Patriotic quilts do double duty (+ flash sale!)

Let this holiday weekend inspire you to make quilts that you can display during patriotic days throughout the year!

Bound for Glory flash sale

Nancy J. Martin’s Bound for Glory has never been offered at this low price before. You can download it now for just $4.00.

Think the classic quilt patterns in Bound for Glory can only come out to play on Independence Day? No way! You can display these quilts on:

4th of July • Presidents’ Day • Memorial Day
Veterans Day • Flag Day

Plus, you can stitch these quilts as gifts for armed-services members, for Quilts of Valor recipients, and for other charities of your choice.

But the quilts in Bound for Glory are even more versatile—below you’ll discover “double duty” ways to use them again and again.

Union quilt “UNION”

Novelty prints in the center of each block—Nancy’s blocks feature children waving American flags—give this timeless design a patriotic spin.

Double-duty design: Switch to a simplified red-and-white or blue-and-white color scheme for a crisp, clean style that you can display all year long.
“PAPER PINWHEELS”
= make in a weekend!

Stick with traditional red, white, and blue in this design, perfect for picnicking at the park, sunset watching on the beach, or cuddling under by the campfire.

Double-duty design: Envision this pattern in red, white, and green—for Christmas snuggling!
Paper Pinwheels quilt
Carrie Nation quilt “CARRIE NATION”
= make in a weekend!

Simple squares and strip-pieced four-patch units combine in an Irish Chain style beauty.

Double-duty design: Choose six fat quarters each of two different colors, pair with a neutral background, and voila!—you have a simple, sizeable (48″ x 72″) go-to pattern to make for just about any occasion.
“SERGEANT’S CHEVRON”
= make in a weekend!

Log Cabin style piecing and easy Pinwheel blocks make this quick quilt great for soldiers, veterans, or even Boy Scouts, as the center blocks mimic the stripes on both kinds of uniforms. Use the quilt to display military patches and awards or scout badges.

Christmas tree blockDouble-duty design: Turn the chevron blocks upside down and replace the star with a tree trunk. How’s that for a cute Christmas tree quilt?
Sergeant's Chevron quilt
Liberty Star quilt “LIBERTY STAR”

Fussy-cut patriotic motifs shine in this muted beauty, reminiscent of an antique. The design takes shape as you assemble the rows.

Double-duty design: Feature any kind of fussy-cut motifs in this pretty pattern, from baby and kid themes to holiday motifs and beyond.

How will you celebrate the holiday this weekend: at a picnic, at a parade, at a fireworks show, at home? Tell us in the comments—and here’s wishing you a happy, safe, and sewing-friendly 4th of July!

Bound for Glory flash sale


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