Projects

Here you will find patterns and instructions for a growing collection of larger and smaller projects. Some are presented in one piece, some in a series of several steps (especially for the larger and more complex projects, such as large bed quilts). We strive to offer projects for every taste and skill level. Tell us your preferences and we will do our best to adapt our future portfolio of projects to your wishes (info@quilt-around-the-world.com).

The Easy Denim Cushion

Easy Denim Cushion

The Easy Denim Cushion is the result of a very spontaneous brainwave connected with an old Denim shirt and the lack of a zipper... (27 April 2011)

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Labyrinth

Labyrinth

Scraps have played a prominent role here at Quilt around the World almost from the very beginning. You only have to read the articles in the Scrap Management book (A book at Quilt around the World is a set of instructions with its own table of contents. Most books can be found in the projects section, but most articles in the technique section are also organized as books.) and you’ll know that we are really passionate about really small shapes cut from leftovers “normal” people would probably throw away... (14 April 2011)

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Crazy Wootsal

Crazy Wootsal

... Wootsal is an anglicized version of the Bavarian “Wutzerl”, a noun used for anything very small ranging from babies to very small dogs and usually with a positive connotation. “Ja, so a kloans Wutzerl” (“Oh my, such a little mite”) might, no pun intended, be the ecstatic cry of a grandmother when she sets eyes on her new-born grandchild for the very first time.... (01 April 2011)

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Needle Book

Needle Book

... we decided to create a needle book. Our version is really easy to make, and extremely useful. Our outer cover is a work sample left over from the picture series made for “Crazy Quilting by Hand”, but there is a great variety of other options: a piece of fabric with an interesting pattern, an orphan block, a Confetti picture and much, much more... (18 March 2011)

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Netbook Cover

Netbook Cover

Felt is a great material. It is easy to work with, the edges don’t fray, it is durable and, provided its thick enough, shock absorbent. In short: a great choice to make covers for sensitive electronic equipment. Felt also comes in great varieties of colour and quality. There is the really cheap variety sold in craft shops. On the other side of the price range, you can find exquisite wool felt soft enough to make clothes from... (14 March 2011)

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Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

Bonus: Lady of the Lake Cushion

At Quilt around the World, all patterns are explained in a lot of detail and include pictures for every important step. This means that for quilts that come to us already in a finished or semi-finished state, we re-sew all parts as necessary.

This was the case for the Lady of the Lake quilt. The top was almost finished when we bought it. The Lady of the Lake block is not very difficult to make, but still has some interesting details that needed to be documented properly. So we made a sample block to make the “photo shooting” and verify the appropriate measurements... (11 March 2011)

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Quilt

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Quilt

For a lot of people, quilt challenges are a lot of fun. For Jutta, they are not. They have rules and they have a deadline. Both things seem to put an immediate stop to any creative flow which might have been there before.

But still, peer pressure can be quite persuasive. So when a lot of her friends signed up for the 2009 Fabric Challenge, she did likewise. Two very different flowery prints had to be used in a small textile object which should measure no more than 50 cm (ca. 20”) square at each side.... (25 February 2011)

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Winter Valuables

Winter Valuables

Fabric beads are great fun. They are made from very small pieces of fabric and with the help of few accessories and tools can be turned into unique pieces of jewellery. The possibilities really are endless and should you ever decide that you don’t like a piece any more, you can reuse almost all the parts in another project... (02 February 2011)

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Harlekin

Harlekin

The design process for the Harlekin quilt started with the multicoloured striped fabric we used in the four patch blocks. We had only a very limited quantity of each fabric which had been sitting in our stash for quite some time. Moreover, before this project, we had not found working with striped fabrics very easy.

We complemented the striped fabrics, which by the way are Kaffe Fassett fabrics, with cotton fabrics which have a different coloured warp and weft threads. The effect is stunning: The colour seems to change when you look at the fabrics from different angles... (27 January 2011)

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Sterntaler

Sterntaler Sesterce

The Sterntaler Sesterce has many sources of inspiration.

First of all, we have always been interested in the process of weaving. Of course, our visit to the Weavers’ Market in Haslach in summer 2010 contributed to our renewed enthusiasm for weaving. ;-) Luckily, we have managed so far NOT to bring a real loom back to the flat.

And we are always looking for new ideas to use up even the most humble cut offs produced while working on “serious” projects. If you have already read the articles on Scrap Management , you are familiar with this hobby of our’s... (25 and 26 January 2011)

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