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    Question Assistance in quick patterns

    Well sandy has created a mess as everyone knows. Many of my coworkers lost all so I'm looking at my stash and wish to whip up a few quilts. I'm shooting to make at least 2 or 3 this weekend if I get the tops done. I can run over and rent the long arm to quilt Outside the 1600 jellyroll race pattern, what else is a quickie like that? I was lucky but many aren't so looking to you ladies to help me with a quick pattern that I can do. I'm a fairly newbie and a bit slow in cutting and sewing lol. I'll be giving the more complex ones that were Christmas gifts out instead too. TIA!!!
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    Oh qayg could work too?
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    IMO.........the quickest and easiest quilt I have ever done is the Quickey Strippy. You can really do one, start to finish, in just an hour or so!!!!! Nice baby/lap size as the finished quilt is only about 40 inches wide...width of your fabric and the lenght is up to you but I ususally do them about 55 inches long.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    Warm Wishes is an easy pattern and always looks great. Another pattern that is similar is one I watched Jenny do at Missouri Star Quilt co YouTube video. It uses a 10 inch layer cake and jelly rolls. You could cut your own but it basically cut the 10 inch square in half (5inches), add a 10 inch strip on both sides of the 5 inch piece and then trim the block square. The squares are then alternated up and down to form a basket weave pattern.

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    turning 20 & yellow brick road are both easy- fast quilts.
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    Basic blocks, bricks, half square triangles. Anything you can do in mass and with minimal cutting.

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    The Warm Wishes is a good one. Rail fence is also good. It just requires strip sets cut into blocks the width of the strips. ie. if the strip sets measure 5 1/2" in width cut blocks into 5 1/2" squares. If you make wide strips it would be really quick.

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    A very simple quilt, that can be really beautiful, and even have a theme if you have fabrics that are of one theme, or one color family, or simply go together in a pleasant way (I have done several musical ones) is panals.

    Using a double sided bonding batting as a base you can cut out 12" panals or strips of fabric clear across the width of the fabric (or larger or smaller "depths", or a combination of different depths), decide on the best layout and sew the top of the first panal down and iron it, put the second on the first (print side to print side) and sew it down, add the third, etc., until you have them all sewn to the length you want the quilt to be. To be done really quickly you can use double fold bias tape, or make your own. I'm not a fast quilter, but I can turn out a 42"x72" in a half day easily. Don't cut them all out before you begin because you don't know exactly how big to make the last one, unless you measure (and that takes too much time!).

    The same can be done by sewing 3 or more squares together (all of the same depth, but can be different widths) into a strip and then treating them the same as the strip quilt above. For bigger quilts I do make sure I have enough pieces of fabric before I begin (and that involves some measuring).

    I realize these are not "great works of art" but children love them, and I suspect adults in need will appreciate them. After all, they are made with love and caring, and many have told me they are beautiful. I like bold colors, but I have made them in soft tones also. It is a wonderful way to use up some of the smaller pieces of fabric in your stash (well, not tiny, but fabrics that are still 42" across, or if doing the larger quilts, even less than that).

    Hope this helps. This is a lot like the quilts that are put together at random in small squares or strips. You have to stop fussing and worrying and just DO it, and the result seems to always be delightful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by linynp View Post
    Well sandy has created a mess as everyone knows. Many of my coworkers lost all so I'm looking at my stash and wish to whip up a few quilts. I'm shooting to make at least 2 or 3 this weekend if I get the tops done. I can run over and rent the long arm to quilt Outside the 1600 jellyroll race pattern, what else is a quickie like that? I was lucky but many aren't so looking to you ladies to help me with a quick pattern that I can do. I'm a fairly newbie and a bit slow in cutting and sewing lol. I'll be giving the more complex ones that were Christmas gifts out instead too. TIA!!!
    Nancy
    Warm wishes is fast------------and if you don't have fabric available, look for a striped fabric for the "log" blocks on the warm wishes and make the quilt top even faster.
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    One of the quickest and easiest that I do is squares offset so that each color makes a diagonal line down the quilt . You can strip piece and then cut the squares; make your squares any size, can use fat quarters, etc. I,ve used 8-10 colors and made like 5 inch squares (cut at 5 1/2" --- you can get 12 of those from a FQ).

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