Easy Quilts Winter 2011

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  • From Liz & Marianne: Quilted gifts for the holidays
  • This and That: Look for these products at your local quilt shop.
  • Quilters Club of America: Club notes for members

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Princess Quilt – Wall Hanging

Gretchen Gibbons combined wool and cotton for this elegant wallhanging quilt pattern. Seed bead embellishments add sparkle and finesse. Size: 24″ × 24″ From our Quilt Shop: Get the Fons & Porter Hand Wool Appliqué  Needles Size 2 (10 Ct)! Get 20 Batik Fat Quarters! ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons &…

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Moonlight Safari – Free Quilt Pattern

Janet Houts designed this dynamic free quilt pattern with a combination of two easy blocks set in rows. The African inspired border print ties them all together. Size: 66″ × 78″ Blocks: 35 (8″) blocks ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all…

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Salmon Run Quilt – Wall Hanging

The prints in this free wall hanging quilt were inspired by nineteenth-century salmon runs on the Columbia River in Oregon. The beautiful hand-painted artistry of the can labels is featured in the outer border print. Size: 38½” × 38½” ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips,…

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Whirlygigs

Add a little zest to your surroundings with this fresh quilted throw. Size: 56″ × 74″Blocks: 12 (9″) Pinwheel blocks12 (9″) Square-in-a-Square blocks  

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Dinosaur Train

Delight youngsters and the people who love them with this quilt featuring Buddy and his adoptive family, The Pterandons, from the PBS series, “Dinosaur Train.” Size: 52″ × 64″  

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Serenity

Create a feeling of tranquility with this quilt featuring Asian-inspired prints and an interesting block. Gently round the outer corners for no-miter binding. Size: 54″ × 63″Blocks: 20 (9″) blocks  

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Morning Flora

Create this lovely quilt in just one weekend. It’s easy to make using diagonal seams to piece the blocks. Size: 56″ × 56″Blocks: 9 (16″) blocks Download our free size chart to create this project in Queen and Twin sizes.  

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Christmas Memories

With just two foundation-pieced blocks and a little machine appliqué, this is a quick wallhanging to make for a gift or for yourself. Size: 36″ × 17″Blocks:2 (6½” × 9″) Tree blocks1 (11″ × 9″) House block For help with this project, check out our free Sew Easy Video Lesson on Paper Foundation Piecing.  

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Shades Quilt

Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries designed this easy strippy quilt using her new bright fabrics. It would also look great in batiks, reproductions, homespuns, or any other favorite group. Size: 65″ × 77″Blocks: 45 (6″) blocks  

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Starry Pursuit

Pinwheels within pinwheels, a great striped border, and a pieced outer border give this quilt its appeal. Prints with stars and holly make it perfect for the holidays. Size: 42″ × 42″Blocks: 9 (9″) blocks  

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Charlemagne Quilt

This sophisticated, chic design never goes out of style. The fleur-de-lis is a symbol of French monarchy. Size: 54″ × 54″Blocks: 9 (10″) blocks Download our free size chart for this project in Full and King Sizes.  

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Ice Castles

Sometimes the perfect fabric provides inspiration as in this variation of the traditional Card Trick block made from a spectacular stripe fabric. Use the Fons & Porter Half & Quarter Ruler to make quick work of cutting the triangles for this quilt. Size: 72½” × 91¼”Blocks: 12 (18″) blocks