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Throw Quilt Pattern

Cabins at the Lake Quilt

Marianne Fons used cozy flannels to construct this quilt as a gift for a friend who spends a lot of time at her family’s log cabin in the woods of New Hampshire. The House quilt blocks in Cabins at the Lake feature pieced cabin houses, resembling log cabins in the woods. This quilt is featured on…

Adam's Rib - Two-Color Quilts

Adam’s Rib Quilt

The design of this two-color quilt was fashioned after a robe that Katharine Hepburn wore in the 1949 movie, “Adam’s Rib.” She starred opposite Spencer Tracy in a classic “battle of the sexes” movie, hence the stark black and white color scheme. Finished Size: 60″ × 84″  |  Finished Blocks: 140 (6″) blocks  |  Rating: Easy…


Bundles of shot cottons purchased at International Quilt Festival inspired Marianne’s update of traditional Album Cross blocks. A friend, who’d recently taken a web design class, noticed the block’s resemblance to online checkboxes and, voilà, this quilt had a name. If you’re looking for fat quarter quilts, Checkboxes might be your final stop. To learn more…

Match-A-Patch Stars – Fat Quarter Friendly Scrap Quilt

From Liz: When I moved to Austin, Texas, I joined a weekly quilt bee called Match-A-Patch. That year the bee issued a challenge to its members to use exchanged 2½”-wide reproduction fabric strips. Although I arrived too late for the exchange, I found plenty of fabrics in my stash to participate in the challenge. This fat…


Natalia Bonner has created a time-worn, slightly faded look with a simple idea and a great collection of fabrics. The petal pieces are big and fun to machine appliqué. This quilt is Fat Quarter Friendly. Size: 79½” × 79½” Blocks: 25 (13½”) blocks

Throw Quilt Patterns

Fan Dance Quilt

Quilt designer Nancy Mahoney made this quilt without curved seam piecing. You can see how to make the Fan quilt blocks in this quilting tutorial, How to make Fan Quilt Blocks, with host Mary Fons and guest Nancy Mahoney. Fan Dance is made using easy machine appliqué. Use the free template download in the links below to make this quilt with…

Kaye’s Scrap Squares Quilt

Kaye’s Scrap Squares, from the Scrap Quilts Fall 2011 issue, uses leftover scraps of your favorite prints to make an adorable throw-size quilt. With just one size square and very little piecing, you can complete this quilt top in an afternoon! Quilt size: 41 ½” x 55 ½” Project Rating: Easy From our Quilt Shop: Get Kaye’s Scrap…