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My Experience: Making an Apple Core Quilt

We want quilters to be inspired and quiltmaking to be the best it can be. So, when we had the opportunity to hear from Catherine Redford about her experience when working with one of the Fons & Porter exclusive quilting templates, we jumped on it. We knew Catherine would give it to us straight. We sent…

Calypso Quilt

Calypso Quilt

This table runner uses the traditional Cathedral Windows block, but made up in rich-hued batiks. It puts a cool, tropical spin on your table top! About This Quilt Finished Size: 15″ x 45″ Finished Blocks: 12 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Colleen Tauke Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting…

Jelly Sandwich Quilt

Jelly Sandwich Quilt

This spring-like quilt has plenty of pop. Just make simple rectangles and squares for fast and easy construction. Ours is made of fabrics from the Basic Brights collection by Windham Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 54″ x 72″ Finished Blocks: 12 (18″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Tricia Lynn Maloney Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Pinkie Quilt

Pinkie Quilt

Gather your collection of 2 1/2-inch strips for this lovely bed-sized quilt. Make it in any color way that you choose. Strip sets make it come together in a flash. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 80½” Finished Blocks: 54 (8″ x 7½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Colleen Tauke Recommended Tools: Fons &…

Kitchen Makeover Quilt

Kitchen Makeover Quilt

Use pre-cut 2 1/2-inch strips to whip up this sweet table runner. It would work beautifully in solids or prints in almost any color way. About This Quilt Finished Size: 23″ x 48½” Finished Blocks: 14 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by: Tricia Mahoney Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting…

Fence Lines Quilt

Fence Lines Quilt

Dig into your stash of 2 1/2-inch fabric strips for this cute throw or child’s quilt. It’s an easy project, and strip-piecing will help you construct it at a galloping pace. About This Quilt Finished Size: 48″ x 64″ Rating: Easy Designed by: Debra Finan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning…

Cutting Corners Quilt

Cutting Corners Quilt

Pair bright, large prints with a black print to create movement in this creative throw. Strip sets enable you to make the Sixteen Patch units quickly. About This Quilt Finished Size: 56″ x 64″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Love of Quilting Staff Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and…

Color Braid Quilt

Color Braid Quilt

This versatile pattern works up perfectly every time using mid-scale prints. And what could be easier than making strip sets from pre-cut 2 1/2-inch strips? Try it using batiks or prints in your favorite color. About This Quilt Finished Size: 61″ x 79½” Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Debra Finan Recommended Tools: Fons & Porter Rotary…

Cat? Fish? Pillow

Cat? Fish? Pillow

These adorable throw pillows are a great project for a beginner. We give instructions for finishing the pillows without binding. About This Quilt Finished Size: 13½” x 13½” Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Nancy Earll Recommended Tools: Paper-backed fusible web, 14″ pillow form, Fons & Porter Rotary Cutter, Olfa 12″ Spinning Cutting Mat, and Fons &…

Miss Stacey Quilt

Miss Stacey Quilt

This pretty bed-sized quilt uses the gorgeous Anne of Green Gables collection by Riley Blake Fabrics. Piecing the squares is so easy when you make assorted pastel strip sets. We also include instructions for use with the AccuQuilt Go! die cutter. About This Quilt Finished Size: 55¾” x 68″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Debra Finan…

Super Strippy Quilt

Super Strippy Quilt

This scrappy quilt is adapted from the traditional Rail Fence quilt block. Designer Jane Vaughan “gussied up” the pattern and used a variety of brown and tan prints. About This Quilt Finished Size: 54″ x 66″ Finished Blocks: 99 (6″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Jane Vaughan Recommended Tools: Fons and Porter Design Wall, Fons…

Strike Out Quilt

Strike Out Quilt

Designer Sharon Riley has created a cool quilt made up of just two easy blocks that when joined create a unique strip pattern. She used fabrics from the Mama Said Sew collection by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics. About This Quilt Finished Size: 50½” x 63½” Finished Blocks: 63 (6½”) blocks Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sharon…

Little Basket

Little Basket

What a fun little project this is! Fashion those fabulous 10-inch squares or fat quarters in your stash into one of these handy containers, just the thing for storing odds and ends, or for gift-giving. About This Quilt Finished Size: 3½” x 6″ x 3″ Rating: Intermediate Designed by: Sue Pfau Recommended Tools: Medium- or…

Shooting Stars Quilt

Shooting Stars Quilt

Designer Debra Finan has created an update to a classic star pattern with this pretty bed-sized quilt. The pieced points make it extra special, and they’re fast and easy when you work with pre-cut strips. BONUS: Watch this Sew Easy video about Set-In Seams to make this project come together smoothly! About This Quilt Finished…