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Thread: what is a good/easy pattern for a young man?

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    Junior Member Rymer's Avatar
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    my nephew is going to college and thought I might make him a quilt. he wants to pick out the fabric and said I could do whatever I want with it. I'd like something not too hard (i have 2 little ones at home & not a lot of time!) and not too girly looking if that makes any sense. I was thinking something like turning twenty or D9P but wasn't sure what else there was out there for a young man. Please let me know! thank you in advance!!! (oh and pictures would really make me happy! LOL)

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    Disappearing 9 patch is fun, quick and easy.

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    Log cabin or some simple stars sprinkled in with nine or four patch blocks. I know the stars are more work but my boys seem to like them a lot.

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    Any of the easy block quilts can look masculine - it depends on the fabrics.

    I made an Irish chain out of tan, brown and black for one of my nephews.

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    You can also do a bit of research and see if his university has licensed fabric with the school logo/mascot. Or do a simple 9 patch with school colors.

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    Turning 20, Yellow Brick Road.
    D9P is a great pattern, takes time though.
    Pinwheels done by laying 2 squares right sides together, sewn all around 1/4" seam. Cut horizontally and vertically.
    Open, press, resew into the pinwheels.
    You can use any size squares.

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    Warm Wishes always looks good, is easy to stitch and you could use his school colours. I often make these as college bound quilts and use Polydown batting as they tend to get dragged to All Movie Night and Football games.

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    Take 5 is pretty easy to.
    It says it only takes 5 hours (I was picky and it took longer but I can see how that would be doable.)

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    This is a great idea. Even if they do not have licensed fabric you can maybe do the mascot. My son's university did not have licensed fabric so I made a big panel out of tiger fabric with a black kona border. I made him a tiger stripe pillow case with Kona black edge to go with it. Besure to make it extra long. Many of the dorm beds are now all extra long.



    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    You can also do a bit of research and see if his university has licensed fabric with the school logo/mascot. Or do a simple 9 patch with school colors.

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