Quilts and More Summer 2016

Quilts and More promises simple, fresh, and fun projects. Make easy quilts, bags, pillows, and pincushions using clearly written instructions.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.

United States
Meredith Operations Corporation
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
from the editors

LINDA: It’s summertime, and the living is easy! Of course, it’s easier when I can head to my sewing room and start a nearly ready-togo project. That’s why I’m thrilled with the precut-friendly projects in this issue! JODY: Yes, we have seven precut-friendly projects, including So Charming, a table runner using 5" squares on page 48, and Easy Going, a fast-to-sew throw-size quilt using fat quarters on page 52. We even marked the projects with a special Perfect for Precuts icon so you can easily find them as you page through the issue. See the fabulous projects in Scrap Lab on page 12; they all begin with the same set of 21∕2"-wide strips. Using precuts means I can start and finish even more projects this summer! LINDA: I’m also on the hunt…

1 min
social life

Pinterest Fave! HOT SUMMER QUILTS Heat up your quilting with tropical prints, citrus colors, and summer-inspired designs. Get free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/276. PATRIOTIC BEAUTIES Red, white, and blue fabrics and star blocks are the focus of these patriotic quilts! Get 30+ free patterns at AllPeopleQuilt.com/277. WE ASKED OUR FACEBOOK FANS FOR THEIR FAVE ON-THE-GO PROJECTS. THEY SAID: “I fuse all my felted wool appliqué motifs to a background, gather up my favorite hand-stitching notions in a project tote, and I am ready to go!”—Laura Bvolld “I love doing bluework on the go. I keep everything in a little basket to grab quickly, and I am off. I have a frame for my bluework that easily comes apart to make it as small as possible when I need to.”—Ashley Jones “I have a hand-sewing tote that I keep handy…

1 min
stuff we love

PERFECT FOR PRECUTS Look for this icon throughtout the issue for precut-friendly projects.…

1 min
good reads

COMPREHENSIVE COMPILATION Fulfi ll your precut fi x with Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics: 64 Patterns for Fat Quarters, Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls, and Layer Cakes. Th e 255-page book is chockablock full with quilt patterns featuring precut fabrics in a wide range of sizes and styles. $28.99; Martingale; shopmartingale.com WELCOME WEE ONES Grab your fat quarter bundles and start stitching to celebrate little bundles of joy. Choose from 10 girl and 10 boy crib quilt patterns in Fat Quarter Baby. In addition to traditional blocks, the primarily pieced quilt designs include airplane, butterfl y, duck, guitar, strawberry, and whale motifs. $19.95; Fat Quarter Shop; fatquartershop.com GO-TO GUIDE Th e portable 51∕2×9" spiral-bound Quilter’s Precut Companion includes charts with basic size information, tips for using precuts, cutting diagrams to make the most of popular precut…

1 min
one block, 3 ways

1 What could be better than watching fireworks while sitting on a quilt made of blocks that explode with color? This block requires only two fabrics—a royal blue batik and a swirling multicolor print. Place blocks on point for added drama. FABRICS: Skylines digital print collection by Hoffman California Fabrics (hoffmanfabrics.com). 2 Need a baby gift in a jiffy? Combine cheerful novelty prints, primary colors, and polka dots for a bright quilt any child will love. Add a couple Dr. Seuss books and oh, the places Baby’s imagination will go cuddled under a soft, comfy throw. FABRICS: Celebrate Seuss collections by Dr. Seuss Enterprises for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (robertkaufman.com). 3 Red, white, and blue is always a classic summer combo. Using the darkest fabric in the large triangles gives the block a…

7 min
scrap lab

THE DESIGN TEAM Sherri K. Falls and Monique Dillard, plus guest designer Darlene Zimmerman We offered a challenge to three designers: Use a roll of forty 21⁄2×42" strips (includes some duplicates), 1⁄2 yard of solid cream, and one yard of their choice from the Morningside Farm collection, left, by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman Fabrics (robertkaufman.com) to create something. Our designer friends—Sherri K. Falls of This & That Pattern Company, Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts, and Darlene Zimmerman—showed off their personal styles and created the projects you see here. Instructions for the quilts are on the following pages; visit AllPeopleQuilt.com/280 to get instructions for Darlene’s table runner. PERFECT for PRECUTS 2½" STRIPS KIT: To order a roll of precut strips, 1⁄2 yard of cream solid, and 1 yard of print for $49.98 plus shipping.…