Patterns are listed in the order they were created, with the newest ones at the top!
A border pattern with paper pieced corners that add a dramatic look to any center 16 ½” -20 ½” x 20 ½”. Use special fabric or part of a panel for the center. 3 border versions and 2 sizes of each version. Projects finish 28”-32” x 32”. Bonus placemat instructions 13 ½” x 19 ½”. Table mat and runner ideas.
Paper piecing experience assumed. Consumer draws the foundation; see supply list.
Scooch Over 1
Split the framed center and scooch it over to showcase the centers. The two sizes of frames keep your eyes moving throughout the quilt. You can build the quilt with one center fabric or many. 1 FQ will make 2 centers; it is easy to raid your collection. If you need a quick baby quilt for a gift, this is for you!
3 projects and a bonus lap size project that uses only one Block 1.
Crib 36” x 48” (cover), Large Lap 54” x 72” (cover) and Queen 90” x 96”. Blocks are 12” x 18” and we have included directional fabric tips.
Scooch Over 2
The centers are split but now there are bold columns with a shifting focus! One block, 12” x 18” creates the fun. Use FQs for these multi fabric projects: 2 centers from each FQ for the larger projects.
3 projects: Crib 36” x 48”, Large Lap 54” x 72” (cover) and Queen 90” x 96”.
The bonus projects are a mini version of the block, 6” x 9” and those centers can be cut from the leftovers of the large blocks or your scrap bag or F8s or other precuts.
Wall 31” x 40” or a crib sized project 40” x 52”. Directional fabric tips included.
The pattern includes 2 block sizes, 18” with a 12” center or 13.5” with a 9” center, perfect for pre-cuts.
There are 3 quilts in each block size. 18” block: 36” x 36”, 54” x 72”, 90” x 108”.
13.5” block: 27” x 40.5”, 40.5” x 54” black/white on cover, 54” x 67.5” black/bright on cover.
Two very different layout options as seen on the cover.
Create a fun border for panels or yardage using our Inventive Curved Cutting technique. This is rotary cut and machine stitched …a freehand cut that swoops and undulates, framing the center but not overwhelming.
The pattern includes a Tutorial page to walk you through the technique and give you the confidence to become a quilter with curves. Centers are panels 24” x 44” or yardage of ½ yd. and ¼ yd.
3 different border looks that all finish 34-35” x 51-54”.
A great project for using what you have! Each FQ or ¼ yd. will make 2 – 10” blocks. 4 quilt sizes:
Crib 39” x 40” cover, Lap 49” x 60” cover, Twin 69” x 90” and Queen 99” x 100”. The scrappy border on 2 sides uses the remainders from the FQs. The pattern includes an alternate border for the 3 larger sizes; still using the remainders of the FQs.
More bold drama to showcase panels (24” x 44”) or yardage. Many of the panels available are so stunning you only need to support the panel with a simple frame. We’ve added a bold diagonal to catch the eye but Diva 2 lets the panel do the talking.
You will find it easy to customize for your diva fabric in one of the three versions included.
The finished size of your project will be 34 - 37” x 53 - 55”.
: ) Wobble
A quilt with movement in many directions. The large centers going diagonally down, the small squares moving diagonally up and the partial frames making a right angle. Cut the 8 ½” centers from fat quarters, quarter yards, precuts or fabrics from your collection. The framed squares are easy to build with strip sets.
The fun is arranging the color flow.
The pattern has 4 quilt sizes and makes a 14” block.
Lap (on cover) 48” x 62” has a border, other quilt sizes are borderless. Twin (cover) 70” x 98”, Queen 98” x 98” and King 112” x 112”. The framed squares are easy to build with strip sets. The fun is arranging the color flow.
You can look good with your goods wherever you go with Destination. Use a denim or canvas weight 54” wide fabric for this one piece bag & handle and fuse some fun onto the bag surface! We like Crossroads Denim for the beautiful colors and very sew able feel. The denim has been pre-washed so there are no surprises later. The paper pattern is full size for quick and easy cutting.
The bag has a simple facing for the handles; no lining because the denim looks good on both sides and we used French seams (explained in the pattern) for the side seams to enclose the raw edges. Indulge your love of color as you choose something fun to fuse onto the bag.
The bag is 24” from the handle to 1 ½” flat bottom and 18 ½” wide. You’ll need 2/3 yd. of 54” denim or home décor weight fabric, ½ yd. of cotton for the facing and a piece of something that you can fussy cut and fuse onto the bag.
It’s the perfect gift for many – embellish with your friend’s favorite flowers or use theme fabrics for something very special.
In-Step puts the focus on the fabric as the lines continually move across and down the quilt. These projects are all about the centers; pick favorite colors or prints, accent with a dark and light strip set and enjoy the result.
There are 2 block sizes: Lap (cover) 45” x 69”, twin 72” x 87” and queen 99” x 105” use the full block size. Each FQ yields 2 centers. For the mini size block, a FQ’s yield is 4 centers and the pattern has 2 projects: a wall or table topper 36” x 40” and a generous child sized quilt, 36” x 52”. The pattern also includes the centers done with yardage. In-Step could also be a setting pattern for applique or embroidery blocks, T-Shirt projects or orphan blocks and charity sewing projects.
Make a strong statement with Concentricity. Your eyes are drawn to trace the path of the dark lines radiating out from the center. Pull the color out to the corner for a fabulous finish. The wall or table topper is 36” x 36”. The generous lap quilt is 63” x 76 ½” and can be made with or without the sashing. Create these designs with simple and easy to piece partially framed squares.
Quilts are 36” x 36” and 63” x 76 ½”.
Straight lines create an undulating shape as they echo through these projects. Make 1-2-3 blocks for the wall or the table. Bonus instructions for turning 1 block into a pillow. Can you picture 3 - 18” pillows in contrasting colors on your sofa? Made with strip sets and high contrasting fabrics.
18” x 18”, 22” x 22”, 18” x 36”, 18” x 54”.
We have always had fun with stripes here at Maple Island and we were especially excited about this fabric from Michael Miller – the Indo Ikat Collection. Very wide two color stripes that are a printed looking Ikat. The pattern includes strip sets for you to make if you can’t find a stripe that you like. The optical illusion from the dark and light is fun to see on your table or wall!
The projects are made with 60 degree equilateral triangles and they stitch up quickly. We used an 8 ½” x 24 ½” ruler with the 60 degree lines for both the strip cutting and the triangle cutting.
Start with 1 ½ yds. of a stripe, cut your strips the length of the fabric; you can make multiple projects from the yardage or use the remainder for backing.
Three projects 11” x 46”, 17” x 44”, 17” x 27”.
A dramatic and bold border pattern for a panel (24” x 44”) or a ½ yd cut of something special. The pattern includes cutting for panels that don’t quite square up to the size given. The long skinny angled cut is easy to do and the rounded corners add a surprising finish to the edges.
Nearly everyone owns a piece of diva fabric-very special and wants to stand alone but needs a bit of support to finish strong.
35” x 52” or 35” x 54”.
Another big quilt for large print fun. We’ve changed it up by mixing squares and rectangles. Blocks are 12”x12” and 12”x24”. Centers are off center of course. You can cut 2, 3, or 4 centers from each Fat Quarter or use the same fabric for all blocks. The pattern has the fabric requirements for both yardage and FQ’s. Pattern includes two layouts and five quilt sizes – wall/crib to queen.
24”x36”, 60”x72”, 96”x108”, 36”x48”, 72”x96”.
Flashback to bargello, but choose your fabrics a bit differently for an updated look. Stitches quickly and accurately with a strip set plus cut to size background pieces. The pattern includes optional instructions for using the Quilt As You Go method of quilting….when you have finished piecing your project it has been quilted and is ready to bind. Solids, prints and stripes will all create very different looks making this a fun project to explore color and value.
30” x 37”, 19 ½” x 37” and 19 ½” x 31”.
Channel your inner math geek with this fun shape that looks like it’s math symbol namesake! You can dig into your FQ collection for this project or use yardage for the lighter background. Shown on the cover is the small lap, 42” x 54” that uses 6 FQ dark and 6 FQ light and the larger lap, 51” x 72” which calls for 9 FQ dark and yardage for the background light. Prints, solids, batiks all make a great statement. Blocks are 12” x 9” and are fun to rotate to make the quilt your own design.
Four sizes, 42” x 54”, 51” x 72”, 63” x 90” twin, 93” x 108” queen.
The pattern also contains the instructions on making a duvet cover with Spark as the top of the duvet cover. Duvets are so popular right now and Spark makes it easy to create your own. There are 3 sizes of duvet covers, 2 Twin sizes (one is extra wide) and Queen.
We’ve used Pellon Down Alternative Comforters as the insert for the duvet and 108” wide backing as the back side of the duvet.
Think of how many quilt tops you have that could easily be turned into duvet covers – you could change up the look of a bedroom so quickly with a new duvet cover!
3 sizes of quilts - Lap 54” x 66”, Twin 66” x 90” and Queen 90” x 102”.
Simple piecing with strip sets, rotation of the blocks, a bold accent and a border on 2 sides make this quilt fun to do and really fun to look at. The 12” block uses a 9” center, big enough to showcase something special and also could be cut from a pre-cut 10” square. The pattern also has optional yardage for those than need the border on all 4 sides!
The pattern has 4 sizes, wall-36” x 36”, lap-48” x 60” (shown on the cover of the pattern), twin-66” x 90” and queen - 90” x 102”.
The surprising circular ends keep your eye moving across this sleek modern lap quilt and generous table mat. We’ve used a fast and fun raw edge technique to create the circular ends. The pattern has a lap quilt, 40” x 62” and a large table mat, 20” x 40”.
The pattern contains reproducible circles (3”, 4”, 6”, 8”) or you can use a circle cutting tool.
You will want to choose fabrics that hide the piecing seams to duplicate the look of the cover projects.
The table mat is great for seasonal or holiday projects.
40” x 62” and 20” x 40”.
I do quite a few one night stays visiting with my Mom and other friends and wanted a bag big enough to hold what I need for just one night. Because I always have work with me, it will hold your electronics or file folders. The bag has extra large outside pockets and inside pockets that are shallow for the phone charger or other small things. You can use 4 fabrics as shown on the cover or mix it up and use up to 7 fabrics (see gallery).
The bag is 14” wide, 16” tall and 7” deep with a fun extra wide handle that is pleated to fit on your shoulder as you go from the car to your destination.
Have a good trip!
We’ve been receiving lots of requests for a fat quarter quilt that would work with the bundles of fat quarters that come from new collections or a bundle put together from your favorite shop. Often when working with a collection there are too many mediums and not enough contrast but with the edge fabric defining the blocks there is no problem letting each fabric speak. There are 4 sizes from wall to queen. The quilt on the cover is the lap size and has a checkerboard border as does the wall size. The twin and queen do not have a border for a very modern, clean look. Yardage for the edge fabric but the rest of the quilt is all fat quarters for these 9” blocks. Many of you will be able to work from your collection at home to create this fun quilt.
Wall - 36” x 45”, Lap - 45” x 63”, Twin - 72” x 90”, Queen - 90” x 99”.
A bold, quick and easy design that can be done with just 2 fabrics plus an accent edge or one main fabric combined with multiple background pieces and an edge fabric. The blocks look like they are stacked onto each other as they move down the row. The pattern has 2 sizes, lap and queen with 10 different ways to choose your fabrics, from one row fabric, background fabric and edge up to 4 row fabrics and multiple fat quarters for the background. 9” blocks.
Lap 48” x 66” (shown on cover) or Queen 84” x 102”.
Where do you carry all those extra cards – loyalty shopping cards, gift cards and others? Mine were either on my desk at home (forgotten) or in the bottom of my bag wrapped in a large purple rubber band. The Kard Keeper is stylish storage for those extra cards. It is a little fabric pocket secured with a hair elastic. Fun to do with a tiny bit of fabric and perfect for gift giving. You can jazz them up with beads, crystals, baby ric rac or fancy stitching and trim the edges with a specialty rotary blade or pinking shears. As a mother of boys, I had no idea there were so many fun ways to secure hair or the Kard Keeper! With a small pleat on the bottom the Kard Keeper can expand to hold up to 30 cards. The pattern is a jumbo postcard, pictures on one side and instructions on the back side.
Finished size about 2 ¾” x 4 ¾”.
Ric Rac Rendezvous
I’ve been a Ric Rac fan for many years; all sizes and colors. The new maxi jumbo ric rac now available in so many colors really caught my attention. Our new Ric Rac Rendezvous table runner is fun to do and will make you smile.
It is a bit different because it uses Pellon Décor Bond instead of batting resulting in a flat but supple runner that looks like something you would find at a high end boutique. With no binding or quilting it is quickly done and perfect for all occasions, including gifting!
Two styles; make a pieced insert or use a printed stripe in place of the pieced insert. Then have fun with ric rac to finish. The pattern includes stitching tips for ric rac. Be sure and look at the gallery for more looks.
Two styles both 11 ½” x 39”.
With so many of us trying to use our previously purchased fabrics and our beloved scraps, what could be better than a multi-fabric project with bold design lines and a fun border? You can purchase Fat 8ths or Fat Quarters for the two different sizes of rectangles or you can use whatever you have – this is a project that looks great with as many different fabrics as you want to use, including the remainders of strip rolls and many different pre-cuts. The Jagged Edges of the triangles and the border segments are from an easy stitch and flip. This would be a great project to take on retreat.
There are 4 different quilt sizes, Wall - 36” x 40”, Lap (cover) - 48” x 64”, Twin (cover) 64” x 82” and Queen - 96” x 106”.
Yes, the long awaited sequel to BQ and BQ2. We’ve changed it up a little with the addition of a slightly angled 2 color side segment and a corner stone to set it off. The same things you liked about the other BQ’s is still true… large 18” blocks with a 12” center and also the half size blocks – 9”. There are 6 complete quilts: 4 quilt sizes for the 18” blocks and 2 quilts with the 9” blocks – perfect for crib and toddler sized quilts.
18” or 9” blocks and 6 quilts: wall 40” x 40”, large lap 54” x 72”, twin 72” x 90”, queen 90” x 108” in the 18” block and 32” x 41”, 41” x 50” in the 9” block size.
Gather a collection of fat quarters, cut and stitch some quick and gentle curves and you will have this eye popping quilt filled with movement. Tutorial included that teaches the cutting curves techniques: inventive rotary cut and machine stitched curves.
4 sizes: wall/crib, lap (shown), twin and queen.
Create never ending sidelines around rectangles and squares. Easy for all skill levels but complex, graphic and bold. The 4 Sidelines blocks will create many different looks. Make it mini with half size blocks. Learn to do a partial seam with the tutorial included. Use yardage or FQ’s for the centers. Wall and lap quilts and crib size with mini blocks.
Wallet & Grommet
A smaller bag for around town with a simple envelope style wallet for small items. The wallet is also perfect as an envelope for gift cards. The large snap together grommets add a trendy detail. Carry with double handles or over the shoulder one strap.
Bag 10" x 11" x 3 ½" flat bottom. Wallet: 8" x 3 ¼".
Small squares become hot shots when they seem to float on top of the blocks. Achievable fun for fat quarters or fat eighths. One Fat Quarter makes two blocks. The smaller quilts make 1 block from each Fat Quarter and the remainders could be used for pieced binding. Fat Eighths makes 1 block.
12" block and 4 sizes of quilts: wall 44" x 44", lap 47" x 59", twin 63" x 87" and queen 87" x 99".
Raid your collection of fat quarters and try this fun technique. The 12” block remains the same, the fabric and curve will change. A tutorial is included that teaches the technique for cutting and machine stitching the curves. No templates, this is inventive curved cutting that you will quickly master! The fat quarters you choose need to be at least 21" useable. In these projects, everything is used.
Table Runner: 18" x 54", Lap Quilt: 47 1/2" x 71 1/2". Fabric tips included. These projects were originally published in Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces by Debbie Bowles, which is out of print.
A great center fabric with a slightly curved border and edge combine for a light-hearted table accent. Try it seasonal, special or every day with easy to achieve curves. The technique is a simple variation of the rotary cut machine stitched inventive curve that turns you into a quilter with curves.
Runner: 14" x 30", Mat: 19" x 19".
Use the popular 2 1/2" strip rolls to create an explosion of dramatic color that combines color and value flow with unexpected design lines. Finish with an unusual border that narrows at the bottom. Choose highly contrasting multiple solids or print fabrics from a color family to create your Jam Art.
36" x 40"
Move the center squares off center and cross the frames for more big quilt fun. Easy construction and borderless for an uptempo look. Choose 18” or 13.5” blocks in two quilt sizes each and rotate for many designs. Fabric tips and 9” baby block also included.
Quilt sizes: 18” block: 12 blocks, 54” x 72” and 30 blocks, 90” x 108”.
13.5” block: 20 blocks, 54” x 67.5” and 30 blocks, 67.5” x 81”.
Combine a slender curve with straight lines to create an eye catching border for a batik panel as shown or any other special center. Learn a new variation of the Cutting curves technique; inventive rotary cut and machine stitched curves that are achievable for most skill levels. The borders work for multi sized centers: small to 18” x 18” up to 20” x 30”. Pieces finish 10” larger than the panel sizes and make stunning wall pieces or pillow tops. The fabric requirements will make 100” of 5” borders. Use a printed stripe or a pieced stripe.
Have fun with these easy to stitch little angles and watch them move the eye toward the accent squares. Choose a dark and light with good contrast for the angle block and anything goes for the framed squares. Rotate the blocks for design options. Cover quilts show variations in fabric selection and are described on page 3 with fabric tips.
Three sizes: Wall 28” x 48”, Crib 36” x 48”, Lap 48” x 68”.
Just a dark, light and one or many accents will create this eye catching maze with lines that run up, down and across your project. A large print and block rotations will produce many different designs.
5 sizes: wall quilts 44” x 32”or 22” x 28”, table runners 18” x 48”or 16” x 40” or four placemats 12” x 18”.
Over & Under
Weave raw edge strips onto a fabric base for a border that is as fun to look at as it is to do. After weaving, stitch the strips with fancy threads or decorative stitching and finish with buttons, trims or any embellishment that you can think of. Two center sizes are perfect for showcasing great fabric, orphan quilt blocks, an embellished project or even a T-shirt.
26” x 26” or 28” x 34”.
Showcase your fabrics with 18” quilt blocks featuring an off center 12” square. No inset seams and borderless for an up tempo look. Build the Big Quilt in sets of 6 blocks, choosing the number of fabrics that are perfect for your project. Pattern also includes BBQ, Baby Big Quilt with a 9” version of the same quilt block.
Pattern includes 90” x 108” 30 blocks (shown), 54” x 72”-12 blocks and 48” x 48” - 4 block wall quilt.
A generous quilted tote bag with many options for finishing and decorating. You will piece an inventive rotary cut and machine stitched curve for the handles with my achievable curve technique and create a focal band of odd shapes that will dance across the bag using one of my fun dancing techniques. Finish the bag with a turn down lining, load it up and off you go.
Flat bottom 14” x 14” x 5” or envelope style 19” x 17”.
Begin with squares and diagonal cuts. Slice, swap and use a fun raw edge idea to eliminate the seam allowances and create unusual new squares. Benartex has kitted these projects, ask your local quilt shop about the kits. Also looks great with regular stripes and large prints. Requires zigzag or decorative stitching.
Blocks are 14” and 7” and the quilts are 42” x 42” and 21” x 42”.
This 16” quilt block is similar to some versions of the Columbian Puzzle block. Choose complete pinwheels or mix the centers of some blocks. You will stitch, flip and trim then use those cutaway triangles and rickrack for a very frugal fun border. Show off fancy thread and decorative stitches on the stitched border.
42” x 42” and 58” x 74”.
Have some frugal fun as you gather those leftover pieces of binding or partial strips from other projects and make this collection quilt. Stitch and flip around an exposed center foundation adding an accent fabric that repeats to move the eyes around the quilt. Lots of fun and easy stitching!
3 different blocks, 30” x 26” and 56” x 68”.
This easy to construct 10" quilt block will give you many design options. The look can be dramatically changed with contrast and value of the four fabrics. The large quilt was made with 2 sets of block fabrics, 24 blocks of each group of 4 fabrics.
Three sizes: 37" x 37", Lap quilt 46" x 66" and Twin quilt 66" x 86"
Designed for collectors; dig into your inventory for this quilt. Stripes printed on the bias are easy fun for block edges. No templates, just one segment edged and turned to create the 12" blocks. Fat quarters may be used.
Three sizes: crib quilt 32" x 44", lap quilt 44" x 68" or queen quilt 80" x 104".
Celebrate has been a favorite for many years because it is such a fun way to use stripes and a very good way to become more comfortable with stripes. Many of you know that I’m always partial to stripes and enjoy introducing everyone to striped fun; it was well past time to update the pattern and keep the stripe fun coming. We’ve added a 2 block wall or large table topper size to the crib and lap sized quilts. There are such varied and wonderful stripes out there for us to choose for our projects. Celebrate will accommodate any type of stripe and give you quick and exciting results.
Wall/table mat 25” x 41”, Crib 36” x 48” and Lap 48” x 64”.
Begin with squares, double diagonal cut and finish with a row of dancing triangles that have the raw edges bound with decorative stitching. No templates, this is a technique I call overstitching. Easy to design your own look, make all the rows different or repeat some fabrics. This pattern is also in the book, Dancing Quilts from Straight Pieces.
Two sizes: 30" x 40" or 57" x 72".
You'll be very satisfied with yourself when these strips are snaking across your quilted wall hanging. Choose good contrast for the two fabrics. A tutorial is included that tells and shows the mechanics of this new technique for cutting and machine stitching the curves. No templates, this is inventive curved cutting and piecing that you will quickly master. Satisfaction is also in the book, Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces.
47" x 38".
12" quilt blocks that have curves going around the center, how did you do that? Choose good contrast for the three fabrics. A tutorial is included that tells and shows the mechanics of this new technique for cutting and machine stitching the curves. No templates, this is inventive curved cutting and piecing that you will quickly master. This quilt pattern is also in the book, Cutting Curves from Straight Pieces. Simply Quilts #749.
Three sizes: 32" x 32", 48" x 48" and 60" x 72".
Puzzler pieces quickly and creates a big, splashy look. Choose a bold and a quiet fabric from three color families and piece the quilt block in four fabric combinations. The wall hanging uses two fabrics plus assorted fabrics for the corner triangles.
8" blocks, three sizes: Wall quilt 38" x 38", Twin quilt 57" x 89", Queen quilt 81" x 97".
The Choices block creates a dramatic and linear look with three fabrics and one shape. The quilt blocks piece quickly and offer many options for the final quilt top design. Because the pieces are large, the design of the fabric becomes a focal point and is a great quilting project for some of the special fabrics available. A fun quilt for quilters of many skill levels.
12" blocks: 60" x 60".
Keep Out Pattern
Flipped Out Pattern
As Seen On Simply Quilts #622. Confusion is a lively piece achievable by quilters of all levels. If you can cut strips and squares, you can create Confusion! A variety of final designs are possible to make this piece uniquely your own. Piece an oversized quilt block, tilt and re-cut using the trimming for the pieced border.
6" blocks: 45" x 69".