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Color Options from Quilts and More™ Summer 2011

We know you love the projects printed in Quilts and MoreT. We took inspiration from the magazine and created Web-exclusive projects.

Island Breeze


Whip up this simple summer bag from two squares of fabric and purchased handles.

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Island Breeze


Whip up this simple summer bag from two squares of fabric and purchased handles.

Island Breeze Color Option


Sew Simple Purse

Learning to sew? Here's a great beginner project. This trendy bag is made from the Sunshine & Shadow collection by Jane Sassaman for Freespirit and handles are by Purse n-alize-it!, which are available at Jo-Ann Stores.

Go to the free purse pattern.

Pick-It Fences


White’s nice, but color knows no boundaries. Corral prints, dots, and florals in rainbow hues to give Rail Fence blocks bursts of brights.

Pick-It Fences Color Option


Rail Fence Pillow

Sew four blocks of a variety of favorite solids, and set them on point with another cool-tone solid to make a 16"-square pillow. Quilt tester Kathleen Williams chose Kona cotton solids from Robert Kaufman Fabrics for this calming, restful pillow.

Go to the free pillow pattern.

Bold Statement


Capitalize on eye-catching prints for an oversize throw with a quick-to-piece symmetrical arrangement of large fabric cuts and a coordinating pillowcase.

Bold Statement Color Option


Easy Rectangles Quilt

To add sparkle and interest to a simple quilt, first choose a big print, then select smaller prints that vary in scale and take their color cues from the big print. These fabrics are from the Radiance collection by Judy Hansen for Paintbrush Studio.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

Table Wear


Dress up your dinner table for summer with an easy-to-sew runner made from handy 2-1/2"-wide precut strips.

Table Wear Color Option


Batik Strips Table Runner

Change the mood of this fast-to-sew table runner when you choose your fabrics. Quilt tester Mary Pepper used precut Mood Indigo Sushi Rolls for Bali Fabrics with a complementary print and red-orange piping.

Go to the free table runner quilt pattern.

Road Trip


Make the journey as enjoyable as the destination. Just in time for vacation season, a trio of easy-to-sew travel accessories ensures happy trails for travelers.

Road Trip Color Option


Quilted Camera Case

Quilt, cut, sew, and go. In short order you’ll have an on-the-go case that cushions your camera and is personalized to suit your destination. If you’ve a fear of making a buttonhole, use hook-and-loop tape for the closure. This village-theme novelty print is from the Tiny Town collection for Timeless Treasures Fabrics.

Go to the free quilted camera case pattern.

Baby Steps


Showcase bits of 1930s reproduction fabrics in an easy-to-handle quilt that's the ideal size for a stroller.

Baby Steps Color Option


Courthouse Steps Crib Quilt

By using a two-tone palette instead of a scrappy one, strong diagonal lines appear across this crib-size quilt. Quilt tester Kathleen Williams carefully positioned prints from two fabric collections—Farm House Retreat and Itsy Bits—both by Renee Nanneman for Andover Fabrics in the pieced blocks and fussy-cut setting squares.

Go to the free baby quilt pattern.

Made in the Shade


Dress up your digs with a lamp-theme wall hanging that sheds light on simple piecing and appliqué techniques.

Made in the Shade Color Option


Appliquéd Lamps Wall Quilt

With a nod toward antique English blue-and-white porcelain and traditional ginger-jar lamps, quilt tester Monique Dillard collected prints reminiscent of floral hand-painted china to compose this two-color version of Made in the Shade. To balance the assorted florals, she used stripes and dots for some of the block foundations and appliqués.

Go to the free wall quilt pattern.

Soft &Simple


Let the texture do the talking on this easy throw made from soft, smooth, lightweight cotton lawn.

Soft & Simple Color Option


Stacked Rectangles Quilt

We love how Soft & Simple is a perfect pattern for 10-inch fabric squares. Quilt tester Mary Pepper chose two Layer Cakes (Moda’s name for packaged 10-inch squares) from Collections for a Cause–Faith by Howard Marcus Dunn for Moda Fabrics to make the center rectangles. She used extra yardage from a dark print to surround the pieced center.

Go to the free quilt pattern.

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