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Traditional Quilts

Projects from Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting which represent Traditional Quilts.

Traditional Quilts

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This quilt has all the charm of a vintage quilt. Strip piecing and rotary cutting are techniques that are quicker and easier than those used in the 1930s! Learn how to make Kim's Star in our free video tutorial.

Angles create the illusion of light shining through a window in this sunrise-inspired quilt.

Prairie Sunrise

Mary Coolsaet fell in love with the pineapple pattern when she saw the many pineapple quilts at a quilt show a few years ago. She's made two variations of the quilt -- and this one netted her First Place in Fons & Porter's Scrap Quilt Contest!

This quilt pattern from Love of Quilting Sept/Oct '13 is a throw size quilt pattern featuring triangle squares and contemporary quilt fabrics.

Attracted to the lovely fabrics in this collection, Ann Lauer created a pleasing combination of braids and diamonds. Our step-by-step instructions take the mystery out of constructing this contemporary quilt.

When it comes to quilting, "having the blues" can be a good thing! Take, for example, Nancy Mahoney's quilt. Using fabrics in a blue-and-white color scheme, she made two simple blocks, resulting in this rhythmic, high-energy design.

Designer Lynette Jensen created another stunning quilt in Scrap Gathering, and the triangle-squares and flying geese units are easy to piece. You may be able to use scraps you already have for everything except the borders and binding. This challenging quilt is worth all the work and will leave you feeling accomplished and visitors astounded. Look for Scrap Gatherings in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

Designer B.J. Santema hand appliquéd and hand quilted all her quilt blocks. Each block features a bouquet of pastel printed flowers on a white background. This is the quilt for those who enjoy relaxing with some evening hand crafts. Look for Oh Lolly Lolly in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

Even if you've never sewn curved blocks or have always avoided them, give it a try. Cathy Wierzbicki's ingenious method and cutting tool makes it totally foolproof. The Quilter's Versa-Curve ruler makes these curved four-patch units foolproof, and when pieced together, give the illusion of waves down the quilt. Look for Hills & Valleys in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

This quilt is all about value. This fat quarter friendly quilt makes use of darks and lights to give these traditional quilt blocks definition. Look for Circa 1852 in Scrap Quilts Spring '15.

This traditional quilt, Touch of Rouge, features a variety of red and tan prints. This traditional quilt features a variety of red and tan prints.

Crown of Thorns by Mary Fons is a traditional quilt gone modern.

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This fat quarter friendly quilt, Attic Treasures, features hourglass unit blocks in an old country color scheme and navy sashing between blocks.

Beautiful prints and fun blocks are exactly what quilters love. Designer Janice Averill found this block in a reference book, and chose color values to make the pinwheels stand out. Colorful half-square triangles make up each pinwheel quilt block. A solid border and printed binding complete this fun quilt project.

For Eleanor Burns, every project is a party! Learn her quick way to make positive/negative Nine-Patch quilt blocks using pre-cut 10" squares. This quilt has a scalloped border with appliquéd flowers on two quilt corners.

September 16, 2014 at 11am ET: Take the guesswork out of putting colors together, and use a color wheel to add pizzazz to your quilts. In this webinar, quilt expert Nancy Mahoney gives you innovative ideas for fresh color combinations. Learn more and register here:

Liz Porter and friends pooled their scraps together and made itty bitty Shoo Fly blocks to swap. This fat-quarter friendly quilt has all the charm of a vintage scrap quilt. Digital pattern available! #scrappy #quilt #quiltblocks #Quiltspiration #FonsandPorter

This classic and simple quilt features simple four-patch unit piecing in blue and brown solids. This quilt is the perfect template for experimenting with quilting. #classic #quilt #FonsandPorter #Quiltspiration

Reflections from Quilting Quickly Fall '14. The beautiful batik fabrics reflect each other.

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Designer Jane Vaughan understands the ease of working with pre-cuts. Here she uses 2½"-wide strips to create a classic block reminiscent of little flowers. Video tutorial available! Find this quilt in Quilting Quickly Fall '14.

Old Sawmill is a masculine quilt made using 2½"-wide pre-cut strips and a diagonal seams technique, making it easy to piece. Quilting video tutorial available!

Burgoyne, with Red Digital Pattern from ShopFonsandPorter...

Patterns - Burgoyne, with Red Digital Pattern

Blue Streak, designed by Marianne Fons uses split nine patch blocks to set in a log cabin arrangement.

Patterns - Blue Streak Digital Quilt Pattern

Wheels of Chance from Love of Quilting September/October '13 is a throw size quilt pattern featuring nine-blade fan quilt blocks. Quilt by Liz Porter.

Love of Quilting Wheels of Chance

Rock Island Campfires: string pieced fat quarter friendly quilt. By Marianne Fons. Great quilt for your stash!

Rock Island Campfires: string pieced fat quarter friendly quilt