This simple charm quilt was inspired by an old fence on the beach. It’s the perfect pattern for any quilter– just use charm squares from your favorite fabric line (or fabric stash) for a quick and easy throw sized quilt!
This pattern can be made into wall/door decor, or a garland.
Kits are available here. Each kit includes all materials except thread and glue. Includes FREE pattern, FREE U.S. shipping. Leaves are PRECUT. Acorns you will cut out using the templates provided. Stitch or draw on the leaf veins.
Great for Beginners. Makes the perfect afternoon project.
Looking for inspiration to get the creative process going for my blog this week I turned to google. I needed some ideas to start off my writing for the school themed patterns I wanted to highlight. I bounced around the internet and I landed on YouTube.. uh-oh. I’ve been down that rabbit hole before.
So I will now share with you what I found. 😊
A song written in 1907 called School Days (When We Were a Couple of Kids) …. The lyrics start like this:
Interestingly enough… I have heard this song before. Not sure where or why though.
I continued on my journey (sidetrack) to a song by Chuck Berry! Same name (School Days) and I definitely know this one as I am sure most of you do too!
And then… I landed…. on this beauty…. 😂…. It has nothing to do with what I was looking for but gave me a great laugh this morning.
Hope you enjoyed my journey (sidetrack) as much as I did. And now we go onto the patterns!
Classic Pencil and Crayon Quilts
Your kids (and Grandkids) will love these lap size pencil and crayon quilts! They are fun & vibrant. Great for snuggling under while doing homework and a great stash buster too!
One of the projects that I am working on this week (and probably next week!) is updating the Designer pages on the QuiltWoman.com website. Each of our designers have their own page which can be accessed by the drop-down menu on the left-hand side of our website. The designer pages have an “About” section that gives you a brief background of our designer, whether or not they are a teacher, links to websites, facebook pages, blogs, etc. The pages also have all of their patterns listed. Which means…….I have been browsing through more of our classic patterns!
This week I also opened up an email from Andover Fabrics. They were highlighting some of their new fabric collections that are coming out soon. Of course I had to look! And look! And look! I admit I got a little sidetracked on their website.
So between my project and the email from Andover Fabrics I found two patterns and a couple of fabric lines that I wanted to experiment with.
In the last blog I talked about the pattern trends for July. It was a list of the top 20 patterns purchased during the month. In case you missed the post here is a link.
This week I wanted to highlight more of the patterns purchased by our customers. These didn’t make the top 20 last month but I definitely think that they are worth a mention.
The first pattern I am going to highlight is Strippy Whippy. I don’t know about you but I love precut fabrics….. especially Jelly Rolls! I am always looking for something fun to do with them. This pattern is definitely going to be added to my list.
This next one is purrrfect (see what I did there?) for any cat lover out there. Quick and easy to piece background using 2.5″ strips and adorable appliqued cats to complete it. Change the background up for a completely different look. In the right colors it would make a fun addition to your Halloween decor.
Finished Size: Baby/Small Child/Wall Hanging 45″ x 54″
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
This bag pattern is very popular and is a classic. Insulated, roomy tote has pockets on the outside with a wipe clean lining on the inside. Great for a picnic or bringing your frozen items home from the store. Would also make a great diaper bag.
A perfect quilt pattern for that special fisherman in your life. 26 different lures allow you to create a throw or twin quilt. You could also mix and match lures and fish by purchasing one of the Catch of the Day patterns in addition to Caught Ya!. The blocks are the same size.
During the first week of each month we are always busy with our end of the month reports and number crunching. And of course I am always looking at the top sellers and for the more unique patterns that normally get overlooked by our customers (and me!).
This week I will talk about the Top 20 for the month of July. There are some favorites that are still in the top 20 and a lot of newcomers.
The Knot Handle Reversible Tote is a roomy tote that is easy to sew, has optional pocket, and is reversible! It’s like getting two bags in one. Denims and decorator fabrics work great alone or use lighter weight cottons with interfacing.
Can’t you just hear the fire crackling while you relax at your cabin on the lake? This quilted table runner will be the perfect addition for warm, casual decorating any season. It features log cabin and evergreen tree blocks. Change the border fabric and its for Christmas!
Recreate the intricacy and depth of a woven Celtic knot with this foundation paper-pieced quilt. The shadow fabric adds depth to the over/under illusion of the weave. No applique or bias tape needed! The quilt illusion works best with non-directional fabrics, with the main color and shadow in the same color family.
Whether you make 1 or the whole construction crew you are going to enjoy putting these trucks together. It is the same process, creating each image by cutting strips, and then cutting the pieces. The shaping is done with quick corner half square triangles.
Showcase some interesting large prints or Full size templates for all 50 states are provided in the quilt pattern. Lots of fun for map lovers everywhere. Pick out novelty fabrics to match each state or use your favorite collection of batiks – there is no way to go wrong with this quilt pattern. States are raw edge appliqued.
The Twisting with the Stars pattern has directions for a Crib/Throw quilt and a Queen/King quilt plus table runners in two sizes. The pattern is Jelly Roll or Layer Cake friendly for the confident beginner. There are also bonus instructions for an “optional easy quilt.”
Finished Sizes: Layer Cake Crib/Throw: 48″ x 55″ Layer Cake Starless Table Runner: 33″ x 11″ Jelly Roll Queen/King: 96″ x 108″ Jelly Roll Starless Table Runner: 49″ x 16″
The stars in this table runner are made with four values of three different colors. This is a triangle base layout. The triangles are sewed together in rows and the rows are sewed into strips creating the table runner.
In a previous blog (Classic Pattern Redo) I talked about how fun it is to fulfill the daily orders that come in to QuiltWoman.com. I love to see the different styles and interests of our customers, and also getting the chance to look at some of our older patterns.
Looking back over June sales I have compiled a list of the most ordered patterns last month. I thought that I would share with you the wonderful variety that is peaking our customers interest.
Since there are so many different patterns that were ordered last month that I couldn’t possibly put them all in one or two blogs ….I narrowed it down to the top 20. Here is the countdown from #20 -#11. (next week I will share #10 all the way to #1!)
Make this dynamic Hunter’s Star quilt pattern with no special ruler or template. It simply starts with rectangles and it’s easy. If you are comfortable with a rotary cutter and have a good quarter inch seam you’ll be amazed at how simple it is to make a Hunter’s Star quilt.
Finished Sizes: Miniature: 15″ x 21″ Lap and Throw: 56″ x 68″ Queen / King: 92″ x 104″
Miss Midi is larger than a wallet and smaller than most purses. It has 1 outside and 3 inside secure zippered pockets with sleeves, 20 slots for credit / loyalty cards. It will hold a mini tablet and a phone. With the adjustable strap use it over the shoulder or as a cross body bag.
This fun and functional baby quilt would look cute made in any collection of fabrics. The pattern features easy to read directions and simple piecing, so the quilt goes together fast! A great go-to pattern for any baby quilts that you need to make.
Thank You Troops quilt pattern is easy to read, step by step from start to finish. This pattern has only two pattern pieces, one square and one triangle. Three different sizes to choose from. Meets Quilts of Valor size requirements.
Finished Sizes: Small Wall Hanging: 35″ x 35″ Wall Hanging: 46 1/2″ x 46 1/2″ Quilt of Valor: 58″ x 80 1/2″
This wall hanging pattern uses easy fusible applique. Bring a chicken coop and their eggs into your home! The appliqued chicken parts are mix and match, providing you a multitude of combinations to fill your coop with.
Make this tote pattern in your favorite colors. This Executive Tote will sit securely over the handle of your suitcase or carry on bag and easily fits within airlines personal item limits. Generous in size with pockets inside, it will contain everything you need for your next leisure or business trip.
While browsing the Quiltwoman.com website I saw a classic pattern that I really liked. I liked it because the pattern looked very versatile. With just a quick change of fabrics it could be used for anyone. It is called Flip Flop Dot (MD-68) and was designed by Marlous Carter of Marlous Designs.
The Flip Flop Dot pattern includes instructions for three size options: Lap/Throw, Twin, and Queen. The pattern is great for stash busting but would also work well with a layer cake.
Upon seeing Flip Flop Dot I immediately thought about the new fabric line Heavy Metal by Northcott. Heavy Metal has two colorways Pewter and Gold that will be in stores by December 2021. I couldn’t wait to “redo” Flip Flop Dot in this cool fabric.
And when it was finished I wasn’t disappointed. Of course, I didn’t stop there.
This fabric line is called Bliss Basics by Northcott.
Or how about using just two colors?
This would make a great gift quilt. Choose your recipients favorite colors, team colors, or holiday colors in solids or prints. In darker colors this makes a great guy quilt.
Even though I have worked for QuiltWoman.com for many years I still have not seen all of the patterns that we currently carry. There are just so many of them!
The bonus of working for QuiltWoman.com is getting the first peak at all of the new patterns that our amazing designers are writing and of course seeing all the new fabric lines that are soon to be released.
Also I enjoy fulfilling the daily orders from our customers. It gives me a chance to see what patterns they have found on the website and what is catching their eyes.
Here is one that was recently ordered that I had not seen before.
Although this is one of our classic patterns I thought that it would be perfect for some of the fabric lines by Northcott that are coming out soon.
Like Color Collage….
Maybe a patriotic theme like Stars and stripes.
Or perhaps one of the great Christmas fabric lines, batiks, or solids. The big blocks are great for a large print focus fabric or even space to show off your quilting skills. Really the options are endless. You just have to use your imagination.