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    Kaffe Fassett quilts

    does Fassett have individual patterns or only books and fabrics?? I must make two modern quilts for my friend's daughter's sons. whew. she sent me a couple of photos with quilts with gray background and essentially strips of different fabrics sewn into rows. she is sending two 'sets' of batiks.
    I can figure things out but would prefer a pattern close to what i must make.

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    no body knows?Me neither.

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    Kaffe Fassett's quilting books contain the patterns for the quilts in the books. I haven't seen any individual patterns.
    They're not necessarily modern quilts, but they do use his fabrics, so maybe that makes them modern.

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    thanks, that is what i thought. shame on separate patterns though. so far i can't even find a site to see what is inside his books. i would like to know that before purchasing. I liked African Collage. triangles of all sizes made of strips. Interesting.

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    Ditto what Dunster posted however I have seen several patterns by other designers specifically geared toward using KF fabrics. For example,

    http://www.springleafstudios.com/p/patterns.html

    https://www.craftsy.com/quilting/pat...n-kaffe/199663

    I'm sure there are lots of others - - -
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    Your description sounds a lot like this quilt. You could easily do something like this using KF fabrics.


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    I think you could make any quilt have a modern look using his wonderful fabrics. I haven't seen individual patterns either.

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    Try your library for some of his books.
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    Here are two of my quilts that I just finished with Kaffe fabrics. First is Zig Zag, Second is Zig Zag Zoom by alwaysquiltingonline.com.

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    Two really beautiful quilts. Love his fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    thanks, that is what i thought. shame on separate patterns though. so far i can't even find a site to see what is inside his books. i would like to know that before purchasing. I liked African Collage. triangles of all sizes made of strips. Interesting.
    I love shopping for books on Connecting Threads. Click on the title to take you to the page for that book, then click on the "view more images" tab under the picture of the front cover. This will take you to a page that shows all the patterns in that book!!!! Here's a link to the KF books on sale now... looks like the first one is sold out already.
    https://www.connectingthreads.com/cf....cfm?q=faSSETT
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    Check out your local library, it's amazing the books you will find, both hardcover and digital. My library will even try to find the book at another library system other than mine. Libraries are amazing and free.

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    I know he has books but never seen individual patterns.

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    Here are some free patterns that might be helpful. The free ones are on the right side....scroll down & you will see a couple made w/Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The African Collage pattern is in his book, Shots & Stripes.

    http://quiltinspiration.blogspot.com...shots-and.html

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    Oh Jclinganrey and Yolajean, your quilts are lovely. I like a bit more of the batik fabrics showing than thin strips which was in the two photos she sent me. I have my BQ pattern somewhere, much like your second one Yolajean. I love batiks and want to show them off. but modern for boys (grown men) she said. fabric is in the mail to me now. thanks all.

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    There are Kaffe Kits on Craftsy and Jordan Fabrics make sup kits with patterns. https://jordanfabrics.com/collection...=Free%20Spirit

    You can also find tutorials on YouTube for projects using his fabrics.

    Of course Pinterest is another source of inspiration.
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    Try Amazon. A lot of the books have a preview where you can see what is in them. I have a lot of Kaffe's books just because I like to look at the pics.
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    Freepatterns.com has some Kaffe Fasset patterns. You might want to take a look there to see if any of them are close to what you're searching for.

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    thanks. i did look at his free patterns. some are really nice. i ordered a few things from connectingthreads. one was a book on modern quilts, on sale. I will go back to Fassett's site and look again later.

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    Liza Prior Lucy makes most, if not all, of Kaffe's quilts, and the ones I've seen have all been traditional patterns, meaning you can find them online for free. Liza uses Kaffe's fabrics in interesting and different ways. If you direct us to the quilt in question, we may be able to help you out with a pattern name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tothill View Post
    There are Kaffe Kits on Craftsy and Jordan Fabrics make sup kits with patterns. https://jordanfabrics.com/collection...=Free%20Spirit

    You can also find tutorials on YouTube for projects using his fabrics.

    Of course Pinterest is another source of inspiration.
    That is such a neat site - just spent way too much time looking at her videos. I want to buy one of each of their kits - beautiful!

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    Look up “Stacked Coins” quilt on yahoo or google. That would be very pretty with a gray background and all those batiks. Also, an “Irish Chain” would be pretty using the batiks for the centers and corners and the gray for the cardinal points (the other four pieces of the nine patches it is made from) and background. Either one would give you a nice modern looking quilt using those colors. Eleanor’s Burns has separate patterns for each of these.
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    yolajean, I love your Zig Zag Zoom quilt. Beautiful job!
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    I saved the links to two free patterns from the Jordan fabrics site.thanks.

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    I love Kaffe Fassett fabrics! But they are expensive! Where do you ladies buy them that maybe runs a sale some times??

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