Easy Quilts Spring 2013

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Sew Easy: Windowing Fusible Web

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  • From Liz & Marianne: Colorful quilts for spring
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Baubles Baubles Quilt – Wall Hanging

Sunny quarter circles pop from their bubbly background squares. A traditional Drunkard’s Path pattern is used for each block-we make it easy with fusible-web appliqué and contemporary fabrics. Finished Size: 53″ × 53″ Blocks: 100 (4″) Drunkard’s Path blocks Rating: Easy Quilt Patterns, Quilting Notions & Items that Inspire: Get the Fons & Porter Glue Marker! ***The free download…

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Just the Right Angle

Pair fresh, clean solid fabrics with matching prints for a thoroughly modern look. This table runner features only rectangles and squares—all right angles—which makes it a great beginner project. Size: 12″ × 54″ Rating: Easy Just the Right Angle Digital Pattern Learn more about our designers

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Strips and Squares

Piecing a quilt couldn’t get any easier when you use pre-cut strips and squares for this super simple, but oh-so-sweet quilt. Size: 49″ × 60″ Rating: Easy Strips and Squares Digital Pattern Pick up The Best of Fons & Porter: Tips & Techniques Book Learn more about our designers.

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Square Knots

A sailing aficionado would be absolutely thrilled with this quilt! Designer Amy Smart made it using two different, but equally easy, blocks. Size: 42″ × 54″ Blocks: 63 (6″) blocks Rating: Easy Square Knots Digital Pattern Pick up the Fons & Porter 8″x14″ Basic Rotary Cutting Ruler Learn more about our designers.

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Flora Dot

Exuberant florals juxtaposed with demure dots in modern colors make this quilt sing. The 99 blocks are easy-peasy to make with only three pieces per block. Size: 82″ × 98″ Blocks: 99 (8″) blocks Rating: Easy Flora Dot Digital Pattern Get the Fons & Porter Quilting Need-to-Know Card for a quick reference Learn more about…

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Pathways

The 16-Patch blocks reminded designer Tony Jacobson of stepping stones in his garden. Take a tranquil journey through your garden as you make this simply modern quilt. Size: 56″ × 68″ Rating: Easy Pathways Digital Pattern Learn more about the designer.

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Boxy Stars

Turn a square into a star by adding star points to each of its sides. Mixing and matching twenty different prints allows for either a trip to the quilt shop or a dive into your scrap box. Size: 58½” × 72″ Blocks: 20 (9″) blocks Rating: Easy Boxy Stars Digital Pattern Learn more about the…

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Pirate’s Compass

Delight your pirate-in-training and keep him warm at the same time. Easy blocks only need a bit of precision when matching points and triangle seams—arrgh! Size: 64″ × 80″ Blocks: 20 (16″) blocks Rating: Easy Pirate’s Compass Digital Pattern Learn more about our designers.

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Big Wheel

Fine tune your appliqué quilting skills when you apply bold organic shapes to a solid background for a quick, yet very effective, quilted statement. Size: 54″ × 56″ Rating: Easy Big Wheel Digital Pattern Learn more about the designer.

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In Bloom

Funky fabrics pop in this mosaic-inspired quilt, appliquéd with giant blossoms and not-quite-so-big blue tulips. The flower-power theme will delight any teen girl. Size: 76″ × 100″ Rating: Easy In Bloom Digital Pattern Learn more about our designers.

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Cascarone

Spread happiness with a confetti-sprinkled quilt. Designer Alison Tudor made her colorful blocks with triangles of all sizes— our full size patterns make it easy. Size: 60″ × 60″ Blocks: 36 (10″) blocks Rating: Easy Cascarone Digital Pattern Bonus: Download a free size chart and cutting instructions for crib and twin sizes Learn more about…

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Garden Path

Take a walk on the wild side when following the strategically placed nine-patch quilt blocks on a path around the starry center. Size: 66″ × 66″ Blocks: 4 (18″) Double Nine Patch blocks 5 (18″) Star blocks Rating: Easy Bonus: Download free diagrams and instructions for two size options, Long Twin and Queen. Garden Path…

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Ode to a New Century

Gorgeous fabrics, influenced by the Art and Crafts Movement, inspired designer Tony Jacobson to create this elegant quilt. Using a template window to preview your fabric before fussy cutting helps preserve your fabric as well as your sanity! Size: 87″ × 97″ Rating: Easy Ode to a New Century Digital Pattern Purchase the Fons &…

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Tekno Rainbow

Susan Emerson plucks 5 shades of gray and 23 hues of rainbow from the sky and weaves them into a striking composition. Look closely and you’ll see there are only two easy blocks to piece. Size: 64″ × 76″ Blocks: 30 (12″) blocks Rating: Easy Tekno Rainbow Digital Pattern Learn more about our designers.