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About the designer

I am a mom to a darling little 5 year old boy and I love to knit, sew, quilt, and cook. I have to give most of the credit to my mom who was really into quilting when I was young. Not only did she ...

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from Quilts by Emily
(7) Name: 'Quilting : Optimism

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Sew a 1/4" seam allowance

Pattern Description:

This pattern is so fast and easy it is almost instant gratification! Even for a beginner! Fat quarters are PERFECT for this quilt too. Included are instructions for a scrappy-pieced backing and a plain backing...your choice!

The easy-to-read pattern includes plenty of pictures, diagrams and tips for clarity. Fabric requirements and instructions are included for this throw sized quilt but could easily be modified to make any size.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Throw size: 45" by 61"


  • 21 coordinating fabrics: 6 third yards (or fat quarters) AND 15 quarter yards (or fat quarters)
  • 2 1/3 yards for backing
  • 1/2 yard for binding

You Will Also Need:

  • rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat
  • pins, thread

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