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Medium 9781571206220

Going Green

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 9781571201478

Shoo Box

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

Shoo Box

Finished size: 63" x 86"

Blocks: Shoo-Fly and Shadow Box

Since this quilt is set on point, it uses large pieced setting triangles along the sides and pieced corner triangles. Careful fabric selection will enable a large purple star to emerge as a secondary design.

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Materials: 42"-wide fabric

Assorted beiges

Green

Red

Purple (includes binding)

Backing

Batting

33⁄4 yards

1 yard

7⁄ 8 yard

3 yards

51⁄ 4 yards

68" x 91"

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Cut the following 42"-long strips and pieces.

Cutting sizes are given in inches.

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C U T T I N G C H A RT

Fabric

Number of strips

Size

SHOO-FLY BLOCK

Beige

Green

Red

Purple

Size

Finished size: 8"

11

9

11

27⁄8

41⁄ 2

27⁄8

SHADOW BOX BLOCK

Beige

First Cut

Number

3

5

6

6

140

140

140

Make 35

27⁄8

27⁄8

x

21 ⁄ 2 x 41 ⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

Finished size 8"

41⁄ 2

33⁄4

21⁄2

47⁄8

24

48

96

48

Second Cut

Make 24

41⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

33⁄4 x 33⁄4

21⁄2 x 21⁄2

47⁄8 x 47⁄8

diagonally once diagonally once

Setting triangles (Make 20) and Corner triangles (Make 4)

Beige

Red

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1

2

1

1

1

1

2

33⁄8

33⁄4

37⁄8

2

23⁄8

27⁄8

21⁄4

20

20

2

4

4

10

20

17⁄8 x 33⁄8

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Medium 9781607059899

Diamonds and Emeralds II

Amy Garro Stash Books ePub

DIAMONDS AND EMERALDS II

FINISHED QUILT: 64˝ × 64˝

Looking for a vivid take on Diamonds and Emeralds I? This version almost shimmers with the subtle color variations and increased negative space that pops against the dark background.

Materials

I chose easy-to-read, bright, and graphic modern prints to go with this bold and graphic quilt pattern. The Mirror Ball Dots fabric gave the quilt more interest than a solid black background would have given; since the diamonds were made from either solids or text fabrics with bright backgrounds, the edges of the diamonds are still quite easy to read. I opted to use a rare Japanese text fabric for the green and yellow fabrics, but I filled in with some solid green since I had very little available. Just use a color card to match the background of the print with a solid quilting cotton fabric to keep your fabrics looking cohesive.

Black: 5¼ yards (for background)

Yellow: ½ yard (for 3 rectangles and 12 diamonds)

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Medium 9781571201478

Kansas Windmill

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

C U T T I N G C H A RT ( c o n t i nu e d )

Fabric

Number of strips

WINDMILL BLOCK (Continued)

Medium green

Light green

Light pink

Blue

Size

First Cut

Finished size 12"

6

3

2

6

21⁄ 2

Size

Number

Make 12

41⁄ 2

27⁄8

21 ⁄ 2

96

48

24

96

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

1

1

1

2

1

1

3

1

41⁄ 2

27⁄8

27⁄8

21 ⁄ 2

27⁄8

41 ⁄ 2

21⁄ 2

27⁄8

12

12

12

28

8

8

40

8

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

27⁄8 x 27⁄8

7

21⁄4

Pieced border

Medium green

Light pink

Blue

Bright pink

Binding

Bright pink

Press carefully after each step, following the direction of the pressing arrows.

3. Sew the remaining units from step 1 to the top and bottom of the 41⁄ 2" light green center square.

Kansas Block

1. Refer to “Quick-Corner Triangles,” page

106, and position a 21⁄ 2" white square on a medium green 21⁄ 2" x 41⁄ 2" rectangle. Stitch to make a triangle corner.

Press. Repeat to make a white triangle on the opposite end. Make four.

2. Sew 21⁄ 2" bright pink squares on both sides of two of the units from step 1.

Make two.

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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 9781935362760

Smith Mountain Morning

Bonnie K. Hunter Kansas City Star Quilts ePub

Smith Mountain Morning

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE: 9”

FINISHED QUILT SIZE: 71” x 80”

PIECING DIAGRAMS.

In May 2010 I had the privilege of teaching for the Virginia Consortium of Quilters in Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. Spring was in full bloom and the surroundings were just breathtaking. Early morning sunrises over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains inspired the name for this pattern, capturing the wonderful memories forever in my mind.

True to the traditions of ages gone by, this design uses scraps of unbleached muslin in a variety of dye lots. Muslin is the perfect accompaniment to recycled plaids, stripes and prints. A bonus bag of brown calicoes dating back to the 1980s and 1990s gifted to me at a trunk show in Marietta, Georgia also played its part in completing the medley of repurposed scraps.

Smith Mountain Morning is a two-block quilt, with the star block, a 54-40 or Fight variation, in two colorways, and a Chimney and Cornerstones log cabin variation which is rotated to complete the design between the stars.

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Medium 9781607059790

Starlet Mini Quilt

Heidi Staples Stash Books ePub

Starlet
Mini Quilt

QUILT SIZE: 28˝ × 28˝

BLOCK SIZE: 24˝ × 24˝

I love making a project with giant quilt blocks. It gives me the chance to make something a little more intricate, and it only takes a few blocks to make a good-sized project. One block makes a lovely mini quilt for your wall or table, but don’t stop there. Check out Bright Idea! for more variations.

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS AND CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS

Starlet Mini Quilt

28˝ × 28˝

Making the Quilt

BLOCK ASSEMBLY

1Right sides together, pair the following 6˝ squares:

+1 pair of white/black

+2 pairs of red/black

+4 pairs of white/red

2Refer to Half-Square Triangle Quartet to make 4 half-square triangles from each pair of squares, for 28 total. Trim each to 3½˝ square.

Make 4 half-square triangles from each pair of squares.

3Follow the Block Unit Assembly diagram to make 1 center unit, 4 corner units, and 4 side units.

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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 9781617450150

Pieced Wool Scarf

Kirstyn Cogan Stash Books ePub

Pieced Wool Scarf

Finished Size: Approximately 6½˝ × 75˝

It’s easy to get funky with this simple pieced scarf—just stack a strip of wool on top of another and stitch! The result is not only a fashionably casual accessory, but the loose layers of wool make it nice and warm too.

Wool comes in a wide range of sizes (and shapes, if you are felting an old wool sweater). I list the basic amounts I used, but you can mix and match to get as funky and creative as you want. There are some amazing dyed wool sources out there (see Resources).

EASY WOOL FELTING

Felting wool at home is easy. Perhaps you have an old wool sweater you can’t wear anymore or you found a great wool skirt at the local thrift store you’d like to felt. Just wash it in very hot water and dry it in the dryer. Repeat. Easy, huh? Wool felted from a sweater works great for projects like the Pieced Wool Scarf. Follow the project cutting list, or simply cut a variety of strips from ½˝ to 4˝ wide and have fun!

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Medium 9781617450112

Nicaea Table Runner

Harvey, Tamsin C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED SIZE: 40˝ × 20˝ (102cm × 51cm)

Nicaea is the ancient city now known as İznik, located only a few hours from Istanbul. Throughout history it has been an important town, hosting the First Council of Nicaea by Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325 and the Second Council of Nicaea, which are regarded as the first and seventh ecumenical councils in the early history of the Christian church. It was the interim capital city of the Byzantine Empire between 1204 and 1261. The fall of Constantinople in 1453 resulted in the town losing importance until the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it became the center for ceramic creations.

MATERIALS

Yardage is based on 42˝-wide fabric.

■Light blue: ⅞ yard (70cm) for appliqués

■White: ½ yard (45cm) for border and appliqués

■Dark blue: ⅜ yard (35cm) for background

■Backing: ¾ yard (55cm)

■Binding: ⅜ yard (35cm)

■Batting: 24˝ × 44˝ (61cm × 112cm)

■Fusible web: 48˝ (122cm) of 18˝ wide (46cm)

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Medium 9781571204042

Basic How-Tos

M'Liss Rae Hawley C&T Publishing PDF

Putting It Together:

Basic How-Tos

The fat-quarter quilts in this book are generally easy to make. I’ve streamlined the instructions to take advantage of the various rotary-cutting and quick-piecing techniques we quiltmakers have come to know and rely on.

3. Rotate the fabric (or the mat) 180° and repeat

Step 2 at the opposite edge.

Rotary Cutting

The process for rotary cutting fat quarters is pretty much the same as for cutting yardage, except the fabric pieces are smaller. The following guidelines work for both.

Squaring Your Fabric

Square the edges of your fabrics before rotary cutting them into strips and smaller pieces. Squaring is especially important with fat quarters. The pieces of fabric are small, and every inch is precious. The instructions for each project tell you which edge of the fat quarter to cut.

Press the fabric and fold it carefully before you begin. You need to fold a fat quarter only once. Fold larger pieces twice or break them down so that you can work with a more manageable amount.

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Medium 9781607054412

Hoytyville

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 6″ × 10″ | finished wall quilt: 54½″ × 70½″

Black-and-white prints are mixed with brightly colored fabrics in this simple two-block quilt made from 2½″ strips.

•  2 yards total assorted black-and-white prints for pieced blocks

•  1¾ yards total assorted black tone-on-tone prints for pieced blocks

•  ½ yard total assorted brights for pieced blocks

•  3¾ yards for backing (pieced crosswise) and binding

•  59″ × 75″ batting

Cut 96 rectangles 2½″ × 10½″ from assorted black-and-white prints for pieced blocks.

Cut 124 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″ from black tone-on-tone prints for pieced blocks.

Cut 31 rectangles 2½″ × 6½″ from assorted brights for pieced blocks.

 

Piece Block A as shown. Press. Make 32 blocks.

Piece Block B as shown. Press. Make 31 blocks.

1. Arrange and sew together the blocks in 7 rows of 9 blocks each. Refer to Putting It All Together (below) as needed. Press.

2. Sew together the rows to form the quilt top. Press.

1. Layer the quilt top with batting and backing. Baste or pin.

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Medium 9781571205797

Tumbler Charm

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF
Medium 9781607054412

Marengo

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished block size: 8″ × 8″ | finished lap quilt: 63½″ × 99½″

A collection of fun stripes was used to create this top. The solid fabric lattice strips break up the design and provide a grid for the pieced blocks. In each block, cool colors surround warm colors (and vice versa) to create a subtle secondary design. You’ll need to gather up equal amounts of warm- and cool-colored fabrics.

•  5 yards assorted stripes for pieced blocks and pieced border

•  1¾ yards black for lattice and borders

•  6 yards for backing and binding

•  68″ × 104″ batting

Cut 308 squares 4½″ × 4½″ from assorted stripes for pieced blocks and pieced border.

Cut from black:

•  50 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″ for vertical lattice

•  9 strips 1½″ × 53½″ for horizontal lattice

•  2 strips 1½″ × 89½″ for side inner borders

•  2 strips 1½″ × 55½″ for top and bottom inner borders

•  36 rectangles 1½″ × 4½″ for outer pieced border

 

1. Piece Block A as shown. Press. Make 16 blocks.

Block A—Make 16.

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Medium 9781571209580

Blazing Star: Prism

Helen Frost C&T Publishing ePub

Quilt size: 48” × 48” • Cut strip widths: 1½”, 1¼” • Finished diamond widths: 1”, ¾”

Nine fabrics are placed in the radiating arrangement to make a quilt that truly radiates color. All fabric choices were based on the wonderful border print.

Machine pieced and quilted by Helen Frost, 2009.

Materials

Fabric 1 is for the center of the star points. Fabric 5 is for the widest part of the star points. Fabric 9 is for the outer tips of the star points.

Read pages 7–24 before starting. Refer back to those pages as needed when constructing the quilt.

Cutting

Fabric 1

Cut 1 strip 4½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 4½” for center star.

From the remainder of the strip:

Cut 1 strip 3½” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 1¼” × 3½” for corner stars.

Fabric 2

Cut 1 strip 6½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 6½” for center star.

From the remainder of the strip:

Cut 1 strip 5½” × width of fabric; subcut into 16 strips 1¼” × 5½” for corner stars.

Fabric 3

Cut 1 strip 8½” × width of fabric; subcut into 8 strips 1½” × 8½” for center star.

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