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    Go to Pattern

    I was wondering what people's "go to" pattern is? The one that you grab for a quick gift for someone or one you just love to make. Also why is this pattern the chosen one? I'm a newbie. My easy go to is the jelly roll race. No pattern, quick to make and still turns out beautiful. I also love Turning Twenty. Unfortunately I lost the pattern so I have buy it again.

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    Elisabeth Hartman "Small plates" pattern is my "go to". Easy, quick, infinite variation! Nice for adult or baby.

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    I have Turning Twenty but haven't used it. I keep going to Warm Wishes and put my own personal twist on the pattern. I made main block 8" finished and the corner piece block are still 5.5" finished. I find it fun to try to be creative.
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    Lucky Stars, by Atkinson Designs is probably my favorite go-to pattern. It is very easy, and looks more complicated than it really is. They way she has the background is a bit larger than the stars, then you square it up, so you don't have to mess with matching points. around the star block are rectangles, you rotate them as you assemble, so there are very few seams to match. I have made several, no 2 look alike. I've used pastels, brights, regular quilting cottons, batiks, even used photos for the center squares.

    http://store.atkinsondesigns.com/sto...3&item_id=1017

    Check out her other patterns as well...she has many that are easy, but look more involved than they really are.

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    I like the Lucky Stars pattern as well for this purpose and for the reasons mentioned. The recipients always love the results.
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    Dresden plate is my all time favorite with nine patch and log cabin running close seconds. froggyintexas

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    D9P, Warm Wishes, Kaye Wood"s 6-hr quilt
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    All patterns from MSQC...Jenny Doan is the best when it comes to quick and easy...

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    Check out MaryQuilts.com for some pattern ideas. Many (not all) are quick and easy. I just finished Quick Strippie http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/ for a donation quilt. It was my first one, but I think I'll be using this pattern again when I have a great focal fabric to highlight. It couldn't be any easier for a nice lap quilt or baby quilt.

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    I go to the Dresden plate. If you don't want to do the circle in the middle do points on both sides then applique down, Real easy. You can make 1/4 Dresden's and use a heart in place of a half circle and that looks pretty also. You can sew jelly rolls together to make them if you like working with them.

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    I Like the disappearing 9 patch. Also fun to see the resulting quilt

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    Yellow Brick Road is my go yo Pattern. It takes 18 fq's, 9 light and9 dark or 18 that have good contrast.

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    D9P works for me.

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    Rail Fence here.

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    I love Triple Irish Chain, especially since the larger squares are good for embroidery or fancy quilting.

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    I love to pull out my scraps and make crazy quilts with the strip-piecing method. Fun, quick, no measuring until you square up your blocks.
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    If I have a quick one to do I use the 10 minute block, It looks good and is fast and easy. You can find it on u-tube.

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    This is a recent pattern find for me and I have made six quilts using this pattern. It's fun, super easy using fat eights, and no matching seams. http://static.fatquartershop.com/med...ghthFrenzy.pdf

    I posted this some time ago in the Links and Resources page. Don't forget to check there as many new patterns are posted.
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    my go to pattern is the Zipper Quilt from MSQC or a Disappearing nine patch
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    I've made some quilts with the warm wishes pattern. The other blocks you added is a very nice touch. Would you send or post the directions for the other blocks?
    DaleenKay

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    If I want something a little fancy I use a double Irish chain in soft neutrals. If I want just something pretty quick, I use a Double Irish Chain and If I need something just to be serviceable, I use a Double Irish Chain. The rest are the ones I just want to playwith

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    Yellow Brick Rd. and Lucky Stars- both by Atkinson Designs~~
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    My "go to" baby quilt or other quick gift, it all depends on the fabrics you use is a fairly simple 6" square of fabric alternating with a 9-patch. I cut 2 1/2" strips, 5 of one color and 4 of another, then sew together into 9-patch blocks, and alternate with 6 1/2" of focus fabric. Adding a 6 1/2" border with maybe a 2" narrow border strip as an accent and you have a quilt. My other "go to" quilt pattern is the 8-pointed star, alternating with squares of the focus fabric. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by profannie View Post
    Elisabeth Hartman "Small plates" pattern is my "go to". Easy, quick, infinite variation! Nice for adult or baby.
    I will need to look this one up, may be something I could use also

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    My go to is a rail fence. ManiacQuilter2 , I love the personal twist you put on the WW pattern!

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