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To mimic the look of hand appliqué in less time, fuse pieces in place, then machine-stitch around each piece with matching thread and a tiny zigzag. The small prints and stripes featured are from...

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You don’t need color to stand out. Make a scrappy bag using black-and-white prints, dots, and stripes. Tear fabric strips to create texture on this quick-to-assemble bag.

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Set apart orderly Flying Geese rows with bold floral sashing and border strips pulled from the Road to Marrakech collection from Studio E...

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The Arabesque collection by Sue Zipkin for Clothworks is a natural choice for this pattern. Triangle-squares join in multiple...

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Add fusible leaf appliqués to decorate the band of a pillowcase. Use this free pillowcase pattern to embellish pillowcases for charity as part of the ...

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Add sweet pleats to a Christmas stocking. Floral pinks and red polka-dot prints make for an unexpected seasonal color palette.

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Trim large-scale florals and geometric prints from the Happy Together Corduroy collection from Timeless Treasures Fabrics into strips...

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Start this in the morning, and by afternoon you’ll have a cloth tote for the farmer’s market or grocery store. For this spacious bag project maker Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching blue-and-white...

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Put your light and bright scraps to work using the Buckeye Beauty unit. This version showcases the Midwest Modern 2 collection by Amy Butler for Westminster.

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The key to achieving the stair-step look is cutting the 2-1/2"-wide strips different lengths. The black-and-white prints allow the red squares to pop off the wall hanging. Fabrics are from the...

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Construct an easy-to-sew patchwork throw pillow to add a splash of color to any room. Use decorator-weight fabric for a durable pillow.

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Stitch a 12-block table runner using Log Cabin blocks in two colorways. By using a color scheme of purple, green, and cream, designer Debbie Beaves stitched a season-spanning table runner that...

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Showcase fabric in a lap-size quilt by using large-scale prints for the wide rectangles and small- and medium-scale prints for the narrow rectangles. Prints are from the Silent Cinema collection...

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Showcase colorful fabrics from Christine Graf’s Folk Dance collection for Clothworks in a cheerful, contemporary wall hanging...

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Red and turquoise combine beautifully in a wall hanging that features large floral prints and ample room for extensive quilting in spacious cream print setting squares. Fabrics are from Silvia’s...

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Sew up a spacious bag that meets all your needs. Two sets of inside pockets have room for keys, a notebook, a cell phone, and a planner, making this roomy carryall the perfect size for taking...

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Make a gardenlike quilt using Nine-Patch blocks and 9-1/2” floral setting squares. Use a variety of fat quarters for a scrappy look or use fewer fabrics for a controlled look. We used fabrics from...

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Embellish a handmade fabric ornament with seed beads and, if you wish, embroidery stitches.

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Project maker Judy Sams Sohn used prints from Patty Young's Mezzanine collection for Michael Miller Fabrics to make a rectangular patchwork pillow. You could use fabric scraps for this easy-to-...

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The colors in these Log Cabin blocks are similar in value, but each round is clearly visible because the colors are opposites on the color wheel. The festive four-block table topper features the...

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Make this roomy tote bag by combining multicolor stripe and whimsical coordinates from the Kite collection by Felicity Miller for Free Spirit.

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Cotton prints mixed with wools, delicate beads, and a careful choice of threads give a needle case a vintage flair. Stitch around the appliqués with contrasting thread and the flowers may appear...

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A heart surrounded by radiating squares create a Trip Around the World effect in a romantic wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Spring Romance and Sweetheart collections, both for RJR Fabrics.

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A bright and bold wall hanging mixes graphic prints from the Del Hi collection by Valori Wells for FreeSpirit. Turning two of the identical blocks 90 degrees (the upper right and lower left)...

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Use house and tree blocks to create a homey wall hanging. Choose stripe fabrics for some of the architectural elements to make it appear as if there are bricks in the chimney and siding on the...

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