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Using a range of blue and green batiks and prints gives the sense of a deep, impenetrable ocean.

 

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A tablecloth lends elegance to any outdoor setting. On this inviting tablecloth, charming yellow and blue prints march around a border that looks like French tiles.

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

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Top your summer table with this star-studded runner.

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Keep your beach towel rolled with a whimsical seaside critter belt.

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

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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.

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Stitch up Nine-Patch blocks and combine them with setting squares for an easy checkerboard-style quilt.

 

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Brighten your day with a bouquet of daisies set off by white-and-black prints in a fast and fusible, cheery wall hanging.

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Alternate strips of blue dot fabrics and pieced novelty prints to create a bargello design. Fabrics are from Gems of the Sea and Fizz collections from ...

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Use setting rectangles grouped by color families to create diagonal patterns across a quilt top. Fabrics are from the Sorbet Garden collection by Jill Finley of Jillily Studio for...

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Keep the quilt's intended use in mind when planning fabric placement. This children's quilt is intended to lay flat and be used as a play mat, so the border panels from Melissa Saylor's Fun on the...

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Sharpen your set-in piecing skills when making a wall hanging of Bride’s Bouquet blocks. Fussy-cut setting triangles from a printed wreath panel from Rachel Pellman’s Homecoming collection for...

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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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Use a restful aqua check to complement the strong contemporary colors—blue, green, and chocolate—in simplified Courthouse Step blocks. Quiltmaker Kathleen Williams stitched this easy quilted throw...

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Combine a variety of pastel fat quarter fabrics in Floating Star units to make a sweet lap-size quilt. Fabrics are from the Sunkissed collection by Sweetwater for ...

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Harvest-inspired hues create a harmonious look in four identical blocks using fabrics from the Olivia collection by Gudrun Erla of G.E. Designs for ...

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Pull-up straps and a roomy interior make for an easy-to-piece tote bag. Fabrics are Petalicious prints by Nancy Thias for Marcus Fabrics...

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The large unpieced squares in this table runner are perfect for featuring a large novelty print, such as the Fruit Punch collection from Timeless...

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Make a patriotic tabletop quilt featuring stars and stripes prints from the American Patriot collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics...

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Fabrics in reds, creams, and blues turn simple blocks into patriotic patterns that are stunning when combined into a Americana wall hanging. An impactful star block in the center provides a...

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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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Surround strips separated by sashing with a pair of borders in an easy kid’s quilt. Fabrics are from the Green Acres collection by Maria Kalinowski for ...

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Give a windmill-style quilt a colorful spin with fabrics from Kathy York’s Urban Landscapes collection for Clothworks. Alternate blue...

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It's easy to make this quilt bigger or smaller by adding blocks to or subtracting blocks from each row. Mix and match the prints, florals, and stripes of the Flag Day Farm collection by Minick...

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