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 popular author and a cofounder, with Connie Tesene, of the famed Country Threads Quilt Shop. Although officially retired from the quilt-shop business, Mary and Connie stay in touch with former customers through the Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog, with farm news that includes quilting, gardening, homemaking, and pets. Mary keeps busy by caring for her animals, tending many houseplants and succulents, and playing piano at church.Contact Mary Etherington
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Since closing the Country Threads quilt shop in 2014, Connie has enjoyed the luxury of time--time for gardening, babysitting, volunteering, traveling, reading, and of course, quiltmaking. She and her husband, Roy, still live in the home where they raised their three boys. It's a wonderful house with an extensive garden. Connie and Mary stay in touch with former customers through the Country Threads Chicken Scratch blog, with farm news that includes quilting, gardening, homemaking, and pets. Connie would like to be remembered as a maker of pies, quilts, gardens, art, fun, and a cozy home.Visit Connie's website
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