In this issue of Fons & Porter’s Quilting Quickly, you’ll find 15 fresh projects that use those timesaving pre-cuts you’ve been admiring from afar. Got colorful 2½” strips? We’ve got you covered with Whisp, Takes Two to Tango, Chloe’s Closet and 4 more eye-catching quilts. Make Bev Getschel’s adorable Naptime quilt for a new baby. Turn 10” squares into fun throws for Pinwheel Party and Greek Wedding. And so much more!
Plus, our efficient Sew Easy Lessons—including how-to’s for Quick Triangle-Squares and Quick Flying Geese—provide tips and guidance to make these projects a breeze.
Take a peek through all the pages, pick a pattern or two, and grab some pre-cuts—it’s definitely time for some spring stitching!
Table of Contents
- Pre-Cut Primer
- Sew Easy Lesson: Cutting Half-Square Triangle Units
- Sew Easy Lesson: Quick Triangle-Squares
- Sew Easy Lesson: Quick-Pieced Flying Geese Units
- Sew Easy Lesson: Wing Clipper Flying Geese Units
- Sew Easy Lesson: Trimming Album Cross Blocks
- Sew Easy Lesson: Adding a Hanging Sleeve
- Sew Easy Lesson: Binding
- Sweet & Blue: Sue Pfau has designed a quilt to make perfect use of some beautiful print 10″ squares.
- Takes Two to Tango: You need two collections of strips to make this sassy design—because it takes two to tango!
- Table Talk: Fons & Porter editor Diane Tomlinson uses one of her favorite blocks to make this table runner. Cutting the blocks to size is a snap using the Album Cross Tool.
- Chloe’s Closet: Put colorful pre-cut strips to use in this quick-to-piece, charming throw.
- Whisp: Pinwheels are fun in any print and in any colors! This easy design, using vivid prints that contrast with bold solids, is innovative and classic at the same time.
- A limited number of Wild Nectar Jelly Rolls are available for this project.
- Nursery Rhymes: This trendy design is based on rectangular blocks. Varying the background fabric in each block visually separates the blocks and gives each a contrasting background.
- Pinwheel Party: These blocks are all the same—they just look different because of value placement. The secret is making some Flying Geese Units with bright geese and some with bright skies.
- Secrets of Machu Picchu: Krystal Jakelwicz’s quilt has the look of on-point blocks and lots of triangles, but the quilt is actually made up of simple square blocks. (Whew!) This unique fabric line features Inca-inspired prints with a modern twist.
- Cherry Street: Are these cherry blossoms? Do they remind you of springtime on the street where you grew up? With quick techniques, these blossoms are so easy, you can make a quilt bloom with any spring memory you please!
- Take a Spin: Deb Finan designed this lively quilt using 2½” strips. While it’s a simple block, it’s still an interesting one.
- Greek Wedding: Clever cutting is the secret behind Colleen Tauke’s batik beauty.
- Naptime: You’ll flip over this fast-to-make nap quilt. Simple flip-and-sew techniques make easy work of this complicated-looking pattern.
- Farm Table: Set a pretty table with this adorable runner in prints featuring barnyard animals. Our instructions make assembling the stars simple.
- Smoke & Fire: Jayne Vaughan combined shades of gray and black with bright red in this dynamic throw. Strip piecing using pre-cut strips makes construction go quickly.
- Tabletop Charm: Get a jump on spring with pretty prints in fresh clear colors. You’ll use this table runner straight through to fall.