Cut 5" squares from your favorite fabrics or use charm packs and stitch a quilt today--it's that easy! Each scrumptiously scrappy quilt pattern is shown in two versions: one made with precut charm squares, and another created with scraps of fabric cut into 5" squares.
- Take your pick of 18 irresistible small and wall quilts in a variety of styles, from traditional to more modern
- See scrappy quilts in a new light, whether you prefer working with precuts or cutting your own fabric--try it both ways!
- You'll feel a sense of accomplishment when you quickly finish quilt after beautiful quilt; experimenting is easy and encouraged
When you're shopping at quilt stores, 5in charm packs can be enticing, but when you buy them, do you know what to do with them? Mary and Connie have the answer for you with 18 designs ranging from traditional to more modern. Use up those precut charm-square packs or cut fabric from your stash to make the designs. Each design shown is made using fabrics from the authors' stash and then a second version using a precut pack.
Mary Etherington is a cofounder, with Connie Tesene, of the famed Country Threads Quilt Shop and a popular author. While officially retired from the quilt-shop business, Mary stays in touch with former customers through the Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog. She keeps busy by dog sitting, caring for her animals, tending many houseplants and succulents, playing piano at two churches and a care center, and sewing every single day.Visit Mary's website
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Since retiring in 2014 I have enjoyed the luxury of time--time for gardening, babysitting, volunteering, traveling, reading, feathering my nest, and sewing. My husband, Roy, and I still live in the home where we raised our three boys; it's a wonderful house but it is also 120 years old and always seems to need a remodeling project. I have an ambitious plan for a large gardening project in the spring and I can hardly wait to get that dirt under my fingernails. I'd like to be remembered as a maker of pies, quilts, gardens, art, fun, and home. What more could one ask out of life?Visit Connie's website
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