Easy Quilts Summer 2012

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Techniques

Faux Quilt Piecing Video Lesson

Each row in the Pure White is unique. Designer Brigitte Heitland foundation quilt pieced her strips, but these instructions are for a quicker, easier method that looks pieced. 1. Press both long seam allowances of each print scrap toward wrong side (Photo A).  2. Randomly place scraps atop white strip, making sure edges of strip…

60º Diamonds and Pyramids Quilting Video

Use the Fons & Porter 60° Diamonds Ruler and Pyramids Ruler to make easy work of cutting quilt pieces. Diamonds   1. To cut diamonds, cut strip desired width.       2. Referring to quilt strip width numbers along lower section of Fons & Porter 60° Diamonds Ruler, find the solidblack line on the ruler…

Row Alignment Quilting Video

Follow these easy instructions for perfect alignment when joining pieced quilt rows for 3 Squared.   1. On wrong side of each Row 1, mark 1″ increments along edge of white A squares (Photos A and B). 2. Join Row 2 to Row 1, matching ends and marks on Row 1 with seam lines of Row 2 (Photo…

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Little Blossoms

Add a dash of spring to your home with this versatile quilt. Use it as a table topper, wallhanging, or throw. Size: 48″ × 48″Blocks: 4 (12″) Pinwheel blocks Learn more about Diane Nagle at our Designers directory.  

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Country Breeze

Use scraps of your favorite prints to make this cozy throw. The blocks are easy to make using the diagonal seams method. Note: The project is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 39″ × 51″Blocks: 35 (6″) blocks Learn more about Wendy Sheppard at our Designers directory.    

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Simply Smashing

This quilt is simply sensational! The lively flower and geometric prints are sure to wow everyone who sees it. Size: 61″ × 71″Blocks: 22 (5″) blocks Learn more about Janet Houts at our Designers directory.  

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Udder Delight

Cow prints make this the perfect quilt for a young farmer or anyone who is mooooved by our bovine buddies. Hole in the Barn Door blocks are a perfect way to show off your favorite novelty print fabrics. Size: 64″ × 79″Blocks: 12 (12″) blocks Learn more about John Kubiniec at our Designers directory.

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Cuddly Critters

Do you see the tumbling blocks design in this adorable quilt? You can quickly cut the pieces for this quilt using the Fons & Porter 60° Diamonds and Pyramids Rulers. Assembly is easy-it’s in rows-no set-in seams! Size: 39½” × 44¼” Learn more about Patti Carey at our Designers directory.  

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Pure White

Let yourself go with improvisational piecing! Make this modern quilt with a Charm Pack collection or use scraps from your stash. Any colors will do! Size: 80″ × 80″ Download instructions for the faux piecing technique you could use for this quilt. Learn more about Brigitte Heitland at our Designers directory.  

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Cherries Jubilee

Designer Dawn Stewart used a gorgeous palette of classic calicoes in deep browns and pinks to create this cozy quilt. These timeless prints were inspired by fabrics from 1882. Size: 60″ × 70″Blocks: 30 (10″) blocks Learn more about Dawn Stewart at our Designers directory.  

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Heartstrings

This warm throw is traditional, yet freshly stylish at the same time. Asymmetrical hearts are machine appliquéd on Shoo Fly blocks, combining two favorite designs from yesterday and today. Size: 41″ × 47″Blocks: 9 (7″ × 9″) blocks Learn more about June Pease at our Designers directory.  

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Key Lime Pie

The refreshing colors of Key West inspired this super-easy small quilt. Use it inside or outside to brighten your décor. Size: 30″ × 30″ Learn more about Sarah Hahn at our Designers directory.

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Shadows

This block is similar to a traditional Garden Maze setting. It is surprisingly easy to piece using the Diagonal Seams method. Size: 50″ × 64″Blocks: 12 (14″) blocks Learn more about Cyndi Hershey at our Designers directory.  

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All Around the Square

Sometimes you just need to make something you can finish quickly. Ann Hermes is an expert at using her scraps of vintage fabrics to make small quilts. You can easily recreate this quilt using new reproduction fabrics. Note: This project is “Fat Eighth Friendly.” Size: 12½” × 12½”Blocks: 13 (2½”) blocks Learn more about Ann…