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Quick+Easy Quilts August - September 2019

Packed with step-by-step instructions and tried-and-true strategies, Quick+Easy Quilts teaches readers how to create beautiful quilts in no time at all. Perfect for both beginners and seasoned quilters of all ages. Every issue includes 14+ quick & easy quilting projects, quilt making fundamentals, step-by-step instructions and fun gift ideas!

United States
Peak Media Properties, LLC
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
back to school

As the summer months wane, we can look forward to cooler temperatures, fall foliage, and a bit of free time as the kids head back to school. Wouldn’t it be nice to make a back-to-school gift for that special child in your life? Mary Hertel designed the adorable School Daze quilt that graces our cover. It’s quick and easy to make, using simple foundation piecing and a bit of fussy cutting. Aren’t the kids on the bus just so cute? Customize this quilt by printing images of your own children on fabric and then put them on the bus! Aquatic Critters is a sweet design made with 3-D fabric - what could be more fun? Trust me, it’s fun, even for grown ups. Or check out Molecular, a simple design…

1 min
quick pics

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS OF PROJECTS made with Quick Quilts patterns! Include people in your project photos. Email high-resolution digital images to quickquilts@fwmedia.com. Please include your mailing address. Submission materials cannot be returned. If your submission is selected for this page, The Warm™ Company will send you a FREE queen-size batt. We’ll also mail you two complimentary copies of the issue in which your contribution appears. Laura Sarff of Longmont, Colorado, used a brown, beige, cream, and deep violet color palatte to make Ring Around the Toesies* (Quick Quilts February/March ‘17) for her guest room. The bed runner pattern seemed complex at first but was easy to piece and quilt. Aviary* (Quick Quilts October/November ’18) was the perfect pattern for Sherry Dryer of Chelan, Washington, to pair with her bright and bold…

1 min

We’re always on the lookout for the best new gadgets, gizmos, and gotta-haves to share with our Quick Quilts readers. Here are a few of the latest hot products designed just for quilters! Attention Manufacturers: If you have a unique product that would be of interest to Quick Quilts readers, please send a sample to Quick Quilts Product Review, 741 Corporate Circle, Suite A, Golden, CO 80401. Havel’s 42 MM Rotary Cutter Havel’s 42 MM Rotary Cutter fits your hand perfectly, whether you are right or left-handed, and the SKS7 high quality blade is designed for cutting various sewing, quilting, and cutting projects. Make cutting single or multiple pieces a breeze! havelssewing.com A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting Christine Mann provides clear and organized instruction on mastering the beginning principles of quilting with 6 easy starter…

2 min
crystal prism

Quilt Designed & Made by Art Gallery Studios Finished Quilt Size 80" x 88" Number of Blocks & Finished Size 36 Block Y 8" x 8" 49 Block Z 8" x 8" Plan Basic blocks create a complex jewel of a quilt, with matching sets of blocks interacting with one another in a dazzling display. The construction is simple; the hardest part is arranging the blocks before sewing them together, so a vertical design wall will be very helpful. This pattern uses the Fast Flying Geese technique for speedy units that don’t waste any fabric. You’ll create 4 matching units at a time, though you’ll need just 3 units in some cases. Use the leftover blocks to make matching pillow shams, or blocks to use on the back of the quilt to make a reversible…

3 min
down the rabbit hole

Quilt Designed by Melanie Greseth & Joanie Holton Sewn by Julie Jergen Machine Quilted by Naomi Polzin Finished Quilt Size 65 ½" x 75 ½" Plan Use a combination of simple piecing and strip piecing to take a short cut to a quilt full of wonder and beauty. In order to make the strip piecing work efficiently, you’ll use a few partial band segments in which the seams are unpicked. It’s an extra step that will save time in the long run, an oxymoron straight out of Wonderland. A vertical design wall will be especially helpful for organizing band segments and patches before construction. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Note that the border 2 sides are narrower than the top and bottom. Shop Fabric yardage assumes…

2 min
rainbow braid

Quilt Designed & Made by Steph Skardal Finished Quilt Size 12" x 50" Plan Rainbow Braid requires 30 strips of varying colors, making that pre-cut bundle you impulsivley purchased at some point in time a good option for this project. Starching your project as you work on it will make your pressing more precise. Use an accurate ¼" seam allowance throughout to ensure all elements of the quilt fit together well. Handle all bias edges carefully to avoid distortion. Shop Fabric yardage assumes 42” usable width of fabric (WOF) unless otherwise noted. • 30 Assorted solids ⅜ yd. total or 30 charm squares* for piecing• White solid 1½ yds. for piecing and binding• Backing 1⅛ yds.• Batting 16" x 54" *charm square = 5" x 5" Cut Patches are lettered in order of use. Cut largest patches first. Measurements include ¼"…