Keep it simple: quilt patterns with squares (+ sale)


Quilt-patterns-with-squaresToday, we’re highlighting quilt patterns that start with the most basic of shapes—the square! All you need to get started is a stack of 5″ or 10″ squares (precuts or from your own stash—it’s your choice) and one of our sale books, and you’ll be on your way to making a fabulous quilt.

First up, we have two books by Carrie Nelson, Moda quilt designer extraordinaire and the creative mind behind Miss Rosie’s Quilt Company. Each quilt can be made in two different sizes depending on whether you start with 5″ or 10″ squares. Choose a size and ready, set, quilt!
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Schnibbles Times Two Another Bite of Schnibbles
Schnibbles Times Two and Another Bite of Schnibbles by Carrie Nelson

What is a Schnibble? According to Carrie and the Dictionary of American Regional English, this quirky little word actually means “a scrap, small bits of cloth, or leftover bits of fabric.” Perfect!
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Short Story, large and small versions, from
Schnibbles Times Two
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Roundabout, large and small versions, from
Another Bite of Schnibbles

The authors of our next two books are Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene, the former owners of the popular shop and pattern company Country Threads. Their “charming” approach to the patterns in these two books came about when charm packs started appearing in shops. Mary and Connie saw charm packs as an opportunity for their customers to break out of their fabric comfort zones and try something new.
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Country Threads Goes to Charm School Back to Charm School
Country Threads Goes to Charm School and Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene

Here’s a wonderful bit of quilting wisdom from the pages of Country Threads Goes to Charm School: ever get going on a quilt and feel less than encouraged by how it’s coming together? Me too! Mary and Connie say, “This is not the last quilt you’ll ever make. Just sew it and enjoy the process. If you don’t like it, give it away—someone else will love it.” Thanks, Mary and Connie!
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Don’t Talk with Your Mouth Full (left) and Dress for Success (right) from
Country Threads Goes to Charm School
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Order Coffee Every 60 Minutes in a Coffee Shop (left) and Identify Yourself to the Person Who Answers the Phone (right) from
Back to Charm School

Do you have a bit of quilting wisdom to share? We’d love to hear it! Tell us in the comments.


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