Patch Pals Border Swap

When we introduced the Patch Pals Collection in our Jan/Feb ’11 issue, we wanted these playful characters to be easy-to-piece and simply made from squares and a few triangles. The crib quilts in this collection are all the same size and their borders are interchangeable, making it easy to customize your project. These quilts make great baby or shower gifts for the special little one in your life.

Here are Beary Patch, Quack Patch and Ruff Patch as they were originally patterned. Kits for all of these Patch Pals can be found at

Beary Patch, Jan/Feb ’11

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Quack Patch, Mar/Apr ’11

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Ruff Patch, May/June ’11

For added inspiration, here are some border and color options to spark your creativity!

Check out this adorable panda bear using the border from Ruff Patch. The bear uses the exact same pieces, just colored differently.

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And how about this cheery duck with a vibrant Beary Patch border?

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You can customize Ruff Patch to match your favorite canine friend. This brown dog romps in the green grass using the border from Quack Patch.

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Here’s a sneak peek at the borders for the next two Patch Pals. Can you tell what animals our next pals will be?

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We love to see quilts that you make using Quiltmaker patterns. Post a photo at Quilters Club of America and tag it with Quiltmaker Show & Tell for a chance to win great prizes like fabric bundles and new quilting books as part of our First Friday Show & Tell ongoing giveaway!

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