Quick & Easy Quilts
Whip up a quilt in no time with simple patterns that come together fast. These quilts make great last-minute gifts or one-hour projects that use up your scraps. They are so easy, you might want to make one of each!
Celebrate summer with a wall quilt that combines traditional Pinwheel blocks and 25 colorful prints.
Large plus-sign blocks add up to a fast-to-sew quilt.
A quick-to-piece table runner and coordinating place mats in a calming color combo add interest to an inviting tabletop.
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.
Sew, cut, stagger, and repeat. Stitch together strips to create a quilt with striking visual impact.
Sew Rail Fence blocks in four colors for a dynamic quilt throw.
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.
Red squares add a punch of color to serene blue and white strips.
Skinny Strips Quilt
Stitch an easy-to-sew quilt using a variety of precut 2-1/2"-wide strips.
Simple Rectangles and Sashing Quilt
Make a scrappy yet orderly quilt using aqua, lime, and cocoa print fat quarters.
Strippy and Bright Table Runner
Trim precut 2-1/2" strips into rectangles to piece bright blocks that can easily be assembled into a cheerful table runner.
Each block of this sizzling, south-of-the-border throw uses nine assorted stripe, plaid, and solid fabrics.
Giant blocks, each created from just five large pieces, make this zesty quilt a snap to complete.
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.
On The Fly
Designer: Mary Helen Schlitz
From Quilts and More, Winter 2007
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.
Customize a quilt by pairing Pinwheel blocks with novelty prints fit to the occasion.
Whip up an oh-so-sweet wall hanging showcasing a pair of cherry appliqués and a bushel of borders made from precut floral strips.
Capitalize on eye-catching prints for an oversize throw with a quick-to-piece symmetrical arrangement of large fabric cuts and a coordinating pillowcase.
Simple squares and rectangles combine with sashing to create a quick-to-finish springtime maze.
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.
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.
Plus signs in pretty pastel colors line up in a wall quilt.
Simple shapes look anything but basic in a kid's quilt highlighted by bright squares of color.
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.
Batik Baby Quilt
Spoil a new baby with an easy-to-assemble quilt in sweet sherbet colors that showcase your quilting.
Balancing Act Table Topper
This easy table topper features subtle shifts in fabric contrast.
Go bright and bold with geometric tone-on-tones and a solid white. These prints create visual movement in the Rail Fence quilt.
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.
Use the same print in a variety of hues to create an unexpected, yet cohesive, mix of colors.
Stacked Rectangles Quilt
Turn precut 10" squares into a quilted throw.
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.
Jungle Path Baby Quilt
Welcome a new baby to your life with an adorable quilt made from jungle animal-theme fabric.
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.
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.
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.
Simple Squares & Bars
This super-simple quilt uses muted colors making it a cozy fit for any season.
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.
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.
Create subtle shifts in color with ombré fabric. The large pieces allow you to utilize the gradient effect and to see the shade changes in each fabric strip.
Striking Hourglass Quilt
Assemble hourglass blocks from bright fabrics and float them atop a black background for a graphic wall hanging.
Combine triangle-squares with larger rectangles of your favorite fabrics for an easy wall hanging.
Bright Rectangles Wall Hanging
Showcase colorful fabrics in a cheerful, contemporary wall hanging. Include blocks made with pairs of tone-on-tone prints to add interest to the overall design.
Build blocks in two sizes for a kid's quilt that comes together easily. Fussy-cut block centers, bright prints, and standout stripes add playful style.
This pint-size quilt is perfect for a baby quilt or for a toddler to cuddle up with on a spring day.
Perfectly Placed Triangles
Create a simple wall hanging by carefully arranging squares and triangle-squares.
Pastel Strip Quilt
Cut 5" squares for colored rectangles that stand out agains a neutral background fabric.
Squares and Sashing Quilt
Sew a simple throw composed of 5" squares fussy-cut from an assortment of floral fabric.
City Lights Quilt
Combine rectangles and dark sashing and borders to create a quilt design that resembles a skyscraper with windows aglow.