Easy Quilts Winter 2014

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  • From Liz & Marianne: Easy quilts for everyone
  • This and That: Look for these products at your local quilt shop
  • Quilters Club of America: Club notes for members

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Steppin’ Stripes

This is one of those quilts where the beautiful fabric does the work for you. Carol Lampe used bold floral stripe rectangles with coordinating print stripes for effortless blocks. Steppin’ Stripes digital pattern Finished Size: 56″ × 66″ Finished Blocks: 30 (10″) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about Carol Lampe, visit our Designers page.  

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Santa Baby

Heather Valentine made this cute table runner to sprinkle holiday cheer on her table. Now you can make one, too, just in time for Christmas. Santa Baby digital pattern Finished Size: 35″ × 15½” Rating: Easy To learn more about Heather Valentine, visit our Designers page.  

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Ring Around the Pinwheel

Delightfully complex, yet surprisingly easy describes Christina McCourt’s quilt design. The blocks are simply large triangle-squares and four patch units. This quilt is a great stash-buster, too! Ring Around the Pinwheel digital pattern Finished Size: 70″ × 82″ Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about Christina McCourt, visit our Designers page.  

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North Wind Quilt

It takes just two fabrics and one super simple block to make this showstopper quilt. One of our favorite variations on this design is pairing a light and dark value of the same color. Finished Size: 60″ × 72″ Finished Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy Designed by Kymberly Pease Get the North Wind quilt pattern!  

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Ins and Outs

This throw is super easy and so fun to make. Remember that fat quarter bundle you’ve been saving? Now’s the time to use it! Ins and Outs digital pattern Finished Size: 60″ × 72″ Finished Blocks: 36 (8″ × 10″) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about Scott Alan Flanagan, visit our Designers page.  

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Hoppity Hop

Designer Wendy Sheppard takes full advantage of this fabric collection by using several colorful prints in her quilt. After playing around with simple square and rectangular units, she came up with a block design that looks almost like a lily pad! Hoppity Hop digital pattern Finished Size: 47½” × 59½” Finished Blocks: 16 (9″ × 12″) blocks…

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Holiday Argyle

Careful placement of rectangles is all it takes to make this complex-looking wall quilt. Make it for the holidays, or in colors to match your décor. Holiday Argyle digital pattern Finished Blocks: 25 (10″ × 12½”) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about Susan Emerson, visit our Designers page.  

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Disney Frozen No-Sew Fleece Throw

These no-sew fleece blankets appeal to all ages. They are great to take to football games, snuggle under while watching TV, or to cuddle up with in a college dorm room. Everyone you know will want one! Frozen fleece throw digital pattern Finished Size: approximately 48″ × 60″ Rating: Easy  

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Fractured

Use stripes to add interest to your quilt. With the 8-at-a-time triangle-square method, you can make this quilt quickly. The trick to making this work is choosing an uneven stripe fabric. Fractured quilt pattern. Size: 63¼” × 82¾” Blocks: 35 (8¼”) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about Tony Jacobson, visit our Designers page.  

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Diagonal Duo

This quilt is made entirely with diagonal seams, leaving you with enough triangle-squares to make a pile of throw pillows. Diagonal Duo digital pattern Diagonal Duo quilt kit Finished Size: 56″ × 64″ Rating: Easy To learn more about Debra Finan, visit our Designers page.  

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Chain Reaction

This quilt definitely shows Liz Porter’s modern side. Liz created an intricate, winding pattern by turning every other block sideways. Chain Reaction digital pattern Finished Size: 66″ × 78″Finished Blocks: 99 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy  

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Cabin in the City

The Log Cabin block is a perennial favorite. This queen-size quilt by John Kubiniec is easy enough for a beginner and makes a powerful statement. Cabin in the City digital pattern Finished Size: 95″ × 95″ Finished Blocks: 25 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy To learn more about John Kubiniec, visit our Designers page.  

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Bricks & Mortar

Tony designed this easy quilt showcasing the softer side of modern. The florals work perfectly with the geometric prints in an on-trend color scheme of gray and gold. Bricks & Mortar digital pattern Finished Size: 60″ × 83″ Rating: Easy To learn more about Tony Jacobson, visit our Designers page.  

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Best Friends

There’s nothing more fun than playing with your favorite pooch, unless it’s quilting with the cutest canine prints ever! Nancy Lacey uses big squares and blocks to showcase fabrics featuring our best furry friends. Best yet, this is a Quilts for Kids quilt! Best Friends digital pattern Finished Size: 46¼” × 59″ Finished Blocks: 8 (9″) Friendship Star…