Quick & Easy Quilts
Whip up a quilt in no time with these quick and easy patterns that make fabulous last-minute gifts or one-hour scrap-busting projects. They are so easy, you might want to make one of each!
Use large florals surrounded by pretty blues, teals, and greens to make a beautiful throw. Crisp whites help the florals pop off the quilt.
Florals and solids combine for a stunning but easy-to-sew bed quilt. You can change the theme of the large rectangles-think plaids or reproduction prints-to customize for any room.
Blueberries and Cream
Alternate light and dark prints for a throw that takes it one step at a time. Flannel fabrics and blue prints make this quilt perfect for winter nights, but the pattern is versatile enough for any color combination.
Capitalize on eye-catching prints for an oversize throw with a quick-to-piece symmetrical arrangement of large fabric cuts and a coordinating pillowcase.
Ease into Autumn
This showcase for fall-tone fabrics is fast to cut and quick to piece.
Go bright and bold with geometric tone-on-tones and a solid white. These prints create visual movement in the Rail Fence quilt.
On The Fly
Designer: Mary Helen Schlitz
From Quilts and More, Winter 2007
Whip up an oh-so-sweet wall hanging showcasing a pair of cherry appliqués and a bushel of borders made from precut floral strips.
Glimpses of the Garden
Showcase framed fussy-cut prints in a fresh wall hanging. A simple green, orange, and cream color palette helps the flowers bloom brightly.
Brown squares separate color groupings of neutrals and light turquoise in a wall hanging that is a mirror image both horizontally and vertically.
Coffee and Cream
Coffee-color prints provide a neutral palette for gorgeous quilting. Combining Shoo Fly and Snowball blocks adds visual interest and makes the wall hanging look more scrappy.
Strips of Solids
Bands of bold color make a dramatic statement in this throw.
Put a Spin On It
Looking for a quick shower gift? Larger-than-life Pinwheel blocks ensure this baby quilt comes together quickly.
Cheery blue and yellow star in this sunny wall quilt. A variety of geometric prints complement the tone-on-tones for low-contrast piecing.
Utilize a whole bundle of fat eighths by sewing together rectangles of color. Use the remaining pieces to make a scrappy binding.
Use the same print in a variety of hues to create an unexpected, yet cohesive, mix of colors.
A range of blues and grays, gradating from light to dark, produce the look of waves on a stormy night. Pairing blue with gray instead of white puts a twist on the classic two-color combination.
Red squares add a punch of color to serene blue and white strips.
Paisley Squares & Bars
Here's a two-block treat that's great for beginners. A mix of squares and rectangles, this geometric beauty proves that sometimes simple is best.
Big Block Style
For a throw with maximum impact made in a minimum amount of time, try this quilt made of 8-1/2" squares.
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.
What a Treat
Use precut batik strips in bubblegum pink and chocolate brown for a sweet-as-can-be wall quilt.
It's a Plaid, Plaid World
Plaids in happy, bright colors form a whimsical quilt. Though the plaids give the throw a complex look, it is simply rows of rectangles in five sizes sewn together in a random order.
Big Block Duvet
Custom cover your comforter by turning a pieced quilt top into a "summer weight" quilt by finishing it as a duvet cover instead of layering it with batting.
Bolts of Blue
Mix your favorite blue prints in a scrappy wall hanging that will have you doing anything but singing the blues. Choosing prints with splashes of white keeps the strips in the tone-on-tone sashing from getting lost.
Giant blocks, each created from just five large pieces, make this zesty quilt a snap to complete.
Three vertical rows of pieced graphic prints combine to make an impactful wall hanging.
Cute and Cuddly Throw
Use plush fabrics to piece an easy throw that takes advantage of the 58" width of the fabrics-it's the perfect easy-to-make gift!
Stacked Rectangles Quilt
Turn precut 10" squares into a quilted throw.
One-Patch Table Runner
This easy project could be pieced overnight to give as a gift tomorrow.
Splashes of Color
Delicious sherbert-tone batiks are the foundation in this quick-to-sew quilt. Surround a simple square with four mix-and-match rectangles and voila-one block is done.
Simple Squares & Bars
This super-simple quilt uses muted colors making it a cozy fit for any season.
Big Block Throw
Have large prints you don't want to cut into smaller pieces? Try this quilt, where bold botanical prints are perfectly showcased in 18" squares.
Who says a beach-inspired quilt has to be blue and tan? The starfish, beach glass, and seashell prints in this wall hanging inspire a beach vibe despite the nontraditional color scheme.
Plum Pudding Quilt
Precut strips make up the simplified blocks in a throw. Two borders in different batiks round out the quilt.
Skinny Strips Quilt
Stitch an easy-to-sew quilt using a variety of precut 2-1/2"-wide strips.