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    Easiest quilt for beginners?

    Teaching a friend - yay! We have a jelly roll (nice range of dark - light) and can get yardage. She is very new to sewing, but has been practicing a 1/4 inch seam and doing great.

    She doesn't want a rail fence, open to a nine patch, but not thrilled with either. I know she's looking at lots of patterns, but I don't want her to get discouraged. I'm looking around today on the tutorials and elsewhere, just thought I'd ask y'all since I get the best advise here.

    Thanks in advance! Missed y'all! Pam
    Pam in the Boneyard - Georgia expat in Cleveland Ohio. Howdy y'all! :icon_wave:

    If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way your mom told you to in the first place

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    Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

    Hey, It's PAM!! Actually you have a great start to doing an Irish Chain - and it is far easier than it looks. Add some white 2.5 inch squares (it could be done in strips with the JR and then cut) and you are on your way. Very impressive looking when finished, too.

    Or pull out some scraps to start, do a D9P to let her get the hang of it.
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
      Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

      A log cabin would be an easy starter quilt and with the variety of layouts she could have a lot of choices of how it could look.

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        #4
        Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

        Hey, of all the quilt I've made I think the Magic Square Quilt is the easiest and fastest. I've only made a lap once and a runner. Here is the tut you can download.. Easy, easy..........

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XddSxGAlLQ0

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          #5
          Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

          Here are a few examples of quilts that I consider easy and perfect for beginners. They are all jelly-roll friendly.
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...h-bashful.html
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...s-embrace.html
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/2014/06/keeley.html
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...route-yes.html
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/...-and-more.html
          Preeti
          http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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            #6
            Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

            If your friend likes modern, I made Dappled by Natalia Bonner. It used a jelly roll and yardage. After making it, I thought it is a fast easy quilt.
            Diana Grey

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              #7
              Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

              I really like the irish chain idea that Sandy mentioned. I just went and re-watched the tutorial again. You need a solid jelly roll or cut your own strips. Super easy!

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHfIXnk_W4A
              🌺 Lorie

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                Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                You know, I get it. She want something that says wow! So , I made a cutting corners quilt this summer that was so much fun and if I had used jelly rolls would have been even faster. I used scraps that were not even all the same width. For my background, I used a very nice 600 thread count sheet that I found new at Goodwill. Take a look
                Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                Terry

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                  Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                  whoops, forgot the upload buttoncuttingcorners.jpg
                  Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
                  Terry

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                    #10
                    Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                    How about an Irish chain using 5" squares. The blocks are 13 1/2" and 7 (blocks) X 6 = a nice queen sized quilt.

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                      Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                      Jenny Doan has a tutorial with Rob Appell (or whatever his last name is) for the Three Dudes Quilts "Amazing Jelly Roll Quilt" this is really easy and comes out great. It looks like you put a lot more time and work into it than you did.
                      Patrice S

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                        #12
                        Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                        I really like the look of Cool Water by F&P. Haven't made it yet, and maybe it's too much like a rail fence for your friend. There is a video on you tube.
                        Attached Files

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                          #13
                          Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                          Pam we missed you!! How about a stacked coin quilt? Super easy and JR friendly.

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                            #14
                            Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                            The zipper quilt is easy, too and I quilted it in long columns and then joined them. Didn't need to send it out for quilting. I joined the three layers by just quilting the verticle sashing.
                            Bev

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                              #15
                              Re: Easiest quilt for beginners?

                              Herring bone or braid too.
                              🌺 Lorie

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