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Quilts and More Summer 2014

See the featured projects and web-exclusive patterns from the Quilts and More Summer 2014 issue.

Abacus

Designer: Myra Harder of Robinson Pattern Company

 

Transform hexagons into square blocks that appear to slide along strip-pieced rods. 

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Scrap Lab Pillow

Designer: Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.

Fabrics: Blueprint Basics collection by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

 

Add a summery look to an accent pillow with colorful triangles joined in a zigzag pattern.

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Scrap Lab Pillows

Designers: Patty Young and Emalee Grambo of Modkid

Fabrics: Blueprint Basics collection by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

 

Give any room a splash of color with triangle-squares that showcase prints and solids.

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Scrap Lab Elephant

Treasure Elephant

Assemble patchwork first, then cut pieces to construct the playful stuffed elephant. 

 

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Summer 2014 Bookshelf

1. Seaside Home
$15.95; Stash Books

2. Sew Modern Baby
$23.95; Stash Books

3. Mollie Makes Woodland Friends
$24.99; Interweave

4. Pieced Hexies
$26.95; Kansas City Star Quilts

5. Big-City Bags
$26.99; Martingale

6. Easy Weekend Quilts
$16.99; Martingale


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Summer 2014 Hot Stuff

Porcupine Bobbin Holder
$10.99; smartneedle.com

Hex N More template ruler and patterns
$23.95 (template), from $6.50 (patterns); jaybirdquilts.com

Big Book of Pop Out Boxes
$8.95; ctpub.com

 

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Abacus

Designer: Myra Harder of Robinson Pattern Company

 

Transform hexagons into square blocks that appear to slide along strip-pieced rods. 

Get the digital issue here.

Growing Up

Designer: Roseann Meehan Kermes

 

Try your hand at embroidery to give a supersize wool pinkeeper detail and dimension. 

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Growing Up Color Option

Designer: Roseann Meehan Kermes

 

Fabrics: Pam Kitty Picnic collection by Pam Vieira McGinnis for Lakehouse Dry Goods


Make a bright and cheery 100% cotton version of Growing Up for a pink posy pinkeeper.

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Brick Rack

Designer: Nancy Palmer

 

Stagger rectangles like a wall of bricks to quickly assemble a bed-size quilt with no matching seams. Add rickrack for texture and whimsy. 

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Brick Rack Color Option

Red, White, and Blue Bricks

Make a quick-to-assemble patriotic picnic throw or cozy cottage twin-size bed quilt from your favorite scrappy assortment of red, white, and blue prints.

 

Get the free quilt pattern here.

Color Block

Designer: Vanessa Christenson of V and Co.

Fabrics: Color Me Happy collection by V and Co. for Moda Fabrics


Start with an ombre stripe fabric to make this quick-and-easy tote bag.

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X Marks the Spot

Designer: Mari Martin for Connecting Threads

Fabrics: Mix It Up! collection by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads


A mix of vibrant colors and graphic design creates a sense of boldness for a simple-to-sew quilt. 

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X Marks the Spot Color Option

Scrappy Triangles

Triangle-squares in a vibrant mix of colors add plenty of texture to a small quilt. A bias-cut stripe binding serves as a modern frame.

 

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Hold the Phone

Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow


Tuck-away pockets protect cell phones and earbuds in a simple wristlet-style carrier. 

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Hold the Phone Color Option #1

Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow

Fabrics: Gentle Flowers collection by Quilt Gate USA


Customize the bag to make it your own. Use lace for the button closure and to embellish the pockets of a bag. Add a narrow strip of fabric folded and topstitched for a quick wristband. 

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Hold the Phone Color Option #2

Designer: Monica Solorio-Snow

Fabrics: Bohemian Rhapsody collection by Deborah Edwards for Northcott


Omit the wristband and use the bag as an eyeglass holder or to store small scissors, thread, and thimble for an on-the-go sewing kit.

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Welcome Home: Summer

Designer: Kim Christopherson

 

A bit of piecing, some easy fusible appliqué, and a few specialty embellishments make for an inviting quilt.

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Play with Marbles

Designer: Kim Schaefer

Fabrics: Kim's Hand Dyes, Series I and Tic Tac collections by Kim Schaefer for Andover Fabrics

 

Don't dismiss curves as too difficult! These fuse-and-stitch circles are a cinch.

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King Me!

Designer: Kathleen Williams

 

Jump-start your travel fun with a bag of checkers and a checkerboard that can be rolled up for a game anywhere, anytime.

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King Me! Color Option

Dot-to-Dot Pillow

Gather a rainbow of cute pastel polka dots for a checkerboard-look pillow.

 

Get the free pillow pattern here.

Beads

Designer: Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting

 

Let's get this straight...the curves ahead aren't pieced. They're easy-to-fuse applique.

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Orange Crush

Designer: Christina Cameli

 

Express yourself! We love the technique of doing free-form machine quilting on layered fabrics prior to constructing the bag.

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Sew Write

Designer: Sherri McConnell

Fabrics: Florence collection by Denyse Schmidt for Free Spirit Fabric

 

Form hexagons for a journal cover by carefully stitching rows of matching half hexies. You don't need a math class--we show you the easy construction method. 

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Ready, Set, Sew! Apron

Designer: Amy Barickman of Indygo Junction

Fabrics: Crossroads Denim collection by Amy Barickman for James Thompson

 

Do you know youngsters who are eager to sew? With a little help, they can soon be finishing this project.

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