One of the biggest decisions when learning how to quilt is deciding what pattern to make first. You want a design that’s easy, obviously, but certainly not one that’s boring! For our newest free e-book, we’ve gathered together three of our favorite simple quilt patterns – all with the beginner quilter in mind. There are two throw quilts and a sweet baby quilt; each pattern is eye-catching with its own unique style, but all require only basic sewing skills to create. Take a peek below at the three designs:
Spectrum: If you’re looking for a quick, easy and colorful baby quilt, Spectrum is just the ticket! Designed by our Quiltmaker staff, the design makes a perfect baby shower gift and the rainbow of colors will brighten any little one’s nursery. With large fabric patches and a simple arrangement, it’s ideal for any beginning quilter. The finished size is 48″ by 48″.
Mediterranean Mosiac: Colorful quilt blocks and creative construction form this festive throw quilt designed by Diane Nagle. Three different styles of blocks are used in the design – but all three require just basic sewing skills. The quilt finishes at 67″ by 67″.
Grand Square: Karyn Ashley Smith designed this lovely throw quilt using her Crocus and Daffodil quilt block that was featured in Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, vol. 11. It’s a great introduction to making patchwork blocks and joining them together. And with just five fabrics, you can easily make it any color scheme. The pattern even includes a quilting motif that you can use when your quilt top is completed. The finished size is 52″ by 52″.
In addition to these three patterns, this free e-book also includes an extra Basic Lessons section to help you learn all kinds of beginning quilting techniques.
If you’re already an experienced quilter, this e-book is also great to have in your personal library for when you want to make a fast, easy and stylish project. Or just to have on hand to share with your new-to-quilting friends!
As an extra bonus, we’re also having a special Customer Appreciation Sale in our online shop through tomorrow (7/20/16). This annual sale is our way of thanking you for being a part of our QM family. Just use coupon code THANKU20 at checkout to save 20 percent off storewide!