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Simple Strips

Need a quick gift for Valentine’s Day? This time-saving quilt involves just five rows of multicolored rectangles that are finished by long sashing strips and a border from a single novelty print. The vintage-inspired prints from Love Notes by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics ( are mixed with complementary fabrics.


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Assemble Quilt Top

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out pieced rows and novelty print 3-1/4x53-1/2" sashing strips in 11 rows.

2. Sew together rows and strips. Press seams toward sashing strips.

3. Cut and piece novelty print 3-1/2x42" strips to make:
2—3-1/2x44-1/2" border strips

4. Join border strips to top and bottom edges to complete quilt top.