Color Options from Quilts and More™ Fall 2009
Too many bags? Never! Not when they're as easy to sew as this Four-Patch swing bag.
Click here to see a slide show of the Swing Bags in a variety of fabrics and colors.
Strip piecing makes short work of this bright batik beauty. Scrappy at first glance, its overall symmetry is eye-catching.
Sunset Maze Color Option
Autumn Batik Table Topper
If combining colors is a challenge for you, turn to Mother Nature for inspiration. Here batik fabrics in a variety of autumn colors, patterns, and textures are assembled into a square table topper. Fabrics are from Artisan Batiks for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Moda Fabrics, Timeless Treasures Fabrics, Bali Fabrics, and Hoffman Fabrics.
Click here to download instructions needed to make this table topper.
Learn two great ways to make yo-yos for this sweet little accent pillow.
Gather 'Round Color Option
Yo-Yo Wall Art
Elevate yo-yos to a new level: Mount them on a painted artist's canvas and present the composition as a wall hanging. These yo-yos are assembled in an unorthodox manner-some are facing up and others are facing down-to show off colorful prints by designer Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics.
Click here to download instructions needed to make this wall hanging.
Sweet & Simple
Easy piecing tricks make this Churn Dash quilt a fun weekend project.
Sweet & Simple Color Option
Holiday Churn Dash
Give Churn Dash blocks a new look by stitching them in contemporary fabrics and setting them on point. You'll love the fast-to-sew method used to make this traditional block. It's done without cutting a single triangle. The fabric collection is Figgy Pudding by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. With its nontraditional holiday colors, it makes a lively span-the-season throw.
Click here to download instructions needed to make this throw.
Big blocks, simple assembly, and an easy technique make for a warm throw that can be finished in a flash.
Dodge Ball Color Option
Sweet Snowball Throw
These big Snowball blocks go together quickly-small squares stitched diagonally in the corners of the large squares make the contrasting corner triangles. Frame this lap-size quit with playful pieced borders, as shown here. These fabrics are from the Gypsy Rose collection by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda Fabrics.
Click here to download instructions needed to make this quilt.
Time-saving strip piecing makes it easy to complete a Four-Patch quilt.
Orchard Lane Color Options
We love the versatility of the Four-Patch block. Here are three more fast projects using this block and large setting squares: a small throw made from the Kiwi collection by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures Fabrics; a table runner made from the Ice collection of Tonga Batiks for Timeless Treasures Fabrics; and a table topper made from the Eva collection by BasicGrey for Moda fabrics.
Click here for instructions needed to make Cool Four-Patch Table Runner.
Click here for instructions needed to make Easy Squares Table Topper.
Click here for instructions needed to make Fresh Four-Patch Table Topper.
Choose strips or two kinds of patchwork for punchy pillows that will brighten your favorite space.
Triple Play Color Options
Each of these lively pillows takes just a few pieces of fabric. With prints from Patty Young's Mezzanine collection for Michael Miller Fabrics, project maker Judy Sams Sohn made a trio of coordinating pillows.
Click here to download instructions needed to make Rickrack Pillow.
Click here to download instructions needed to make Easy Strips Pillow.
Click here to download instructions needed to make Patchwork Pillow.
Use big prints and large pieces to sew a quilt in a weekend.
Living Large Color Option
Triangle-Squares Bed Quilt
Make a big quilt quickly to show off eye-catching prints, solids, and ticking stripes, such as these from Rouenneries by French General for Moda Fabrics. This easy bed-size quilt features two sizes of triangle-squares, large Four-Patch units, and a variety of rectangles.
Make a sparkling tote that goes everywhere and holds everything.
Daisy Dazzler Color Options
Sew with your favorite fabrics to make a Daisy Dazzler bag that's totally you. Vicki DeGraaf used paisleys and prints from M'Liss's Expressions line for Jo-Ann Stores to stitch up a stylish patchwork option (right). Judy Sams Sohn chose eye-catching bold prints from the Santorini collection by Lila Tueller for Moda Fabrics for her bag.
Click here for instructions needed to make the Large Patchwork Bag.
Click here for instructions needed to make Paisley & Print Patchwork Bag.