅜ yard of fun fabric

½ yard of featherweight fusible interfacing

2 D-rings (1˝)

Fun-colored sewing thread to coordinate with the fabric

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Using an iron

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

Prepare the Pieces

1.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 6˝ × 10˝ for the bow tie.

2.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 3˝ × 3½˝ for the center piece of the bow tie.

3.Cut 1 piece of fabric and 1 piece of interfacing to measure 5˝ wide and your waist measurement plus 8˝ in length for the belt.

TIP

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 26. Take a Day Off

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

Sometimes you’ve got to go find your soul on the road.

I am not one of those people who would ever tell anyone to get into their studio no matter what and sit there and move their hands until the creative spirit strikes. There are other books for that. There are books that tell you to be orderly and disciplined as you pursue your passion, to treat it like a job, to punch in on the time clock, to be diligent and earnest in your efforts—constant, consistent, patient. These books want you to sit around in the studio and wait until a butterfly flies into the room. Precisely because you have been in there waiting, you will be ready for it. It’s sort of like fishing for magic—if you wait long enough, something wonderful will happen.

Then again, you could just take the day off—actually go fishing, connect with the natural world and your senses—and come back filled with inspiration and magic, ready to get to work. Personally, I’ll go with the second option any day.

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Medium 9781611690477

Talkin’ Turkey!

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Talkin’ Turkey!

QUILT SIZE: 84˝ x 97 ½˝

BLOCK SIZE: 12˝ FINISHED

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 9781607054412

Broken Glass

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub
Medium 9781617450426

Embellish: Zipper-Shoulder Sweater

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Embellish

Zipper-Shoulder Sweater

I love a long, comfy sweater, but sometimes they’re a little too plain. Rather than always adding on accessories, I often like projects that involve a simple, functional embellishment. Metal zippers that are designed to be exposed come in several colors and lengths, so you can have your pick. Choose one that matches—or boldly contrasts with—a plain sweater.

This technique works great on a raglan-sleeve sweater, like the one shown, but you could also add this embellishment on a side seam near the hem of any sweater, or along the shoulder seam of of a basic crewneck with straight shoulder seams.

You Will Need:

•Pullover sweater (raglan sleeve style recommended to get this look)

•Coordinating zipper, 9˝ (23cm) to 11˝ (28cm) (slightly shorter than the front shoulder/sleeve seam on your sweater)

•⅛ yard (12cm) iron-on interfacing close to sweater color

•Zipper foot

•Standard sewing supplies

Get It Done

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Medium 9781607059790

Splitting a Big Project into Manageable Pieces

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 9781617451867

Spooky Spiders

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

spooky spiders

These appliquéd spiders will add a spooky touch to your holiday decorating.

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished runner: 22½˝ × 56½˝ | finished border block: 3˝ × 5˝

materials

Assorted oranges: 1 yard total for pieced background and pieced border

Black: ½ yard for spiders, eyes, and web

White: Scraps for spider eyes

Assorted black tone-on-tones: ¾ yard total for pieced border

Green: Scraps for pieced border

Purple: Scraps for pieced border

Paper-backed fusible web: 1 yard

Batting: 27˝ × 61˝

Backing and binding: 1¾ yards

cutting

Cut from assorted oranges:

10 rectangles 8½˝ × 10½˝

Cut from assorted black tone-on-tones:

112 rectangles 1½˝ × 3½˝

2 rectangles 2½˝ × 3½˝

Cut from orange, green, and purple:

28 rectangles 1½˝ × 3½˝

piecing

Seam allowances are ¼˝ unless otherwise noted.

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Medium 9781571205520

Morning Has Broken

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

1

1 ⁄4 yards each of 4 lighter to darker plain fabrics for

Nine-Patch blocks

7

1

3

27⁄8 yards for outer border

⁄8 yard each of 4 lighter to darker print fabrics for squares

⁄2 yard for first border

⁄8 yard for second border

75⁄8 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)

3

Batting: 90˝ × 102˝

Sewing

Refer to Perfect Piecing, pages 11–13. Press in the direction of the arrows indicated in the illustrations.

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄2˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

⁄4 yard for binding

Cutting

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

From each of 4 plain fabrics:

Cut 27 strips 11⁄2˝ × 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 of 4 print fabrics:

Cut 7 strips 31⁄2˝ × width of fabric. Cut into

31⁄2˝ × 31⁄2˝ squares as follows:

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 6.

Make 3.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Make 6.

Make 3.

3

4

4

3

3

4

Make 6.

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Medium 9781571209603

Trip Around the World

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED QUILT SIZE

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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Medium 9781571205797

Trip Around the World

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

6½˝ × 6½˝

◆ TIME:

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Two light taupes: ⁄ yard or scraps of each

Six medium taupes: ⁄ yard or scraps of each

Five dark taupes: ⁄ yard or scraps of each

Dark brown inner border: ⁄ yard

Light brown outer border: ¼ yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: ¼ yard

Kyoto Dreams, 11¼˝ × 11¼˝, Terrie Sandelin, quilted by Vickie Bajtelsmit, 2007

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the 13-Square—Trip Around the World variation, right.

Patches

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

Cut each patch 1˝ × 1˝.

Medium taupe (C): Cut a strip

1˝ × 12˝. Crosscut into 12 patches.

Medium taupe (E): Cut a strip

1˝ × 20˝. Crosscut into 20 patches.

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A B C D E F G F E D C B A

B C D E F G H G F E D C B

C D E F G H I H G F E D C

D E F G H I J I H G F E D

5

E F G H

I

6

F G H

I

J

Medium taupe (G): Cut a strip

1˝ × 24˝. Crosscut into 24 patches.

7

G H

I

8

F G H

2

3

Medium taupe (L): Cut a strip

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Medium 9781617451867

Jack In The Window

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

jack in the window

Add to your Halloween decor with this fun-to-make wall quilt.

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished quilt: 38½˝ × 38½˝ | finished block: 10˝ × 10˝

materials

Assorted white-and-black prints: 1 yard total for appliqué backgrounds

Black: ⅞ yard for lattice and appliquéd faces

Assorted oranges: ¾ yard total for pumpkins and lattice squares

White: Scrap for teeth

Paper-backed fusible web: 2½ yards

Batting: 43˝ × 43˝

Backing and binding: 2½ yards

cutting

Cut from assorted white-and-black prints:

9 squares 10½˝ × 10½˝

Cut from black:

24 rectangles 2½˝ × 10½˝

Cut from assorted oranges:

16 squares 2½˝ × 2½˝

appliquéing

Refer to Appliqué. Use the Jack in the Window patterns (pullout).

1. Cut 9 each of pattern pieces 1–3. Cut 18 of pattern piece 4. Cut 1 each of pattern pieces 5–13. Cut 1 and 1 reverse each of pattern pieces 14 and 15. Cut 6 strips of varying lengths between ¾˝ and 1¼˝, all at ¼˝, for 16.

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Medium 9781607059899

Baby Jacks

Amy Garro Stash Books ePub

BABY JACKS

FINISHED BLOCK: 12 × 12˝

FINISHED QUILT: 36˝ × 36˝

This version of the jumping jacks block has fewer seams to match than in Jumping Jacks, making it easier to construct. This pattern lends itself well to scrappy piecing, while still looking cohesive by having one color group for the jumping jacks and another for the “bow ties.”

Materials

I used a variety of low-volume prints with grays and blues to create a fun baby boy quilt. Since you only need a little bit of each fabric, I was able to use up a lot of smaller scraps from my stash on this project.

Whites: 9 assorted prints, ¼ yard each

Blues: 9 assorted prints, 1 fat eighth of each

Grays: 6 assorted prints, 1 fat eighth of each

Backing: 44˝ × 44˝

Batting: 44˝ × 44˝

Binding: ½ yard (for 2½˝-wide binding strips)

Fabric labels or your favorite fabric-marking pen

Patterns: Make 18 copies each of Baby Jacks patterns A and B on your favorite 8½˝ × 11˝ paper-piecing paper.

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Medium 9781577319443

Chapter 8: Weaving It All Together

Jennifer Lee New World Library ePub

Put the Finishing Touches on Your Right-Brain Business Plan

Throughout this creative planning process, you’ve delved into specific sections of your business plan. You’ve looked at your big vision, your business landscape, your perfect customers, your numbers, your goals, and your actions. Whew, how’s that for getting a handle on this crazy thing called a business plan? Yay, you! Now you get to integrate all the different parts in a way that inspires you. It’s as if you’ve gathered swatches of exquisite fabric and you’re ready to sew them into a magnificent patchwork quilt. With your finished piece, you’ll be able to step back and see how it all fits together and where your plan is taking you.

This chapter will help you put the finishing touches on your plan, including crafting any outstanding sections and adding any crowning embellishments. We’ll make sure there aren’t any pieces missing. Plus, we’ll explore how to tailor your visual plan to suit the suits, if a loan or investor backing is what’s needed next in your business.

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