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    What a great idea! Thaks :D

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    WOW! a recycle tip for used dryer sheets. I like it! gauranteed I'll use that one. I allways have thought throwing them away after one use was wasteful.

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    I would recommend "256 Fat Quarter Quilt Patterns". Great book with lots of patterns AND step-by-step directions. Found it on Amazon for $14 which is much less than other sites.
    Retired 2 years ago and hooked on quilting and sewing for my home.
    Drapes, duvets, dust ruffles, slip covers. LOVE my time with my sewing machine.


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    Hi Melissa,

    I have found wonderfully simple yet beautiful free quilt patterns @ www.quilterscache.com. I am always looking for free patterns and have found many by typing in the search area, "Free Quilt Patterns" You will find many great sites.
    I grew up playing under the quilt frames that hung from my grandmother's ceiling and quilts have always had a special place in my heart. I started pieceing seriously about 2 years ago when I took a class on "quilt as you go". WoW! I love this method. If you haven't tried this method, do it. It is simple, fun and fast. You don't have to pay someone else to quilt it for you either. I hope you find the pattern you are looking for.

    Grammie of Twins, Beth

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    If you go to FreeQuiltPatterns.com, you can go forever with quilt patterns. I get lost there every time I go there. There are so many beautiful patterns you can pick and choose. I hope you give it a try.
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    I have been bombarded with so many websites and patterns to chose from that I couldn't decide which one to make into a quilt so I made my own using microsoft excel. You have to play with it awhile to get the right size and it's kinda fun creating your own. I'm attaching an irish chain that I did. I hope it goes thru. There are two pages. One is the complete pattern. The other shows how to group your blocks. You can also make a life size template and copy it to stock paper. Have fun with this. I have more if anyone is interested. E-mail me at [email protected] if you want me to send you some.

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    Sorry guys I couldn't get it to attach. Does anyone know how to do this? If not just send me an e-mail I'll send it to you that way.

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    I'll try it again.

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    I just made a very easy beginner level quilt called The Yellow Brick Road
    by Atkinson Designs. You just take a bunch of fat quarters and following instructions cut rectangles and squares then reassemble them into 9 inch blocks. Arrange in a pleasing pattern and add a border. I wish this had been my first quilt but it is great tio have in the repertoire when you need a gift quilt on short notice.
    Rita

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    Dear Melissa

    Try patterns from www.cottontales.net. They often use fat quarters or you can modify that to 1/4 yards of fabric that pleases you as opposed to lots of fat quarters. But the company seems to have simple patterns and I've completed a few already and have had good results. Go for the lap size projects, since you can finish them faster , and when young kids take up so much of our time and concentration, that is important.

    Good luck.


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    Hi Melissa!

    A coupe of questions first...

    What is your purpose in quilting? Do you want quilts quickly for the families beds? What sizes? for what age groups?
    Do you want to increase your skills?
    Both?
    The suggestion about the Yellow Brick Road pattern is excellent - it comes in many suizes and uses a strip piecing method that is super fast. I have an Amish ffiend who recently pieced a queen size YBR & said that it was confusing to her because it was "TOO EASY"!

    Sound like my kinda pattern!

    Keep us posted on your progress...

    Marsha

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    "QUick Quilts" on line or the magazine has easy patterns

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    Also, for more easy quilt patterns, the Hancock's of Padukah catalogue has some great patterns from fat jellyrolls, that are stitched together and just cut across into big blocks and then sewn together with a 3 inch strip sash to finish. You rotate every other big block of strips and it makes a great and easy look. The catalogue is a wonderful wish book to browse through and drool over the gorgeous patterns.
    Call 1-800-845-8723 for the catalogue.

    As for what I don with my lap quilts and double size quilts, I like to throw them over the back of my sofa to enjoy the colors. I fell in love with a loud print collection by a guy named Kaffee Fassett. Look it up. It's terrific.

    Have fun everyone. that's what it's about.

    JM


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    Debbie, instructions for attaching photos is the first line of the pictures page. Please read it and try to post pictures in that section. We would all like to see your photos. :D

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    The hand print design is a great idea. Another one that our family made was for our fourth chid. Each of her big brothers drew 2 pictures on transfer paper.... I ironed it onto plain fabric, outlined their drawings wth embroidery thread and made their designs into a baby quilt. Each brother made 2 pictures and also wrote a message to their little sister. I sewed them all together to make her quilt. Her dad and I also each made a square. She is 22 years old now and still treasures that quilt.

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    You might want to try something with a pre-printed center panel. Even a 12-inch square panel surrounded by 6 inch block of your choice (12 blocks total) plus a total of 6 inch borders will make a 36 inch square quilt. I made my first quilt this way, using log cabin blocks for the 6 inch blocks. Good luck!
    Marie

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    Hi Mellissa:
    My friend taught us this easy, easy, fast quilt block. It finishes to a 15 inch block and is quite beautiful in a wall hanging or a quilt. Block layout attached along with a picture of one of the blocks I made yesterday.

    You said you are new to quilting so I'll give you a little lesson on making triangles the quick and easy way incase you don't know how.

    Your 4 1/2 inch squares in the 3 colors for your block can be put one on top of each other (only 2 sqares at a time) right sides together. Draw a line diagonally (sp) from top left corner to bottom right corner. Now, with 1/4 " seam sew on either side of the drawn diagonal line then cut on your drawn line. Press open and Viola! you have half a white square and half a red square (or whatever colors you are using).

    You are making your fabric strips 4 1/2 inches wide by WOF (width of fabric) then cutting these strips into 4 1/2 inch squares. THE ONLY EXCEPTION to this is for the 4 background squares in the corners of the block...these you will cut down from 4 1/2 inches to 4 1/4 inch blocks when you get ready to sew the corners to the 2 middle sections of the block.

    Good Luck. This is very, very easy. I made a table runner out of this pattern for a gift for church bible study member yesterday with 3 stars and it took about 2 hours to make the 3 blocks. Today I'll put it all together and quilt it. EASY!

    You can change the size of the squares to make whatever size finished block you want.

    Randy

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    Randy,
    Thanks for sharing. I want to make my son-in-law a quilt for an upcoming promotion (he's in the army) and this pattern will be just the ticket, I think. Time to shop for the proper fabrics!

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    Hi Quilters:
    I finished the Red/White/Blue Star tablerunner last night. Thought I'd let you see how it went together. This is such an easy pattern...it just looks like it might be difficult. Happy Sewing.
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    I totally agree that Turning Twenty (using 20 fat quarters of fabric) is about as easy and beautiful as you can make, as a beginner or advanced quilter!

    Last Christmas I traced the right hands of my 9 immediate family members onto quality quilt fabric (less fraying), then using Steam-a-Seam and blanket stitch, I arranged and appliqued them on a background of 2" strips and made my parents a lovely TABLE RUNNER. They go to Florida for 3 months each winter, so can look at this and smile when they get a little homesick.....quick and easy!

    Patti

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    Melissa, I just purchased a book with very easy quilts. It is called "Laps From Flats" by Ellen Replogle. I am in the process of making one of them right now and took no time in cutting it out.
    Florence R.

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    I believe the book is called "Laps From Fats". This is a very popular book at the local quilt shop and uses fat quarters.

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    I know this string is a bit old & there has been lots of great info provided to you, but I want to comment about one of the patterns you have mentioned- Turning Twenty. It is probably one of the most versatile patterns I have ever bought... and the quickest to make, with little planning or continued commitment time needed. You can walk away from it for a month and come back to easily pick up where you left off. I bought it when my 3 Girls were small... They're all teens now, so I still have the same problem- not enough time. (So, yes, I still use it quite often.) I have used it for quilts, pillows, runners, and even curtains (on point & set straight). Another good thing about this pattern is if you happen to fold the FQ in the wrong direction for cutting, as I did the first time I cut it, it is no big deal; just change your block layout & it still goes together beautifully. (and no one ever knows the difference) Now, on occasion, I cut it wrong on purpose for added interest or just so I can add another fabric or two... I LOVE scrappy!!! Relax & have fun with all of your new patterns & remember, not a single one of us have yet been able to make all of the quilts we want to. Also, there are NO MISTAKES in quilting; only new potholders, excuses to buy more fabric, and creative twists. :D If you ever get stumped or I can help, give me a shout. Take care!!

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    Hi Melissa. I have a step daughter named Melissa. She is a sweetie.
    Have you seen "Broken Dishes"?
    It takes 20 fat quarters. The way it is cut and sewn "[b]NO" seams match. WOOPIE!!! :D
    With borders it will fit a twin bed. 61" x 74".
    It is put out by KK Designs.
    1-866-214-6721
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    Mary Lou in Tennessee

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    The Log Cabin is an easy one and like the Rail it has lots of possibilities. It can be scrappy or not. The main thing is lights and darks so that a pattern emerges from the contrast. It is my understanding that by tradition the center block or chimney is either red or yellow. Once all your blocks are made, it is fun to make different patterns by changing the direction of the blocks. Here is a link for one log cabin.

    http://mccallsquilting.com/legacy/v21_pattern/

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