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Thread: Five Easy Pieces Charity Quilt Pattern by Jeanne S.

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    Five Easy Pieces Charity Quilt Pattern by Jeanne S.

    This is a great quick pattern for charity or a good beginner pattern for those looking for something easy with no seams to match.
    1. Cut all fabrics (except sashing, see below #8) in 4 1/2" strips. This works well for scraps, FQ and yardage.
    2. My quilt has 20 blocks, but can easily be made smaller or larger by adjusting the number of the blocks. As shown, this quilt is a generous throw size finishing at 58" x 72".
    3. Your center square should be the same as the sashing background fabric, white in my photo quilt.
    4. Cut 20 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" center squares from your solid background fabric.
    5. From your various print or other color fabrics, cut the following:
    20 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" squares
    40 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
    20 12 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles
    6. Assemble your blocks by sewing one print 4 1/2" square to your center square. Then sew one 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to one side of the 2 piece unit. Sew a second 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to the other side of the center square unit. You should now have your center square with print fabrics sewn on three sides. Your last piece, the 12 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle is sewn across the bottom of the block, keeping the first white square in the center. Your block is done! The block should measure 12 1/2" square Unfinished, and will be 12" square finished in the quilt.
    7. Lay out your 20 blocks in a manner that evenly distributes the colors/prints and also rotate them so that the two 4 1/2" squares are 'pointing' in different directions around the quilt.
    8. Add sashing. Sashing is cut in 2 1/2" wide strips, white in my example. You can do this in rows or using what I call the 'sash as you go' method. I don't like sewing long strips of sashing, so I cut my sashing pieces and sew them to each block individually as follows: Sew one 12 1/2" white strip to the left side of all blocks. For all blocks EXCEPT the far right column, Sew one 14 1/2" white strip to the top of all blocks. You will now have sashing around all blocks except for the far right column and the bottom of the last row of blocks. For the bottom row of blocks, sew one 14 1/2" strip across the bottom of the block. For the far right column of blocks, sew 12 1/2" strips to both sides, then sew a 16 1/2" strip to the top and bottom of each block. You should now have all blocks with sashing around all 4 sides.
    9. Sew blocks together by rows, then join rows to complete your top.
    10. With simple quilting, this is a 1-2 day quilt project.

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    Thanks for sharing this!
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    thank you for sharing the instructions for this beautiful quilt. I am going to bring it into my group of ladies and see what we can come up with. thank you

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    Thank you for sharing the pattern.

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    very nice quilt
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    Thanks for posting this! Your quilt is beautiful! I've been looking for an easy, quick pattern and this is it!!!!!!

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    Love your colors! Beautiful

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
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    Jeanne, I love this one even more... your color selection and arrangement are wonderful in your quilt. I am definitely adding this to my list and want to thank you for taking the time to type out the tutorial to share with everyone.
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    Another "Thank you" for sharing the pattern and taking the time to write all the directions. I'll definitely be making this one soon!

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    Thank you for sharing...
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    Thanks for sharing Jeanne .. I have saved for a future project
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    Thanks for sharing. Like the modern look to this quilt.

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    Thank you for the easy quilt instructions and the little hints to make this a beauty. I have a yen to start another new quilt! One more way use up piles of scraps that seem to multiply so easily.

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    Nice pattern. Thanks for generously sharing.
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    thanks for taking the time to share the directions
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    I appreciate this tutorial and can foresee making this quilt. Thanks! Your quilt looks so cozy.

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    I love that pattern and your colors, too.
    If I were making it, I would cut all the outside rectangles at 8 1/2 inches, and sew them on with a partial seam on the first addition. I made a "square" quilt with about 350 squares or more, and they are all partial seamed. I loved doing it and loved how it turned out. I know a lot of people are afraid of partial seams, but I really enjoyed doing them.
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    Thank you. Your brown fabrics look so warm.

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    Thank you again, Jeanne. This quilt also is awesome. I would love to make both of them after Christmas so I'm going to bookmark them

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    Thanks SO much! I copied/pasted into a Word doc...I plan to make this quilt! It looks quick and easy!

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    Very nice quilt and pattern. It has such a crisp, clean, inviting look to it. Thank you for sharing.

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    Thanks for this simple pattern. Sometimes it is hard to make a masculine quilt.
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    Thank you! I have scraps and may try this in a scrappy colour way.... don't hold your breath for a completion though as I have quite a few other projects in the line up ahead

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    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I have a huge stash and would like to make some charity quilts, but I needed an easy pattern that still looked good.

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