Color Options from Quilts and More Fall 2010
A tumbler shape template is key to creating a cheerful small throw that’s sure to brighten up any room.
Hello, Yellow Color Option
Tumbling Triangles Quilt
Watch Hello, Yellow shift from trendy to traditional when made in a medley of red and blue prints from Bonnie Blue Basics by Paula Barnes for Marcus Fabrics. Quilt tester Jan Ragaller added a cool blue border that puts the focus on the quilt center.
Turn Halloween-theme fat quarters and store-bought ribbon into pint-size goody bags to fill with yummy favors.
Tiny Treats Color Option
Small Treat Totes
Stumped over what to make from those irresistible fat quarters? Cut and stitch two 18x22-inch pieces into a quartet of mini totes. These wee gift bags made of prints from the Confections collection by Caleb Gray for Robert Kaufman Fabrics are topped with grosgrain ribbon handles. If you select a lightweight ribbon, purchase twice the amount and fuse or stitch two pieces together to achieve the necessary stability.
Place your colors carefully and—bingo!—you’ve created a zigzag wall hanging from vertical rows of triangles.
Triangle Twist Color Option
Zigzag Flannel Baby Quilt
Soft and cuddly cotton flannels from the Baobab collection for RJR Fabrics turn Triangle Twist into a cozy baby quilt. This version uses an assortment of traditional baby colors in an arrangement that show of the zigzag motif especially well.
Itty Bitty Book Bags
Pull together eye-catching fabrics and a little rope to create a simple drawstring book bag with pockets aplenty.
Itty Bitty Book Bags Color Option
There’s no such thing as having too many totes—or too many book bags. Make this bag to complement a special outfit or to celebrate school colors. Fabrics are from The Big E Group for Michael Miller Fabrics.
Flight of Geese
Gather a bevy of fall-tone prints for a seasonal throw that showcases the classic Flying Geese block.
Flight of Geese Color Option
Flying Geese Quilt
To make Flight of Geese resemble a day at the shore, replace the fabrics with an assortment of blue and green batiks. Quilt tester Jan Ragaller chose Ceylon, Key Lime, and Chamomile fat-quarter bundles from Hoffman California Fabrics to make a soothing square throw.
Scan your fabric stash to make a quilt from a series of strips in solids and prints. Showcase stunning quilted motifs in the supersize border.
Bar Code Color Option
Center Strips Bed Quilt
Choose an allover print for the borders on a seasonal version of Bar Code and the assorted fall-tone strips take center stage. Executive Editor Jennifer Keltner chose Ravenwood by Jo Morton for Andover Fabrics for the border fabrics; the prints are from a variety of other Jo Morton collections.
It’s a Cinch
Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make an easy-to-piece bag a go-to carryall.
It’s a Cinch Color Option
Cinch It Tote Bag
Give It’s a Cinch autumn flair with decidedly orange Petalicious prints by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics. Project tested Judy Sams Sohn spiced up her rendition by choosing prints with a dash of teal and green.
Perk Me Up
Sweeten your morning jolt with a coffee-cup cozy in your chose of three delicious varieties.
Perk Me Up Color Option
Coffee Cozy Trio
Protect your hands from coffee-cup heat with a wrap-around cozy stitched in style from theme prints from the Coffee Buzz collection by Kathy Hall for Andover Fabrics.
Dressed to Impress
Fashion expandable fabric pockets into a handy hanging organizer. The best part? No appliqué required—these stylish ensembles are from printed panels.
Dressed to Impress
Quilted Hanging Organizer
Perfect for the sewing room, this version of Dressed to Impress adds style and storage. A fussy-cut panel section from the Mrs. Sew & Sew collection by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics is centered on the front of each of the dozen storage pockets.
Sumptuous silk taffeta is the crowning glory of an easy-to-piece table runner. Never sewn silk? Learn how simple it is.
Royal Treatment Color Option
On-Point Table Runner
A bevy of black-and-white prints add a touch of sass to an quick-to-sew table runner. Start each block with an 8-1/2” square fussy-cut from a panel print and add 4-1/2”-wide strips to finish. Add more playful prints from Word Play by Michele D’Amore for Benartex for the setting triangles, border, and binding.
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