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Color Options from Quilts and More™ Summer 2010

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

Cherry Delight

Whip up an oh-so-sweet wall hanging showcasing a pair of cherry appliqués and a bushel of borders made from precut floral strips.

Cherry Delight Color Option

Bundles of Borders

Quilt tester Jan Ragaller used a packaged collection of 2-1/2"-wide strips in Mint Chip Bali Pop from Hoffman California Fabrics as the starting point for this take on Cherry Delight. She then chose a light batik for most 1-1/2"-wide strips, and a dark batik for the center rectangle, strips for positions 31 and 32, and binding.

Click here to download instructions needed to make this quilt.

Olde Glory

Set your summer table with a 12-block runner that shows your patriotic flair. Reproduction fabrics in red, navy, and cream give the topper a hint of Americana.

Olde Glory Color Option

Log Cabin Table Runner

Give Olde Glory year-round appeal. By using a color scheme­ of purple, green, and cream, designer Debbie Beaves stitched a season-spanning table runner that shows off her Dolce collection for RJR Fabrics.

Click here to download instructions needed to make this table runner.

Double Up

Stretch your wardrobe possibilities with a side-tie tote. Its pieced back looks just as fashion-forward as the appliquéd front so you can carry it either way.

Double Up Color Option

Patchwork Strips Tote Bag

For a new look, omit the appliqué and make a great print the feature of Double Up. You can streamline the patchwork prep time by using precut 2-1/2"-wide fabric strips for the remainder of this bag. Cut strips into squares and 4-1/2"-long segments, and you’re ready to sew.

Click here to download instructions needed to make this bag.

Greet the Morning

Honor daybreak with a cheerful quilt made from two favorite blocks in punchy orange and playful teal.

Greet the Morning Color Option

Playful Patches Quilt

Need a splashy wall hanging or a kid-size quilt for a gift? Make nine blocks from Greet the Morning, add a plain border with contrasting binding, and you’re finished. Retro prints are from the Fandango collection for Henry Glass & Co.

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Circle Around

Cut circles from precut squares, then raw-edge appliqué both shapes to white squares for a fun-to-sew quilt.

Circle Around Color Option

Circles and Squares Throw

Quilt tester Jan Ragaller chose a natural color linen look-alike from the Rouenneries collection by French General for Moda Fabrics to highlight sweet pink prints from the Giselle collection by Jessica Gonacha Swift for Red Rooster Fabrics in her version of the fast-to-sew Circle Around quilt.

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Take Note

Camouflage the cover of a plain-Jane spiral notebook with fabric scraps to make a noteworthy custom journal.

Take Note Color Options

Fabric-Covered Notebooks

Turn a spiral-bound notebook into a carry-along piece of art when you stitch up a new cover. Jessica Levitt shows off more of her Timber collection for Windham Fabrics by layering and stitching these dressed-up, go-everywhere journals.

Click here to download instructions needed to make the large fabric-covered notebook.

Click here to download instructions needed to make the small fabric-covered notebook.

Close at Hand

Perfect for the passionate needle artist, this pincushion fits on your wrist to go where you sew.

Close at Hand Color Options

Wristband Pincushions

“Sunflowers can come in any hue, realistic or imaginary, when you make them,” says designer Roseann Meehan Kermes. Use the felted wool you have on hand. Roseann adds a poly-stuffed wool-felt circle (similar to a yo-yo) in lieu of a purchased button to this array of cheery pincushions.

Click here to download instructions needed to make these wristband pincushions.

Ships Ahoy!

Think you’ll make waves with a nautical-theme crib quilt? Our instructions for easy-to-piece sailboats and appliqué accents ensure smooth sailing.

Ships Ahoy! Color Option

Nautical Baby Quilt

Stitched in pink prints and rose polka dots, this version of Ships Ahoy! looks strictly feminine. Nautical-theme prints from the Baby Love collection by Susan Branch for RJR Fabrics feature the wisdom of Benjamin Franklin: ”Little boats should keep near shore.”

Click here to download instructions needed to make this baby quilt.

Photo Op

Customize congrats to graduates and other remarkable achievers with a favorite snapshot, a printable fabric sheet, and a fabric-covered pillow.

Photo Op Color Option

Congrats Appliqué Pillow

Snap a photo at their nuptials and present the new couple with a memento of the day. Designer Karen Montgomery incorporated her daughter and son-in-law’s wedding color scheme into her fabric selections to make this version of Photo Op for the couple’s first anniversary celebration.

Click here to download instructions needed to make this pillow.

Sunny Side Up

Watch new shapes emerge when you cleverly arrange light and dark fabrics to create an optical illusion.

Sunny Side Up Color Option

Perfectly Placed Triangles

To feature the Jelly Beans collection by Thimbleberries for RJR Fabrics, quilt tester Jan Ragaller used six assorted prints for this quilt. Using allover prints speeds up the cutting and sewing. “Select contrasting prints so the overall patterns are clearly visible,” Jan says.

Click here to download instructions needed to make this wall hanging.


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