Autumn Table Runners and Table Toppers

Don’t you just love the fall colors. Bring them inside with table runners.

Fall Table Quilt



Fall Table Quilt from Kathie’s Kreations measures 26″ square.  Use reproduction prints in several shades of autumn colors with a neutral, warm background, or go for the splash with bold batik autumn colors.



Pumpkin and Dresden Plate



Fall Into Winter offers two table runner patterns.  The Dresden pieces for the winter pattern are pre-cut and included!


candy corn table runner




Paper pieced candy corn and buttoned down 3D triangles combine to make A Corny Runner.  Perfect for the season!  Finished runner measures 14″ x 25.25″


fall or autumn quilt




Medley of Leaves looks like a beautiful piece of art, doesn’t it?   Make this one as colorful or as subdued as you like and it will be an eye catcher either way.  Use as a table topper or as a wall hanging.



Check out the rest of the table runners…. there are eight pages of them!  Some are seasonal, some are not but can be made seasonal by the choice of fabric.

The Quilt Branch Books Discounted!

Until November 1st, all quilting books by The Quilt Branch are available for 10% off! We all love our patterns, but books offer so much more.   Except in the case of larger, more complicated patterns (like samplers or intricate piecing), most quilt books contain several patterns.  You will also benefit from the designer’s experience as the author/designer ofter shares helpful tips and shortcuts for the piecing process, suggestions for fabric selection, and sometimes even quilting ideas instead of the dreaded ‘quilt as desired’.

The Six Halves Make a Whole book series contains patterns that can be made from bundles of six half yard cuts of fabric.

Six Halves Make A Whole Sampler


Six Halves Make A Whole Sampler not only has instructions for a 62″ x 72″ quilt, but also patterns for using the blocks in a table runner and to make a tote.  Any of the blocks would look good by itself as a mini- quilt.


Six Halves Make A Whole Christmas Quilt Book



Six Halves Make A Whole Christmas quilt book has instructions for six different projects using six half yard cuts of fabric.  Make Christmas stockings, a tree skirt, pillow shams, and lap quilts.





Other titles in the series are Six Halves Make A Whole Quilt (6 projects), Six Halves Make A Whole Lot More (6+ projects), and Six Halves Make A Whole Starburst Quilt (Quilt and Table Topper).


Cottage Creations Quilt BookCreative Grid Cottage Ruler

Cottage Creations Quilt Book gives complete instructions for using the Creative Grid Cottage Ruler to make 45 degree patterns.  The book includes three quilts, pillow shams, a table topper, and placemats.

And then there is the Table Topper Series with 4 books…. one for each season.

Table Topper Series #3 Fall



Table Topper Series Book #3 Fall has patterns for three octagon shaped table toppers, one each for September, November, and December.




Choose a book (or two, or three!) and take advantage of the discounted price.  Use coupon code CB2013 at checkout.

Happy reading and happy sewing!


Halloween Quilt Patterns

Halloween is such a fun, no responsibility holiday…. just decorations, costumes, and candy!  No big meal to prepare or gifts to wrap…. just ghosts, goblins, and treats!  Here’s a few pattern suggestions to help you with the decorating.

Twister Jack



Twister Jack Quilt Kit comes with the pattern and all the fabric needed for the top and the binding.  You just need the batting and the backing – you probably have that laying around your sewing room, right?  This happy Jack-o-Lantern measures 24″ x 26″.




Welcome Halloween


Hang this delightful Welcome Halloween wall hanging on your front porch to let the trick-or-treaters know they are welcome.  Maybe they’ll be so wrapped up in the trick-or-treating ghost that you can sneak in a quick “BOO!” before passing out the treats!


3D Halloween decorations


Pumpkin Blossom Babies lets you decorate pumpkins that you can use year after year… no spoilage!  From Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The Night designs, these cute happy pumpkins range in size from 14″ to 20″.  So cute!


Pumpkin and cat halloween quilt pattern



Aside from “BOO“, what says Halloween more than a pumpkin and a black cat?!  This 22″ x 17″ pattern can be hand or machine appliqued.


Vintage Autumn

Check out all 16 of the Vintage Autumn designs from Chick-A-Dee Hollow…. adorable!  They are pre-printed and pre-colored 4″ x 5″ designs; you add embroidery and embellishments.  Make a few now, and add to your collection each year.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you . . . Trick or Treat!

Jun 27, 2013 - Bags, Patterns    No Comments

iPads, Kindles, eReaders, Tablets – Covers for All!

We love our electronic devices and of course we want to protect them.  Change that drab responsiblity of protecting them into a display of your personality by making your own case.

notebook cover pattern


With three different sized patterns, you can cover your Laptop, Kindle, or iPad.  This pattern whips up fast so it’s a great one for gifts (especially those last minute ones!).




eReader Kindle tablet iPad cover pattern


Here’s another really quick one.  Tech Cover pattern, from Black Mountain Quilts, adjusts to fit any size electronic tablet or reader.



The Reader Pattern




The Reader Pattern has extras built in: a removable wrist strap, a front pocket, a read-through vinyl cover (protect your screen) and a place for your stylus.  What more could you ask for?!  Well, except an e-reader to put in it – you’re on your own for that!

Lap Top Computer Carrying Case




The Just In Case Lap Top Case Pattern is perfect for Bali Pops or Jelly Rolls.  2.5″ strips make a striking case – carry your work / fun in style!



Notebook computer bag pattern


By Sewphisti-cat Designs, the Sew Easy iPad Tote pattern has lots of color photos to go along with the detailed instructions.  Full width zippers on the top and on the back pocket are easy to install. The front has an open pocket.



Everyone knows you can buy a cover, but wouldn’t you love to have a colorful, one of a kind, you-made-it-yourself tech cover?!  Choose on and start sewing…. you’ll be showing it off in no time.


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Summer Placemat Patterns

Dress up your summer table, whether it’s indoors or out, with new placemats.

echoed star


Triplet Placemats and Table Topper look pretty, and summery in green.  Change the colors (blue for the center star, and red for the outer areas and you have a perfect setting for the 4th of July! They’ll look so festive that they’ll be a popular item for summer parties.



One fabric many frames placemats


A Handful of Fancy Placemats allows you to use that pretty fabric that you’ve hesitated to cut thus far.  The fabric takes center stage, and you select from five different edge designs to frame it.



Quick, Easy placemat pattern



Fussy cut centers can personalize and set the mood for the Three Step Table Runner and Placemats. Just three easy steps to finish and they are ready to use!


Sunny Placemat



The Sun’s Up! pattern from Eazy Peazy has three different layouts for the sun and its rays.  High contrast fabrics make a splashy, sunny placemat.  This might be a fun pattern on which to try gradated fabrics.


Placemat Pattern for Directional Print



Three options for 13″ x 17″ placements so you can make them As You Like It!  Directional prints would be perfect with these layouts.

30s quilt fabric




Looking for summer-y prints for your summer placemats?  Try the Aunt Grace Fabrics which contains lots of bright 30′s style prints.


Blue and Brown floral on creme quilt fabric





And, of course, florals always work for summer patterns.





Start sewing and you’ll be dining on your homemade goodness before you know it!

Jun 13, 2013 - Fabric    No Comments

Red, White, And Blue Quilting Fabrics

Sometimes you need to look outside the “patriotic fabric” section to find your reds, whites, and blues.

Red and white stripe fabric


This red is from the Raggedy Ann and Andy fabric collection.  The red and white stripes are perfect for flag quilt projects or other patriotic themed quilts.


Red and Cream Striped Fabric




Little Island Cream Micro Dot Stripe has stripes that are more narrow, and the “white” is really cream.  One side of the cream stripe has little tiny dots on it.


Red and White Wavy quilt fabric



Monkey Around Stripe is a bit wonky.  The irregular lines of the stripes will add the illusion of movement to your quilt.


Dark Blue with white stars and snowflakes




Dancing Under the Stars has a deep blue background with lots of snowflakes and white stars.



Tonal Blue with White stars



Polar Opposites Royal with Stars has a soft tone on tone blue background with lots of little white stars spread all over!





Now for the whites.  White is white, right?  Not!  So many whites are tone on tones with lots of little, subtle designs just waiting to be discovered.


White tonal with stars



Quilting Illusions is a white tone on tone scattered with different sized stars and dots.


White tone on tone with flowers



Add a little softness to your patriotic project with White Out Floral, a tone on tone white with vines of flowers and leaves.


Quilting Illusions gingham






Add a touch of country with Quilting Illusions Gingham.




So remember, next time you look for fabric for your patriotic pattern, broaden you search and you’ll find your reds, whites and blues in unexpected places!