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Thread: Please share your favorite patterns that don't require matching seams

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    after this quilt I'm working on I'm done matching seams for a while. I'm hating it! I thought maybe I could find some new patterns (free or not free-either is fine) where there are few or no seams to match up. I know about the jelly roll race. Any other good ones?

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    I would have to say "Log Cabin", it is quick, easy and fun.

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    Haven't made this, but maybe it will help.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-98845-1.htm

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    Look at the first quilt here. I haven't made this one but I think it would be a good one if you were worried about matching seams. Of course, you'd still have to match row seams.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-156581-1.htm

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    Look at the second quilt here. This is fun to make. The blocks are oversized so you just trim them down - no seam matching worries.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-138138-1.htm

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    Lucky stars quilt pattern is pretty good. The stars dont have to be perfect and after you sew the sashing on you don't have to match seams except where the rows go together.

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    string blocks come to mind - no real pattern needed

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    Thanks I really like the Forest Bricks, I a, going to have to do that one !!

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    Good thread, thanks for starting it

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    Go to the Moda Bake Shop site and look under Recipes for the Wiggly Whimsey Quilt. It has NO seams to match at all and is a nice looking quilt. www.modabakeshop.com/2012/08/wiggly-whimsy-quilt.html#more

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    I'm currently working on a quilt called Modern Dreams. It's from QUILT magazine, but probably from two years ago. It made with big 6 1/2 x 13 inch blocks. Very easy and no matching. If you are interested, let me know and I'll send you the instructions.

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    Crossroads blocks are fast and fun to make, you can find a tutorial for them here in 3 different sizes. I am making them in the 12" finished size for a monthly rainbow scrap challenge and love them. Only one seam to match per block! Here is a pick of my orange blocks for March.
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    asimplelife - LOVE your blocks/fabrics.

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    Disappearing Nine Patch doesn't require matching seems if you don't lay it out like sashing. I did a pinwheel a month ago. After that I felt the same way about not wanting seams!

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    Here is a great idea with no seams to match, and the ability to square up after piecing - no stress.

    http://confessionsofafabricaddict.bl...-of-diary.html

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    Crazy quilts! The less matchy your seams are, the better.

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    I like Eleanor Burns' quick trip around the world. All the seams are offset. And it really is fast.
    If I'm too busy to quilt, something else has to go.

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    I"ve done this one - it's at the longarm quilter's now (after resting in ufo-land for several years). I don't remember making the individual blocks but seems like there are squares sewn onto rectangles and flipped and sewn together - alternating with bigger blocks - then you sew the rows vertically and when you sew the vertical rows they don't meet at the same corners. I did have to trim a smidge off a couple of rows once joined to make it even but it's so scrappy no big deal. I used coordinating fabrics and fussy cut the bigger squares but plan to do this one again one of these days with scraps

    http://www.quilterswarehouse.com/p-7...t-pattern.aspx it's called bits n pieces

    I also searched online several years ago and did a lap size lasagna quilt - I think I cut 3 1/2 inch strips and sewed different lengths together and cut off and kept on til I had the length I wanted them went around the sides about 3 times and quilted. I think it's pretty cool and nothing had to match up - it actually looks similar to the jelly roll race quilt but I didnt' sew it that way - had shorter sections.

    thanks for the ideas- gonna look these up for those times I just don't wanna match seams!
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    How about the Zipper Quilt that Jenny demonstrates on Missouri Star Quilt Co?

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/zip...quilting-easy/

    No seams to match us on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plainpat View Post
    Haven't made this, but maybe it will help.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-98845-1.htm
    Love this but everything I try comes up with no results for the pattern. Anyone able to help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Love this but everything I try comes up with no results for the pattern. Anyone able to help?
    Becky Jackson is the designer of Matchless Star. She has a website: http://beckyquilts.com/
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    They are in the Pictures section.

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    I like the Wickedly Easy quilt, go to www.byannie.com and click on "Free Patterns" and scroll down. I used it to teach three of my co-workers. It's a very forgiving pattern.

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    Also, Jenny Doan has a youtube totorial one on that you do with 10" squares, but I can't remember the name of it. Cut the squares into two 5" rectangles, then sew them back together, then turn them 1/4 turn and cut at 4", so you have a 4" and 6" rectangle, then sew them back together.

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