Fast quilts to make your New Year fun (+ sale!)

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’Tis the season for racing through Christmas-gift sewing, but 2016 will be here before we know it! Take a breather from the holiday hubbub to gather ideas for fun and quick quilting projects to kick off your New Year.

Whether you’re looking for something new and challenging or something speedy and easy to finish, the four eBooks on sale today are packed with irrestible projects to add to your 2016 “to-sew” list.


Paper-Pieced Mini QuiltsPaper-Pieced Mini Quilts

Mini quilts are a wonderful use for your smallest scraps, not to mention how addictively fun they are to make. Paper-Pieced Mini Quilts features 17 adorable mini paper-pieced projects. If you’ve never paper pieced, a brand new year is the perfect reason to give it a try! A mini quilt is a great place to start, and you’ll be delighted with the technique’s speed and accuracy. The charming Shoofly Mini quilt finishes at just 7″ x 8½". How sweet!
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$16.95 $10.17 this week only


American Doll QuiltsAmerican Doll Quilts: 16 Little Projects that Honor a Tradition

In the mood for more cute minis? American Doll Quilts has 16 sweet and fast quilts to make. Author Kathleen Tracy also provides a fascinating look into the history of doll quilts in America from 1776 through the Civil War, Depression Era, and World War II. Prairie Quilt is a lovely example of the simple quilts young pioneer girls learned to sew.
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House PartyHouse Party: Coordinated Quilts and Pillows

Could your home use a new look for the New Year? Freshen up your decor with the pretty coordinated projects in House Party. Each set of projects includes a quilted pillow and matching small quilt that would look fantastic as a wall hanging, living room throw, or at the foot of the bed. The Spring Baskets set uses a quick string-piecing technique, and the cheerful theme will also remind you that warmer weather is on the way.
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Twice as NiceTwice as Nice: Quilts with Scrap-Saving Bonus Projects

Twice as Nice includes lots of great options for updating your decor. Each quilt is accompanied by a coordinating small project that you can make with the scraps from the main quilt. The Split Pea Soup set includes a dazzling table runner and mini quilt that would look splendid in a kitchen or dining room, and their small size makes them quick to piece and finish.
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What will be your first project of 2016? Something quick and easy or new and challenging? Tell us in the comments!

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9 Comments (leave a comment)

  • A fellow rctq member and I are heading up a HUG quilt for San Bernadino County [CA]. I get to receive the donated blocks and put the top together. She is quilting it. Together we will present it to [probably] the Board of Supervisors/CEO of the county.

    What a wonderful gesture, Ginger, it will surely be appreciated. We’d love to see the finished quilt and share it with our readers, if you’d like to send a photo (jenny@martingale-pub.com). Thank you for sharing. –Jenny

    —Ginger on December 14, 2015
  • I will quilt the top I made for our guest room bed.

    —DebrafromMD on December 14, 2015
  • Hope to finish a quilt for my son started over ten years ago

    —Esther on December 14, 2015
  • I found a window cling picture of a dragon on Pinterest…..I’m going to enlarge it and turn it into an appliqued quilt….I’m going to take my husband to the fabric store with me so he can pick out the color for the dragon…..so far I have the dragon traced out….marked with with pieces are appliqued and background…and a yes from my husband on picking out which fabric…..what a great start for a new quilting year…..

    —Darlene Krystal on December 15, 2015
  • Thank you for a great year of reading, enjoy it each month. This January, four of us quilters are getting together to finish a Quilt of Honor" for our Veteran’s Pavilion "quiet room" We will present it to the home in February 2016.

    —Helen on December 18, 2015
  • I am working on finishing what I have started plus a sprinkling of new projects. Oh, my….why do I start new things before the old ones are finished?

    —Sue Smith on December 18, 2015
  • http://www.MERRYMAYHEM.COM case #139 Blowin’ in the Wind mystery quilt on New year day will be my first quilt to put together. Mayhem always has quick, fun day lap quilts. The precutting is posted on her web page now. Which will make you able to make the quilt in a few hours. Starts at 10:00. I have made her last five New year day quilts. The pattern is only given for free New Years Day.

    —Linda Christianson on December 18, 2015
  • Right now something quick and easy would be new and challenging. It’s been 15/20 years since last quilt project. Big hiccup in life and now is time to organized life…needing to decide if fabric and batting stays for creating or if it goes.

    Tabitha D. Bezalel on December 23, 2015
  • Oh that darn New Year’s resolution! I’ve promised to finish two projects before I can start another new one. But don’t worry, I’ve got plenty in mind………..

    —Mary Smith on December 29, 2015

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