Need a make-in-a-weekend quilt pattern? We’ve got 12 you can start right now.

One of the big trends in quilting right now is slow stitching, and it’s a good one. Mindfulness while stitching is a beautiful thing! There are times, however, when you need quilt patterns that are quick and easy to put together.

Perhaps you’re a beginner—please don’t be like my friend whose first quilt was a Mariner’s Compass—or the baby shower is next week, or maybe you just want to sew something that doesn’t require a lot of thinking (my bestie calls it “nincompoop sewing”).

Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister DesignsIn Simple Quilts from Me and My Sister Designs: Easy as 1, 2, 3 by the fabulous Barbara Groves and Mary Jacobson, you’ll find 12 simple, make-in-a-weekend quilt patterns. One of them is sure to fit the bill, whether you need a quilted gift FAST or just want something fun to sew! Quilters like you have made this fun collection of easy-peasy patterns one of our bestselling books of 2015.

Another good thing about the book? The price. Pick up a print copy for just $14.99 (with a free eBook), or get the eBook for only $9.99!
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Easy as 1 quilt
Easy as 1

Got a one-yard piece of fabric that you just can’t bring yourself to cut up? Here’s your solution! This quilt also features a terrific two-for-one four-patch technique that you’ll definitely want to use again and again. Check out this video to see how it’s done.

Easy as 2 quilt
Easy as 2

Are you a Jelly Roll hoarder collector? (Guilty!) If you are and want to use them up so that you can buy more, here’s the perfect pattern! Stay tuned for another pattern to use the other half of the Jelly Roll.

Easy as 3 quilt
Easy as 3

Another “just can’t cut it” pattern. This one takes 1 5/8 yards for the center fabric. Piano keys add an eye-catching frame for your focus fabric.

Easy as 4 quilt
Easy as 4

Here’s a great pattern for using up charm squares (again, guilty of being a “collector”). It features stitch-and-flip triangles—another good skill for your technique toolbox. This video demonstrates the technique.

Easy as 5 quilt
Easy as 5

If you’ve got some leftover strips in your scrap basket, use them up with this fun-to-make pattern!

Easy as 6 quilt
Easy as 6

Here’s your perfect holiday quilt recipe! Take twenty 10″ squares, add a print for the outer border and a print for the inner border, mix in a little good cheer, quilt, and bind!

Easy as 7 quilt
Easy as 7

More “just can’t cut it” goodness! It also gives you a great way to practice those half-square triangles (video on making those here).

Easy as 8 quilt
Easy as 8

If you have a fabric that’s printed as a stripe, then this pattern is for you! Fussy-cut strips alternate with coordinating prints and result in a quilt that’s both striking and simple.

Easy as 9 quilt
Easy as 9

Take a stack of 10″ squares (okay, I collect Layer Cakes too) or fat quarters, make some strip sets, cut them into rail fence blocks, and voilà! You have a fun and super-colorful quilt.

Easy as 10 quilt
Easy as 10

Charm squares + 3½" print strips + white sashing = fun and done!

Easy as 11 quilt
Easy as 11

Use the other half of the Jelly Roll from Easy as 2 and you have another great quilt!

Easy as 12 quilt
Easy as 12

You can use all kinds of scraps and/or precuts for this colorful little number. Everything but the squares for the stitch-and-flip triangles and the outer border is cut at 2½".

This is my last blog post for 2015. I truly enjoy writing these and I sure hope you enjoy reading them. I’d like to take this opportunity to personally wish all of our readers a Quilty Holiday Season and a Fabric-Filled 2016!

Slow stitcher, fast and fabulous, or an in-betweener? Tell us in the comments!

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