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Optimism Pattern


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Quilting: Optimism
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Skill Level:

little skill level requirement Novice

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

About Designer

About Designer

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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 teach me the "proper" way to sew and quilt but she let me have free reign in her sewing room to experiment with my own way of doing things. I've always enjoying making things with my hands and having ...

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