Love of Quilting September/October 2012

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In Every Issue

  • From Liz & Marianne – Time for quilting
  • Sew Many Tips – Clever ideas from quilters
  • Shop Hop – Products to look for at your local shop
  • This Old Quilt: A Quilt with a Pedigree
  • Quilt Chat – What advice do you give to quilters? By Marianne Fons and Mary Fons
  • Quilter’s Bookshelf – Notes on new books
  • Sew & Tell – Readers and viewers share their creativity
  • Behind the Seams – Quilts for Preschool Children

Techniques

  • Quilting the Quilt: Feather Quilting Basics
  • Sew Easy: Rapid Fire LeMoyne Stars
  • Sew Easy: Three-Color Hourglass Units
  • Sew Easy: Tilted Blocks
  • Sew Easy: Windowing Fusible Appliqué
  • Sew Easy: Unit Method Appliqué

Bonus Quilts – Click on the links below for free quilt patterns and instructions

Tree Farm Perky Pinwheels Tigers
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Tigers — Free Quilt Pattern

Do you have a special fabric print you’re excited to use? Here’s a quilt designed especially for a large-scale tiger print. Size: 71½” × 88½” Blocks: 12 (12″) Star blocks; 6 (12″) Tiger blocks Rating: Challenging ***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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Perky Pinwheels — Free Quilt Pattern

Dimensional pinwheel flowers make this quilt pattern pop! Size: 55½” × 55½” Blocks: 13 (8″) blocks Rating: Intermediate ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Fons & Porter web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register or sign in here. ***

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Tree Farm — Free Quilt Pattern

If you want to make a quilt for the man in your life, this free quilt pattern may be just perfect. The Courthouse Steps quilt blocks have optional three-dimensional folded fabric points. Size: 82½” × 96¾”Blocks: 12 (10″) Bear Paw blocks,20 (10″) Courthouse Steps blocks Rating: Challenging ***The free download link is below for logged-in users.…

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Square-in-Diamond

This quilt is part of the collection of the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska. It’s a perfect scrappy quilt, and what a way to make a dent in your stash! Using a single light solid for the sashing helps to keep the design from being too busy. This quilt is both Fat Quarter Friendly…

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Hangin’ with Friends – 3-D Art Quilt

Fuse and machine appliqué this little quilt designed exclusively for Love of Quilting readers by McKenna Ryan. The butterflies are three-dimensional! Size: 16½” × 15″ Rating: Intermediate Purchase the Hangin’ with Friends Digital Quilt Pattern. For more information about McKenna Ryan and other contributors, go to our Designers Page. Find patterns and instructions for this quilt in the Love…

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Siberian Coins — Easy Wool Baby Quilt

“An antique wool quilt I spotted at a New Jersey museum inspired me to collect some interesting wools and create a crib-size version of the older quilt. I also used a wool batting, and tied my top to a flannel backing.” -Marianne Size: 36″ × 46″ Rating: Easy Purchase the Siberian Coins Digital Quilt Pattern. Find patterns and…

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Autumn Gems — Wool Wallhanging Quilt

Whether you prefer to stitch by hand or machine, wool appliqué is fun and easy. Try this wallhanging quilt and you’ll have a finished project in no time! Size: 19″ × 21″ Rating: Easy Bonus: Windowing Fusible Appliqué Sew Easy Lesson. Purchase the Autumn Gems Wall Hanging Quilt Pattern. For more information about Kari Carr and other contributors, go…

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Homestead Harvest – Wool Appliqué Wallhanging Quilt

Whether you prefer to stitch by hand or machine, wool appliqué is fun and easy. Try this wallhanging quilt and you’ll have a finished project in no time! Size: 40″ square Rating: Intermediate Bonus: Windowing Fusible Appliqué Sew Easy Lesson. Get the Homestead Harvest Digital Quilt Pattern. For more information about Kim Diehl and other contributors, go to our Designers…

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Summer Sampler – Wool Table Topper

Quilt Star Lisa Bongean designed this primitive-style wool table topper. Make one for yourself or a friend, or maybe one for each of you! Size: 28″ × 19″ Rating: Intermediate Purchase the Summer Sampler Digital Pattern. For more information about Lisa Bongean, and other contributors, go to our Designers Page. Find patterns and instructions for this…

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Gallery Walk

Whimsical and sophisticated at the same time, this quilt utilizes three techniques (foundation piecing, partial seams, and tilted blocks) that should be in the repertoire of every quilter. Size: 56½” × 65½” Blocks: 30 (9″) blocks Rating: Intermediate Purchase the Gallery Walk Digital Pattern. For more information about Nancy Mahoney and other contributors, visit our Designers Page.…

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Root Beer and Bubblegum – Fat-Quarter Friendly Scrap Quilt

Liz Porter loves antique quilts and enjoys making quilts that capture the spirit of quilts from historic periods. Liz pieced Root Beer and Bubblegum as a tribute to the double pink and madder brown quilts that were so popular from about 1860-1880, the so-called “brown years.” This quilt is fat-quarter friendly. Size: 85½” × 100½” Blocks: 143 (7½”) blocks…

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Triple Four Patch – Fat-Quarter Friendly Scrap Quilt

Lynn’s alternate name for this quilt is Insanity 3044. It started with a bag of triple four patch quilt blocks from a block exchange. Eight quilters each made ten sets of eight identical blocks and then traded them among the group. Lynn added a border and sashing to make her quilt unique. This quilt is fat-quarter friendly. Size:…