Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

Cover 200px 1135 Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013We’re excited to bring you our fresh new special issue, America Makes Fast Quilts, Spring 2013! It’s packed with 25 speedy, snappy projects that will entice you to begin your next quilt. We invite you to pick up a copy and relax while you peruse the tempting assortment of quick and easy designs. No pressure to master tough techniques, no huge investment of time, just simple, easy-going quilt making.

Treat yourself to the ease and pleasure of precut fabrics such as Jelly Rolls (2½″ strips), Layer Cakes (10″ squares), or fat quarters (18″x 20-22″) with patterns like Pick-Up Sticks, Celebrate the Day,  or Into Africa.

Pick Up Sticks 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013Pick your favorite colors and try your hand at Raspberry Cheesecake, a fast twenty-five patch bed quilt pattern.

Raspberry Cheesecake 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013The Indigo Weave lap quilt pattern utilizes precut 10″ squares, and bridges the gap betweeen traditional and modern aesthetics, making it a great accent piece for any décor.Indigo Weave 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

Funfetti and Triangle Toss showcase trendy brights in quick lap quilt patterns.Funfetti 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013The Midnight Blooms wall quilt showcases a gorgeous panel print; limited edition quilt kit available—click here. Other wall quilt patterns include My Summer Garden, a mini sampler with fun piecing and appliqué, or Architectural Glow, an easy, dramatic wall hanging made with batiks plus black.

Midnight Blooms 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

Midnight Blooms - limited edition quilt kits available at, while supplies last.

It’s always fun to have a new baby quilt pattern at the ready. You’ll love making Madi’s Quilt with its super simple construction and fusible appliqué…it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!Madis Quilt 300px Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

With only 11 of the 25 included patterns mentioned above, we invite you to stop by our website to preview all the patterns included in this issue. In fact, after you preview all the patterns, tell us your very favorite from this issue in the comments below, and we’ll send a FREE issue of America Makes Fast Quilts, Spring 2013, to four randomly chosen winners!

  1. Click here to see all the patterns featured in this issue.
  2. Tell us your favorite pattern in the comments below.

We’ll choose and notify the winners via email on Friday, May 17.

Contest is over, congratulations to the winners:

Pat Rutherford of Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Toni Stone of Cold Spring, Kentucky
Kathie Squarebriggs of Berwick, Nova Scotia
Shirley Wells of Rose Hill, Kansas

Pick up your copy of America Makes Fast Quilts, Spring 2013 from your local quilt shop or newsstand, or click here to purchase the print or instant digital download edition from our online Quilt and Sew Shop. You’ll be glad to have this collection of fast quilt patterns at the ready when you have a little time to enjoy the simple pleasures of quilting…we hope you’ll be inspired to make a “quilter’s holiday” project today!

Psst…Don’t miss out on this issue’s FREE Web Bonuses—click here!

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157 Responses to Hot Off the Press: America Makes Fast Quilts Spring 2013

  1. Nellie Howell says:

    Love he new patterns!

  2. Karen Truitt says:

    Indigo weave would be one I’d like to try first!

  3. Dini Zwerver says:

    I love the ABC baby quilt ! I’d like to make it for my baby granddaughter.

  4. Vickie says:

    I would love to have a free copy of this magazine! Thanks for the offer!!

  5. Barbara says:

    funfetti – I’m going to figure out how to make a queen size for my summer bed

  6. Janice Holmes says:

    I love the pick up sticks quilt. The simplicity of it and the colors are beautiful. I would enjoy making this quilt.

  7. Donna Staub says:

    It is hard to pick a favorite but I’ll have to say Sandcastle Summer is the one I’d like to make first! My sister loves the beach and lives on the NC coast. Sandcastle Summer would make a nice Christmas or birthday gift for her.

  8. C says:

    I like most of them but Into Africa is very pretty.

  9. Jenny says:

    Bed of Roses! (But I wouldn’t use roses) : )

  10. debbie pete says:

    indigo weave

  11. Anne says:

    I would love to do Into Africa quilt or the triangle toss! They are just beautiful! :)

  12. Odds and Ends!!! Perfect for my teenage Granddaughter.

  13. yvette says:

    Is this for sale in the UK?

  14. Sharon L says:

    I am torn between Funfetti and Bed of Roses!

  15. Therese says:

    Indigo weave is my favorite! Perfect for our family room.

  16. Suzanne Blair says:

    Paradigm Shift, love that!

  17. Sandcastle Summer is my favorite. Love the colors and design.

  18. Glenda Skallerud says:

    Pick up sticks looks fun.

  19. Betty N says:

    I love the looks of Indigo Weave

  20. cathy says:

    picup stix

  21. Lillian M says:

    oooh..I like the Triangle many possibilities!

  22. Charlotte Connor says:

    “My Summer Garden”, love the design.

  23. Mary Maxwell says:

    Indigo Weave is my favorite!

  24. Alicia Key says:

    FUNFETTI, of course! So colorful and irregular.

  25. Ruth Pratt says:

    Fore! Oh my! How cute! I am always looking for golf-themed projects for my father-in-law. This will work up in a snap, and he will just love it.

  26. Sharon Lichter says:

    I would have to choose Funfetti. I love the bright colors.

  27. Deb Anderson says:

    I like My Summer Garden, like all the pinks, and also Navajo Road looks interesting.

    All are beautiful.

    Thanks for the good ideas.

  28. Cathy Fennell says:

    Love it!

  29. Pickup Sticks looks like a fun quilt to make. Thanks!

  30. Kathy says:

    Indigo Weave looks like a fun quilt to make!

  31. Judy says:

    I really like Funfetti
    I would make Indigo Weave love the blues
    Have fun Quilting

  32. Melissa Broussard says:

    Love the Madi’s Quilt!

  33. Patricia says:

    Indigo Weave is my favorite. Thanks sew much for this chance to win :-D

  34. Sue says:

    So hard to choose!!! I’ll start at the top with Pick-Up Sticks!

  35. Laurie Taylor says:

    My Summer Garden

  36. Pick-up Sticks, it very easy and eye catching.

  37. Amber Z. says:

    So hard to decide! I love pick up sticks, I’m so drawn to modern quilts these days.

  38. I love the summer garden quilt

  39. Kathie Squarebriggs says:

    Navajo Road – I really love 2 fabric quilts and patterns are hard to find.

  40. Connie German says:

    I have some fabric strips that would be perfect for Navajo Road. Thanks

  41. Cindi C says:

    Celebrate the Day! Beautiful.

  42. Bev M says:

    Love the panel wall hanging. I’m always looking for great ideas to use panels. Can’t wait to check out the new issue.

  43. Barb says:

    Paradigm Shift is my favorite… can’t wait to find this magazine in my LQS. Thanks for making the offer for a chance to receive it!

  44. nona loeffler says:

    I like funfetti the best but they are all nice.

  45. Lori Meyer says:

    Indigo weave

  46. Valerie says:

    Hi Yvette, If you are unable to find a copy locally, please visit our online Quilt and Sew Shop. Thanks!

  47. Michelle Klingaman says:

    Funfetti looks like it would be a blast to make. I also like Indigo Weave

  48. My favorite is “My Summer Garden”!

  49. Kay Chavez says:

    All so lovely but I’m torn between Navajo Road and Into Africa.

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