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. Deb Coffey says:

    I love raspberry cheesecake! It looks good enough to eat!

  2. Donna P says:

    I love them all! But my favorite is Bed and Breakfast. I just love the pattern and the blue and white is outstanding.

  3. Chris says:

    I liked the Cabin Deluxe quilt pattern the most.

  4. Lori H. says:

    I love Bed & Breakfast but the whole issue looks fantastic! A must have!

  5. Bec Clarke says:

    I love the raspberry cheesecake, the colours are gorgeous and I can imagine it in so many colours combinations.

  6. valerie csmith says:

    ABC baby quilt–I know just who I would love to make it for!

  7. Nancy Swift says:

    My Summer Garden is my favorite, to make up for the fact that I can’t garden anymore.

  8. Cindy Kennedy says:

    I really like Into Africa….it looks like it would be easy and fun with all kinds of prints also.

  9. I love the Raspberry Cheesecake….but I’d make mine blueberry. I think the fact that it was made from the quilters stash makes it that much more interesting.
    .And affordable!!!

  10. Sydney Schatz says:

    I love Navajo Road AND Sandcastle Summer. If I have to choose one then, Navajo Road. All of the patterns were cool.

  11. Karen Schultz says:

    I like the “Cabin Delight” – what an easy and awesome way to showcase some fabrics! Who would have thought of a giant log cabin? Not me, but glad you did :)

  12. pat says:

    I love bread and breakfast, I love blue and white.

  13. Kathy Ramsett says:

    I love the Bed of Roses pattern. So nostalgic and pastel pretty.

  14. Kris B says:

    I really like the Triangle Toss, so bright and happy!

  15. Ellen Kuber says:

    Love Celebrate the Day – have lots of fabrics that could be used to make this!

  16. Sheri Bord says:

    Hard to choose, but I think I like Pick Up Sticks the best!!

  17. lindawwww says:

    Raspberry Cheesecake – how could anyone not love a quilt pattern with this name!

  18. bonnie says:

    I love the funfetti….I totally gotta try making that one

  19. OK OK I have look at all and Funfetti is my favorite because love the colors and that pattern is some thing I would love to try…….

  20. Janet Rice says:

    Summertime and it means the “sandcastle (summer)” is to be made! Quick!

  21. Elaine S says:

    I favorite is Madi’s Quilt but there are others that I like also.

  22. LMJF says:


  23. Anda says:

    I love a few of them but have a soft spot for Triangle Toss! awolk at rogers dot com

  24. Catherine Beyers says:

    I love Maddie’s quilt with the alphabet fusible appliqué! I could do this for the next baby.

  25. Joyce Mitchell says:

    Triangle Toss is my favorite. Thanks for the chance to win.

  26. Janet says:

    My favorite pattern is the Cabin Deluxe.

  27. Danette says:

    I love Raspberry Cheesecake! What a fun and bright quilt! I would love it for one of my girls!

  28. glenda henry says:

    my favorite is raspberry cheesecake – the colors are wonderful!

  29. Susan S says:

    I would say my favorite is the Raspberry Cheesecake because it looks unique. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  30. ritainalaska says:

    Navajo Road is my favorite pattern among all these gorgeous patterns. thanx for the cance to win a copy.

  31. Elizabeth Dale says:

    I really like Paradigm Shift, but would like to make Madi’s Quilt for some special babies I know.

  32. Martha Knutson says:

    Indigo Weave looks like it would be fun to make!

  33. Jean Clark-Collins says:

    My favorite is the “Bed and Breakfast” I love the blue colors, however it could be made in any color to go with any decor.

  34. JoAnne says:

    Bed and breakfast, the blue and white pattern is lovely!

  35. Sharon Hughson says:

    That raspberry cheesecake is the tops! Just love it. My head is spinning with ideas. Love the idea of using a stripe between pieced block columns! What a great idea. Looks difficult. 8-)

  36. simplysuzie says:

    Love them all, but am partial to Into Africa. I’m a linear person and love the animal prints.

  37. Margo Voltin says:

    Bed of Roses for sure! What a lovely quilt.

  38. I love the Indigo Weave, it’s so hard to find young men looking quilts I think this one will work wonderful for my 17 year old grandson, thank you, Mary

  39. Kalynn says:

    Raspberry cheesecakes! Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. phyllis oconnor says:

    Triangle Toss, Actually, I like them all.

  41. Julie Beard says:

    I love the Raspberry Cheesecake. It has a very interesting texture and has the feel of both a traditional and modern quilt. It very strange for me as I normal hate cheesecake!!!!

  42. Gabriella says:

    I love funfetti ……it is so happy and cheerful

  43. Karen says:

    I love Dashes !!! How unique !!!

  44. Susan Stanton says:

    Pick-Up Sticks! It’s so colorful and looks quick to make.

  45. Cherie says:

    Love all of them, but especially the Indigo Weave.

  46. MarciaW says:

    Bed and Breakfast in blue please!

  47. Sheila says:

    Funfetti! It’s all about the fabric in this one. Love it!

  48. Laura Taylor says:

    Indigo Weave is my favorite quilt in the collection (although I see a few other very worthy runner-ups). Also seeing the full-size pictures may change my mind. However, I love using different shades of blue and patterns that appear woven always appeal to me. Thanks for the preview and chance to win. Can’t wait to get my hands on that magazine!!

  49. Gina French says:

    I’m in love with Into Africa. What a warm color palate. Great for Fall.

  50. Cindy Weeks says:

    Triangle Toss! Could work for so many applications, from baby to adult!

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