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think the quick and easy designs in this issue of Easy Quilts are sure to inspire you to start stitching. There’s still plenty of time to finish up a table runner (Christmastide on page 38 or Wave Runners on page 76), wallhanging (Chevrons on

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Finished Size: 62¼" × 62¼" Finished Blocks: 16 (12¾") blocks

QUILT BY Wendy

Sheppard.

FAT QUARTER Friendly

Scrappy Jewels Candy-color fabrics in playful prints make this a favorite quilt for little girls.

Materials 2¾ yards white solid for blocks, sashing, and inner border 24 fat quarters* assorted prints for blocks ¾ yard light blue solid for middle border and binding 1 yard orange print for outer border

Cutting

From orange print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

• 7 (3½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (3½" × 62¾") top and bottom outer borders and 2 (3½" × 56¾") side outer borders.

From each fat quarter, cut:

• 9 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 96 (3½") B squares. • 9 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 176 (2") C squares. • 6 (1½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1½" × 55¾") top and bottom inner borders and 2 (1½" × 53¾") side inner borders. • 24 (1¼"-wide) strips. Piece 5 strips to make 3 (1¼" × 53¾") horizontal sashing rectangles. From remaining strips, cut 28 (1¼" × 13¼") E rectangles, 32 (1¼" × 6½") D rectangles, and 64 (1¼") G squares.

• 1 (6½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (6½") A squares. From remainder of each of 16 fat quarters, cut:

Twin-size quilt batting

• 1 (3½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (3½") F squares.

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

From light blue solid, cut:

4 yards backing fabric

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Riley Blake Designs.

• 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. • 6 (1"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1" × 56¾") top and bottom middle borders and 2 (1" × 55¾") side middle borders.

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D

Block 1 Assembly 1. Referring to Large Corner Unit

Diagrams, place 1 white B square atop 1 print A square, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite corner of square.

E

Block Unit Diagrams

4. Lay out 4 Block Units, 2 white D

rectangles, and 1 white E rectangle as shown in Block #2 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block #2. Make 4 Block #2.

B

D A

E Block #1 Diagrams

Block 2 Assembly

C

1. Referring to Small Corner Unit

Large Corner Unit Diagrams

2. Place 1 white C square atop 1

remaining corner. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to complete 1 Large Corner Unit. Make 48 Large Corner Units. 3. Lay out 4 Large Corner Units, 2 white D rectangles, and 1 white E rectangle as shown in Block #1 Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block #1. Make 12 Block #1.

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Diagrams, place 1 white C square atop 1 print F square, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite corner of square. C F

Quilt Assembly G

Small Corner Unit Diagrams

2. Place 1 white G square atop 1

remaining corner. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to complete 1 Small Corner Unit. Make 64 Small Corner Units. 3. Lay out 4 matching Small Corner Units as shown in Block Unit Diagrams. Join to complete 1 Block Unit. Make 16 Block Units.

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Block #2 Diagrams

1. Lay out blocks, remaining white

E rectangles, and white horizontal sashing rectangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 15. 2. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 3. Add white side inner borders to quilt center. Add white top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 4. Repeat for light blue middle borders and orange print outer borders.

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Finishing

2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

1. Divide backing into 2 (2-yard)

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover feather design (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2Âź" wide light blue strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels.

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Designer Wendy Sheppard, W originally from o Southeast Asia, S ttrained and worked as a chemical a engineer. Currently e sshe resides in northern Virginia with her family. In her spare time she loves to do hand appliquĂŠ, heirloom needlework, and smocking. Her popular quilt designs have been published internationally. K For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

Tried and True Cool blues in the color of tropical waters provide great contrast with a white background. Fabrics shown are Bali Handpaints by Hoffman Fabrics.

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There's No Day Like A There's nothing like a Snow Day with Shannon to keep you cozy and warm. Snuggle up to this frosty new holiday medley of snowflakes, snowmen and stripes. Scoop up some coordinating Kozy Cuddle Solids TM, the perfect stocking stuffer. Looking for a fun activity? Try our pattern freebies Call Me Frosty, Snowmen Stockings and Tree Skirt at www.shannonfabrics.com

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Finished Size: 83" × 107" Finished Blocks: 40 (9") Shoo-fly blocks

QUILT DESIGNED BY Mari MADE AND MACHINE QUILTED BY Peg

Martin. Spradlin.

Patchwork Blu The age-old Shoo-fly block gets a makeover with new prints.

Materials 2 yards blue print 2¾ yards pale blue print 13⁄8 yards dark blue print ¾ yard each of 5 assorted prints in blue and gray ½ yard each of 5 assorted prints in blue and gray Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker (optional)

⁄ yards backing fabric

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King-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

Cutting

From dark blue print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

• 6 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 63 (3½") D squares. • 10 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From blue print, cut:

• 2 (9½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (9½") C squares. • 10 (4½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (4½" × 99½") side borders and 2 (4½" × 83½") top and bottom borders. From pale blue print, cut:

From each ¾ yard piece, cut:

• 2 (37⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (37⁄8") A squares. • 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 32 (3½") B squares. From each ½ yard piece, cut:

• 2 (37⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (37⁄8") A squares. • 1 (3½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 8 (3½") B squares.

• 10 (9½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 110 (9½" × 3½") E rectangles.

from the Indigo Patchwork collection by Connecting Threads.

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Block Assembly 1. Select 1 matching set of 2 A

D

E

squares and 1 B square for Shoofly section of block and 1 matching set of 2 A squares and 4 B squares for block background. 2. Referring to Sew Easy: Quick Triangle-Squares on page 22, make 4 matching triangle-squares using A squares. 3. Lay out triangle-squares and B squares as shown in Block Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Shoo-fly block. 4. Make 40 Shoo-fly blocks.

C

B B

Block Diagrams Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks, blue print C

Finishing

squares, dark blue print D squares and pale blue print E rectangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into rows, join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add blue print side borders to quilt center. Add blue print top and bottom borders to quilt.

1. Dividing backing into 3 (25⁄8-yard)

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lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seams will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with cornerto-corners arcs in blocks, a row of diamonds in sashing, and interlocking circles in the border (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide dark blue print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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Designer Mari Martin’s love for quilting began with her first child, and the first quilt she ever made—the first of many! Now, forty years later, her hobby has grown from that first simple ninepatch baby quilt to a successful career designing quilt patterns.K

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Quick Triangle-Squares Try our quick and easy method to make triangle-squares without cutting triangles. The Fons & Porter Quarter Inch Seam Marker helps you draw accurate stitching lines.

A

B

1. From 1 light and 1 dark fabric, cut 1 square 7⁄8" larger

NOTE: If you are not using the Fons & Porter Quarter

than the desired finished size of triangle-square. For example, to make a triangle-square that will finish 3", cut 37⁄8" squares. 2. Place Quarter Inch Seam Marker diagonally across wrong side of light square, with yellow center line positioned exactly at corners. Mark stitching guidelines along both sides of Quarter Inch Seam Marker (Photo A).

Inch Seam Marker, draw a diagonal line from corner to

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corner across square. Then draw sewing lines on each side of the first line, ¼" away. 3. Place light square atop dark square, right sides facing;

stitch along marked sewing lines. 4. Cut between rows of stitching to make two trianglesquares (Photo B). Press seams toward darker fabric.

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Finished Size: 60" × 84" Finished Blocks: 35 (12") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Tony Jacobson. MACHINE QUILTED BY Penny Barnes.

Frosty Fun These prints may be cool and frosty but the quilt is definitely warm and toasty!

Materials 1½ yards white print 11⁄8 yards light gray print ¾ yard medium gray print

⁄ yard dark gray print for binding 3⁄8 yard blue print 11⁄8 yards green print #1 58

¼ yard green print #2 1½ yards multicolor print 5 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from A Merry Little Christmas collection by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake Designs.

Cutting

From medium gray print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 15 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 36 (1½" × 8½") D rectangles and 36 (1½" × 6½") C rectangles.

From white print, cut:

• 3 (127⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 9 (127⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 18 halfsquare A triangles (1 is extra). • 5 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 72 (2½") B squares.

From dark gray print, cut:

From light gray print, cut:

• 3 (127⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 9 (127⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 18 halfsquare A triangles (9 are extra). NOTE: If cutting A triangles from a directional print, cut squares in half diagonally from upper left to lower right (Cutting Diagram).

• 3 (12 ⁄ "-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (127⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 16 halfsquare A triangles (8 are extra). NOTE: If cutting A triangles from a directional print, cut squares in half diagonally from upper left to lower right (Cutting Diagram). 78

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From blue print, cut:

• 4 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 60 (2½") B squares. From green print #1, cut:

From green print #2, cut:

• 2 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 30 (2½") B squares. From multicolor print, cut:

• 21 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 36 (2½" × 12½") F rectangles and 36 (2½" × 8½") E rectangles.

A Cutting Diagram

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Block Assembly

B

6. Add 2 multicolor print E rectangles

B

1. Join 1 white print A triangle and

and 2 multicolor print F rectangles to 1 Block Center to complete 1 block. Make 18 blocks.

1 light gray print A triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 8 gray triangle-squares.

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out triangle-squares and A MAKE 12

MAKE 6

Nine Patch Unit Diagrams

A

5. Lay out 1 Nine Patch Unit, 2

medium gray print C rectangles, and 2 medium gray print D rectangles as shown in Block Diagrams. Join to make 1 Block Center. Make 18 Block Centers. D C

MAKE 8

F

E MAKE 9

Triangle-Square Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make 9

green triangle-squares using 1 white print A triangle and 1 green print #1 A triangle in each. 3. Lay out 5 blue print B squares and 4 white print B squares as shown in Nine Patch Unit Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 blue Nine Patch Unit. Make 12 blue Nine Patch Units. 4. In the same manner, make 6 green Nine Patch Units using 4 white print B squares and 5 green print #2 B squares in each.

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Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2½-yard)

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with a repeating wavy arc design on blocks, a double grid pattern on white triangles, and a loopy snowflake design in print triangles (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide dark gray print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt

MAKE 12

MAKE 6

Block Diagrams

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blocks as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 27. 2. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

Quilting Diagram

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Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

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Designer Tony Jacobson is T tthe Art Director for Easy Quilts. He and E his wife, Jeanne, h llive in Winterset, IIowa, with two dogs, Harley and d Howie, and one cat, H Barnaby. Tony can also be found teaching online quilt classes at DailyCraftTV.com. K

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

Tried and True Earthy greens give this simple design a more sophisticated look. We used prints from the Gentle Flowers collection by Quilt Gate.

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Finished Size: 66" × 77" Finished Blocks: 72 (7½") blocks

QUILT BY Nancy

Mahoney.

On the Rails These strip pieced blocks look like woven ribbons of red, white, and blue. It’s perfect like this for a patriotic quilt, but you could change the colors for any theme or holiday.

Materials 33⁄8 yards white batik

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½ yard each of 2 blue batiks

⁄ yard dark navy blue batik for

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binding 4¾ yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Quilted in Honor collection by Island Batik.

Cutting

From each navy blue batik, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

• 9 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From each blue batik, cut:

• 6 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. From dark navy blue batik, cut:

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

From white batik, cut:

• 36 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 8 (1½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (1½" × 75") side borders and 2 (1½" × 66¼") top and bottom borders. • 2 (12"-wide) strips. From strips cut 6 (12") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally in both directions to make 24 side setting triangles (2 are extra). • 1 (6¼"-wide) strip. From strip cut 2 (6¼") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 corner setting triangles. From red batik, cut:

Block Assembly 1. Join 2 navy blue batik strips, 2

white batik strips, and 1 red batik strip as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. Make 9 Strip Set #1. From strip sets, cut 42 (8"-wide) #1 segments. 8"

Strip Set #1 Diagram

• 9 (2"-wide) strips for strip sets.

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2. Join 3 white batik strips and 2

blue batik strips as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. Make 6 Strip Set #2. From strip sets, cut 30 (8"-wide) #2 segments. 8"

Strip Set #2 Diagram

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out Segments and white batik

setting triangles as shown in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join into diagonal rows, join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add white batik side borders to quilt center. Add white batik top and bottom borders to quilt.

Finishing Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

1. Divide backing into 2 (23⁄8-yard)

Designer

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with loops on blue and navy batik rails, a row of diamonds on red batik rails, a row of leaf shapes on white batik rails, and continuous curved line designs in setting triangles and border (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide dark navy blue batik strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. 32

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Finished Size: 63" × 63" Finished Blocks: 36 (10½") blocks

QUILT BY Tia

Curtis.

FAT QUARTER Friendly

Meet Me at the Crossroad

Ready to indulge in a fresh stack of fat quarters? Take your pick—this versatile quilt design makes up beautifully in either contemporary or traditional fabrics.

Materials 12 fat quarters* assorted prints in gray, cream, yellow, red purple, green, and teal 1 yard white print 1 yard red print

⁄ yard teal print for binding

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4 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Collage collection by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics.

Cutting

Block Assembly

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

1. Lay out 9 print A squares, as shown

From each fat quarter, cut:

• 4 (4"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 15 (4") A squares. From white print, cut:

• 3 (113⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (113⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 16 half-square B triangles. From red print, cut:

• 3 (113⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (113⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 16 half-square B triangles.

in Nine Patch Block Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Nine Patch block. Make 20 Nine Patch blocks. NOTE: For an added bit of whimsy, Tia replaced two of the Nine Patch blocks with 3 rows of strips cut in widths varying from 7⁄8" to 17⁄8". She also included pieces cut along the selvedges. A

From teal print, cut:

• 7 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. Nine Patch Block Diagrams

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2. Join 1 white print B triangle and

1 red print B triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Block Diagrams. Make 16 Triangle-Square blocks.

B

B

Triangle-Square Block Diagrams

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2-yard)

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover fan design (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2Âź"-wide teal print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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Designer Needing a creative N outlet after long o

99 South Marvin Lane • Waynesville, Ohio 45068

days working as d an Army nurse, a Tia Curtis started T quilting twelve q years ago while h l stationed in Germany. After leaving the Army to be a mother she started a bag business (Camp Follower Bags and Quilts) and now is a longarm quilter and quilt designer living with her husband and three children in

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Leavenworth, Kansas.K

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Finished Size: 343⁄8" × 343⁄8" QUILT BY Wendy

Sheppard.

Christmastide Everyone loves a holiday table topper. Make them for friends and family, but don’t forget to make one for yourself!

Cutting

Materials 1 yard red print for block, border #5, and binding ¾ yard light cream print for block and borders #1 and #3 ½ yard dark cream print for border #4

⁄ yard green stripe for block and

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border #2 1 fat quarter* dark red print for block 1 fat quarter* green print for block 11⁄8 yards backing fabric 40" square quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from Claridge Manor collection by Yuko Hasegawa for RJR Fabrics.

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Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. From red print, cut:

• 1 (10¾"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 2 (10¾") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 4 half-square H triangles. • 4 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 347⁄8") top and bottom border #5 and 2 (2½" × 307⁄8") side border #5. • 4 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From light cream print, cut:

• 1 (6½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 1 (6½") A square. • 1 (23⁄8"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (23⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 24 half-square D triangles. Winter 2013

• 1 (2"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (2") E squares. • 8 (1½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (1½" × 257⁄8") top and bottom border #3, 2 (1½" × 237⁄8") side border #3, 2 (1½" × 207⁄8") top and bottom border #1, 2 (1½" × 187⁄8") side border #1, and 4 (1½" × 12½") F rectangles. From dark cream print, cut:

• 4 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (3" × 307⁄8") top and bottom border #4 and 2 (3" × 257⁄8") side border #4. From green stripe, cut:

• 5 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2" × 237⁄8") top and bottom border #2, 2 (2" × 207⁄8") side border #2, 2 (2" × 9½") C rectangles, and 2 (2" × 6½") B rectangles.

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From dark red print, cut:

4. Lay out Block Center, 16 green

• 1 (2 ⁄ "-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (23⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 8 half-square D triangles. • 1 (1½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (1½") G squares. 38

triangle-squares, 8 red trianglesquares, and 4 light cream print E squares as shown in Block Diagrams. Join into sections; join sections to complete block.

G

F

E

From green print, cut:

• 2 (23⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (23⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 16 half-square D triangles.

Quilt Center Assembly 1. Lay out light cream print A

square, 2 green stripe B rectangles, and 2 green stripe C rectangles. Join as shown in Block Center Diagrams.

H

Block Diagrams

C

B

5. Referring to Quilt Center Diagrams,

A

add 2 light cream print F rectangles to opposite edges of block. 6. Add 1 dark red print G square to each end of remaining F rectangles. Add these to block. 7. Add red print H triangles to bordered block. Trim edges of quilt center ¼" from corners of F rectangles as shown.

Block Center Diagrams

2. Join 1 green print D triangle and

1 light cream print D triangle as shown in Triangle-Square Diagrams. Make 16 green triangle-squares. D D

MAKE 16

MAKE 8

Triangle-Square Diagrams

3. In the same manner, make 8 red

triangle-squares using 1 dark red print D triangle and 1 light cream print D triangle in each.

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Quilt Assembly 1. Referring to Quilt Top Assembly

Diagram on page 41, add light cream print side border #1 to quilt center. Add light cream print top and bottom border #1 to quilt. 2. Repeat for green stripe border #2, light cream print border #3, dark cream print border #4, and red print border #5.

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Finishing 1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with a vine design in light cream borders and a swirl design in borders #4 and #5 (Quilting Diagram). 2. Join 2Âź"-wide red print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

#5 #4

#3 #2 #1

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilting Diagram

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Size: 36" × 48" Blocks: 48 (6") blocks

QUILT BY Elizabeth

Dackson.

FAT QUARTER Friendly

Chevrons String piecing adds dimension and interesting shading to this easy-to-stitch quilt.

Cutting

Materials 13⁄8 yards gray solid 4 assorted blue print fat quarters* or approximately 28 (20"-long) strips ranging in width from 1½" to 2" 4 assorted red print fat quarters* or approximately 28 (20"-long) strips ranging in width from 1½" to 2" 4 assorted green print fat quarters* or approximately 28 (20"-long) strips ranging in width from 1½" to 2" 1½ yards backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

67⁄8"

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. From gray solid, cut:

• 5 (67⁄8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 (67⁄8") squares. Cut squares in half diagonally to make 48 half-square triangles. • 5 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

67⁄8"

From fat quarters, cut:

• Strips of various widths from 1½" to 2".

Block Assembly 1. Join blue print strips of various

widths as shown in Strip Set Diagrams. Be sure strip set measures at least 67⁄8" wide. Make 4 blue strip sets. Press seam allowances in one direction. 2. From each strip set, cut 2 (67⁄8") squares as shown.

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Sew Smart Tip: ™

Keep seam allowances of strip sets at least ½" away from top and bottom edges of squares. —Liz

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3. Cut 4 squares in half diagonally

from lower left to upper right to make 8 Strippy Triangles (Strippy Triangles Diagrams).

Strippy Triangles Diagrams

4. Cut 4 squares in half diagonally

from lower right to upper left to make 8 Strippy Triangles. 5. In the same manner, make 16 red Strippy Triangles and 16 green Strippy Triangles. 6. Join 1 Strippy Triangle and 1 gray half-square triangle as shown Block Diagrams. Make 48 blocks. Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Designer

Block Diagrams

Elizabeth Dackson is a modern quilt blogger and pattern designer. She

Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

shares her quilty adventures on her

Quilt

blog, Don’t call Me Betsy. Elizabeth

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

loves quilts with lots of color and simple patterns that have striking results. K

Finishing 1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was outline quilted in each zigzag and with overall meandering in gray triangles (Quilting Diagram).

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Quilting Diagram

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2. Join 2¼"-wide gray strips into

1 continuous piece for straightgrain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

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Finished Size: 19" × 19" PILLOW DESIGNED BY Jackie Kunkel. MADE BY Laura Jaquinto.

Day and Night PILLOWS Black and white prints provide a neutral background for a colorful focal fabric.

Day Pillow

Materials

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for Circle is on page 49. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for using fusible web. From white print, cut:

8" square green print

• 1 (19½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 1 (19½") square for back and 1 (7½") A square. • 2 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 4 (3" × 14½") B rectangles.

Paper-backed fusible web

From white print fat quarters, cut

18" square pillow form

a total of:

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

• 3 (7½") A squares.

⁄ yard white print

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2 fat quarters* assorted white prints 1 fat quarter* black print

From black print fat quarter, cut:

• 1 (3"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 4 (3") C squares. From green print, cut:

• 1 Circle.

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Pillow Front Assembly

3. Add 1 black print C square to

1. Lay

each end of remaining B rectangles. Add to top and bottom of pillow front. 4. Position green print Circle on pillow front; fuse in place. Machine-appliqué using white thread. Using black thread, satin stitch along seam around Four Patch Unit.

out 4 white print A squares as shown in Four Patch Unit Diagrams. Join squares into rows; join rows to complete Four Patch Unit.

A

Pillow Assembly 1. Place pillow front atop back, right Four Patch Unit Diagram

2. Join white print B rectangles to

sides of Four Patch Unit as shown in Pillow Front Diagrams. C

B

sides facing. Stitch around outer edges, leaving a 10" opening as shown in Pillow Assembly Diagram. Trim corners. Turn right side out. 2. Insert pillow form through opening. Whipstitch opening closed.

Night Pillow

Materials ¾ yard black print 3 fat quarters* assorted black prints 3 fat quarters* assorted white prints 8" square green print Paper-backed fusible web 18" square pillow form

B

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

Cutting

Pillow Assembly Diagram

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for Circle is on page 49. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for using fusible web. From black print, cut:

• 1 (19½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 1 (19½") square. • 1 (3"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 5 (3" × 4") D rectangles. From black print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 12 (3" × 4") D rectangles. • 4 (3") C squares.

Pillow Front Diagrams

From white print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 4 (7½") A squares. From green print, cut:

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1. Lay

out 4 white print A squares as shown in Four Patch Unit Diagrams. Join squares into rows; join rows to complete Four Patch Unit.

4. Position green print Circle on

pillow front; fuse in place. Machine appliqué using white thread to complete pillow front.

Designer JJackie Kunkel has b been a quilter for n nineteen years, a

Pillow Assembly

llongarm quilter

1. Place pillow front atop back, right A

sides facing. Stitch around outer edges, leaving a 10" opening as shown in Pillow Assembly Diagram. Trim corners.Turn right side out. 2. Insert pillow form through opening. Whipstitch opening closed.

Four Patch Unit Diagram

and an online quilt a sshop owner for tthree years. She loves designing quilts and is an avid quilting blogger. K

For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

2. Join black print C squares and

D rectangles and to make 1 long strip. From strip, cut 2 (14½") side borders and 2 (19½") top and bottom borders. 3. Referring to Pillow Front Diagrams, add side borders to Four Patch Unit. Add top and bottom borders.

ffor twelve years,

Pillow Assembly Diagram

Quarter Circle

Place on fold

Pillow Front Assembly

Place on fold

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Make a quilt for Quilts for Kids. This pattern meets the guidelines established by the Quilts for Kids organization. To learn more about QFK, go to FonsandPorter.com/QFK.

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Finished Size: 48" × 48" Finished Blocks: 4 (15") blocks

QUILT BY Tony

Jacobson.

Arctic Stars Stitch this snuggly soft flannel quilt with lots of visual interest for baby.

Cutting

From light blue print #1, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 (3½") D squares.

From white print, cut:

From light blue print #2, cut:

½ yard dark blue print

• 5 (5"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 4 (5" × 50") strips for outer border.

½ yard medium blue print

From blue stripe, cut:

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (3½") D squares. • 1 (2"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 16 (2") A squares.

⁄ yard light blue print #1 3⁄8 yard light blue print #2

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips for binding.

From light gray print, cut:

½ yard dark gray print

Sew Smart Tip:

3 yards backing fabric

When making flannel binding, we

Twin-size quilt batting

like to cut strips 2½" wide.

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (3½") D squares. • 3 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (2" × 3½") B rectangles and 16 (2") A squares.

—Marianne

From dark gray print, cut:

Materials 1 yard white print for outer border

⁄ yard blue stripe for inner border

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½ yard light gray print

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Arctic Friends Flannel

• 4 (2"-wide) strips for inner border.

collection by Mint Blossom for

From dark blue print, cut:

Northcott.

• 4 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (3½" × 8") F rectangles and 8 (3½") D squares.

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (3½") D squares. • 4 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (2" × 5") C rectangles and 16 (2" × 3½") B rectangles.

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Unit Assembly

Short Point Unit Diagrams, place 1 light gray print D square atop 1 medium blue print E rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle to complete 1 Short Point Unit. Make 8 light gray Short Point Units.

4. Referring to

1. Lay out 1 light blue print #2 A

square, 1 light gray print A square, 1 light gray print B rectangle, 1 dark gray print B rectangle, and 1 dark gray print C rectangle as shown in Log Cabin Unit Diagrams. Join pieces in alphabetical order to make 1 Log Cabin Unit. Make 16 Log Cabin Units. C B

D

E

B

A A

Log Cabin Unit Diagrams

Long Point Unit Diagrams, place 1 light gray print D square atop 1 dark blue print F rectangle, right sides facing. Stitch diagonally from corner to corner as shown. Trim ¼" beyond stitching. Press open to reveal triangle. Repeat for opposite end of rectangle using 1 light blue print #1 D square to complete 1 Long Point Unit. Make 8 light gray/light blue Long Point Units.

MAKE 8

2. Referring to

D

F

MAKE 8

MAKE 8

Short Point Unit Diagrams

2. In the same manner, make 4

Quadrants using 1 Log Cabin Unit, 1 dark gray Short Point Unit, and 1 light gray/light blue Long Point Unit in each. Make 4 Quadrants using 1 Log Cabin Unit, 1 light gray Short Point Unit, and 1 dark gray/light blue Long Point Unit in each. Make 4 Quadrants using 1 Log Cabin Unit, 1 light gray Short Point Unit, and 1 light gray/light blue Long Point Unit in each. 3. Lay out 4 Quadrants as shown in Block Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 block. Make 4 blocks.

5. In the same manner, make 8 dark

gray Short Point Units using 1 dark gray print D square and 1 medium blue print E rectangle in each.

Block Assembly 1. Join 1 Log Cabin Unit, 1 dark

gray Short Point Unit, and 1 dark gray/light blue Long Point Unit as shown in Quadrant Diagrams. Make 4 Quadrants.

Block Diagrams

MAKE 8

Quilt Assembly

Long Point Unit Diagrams

3. In the same manner, make 8

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram on page 53. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add blue stripe inner borders to quilt center, mitering corners. 1. Lay out blocks as shown in

dark gray/light blue Long Point Units using 1 dark blue print F rectangle, 1 dark gray print D square, and 1 light blue print #1 D square in each.

MAKE 4

MAKE 4

MAKE 4

MAKE 4

Quadrant Diagrams

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Finishing 1. Cut 1 panel in half lengthwise to

D

make 2 narrow panels. Stitch 1 narrow panel to wider panel; press seam allowance toward narrow panel. Remaining panel is extra. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in the ditch, with a snowake design in blocks, and straight lines in borders (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2½"-wide blue stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding.

D

D

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram



Quilting Diagram

WEB EXTRA For instructions on mitering borders, visit our Web site at: FonsandPorter.com/mborders.

3. Referring to Quilt Top Assembly

Diagram, join 11 blue D squares to make pieced side border. Make 2 pieced side borders. 4. In the same manner, join 13 blue D squares to make pieced top border. Repeat for pieced bottom border. 5. Add pieced borders to quilt center. Add pieced top and bottom borders to quilt. 6. Add white print outer borders to quilt, mitering corners.

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Size: 10½" × 23" STOCKINGS BY Diane

Tomlinson.

Christmas Stockings Make stockings for the whole family using one basic shape, and choose from eight different patchwork designs for the front.

Materials FOR EACH STOCKING: Assorted print fat quarters* in green, red, black, and beige for stocking front, heel, toe, trim, and hanging loop

NOTE: Refer to individual Stocking Front Panel instructions for number of fat quarters used for each specific stocking. After piecing the front panel, use the remainders for toe, heel, trim, and hanging loop pieces. 14" × 23" rectangle coordinating print for stocking back ¾ yard cream solid for lining, cuff, and personalization 24" × 36" rectangle quilt batting Perle cotton *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

Cutting

2. Layer pieced front panel on batting;

Measurements and patterns include ¼" seam allowances. Patterns for Stocking, Toe, and Heel are on pages 58–59.

baste. Quilt as desired. Repeat with coordinating print 14" × 23" rectangle for back. Cut 1 Stocking from quilted front panel and 1 Stocking reversed from quilted back panel. 3. Referring to Toe and Heel Diagrams, press under ¼" on 2 edges of the toe and heel. Position toe and heel on stocking front. Stitch close to pressed edges; baste raw edges in place. Blanket-stitch pressed edges with perle cotton (Blanket Stitch Diagram on page 56).

From remainders of print fat quarters, cut:

• • • •

1 Toe. 1 Heel. 2 (1½" × 11") strips for trim. 1 (2" × 9") strip for hanging loop.

From cream solid, cut:

• 1 Stocking. • 1 Stocking reversed. • 2 (11" × 6½") rectangles for cuff. From batting, cut:

• 2 (14" × 23") rectangles for stocking. • 2 (6½" × 11") rectangles for cuff.

Fold Lines

Stocking Assembly individual Stocking Front Panel instructions, make 1 pieced front panel.

1. Referring to

Baste

Toe and Heel Diagrams

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Blanket Stitch Diagram

4. Press print trim strips in half

lengthwise, wrong sides facing. Baste 1 strip to top edge of stocking front, aligning raw edges. Baste trim strip to stocking. Repeat for trim strip on stocking back. 5. Layer 1 cream cuff rectangle on 1 cuff batting rectangle; baste. Stitch cuff to stocking front. Repeat for stocking back. Trim edges of rectangle even with stocking front and back. 6. Referring to Stocking Assembly Diagrams, stitch lining to stocking front/cuff. Repeat for stocking back/cuff. Pin stocking front/lining to stocking back/lining, right sides facing. Stitch around outer edges, leaving a 5" opening in lining. Clip curves.Turn right side out.Whipstitch opening closed.Tuck lining into stocking; press. 7. Press print hanging loop strip in half lengthwise. Press under both long edges ¼"; stitch close to both long edges. Fold loop in half and stitch the ends to the top inside corner of the heel side of the stocking. 8. Print or embroider the name in your favorite way. In the stockings shown, names are printed on fabric using a computer and printer, and measure approximately 11⁄8" tall. Rectangle is cut with name centered and stitched to the front cuff with perle cotton and running stitch. 56

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JESSICA FOUR PATCH STOCKING FRONT PANEL Cutting From each of 4 assorted light print fat quarters, cut:

• 2 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 17 (2") squares. From assorted dark print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 18 (1¼"-wide) strips for strip sets.

Assembly 1. Join 2 dark print strips as shown in

Strip Set Diagram. Make 9 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 134 (1¼"-wide) segments. 1¼"

Stocking Assembly Diagrams

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2. Join 2 segments to complete 1 block

(Four Patch Block Diagrams). Make 67 Four Patch blocks.

Four Patch Block Diagrams

3. Lay out Four Patch blocks and light

print (2") squares as shown in Four Patch Panel Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete pieced panel.

2. Join strips to complete pieced panel.

MOM POSTAGE STAMP STOCKING FRONT PANEL

Four Patch Panel Assembly Diagram

Cutting CARTER STRIP STOCKING FRONT PANEL

From 10 assorted print fat quarters, cut a total of:

• 60 (1¼"-wide) strips.

Cutting From 8 assorted print fat

Assembly

quarters, cut approximately:

1. Join 5 assorted strips as shown in

• 30 (1¼"-wide) strips.

Postage Stamp Strip Set Diagram. Make 12 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 150 (1¼"-wide) segments.

Assembly 1. Referring to Strip Panel Assembly

Diagram, lay out (1¼"-wide) print strips to make an approximately 14" × 23" panel. NOTE: Begin positioning strips at the center of the panel and gradually shorten strips as you work outward to the panel's top and bottom edges.

1¼" Strip Panel Assembly Diagram

Postage Stamp Strip Set Diagram

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Designer

2. Join segments end to end to make

pieced strips. 3. Referring to Postage Stamp Panel Assembly Diagram, lay out pieced strips to make an approximately 14" Ă— 23" panel. NOTE: Begin positioning strips at the center of the panel and gradually shorten strips as you work outward to the panel's top and bottom edges. 4. Join strips to complete pieced panel.

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Postage Stamp Panel Assembly Diagram

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Stocking 2

Attach Stocking 1 here

Heel Toe

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Patterns are shown at 50% of actual size. Enlarge 200% to make full size patterns.

Stocking 1



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Finished Size: 60" × 80" Finished Blocks: 12 (20") blocks

QUILT BY Jocelyn

Ueng.

FAT QUARTER Friendly

Bloomin’ Fresh Highlight soft, floral fabrics with white for this pleasant twin-size quilt.

Materials 2 yards white solid 11⁄8 yards aqua print 1 fat quarter* blue print ½ yard white print ½ yard light blue print ½ yard light orange print ½ yard light pink print 1 fat quarter* dark pink print

⁄ yard medium pink print for

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binding 1 fat quarter* dark orange print 1 fat quarter* medium orange print 1 fat quarter* yellow print 1 fat quarter* green print 5 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Bloom Crazy collection by Susie Johnson for RJR Fabrics.

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Cutting

From light pink print, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

• 4 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½" × 6½") K rectangles and 12 (3½") E squares.

From white solid, cut:

• 11 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½" × 11½") F rectangles, 12 (3½" × 8½") D rectangles, and 36 (3½") E squares. • 12 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 24 (2½" × 8½") H rectangles, 24 (2½" × 6½") J rectangles, and 24 (2½") I squares.

From dark pink print, cut:

From aqua print, cut:

• 10 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½" × 14½") G rectangles and 12 (3½" × 11½") F rectangles.

• 1 (8½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (8½" × 1½") C rectangles. • 1 (6½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (6½" × 1½") B rectangles.

From blue print, cut:

From medium orange print, cut:

• 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 6 (2½") I squares.

• 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½") E squares.

From white print, cut:

From yellow print, cut:

• 2 (6½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (6½") A squares.

• 3 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 12 (3½") E squares.

From each light blue print and

From green print, cut:

light orange print, cut:

• 1 (2½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 6 (2½") I squares.

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets. Winter 2013

• 1 (8½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (8½" × 1½") C rectangles. • 1 (6½"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 12 (6½" × 1½") B rectangles. From medium pink print, cut:

• 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding. From dark orange print, cut:

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Block #1 Assembly

E

Block #2 Assembly

F

1. Lay out 1 white print A square, 2

1. Lay out 1 white print A square,

dark pink print B rectangles, and 2 dark pink print C rectangles as shown in Center Unit Diagrams. Join to make 1 Center Unit. Make 6 pink Center Units.

D

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A

2 dark orange print B rectangles, and 2 dark orange print C rectangles as shown in Center Unit Diagrams. Join to make 1 Center Unit. Make 6 orange Center Units. 2. Join 2 light blue print strips and 2 light orange print strips as shown in Strip Set Diagram. Make 3 strip sets. From strip sets, cut 24 (4½"-wide) segments. 4½"

E MAKE 6 C B

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Strip Set Diagram

MAKE 6

3. Join 1 segment and 1 white H

Center Unit Diagrams

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rectangle as shown in Side Unit Diagrams. Make 24 Side Units.

2. Lay out 1 Center Unit, 2 white

D rectangles, 2 white F rectangles, 1 yellow print E square, and 1 medium orange print E square as shown in Block #1 Assembly Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows. 3. Join 1 white E square and 1 aqua print F rectangle. Make 2; add to block. 4. Join 1 medium orange print E square, 1 white E square, and 1 aqua print #1 G rectangle. In the same manner join 1 yellow print E square, 1 white E square, and 1 aqua print G rectangle. Add these to complete 1 block (Block #1 Diagram). Make 6 Block #1.

H

Side Unit Diagrams

4. Join 1 white E square, 1 light pink

Block #1 Assembly Diagrams

E K E Corner Unit #1 Diagrams

5. Join 1 green print I square, 2

Block #1 Diagram

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print E square, and 1 light pink print K rectangle as shown in Corner Unit #1 Diagrams. Make 12 Corner Unit #1.

white I squares, and 2 white J rectangles as shown in Corner Unit #2 Diagrams on page 63. Make 6 green Corner Unit #2. FonsandPorter.com


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Quilt Assembly

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1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

shown was quilted with an allover feather design (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide medium pink print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain Frenchfold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Finishing MAKE 6

MAKE 6

Corner Unit #2 Diagrams

6. In the same manner, make 6 blue

Corner Unit #2 using 1 blue print I square, 2 white I squares, and 2 white J rectangles in each. 7. Lay out 1 Center Unit, 4 Side Units, 2 Corner Unit #1, 1 green Corner Unit #2, and 1 blue Corner Unit #2 as shown in Block #2 Diagrams. Join into rows; join rows to complete 1 Block #2. Make 6 Block #2.

1. Divide backing into 2 (2½-yard)

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt

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Finished Size: 22" × 28" QUILT DESIGNED BY Joycelyn Ueng. MADE AND QUILTED BY Debbie Taylor.

Snow Buddies Add a little whimsy to your winter with this easy appliqué quilt. And, while you’re at it, make an extra one for that special buddy in your life.

Materials 3 fat quarters* blue prints for background 1 fat quarter* cream print #1 for snowman

⁄ yard cream print #2 for outer

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border 1 (6") square dark beige print #1 for scarf 1 (3") square dark beige print #2 for nose ¼ yard dark beige print #3 for middle border 1 (5") square gold print for star ¼ yard light beige print for inner border ¼ yard rust print for binding Paper-backed fusible web ¾ yard backing fabric 1 (28" × 34") rectangle quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are

From cream print #2, cut:

from the Holiday Dreams collection

• 4 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2½" × 24½") side outer borders and 2 (2½" × 22½") top and bottom outer borders.

by Deb Grogan for RJR Fabrics.

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations. Patterns for appliqué shapes are on pages 69 and 70. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for using fusible web. From each blue print fat quarter, cut:

• 2 (3½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 8 (3½") squares.

From dark beige print #1, cut:

• 1 Scarf Piece 1. • 1 Scarf Piece 2. • 1 Scarf Piece 3. From dark beige print #2, cut:

• 1 Nose. From dark beige print #3, cut:

• 3 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2" × 21½") side middle borders and 2 (2" × 18½") top and bottom middle borders. From gold print, cut:

From cream print #1 fat quarter,

• 1 Star.

cut:

From light beige print, cut:

• 1 Head. • 1 Body. • 1 Base.

• 2 (2"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 2 (2" × 18½") side inner borders and 2 (2" × 15½") top and bottom inner borders.

2 (3⁄8"-diameter) black buttons

From rust print, cut:

*fat quarter = 18" × 20"

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Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out assorted blue print

squares as shown in Background Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete background.

Background Diagram

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

2. Arrange appliqué pieces on

background as shown in photo on page 66; fuse in place. 3. Machine appliqué using blanket stitch and matching thread. 4. Stitch arms using satin stitch and black thread. 5. Add light beige print side inner borders to quilt center. Add light beige print top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 6. Repeat for dark beige print #3 middle borders and cream print #2 outer borders.

3. Join 2¼"-wide rust print strips

into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt. 4. Sew buttons on head for eyes.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Add a sleeve to the back of quilt for easy hanging. —Marianne

Quilting Diagram

Finishing 1. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an “X” pattern on squares, concentric circles on snowman, in the ditch around borders, and with a wavy line design in outer border (Quilting Diagram).

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Scarf Piece 1

Patterns are shown full size and are reversed for use with fusible web. Add 3⁄16" seam allowance for hand appliqué.

Scarf Piece 2

Head

Nose Scarf Piece 3

Star Body

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Base

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Finished Size: 64" × 84" Finished Blocks: 35 (10") blocks FAT QUARTER Friendly

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Tammy Silvers. MACHINE QUILTED BY Pat Yearwood.

Plaid Palooza Mix bright plaids with splashes of solid color.

Materials 12 fat quarters* assorted plaids 6 fat quarters* assorted prints 1¼ yards cream solid for blocks and outer border 13⁄8 yards black stripe for inner border and binding 5 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting *fat quarter = 18" × 20"

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Mix it Up collection by

Cutting

From cream solid, cut:

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Border strips are exact length needed.You may want to make them longer to allow for piecing variations.

• 14 (3"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 70 (3" × 8") C rectangles. • 8 (4½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (4½" × 76½") side outer borders and 2 (4½" × 64½") top and bottom outer borders.

From each plaid fat quarter, cut:

• 2 (8"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 3 (8") A squares. From remainders of plaid fat quarters cut a total of:

• 4 (4½") D squares. From each print fat quarter, cut:

From black stripe, cut:

• 7 (3½"-wide) strips. Piece strips to make 2 (3½" × 70½") side inner borders and 2 (3½" × 56½") top and bottom inner borders. • 8 (2¼"-wide) strips for binding.

• 1 (3"-wide) strip. From strip, cut 6 (3") B squares.

Connecting Threads.

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Block Assembly

D

1. Lay out 1 plaid A square, 1

coordinating print B square, and 2 cream C rectangles as shown in Block Diagrams. Join to complete 1 block. 2. Make 12 sets of 3 matching blocks (1 block is extra).

C

A

B

C

Block Diagrams

Quilt Assembly Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add black stripe side inner borders to quilt center. Add black stripe top and bottom inner borders to quilt. 3. Add cream side outer borders to quilt center. 4. Add 1 plaid D square to each end of cream top and bottom borders. Add borders to quilt. 1. Lay blocks as shown in

Finishing 1. Divide backing into 2 (2½-yard)

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt

top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an overall design of straight lines (Quilting Diagram). 3. Join 2¼"-wide black stripe strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain French-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

lengths. Cut 1 piece in half lengthwise to make 2 narrow panels. Join 1 narrow panel to each side of wider panel; press seam allowances toward narrow panels.

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Tried and True Not crazy about plaid? Try this combination of prints from the Acacia collection by Tula Pink for FreeSpirit.

quilt patterns. q Tammy is a Georgia T native currently living in Marietta with her husband, children, two dogs, and her favorite fat cat. K

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TABLE RUNNERS BY Madeleine

Roberg.

Wave Runners Who knew that simply rearranging the same wedge would result in this curvy table topper? With this versatile pattern you can vary the size and number of wedges and make it up in solids, prints, or a combo.

WIDE WEDGE TABLE RUNNER Finished Size: 11" × 74½"

Materials 1 yard dark red solid for Wedges and binding

Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for Wide Wedge is on page 80. From dark red solid, cut:

• 7 Wide Wedges. • 182" of (2¼"-wide) bias strips. Join strips to make bias binding. From dark pink solid, cut:

NARROW WEDGE TABLE RUNNER Finished Size: 11" × 76"

Materials 13⁄8 yards beige solid for Wedges and binding

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• 6 Wide Wedges.

¾ yard cream solid for Wedges

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From purple solid, cut:

Template material

Template material

• 6 Wide Wedges.

11⁄8 yards backing fabric

⁄ yard dark pink solid for Wedges ⁄ yard purple solid for Wedges

11⁄8 yards backing fabric

20" × 80"rectangle quilt batting

20" × 79"rectangle quilt batting

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Cutting Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Pattern for Narrow Wedge is on page 81. From beige solid, cut:

• 16 Narrow Wedges. • 188" of (2¼"-wide) bias strips. Join strips to make bias binding. From cream solid, cut:

• 16 Narrow Wedges.

Table Runner Assembly 1. Join wedges as shown in Table

Runner Diagrams.

Finishing 1. Cut backing in half lengthwise to

make 2 narrow panels. Join panels along short edges. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Wide Wedge table runner was quilted with allover meandering (Quilting Diagram). Narrow Wedge table runner was quilted by topstitching ¼" away from each seam. 3. Add binding to table runner.

Table Runner Diagrams

Quilting Diagram

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Designer Madeleine is the co-founder of ThePrintedBolt.com, a Web site that hosts national fabric design competitions on its blog. Madeleine enjoys playing with fabric and designing modern quilts.

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Attach to Wide Wedge B here

Wide Wedge A

Wide Wedge B

Attach to Wide Wedge A here

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Narrow Wedge B

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Finished Size: 48" × 60" Finished Blocks: 20 (12") blocks

QUILT BY Tricia

Lynn Maloney.

Sugar, Sugar Use three different strip sets to make quick work of assembling this cheery little throw.

Materials ½ yard pink print ½ yard white print ¾ yard red print 1 yard dark red print 1 yard turquoise print ½ yard turquoise stripe for binding 3 yards backing fabric Twin-size quilt batting

NOTE: Fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Sweetcakes collection by Doodlebug Designs for Riley Blake.

Cutting

Block Assembly

Measurements include ¼" seam allowances.

1. Join 1 pink print strip and 2

From pink print, cut:

• 3 (4½"-wide) strips for strip sets. From white print, cut:

• 6 (2½"-wide) strips for strip sets. From red print, cut:

white print strips as shown in Strip Set #1 Diagram. Make 3 Strip Set #1. From strip sets, cut 20 (4½"-wide) #1 segments. 4½"

• 10 (2½"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 40 (2½" × 8½") rectangles. From dark red print, cut:

• 3 (6½"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 3 (4½"-wide) strips for strip sets. From turquoise print, cut:

• 3 (6½"-wide) strips for strip sets. • 3 (4½"-wide) strips for strip sets.

Strip Set #1 Diagram

From turquoise stripe, cut:

• 240" of 2¼"-wide bias strips. Join strips to make bias binding.

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Quilt Assembly

2. Join 1 (4½"-wide) turquoise print

1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt

strip and 1 (4½"-wide) dark red print strip as shown in Strip Set #2 Diagram. Make 3 Strip Set #2. From strip sets, cut 40 (2½"-wide) #2 segments.

Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Join blocks into rows; join rows to complete quilt top.

Finishing

2½"

1. Divide backing into 2 (1½-yard)

MAKE 10

Strip Set #2 Diagram

lengths. Join panels lengthwise. Seam will run horizontally. 2. Layer backing, batting, and quilt top; baste. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with an allover design of loops and hearts (Quilting Diagram on page 85). 3. Add binding to quilt.

3. In the same manner, join 1

(6½"-wide) turquoise print strip and 1 (6½"-wide) dark red print strip as shown in Strip Set #3 Diagram. Make 3 Strip Set #3. From strip sets, cut 40 (2½"-wide) #3 segments.

MAKE 10

Block Diagrams

2½"

Strip Set #3 Diagram

4. Lay out 1 segment #1, 2 red print

rectangles, 2 #2 segments, and 2 #3 segments as shown in Block Diagrams. Join to complete 1 block. Make 20 blocks.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

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Quilting Diagram

Designer Tricia Lynn Maloney T began quilting in b 1996, and hasn't 1 sstopped yet! She is the author S of two books, A o Russian Journey R iin Quilts: the Story of Nicholas and Nina Filatoff and Orphan Block Quilts: Making a Home for Antique, Vintage, Collectible, and Leftover Quilt

Tried and True

Blocks. Her designs have been featured in a variety of magazines as

We made our block scrappier using more prints.

well as several books. K

These bold fabrics are from the Passion collection For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

by Deborah Edwards for Northcott Studios.

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Size: 42" × 42" Blocks: 16 (9½") blocks

QUILT DESIGNED AND MADE BY Jennifer Parks. MACHINE QUILTED BY Nancy Metzger.

It’s a Hoot Babies love soft blankies. This one is not only super soft, but it’s stylish too!

Materials 1 yard white print plush fabric ½ yard hot pink solid plush fabric ½ yard pink solid plush fabric ½ yard yellow solid plush fabric ½ yard brown solid plush fabric Lightweight non-woven fusible interfacing 1½ yards backing fabric Crib-size quilt batting (optional)

NOTE: 60"-wide plush fabrics in the quilt shown are Robert Kaufman Night Owls & Kozy Cuddle by Shannon Fabrics.

Cutting Measurements include ½" seam allowances. Refer to Sew Easy: Working With Plush on page 89.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Plush fabric is a bit stretchy and slippery. For best results, use a

From white print plush, cut:

walking foot when stitching this

• 2 (5"-wide) strips. From strips, cut 16 (5") E squares. • 4 (3"-wide) strips. From strips cut 2 (3" × 43") top and bottom borders and 2 (3" × 39") side borders. • 4 (2½"-wide) strips for binding.

fabric.

B

A

E

C

From each solid plush fabric, cut:

• 1 (10½"-wide) strip. From strip cut 4 (10½" × 4½") A rectangles and 4 (10½" × 3") C rectangles. • 1 (5"-wide) strip. From strip cut 4 (5" × 4½") B rectangles and 4 (5" × 3") D rectangles .

Block Assembly 1. Lay out 1 white print E square

and 1 matching set of A, B, C and D rectangles as shown in Block Diagrams.

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2. Join into rows; join rows to com-

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Quilt Assembly 1. Lay out blocks as shown in Quilt Top

Assembly Diagram. Join into rows; join rows to complete quilt center. 2. Add side borders to quilt center. Add top and bottom borders to quilt.

Finishing 1. Layer backing and quilt top; baste.

Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted with allover meandering (Quilting Diagram). 2. Join 2½"-wide white print strips into 1 continuous piece for straight-grain single-fold binding. Add binding to quilt.

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

Quilting Diagram

Designer Jennifer Parks contracted an incurable case of Quilt-Pox in 2001 with her first project, quilted placemats. She commented, “I was fascinated by how the placement of colors changed the whole look.” Her experience in teaching, public speaking, and quilting make Jennifer’s classes entertaining and informative.K For more designer information go to FonsandPorter.com/designers.

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Watch a video of this Sew Easy online at FonsandPorter.com/plush

Working with Plush Our favorite hints and tips for working with plush fabrics. Cutting

Piecing

1. Cut plush fabric with the napped

side up (Photo A). 2. After making a cut, slowly pull the cut edges apart and use a lint roller to pick up the “cuddle dust” from the edges of the fabric and your mat. This will make your work area much less fuzzy.

Sew Smart Tip: ™

Using a walking foot is strongly suggested. Increase stitch length to 3.5 and adjust presser foot pressure (optional). A 1. Use ½" seam allowance for piecing

Stabilizing

plush fabric.

1. Cut 1"-wide lengthwise strips

2. Pin edges about every 2" to

of lightweight non-woven fusible interfacing (Photo B). NOTE: Lengthwise is parallel to

ensure the fabric doesn't slide. Remove pins as you come to them. 3. Press seams open to reduce bulk.

what would be the selvage edge on yard goods.

B

2. Set iron for the temperature

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suggested by the manufacturer of your interfacing product. 3. Fuse interfacing strips to the wrong side of plush fabric along edges of cut pieces (Photo C).

Batting is optional in plush fabric quilts. Eliminating batting will reduce bulk, especially important when machine quilting on your home sewing machine.

Washing/Drying Wash all projects in cold water and dry on low setting or line dry.

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Finished Size: 46" × 58" Finished Blocks: 16 (6" × 9") blocks

QUILT BY Christine

Stainbrook.

wonky tiles Cuddle up in this soft, plush quilt, designed by Christine Stainbrook. Small pieces are tacked in place using spray adhesive, then stitched to the background.

Materials 13⁄8 yards dark blue solid plush fabric

⁄ yard light blue solid plush fabric

18

¼ yard light blue print plush fabric

⁄ yard red solid plush fabric 1⁄8 yard green solid plush fabric 18

¼ yard green print plush fabric ¼ yard white print plush fabric 1¾ yards black stripe plush fabric Temporary spray adhesive Twin-size quilt batting (optional)

NOTE: 60"-wide plush fabrics in the quilt shown are from the Lagoona Cuddle collection by Dana Brooks for Shannon Fabrics.

Cutting

From white print plush, cut:

Refer to Sew Easy:Working With Plush on page 89. Follow manufacturer's instructions for using spray adhesive.

• 5 (6" × 9") A rectangles. From black stripe plush, cut:

• 1 (50" × 62") backing/border rectangle.

From dark blue solid plush, cut:

• 1 (46" × 58") background rectangle.

Block Assembly

From light blue solid plush, cut:

1. Referring to Block Diagrams on

• 2 (4") C squares. • 3 (3½" × 5") B rectangles. From light blue print plush, cut:

• 6 (6" × 9") A rectangles. From red solid plush, cut:

• 2 (4") C squares. • 3 (3½" × 5") B rectangles.

page 92, apply spray adhesive to 1 green B rectangle. Place rectangle atop 1 blue print A rectangle. Machine appliqué using blanket stitch and matching thread to complete 1 block.

From green solid plush, cut:

Sew Smart Tip: ™

• 2 (4") C squares. • 4 (3½" × 5") B rectangles.

Plush fabric is a bit stretchy and

From green print plush, cut:

slippery. For best results, use a

• 5 (6" × 9") A rectangles.

walking foot when stitching this fabric.

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8"

A

6"

2"

6"

2"

6"

2"

6"

8"

C B

8"

A Block Diagrams

2. Referring to photo on page 93

9"

for color and placement reference, continue in this manner using remaining A and B rectangles and C squares to make 16 blocks.

2"

9"

Quilt Assembly 1. Mark grid lines on background

2"

rectangle as shown by dashed lines in Quilt Top Assembly Diagram. 2. Arrange blocks atop background. Remove 1 block, apply spray adhesive; reposition block on background. In the same manner, glue all blocks in place. 3. Machine appliqué blocks using blanket stitch and matching thread to complete quilt top.

9"

2"

9"

8"

Finishing 1. Center quilt top/batting atop

Quilt Top Assembly Diagram

black stripe backing rectangle with wrong sides facing. There should be 2" wide border of backing around quilt top/batting; baste in place. 2. Create border and finish edges at the same time by folding backing to front, mitering corners. Edge stitch border to quilt. 3. Quilt as desired. Quilt shown was quilted in the ditch around blocks (Quilting Diagram).

Quilting Diagram

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FREE download! go to fonsandporter.com/blankie We always have lots of terrific quilt patterns to share with you, and sometimes they won’t all fit into the pages of our magazine. We’re offering these additional patterns as free downloads on our Web site. Go to FonsandPorter.com and look for the Bonus Quilts button on the home page.

Baby Car Seat Blankie PROJECT BY Liz

Porter.

Finished Size: 23" × 30"

This little blanket is quick to make and fun to give. Babies and parents love ‘em!

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Cosmopolitan QUILT DESIGNED BY Tailormade by Design. MADE BY Sherry Sansom and Melanie Greseth. MACHINE QUILTED BY Sue Krause.

Finished Size: 57¼" × 62½" Finished Blocks: 35 (6") blocks

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Showcase those beautiful, large floral prints using super easy rawedge appliqué. Surround them with rows of coordinating fabrics and flying geese units for a simple, but sophisticated quilt.

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Finished Size: 60" × 80" Finished Blocks: 48 (10") blocks

KIT AVAILABLE To order a kit for this project, see Fons & Porter Quilt Supply on page 98 or go to the shop at ShopFonsandPorter.com.

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Cool prints and easy piecing make a warm and toasty quilt. Fabrics by Riley Blake. #LQK13126—$99.99

Textured fabrics in black and white create dramatic results in this throw. Fabrics are from Fabri-Quilt, Inc. #LQK13075—$79.99 Backing #LQK13076—$64.99

This design is perfect for a patriotic quilt in red, white, and blue or in colors to match your home décor. Fabrics by Island Batiks. #LQK13226—$94.99 Backing #LQK13227—$54.99

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Li’l Woolies Block of the Month This new wool Block of the Month features The Wooden Bear patterns by Kelly Mueller. Each month you will get Woolylady Wool, Décor Bond and The Wooden Bear pattern to create these little 7" wallhangings. We will send you the February Love Birds kit and pattern in December, and each future kit and pattern two months ahead so that you can have it stitched and ready to display. The first charge will be billed to your credit card when shipment begins in December. Kit will be automatically charged and shipped each month. Participation is limited so don’t delay. #LQK1415—$26.99 plus $3.99 shipping for US orders.

66 Snow Buddies Add a little whimsy to your winter décor with this pieced and appliquéd wallhanging in contemporary prints by RJR Fabrics. Kit includes backing fabric and buttons. #LQK13248—$39.99

Best of Fons & Porter Paper-Pieced Quilts The editors of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine have collected their most popular foundation designs to challenge your piecing skills. Whether you prefer traditional or contemporary fabrics, you’ll find plenty of beautiful quilts to use in your home or to give to family and friends. You’ll also appreciate the Sew Easy lessons for special techniques.

Best of Fons & Porter Batik Quilts Create paradise with 24 quilts in exotic fabrics! For this book, the editors of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine have collected their most popular batik quilt patterns for all skill levels.

Fons & Porter Design Wall The 60" × 72" size with 2" grid is perfect for home, travel, or class. Flannel allows you to arrange without pinning. Diagonal lines help align quilts with blocks set on point. Grommets along top for easy hanging. #FP7860—$24.99

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34 Meet Me at the Crossroad This quilt is fun, versitile, and easy to piece. Fabrics are from the Collage collection by Windham. #LQK13249—$74.99

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Just What I Need to Get Into a Quilting Rhythm

With 7 kids and 21 grandkids, I dedicate a lot of time to my family. So when I get a moment to focus on quilting, I’m determined to find the simplest way to finish every project. That’s why I love how the Baby Lock Tempo combines ease and quickness in one harmonious machine.

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Easy threading and a drop-in bobbin get me ready to quilt in no time. Plus, the variable speed control lets me adjust to a comfortable pace for every project. Features like these are just what I need to find a quilting rhythm so I can create more projects and videos to share with you.

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