Tossed Leaves Runner (14” x 36”)
From traditional to contemporary, choose fabrics to suit your style and taste. The blocks are simple, template-free piecing. The half-square triangles and the stem blocks are made larger and then trimmed to size for a perfect fit. The runner is pieced, layered and quilted as a rectangle. The corners are trimmed away as a last step before binding. HhQ7345
Holiday Dressing Tree Skirt (In two sizes, 42” and 54”) Update!
Whatever your style, from elegant to traditional, make this skirt the perfect accessory for your tree. With clear instructions and great graphics to guide you every step of the way, this deceptively simple tree skirt is easy enough to make for a quick gift. HhQ-7348
Garden Therapy Flags (12” x 18”)
Greet guests to your home or garden with these cheerful flags. This easy project combines piecing, simple fusible applique and free-motion or straight-line quilting in small doses. Choose fun novelty prints and proclaim your love of gardening indoors or out. The full alphabet is included and reversed for tracing, so you can personalize the messages to suit your fancy. The quick turn-and-topstitch finishing method gives the look of custom binding in a fraction of the time. HhQ7346
Charm Spools Runner (18”x 30”) Update!
Start with a Charm Square Pack (5” squares), add 1/4 yard of coordinating background fabric, choose 1 yard for the backing and binding and you’ve got the main ingredients for this quicker-than-you-think runner. But please note: Charm Squares are not required! Instructions include cutting specifically for charm squares and a cutting chart for scraps. HhQ7340
“Oh Boy!” Toddler Quilt
(46” x 58”)
This fun quilt will be perfect for your little guy’s first big boy bed! It’s just the right size for a toddler bed; bigger than a crib quilt but still small enough for a little one to handle. It’s never too soon to start teaching them to make the bed. Choose his favorite theme (I used “Oh Boy, Dinos” from Free Spirit), frame the focus fabric and then march the flying geese around all the blocks. The flying geese are paper-pieced and assembled in pairs for speed and accuracy. HhQ7334
Princess Toddler Quilt
(46” x 58”)
Thrill your little princess with a special quilt for her first big-girl bed. It’s just the right size for a toddler bed; larger than a crib quilt but still small enough for a little one to handle. Make matching pillow cases and she’ll love her fancy bed! Choose her favorite theme (I used the “Princesses” line from Elizabeth Studios), frame the focus fabric with a narrow flat piping and the pieced blocks dance all around. Fussy cut motifs for the centers and then paper piece the square-in-a-square blocks for speed and accuracy. HhQ 7336
One of a Kind Kid Sweatshirt
This is a great project for charm squares! Choose fabrics in your child’s favorite colors, pick an oversized sweatshirt in a companion color and you’ll be ready to go. Work around a small panel square, if you like, and unify the project by choosing a single fabric for the sleeves and hood. Keep the layout simple to avoid overwhelming that little body. Best of all…no need to remove or mess with that intimidating zipper! Once you’ve made one or two of these, you won’t be able to stop! Won’t they make a great gift, too? #HhQ7329
Julia’s Bugs (42” x 52” Wall, Crib or Play Quilt)
Add close-up photos in the next row underneath. (Attachment #3) Text: Inspired by my some of my granddaughter’s favorite things, I set out to create this quilt to make her giggle. It will keep your baby fascinated through all the phases from newborn to nursery school. It has lots of colors, shapes, textures and faces; it will provide hours of fun from counting legs to reciting nursery rhymes…and all in a snuggly package. The pattern includes helpful tips for fusible appliqué and fun quilting ideas. #HhQ7328
Rag Tag Baby
Babies love texture…especially silky tags. Use washable textured fabrics, lots of different silky ribbons and this project will soon turn your little one into a “Rag Tag Baby”! Choose the smaller “Draggin’ Rag Tag” (16" x 19") for daytime fun or the larger “Rag Tag Blankie” (30" x 36") for bedtime. These are baby tested and so simple to make, you’ll want to keep a few on hand as shower gifts. #HhQ7321
Get Grandma and Grandpa ready for the new arrival! This crib-size quilt fits into the matching diaper bag. Then fill all the pockets with the things Grandma will need: diapers, wipes, pacifier, rattles, storybooks and more. This is the set that stays at Grandma's house.
(56” x 69½”)
This versatile design looks great in contemporary, novelty, traditional and even reproduction fabrics. High contrast between block frames and sashing gives the quilt a more graphic or contemporary look, while the softer colors of traditional and reproduction fabrics give it a more blended look. The thimble-shaped tumblers are fused into place and then appliqued to anchor them to the quilt blocks before constructing the top. This means no wrestling the whole quilt through your machine. The basic fabric requirements are given on the pattern cover, with other options found on the cutting page including tips for choosing fabrics for a scrappy version. HhQ7342
Make this deceptively simple lap quilt and celebrate your favorite blessings with 16" Album Star blocks.
The "Old World Christmas" line by Thimbleberries for RJR Fabrics provided the large medallions for the alternate blocks and the wonderful stripe for the top and bottom panels of the cover quilt. Lynette Jensen’s rich reds and greens are perfect for the holidays as well as for year round use.
This versatile pattern also works beautifully with fat quarters for the alternate blocks. Choose a companion print for the top and bottom panels and coordinating prints for the star blocks and borders. Embroider words of your choice by hand or machine and make this quilt a reflection of your creativity. HhQ7344
Spool Toss Quilt (69½” x 83½”)
In my version of the traditional spool block quilt there’s no need to match any points. The rectangular blocks are sewn together and the spool caps are appliqued into place with a narrow zig-zag or blanket stitch before the top is assembled. The spools are in two different shapes (skinny & chubby) and appear to float on the background. Planned or scrappy this pattern contains both options, including tips on choosing scraps without losing the design. The black and tan variation is further inspiration. HhQ7347
“Nan’s Harvest” Lap Throw (52” x 70”)
Thimbleberries has done it again! The warm rich colors and the large scale blocks in their “Autumn Sunset” line combine beautifully in this deceptively easy-to-make lap quilt. Each block is surrounded by a narrow folded accent border, bringing the colors to life. I split one leaf block to offset the center row for an unexpected layout which is still nicely balanced. Simple sashing in a deep, earthy brown and a single border in rich, leafy green complete the Autumn Harvest look. I bound my quilt with the same deep brown of the sashing to pull it all together. HhQ7339
(40" x 56")
This quick and easy lap quilt is a variation of an old favorite. The pocket modification makes it a breeze to fold your quilt into a soft pillow. Your quilt top can be plain or fancy. Piece any lap size quilt top (40" x 60") or let your fabric be your design. The color and design possibilities are almost endless. This quilt has been extensively tested by family and friends. Great for travel or home use...we even have seasonal favorites to rotate throughout the year. These quilts make fantastic and practical gifts. But beware: once you give one for a gift... everyone on your list is going to want one, too! #HhQ7302
“Fireside Christmas Quilt & Tree Skirt"
(69” x 86” Lap Quilt and 42” Tree Skirt)
Snuggle up next to the fire with this generous sized lap quilt. Make the matching tree skirt for an elegant finishing touch. While this is not a beginner-friendly project, careful cutting and attention to detail will make this quilt and tree skirt go together beautifully. Clear instructions and great graphics will guide you every step of the way. * Instructions are available to increase the size from 42” to 54” #HhQ7330
“Links to the Past"
(53½” x 62” Quilt)
Make this sweet little reproduction quilt as scrappy as Grandma did. I prefer organized scrappy and will share my formula (found on the back of the pattern). Please note: This is a paper piecing pattern. The block patterns are provided but you will need to be familiar with paper piecing technique.
*Note to shop owners: A kit checklist is available for this pattern. #HhQ7331
(54” x 67½” Quilt)
Here is a great way to showcase a stunning large print or floral fabric. Pull four accent colors for the blocks right out of the design of the fabric. A simple quarter turn of every other block makes the columns seem to spiral up to the top of the quilt. Careful placement of the colors in the border gives a shadow box effect. While this quilt is not difficult to make, you’ll need an accurate, scant 1/4” seam to keep all your points lined up. You’ll find a seam allowance practice suggestion inside the pattern. #HhQ7332
Flowers for Cynthia
(50” x 59” Lap Quilt)
This easy appliqué lap quilt mimics curved piecing without the fuss. Charming in its simplicity, you can put the top together in a day or two. It is so versatile; going from primitive to traditional to batik; each fabric combination will give this quilt a new personality. #HhQ7327
Mountain View Quilt
Lap (59” x 66”) or Queen (94” x 105”)
With offset triangle rows (reducing the number of matching points) this design is a great way to build skills with triangles. Ideal for confident beginners, this pattern also teaches proper measuring techniques to get well-behaved borders every time. Complete cutting instructions are included for both quilts, combining fat quarters, jelly rolls and yardage. #HhQ7325
Terry’s Flower Bed 97” x 113” Queen Size Quilt
When Benartex presented the Flower Show II fabrics, I knew I had found my perfect garden. No weeding, watering or maintenance; just spectacular blooms. Gather up your favorite flowers for any season and create your own perfect flower bed. Additional layouts and the fabric requirements are included for Twin, Full or King size. #HhQ7326
Road Trip Memories Quilt (56"x 80")
Quilters buy fabric wherever they go! Gather up those pieces you brought home from your trip and create a lasting memory. You will need 2 yards of a scenic piece that reminds you of your travels. There are so many landscape scenes and themes available from most of the major fabric companies that you’ll have lots to choose from!. This pattern shows you how to “fussy cut” squares from your focus fabric or you can add some of your photos printed on fabric. Fabric requirements are given for each element in the quilt. #HhQ7323
Brick by Brick Lap Warmer (60” x 72”)
Here is a Fat Quarter Friendly quilt that is great for beginners and yet fun, quick and easy for the more experienced quilter. Choose the fabrics, colors and textures to suit your fancy. My choice of Woolies flannels by Maywood Studios gives me the look of wool with the convenience of cotton. Also pictured is the more contemporary looking version made from Kaffe Fasset’s shot cottons by Westminster Fabrics. This quilt makes a great gift for anyone; man, woman or child! #HhQ7324
Garden Club Quilt (56" x 76") Update!
Benartex created the Flower Show line and I used it to create my own year-round garden. I nestled my flowers into my "garden" by using the greenery from the same line for the setting triangles. Choose a dark and light value of the same color to make the trellis for the most realistic look. Strip piecing and the use of Thangles simplifies the construction. Watch the placement of your dark and light pieces, though...just follow the layout in the pattern for your own "Blue Ribbon" quilt. #HhQ7319
Garden Trellis Florals
(Large Lap: 64" x 78" Small Lap: 52" x 66")
If you are looking to use one of the beautiful florals on the market today, this is a great way to do it. You don't have to wait until your free motion quilting skills improve or pay a professional to do the job for you. Simple is best, so let the fabric be the focus, add 6” wide borders, get out your walking foot and off you go. This quilt would make an impressive gift! Instructions are included for 2 different size quilts; the larger lap size uses 54” wide fabric and the smaller lap size uses 44” wide fabric.
I’ve made a number of these quilts for family and friends who are going through chemo and radiation therapy. Two common miseries (being cold and feeling weak) are addressed in this quilt. When I use a single piece of fabric for the center, I eliminate the weight without sacrificing the warm, snuggly parts. I add one wide border to minimize the piecing. I always use Hobb’s Heirloom (80-20) batting to give the quilt a great drape and back it with a lightweight, silky plaid. The “trellis” quilting pattern also contributes to the “snuggle factor” by avoiding any stiffness caused by dense quilting. It has become my own version of a “prayer shawl. #HhQ7316
(65" x 73")
If you are looking for a manageable quilt, this is the one. Simple is best, so let the fabric be the focus and make this wonderful snuggly lap quilt with chenilled seams. Each block is quilted separately and then sewn together with the raggedy technique. No layering or basting big, hard to manage pieces and no last minute struggles to get it quilted. In just a few evenings and a weekend or two, you will have a gift quilt ready to sign and wrap! #HhQ7314
Raggedy Trees (53" x 68")
Raggedy Trees is a pattern that combines two very popular raw-edge techniques, the bulls-eye method of concentric sizes and the raw edge seam - quilt as you go method. #HhQ7305
Fabric Friends (49" x 69")
Aunt Sulkey's Choice Quilt
This project is a great way to use printed panels up to 12". The pieced block is a traditional one, sometimes called Aunt Sulkey's Choice. I used the panel blocks as alternate blocks. I chose the rest of the fabrics from the same designer line. Color choices made easy by using companion fabrics. . . "Fabric Friends"! While this design is not difficult, careful and attentive sewing will help you get the desired results. . . a beautiful quilt! #HhQ7301
Fabric and color selection seem to be a scary lesson for newer quilters. This quilt is the 2nd in my "Fabric Friends" series which makes fabric choices simple by selecting all the parts from one fabric line, such as Moda's "Harvest Home" or "Seaside Rose". No need to worry about picking the right tones or shades. . . they are all right there. The more experienced quilter will enjoy playing with value and scale to create different variations. #HhQ7311
Harvest Home quilt
Seaside Rose quilt
Market Day Bag
(11½” x 11½” x 9”)
Another Fat Quarter friendly project, everything about this reusable, washable shopping bag has been engineered to be lightweight and convenient. Put your wallet and phone in the inside zippered pocket, clip your keys to the swivel snap and you are ready to shop. More stylish than most utilitarian bags, the lining gives it a finished look. It’s fun to make and even the zipper pocket is easy. HhQ7343
“Picture This” Fat Quarter Notebook Wrap (for 5” x 7” spiral notebook)
Carry your daily notebook with a favorite photo to inspire, motivate, or just make you smile! All the best organizers tell you to carry a notebook with you to jot down dates, phone numbers and reminders throughout your day. My notebook always had photos tucked in the back. Now the simple vinyl pocket holds a 4” x 6” photo on the outside. These make terrific gifts for moms, grandmas, teachers and friends. It’s a great 5” charm square project, too. Just sew charms together for the outside cover. Formula included calculating a cover for any size spiral notebook. HhQ7337
“Quilted Brag Book” Kit (for 4” x 6” photos) Update!
Quilter’s Briefcase Update!
Standard Size: 13 1/2” x 17 1/2” x 3 1/2”
Roomy Size: 13 1/2” x 17 1/2” x 5 1/2”
Case for Notebook PC: 15” x 12” x 2”
Even the “Tote Queen” needs a real briefcase! Keep your files and all your business needs at hand. There are pockets for files, pens and more. The center divider holds papers flat and the larger size has room for your notebook pc. Once you get everything arranged, it can stay right where it is! The inside shell is removable as one unit. The outside shell can be changed for the seasons and features an easy-open zippered closure for security. Includes pattern for briefcase in 2 sizes, removable padded shoulder strap and protective padded pc case. #HhQ7322
Pressing Spot with Hot Iron Tote (6” x 9” x 12” high)
Make your personal pressing spot to carry along to classes, club meetings and retreats. The board (9" 19") reverses to the silver Teflon coated "Quilted Iron Quick" fabric. The same fabric lines the iron tote to insulate your hot iron for the trip home. There is even a pocket to keep the cord away from the hot iron. Pack up and go without waiting for your iron to cool! #HhQ7313
Wrap It to Go
This is not your grade school book cover! If you carry it with you, you can wrap it up. Those beautiful fabrics can be a part of your everyday life. Just quilt up a cover for your dayplanner, your journal, your sketchbook, even your bible. Choose a fun fabric, add a 3 or 5 subject notebook (5 Star from Mead is my favorite) and a matching pen for a unique and affordable gift. #HhQ7307
it to Class Tote (17” wide x 16” high x 8” deep)
Now you can carry your class supplies in one pretty bag. This tote has padded shoulder straps and wooden dowel handles to use for those heavier projects. The outside pocket allows you to pack your rulers without interfering with the handles. The bottom is stabilized with a covered fabric bolt. I've included a bonus pattern for an Ott Light Tote (5” wide x 15” high by 4” deep) to protect your tabletop light for the trip. #HhQ7303
Oversize Pressing Surface Update!
This large pressing surface is perfect for ironing yard goods, finished blocks and quilt tops. Press-Express fits over a standard sized ironing board and can be set up and removed easily. It provides a stable 22" x 59" flat padded surface to speed all your pressing needs. If you do a lot of sewing, this is one "gotta-have-it" gadget! With the Press-Express Plans, you can make this board yourself for less than $30 . . . including the cost of the plans! If you, or someone you know, have a few basic wood working skills and tools, this board can be made in an afternoon. The pattern includes a material list for everything you'll need to make the complete Press-Express surface; board, padding and cover. Everything is readily available at home improvement centers and your favorite fabric shop. The plans include step by step instructions on constructing the board and making the cover. #HhQ7304
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