[Please note: this giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Sherry S., winner of the fat quarters and quilting book! Thanks to everyone for participating!]
Don’t you just love precut fabrics? It’s so nice to have the cutting taken care of, so you can focus on the design and sewing of your quilt top. We all have busy lives and try to fit in sewing time when we can, so anything that makes it possible to sew more and prep less is welcome.
This philosophy was a guiding principle as we put together our most recent special issue, Best Weekend Quilts (It’s shipping to newsstands as I am typing this, so look for it soon at your favorite local quilt store, book store or at the Quilt & Sew Shop!). We selected 30 patterns that make the most of your time, using precut fabrics, quick piecing techniques and large modern blocks that will sew up quickly. Some of the larger quilts probably would take longer than a weekend to complete, but you can make significant progress on it. So while your satisfaction in completing it is not exactly instant, it is imminent.
The staff at Quilters Newsletter will stand behind the weekend quilt concept, as later this month we will all select a different pattern from the issue and see how far we get with it in a weekend or two, and we’ll document it all on our blog. I, for one, am looking forward to it! I have my pattern and fabric picked out and everything.
Which makes me realize that one of you might need some fabric to make your weekend quilt! And if your quilt shop doesn’t have the Best Weekend Quilts issue in stock yet, you might need something to tide you over till you can get it. So, one lucky winner will receive a selection of 24 fat quarters of the Simply Imagine collection from Red Rooster Fabrics, along with a nice book called Quilting With Fat Quarters: 17 new patterns from the staff at That Patchwork Place (That Patchwork Place, an imprint of Martingale, 2012).
For a chance to win this awesome prize package, enter a comment below before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 7th, MST. One comment per person, please. If your comment needs moderation please don’t comment again, we promise we will approve it if it was typed before the deadline. Open to those who have not won anything from Quilters Newsletter in the past 90 days. (Also, we’d love to see what the winner does with the fabric!)
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