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. Nanci Timmmins says:

    Love the baby quilt!

  2. ardis young says:

    I need all the fast quilt patterns I can get for my charity. Thanks for the chance to win

  3. Carol Mattheis says:

    My favorite is Bed of Roses—love, love, love the spring colors!

  4. Nancy B from Many LA says:

    I really like the Madi’s Quilt: ABC 125 Easy Fusible Appliqué Baby Quilt Pattern!

  5. Shirley Wells says:

    Indigo Weave without a doubt!!! Love those blues.

  6. Joyce Penney says:

    I like Raspberry Cheesecake … and the quilt by that name is great, too!

  7. Jackie Warren says:

    I liked the “pick up sticks”. It looks like a fun quilt to make and can make it very scrappy.

  8. Jenelle Boxberger says:

    I liked all of them but I will choose “Odds and Ends”. Would love to win.

  9. Celebrate The Day is my pick, but really like them all :)

  10. Kim Cady says:

    Raspberry Cheesecake is a beautiful quilt! I’m going to start burrowing through my stash now to plan it out:)

  11. Bev Koons says:

    I love the pick up sticks quilt… I hope to win, so that I can have the pattern please!!!!! thanks. :)

  12. Donna Gross says:

    Love the Midnight Blooms.

  13. Linda Vitzthum says:

    Oh, I love the Indigo Weave pattern! Thanks for the opportunity towin afree issue!

  14. Bonnie Pfrimmer says:

    I like Navajo Road..Thank you for sharing.

  15. Carolyn Propst says:

    I like Indigo Weave. Thanks

  16. Pauline Gudas says:

    The king sized Bed and Breakfast quilt is for me

  17. Marianne says:

    My favorite is Cabin Deluxe.

  18. Debbie S. says:

    Cabin Deluxe is my favorite. Love the design!

  19. Vicki Richardson says:

    I think Funfetti is awesome. I love the fun bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win this copy, so excited.
    Vicki R

  20. Oh, great magazine. I love the wide variety of patterns. I think my favorite is the blue indigo. Looks super fast!!! Will definitely pick up this mag. Thanks

  21. I like the pick up sticks!

  22. Lisa Segner says:

    Celebrate the Day: Precut Layer Cake Square Lap Quilt Pattern

  23. Karon Henderson says:

    Love the Funfetti quilt

  24. Carla Brown says:

    Raspberry Cheesecake is my fav and so delicious!!!

  25. I like Midnight bloom. Looking forward to a the magazine.

  26. Marilyn S says:

    I really “My Summer Garden”. Thanks!

  27. Toni Stone says:

    I like bed of roses.

  28. Karyn Ashley-Smith says:

    I love Pick Up Sticks! Very cool looking! I can’t wait to see how you did Madi’s Quilt! The Triangle Toss looks fun too! Thanks for the chance!

  29. CindyD says:

    Madi’s quilt – the baby quilt. Fusing would be a new technique for me!

  30. Kim Quick says:

    Love the summer flower quilt …versatility is always a bonus and this Quicky could easily be changed to fit any theme or any age range.

  31. Samantha says:

    They are all great patterns, but I fell in love with the into africa.

  32. Brenda Iwami says:

    Funfetti makes me smile! I’d definitely put that on my “to do” list!

  33. Angie says:

    Love the Funfitti. Perfect for my new granddaughter!

  34. Linda O'Neill says:

    I Love the Midnight Bloom

  35. Nancy says:

    I love Navajo Road! Makes me miss my home state Arizona! Wish I was there!

  36. Anna Taylor says:

    Pickup sticks is my favorite.

  37. Madi’s Quilt would be my favorite. I have a neice named Madison and we call her Madi. I made a quilt for her when she was born and she still plays with it now that she is four.
    I would love to win one of these.

  38. lynn simone says:

    I love them all but especially like Triangle Toss

  39. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    There are several that I really like, but if I have to say a favorite it would be Pick-up Sticks.

  40. Sharon says:

    I loved Funfetti, but my favorite was Bed and Breakfast. Hope I win.

  41. irene olsen says:

    I love the baby quilt,, fast patterns are a must so thanks for the
    great ideas!

  42. Bonnie Thiem says:

    My favorite pattern is “My Summer Garden”. It is so bright and colorful. Makes me smile. Thanks.

  43. Julie Hallquist says:

    I love the baby quilt. My daughter is due the end of this month. I would love to make that quilt for her.

  44. Beverly says:

    I quilt with my church’s Prayer Quilt Ministry, so any of the lap quilt patterns would be great to share with my group!!! I think Indigo Weave and Pick Up Sticks would be very popular and helpful in making our prayer quilts, but I love all the quilts in this issue and will be more than happy to share with my group!!

  45. Joanna says:

    My Summer Garden is my favorite. Midnight Blooms and Bed of Roses were in the running, too.

  46. Cheryl Greenleaf says:

    My favorite is Indigo Weave.

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  47. Joni B Gage says:

    Indigo Weave…beautiful quilt~

  48. Joni B Gage says:

    Indigo Weave perect for any room, lovely design.

  49. Linda Smith says:

    I would love to win a copy of this magazine. Love the pattern Pick up sticks. Reminds me of my youth playing the game.

  50. Joyce Lee says:

    I love the bed of roses like my grandmother used to make I would love to win that and make one to remind me of my grandmother. Thanks

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