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    Junior Member narnianquilter's Avatar
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    Need help asap!

    Recently a local man was caught in a structure fire and burned very badly. To help cover medical costs the local Fire Department is putting a fundraiser together, including a silent auction. I have been asked to put together a quilt to put in the auction. The only bad part is, I have 6 days to buy, cut, sew and quilt this thing! What is a good simple pattern for a quilt that still looks beautiful?? Any suggestions would be AMAZING, since I am going to buy fabric tomorrow.

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    I have heard the Turning Twenty quilts are fast and easy...I haven't made one, tho...I have made several quilts from the 10 minute block book by Suzanne McNeill, here is a link to the book:
    http://www.amazon.com/5358-10-Minute.../dp/1574216694
    She also has a 2nd book out:
    http://www.amazon.com/5364-Twist-amp...832929-6647742
    I think if you go to youtube there are several videos that you can probably view and from them you can pretty much get the gist of how to make the blocks...some of them are really pretty...and they really are quick.
    Good luck to you, and its a nice thing you are doing...hope the man gets better quickly...burns are so painful to recover from...
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    Rail Fence, Yellow Brick Road, Jelly Roll Race - Take a look at http://www.modabakeshop.com/search/label/Quilt These are geared towards pre cuts but you wouldn't have to use them.

    Missouri Star Quilt Company has lots of simple, quick to go together quilts too http://quiltingtutorials.com/
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    Turning twenty gets my vote....super easy, goes together quick, and looks fabulous when finished and quilted.
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    Warm Wishes. I can do a lap size from start to finish in a weekend. I only do diagonal straight line quilting. Here is a link that someone else posted. http://www.quiltmaker.com/content_do...DoubleSize.pdf
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    I agree with Auntpiggylpn Missouri Star Tutorials are great and many of them use larger pieces of fabric so they go together quite quickly. Good luck, and take pictures of the finished project.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    Missouri Star's double slice layer cake. One layer cake, very simple cuts, very forgiving. I pieced two of these in a couple of hours one morning; add a couple of hours for an allover meander and voila -- the longest part was the binding!

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    When working with big pieces as ..in the faster quilts its all about picking fabulous fabrics. Even a simple quilt of 8 inch or even a layer cake squares will look fabulous with great fabrics.

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    I so agree about Missouri star
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    Remember it is the selection of fabric colors more than the pattern that makes a stunning quilt.
    kudos to you for doing this!!!!!!

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    I am actually hoping to find some firefighter themed fabric or something. My husband was on the team that got called out, and the man's niece goes to our church. Worst case scenario I will drag my husband to Joann's and make him help me pick the stuff out- though if anyone knows of any good prints at Joann's feel free to let me know that as well!

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    I agree about the missouri star co. I recently put a top together called double sliced layer cake. I cut my own 10 inch blocks.
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    I personally would do the jelly roll race. You buy a precut jelly roll. It only takes 1-2 hours to sew the quilt front. You can find a tutorial on youtube.
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    This is my favorite:
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...t-t209049.html

    You can make the HST as big as you want, or follow the cutting info and add borders.
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    the fastest quilt i know how to make is a tack n whack log cabin.... long strips in a concentric square...

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    with four or five compatible fabrics, make a strip-pieced four-patch and strip-pieced nine-patch then alternate the blocks.
    Laurie in NYC

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    I like D9P. Use the strip method to make the 9-patch blocks. With strips about 4 1/2" wide (or wider) it will go very fast, and it looks fantastic done in 3 colors with the center block being the odd color.
    Shirley in Arizona

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    I think I will try the Turning Twenty...does anyone know how much yardage you need for the backing?

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    A rail fence goes together quickly...

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    I would sew strips together and then cut 12 inch blocks out of them. Alternate the direction the strips run to put together. Good luck

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    I found preprinted fabric that looks like piecework at our local Walmart. It is only 44 inches or so wide but you could put several sections of it together with sashing and then borders and machine quilt it over all. I do the same thing but handquilt around each "block" imitating the seam lines of the piecing. That would take a lot longer. The average person who is not a quilter would not know the difference. It would also be the least expensive way to go as far as the materials are concerned.

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    Missouri Star quilt co for sure.
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    I am making the Big Star quilt from Missouri quilt co in black, white & red. It went together very quickly - each star measures 26". I made one with 4 stars & it is 56" square. You could make it as large as you want.

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    I think that the disappearing 9 Patch is the quickest way to go to make one that looks like you have really made an intricate pattern.
    Yooper32 aka: Donna B

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    I would vote for the Missouri star quilt co as well...I especially like her Big Star quilt...very easy to cut and put together..and the one Jenny did on her tutorial was beautiful...let us know what you decide to do...
    Kitty

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