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Gain Confidence with Easy Projects


Quilt Designer: Pat Sloan
Quilt Name: Jammies Bag, Quilting Ideas, Spring 2004
Whether you use it to store your PJ’s or your lingerie, this bag will teach you how to choose complementary fabrics, sew straight seams, and follow a simple pattern. It would be the perfect gift for a little girl or a new mom!

Quilt Designers: Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan
Quilt Name: Patchwork Decorator, Quilting Ideas, Spring 2004
Everyone needs a table topper to change their decorating look.  At 62-1/2" square, "Patchwork Decorator" is a perfect size to throw across a table. What you’ll learn is how to select a focus fabric for the center and then add coordinating fabrics to reinforce the theme. If you’re adventurous, you might even attempt to machine- or hand-quilt it.  Once you’ve mastered this pattern, you’ll be able to whip it out for any season, or even as an impromptu gift for a friend … or maybe your mother-in-law!

Quilt Designer: Johanna Wilson
Quilt Name: Amish Bars, American Patchwork and Quilting, June 1995
Johanna Wilson took a traditional Amish quilt pattern and created this charming wall hanging in lighter colors. Start with a color scheme to go with your décor and then choose your fabrics to complement it. What you’ll learn in this project is how to sew strips together accurately, and how to add corner blocks to both your lattice and borders. At 26-3/4" square, this also would be suitable for a new baby or as a doll quilt for a favorite niece.

Quilt Designer: Susan Price Miller
Quilt Name: Corydon Crossover, Quilts and More, 2005
Let your favorite child help you choose fabrics for this quilt. Or maybe make it WITH your favorite child … it’s a great quilt for the young sewer. "Corydon Crossover" showcases a novelty print in large squares.  The quilt is strip-pieced to make it quick to complete. The interesting feature in this quilt is that it looks as if the strips have been interwoven. The pillow is a bonus and a great gift!

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