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American Patchwork & QuiltingAmerican Patchwork & Quilting

American Patchwork & Quilting February 2015

American Patchwork and Quilting delivers inspiration, education, and motivation to passionate quilting enthusiasts of all skill levels. In each issue, you'll get the highest quality patterns and how-to instructions, along with compelling feature stories about designers and destinations.Every digital issue includes the pattern pieces found in the corresponding print version. To access pattern pieces, simply click on the underlined text in Cut Fabrics sections.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Meredith Corporation
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from the editors

If “I wish I had more time to quilt” is your birthday candle wish, we empathize. Often it’s a matter of fitting in 10 or 20 minutes (or a glorious afternoon) of sewing between shuttling, cooking, cleaning, working, and all of the other things that fill the hours of your day. We’re here to help! We’ve collected tips, tools, and suggestions that allow you to be more productive in those precious moments—however brief—you can carve out for quilting. Look in every story throughout this issue for time-saving hints, gadgets to simplify a technique or process, and aha advice.As Elizabeth Beese was planning this issue, she had her own aha moment: She had three fabulous, yet different, quilts based on a Four-Patch design. Not one to let this type of kismet…

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simply brilliant

NEEDLLOVE.COMmaterials11 to 13—3∕8-yard pieces assorted light and medium prints in cream, tan, gold, green, and lavender (blocks)11 to 13—3∕8-yard pieces assorted medium and dark prints in tan, gold, green, and purple (blocks)23∕8 yards cream print (blocks, binding)5 yards backing fabric72×90" battingFinished quilt: 631∕2×811∕2"Finished block: 9" squareYardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.choose fabricsDesigner Becky Cogan used medium-value prints in both the light and dark positions in her triangle-squares. For example, a medium tan print serves as the dark print when paired with a cream print, but serves as the light print when combined with a…

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get scrap happy!

LAUNDRYBASKETQUILTS.COMTIPS FOR SMALL BLOCKSUSE SMALL TOOLS. I use a 41∕2"-square ruler, 28-millimeter rotary cutter, and a 6x8" cutting mat. —Jody Sanders, editorADJUST YOUR STITCH LENGTH. I set mine between 1.5 and 2 millimeters and use fine thread. —Elizabeth Beese, editorCUT YOUR PIECES A TINY BIT BIGGER than necessary so you have more to work with. Remember to trim down your units before combining them into blocks. —Edyta Sitar, quilt designer (Turn to page 12 to learn about a book of more scrappy quilts from Edyta.)materials19—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted cream and tan prints (blocks)7—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted gold and orange prints (blocks)30—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted medium and dark prints in brown, red, blue, green, purple, pink, and rust (blocks)11⁄3 yards dark tan print (setting and corner triangles)21⁄8 yards…

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get comfy

materials• 3—1∕3-yard pieces assorted brown prints (blocks, border 3)• 5—1∕3-yard pieces assorted black prints (blocks, border 3)• 14—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted tan prints (blocks, border 3)• 5—1∕3-yard pieces assorted red prints (blocks, border 3)• 3—1∕3-yard pieces assorted green prints (blocks, border 3)• 3∕4 yard green flower print (border 1)• 11∕2 yards tan sprig print (border 2)• 27∕8 yards black bouquet print (border 4)• 3∕4 yard black stripe (binding)• 9 yards backing fabric• 107" square battingFinished quilt: 981∕2" square (queen-size with 19" drop; king-size with 11" drop)Finished blocks: 16" squareYardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker…

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go four it ! 2015

quilt along with usFour-Patch units are anything but boring! Sure, they’re simple squares, but they become building blocks for intricate and beautiful designs. The three quilts in our Go Four It! Quilt-Along showcase Four-Patches in different ways and use a variety of techniques to make them.In Rainbow Rows (page 34), designer Lissa Alexander incorporates Four-Patches into a Nine-Patch design for a powerful pop of color. In Buried Treasure (page 44), designer April Rosenthal combines Four-Patches with Floating Star blocks for a radiating X design. And in Scraptacular (page 50), designer Edyta Sitar made one of our scrappiest quilts ever, combining hundreds of fabric bits into tiny Four-Patch units.We challenge you to get creative with the Four-Patch!Play with size, fabric choices, block settings, and more to make a simple Four-Patch the…

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lovely in lace

materials21∕3 yards cream print (blocks)11∕8 yards pink print (blocks)1 yard blue print (blocks, inner border)3 yards ivory hummingbird print (blocks, inner and outer borders, binding)1 yard green print (blocks)43∕8 yards backing fabric77" square battingFinished quilt: 681∕2" squareFinished blocks: 10" squareYardages and cuttinginstructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.Measurements include 1∕4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.cut fabricsCut pieces in the following order.From cream print, cut:32—11∕2×51∕2" rectangles16—41∕2" squares52—21∕2×41∕2" rectangles20—37∕8" squares40—21∕2×31∕2" rectangles32—11∕2×31∕2" rectangles52—21∕2" squares20—11∕2" squaresFrom pink print, cut:16—11∕2×61∕2" rectangles36—11∕2×51∕2" rectangles20—11∕2×41∕2" rectangles16—11∕2×31∕2" rectangles8—27∕8" squares36—11∕2×21∕2" rectangles132—11∕2" squaresFrom blue print, cut:20—37∕8" squares10—27∕8" squares124—21∕2" squaresFrom ivory hummingbird print, cut:15—21∕2×42" strips for outer border, binding24—21∕2×101∕2" rectangles20—31∕2×71∕2" rectangles20—31∕2×41∕2" rectangles20—21∕2×41∕2" rectangles10—27∕8" squares4—21∕2" squares40—11∕2" squaresFrom green…

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