Back to school? You’ll love these 4 weekend-worthy quilts (+ sale!)

We-love-a-sewing-weekendIs your town back to school already—or are the kiddos heading back soon? For many quilters, that can mean a long wait for precious sewing time to arrive . . . on the weekend!

If you’re waiting for your next weekend sewing splurge, now’s a great time to devise a quick plan. Hmm . . . fabric, thread, machine needles, check. Sewing machine purring? Check. Rotary cutter’s sharp, mat’s scrap-free, and you’re ready to roll. Oh, wait—you need some fast and easy quilt patterns to make the weekend complete! We’re here to inspire you.

We scoured our books about quick quilts and chose four speedy, satisfying projects you can easily whip up in a weekend’s time. So get inspired to plan next weekend’s sewing celebration right now!

Easy Weekend QuiltsEasy Weekend Quilts

It’s a whole book dedicated to weekend quilters! This go-to collection features a dozen projects that are ideal for retreats, gift giving, and charity quilts too. We chose this 1, 2, 3! design by Amy Ellis as our weekend-worthy quilt from the book—simply choose two prints per block and off you go to cut and sew. Includes instructions for baby-, lap-, and twin-quilt sizes.
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1, 2, 3! quilt by Amy Ellis

See 11 more quilts from Easy Weekend Quilts >

Skip the BordersSkip the Borders
Julie Herman

Borderless quilts are big—it’s a smart way to save time. Plus, border-free quilts look fresh and pretty too! Julie shares 15 of her fun quilts in Skip the Borders, and one of our favorites is White Stars. With giant 16″ blocks and a materials list that calls for a dozen fat quarters, you’ll clear out your stash fast. (Don’t miss Julie’s helpful section on bindings, which can make or break a borderless quilt.)
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White Stars quilt by Julie Herman

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Take 5 Fat QuartersTake 5 Fat Quarters
Kathy Brown

Kathy is well known for her speedy sewing techniques; her six popular books on the subject prove it. We Love Kathy’s Meet Me in the Middle quilt below. With just 24 half-square triangles made two at time, you’ll breeze through the construction of this fat-quarter friendly project (it’s true—you’ll only need five, plus 1⅓ yards of a solid color).
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Meet Me in the Middle quilt by Kathy Brown

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Simple StyleSimple Style
Sara Diepersloot

We’ll bet you could piece TWO quilt tops from Simple Style this weekend! Sara’s quilts use big pieces—mostly squares and rectangles—that allow your fabrics to take center stage. Pick your favorites to make the quilt on the cover, called Batik Squares. Combine lots of color with super-simple sewing for a weekend-worthy, WOW effect!
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Batik Squares by Sara Diepersloot

See 19 more quilts in Simple Style >

What’s your current sewing routine—on weekends, on weeknights, or anytime you can squeeze a little time in? Tell us in the comments!


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