Quick Quilts

Quick Quilts August - September 2018

Packed with step-by-step instructions and tried-and-true strategies, Quick 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!

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lessons for success

As the seasons change and the leaves start turning, it’s time for the kids to head back to school. Even though we as quilters don’t often indulge in a summer break, there’s no reason we can’t take a page from our kids’ notebooks and use this seasonal opportunity to continue our education and learn more about our favorite hobby. Learning new sewing and design skills makes us more confident to deviate from written patterns, to trust our creative instincts and simply makes quilting more fun by offering more possibilities. We work hard to find quilt patterns that are quick to make and fun to sew, but that doesn’t mean they have to be basic! We’ve included a number of patterns in this issue that are quite unique, and have useful skill-building…

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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. Ruth Ann Henson of Goldthwaite, Texas, wanted to make That Cat* (Quick Quilts, Aug/Sept 2015) despite not being a cat person herself. Instead she made it for her niece Kristina White, who requested a green color palette. Ruth kept the cat black, not knowing at the time it would match one of Kristina’s own kitties (shown in the picture). Jessica Munson of Tuscola, Texas, had been…

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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. Cricut Maker A different kind of cutting machine includes rotary blade, pens for marking and a stylus for scoring. Cut patches for your quilts with ease since it cuts paper, fabric, leather, balsa wood and more. You can load your own designs or use the ones that come with the Maker. Comes loaded with Design Space software with more projects being added all the time.…

3 min
back to school with each new quilt

“I’ve traded in my safety scissors and textbooks for rotary cutters and stacks of fabric.” I still remember what it felt like to go back to school as a child, that curious mix of dread and anticipation. As much as I hated to give up the long, lazy days of summer, if truth be told, I was always excited to go back to school. For me it was all about the preparations: choosing a lunchbox that perfectly expressed my personality (no small feat for a lunchbox); shopping for a first-day-of-school outfit, which usually included a sweater, ensuring that I’d be a sweaty mess by the end of the day; and, best of all, buying school supplies—those perfect stacks of unmarked notebooks and bundles of freshly sharpened pencils were the highlight of…

4 min

Quilt Designed & Made by Connie Kauffman Finished Quilt Size 35" x 35" Number of Blocks & Finished Size 4 Block V 5" x 5" 1 Block W 5" x 5" 12 Block X 5" x 5" 4 Block Y 5" x 5" 4 Block Z 5" x 5" Plan Directional fabrics are used in such a great way in Connie’s wall quilt, giving the arrows pointing in every direction even more movement. Just like an ocean archipelago, wherever you look, the view is perfect. Connie used the stripe fabrics very deliberately in this design, make sure to study the placement if you wish to replicate the look. Read our Directional Fabrics lesson on the next page to better incorporate striped fabrics in this and other patterns. Some, but not all, of the navy stripe and tan stripe rectangular patches…

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back to school: directional fabrics

Connie made excellent use of directional fabrics in Archipelago, and her ideas and techniques are perfect for incorporating into almost any pattern. She used the striped fabric combined with an arrow shape to create movement and to keep the eye moving around the composition. Striped fabrics can always add kinetic energy to a static pattern, simply because the eye tends to follow the stripes along their length. Keep this in mind when selecting fabric for any pattern, if you want to create another level of interest to a design. Not only does the viewer notice the patchwork, but the stripes help direct the gaze efficiently to take in the entire design. Usually our patterns use the Fast Flying Geese technique (explained in Quilt Basics) for the most efficient use of fabric, but…