Monthly Archives: December 2013

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Jacob’s Coat of Many Colors

This king-size quilt goes modern with a Jacob’s Ladder block that uses four-patch units and triangle-square units. Finished Size: 84″ × 108″ Finished Blocks: 63 (12″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Jacob’s Coat of Many Colors digital pattern  

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Stitch and Slice Zigzag

This is a fun quilt for the modern quilter! Sew your strips, and then slice the top to create the zigzag. Finished Size: approximately 70″ × 78″ Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Stitch and Slice Zigzag digital pattern  

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Imperial Diamonds

Jean Nolte planned this king-size strippy quilt to make good use of a collection of precut batiks. She made it easier by strip piecing the small square strippy sections and borders. Size: 97″ x 108″ Rating: Challenging Save time! Purchase a digital quilt pattern for this project. Imperial Diamonds video tutorial here  

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Crazy Eights

These blocks are so quick to make. Strip piece using pre-cut strips and add a neutral background—easy as 2-4-6-8! Finished Size: 64″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 80 (8″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Free video tutorial here Crazy Eights digital pattern  

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Ripple Effect

Like ripples in a pond, the black and white rectangles travel outward from the green square in each block. Finished Size: 65″ × 78″ Finished Blocks: 30 (13″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Ripple Effect digital pattern  

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To the Nines

This quilt has lots of graphic appeal for such a simple design. The key is using fabrics with good contrast. Finished Size: 60″ × 70″ Finished Blocks: 42 (10″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here To the Nines digital pattern  

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Japanese Lanterns

Use Asian prints and a soft pastel background to make this lovely throw. Save time by using pre-cut strips. Finished Size: 54″ × 73½” Finished Blocks: 20 (6″ × 7½”) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Japanese Lanterns digital pattern

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Color Bars

Rainbow-colored batiks are just what you need to add cheer to your home. Pre-cut strips make this a quick and easy project! Finished Size: 64″ × 80″Finished Blocks: 20 (16″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Free video tutorial Color Bars quilt kit Color Bars digital pattern

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Four in a Row

This quilt is super easy and super fast! Use pre-cut strips, add a few Four Patch Units and a coordinated border, and you’re done. Finished Size: 60″ × 76″ Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Four in a Row quilt kit Four in a Row digital pattern  

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Make a Splash

This quilt uses pre-cut quilt fabric and features triangle-squares. In a hurry? This is one of the easiest quilts you’ll ever make. Finished Size: 73″ × 91¼” Finished Blocks: 20 (18¼”) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Make a Splash digital pattern  

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Sonoma

Curved piecing is easy on these extra large curves. Using the Fons & Porter Jumbo Curved Seam Templates makes the cutting so easy. Finished Size: 57″ × 76″ Finished Blocks: 24 (9½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Sonoma digital pattern  

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Shadow Boxes, Too

This quilt is an easy way to showcase a collection of 5″ charm squares and features triangle-square quilt blocks. Finished Size: 67″ × 83½” Finished Blocks: 80 (61⁄8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Shadow Boxes, Too digital pattern  

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Rock Creek

These big blocks perfectly show off a collection of favorite batiks. Pick up a package of pre-cut squares or raid your stash and make this quilt in a single day. Finished Size: 73″ × 91¼” Finished Blocks: 20 (18¼”) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Rock Creek digital pattern  

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Positively Simple

The name says it all-this colorful quilt is fast, positive, nearly effortless, and perfect for an emergency gift. Finished Size: 66″ × 82″ Finished Blocks: 32 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Check out our free video tutorial here Positively Simple digital pattern