If you are in need of a quick quilt as a holiday gift, start with preprinted panels and end with creative quilts. This issue features four unique ways to use quilt panels, including the exclusive Disney Princess Dreams. Quick piecing is accomplished in one Patch Wonders—two clever designs from simple shapes. Need a little holiday accent for your home? The Warm & Toasty mug rug would be a cheerful addition.
Let’s preview some quilts!
Twinkling Bright, designed by Diane Harris
On the Cover: to make Twinkling Bright you only need to know how to make the easy Baby Windmill block in different variations to create this scrappy, vibrant Christmas tree throw quilt by Diane Harris for your home this season.
Full House, designed by Karen Bialik
The boat is ready to set sail, but we’re waiting for you! This fast, fun project uses a bright and happy panel with a Noah’s Ark theme, surrounding it with a series of brightly colored borders. Karen’s design cleverly uses the whole panel, along with coordinating prints.
Moody Views, designed by Gigi Khalsa
Don’t have a view of a bustling cityscape? Make one! It’s easier than ever to change the view out of the window with this easy, fun and fast pattern. Easy cutting and sewing turn a simple panel into a view to enjoy forever. This pattern includes tips for adapting the project for any size panel. Quilt kits and quilt backing available while supplies last.
Zigzag Squares, designed by Jean Nolte
Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a quilter looking for a quick, scrappy project, this fat quarter quilt by Jean Nolte is one everyone can make. Select a variety of prints and textures to make the zigs and zags in this large 54″ x 72″ throw really pop. Quilt kits available while supplies last.
Disney Princess Dreams, designed by Jean Nolte
Everyone’s favorite Disney princesses have come together as one bed-size quilt full of color, fun and royal sparkle! Jean Nolte’s pretty twin quilt features a princess print panel exclusive to F+W Media, along with heart blocks and an explosion of color. Your favorite princess will be so warm and cozy as she dreams big! Quilt kits and quilt backing available while supplies last.
Merry Making, designed by Carolyn Beam
For this cheerful throw inspired by the trend of Ugly Christmas Sweater parties, Carolyn Beam added stitch-and-flip corners to the basic blocks to easily create a secondary design centered around the sashing posts. The pattern includes tips on using a design wall and how to use directional fabrics with quick-piecing techniques.
The Quilting Company Team