Make It Mini: Small Quilts and More 2016

Make It Mini: Small Quilts and More 2016

Almost everything is cuter in a mini version!  Try a new-to-you technique without the time or cost of a larger quilt. Complete quilts in a day or weekend by making smaller versions of your favorite blocks.

Paese:
United States
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Meredith Operations Corporation
Frequenza:
One-off
11,88 €(VAT inclusa)

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1 min
editor’s letter

What does mini mean to you? For some, it is the technical interpretation of 12 to 1—a finished 12-inch block reduced to a 1-inch block. For others, it may simply mean projects for the wall or tabletop instead of a bed. Some consider mini to be any project that uses small pieces of fabric. In Make It Mini: Small Quilts and More™ magazine, you’ll find projects that meet all these interpretations and, with mini quilts surging in popularity, we know you’ll be thrilled with the selection. While full-size quilts are fun to tackle, quilters also enjoy creating similar quilts using little pieces that deliver big impact. You’ll find small quilts that were adapted from larger projects in the first chapter, “Mini Makeovers.” Beloved blocks—Sawtooth Star, Log Cabin, Flying Geese, Bow Tie, and…

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5 min
take a spin

materials • ½ yard solid white (blocks, inner border) • 12—1½×42" precut strips or ½ yard total assorted prints in black, red, brown, and tan (blocks, inner border) • ⅛ yard burgundy stripe (outer border) • ¼ yard brown-and-black floral (binding) • 24" square backing fabric • 24" square batting Finished quilt: 17½" square Finished block: 6" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include ¼" 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 fabrics From solid white, cut: • 2—1¼×21" strips • 4—⅞×21" strips • 2—2×5" rectangles • 6—2×3½" rectangles • 48—⅞×3½" strips • 18—2" squares From assorted prints, cut: • 12—1¼×21" strips From burgundy stripe, cut: • 2—1½×17½" outer border strips • 2—1½×15½" outer border strips From brown-and-black floral, cut: • 3—2½×42" binding strips BEFORE IT…

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3 min
all-stars

materials • ¼ yard blue print (binding) • ⅔ yard total assorted blue shirtings (blocks) • ⅞ yard total assorted light shirtings (blocks) • ½ yard total assorted red shirtings (blocks) • 29" square backing fabric • 29" square batting Finished quilt: 20½" square Finished block: 4" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. cut fabric Cut pieces in the order that follows in each section. From blue print, cut: • 3—2½×42" binding strips cut and assemble A blocks The following instructions result in one A block. Repeat cutting and assembly steps to make 13 A blocks total. From one blue shirting, cut: • 1—2½" square • 4—1⅞" squares From one light shirting, cut: • 1—3¼" square • 4—1½" squares BEFORE IT WAS A MINI Evening Star blocks—light stars on dark backgrounds—provide the focal point…

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5 min
flash point

materials • ¼ yard gray floral (blocks) • 4—10" squares assorted pastel prints (blocks) • ½ yard total assorted light prints (blocks) • 10" square coral print (circle appliqués) • ¼ yard solid cream (border) • ¼ yard coral tone-on-tone (binding) • 23" square backing fabric • 23" square batting • 6½"-square or larger acrylic ruler • Freezer paper • Fabric glue stick Finished quilt: 16½ square Finished block: 6" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. BEFORE IT WAS A MINI Designer Sharon Tucker cleverly rotary-cut black-and-white prints and flower-shape appliqués for her 12¾"-square-finished blocks to launch a floral explosion in the 55¾"-square throw Black, White & Bright. “The black-and-white fabrics I used in this project were all geometric prints and dots. I tried other prints, such…

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4 min
small wonder

materials • ¾ yard total assorted blue prints and cream prints (blocks) • ¼ yard beige print (blocks) • ⅛ yard dark blue tone-on-tone (border) • 20" square muslin (backing) • 20" square low-loft batting • Acrylic ruler with 45° angle • Water-soluble fabric pen • Frame and matting (optional) Finished quilt: 14" square (unframed) Finished block: 4" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. cut fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From assorted blue prints and cream prints, cut: • 24—⅞×21" strips From remaining assorted blue prints, cut: • 36—1" squares (9 sets of 4 matching squares) From beige print, cut: • 9—4¼" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 36 triangles total From dark blue tone-on-tone, cut: • 2—1¼×14" border strips • 2—1¼×12½" border strips BEFORE IT WAS A MINI Tiny…

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3 min
sun & sky

materials • ⅜ yard white-and-blue dot (Shoofly Variation blocks) • 6—6" squares assorted blue prints (Shoofly Variation blocks) • 18×21" piece (fat quarter) yellow print (Shoofly Variation blocks, setting squares) • ½ yard blue dot (setting squares, binding) • 29" square backing fabric • 29" square batting Finished quilt: 20½" square Finished block: 4" square Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. Measurements include ¼" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. cut fabrics Cut pieces in the following order. From white-and-blue dot, cut: • 24—2⅝" squares • 48—1×2¼" rectangles From each assorted blue print, cut: • 4—2⅝" squares From yellow print, cut: • 9—4½" setting squares • 12—1" squares From blue dot, cut: • 3—2½×42" binding strips • 4—4½" setting squares BEFORE IT WAS A MINI Use assorted reproduction fabrics for a scrappy quilt that feels positively pulled from the past. Designer Jill Reid used four…

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