American Patchwork and Quilting

Patterns for Quilt Shops to Purchase
Here are the American Patchwork and Quilting cover patterns which are
available for shops to purchase for kits or classes.
Minimum order is 10 and VIP shops save $2 per pattern.
Please contact Nancy Singh @ 866-378-1064 or email @
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1: Storm at Sea: April 1993
At first glance, it looks as though there are curved seams in this wall
quilt. But the sense of curvature is achieved with straight seams that are
sewn at slightly different angles to each other.
96: Seven Sisters: October 1996
Seven sisters, a traditional, well-loved quilt design, seldom
gets made today because it has set-in seams. Designer Marti
Michell hopes to rekindle interest in the pattern with her
simplified version.
24: Love & a Little Lunacy: Feb 1997
A whimsical scrap quilt combines fusible appliqué
and strip piecing, speeding each step in
the assembly. Finish the colorful appliqués with
blanket stitches, either by hand or machine.
97F: Crazy Stars: April 1997
Discover the “crazy” way of making stars—no precise matching points
and no paper piecing. Just layer fat quarters, cut through all of them at
once, and shuffle the deck to easily create stunning stars. The crazy-pieced stars
in this quilt are a combination of Marie Osmond’s Blanc et Noir Fashion prints for
Quilting Treasures set off with fuchsia tone-on-tones.
29: Wild Goose Chase: December 1997
Red and white produce dramatic results
in a two-color quilt. Join rows of Flying Geese units
with triangles to make the blocks, then add sashing
and borders to create a timeless, classic quilt.
31: Beauty Everlasting: February 1998
Two gorgeous variations of this wall quilt
showcase floral appliqués and pieced sunburst
corners. Triangle sashing and borders mimic the
sunbursts, and hand embroidery adds detail.
32: Blooming Lattice: June 1998
Though it may look complex, it’s not. The
antique quilt’s blocks are simply constructed with a
Nine-Patch variation surrounded by pieced units.
Try it in two colors or a fun mix of multiple hues.
33: Gathering Leaves: August 1998
Three cheerful vines climb across a handappliquéd
quilt of 1930s reproduction prints. Learn
to appliqué using an overlay method designers
Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins prefer.
34: Scrappy Maple Leaves: October 1998
Capture the array of fall foliage in your yard with this bedsize quilt. Using a rotary cutter, you can quickly cut squares and triangles
for the Maple Leaf blocks and rectangles for the border.
35: Under the Stars: December 1998
Glowing golden stars take center stage on
the Log Cabin blocks in a charming appliquéd quilt.
A childhood verse hand-stitched around the border
warms the heart with its wishful message.
36: English Elegance: February 1999
Scraps of floral fabrics elevate the humble
Four-Patch to a new level when combined with an
elegant chintz on this bed-size quilt. Flying Geese
units in light prints compose the middle border.
37: Railroad crossing: April 1999
A turn-of-the-century color palette
inspired the fabric selection for this rich throw.
Foundation piecing ensures sharp points in the arcs,
which are appliquéd to the background fabric.
38: Colorful Cakes: June 1999
A cheerful wall hanging of Cake Stand
blocks is easily pieced. The designers’ use of more
than 70 bright fabrics transforms the traditional
blocks into a contemporary work of art.
39: Rose of Sharon: August 1999
The Rose of Sharon block is one of the
oldest patterns used in Baltimore Album-style
quilts. This pillow offers a quick study in three
Baltimore Album quilt appliqué techniques.
40: Folk Art Fun Pumpkins: October 1999
Welcome fall with fabric pumpkins on
a fun wall hanging, no carving required! Primitive
heart, star, cat, and moon appliqués in check, plaid,
and print fabrics enhance the quilt’s folk art flavor.
41: Poinsettia Table Runner: December 1999
Adorn your holiday table with festive
fabric poinsettias. The machine-appliquéd petals
and leaves, cut from multiple shades of red and
green prints, are stitched to Log Cabin blocks.
42: Annie’s Star: February 2000
Strategically placed triangles create
the illusion of a circle surrounding the center star.
A black print with celestial motifs in blue, cranberry,
and gold inspired the designer’s rich color scheme.
42: Ohio Star Mosaic: February 2000
The red and green squares in the pieced border of this quilt
echo the color palette of the diagonally set Ohio Star blocks. An elegant
pinecone print complements the gold, red, and green fabrics.
42: Little House in the Woods
Miniature houses and trees serve as Log Cabin block centers
in this cozy quilt. The radiating pattern is created by slightly varying the
43: Something to Crow About: April 2000
The folk art rooster looks as if it just stepped
off the weather vane onto this hand-appliquéd quilt.
The Nine-Patch-in-a-Square blocks are composed of
colorful prints and plaids for a scrappy look.
44: Friendship Houses: June 2000
Celebrate the bonds of friendship with
this petite wall hanging. The Schoolhouse blocks are
easily hand-pieced in sections, and red check fabrics
frame each house with a warm welcome.
45: Folk Flowers: August 2000
Vibrant solid-color appliqués burst into
bloom on a folk art quilt. Blanket-stitch the fusibleweb
shapes to a navy background, then add
a few embroidery stitches for exquisite detail.
46: Living in the Past: October 2000
An antique quilt inspired the design of this
appealing coverlet. Scrappy Ohio Star blocks and
setting squares and triangles in warm brown prints
bring a vintage flavor to the quilt.
47: Looking Back: December 2000
A passion for vintage designs led
designer Alice Berg to re-create an antique crib
quilt. The scrappy mix of prints recalls a time when
quilters had to make-do with fabrics on hand.
48: Sunshine and Shade: February 2001
Colorful reproduction fabrics shine on
a stunning throw. The project is scrappy overall ,
but designer Mabeth Oxenreider controlled the
arrangement by using only two fabrics in each block.
49: Rule the Roost: April 2001
Ready for a fun challenge? Foundation
piecing makes it possible to combine multiple tiny
fabric scraps into Crow’s Foot, Sunburst, and rooster
blocks for a top o’ the morning wall hanging.
50: Butterfly Garden: June 2001
Butterflies dance amid spring flowers on
this colorful appliquéd quilt. Take the guesswork
out of hand appliqué using an easy-to-follow overlay
method to accurately position each pattern piece.
50: Antique Monkey Wrench
Classic blocks in scrappy prints are paired with pink setting
pieces in this antique quilt. Historically, the Monkey Wrench block was
known by various names, such as Churn Dash and Shoo Fly.
51: Many Trips Around the World: August 2001
A simple square reaches new heights of
grandeur in this antique quilt. With more than 5,200
pieces, the project is a testament to the quiltmaker’s
skillful color placement and use of scraps.
52: Tropical Punch: October 2001
A colorful wall hanging includes assorted
squares, triangles, and rectangles, which offers
quiltmakers the perfect opportunity to practice and
perfect rotary cutting and basic piecing skills.
53: Limerick Log Cabin: December 2001
The graphic pattern in this antique quilt
inspired quilt historian Bettina Havig to unravel the
technique behind it. She discovered that the blocks
are a simple variation of the traditional Log Cabin.
54: Old Glory: February 2002
The grand old flag stands tall within a
primitive sawtooth border on this folk art wall
hanging. Gather a few of your fabric scraps for the
appliqués, then embroider the patriotic message.
55: Signs of Spring: April 2002
A garden of appliqués welcomes spring on
this fun wall hanging. Use the “appliquilt” method
to combine quilting and appliqué in one step, then
embellish the quilt with buttons and embroidery.
56: Fortunes in Fabric: June 2002
Challenge yourself with color placement
and this versatile pattern. Use multihued fabrics for
a vibrant impact, or select a simpler palette with
varied patterns and textures for a subtle effect.
57: Bali Ho: August 2002
Black sateen sets off a wave of brilliant
color in this contemporary twist on the traditional
Old Maid’s Puzzle. Using light prints in the small
triangle-squares creates a star-in-a-star effect.
58: Simplicity: October 2002
A cheerful flowering vine encircles red
Churn Dash blocks and gold setting squares on a
traditional throw. No-fuss appliqués and simple
block assembly make this a great beginner project.
59: Winter Skies: December 2002
The background and trees on this
intricate-looking quilt are actually composed
entirely of strips. Hundreds of white-button
snowflakes drift across the blue winter sky.
60: Red Double X: February 2003
Multiple red and cream prints add
warmth and charm to a classic quilt pattern.
Complete the look with a pair of coordinating
accent pillow patterns also included.
61: Wild Roses: April 2003
Add exquisite details to this quilt’s rose
petals, buds, and leaves using common machineappliqué
stitches. Garden-inspired shades of red
and green fabrics make this work of art come to life.
62: Simple Tribute: June 2003
Traditional Log Cabin blocks are joined
with easy-to-piece star sashing for an all-American
quilt. For speed and accuracy, rotary-cut the strips,
then stitch them in sequence to make each block.
63: Lone Star and Stripes: August 2003
Plaids and stripes dazzle against a navy
flower-appliquéd background. Create the star’s
radiating pattern with carefully planned strippiecing,
then join the star points with set-in seams.
63F: Feedsack Patches: August 2003
If you’re wishing to master machine piecing,
is Darlene Zimmerman’s quilt of squares
is the perfect place to begin.
64: Shades of Autumn: October 2003
Autumn appliqués are a perfect match for an
easy-to-piece quilt. The Nine-Patch blocks and
border triangles are quick to assemble with strip
piecing. Blanket-stitching completes the look.
65: Classic Two-Color Treasure
This vintage red-and-white quilt uses
just two fabrics for the star blocks, background, and
binding. Make the blocks using set-in seams, and
showcase quilting stitches in the setting pieces.
66: Shimmer: February 2004
Two different stars create the twinkling
effect that dances across this richly hued quilt.
Careful fabric placement makes for a planned, yet
wonderfully scrappy appearance to the quilt.
67:Tulip Fancy: April 2004
Celebrate spring all year long with a
lovely appliqué quilt strewn with tulips. Use a
starching method to flawlessly prepare the shapes,
then machine- or hand-appliqué them in place.
67F: Diamonds are Forever: April 2004
Squares and triangle-squares join forces to create
the diamond pattern that appears on this warm and cozy quilt.
Although dark and light fabrics are used randomly, deliberate
rotation of the blocks is the secret behind the striking design.
68: Town Square Picnic: June 2004
Blue check and vibrant red fabrics steal
the show on this quilt. Sharpen your rotary-cutting
skills while you strip-piece block centers, trim the
corners, and add triangles for a crisp, finished look.
69: Peekaboo Redwork: August 2004
Red-and-white patchwork provides crisp,
clean frames for redwork stitchery in this delightful
crib quilt. Trace each design with a fine-point pen,
then simply cover the lines with stem stitches.
70: Prickly Stars: October 2004
A classic pattern yields star-studded results.
Every Feathered Star block is made from different
fabrics, perfect for using a multitude of scraps. Or,
make uniform stars by limiting your fabric choices.
71: American Toile: December 2004
A toile print adds charm as the background
of star-within-a-star blocks. Adding to the intricate
overall design, more stars emerge in the pieced
sashing and extend into the pieced borders as well.
72: Sailor’s Voyage: February 2005
Wine-red sashing frames the blue and
pink stars in this antique quilt, which is based on a
variation of the Sailor’s Joy block. The blocks are
constructed using curved seams and set-in piecing.
73: Antique Log Cabin: April 2005
Simple and versatile, the Log Cabin block
has become a timeless design. This antique quilt was
made in the late 1800s using shirtings and prints in
shades of pink, blue, green, and brown.
73: Buggy Wheels: April 2005
Simple squares and triangles form the “wheels” on
this easy, single-block quilt from Buggy Barn
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday.
74: Oh My Stars: June 2005
This red, white, and blue quilt salutes
summertime with two classic blocks—LeMoyne Star
and Irish Chain. Practice setting in seams when you
join the diamond pieces for each patriotic star.
75: Circle Upon Circle: August 2005
Perfect for practicing curved piecing,
this quilt features an Improved Nine-Patch block, a
design that became popular in the early 1930s. It
includes a vibrant mix of colors and prints.
76: Pumpkin Patchwork: October 2005
Halloween-print star blocks and diagonal
borders swirl around a scrappy seasonal throw.
Choose novelty prints in any theme—this is a great
opportunity to dig into your fabric stash.
77: Vintage Stars: December 2005
The bright yellow print in this circa 1900
quilt provides a pleasant backdrop for the colorful
pieced stars. Diagonally-set blocks are easily
constructed with simple squares and rectangles.
78: Garden Blooms: February 2006
A sampler of appliqué flowers lets you
practice your needle-turn skills. For accurate
placement every time, learn the overlay method that
designers Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins use.
79: Walled Garden: April 2006
This scrappy, fat-quarter friendly quilt
offers a great way to use up your fabric stash. And a
pieced border made from blocks (rather than strips)
makes assembling this quilt easier.
80: Scrappy Stars: June 2006
Bits and pieces of red, black, and ivory fabrics
from her scrap bag combined with her love of
traditional blocks inspired designer Carrie Nelson
to create this stash-busting throw.
81: Endless Summer: August 2006
The classic color combination of blue
and white has never looked fresher! Showcase your
favorite array of batiks for a quilt and pillowcases
duo that’s as cool as a summer breeze all year round.
82: Harvest Moon: October 2006
A bevy of Halloween novelty prints
are the stars on a bewitching throw-size quilt.
Try favorite sports prints, animal prints or other
themed fabrics that suit your quilt’s recipient.
83: Be Merry: December 2006
Step away from traditional holiday
color combinations with this bright, seasonal wall
hanging. The fusible appliqué design comes together
quickly, leaving you more time for festivities.
84: Fresh Tradition: February 2007
Showcase a collection of your favorite
fabrics, whether vintage or new, with a fast, simple
quilt. In the spirit of the thrifty 1930s, mix in pieces
from your scrap basket to add more variety.
85: Spice Market: April 2007
A blend of spices was the impetus behind
this simple, yet stunning throw that uses shades of
four colors. Strip-piecing makes it easy to assemble
the quilt top of geometric shapes in no time.
86: Modern Mix: June 2007
Modernize a traditional Hourglass block
with batiks and seemingly random strip sets. Look
closely and you’ll see that there is indeed rhyme
and reason behind the blocks in this energetic quilt.
87: Cottage Charm: August 2007
Attention-getting appliqué combines
with pieced blocks on this generous throw-size quilt.
If vintage charm is the look you’re after, choose
1930s reproduction prints, as this designer did.
88: Simply Bewitching
Traditional blocks and a stash-busting
assortment of novelty prints magically combine into
a spook-tacular throw. How much stash can you use?
The designer used more than 120 different fabrics!
89: Christmas Remembered: December 2007
Columbian Puzzle blocks on an antique
quilt intrigued designer Lila Scott. Her modern-day
interpretation uses reproduction prints, offering a
softer alternative to the traditional holiday palette.
89: Season’s Greeting: December 2007
Hang this drawstring bag on the front door to welcome
visitors or use the woodsy delight inside to collect holiday cards.
89: Call Me Crazy: December 2007
This crisp white-and-blue quilt features
improvisationally pieced blocks set in structured rows.
90: Past & Present: February 2008
Use the strong graphic prints of the 1800s in this
easy-to-piece contemporary quilt. Dark blue and neutral-color
reproduction prints in a wide range of hues, scales, and
geometric patterns take us back to the Civil War era.
91: Dandelion Wishes: April 2008
Scattered appliqué flowers dance across a pieced
field of fabric for a throw that beckons spring.
91F: Two of a Kind: April 2008
Using the same pattern reminiscent of a Card Trick block,
a mother-and-daughter design team created two quilts that
reflect their individual styles.
91F: Chevron Table Runner: April 2008
Fabrics are from sue Zipkin’s mulberry
collection and lydia Quigley’s remember me line,
both for clothworks.
92: Big Block Beauty: June 2008
Inspiration often comes in the most unlikely forms. Crates
of tomatoes at the designer’s local farmer’s market inspired
this quilt’s robust color scheme.
92F: Sweet Retreat: June 2008
Treat yourself to a room makeover complete with a
pieced coverlet in flirty florals, dainty checks, and
pretty prairie points.
93: Peppermint Patty: August 2008
Reproduction prints from the1850s in bubble gum
pink and chocolate brown team up perfectly for a
scrappy bed-size quilt.
93: Towel with a Twist: August 2008
Spot some kitchen towels too cute to dry dishes with?
Stitch them together and add handles tonight—tomorrow you’ll
find friends clamoring for your new handbag.
93F: Bold Sunburst Runner
Use a 3-D fabric-folding technique to make stunning
Sunburst blocks with ease—and with perfect points.
This table runner features the Fiesta collection from
Blank Quilting.
94: Feels Like Fall: October 2008
Mark’s autumn’s arrival with a scrappy wall hanging of Flying
Geese and pieced pumpkins. It’s a great way to use up some of
your stash.
94F: Kids’ Strippy Quilt
For a quick-and-easy quilt, utilize prints, panels, and
border prints from The Very Hungry Caterpillar
collection by Eric Carle for Andover Fabrics. Use the
large-scale prints to fill big areas, fussy-cutting the
prints to highlight graphic images.
95: Fly Away Home: December 2008
The simple Flying Geese unit can indeed soar in style. The
color of each unit in this scrappy throw dictates its flight
95: Chimney Charmers
Festive foundation-pieced trees adorn a pair of stockings.
Make several in seasonal colors to decorate your mantel.
96: So Many Snowballs: February 2009
Snuggle up with snowballs? It’s possible when they’re
Snowball blocks made of reproduction 1890s shirting
96F: Simple Squares & Bars
Editor Jill Abeloe Mead made her version of Zen
using Kaffe Fassett’s shot cottons for
Westminster Fabrics. “The warp and weft
threads of these solids are different colors,
giving the fabrics greater depth than you might
expect,” Jill says.
97: Pink Lemon: April 2009
Stars created with a spirited mix of prints and tone-on-tones
are sprinkled among a rosy Irish chain of Double Four-Patch
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98: Pick & Choose: June 2009
Fabric bits and pieces are everywhere in this quilt,
including the sashing, borders, and binding. You'll
love digging into your stash to come up with just
the right mixture. The sashing may look
complicated, but actually is simple—just combine
fabric strips, then trim to fit.
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99:Rhythm & Blues
Think the blocks in this quilt are set
diagonally? Take a closer look and you’ll
discover two simple block designs straight-set
in a cleverly planned color arrangement.
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100: Holiday Sparkle
Fussy-cut a beautiful fabric to star
in the center of gemlike quilt blocks. Choose a holiday print
with metallic touches for a throw that really shines.
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