Quilts and More

Quilts and More

Summer 2021

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.

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learn more: make & use templates

MAKING A TEMPLATE 1. Trace pattern onto transparent template plastic, available at quilt shops and crafts supply stores. (Cardboard and other thick materials can be used in a pinch, but they are not as sturdy and will wear down over time.) Be sure to trace all lines, dots, and arrows. Use a ruler and a permanent marker to ensure straight, lasting lines (Photo 1). 2. Cut out the template and check it against the original pattern for accuracy. Even small errors will multiply as you assemble the quilt. If you printed or photocopied the original pattern and made a template based on the printout, double-check that it was printed at 100% and check its measurements against the original. 3. Using a pushpin, make holes large enough to accommodate a pencil point in all…

1 min
quilt as desired

DESIGN #1: Use free-motion quilting to stitch a design of curves and loops. Begin with a continuous loop design around the outer edges of the block, noting the change of direction in the hourglass units. Next, add a second set of continuous loops in the center of the Ohio Star block. Try using a water-soluble pen to mark the centers of the block and both diagonals. These erasable reference points will help you place the loops evenly. PRO TIP FROM HANDI QUILTER: Draw the design with your finger a few times to get used to the movements, especially the changes from counterclockwise to clockwise loops. DESIGN #2: Add extra quilting to Design #1 by filling the hourglass units with switchback quilting lines. Rotate the direction of the lines to match the rotation of the units…

10 min
larger than life

LARGE PINCUSHION Finished size: 10½" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❏ ⅛ yard total assorted white, yellow, green, aqua, and pink florals and prints (block, covered button) ❏ 9×21" piece (fat eighth) red floral (block, Four-Patch units) ❏ 9×21" piece (fat eighth) aqua print (Flying Geese units, border) ❏ 10" square yellow floral (Flying Geese units) ❏ 9×21" piece (fat eighth) white floral (Four-Patch units) ❏ 18×21" piece (fat quarter) backing fabric ❏ 11"-square batting ❏ Embroidery floss: white ❏ Cotton stuffing ❏ 24-millimeter-diameter covered button kit FABRICS are from the Shine On collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics (modafabrics.com). CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. From assorted florals and prints, cut: 1—1¼×5½" rectangle 2—1¼×4¾" rectangles 2—1¼×4" rectangles 2—1¼×3¼" rectangles 1—1¼×2½" rectangle 1—1½" square for covered button From red floral, cut: 1—1½×14" strip 1—2½" square From…

4 min
1 wall quilt

QUILT Finished size: 301⁄2×361⁄2" Finished block: 6" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❏ 18×21" piece (fat quarter) white floral (blocks, hanging tabs) ❏ 18×21" piece (fat quarter) each pink hourglass print, aqua floral, aqua dot, white dot, navy paisley, orange floral, purple leaf print, and purple chevron print (blocks) ❏ 18×21" piece (fat quarter) purple tone-on-tone (binding) ❏ 1 yard backing fabric ❏ 35×41" batting CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. Designer Lori Jonker prefers to make her triangle-squares larger than necessary, then trim them to size. To do this, cut 6" squares, instead of the 57⁄8" squares specified in the cutting instructions. From white floral, cut: 3—57⁄8" squares 6—21⁄2×5" rectangles From pink hourglass print, cut: 3—57⁄8" squares From each aqua floral, aqua dot, navy paisley, and orange floral, cut: 6—57⁄8" squares From white dot,…

7 min
get the scoop

QUILT Finished size: 501⁄2" square Finished blocks: ice cream and Pinwheel blocks—10" square; border blocks—4" square MATERIALS Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. ❏ 1 yard solid white (ice cream blocks, Pinwheel blocks, border blocks) ❏ 7⁄8 yard coral tone-on-tone (ice cream blocks, sashing, border blocks, outer border) ❏ 11⁄8 yard mint green tone-on-tone (ice cream blocks, Pinwheel blocks, inner border, border blocks, binding) ❏ 1⁄8 yard light blue tone-on-tone (ice cream blocks) ❏ 2⁄3 yard light gold tone-on-tone (ice cream blocks, sashing) ❏ 3⁄8 yard peach tone-on-tone (Pinwheel blocks) ❏ 31⁄3 yards backing fabric ❏ 59"-square batting FABRICS are from the Bedrock collection by Sophia Santander of Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics (windhamfabrics.net). CUT FABRICS Cut pieces in the following order. Although our cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width, most fabrics will allow you to…

1 min
sewing toolbox: basting tools

1. CURVED SAFETY PINS Best for basting large quilt projects. A favorite of many quilters, curved safety pins hold together fabric layers without any chemicals. The curved design easily pierces layers without poking the fingers 2. SAFETY PIN FASTENER Best for closing and opening curved safety pins. This fastener is used in conjunction with curved safety pins to quickly open and close pins while reducing the risk of sore, poked fingers. The shafts of the pins fit in the grooves. 3. ADHESIVE BASTING SPRAY Best for basting quickly and positioning appliqués. An aerosol adhesive, basting spray provides a temporary hold and can be applied faster than pins. Be sure to read manufacturer’s instructions, and be mindful of fumes and any mess caused by overspray. Always use in a ventilated area. 4. FUSIBLE BATTING Best for small quilted…