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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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Add depth to a two-color quilt by using a variety of prints. Multiple blue and white prints in medium and light hues from Johnny Karwan's Blue Palace collection for Clothworks provide a subtle...

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Combine dozens of batiks in a rainbow palette to create a scrappy lap-size quilt. The 25-Patch blocks feature randomly placed lights and darks while each Nine-Patch block uses just two batiks....

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Make pinwheels pop by using a navy blue print and a crisp, solid white for the large triangle-squares. Fabrics in the four-block wall quilt are from the Going Coastal collection by Emily Herrick...

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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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Frame a quilt that radiates from the center with head-turning borders. Fabrics are from the Garden Whimsy collection by Kim Schaefer for ...

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Carefully pieced abstract and artsy prints help create the illusion of blooming flowers on a painter’s canvas. Yellows and pinks help balance the dark purples and greens. Fabrics are from the...

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Choose bold prints such as these, from the lively Fresh Squeezed collection for Moda Fabrics, to end color confusion.

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Make pinwheels pop on a patriotic table topper using red, white, and blue print fabrics. These fabrics are from the Redwork Rendevous collection by Alex Anderson for...

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Grab two of your two favorite fabrics to make a fabulous summer bag. For this version of Fresh Start, project tester Jan Ragaller chose two prints, a multicolor chevron and a tone-on-tone...

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Make a cheerful summer throw of cleverly arranged Rail Fence blocks. Cheerful sherbet-tone prints from the Strawberry Field collection by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures liven up this...

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Recycle your old blue jeans into an easy, pieced throw.

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Soft chenille and preppy, polka dot pinwheels make this vintage-inspired design the perfect gift to celebrate a baby's birth.

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Foundation-pieced dragonflies flit this way and that across this vibrant quilt. Find out more about designer Sue Beevers and her love of fibers, painting, fabric, and quilting.

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Simple squares and curved appliqués in bright prints pop off a coordinating solid to create a dynamic wall hanging.

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Begin with traditional Rail Fence units and add triangles and squares to make three striking blocks. These prints from Minick & Simpson’s Flag Day Farm collection for Moda Fabrics make a...

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Each block of this sizzling, south-of-the-border 54-1/2-square throw uses nine assorted stripe, plaid, and solid fabrics.

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Work from the inside out and frame a dynamic print with coordinating prints and stripes. Fabrics shown are from the Laguna collection for Timeless Treasures. With just one block surrounded by...

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Four-Patch blocks, setting squares, and rectangles are all you need to make an easy-to-piece table topper. This quilt features fabrics from the Eva collection by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.

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Turn the tables on a vintage tablecloth. Use it as your appliqué foundation! Then learn to do freezer-paper appliqué to add the sunflower motifs with our easy-to-follow instructions.

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Electrify the muted colors of "Plush Posies" like quilt tester Laura Boehnke did using Sue Zipkin's Samba collection for Clothworks. The solid outer border in Laura's version has the illusion of...

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