Have you ever bought the perfect stack of fat quarters, only to see that same bundle decorating your shelf two years later? Give stashed fabrics new life with 13 quilt patterns to make the most of your precuts! Authors Kate Carlson Colleran and Elizabeth Veit Balderrama show you the basics of how to quilt from your stash, with a special focus on color, print, and scale. Vibrant and versatile quilt patterns are tailored to precut fabric strips, squares, and fat quarters. Learn how to add additional yardage, mix different fabric lines, and design a stunning quilt from fabric you already have on hand.
Kate Carlson Colleran began quilting in 1978. A nurse, Kate met Elizabeth when they worked together at a nursing home, and they started a pattern business together in 2003. Kate lives in Centennial, Colorado with her husband Jim, and her cat Lily. Elizabeth Veit Balderrama has dabbled in quilting for 25 years. She began to incorporate quilting into her activities with nursing-home residents. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland, with her husband, Vince, and her cat, Stanley. seamslikeadream.com
Dedication Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter One: Let's Mix it Up! The Stash? Color Theory-Sort Of Chapter Two: Important Information and Nifty Techniques The Basics Bonus Tips Nifty Techniques Easy Half-Square Triangles Stitch and Flip Rotate Pressing Chapter Three: Jelly Roll Quilts Bella Down the Garden Path Sassy 16 Chapter Four: Charm-Pack Quilts Plain Jane Line Dance Picturesque Bits 'n Blocks Chapter Five: Fat-Quarter Quilts Wayne's Quilt Dance Party Mediterranean Mosaic My Favorite FQ Runner Chapter Six: Border Quilts How to make your quilt bigger by adding borders Big Wayne Gardenesque Chapter Seven: Gallery About the Authors