Monthly Archives: May 2014

Stich and Scallops Free Quilt Pattern

Stitch & Slice Scallops

Stitch & Slice Scallops is a fun quilt for the modern quilter. Sew your strips together, and then slice the top to create the scallop. This quilt is featured in the “Love of Quilting” 2300 TV series. Finished Size: approximately 70″ × 78″ ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons…

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Pinwheels & Paddlewheels

Here’s another one of those classic two-color quilts we all love. This one starts with simple paddlewheel blocks, which, when assembled, also create pinwheels. Finished Size: 48″ × 48″  |  Finished Blocks: 25 (8″) Paddlewheel blocks  |  Rating: Intermediate  |  Designed by Gerri Robinson Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Eye Catching Quilts eBook!…

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Designing Stars

Designing Stars is a challenging fat quarter friendly quilt that features an 81-patch quilt block throughout. Starting with a bag filled with 1½” squares, quilter Randy McCarty came up with this quilt block. (Don’t worry-it’s based on familiar Nine Patch units.) Because all the fabrics used in the quilt were from his favorite star designers,…

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Jacks

This fun quilt has curved piecing throughout. It was constructed using the Fons & Porter Curved Seam Template Set for easy cutting. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on piecing curves. Jacks digital pattern Finished Size: 72″ × 96″Finished Blocks: 12 (24″) blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Tony Jacobson, visit our Designers page.  

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Log Cabin Courthouse

Log Cabin Courthouse is an antique quilt from the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. Its dark color scheme and setting squares give it a surprisingly modern look.This antique quilt, believed to have been made in Pennsylvania between 1880 and 1900, is from the permanent collection of the museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. This fat quarter friendly design…

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Harry’s Puzzle

This fat quarter friendly quilt features a playful primary color scheme. Designer Emily Bailey decided it would be fun to make Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks to honor her Dutch heritage. She added pieced borders to each block, and then named the quilt for her grandfather Harry. Harry’s Puzzle digital pattern Finished Size: 72″ × 72″ Finished Blocks:…

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Allegiance

Make and donate, if you wish, a Quilt of Valor. Diane Tomlinson made this one with a star block and easy strip-pieced stripe blocks. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on quick-pieced flying geese units. Allegiance digital pattern Allegiance quilt kit Finished Size: 64″ × 80″ Finished Blocks: 32 (8″) Star blocks, 31 (8″) Stripe blocks Rating: Intermediate To learn…

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Modern Miss

This understated quilted wallhanging features pink gradations of a large center star and frame on a gray background. Watch quilt designer Vanessa Christenson make Modern Miss on Quilt With The Stars. Modern Miss digital pattern Finished Size: 40″ square Rating: Easy To learn more about Vanessa Christenson, visit our Designers page.  

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Ornamental

Ornamental is a fat quarter friendly appliqué table quilt that features hearts and flowers appliquéd on a soft yellow background. Amanda Murphy’s own fabric line, Topiary, inspired her to design this pretty little table quilt. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on cutting large circles. Ornamental digital pattern Finished Size: 20″ diameter Rating: Intermediate To…

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Ladybug! Ladybug!

Liz made this bright, cheerful quilt for her little granddaughter, Betsy. To make it quickly, she used fusible web for the appliqués and rickrack for the antennae. View a Sew Easy video tutorial on windowing fusible appliqué. Ladybug! Ladybug! digital pattern Finished Size: 73″ × 89″ Rating: Intermediate  

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Swallows of Capistrano

Inspired by the scenery at the Mission San Juan Capistrano and birds in the sky, Carl Hentsch designed this quilt and named it Swallows of Capistrano. Swallows of Capistrano digital pattern Swallows of Capistrano quilt kit Finished Size: 72″ × 96″ Finished Blocks: 48 (12″) blocks Rating: Challenging To learn more about Carl Hentsch, visit our…

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Cubbyholes

Cubbyholes is a fat quarter friendly quilt that features dark and light squares in each quilt block. This quilt is featured in the “Love of Quilting” 2400 TV series. “The center light and dark squares in these quilt blocks will remind you of little compartments,” says Marianne Fons, designer of this quilt. “The simple blocks work up…

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Casablanca

Amaze your quilting buddies with the intricate design of this table runner. After a trip to Morocco, Allison Bergquist created it based on tiles she saw in Casablanca. It features on-point units and intricately intersecting sashing. Casablanca digital pattern Finished Size: 14″ × 44″ Finished Blocks: 3 (9″) blocks Rating: Challenging To learn more about Allison…

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Trip Around the Islands

We love batiks, and here they work up beautifully in a traditional Trip Around the World pattern. It looks complex, but you’ll see it’s nothing more than squares, nine patch units, and triangle-squares. Trip Around the Islands digital pattern Finished Size: 66″ × 72″ Rating: Intermediate To learn more about Susan Emerson, visit our Designers page.…